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New Vehicle Reviews (Page 60)

New Vehicle Reviews

This section will review cars, trucks, products and books related to the auto industry.

By Don Bain on March 21, 2011 - 12:57PM
If you’re shopping for a car without many preconceptions, one of the first things you’ll notice is how many choices exist. Over 40 different manufacturers provide so many models to choose from. A new Swedish iPhone app allows users to snap a picture of a car’s license plate and instantly get the price and specs for that model.
By Armen Hareyan on March 16, 2011 - 7:48PM
The notion that Toyota's damaged reputation is simply the result of growing “too big too fast” must have come from the Recall King's marketing department. Defective products - in and of themselves - cannot possibly account for the barrage of government fines, criminal charges, lawsuits, and investigations.
By Frank Sherosky on March 3, 2011 - 7:31PM
Thanks to a unique plug-in product called CarCheckup, you now have access to all that on-board diagnostics (OBD) data that was once available only to professional mechanics, but with the added benefit of recording trip information.
By Frank Sherosky on February 10, 2011 - 1:08PM
While Neil Cavuto of Your World on FOX wants the government to apologize to Toyota, I say sit back and consider the situation in its totality.
By Frank Sherosky on February 9, 2011 - 2:09PM
One auto recall is bad enough, but four in two years is a bit much for any auto owner. So, you get a little experience with handling the process.
By Frank Sherosky on February 5, 2011 - 5:58PM
Every profit-hungry automaker has compromised maximizing the efficiency of the internal combustion engine to serve the politically expedient, more-expensive EV agenda.
By Patrick Rall on February 3, 2011 - 1:27PM
Typically when you think about a 355 horsepower Lincoln, the first aspect that comes to mind isn’t its ideal performance in the snow but thanks to the storm that has pummeled nearly the entire country for the past few days, I got to spend the day after the “Blizzard of 2011” in a 2011 Lincoln MKS EcoBoost – with fantastic results.
By Patrick Rall on January 31, 2011 - 3:12PM
The 2012 Ford Focus is part of the Motor Company’s “One Ford” plan to offer the same vehicles around the world and recently TorqueNews had a chance to drive the newest C-segment sedan and hatchback before they hit showrooms later this year.
By Frank Sherosky on January 18, 2011 - 3:32PM
After the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, the auto industry still has its work cut out. Despite a rise in the stock market, a housing slump, rising energy prices, food and medical costs are still competing for the remaining money in pocketbooks. More than sustainable jobs, a strong dollar is necessary.
By Frank Sherosky on January 12, 2011 - 11:25AM
The 2011 Detroit Auto Show and the NAIAS organization missed the presence of Porsche last year. For its return appearance, the company showed its creativity with the 918 RSR, and the panel of judges all agreed it deserved Best Concept.
By Frank Sherosky on January 11, 2011 - 11:21PM
Toyota already enjoys plenty of notoriety with its Prius Hybrid. Now the 2011 Detroit Auto Show shows Toyota doing more than expanding the vehicle’s length with the V and showing a sportier C concept. It’s the expansion of the platform’s marketability.
By Frank Sherosky on January 11, 2011 - 12:00AM
Concept cars have traditionally been far-out sculptures, exercises in futuristic thinking at the Detroit Auto Show, complete with radical interiors. This year, the spectrum has been expanded to include the tuner look, but with radical paint accents over sculpture.
By Frank Sherosky on January 10, 2011 - 7:40PM
The first day of the 2011 NAIAS press coverage at the Detroit Auto Show was kicked off early with the Car and Truck of the Year Awards. Aside from Chevy Volt and the Ford Explorer winning the coveted event, the day revealed more and more products, a host of interviews and events and reveals.
By Frank Sherosky on January 9, 2011 - 11:45PM
The first day of the 2011 NAIAS press coverage has already begun. Aside from the never-before-seen products and a host of interviews, events and reveals, there are technical elements that make those products.
By Frank Sherosky on January 9, 2011 - 12:18AM
In years past, the general public was not given the same access that the media has had at auto shows. This year, that has changed; at least with GM, where the company has made web casts available for on-demand replay.
By Frank Sherosky on January 7, 2011 - 4:49PM
While GM reengages to get the social-media lead back from Ford with a team of bloggers from its new agency, Big Fuel, a host of media representatives and reporters will be on hand to witness first hand all the 2011 NAIAS news events. They, too, will use social media venues like Twitter and Facebook as never before in auto show history.
By Patrick Rall on January 4, 2011 - 11:48AM
The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze effectively replaces the Chevy Cobalt and the Cavalier before it, so the new C-segment sedan has big sales shoes to fill and a fairly bad reputation to battle.