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Choice of car color reflects region, nationality

A study of car color preferences performed by Ford revealed, despite the availability of bright, vibrant colors, U.S. customers on both coasts and buyers in most European countries prefer the core classic colors – white, black, silver and gray. Gray and silver are most popular in New York and Los Angeles. San Franciscans are partial to white and Bostonians prefer black.
2013 Ford Taurus upgrades

The Ford Police Interceptor to feature 2013 Taurus upgrades

Ford recently unveiled the refreshed 2013 Ford Taurus at the 2011 New York International Auto Show and with the new Police Interceptor based on the Taurus coming around 2013, it comes as no surprise that the new cop car will wear the refreshed look rather than the style displayed on the previously-shown Ford Police Interceptor sedan.

Nissan recalls 196,000 SUVs over rust risks

In early February, we brought you the news of an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of a group of Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti QX4 sport utility vehicles and based on that investigation, Nissan is recalling almost 196,000 vehicles to address suspension and steering issues stemming from excessive rust.

Electricity comes to Texas: eVgo charging stations

On the heels of the Earth Day announcement that the electric Mitsubishi i is now available for advance ordering, the manufacturer announced a partnership with NRG Energy to pave the road those cars will cruise with EV charging stations in Texas. As one of America's leading energy producers, NRG will help provide owners of the Mitsubishi i new freedom and range confidence across NRG's eVgo (ee-vee-go) privately funded electric vehicle (EV) recharging network.

Mazda announces 40 mpg Mazda3 with Skyactiv, Mazda CX-5 crossover, diesel at New York Auto Show

Mazda breaks new ground with in fuel economy with the new 2012 Mazda Mazda3 that will get 40 miles per gallon with a new technology called Skyactiv. Skyactiv will also be applied to the Mazda CX-5, a future smaller crossover, and will help define Mazda's future designs. Mazda made the announcement at the New York Auto show, also releasing plans for diesel in the U.S.

Mitsubishi honors Earth Day with electric vehicle pre-ordering

Though Mitsubishi is a late arrival in the electric vehicle market, there’s a chance the Mitsubishi i was worth the wait. The company made pre-ordering available today (Earth Day) for a competitive electric vehicle costing only $20,490 after tax credit and capable of charging to 80 percent in 30 minutes via a level three input.

Chevy Volt named 2011 World Green Car at NYIAS

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt was named the 2011 World Green Car by a globe-spanning panel of automotive journalists at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). The Volt was chosen from a field of 12 new vehicles from around the world, shortened to three finalists. The Chevrolet Volt, edged out the BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics Edition and the Nissan Leaf for this honor.

The new 2012 Shelby GTS Mustang debuts at the New York Auto Show

The folks at Shelby American have been promising an exciting display at the 2011 New York International Auto Show with help from the 2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake with 800 horsepower but in addition to that high powered (and high dollar) Super Snake, the legendary car-builder used the Big Apple show to introduce the 2012 Shelby GTS Mustang.

Alibre-designed WIKISPEED vehicle featured at Future of Flight Earth Day Event

WIKISPEED, the Seattle-based team developing ultra-efficient road vehicles, announced the company will publicly demonstrate the Alibre-designed SGT01, a vehicle that can deliver more than 100 miles per gallon, at the Earth Day celebration at Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour.

The revamped 2012 Honda Civic lineup revealed at NYIAS

It is now the ninth generation of the iconic Japanese sedan, and the Honda Civic for 2012 comes in a growing family of siblings. There’s the usual gas-powered Civic Sedan or Coupe many have come to know and love, plus the high-performance Civic Si Coupe, Civic Hybrid, Civic Natural Gas and Civic HF, a fresh new high fuel economy model. All are now being shown at the New York International Auto Show.

Vintage Bugatti, found in barn, to be auctioned next month

Lankes-Auktionen im Schloss, a German auction house in the Bavarian town of Doehlau, will offer a one-of-a-kind Bugatti, 8 cyl. series 57, found under a pile of lumber in a barn. This automotive jewel needs complete restoration, but the engine and many original parts are still there. The auction will be held just before the famous Mille Miglia race on May 11 in the Museum Mille Miglia at 5 p.m., one day prior to the race.

The 2012 Chrysler 300 S introduces America to the 8-speed transmission

During their press conference yesterday at the 2011 New York International Auto Show, Chrysler CEO Francois Olivier introduced a trio of new trimlines for the Chrysler 300 sedan and included in that group is the new 2012 Chrysler 300 S – the full sized sedan that will introduce consumer America to the 8-speed automatic transmission.

The 2012 Chrysler 300C Executive Series redefines American luxury

Amidst a Detroit-based choir belting out their own version of Eminem’s Lose Yourself on stage at the 2011 New York International Auto Show, Chrysler CEO Olivier Francois introduced the 2012 Chrysler 300C Executive Series – a vehicle which the company head claims is “the most luxurious Chrysler flagship sedan ever”.

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