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The 2008 Saturn Vue Costs $3,300 More than its Predecessor

Saturn has released the pricing of its all-new 2008 Saturn Vue. The new SUV will start $3,295 higher than the model it is replacing. That means that the new Vue will start at $21,395, which is right in the price range of its main competitors. The Honda CR-V starts at $21,195 and the Toyota RAV4 starts at $21,595. It is...

2008 Chrysler Aspen Two-Mode Hybrid Will be the Automaker's First Hybrid

Chrysler has announced that there will be a hybrid version of the Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango on the market in 2008. The SUVs will feature a Two-Mode hybrid system that was developed with GM and BMW, coupled with a 5.7L V8 HEMI engine with cylinder deactivation. Fuel economy is expected to rise by 25% and the automaker predicts that...

The 2009 BMW M3 Sedan will Have the Same Front End as the Coupe

Spy photographers have managed to capture two more pictures of the upcoming M3 Sedan during testing. This is the first M3 sedan, since the E36 sedan a decade ago. Stylistically the new BMW M3 Sedan will be differentiated from the regular sedan. The sedan will feature the same front end as the recently unveiled M3 coupe. The new M3 sedan...

2009 Chevy Camaro Exposed and Possibly Another Future Chevy?

GM has released a pic of GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner, Vice-Chairman Bob Lutz and Fritz Henderson standing in front of a production clay model of the 2009 Chevrolet Camaro. As you can tell the clay model that is being chiseled in the picture is very close to the concept version of the new Camaro. It is almost...

2008 Chevrolet Corvette Gets a New Engine and More Power

GM has officially unveiled the new 2008 Chevrolet Corvette C6, following an info leak earlier this week. The big news for the 08' year is that the car has received a new engine, a 6.2L V8 LS3 engine that puts out 36 more horsepower than the previous LS2 version. The base 2008 Corvette will have 430 horsepower and 424 lb.ft...

Should GM Kill off Hummer, Buick and Pontiac?

Now that GM is the Number Two automaker in the world, many analysts are discussing what the automaker needs to do in order to get back on top. Alex Taylor at Fortune wrote an article on what he suggests the automaker do to gain back their title. The main recommendation from Taylor is for the automaker to kill off their...

Things are Finally Looking up for Ford!

Ford has posted their Q1 2007 earnings. The net loss for Q1 was $282 million, which is a lot better than last year's loss of $1.4 billion for the same period. Cost-cutting and improved sales from their European and luxury brands helped to decrease the overall lose for the quarter. Currently Ford is in the middle of a turnaround plan...

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X…Almost Revealed

Mitsubishi has released the first images of a near-production Lancer Evolution X. The pictures are labeled as a "design study", but the car that we will see this fall at the Frankfurt Auto Show will look pretty close to this version. Mitsubishi displayed the Prototype X at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year that was meant to give a...

When is Small too Small? Are the New Microcars Too Micro for U.S. Tastes?

Gas prices are expected to reach $4 a gallon in some parts of the U.S. this summer. Because of the ever increasing gas prices, automakers are expecting consumers to continue to flock to smaller more fuel efficient cars, such as the Mini or Honda Fit. Next year the Smart ForTwo will make it to these shores and GM has...

2008 Mitsubishi EVO X vs 2009 Subaru WRX STi Who Will Steal the Crown?

Road & Track has put together as many details that they could on the new 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STi and the Mitsubishi EVO X. They also posted pics of what they expect the cars to look like when they are released early next year. The 2009 Subaru WRX STi is expected to be unveiled later this year and will...

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