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7 Steps to Shopping at an Auto Show

It’s auto show season, and while that means breathless updates on new concepts and model debuts on enthusiast blogs and social media, the average car shopper probably isn’t paying much attention. It can seem like car shows are more for gearheads than everyday car shoppers, so it’s easy to bypass the auto show in your community. However, for people in the market for a new car, auto shows offer a great opportunity to explore, compare and shop ... continue reading»

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Chevrolet Spark only Minicar to Perform Well in Newer IIHS Crash Test

Chevrolet Spark IIHS small overlap test The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently put some of the smallest cars on the market through its crash tests, and overall, they did not do well. Out of 11 minicars from the 2013 and 2014 model years tested, only the Chevrolet Spark earned a Top Safety Pick award. The Spark received the highest rating of Good in the IIHS’ side, roof strength, head restraint and moderate overlap front tests, as well as the second highest rating of Acceptable in ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio, Nissan Versa, Toyota Yaris, Ford Fiesta, Fiat 500, Chevrolet Spark, Toyota Prius c, Model News, Mitsubishi Mirage, top safety pick , IIHS crash tests, Mazda Mazda2

Redesigned 2015 Hyundai Genesis Gets AWD Option, Google Glass Capability

Hyundai pulled the wraps off its redesigned 2015 Genesis sedan this week at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. In a press release, Hyundai announced that the 2015 Genesis will be available with all-wheel drive, which is unavailable on the current model. The redesigned Genesis will carry over with either a 3.8-liter V6 engine or 5.0-liter V8. The base V6 engine in the 2015 Genesis is rated at 311 horsepower and 293 pound-feet of torque ... continue reading»

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2015 Chrysler 200 Aims to Take on Midsize Car Leaders

2015 Chrysler 200 One of the most talked-about launches at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week is the redesigned 2015 Chrysler 200. It sports a completely new look outside and inside, as well as class-exclusive features like a nine-speed automatic transmission and a rotary dial gear shifter. CNET calls the new Chrysler 200 the “most improved” car at the Detroit auto show, saying that it has “a more coupe-like silhouette that is, at the very least, 1,000 percent ... continue reading»

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News from Day One of the North American International Auto Show

The 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit opened to the press yesterday. Here's a roundup of the major news from day one. Chevrolet Takes North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards The North American Car and Truck of the Year awards are two of the most highly respected and sought-after awards in the automotive industry. This year, the jury of automotive journalists gave the awards to two models from Chevrolet. The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray ... continue reading»

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