July 25, 2014

July 23, 2014

  • from Auto123

    General Motors has announced that its 2015 Chevrolet and GMC SUVs and pickup trucks will come standard with an 8-speed automatic transmission. More specifically, we're talking about the Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, and GMC Yukon Denali/Yukon XL Denali models equipped with the 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine. No word on the Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban, however. The GM-developed Hydra-Matic 8L90 8-speed transmission is approximately the same size and weight as the Hydra-Matic 6L80 6-speed unit. Its 7.0...
  • from Autocar

    As part of its European revival plans Vauxhall will look to rival the Dacia Sandero and Duster models with its own entry-level hatchback and small SUV Vauxhall boss Karl-Thomas Neumann has confirmed the company is planning a new line of entry-level vehicles to rival the likes of Dacia.Speaking to the Financial Times, Neumann said the budget sector was "very interesting," and confirmed the brand was "definitely looking at the segment."The plan involves bringing in two new low-cost models to plug...

July 22, 2014

  • from Autocar

    Wider, larger cars are beginning to dominate the urban sprawl, and that could spell disaster for commuters unless new technology can ease the way London’s Albert Bridge – a very pretty and illuminated part-suspension bridge – crosses the Thames between Chelsea and Battersea. It often appears in films and TV ads (Cheryl Cole’s new hairspray is the latest).A few years ago, it was closed to traffic for over a year for repairs. Kensington and Chelsea council blamed ‘Chelsea tractors’ for damaging...
  • from Auto123

    The Korean automakers are no longer cranking out low priced, low quality disposable commuter appliances. After a generation of Fluidic Sculpture driven design, Hyundai is now firmly on the map and no longer an “also ran” brand. This year, Hyundai is rolling out their latest iteration of what they call “Fluidic Sculpture” design, even coining it “Fluidic Sculpture 2.0” for the millennial set. The first model to receive this new design language - the Genesis...

July 21, 2014

July 19, 2014

July 16, 2014

  • from Autocar

    Track-focused Mustang variant set to get myriad chassis and aerodynamic upgrades, as well as a high-output V8 producing over 500bhp Spy shots have revealed the latest high-performance version of the upcoming Ford Mustang, believed to be badged the SVT, undergoing development at the Nurburgring.Ford declined to comment on the car but did suggest that it could either be a partner testing a new model or an in-house project – meaning it could be a product of Ford's Special Vehicle Team. Other names...
  • from Auto123

    The need for larger vehicles in North America is still very much alive. Be it for carrying people, gear or a combination of the two, few cars can replace what a crossover can do for the family. The minivan remains the best “do-anything” tool on four wheels, but we all know how uncool they are. The Toyota Highlander landed in dealerships in 2001 and has known a fair amount of success from the onset. The promise of versatility, Toyota reliability, and a handsome design were all...

July 14, 2014

July 11, 2014

  • from Auto123

    Pros: After being named Canadian Car of the Year back in February, the sporty Mazda6 returns for 2015 with the same great combination of edgy styling and dynamic performance, mixed with a tremendous dose of fuel economy thanks to Mazda's SKYACTIV technology. Driving enthusiasts will also love the fact that a manual transmission is available. Plus, the car boasts a lovely interior with top-quality materials. Cons: The touchscreen interface is less advanced and harder to use than competing...
  • from Auto123

    Pros: After being named Canadian Car of the Year back in February, the sporty Mazda6 returns for 2015 with the same great combination of edgy styling and dynamic performance, mixed with a tremendous dose of fuel economy thanks to Mazda's SKYACTIV technology. Driving enthusiasts will also love the fact that a manual transmission is available. Plus, the car boasts a lovely interior with top-quality materials. Cons: The touchscreen interface is less advanced and harder to use than competing...
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