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The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Gets a New Engine

“There’s no replacement for displacement,” is a common mantra of muscle car fanatics, and despite earlier reports that the redesigned Chevrolet Corvette might have a smaller engine, the automotive press is reporting that the 2014 Corvette’s new LT1 engine will stay the same size. Jalopnik writes that the all-new 6.2-liter V8 will have “at least 450 horsepower and 450 pound feet of torque,” which is 20 more horsepower than the current 2012 Corvette. Despite the power boost ... continue reading»

Tags: Redesigns, Chevrolet Corvette, Model News, Detroit Auto Show

Used Cars: Better Choice than New?

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images When shopping for a car, choosing between new or used means considering a lot of different factors. New cars are under warranty, while with some used cars, you have to worry about the vehicle’s maintenance history and hope there are no problems. On the other hand, used cars tend to be more affordable than new cars, and you can often get more car for your money. Now there are a couple more reasons to give used cars another look ... continue reading»

Tags: Analysis, new car prices, Used Car Prices, used car deals

2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Rated at Class-Leading 45 MPG

Last week, Lincoln announced that the redesigned 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid received an EPA-certified 45/45 mpg city/highway, topping the fuel economy of all other midsize luxury hybrids. The MKZ Hybrid beats its closest competition, the redesigned 2013 Lexus ES Hybrid, which gets 40/39 mpg, but the ES Hybrid has a more powerful engine. The MKZ Hybrid also has significantly better fuel economy than the 2013 Infiniti M Hybrid and 2013 BMW 5-Series Hybrid, which earn 27/32 ... continue reading»

Tags: Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, Model News

Chevy Raises Flags of Next-Gen Corvette

Chevrolet has officially unveiled the emblem ­­­­—just the emblem — that will be on the seventh generation Corvette. In a press release, GM Vice President of Global Design Ed Welburn says, “The flags are much more modern, more technical, and more detailed than before,” which he says is reflective of the vehicle itself. The press release also says that the more swept, angular appearance of the flags is also reflective of the new car. Chevrolet says the only two parts that ... continue reading»

Tags: Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet, Luxury Sports Cars, Model News

Goodbye, Volvo C30

After the 2013 model year, you won’t be able to purchase a new Volvo C30 because Volvo is discontinuing the hatchback worldwide. In an email to Inside Line, Volvo Spokesman Jawanza Keita says, “We have made the decision to discontinue C30 production to better position Volvo for the future and the next stages of our model portfolio.” The automotive press speculates that the C30’s low sales led to its discontinuation. “The C30 was head-turner, but its evocative styling ... continue reading»

Tags: Volvo C30, Model News, Discontinued models

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