• Two Featured Cars? Buick is set to Surprise at the 2016 NAIAS

    We all expected to see the new Buick Envision crossover at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, but we just caught wind of a surprise vehicle that will debut as well. They did this last year too. Duncan Aldred, U.S. Vice president of Buick, said: “We

    VW Engineers Added Diesel to Motor Oil in Gas Engines to Cheat on CO2 Emissions

      What? The VW cheating story keeps getting worse every week. New information came to light recently. VW engineers confessed that they also cheated on carbon dioxide emissions in up to 800,000 gasoline powered cars. That's right. This is in addition to the "dieselgate" with the complicated software that defeated the test procedure. This

    A Ray of Hope Manual Transmissions Haven’t Met the End of the Road

    2015 Audi S5 6-speed manual

    A manual transmission is more engaging and fun, requires more skill, and makes the driver better. Unfortunately, today more and more people are choosing the convenience and ease of an automatic transmission over driving a manual transmission. This trend has been ongoing for years. In response to this trend, there

    Wireless Car Hacking Gets Very Real in This Jeep Cherokee Demonstration [w/ Video]

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    The Jeep Cherokee has been on the market for less than two years, but it already had a rough life. First, the uncomplimentary spy images from the factory floor before the official release, then some issues with the 9-speed automatic transmission. Now, it's starring in a video report by Wired that demonstrates

    Do the J.D Power Initial Quality Results Matter? Part Two – One Month Later [News]

    2015 Nissan Sentra

    In part one of this series, the question was asked whether the J.D Power Initial Quality awards matter when it comes to sales. The awards were announced on June 17 and the manufacturers have released their June sales reports. Have the awards made any difference? The chart at the end of the article shows

    Volkswagen Group to Split Into Four Holding Companies? What to Expect? [Op/Ed]

    The Volkswagen Group (VAG) is locked in a three-way battle for global sales supremacy against the leading Toyota and trailing General Motors. For reference, Toyota sold 2.58 million vehicles globally in the first quarter of 2015. VAG sold 2.49 million and GM sold 2.42 million units over the same period. Still, Volkswagen

    Does this Jeep Grand Cherokee Have FCA’s Newest Turbocharged V6?

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been actively seeking to improve the performance and efficiencies of their newest powerplants with turbocharging and direct injection. The latest sighting of a test Jeep Grand Cherokee and other FCA vehicles in the Colorado Rockies may suggest that the company will release the new engines sooner than we thought. This Grand

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