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Hyundai Announces Assurance Gas Lock… $1.49/Gal for a Year

Just like Chrysler did when gas prices were out of control, Hyundai has announced a new incentive called Assurance Gas Lock, which locks in gas prices for buyers of new Hyundai vehicles at $1.49 per gallon for up to a year. With gas prices expected to be over $3 a gallon this summer, Hyundai is hoping this new incentive...

Consumer Reports' Labels the Honda Insight as the Most Disappointing Honda

Consumer Reports' recently tested the 2010 Honda Insight and after completing its series of tests, claims that the new Honda hybrid "is the most disappointing Honda Consumer Reports has tested in a long time." The publication gave the Insight poor scores due to ride quality, handling, interior noise, acceleration, rear-seat, access and visibility. "The Insight is a noisy, stiff-riding car with...

Jaguar Announces the 2010 XF Supercharged with 470HP

Jaguar has announced the introduction of the 2010 Jaguar XF Supercharged, which brings the total XF models to four. The XF Supercharged is powered by a 470 hp version of the 5.0-liter supercharged AJ-V8 Gen III engine and reaches 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds. It slots in below the 510-hp XFR in the lineup and will start at $68,000 when...

GM Ends NUMMI Partnership with Toyota After 25 Years of Production

GM has announced plans to end its 25 year New United Motor Manufacturing Incorporated (NUMMI) joint venture with Toyota. The plant currently produces the Pontiac Vibe and has produced other GM vehicles such as the Geo/Chevrolet Prizm in the past. Production of the Vibe will end at the plant in August. GM and Toyota could not come to an agreement...

Hyundai Equus Will Take on the Lexus LS 460 Next Summer

Hyundai is determined to move up market with the introduction of the Genesis and now the automaker is currently evaluating its Equus luxury sedan that is expected to be introduced here next summer. The rear-wheel-drive Equus is based on the Genesis platform, but is 7.2 inches longer at 203.1 inches. In Korea it is powered by the same 3.8L and...

2010 GMC Terrain Starts at $24,995

GM has announced the pricing for the 2010 GMC Terrain that will be available in dealerships this September. The 2010 GMC Terrain starts at $24,995 for the front-wheel-drive model and $26,745 for the all-wheel-drive version (including a $745 destination charge). The Terrain is powered by a 182-hp 2.4L direct-injection engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and gets an estimated...

2010 Kia Soul Denim Special Edition to Start at $17,300

Kia is going to offer a special edition version of its recently introduced Soul for the 2010 model year. The Soul Denim Special Edition will be offered in a special "denim" exterior color and production will be limited to only 1,200 units. In addition to the denim paint scheme, the exterior will also feature white side view mirrors and 18"...

Mercedes-Benz CL to be Renamed S-Class Coupe in 2011

Just as the CLK has officially been renamed the E-Class coupe, Mercedes is also going to rename the revised CL the S-Class coupe when it launches for the 2011 model year. The S-Class coupe will feature a facelifted front fascia with a more upright grille and LED headlights. Outback there will be new LED taillights and a new bumper design....

Opel Astra Two-Seater Convertible in the Works

The all-new Opel Astra is set to be officially unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show this September and now comes word that a two-seat convertible variant is in the works. The new Astra convertible will replace the Astra TwinTop in the lineup and will only seat two. It will feature a retractable hardtop and will be sportier than the...

2010 Ford Taurus SHO Returns to Dealership on a Flatbed

How sad this 2010 Ford Taurus SHO apparently left the Ford dealership only to return on a flatbed. It's not even on sale yet and apparently it ended up in a three car pile up. Full Story: Chicago SVT

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