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Next Acura NSX to Pack 400 Horsepower?

Honda has confirmed that a new NSX concept will debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. the NSX concept that we're going to see is supposed to be a preview of the next NSX. It's also being reported that the next NSX will be powered by Honda's new electric SH-AWD hybrid system that will use a 3.5L V6 and a...

GM Responds to the Escalade's Most-Stolen Status with New Security Features

The Cadillac Escalade currently sits at the top of the "most-stolen" vehicle list, which obviously isn't great publicity for the large SUV. GM is out to fix this with new security enhancements on the 2012 Escalade. "The goal is to make the Escalade a very difficult target for thieves without any added inconvenience for customers," said Bill Biondo, General Motors'...

Ford's U.S. Sales Hit 2 Million, First time Since 2007

Ford's U.S. sales have topped 2 million vehicles, which is the first time since 2007. The milestone makes Ford the best selling brand in America and the first automotive brand to hit the 2 million mark since 2007. "Ford's lineup of high-quality, fuel-efficient cars, utilities and trucks continues to attract more and more new customers," said Erich Merkle, Ford's sales...

2013 Ford Fusion to Get Lane Keeping Assist System

Ford is going to unveil the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion in January at the Detroit Auto Show. Ford has announced that the new Fusion will be available with a new Lane Keeping System that will alert and assist the driver when the car starts drifting out of a lane. The new Lane Keeping System uses a digital camera mounted on...

BMW 1 Series 3-Door Hatchback Design Patents Leaked

This past summer BMW took the wraps off the all-new 1 Series 5-Door hatchback, but now we have our first unofficial look at the 3-door version of the hatchback. The first leaked images of the 1 Series 3-door have leaked thanks to sohu.com. The 3-door looks pretty much the same as the 5-door version and should also be powered by...

Buick Reveals More of the 2013 Encore on Facebook

The 2013 Buick Encore crossover is set to debut on January 10th at the Detroit Auto Show, but Buick has been giving Facebook fans a sneak peak. The official photo is divided into four panels, with this photo now revealing two of them. GM hasn't released any new details about the Encore. In a previous statement, GM stated that the...

Chrysler Announces 2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury Series

Chrysler has announced the expansion of the Chrysler 300 lineup with the 300 Luxury Series. "The new 2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury Edition is more than just our flagship car, it's the trophy for the tireless majority, an automobile designed and built to meet the most discerning of expectations," said Saad Chehab, President and CEO - Chrysler Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. The...

R.I.P Dodge Caliber, Production has Ended

Chrysler has reportedly ended production of the Dodge Caliber that originally went on sale in 2006 as a replacement for the Neon. The Caliber never really caught on and was consistently ranked at the bottom of its class. In its 2011 annual car issue, Consumer Reports ranked the Caliber SXT at the bottom of its list of small hatchbacks and...

2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Starts at $26,610

Hyundai has announced the pricing for the 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, which starts at $26,610 after the delivery fees. The 2012 model is only $55 more than the 2011. The 2012 Sonata Hybrid looks just like the 2011 model, but for the new year it gets Hyundai's new Blue Link telematics system standard. A new optional Leather Package ($1,500)...

Hennessey Unveils the 805-HP Twin-Turbo Jeep Grand Cherokee

This year Ford created the EcoBoost concept sleigh for Santa Claus that is powered by a small 1.0L three-cylinder engine that is supposed to be greener than Santa's fleet of reindeers. Hennessey Performance (HPE) has also created a high-performance version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 that Hennessey has described as an 800 horsepower Twin Turbo sleigh. HPE has taken...

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