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Short List for 2014 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year Announced

2013 Cadillac ATS With the Detroit Auto Show just a few months away, jurors for the 2014 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year (NACTOY) awards are whittling down their list of potential winners. “The lists of 12 cars and 12 trucks and utility vehicles will be narrowed to three each in December and a winner will be named at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January,” the Detroit Free Press reports. Autoblog writes that NACTOY’s short ... continue reading»

Tags: Model News, Detroit Auto Show, North American Car of the Year, North American Truck of the Year

2014 BMW M3 and M4 Get Twin-Turbo Power

2014 BMW M3 Testing at Nuerburgring BMW has released more information on its upcoming 2014 M3 sedan and M4 coupe, which will debut in January at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. “The BMW M3 and BMW M4 take motor sport technology from the track to the road, and thousands of laps of the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife – the world’s most demanding race track – have readied the new models for that transition,” says Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, president of BMW M GmbH in a press release. “Meticulous ... continue reading»

Tags: Redesigns, BMW M3, Model News, BMW M4

Honda Recalls 2003 Acura MDX, 2003-04 Honda Odyssey

Honda has announced that it will recall 56,000 Acura MDX SUVs and 318,000 Honda Odyssey minivans in the U.S. because an electrical interference could cause the air bag system to malfunction. The recall affects the 2003 Acura MDX, as well as Honda Odysseys from the 2003 and 2004 model years. While no crashes have been reported, Honda says it “has received a small but increasing number of complaints in recent months” that the air bags in these ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Acura MDX, Honda Odyssey, Model News

Redesigned 2014 Nissan Rogue Gains an Optional Third Row

2014 Nissan Rogue If you’re shopping for an affordable compact SUV with three rows of seats, the Dodge Journey is currently the only option in the class. However, that will change when the redesigned 2014 Nissan Rogue goes on sale in November. “For the first time Rogue offers optional 3-row/7-passenger seating, thanks to its improved interior packaging efficiency,” Nissan writes in a press release. “Among the many interior highlights are the exceptional passenger and cargo flexibility with its innovative EZ Flex ... continue reading»

Tags: Redesigns, Nissan Rogue, Model News, Pricing

Chevrolet, Lexus, Subaru and Toyota Score Five-Star Safety Ratings

2014 Subaru Forester The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently awarded its top rating of five stars to a number of new Chevrolet, Lexus, Subaru and Toyota vehicles. Kicking Tires writes, “NHTSA's crash tests examine vehicles' safety performance in frontal and side collisions, as well as roof strength in rollover accidents.” Rear- and four-wheel drive models of the redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 crew cab earned five stars overall, as well as five stars in front and side crash tests and four ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, Crash Tests, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Lexus IS, Subaru Forester, Model News, Toyota Prius v

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