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2013 Buick Lineup Gets Standard IntelliLink Infotainment System

General Motors announced that the entire 2013 Buick lineup will come with Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment system as standard equipment, which includes Enclave, LaCrosse, Regal, Verano and Encore models. The IntelliLink system lets users connect their smartphones or iPods through USB and Bluetooth connections, which integrates the device into the vehicle’s touch-screen display. Additionally, IntelliLink integrates online music services like Pandora. General Motors says in a press release that IntelliLink has been designed to minimize distractions by letting drivers ... continue reading»

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Volkswagen Jetta Receives Significant Updates for 2013

The Volkswagen Jetta was redesigned for the 2011 model year. Two model years later, Volkswagen has given its compact sedan significant updates, and will start selling the new 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid in October.   Higher trims have new features, so if you’re looking at base Jetta S models, you could save money by purchasing a 2012 Jetta. Updates begin with the SE trim, which receives power-reclining front seats and a leather-covered steering wheel, handbrake and shift knob. Volkswagen added ... continue reading»

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2013 Volkswagen CC R-Line Announced

Volkswagen is set to reveal an R-Line version of the newly-redesigned 2013 CC June 1. “With interior and exterior enhancements, the R-Line upgrades make the CC an even sportier vehicle,” the automaker says in a press release. The 2013 CC R-Line will be available by the end of 2012. Under the hood, the CC R-Line has the same drivetrain as the base CC Sport, which features a 200-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and either a six-speed manual or six-speed ... continue reading»

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2013 Hyundai Sonata Gets More Standard Features, Higher Base Price

Hyundai has made some changes to the 2013 Sonata, which is on sale now with some new standard equipment and a higher base price. “All 2013 Sonatas now come standard with a six-speed automatic transmission; the manual-transmission GLS is no longer available,” writes Cars.com. “Without the manual transmission, all Sonatas now get 24/35 mpg city/highway.” The Sonata’s engines carry over unchanged, but since the affordable midsize car now has a standard automatic transmission, the base 2013 ... continue reading»

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2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Details Revealed

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show next month, but Mercedes-Benz has released some details about the refreshed SUV ahead of time. The GLK-Class is an upscale compact SUV with seating for five, and gets some fairly significant revisions for the 2013 model year. According to a press release, next year’s GLK will offer a diesel powertrain, further growing Mercedes’ BlueTec lineup. The new 2.1-liter four-cylinder BlueTec diesel engine will make 190 ... continue reading»

Tags: Model Updates, Mercedes Benz GLK, Model News, 2012 New York Auto Show

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