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The 2012 Cadillac CTS 3.6L V6 gets more power, loses the manual trans

General Motors has released information on the 2012 Cadillac CTS Sport Sedan, Sport Wagon and Coupe with the big news being the addition of some extra power in the 3.6L V6 without compromising fuel economy – although this powerful V6 will not be offered with a manual transmission to go with the new power.

Nissan issuing a service campaign on 2011 Leaf electric vehicles

Last week we brought you the news of Nissan’s investigation over no-start reports with their popular new Leaf electric vehicle and today, Nissan has issued a service campaign bulletin announcing that the vehicles are being called back to dealerships around the world to address a software problem that seems to be causing the no-start issue.

Nissan Leaf NISMO RC battery-electric race car debuts: Run silent, run green

There's a phrase that's often heard among environmental activists and that's "going off the grid." Nissan, however, wants to turn that phrase on its head by putting an all-electric battery-powered Nissan Leaf race car, the Nissan Leaf NISMO RC, on the starting grid of a race track.

Mazda CX-5 to make North American debut at NYIAS

This is the name given to the Minagi Concept car, first introduced at the Geneva Auto Show in March, as it moves into production: the Mazda CX-5. The new compact crossover combines Mazda’s KODO design approach with their new lower- emissions SKYACTIV technology and will make its North American debut at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) this week.

Scuderi says 50-plus mpg achievable with turbocharged split-cycle air-hybrid engine

In a private interview with TorqueNews.com at SAE 2011 World Congress in Detroit, Sal Scuderi, President of the Scuderi Group, answered a pointed question about the potential of ever achieving 50-plus mpg using the split-cycle, hybrid engine with a turbo charger.

Chevrolet Sonic gets funky at NYIAS with Z-Spec Accessories

Chevrolet has just introduced the first Z-Spec accessories for the new 2012 Sonic, a youth-oriented, high-mileage small car scheduled to hit the streets this fall. The Sonic Z-Spec portfolio – on display starting next week at the New York International Auto Show – includes accent packages with contrasting-color exterior elements and graphics expressing the car's fun-loving character.

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