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Hyundai’s All-new 2016 Tucson Preview
Apr 01, 2015 - 4:53 PM - by xcel
A pretty darn good looking compact CUV both inside and out.

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Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG – April 1, 2015

2016 Hyundai Tucson – Pricing and EPA results to be revealed closer to its launch this summer.

New York, New York – Just minutes ago at the 2015 New York International Auto Show (NAIAS), Hyundai revealed its all-new 2016 Tucson CUV.

The new Tucson exterior has a lot of similarity to the entire recently redesigned Hyundai lineup with the Santa Fe, Genesis and Sonata design DNA.

With the 2016 Hyundai Tucson reveal, the all-new CUV receives a much more efficient engine lineup, the most advanced safety... [Read More]
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Brown orders California's first mandatory water restrictions
Apr 01, 2015 - 2:38 PM - by ALS
'It's a different world'

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Chris Megerian And Matt Stevens - LATIMES - April 1st 2015

Gov. Jerry Brown, standing on a patch of brown grass in the Sierra Nevada that is usually covered with several feet of snow at this time of year, on Wednesday announced the first mandatory water restrictions in California history.

"It's a different world," he said. "We have to act differently."

Brown was on hand Wednesday as state officials took stock of historically abysmal levels of snowpack in the Sierra Nevada amid the state's grinding drought.

Brown ordered the California Water Resources Control Board to... [Read More]
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FCA March 2015 Sales Up 1.7% with 197,261 Vehicles Sold
Apr 01, 2015 - 11:57 AM - by xcel
Hot selling Ram finally succumbs with a slight decline while company records best March since 2007.

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Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG – April 1, 2015

2015 Chrysler 200 LX - $22,795 to start while offering owners a 23/36 mpgUS city/highway rating. Great March 2015 sales results and discounts of over $5,000 are available to just about everyone. Maybe the two have something to do with one another.

FCA March 2015 Sales Overview

This morning FCA reported its March U.S. sales of 197,261 units, a 1.7 percent increase over March... [Read More]
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2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Preview
Apr 01, 2015 - 10:47 AM - by xcel
A stalwart of rental car lots the nation over gets bigger, edgier, meaner and most of all, top of its class competitive.

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Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG - Apr. 1, 2015

2016 Chevrolet Malibu – Pricing is TBA and how about a 48/45 mpgUS city/highway rating? Damn, that rocks!!!

New York, New York - We have been closely following the all-new 2016 Malibu announcements with baited breathe since the company released the NY International Auto Show teaser image a few weeks back. Here are those pre-release details:

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid > 45... [Read More]
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Auto Show Comes To NY With Some Exciting New Vehicles
Apr 01, 2015 - 5:51 AM - by MaxxMPG
It's Auto Show Season Again In The Big Apple!

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Chris Bernius - CleanMPG - April 1, 2015

It's that time of year again, although the weather hasn't gotten that message yet. Leaving home at 5am, I was scraping ice from the car windows as the temperature had fallen below freezing overnight. But it is April, with March having gone out like a lion just as it arrived. And so the New York International Auto Show goes on, with or without flowers budding in the gardens of area homes.

This year, there are a few models slated to arrive that may be of interest to readers here, listed in the order of the press conference schedule:
- The upcoming 2016 Chevy Malibu with a hybrid drivetrain that is developed from the Volt... [Read More]
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Finally the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid!
Mar 26, 2015 - 11:38 AM - by xcel
Wonderful 2.5L Camry Hybrid drivetrain and all the utility you could ever want.

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Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG - Mar. 26, 2015

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid – Just a peek... For now.

This morning Toyota finally announced the RAV4 Hybrid that it will show at this years New York International Auto Show on April 2nd.

It should have the same lineage as the very intriguing 2015 Lexus NX 300h. Meaning a modern interior and appointments and a little more edgy exterior design.

I will assume an AWD variant will be available or will be soon after the launch of the FWD model?

I also expect to see the Avalon/HiHy/NXh Qi built... [Read More]
6 Replies | 1,386 Views
Would You Buy the $55,000 Hayabusa Powered Tanom Motors Invader?
Mar 26, 2015 - 10:51 AM - by ALS
Steering, gas, brake and clutch are likes a normal car's layout, and the shifting is available as a paddle or center lever.

William Connor - - March 26, 2015

Forget the boring modern closed cockpit car and the snowmobile styling of the Spyder. The Tanom TC-3 packs a 197 hp Hayabusa motor, carbon fiber with a sequential shifter, and a huge rear tire that flat rips it.

That's prototype number 1 you see above. It has an open cabin that gives you a view of the front wheels articulating over road imperfections. It also has steering you haven't experienced since running a go-kart, and that... [Read More]
5 Replies | 947 Views
2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid > 45 mpg combined
Mar 25, 2015 - 2:13 PM - by xcel
The upcoming Malibu just entered my “this could be great” round house.

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Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG - Mar. 25, 2015

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid – Pricing TBA and at least a 45 mpg combined rating… Scheduled for the global reveal in NY on April 1.

A complete redesign of the Malibu for 2016 despite being a complete redesign for the 2013 MY. The company added a much needed 4 inches of wheelbase which will cure that “small kids only” backseat!!! The profile looks more modern... [Read More]
12 Replies | 1,530 Views
2016 Audi A6 Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Rating
Mar 24, 2015 - 5:23 PM - by xcel
Audi’s A6 incorporates class leading design, the latest technology, over the top efficiency when TDI equipped and now a Top Safety Pick+ rating.

Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG - Mar. 24, 2015

2016 Audi A6 during the IIHS Small Overlap Crash Test.

Following up on our 2016 Audi A6/A7 reveal and preview from the LA Auto Show last November, Audi just announced that its refreshed 2016 Audi A6 has just been awarded a Top Safety Pick+ rating by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)... [Read More]
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2016 Lexus RX Reveal in NY Next Month
Mar 24, 2015 - 4:05 PM - by xcel
Just a tease but let us hope it incorporates the Camry Hybrids 2.5L Hybrid drivetrain this time around.

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Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG - Mar. 24, 2015

The 2016 Lexus RX. A little of it anyway.

A short blurb that Lexus will introduce the all-new 2016 RX at the 2015 New York International Auto Show on April 1st. The RX has dominated mid-size luxury utility vehicle sales since its release 17 years ago. The all-new fourth generation RX will make its global debut during the Toyota press conference in the Galleria at Jacob Javits Convention Center on Wednesday, April 1 at 9:10 a.m. EDT.

What to expect? The interior is already a great... [Read More]
3 Replies | 1,366 Views
Glow in the Dark Battery Electric Cars and Roadways
Mar 24, 2015 - 3:10 PM - by xcel
Love the LEAF and road lighting. Not so much a fan of the Rare Earths used to make the LEAF glow however.

Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG - Mar. 21, 2015

Glow in the Dark LEAF on the Glow in the Dark Highway. What will Nissan think of next.

A cute release by Nissan in which it shows the company’s LEAF in a unique glow-in-the-dark covering driving along the world's first glow-in-the-dark motorway in Oss, the Netherlands.

Nissan was the first... [Read More]
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Ford's new car will force you to obey the speed limit
Mar 24, 2015 - 2:16 PM - by ALS
A camera mounted on the windshield scans the road signs on the sides of the highway

Daniel Cooper - ENGADGET - March 24, 2015

Much as we'd like to emulate our NASCAR heroes, breaking the speed limit often comes at a price. Ford is hoping to prevent accidents and speeding tickets by introducing cars that can see what the speed limit is and preventing heavy-footed motorists from driving any faster. Ford's Intelligent Speed Limiter tech will first appear on the new Ford S-Max that's launching in Europe that could just change the way that we drive.

... [Read More]
16 Replies | 1,421 Views
Driving ban on half Paris motorists after air pollution briefly tops Shanghai
Mar 23, 2015 - 6:12 PM - by ALS
Even-numbered number plates were told to stay off Paris roads and public transport is free on Monday in bid to cut harmful smog

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Henry Samuel - TELEGRAPH - March 23, 2015

Paris on Monday imposed a partial driving ban and made public transport free in an attempt to cut noxious smog, after pollution levels briefly surpassed that of Shanghai last week.

Authorities announced that all cars with plates ending in even numbers must stay off the roads on Monday, after days of political wrangling over how to tackle the high amount of harmful... [Read More]
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FIA-WEC Preview - Audi R18 e-tron quattro Turbo Diesel Hybrid Is Even More Efficient
Mar 22, 2015 - 11:35 PM - by xcel
558 hp turbo diesel and 272 hp KERS like Hybrid storage make for one of the most technologically advanced LMP1 cars on the track.

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Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG - Mar. 21, 2015

Audi’s 2015 R18 e-tron quattro

For the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours and the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season, Audi Sport thoroughly revised the R18 e-tron quattro. The company revised both the turbo diesel and KERS like hybrid propulsion and aero as it attempts to take Le Mans for the fourth consecutive year.

Audi is starting the 2015 season with the revised R18 e-tron quattro as it transitions into the 4-megajoule hybrid sports car... [Read More]
3 Replies | 1,600 Views
Nissan Adds another 1,000 New Jobs in Tennessee
Mar 21, 2015 - 2:22 PM - by xcel
Largest vehicle assembly facility in the Americas expands yet again.

Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG - Mar. 21, 2015

Nissan announces another major U.S. expansion project for its Smyrna, TN manufacturing facilities creating an additional 1,000 jobs.

This week Nissan announced it will expand its U.S. manufacturing footprint with Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd joining Nissan officials at the State Capitol to announce a new $160 million supplier park project at the company's Smyrna, Tenn. vehicle assembly plant.

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