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Mazda Teases Redesigned 2014 Mazda6

Mazda released a few videos on its YouTube channel, which show brief previews of what the redesigned 2014 Mazda6 will look like. The 2014 Mazda6 looks a lot like the Mazda Takeri Concept, which made its U.S. debut in April at the New York Auto Show. The most notable similarities can be seen in the grille and front-end styling of both cars. “As before, we see clear evidence that Mazda is using the Kodo ‘Soul of Motion’ design language ... continue reading»

Tags: Model News, Mazda6

2013 Ford C-MAX Energi Range Announced

Ford announced Friday that its 2013 Ford C-MAX Energi, a plug-in hybrid car, will have a battery-only range of “more than 20 miles” and a total range of 550 miles. The 2013 C-MAX Energi’s battery-only range is longer than that of its closest competitor, the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in, which can drive for 11 miles on electric power and 540 miles on combined gas and electric power, according to the EPA. The 2013 Chevrolet Volt’s total range of ... continue reading»

Tags: Green Cars, Ford C MAX, Model News, Fuel Economy, plug in hybrid

Ford, Honda Issue Voluntary Recalls

Ford has issued a voluntary recall on the 2013 Escape for a potentially faulty fuel line that could break, spilling fuel and possibly causing an engine fire. In a press release, Ford says the recall affects about 11,500 models built through June 11, 2012 that have the 1.6-liter Ecoboost engine. Escape models with other engines are not included in the recall. The automaker says there is no risk that the fuel line will break when the vehicle is ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Safety, Model News, 2012 Honda CR V, 2013 Ford Escape, 2013 Acura ILX

Volkswagen Jetta Receives Significant Updates for 2013

The Volkswagen Jetta was redesigned for the 2011 model year. Two model years later, Volkswagen has given its compact sedan significant updates, and will start selling the new 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid in October.   Higher trims have new features, so if you’re looking at base Jetta S models, you could save money by purchasing a 2012 Jetta. Updates begin with the SE trim, which receives power-reclining front seats and a leather-covered steering wheel, handbrake and shift knob. Volkswagen added ... continue reading»

Tags: Model Updates, Model News, 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, 2013 Volkswagen Jetta hybrid

2013 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h Priced

Lexus announced that the redesigned 2013 ES 350 will start at $36,100 (plus an $895 destination fee) when it hits showroom floors next month. Toyota’s luxury brand points out that the new ES 350’s base price is 1.7 percent less than the outgoing 2012 model, which starts at $36,725. Luxury hybrid shoppers will also have a new option in August, as the all-new 2013 Lexus ES 300h will be sold alongside the redesigned ES 350 ... continue reading»

Tags: Prices, Redesigns, Lexus ES, Model News, Lexus ES Hybrid

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