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2015 Chevrolet Cruze Gets Updated Styling, More Tech Features

2015 Chevy Cruze Chevrolet has officially announced that an updated 2015 Chevrolet Cruze will debut at the New York International Auto Show. The automaker says the refreshed Cruze will feature updated exterior styling and new tech features when compared with the 2014 model. “We’ve simply made a great, versatile car even better,” Steve Majoros, Chevrolet director of passenger car and crossover marketing, says in a statement. “Chevrolet continues to design, build and sell the most compelling small cars in its history and ... continue reading»

Tags: Refreshes, Chevrolet Cruze, Model News, New York Auto Show

GM Recalls Chevrolet Cruze for Fire Risk

General Motors is recalling more than 400,000 Chevrolet Cruze cars that pose a risk of catching on fire. About 53,200 Cruzes from 2011 and 2012 could potentially have a loose fuel tank strap, while more than 413,100 of the same models may be leaking flammable liquids. In the first case, a missing weld on the metal strap that holds the fuel tank may cause the tank to come loose during an accident. If this happens, fuel may ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Safety, NHTSA, Chevrolet Cruze, Model News, General Motors

Chevrolet Cruze, Jeep Wrangler Investigated for Engine Fires

The federal government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating certain Chevrolet Cruze and Jeep Wrangler vehicles due to owner complaints of engine fires. NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation received two reports of an engine compartment fire in Chevrolet Cruze cars from the 2011 model year, and eight reports of the same problem in Jeep Wrangler vehicles from the 2010 model year. The Cruze complaints “allege engulfing fires resulting in total vehicle loss,” NHTSA’s ODI reports. In ... continue reading»

Tags: NHTSA, Jeep Wrangler, Chevrolet Cruze, Model News, Office of Defects Investigation

Things to Consider if Gas Prices Continue to Increase

Earlier this month, we told you about the prospects of gasoline reaching $4 a gallon this summer, and perhaps even as high as $4.60 in major metropolitan areas. A couple weeks ago, the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report listed the national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline at $3.48. The average price today is $3.64 a gallon. While no analyst is certain how high the price will climb, the $4 threshold is quickly approaching. In ... continue reading»

Tags: Features, Buick LaCrosse, Toyota Prius, Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet Cruze, Nissan LEAF, Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, Fuel Economy, Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Diesel Engines Becoming Increasingly Popular in the U.S.

Vehicles equipped with diesel engines are becoming more popular as American consumers are looking for more fuel-efficient vehicles, and maybe aren’t thrilled with the prospect of buying an electric or hybrid car. Diesel engines are about 30 to 35 percent more fuel-efficient than a similar-sized gasoline engine, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. They also produce a lot more torque than gas engines, making them feel faster and more powerful. “Surveys show the proportion of American car shoppers willing ... continue reading»

Tags: Features, BMW 3 Series, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chevrolet Cruze, Mazda, Volkswagen Jetta TDI, Diesel engines, diesel

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