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Chevrolet Starts Delivering 2014 Corvette

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Chevrolet began shipping the 2014 Corvette Stingray coupe to dealers last week. According to General Motors, Chevy has produced about 1,000 Corvettes so far at its plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and expects most of them to arrive at dealerships in the next few weeks. However, those itching to snatch up the $51,995 coupe may have to wait longer than that. The Detroit Free Press reports that some dealers will receive only one Corvette at first. Other dealers ... continue reading»

Tags: Chevrolet, Model News, 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, C7

Diesel Mazda6 Won't Come to U.S. Until Next Year

2014 Mazda Mazda6 Mazda’s diesel Mazda6 sedan, which the company originally planned to introduce to the American market this year, won’t be coming to the U.S. until April 2014, according to Automotive News. When released, the car will be the first in the U.S. to feature Mazda’s Skyactiv-D diesel engine. In a statement quoted in USA Today, Mazda said “The on-sale date for Mazda6 Skyactiv-D clean-diesel has been moved to late-spring 2014, to accommodate final emissions testing and ... continue reading»

Tags: Mazda, Model News, Fuel Economy, diesel, Mazda6

2014 Honda Odyssey First Minivan to Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Rating

2014 Honda Odyssey The 2014 Honda Odyssey was just named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). It is the first minivan to earn that award. To be named a Top Safety Pick+, a vehicle must earn the top rating of Good in the moderate overlap front, side, rollover and rear impact tests, and at least Acceptable in the small overlap front test. IIHS gives ratings of Good, Acceptable, Marginal or Poor. No other minivans listed on the ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, IIHS, Model News, crash test, top safety pick

Americans Care Less About Drunk Driving, Other Risky Behaviors

Drunk Driving Americans are becoming less concerned about drunk driving, according to a new study by AAA. The news comes as local police departments around the country prepare to crack down on drunk driving this Labor Day Weekend. The U.S. saw an estimated 5.3 percent increase in traffic deaths in 2012, the first annual increase in seven years, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The study, which is based on four years of surveys conducted by the non-profit ... continue reading»

Tags: News, AAA, drunk driving, texting

Ford Lowers MPG Rating on C-Max, Reimburses Owners

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Ford announced in a press release Thursday that it is reducing the fuel economy estimates for the 2013 C-Max Hybrid and giving customers who bought the car a small reimbursement. According to the EPA, the C-Max Hybrid’s fuel economy will go from 47/47/47 city/highway/combined to 45/40/43 city/highway/combined. The disbursement, which Ford calls a “goodwill payment,” will be $550 for purchasers and $325 for lessees. The New York Times reports that the ... continue reading»

Tags: Ford, Hybrids, Model News, Fuel Economy, Ford C Max Hybrid

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