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Investigation into Jeep Fires Expanded

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has expanded and upgraded its investigation into the cause of fuel tank fires in about 5.1 million Jeep SUVs built between 1993 and 2007. “NHTSA said it has records of 15 fatalities and 46 injuries in crashes that included fuel-tank failures,” reports The Wall Street Journal. NHTSA’s investigation is probing into claims that it’s more common for certain Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Liberty models to catch fire when ... continue reading»

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2013 Hyundai Accent Pricing Announced

Hyundai has announced that the 2013 Accent will cost $14,545, plus a $775 delivery fee. It’s $2,000 more than the base 2012 Accent, in addition to its main competitors, but the 2013 Accent sedan receives standard features like air conditioning and a USB audio input jack. The base 2013 Hyundai Accent sedan also comes standard with satellite radio, a six-speaker audio system, heated side mirrors and remote keyless entry. A power sunroof is now available on the ... continue reading»

Tags: Hyundai Accent, Affordable Small Cars, Model News

2013 Ford F-150 Unveiled

Ford released details today for the 2013 Ford F-150, which receives a restyled front end and MyFord Touch, among other features. The refreshed full-size pickup truck also gains a new luxury trim level, as well as expanded availability of some of its engines. The 2013 Ford F-150 becomes the latest in Ford’s lineup to gain MyFord Touch, albeit a slightly different version than the one test drivers have complained about in other models. “Ford asserts the touch parameters of ... continue reading»

Tags: Full Size Pickup Trucks, Model News, MyFord Touch, 2013 Ford F 150

Lexus Discontinues HS Hybrid

Though the Lexus HS 250h has only been on the market for about three years, Lexus confirmed last week that it has stopped building and selling the upscale hybrid because sales were so poor. Though the automaker actually stopped manufacturing the car back in January, Lexus only recently announced that it is pulling the HS Hybrid off the market, reports Inside Line. It’s rare for an automaker to discontinue a vehicle after it has only been on the market ... continue reading»

Tags: Lexus HS, Hybrid Luxury, Model News

New Rear-Wheel Drive Chevrolet SS Performance Model in the Works

Though Chevrolet isn’t releasing many details, General Motors has confirmed that it will introduce a V8-powered, rear-wheel drive performance sedan for the 2014 model year, to be named the Chevrolet SS. Chevrolet notes in a statement that 2014 will be the first time in 17 years that the brand has offered a rear-wheel drive sedan in U.S. showrooms. The introduction of the new Chevrolet SS is big news to automotive enthusiasts, who regard rear-wheel drive as crucial to ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Chevrolet, Affordable Large Cars, New models

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