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2013 Ford Escape and 2012 Nissan Juke Recalled

Ford is recalling 8,266 Escape compact SUVs from the 2013 model year for a problem with the proximity of the carpet padding to the brake and gas pedals. In a separate recall, Nissan is recalling 11,076 Juke vehicles from the 2012 model year because the back of the rear seats could come apart in a crash. In the 2013 Ford Escape recall, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that some of the carpet padding to the right ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Safety, Ford Escape, Nissan Juke, Model News

Audi Confirms Diesel Q5 for 2014

Audi of America Product and Motorsports Communications Manager Mark Dahncke confirmed that the turbodiesel V6 will be available in the 2014 Audi Q5 for the U.S. market. The 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 engine will be added to the 2014 Q5’s engine lineup, joining the 2013 model’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, supercharged 3.0-liter V6 gas engine and hybrid 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Audi says in a statement that the Q5’s new TDI diesel engine will ... continue reading»

Tags: Audi Q5, Model News, Fuel Economy, Diesel engines

Scion Announces Special Edition tC

Scion has announced that the eighth limited-production version of the tC coupe will hit dealers later this month. The 2013 tC Release Series 8.0 is available in just one color, Absolutely Red, and has various cosmetic and performance enhancements, Scion says in a press release. On the outside, the tC RS 8.0 has gloss black-colored side mirrors, A-pillars and 18-inch wheels. Additionally, the car has a unique five-piece body kit that includes a rear spoiler. Interior upgrades include ... continue reading»

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EPA Rates 2013 Cadillac ATS

The EPA has released fuel economy figures for the all-new 2013 Cadillac ATS, but only for one of its three powertrains. The base 202-horsepower, 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine with a six-speed automatic transmission averages 22/33 mpg city/highway.  The ATS offers two powertrain upgrades. The first is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 272 horsepower and is mated to either a six-speed automatic or manual transmission. The other option is a 321-horspeower, 3.6-liter V6 engine ... continue reading»

Tags: EPA, Model News, Fuel Economy, 2013 Cadillac ATS

2013 Lexus LS Will Debut July 30

Lexus has announced that the redesigned 2013 Lexus LS is headed our way. Few details about the new LS have been revealed, but Lexus reports that the new flagship sedan will be available in LS 460, long-wheelbase LS 460 L and LS 600h L trims, just like the 2012 Lexus LS and LS Hybrid. A new LS 460 F Sport model will also be added to the lineup. Motor Trend expects “the new F Sport to mimic other F Sport ... continue reading»

Tags: Redesigns, Lexus LS, Lexus LS Hybrid, Model News

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