January 27, 2023
Auto Shows Peugeot

2014 Geneva: Peugeot 308 SW

The Peugeot French base auto manufacturer has brought along at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show its new-fresh Peugeot 308 SW small wagon. Even if the Peugeot 308 SW doesn’t strike as one of the hottest tuned wagons present at the Swiss event, it is surely a relevant model that can be taken into account by […]

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Renault

Renault Captur crossover uncovered

The French continue on their defiant routine and whereas most of the world is getting loaded with coffee not to sleep through any unveiling from the Detroit Motor Show, they’re unveiling a new car. Technically, it’s going to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show but we get to see it in its luscious shapes […]

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Ford

Ford sued over Fusion and C-Max fuel economy claims

‘Merica, right? One major manufacturer makes a mistake (or intentionally messes people off) and very shortly after he’s in a load of corporate trouble. It’s not like Ford messed up, did they? Actually, the Blue Oval did not keep things up to snuff and they gamed the system somehow. Having done this, they went on […]

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Ford

Ford and EPA talking about Fusion hybrid fuel economy

Ford’s recent blow in the fuel economy sector thanks to Consumer Reports taking serious analysis of their C-Max and Fusion fuel economy results. We’re not very sure on what’s going on with the MPV but the Fusion sedan, as a true star in their lineup, seems to worry the Blue Oval more. They’re actually announcing […]

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Ford

Next gen Ford F-150 to fight back with fuel economy

This year, just before the holidays, General Motors stole the show from the US market’s pickup truck rivals by unveiling new products. The Blue Oval, a tried and tested leader of the market so far, is not really ready to throw in the towel. Ford is fighting back by telling us a few things about […]

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Ford

EPA announces Ford hybrid fuel economy revisit

Recent criticism from all sorts of sources seem to have gotten back to the EPA. The bad news traveled at reasonably high speed it seems. The real amazement factor here is the fact that the American authority is about to accept not only that there’s a mistake here, but that its current methodology might need […]

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Ford Videos

Ford Fusion and C-Max hybrid mpg claims said to be fake

Ever since fuel economy became a thing, manufacturers have raced to improve this vital statistic on their car. Or at least so they claim. We all know that there’s plenty of ideas out there about being a bit of a cheat and that outside the US it’s quite frequent for a manufacturer to overstate these […]

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Auto Shows Mazda

Mazda6 diesel confirmed for US in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Auto Show is the place where all the trendy stuff collects before going on sale in the United States vast market. Wacky concepts, new hybrids, interesting technology and trendy styling, that’s what you get tat this show. Or is it? Mazda came to the event with what is possibly the least trendy […]

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Ford

2014 Ford Fiesta to bring 1.0 liter EcoBoost to the US

Now that the Americans are getting used to the idea of dispelling the myth that there’s no replacement for displacement, manufacturers want to push the idea as far as possible. Ford is all about that idea since they did push the awareness of the pickup truck market and now they’re doing things a little more […]

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Toyota

Californian best seller – the Toyota Prius

It was quite a while back but the memory is pretty clear. Toyota, a car company riding the wave was bringing the Prius, a hybrid, out into the eyes of the world. The car was relatively small, had little power, nothing you could call performance, but managed some serious fuel economy figures. Just about everybody […]

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Land Rover

Land Rover announcement confirms Range Rover plugin hybrid

Having launched the newest version of the Range Rover, the British off-road car making specialist Land Rover is announcing where it’s going next. With the new idea about making a car that’s smaller than the Evoque still being cooked, they’ve announced a new version of the Range Rover creeping into our future. It’s one of […]

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Auto Shows VW

Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion introduced in Paris

Volkswagen’s Paris Motor Show stand was filled with Golf variations this year. The majority of folks would say that the GTI “Study” is the most important one out there, but I’ve grown a little older. It’s not that I don’t think the GTI is going to be a spectacular model, it’s just that I think […]

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Ford

2013 Ford Mondeo to get 1.0 Ecoboost engine

Lovely, lovely news from Ford: the EcoBoost engine is about to become more popular than it currently is. The next car it will be delivered with is the Ford Mondeo. Unfortunately, it’s not going to be 3.5 liter V6 powerplant from the F-150 pickup but a more restrained version of the engine. Rather disappointingly it’s […]

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Ram

Ram 1500 pickup gets minor facelift for 2013

There’s a lot of cars being facelifted every year, receiving some more or less significant details about them in order to keep up with the times. At least’s that’s what it says in the press release, otherwise it’s all done in the interest of resale value. It does however give manufacturer a chance at making […]

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Ford Tuning

Superchips puts the moves on Ford Focus 1.0

British performance tuner Superchips is well known for tweaking various engines but unlike most such tunes, they don’t focus on high end stuff. Superchips offer tuning packages for what most of us would refer to as under-powered cars. Which makes it easy to understand why they chose this car to go with now. It’s the […]

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Lincoln

Lincoln MKT Town Car to soon go EcoBoost

There’s just no getting away from the sort of success the EcoBoost powerplants. It seems that the Blue Oval love is being spread around. Don’t concern yourself with how much it costs to get one of these engines in your cars or which companies are dishing out the cash. This is because the new company […]

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Buick

2013 Buick Verano Turbo fuel economy available

There’s a lot riding on Buick as a company and there’s quite a lot of interest in the way the 2013 Verano Turbo is going to shape up. As the final bits of interest with the sedan get sorted, there’s now a fuel economy sticker available for it. The EPA finally got round to testing […]

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Audi

2013 Audi Q7 gets updated diesel and price

The Germans from Ingolstadt may have a lot things on their plate but they still manage to keep on track of what’s going on in the real world. They’ve just updated their entry level version of the Audi Q7. The 2013 modelyear Q7 TDI gets a few tweaks to keep it going. It’s a crowd […]

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Kia

British get special engine for the Kia Sportage

It sounds lucky for the British to be doing it but it’s actually not that big a deal as the engine isn’t as great it can sound. The new engine is actually a freshly updated diesel engine that was designed with torque aficionados and the guys who are big fans of the green effect. The […]

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Bentley Luxury Cars

Bentley Continental GT – actually has decent fuel economy

Decent fuel economy is, of course, one of the stupidest things to say about the fuel economy of a road burning monster the likes of the Bentley Continental GT. The thing is, they’ve recently introduced a twin-turbo V8 powered version of the grand tourer and the British were quite proud of the 40% increase in […]

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