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Lose Your Car Keys? Just Pull Out Your Smartphone

Misplace your car keys? Hyundai may have a solution that puts an end to this problem. Earlier this month, near its European headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, Hyundai unveiled its Connectivity Concept, which allows owners to unlock and lock their car using a smartphone. This technology goes beyond Bluetooth pairing, which is now a common feature in most new cars. By placing a smartphone over a Near Field Communication (NFC) tag, Hyundai’s Connectivity Concept lets users lock and unlock the ... continue reading»

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2014 Silverado and Sierra 1500 Revealed

General Motors unveiled its fully redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 on Thursday. The two trucks are mechanically similar, with the same platform and similar powertrains. However GM North American President Mark Reuss says in a press release that “The new Sierra and Silverado are more differentiated than ever in unique features and materials, in their standard content and in their design and details.” The new trucks are available with three all-new engines. According to the press ... continue reading»

Tags: Chevrolet, GMC, Full Size Pickup Trucks, Model News, 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, 2014 GMC Sierra

Chevy Spark EV Amped for LA Debut

An all-electric version of the new Chevrolet Spark will debut later this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Chevrolet announced the debut in a press release, and said the electric car will go on sale sometime in 2013. So far, little information has been given about the 2014 Spark EV. In a separate press release, Chevy says that the electric motor will make at least 100 kilowatts (130 horsepower) and 400 pound-feet of instantaneous torque. The automaker predicts the ... continue reading»

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Chevy Raises Flags of Next-Gen Corvette

Chevrolet has officially unveiled the emblem ­­­­—just the emblem — that will be on the seventh generation Corvette. In a press release, GM Vice President of Global Design Ed Welburn says, “The flags are much more modern, more technical, and more detailed than before,” which he says is reflective of the vehicle itself. The press release also says that the more swept, angular appearance of the flags is also reflective of the new car. Chevrolet says the only two parts that ... continue reading»

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2013 Chevrolet Malibu Priced More Than Nissan Altima, Hyundai Sonata

The revamped 2013 Chevrolet Malibu will start at $22,390, plus a $760 destination charge, when it goes on sale this summer. This represents an increase of $280 over the 2012 base model, and makes the 2013 Malibu one of the more costly affordable midsize sedans available. Kicking Tires says that many of the 2013 Malibu’s recently redesigned competitors “can all be had for less and with essentially the same features.” The 2012 Volkswagen Passat starts at $20,590 ... continue reading»

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