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Honda Insight Reaches End of the Road

2014 Honda Insight The Honda Insight hybrid will no longer be made after this month, according to Bloomberg. Bloomberg spoke with a Honda spokesperson who said that the automaker has not yet determined whether a new Insight will be sold in the coming years. “Honda informed dealers in November that the current generation of the Insight will be discontinued this month and asked them to stop taking orders,” Bloomberg reports. Sales of the Insight have been nowhere near the sales of its main ... continue reading»

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2015 Audi TT Eyes Geneva Debut

The 2015 Audi TT will be introduced next month at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. Audi released a teaser image and a few sketches of its redesigned sports coupe's exterior yesterday and displayed the interior last month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The sketches and teaser image show the TT's headlights, and Audi notes in a press release that the TT will be available with headlights with optional LED (light-emitting diode) technology or its ... continue reading»

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Lawsuit Claims GM Knew About Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac G5 Issue Years Before Recall

2007 Chevrolet Cobalt General Motors issued a recall last week covering 619,122 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 cars in the U.S. for a problem with their ignition switch. Engines in these cars can unexpectedly shut off if the key ring is too heavy, which could pull down on the key in the ignition and take it out of the run position. The engine can also shut off due to “road conditions or some other jarring event,” the National Highway Traffic Safety ... continue reading»

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Full-Size SUVs Bet on Fuel Saving Tech

It used to be that large SUVs were all about capability. They were the vehicles buyers chose because they needed V8 power, beefy towing abilities and room for up to nine people. Times have changed. Upcoming large SUVs are focusing on getting better fuel economy. Ahead of the Dallas-Fort Worth auto show, Ford announced that the refreshed 2015 Ford Expedition will eschew the old model’s V8 engine in favor of one of the company’s EcoBoost V6 engines. According ... continue reading»

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Software, Electronic Glitches Cause Toyota Recall of Almost 1 Million U.S. Vehicles

2012 Toyota RAV4 Toyota is voluntarily recalling about 960,000 vehicles in the U.S. for software and electronic circuit issues. The Toyota Prius, RAV4 and Tacoma, as well as the Lexus RX 350, are part of the safety recall. About 700,000 Toyota Prius hybrids from the 2010 to 2014 model years will receive a software update to fix a malfunction where the car can go into a failsafe mode. Multiple warning lights will go off before the vehicle goes into the ... continue reading»

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