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Next Mini Clubman May have Four Real Doors

Mini Clubman Concept Mini announced this week that it will display the Mini Clubman Concept next week at the Geneva Motor Show. The Clubman Concept has four traditional side doors, whereas the current Clubman has a rear-hinged suicide door on the passenger side and no rear passenger door on the driver side. As with the current model, access to the Clubman Concept's cargo area is through split, side-hinged doors. Mini says in a press release the Clubman Concept has more interior space ... continue reading»

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Honda Insight Reaches End of the Road

2014 Honda Insight The Honda Insight hybrid will no longer be made after this month, according to Bloomberg. Bloomberg spoke with a Honda spokesperson who said that the automaker has not yet determined whether a new Insight will be sold in the coming years. “Honda informed dealers in November that the current generation of the Insight will be discontinued this month and asked them to stop taking orders,” Bloomberg reports. Sales of the Insight have been nowhere near the sales of its main ... continue reading»

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General Motors Expands Ignition Switch Recall

General Motors is expanding a recall of some of its small cars. The recall is due to a problem with the ignition switch in the affected models. The 2005 to 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 were included in the earlier recall. Now, the 2003 to 2007 Saturn Ion, as well as the 2006 to 2007 Chevrolet HHR, Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky are being recalled. The number of recalled vehicles tops 1.3 million. According to GM, “This expanded ... continue reading»

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2015 Audi TT Eyes Geneva Debut

The 2015 Audi TT will be introduced next month at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. Audi released a teaser image and a few sketches of its redesigned sports coupe's exterior yesterday and displayed the interior last month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The sketches and teaser image show the TT's headlights, and Audi notes in a press release that the TT will be available with headlights with optional LED (light-emitting diode) technology or its ... continue reading»

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Lawsuit Claims GM Knew About Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac G5 Issue Years Before Recall

2007 Chevrolet Cobalt General Motors issued a recall last week covering 619,122 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 cars in the U.S. for a problem with their ignition switch. Engines in these cars can unexpectedly shut off if the key ring is too heavy, which could pull down on the key in the ignition and take it out of the run position. The engine can also shut off due to “road conditions or some other jarring event,” the National Highway Traffic Safety ... continue reading»

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