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Lexus Unveils LS 460, ES 350 and CT 200h Special Edition Models

Lexus is introducing special edition versions of the LS 460, ES 350 and CT 200h models for the 2012 model year. "The Special Edition models will offer our customers choices to fit their luxury and sporty needs," said Mark Templin, Lexus Division group vice president and general manager. "With the unique and exclusive package offerings, the Special Edition models...

Consumer Reports "Chrysler 300 Best Chrysler Car in Decades"

Consumer Reports recently tested the revamped 2011 Chrysler 300C and labeled the sedan as the "best Chrysler car we've seen in decades." The 2011 Chrysler 300C received a total test score of 80, which is up from 64 for the previous model. "The 300C's quick, muscular 5.7-liter V8 engine is now complemented by responsive handling and a more comfortable ride....

2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Officially Unveiled

BMW may have recently decided to kill the hybrid version of the X6, but BMW is still committed to growing its hybrid line. Its latest hybrid the ActiveHybrid 5, which is based on the 535i sedan, has been officially unveiled. The 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 mates BMW's TwinPower turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine with an electric drive system and an eight-speed...

Toyota Unveils the 2012 Tacoma TRD T/X Baja Series

Toyota has unveiled the 2012 Tacoma TRD T/X Baja Series limited truck at the 2011 Texas State Fair. The Tacoma T|X Baja Series is inspired by Toyota's Baja racing heritage and is based on the refreshed 2012 Tacoma. Bob Carter, group vice president and general manager, Toyota Division stated, "The limited edition TRD T|X Baja Series adds another chapter to...

2012 Ford F-150 Gets new FX Package and Driveline Updates

Ford has announced the updates to the Ford F-150 pickup, which gets a new FX appearance package for the 2012 model year. The FX appearance package includes unique 20-inch flat-black wheels, a stylized bodyside graphic and black badges with red lettering. The interior gets black leather seats with red trim, brushed-metal accents and a red-stitched steering wheel. "The new FX...

GM Unveils World's First Front Center Air Bag

GM has announced the introduction of the auto industry's first ever front center air bag that is designed to protect drivers and front passengers in far-side impact crashes where the affected occupant is on the opposite, non-struck side of the vehicle. The new front center air bag will be standard on the 2013 Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Chevy Traverse...

Scion Unveils the 2012 xD RS 4.0 and XB RS 9.0

Scion has announced the introduction of the 2012 xD Release Series 4.0 (xD RS 4.0) and xB Release Series 9.0 (xB RS 9.0) models at the 2011 State Fair of Texas. The 2012 Scion xD Release Series 4.0 comes standard in a Blizzard Pearl color and gets 16-inch alloy wheels that are finished in smoked platinum. The Blizzard Pearl color...

Hyundai is Working on a 10-Speed Transmission

The days of four-speed automatic transmissions are long gone as automakers have moved up to six, seven and eight speed transmissions in order to improve fuel consumption. Hyundai recently launched a new eight-speed transmission in for the 2012 Genesis and Equus. Hyundai is now reportedly working on a new 10-speed transmission that will be used in its luxury models...

2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Gets New Torsten Differential and Off-Road Camera

The off-road ready Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is getting a few updates for the 2012 model year. Ford remains committed to making the F-150 SVT Raptor the truck for off-road enthusiasts. For 2012 the truck gets a new Torsten front differential, which increases grip on the front end of the truck and improves its handling capability. An internal helical...

Is this What Toyota's Revived Supra Should Look Like?

There is a rumor that Toyota is working on a successor to the Toyota Supra, but right now nothing has been officially confirmed. If Toyota were to bring the Supra back to life, what do you think it would look like? Artist Andreas Fougner has given us his vision for the future Supra. Fougner drew his inspiration from the past...

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