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NY Auto Show Debuts Signal Greater Refinement, Better Fuel Economy

The New York International Auto Show starts next week at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Many of the new and redesigned models debuting there will showcase things that matter to consumers, such as improved fuel economy, better performance and new technologies. Kelley Blue Book says that “with a balanced mix of new diesels, hybrids and higher-potency versions of cars like the Jaguar XJ and SRT Viper, this year's show promises something for everyone.” The publication, along ... continue reading»

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Subaru Unveiling First Hybrid Vehicle and New High-Performance Concept at New York Auto Show

Subaru will introduce the XV Crosstrek Hybrid at the New York International Auto Show March 28. The XV Crosstrek Hybrid will be the automaker’s first hybrid vehicle. Autoweek reports that the all-wheel drive XV Crosstrek Hybrid will use “technology based on Toyota Motor Corp.'s hybrid system.” Small SUVs are not common among hybrid SUVs, which are generally midsize and large models. The XV Crosstrek Hybrid would be one of the only compact hybrid SUVs, in addition to the ... continue reading»

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Subaru says the Current Crop of Pet Harnesses are for the Dogs

Julija Sapic/Shutterstock Subaru is taking strides to ensure that passengers with two and four legs are as safe as possible in a crash. The automaker recently partnered with the Center for Pet Safety, a non-profit organization committed to companion animal and consumer safety, to provide funding to test the harnesses that dog and cat owners use to secure their pets in cars. “The Center for Pet Safety conducted a pilot study which showed that the majority of pet safety restraints currently on ... continue reading»

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Dodge Challenger Recalled for Fire Risk

Chrysler Group has issued a recall for 4,459 2013 Challenger sports cars from its Dodge brand. In a statement, Chrysler Group says the wiring harness in the cars could short circuit. "This condition could cause a wire harness to overheat and possibly lead to fire. Chrysler Group is aware of seven such incidents. None caused injury." The New York Times reports that the recall affects roughly 2,500 Dodge Challengers with V6 engines. "About 1,900 other Challengers are ... continue reading»

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Do New TV Commercials Help Buick Target Younger Audience?

In an effort to promote the Buick brand to younger car shoppers, Buick debuted a new commercial featuring its new 2013 Buick Encore called “Dinosauria” this weekend during the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Buick’s recent TV commercials include Shaq in a 2013 Buick LaCrosse and Peyton Manning in the 2013 Buick Verano. Can commercials featuring younger actors and well-known athletes really help Buick rebrand itself after many years of being considered a brand more suited for older drivers ... continue reading»

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