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2012 Hyundai Accent

Thursday May 12th, 2011 at 4:55 PM
Posted by: aquadog

2012 Hyundai Accent

The 2012 Hyundai Accent features a 1.6-liter, I4, 138-horsepower engine and a 6-speed manual transmission. The all-new Accent has a bold front fascia and rear bumper giving it an eye-catching, fluid and modern design.The Hyundai Accent GLS achieves 40-mpg on the highway and 30-mpg in the city and includes distinctive 16″, 8-spoke alloy wheels with low rolling resistance silica tires for maximum fuel economy. Active Eco System modifies engine and transmission control for improved fuel economy and the Accent’s aerodynamic body, kick-up design on the trunk edge, shielded tire and optimized engine undercover help minimize resistance.

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New Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Gets More Power and All-Wheel Drive

Thursday May 12th, 2011 at 3:55 PM
Posted by: Derek

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTSPorsche engineers never sleep or if they do, they are dreaming of more ways of getting Porsche drivers to produce more endorphins by continually pumping up the performance factor of their sport cars and SUVs. The new 911 Carrera GTS, that was went on sale last December, is now available with intelligent all-wheel drive and 408 hp from their 3.8-liter flat six engine.

A redesign of the intake duct has added 23 hp, taking the peak power output to 408 hp at 7,300 rpm. Consequently, the fire breathing engine has a more generous torque curve in the lower and middle engine speed range. This means 236 lb-ft of torque (320 Nm) is available from as low as 1,500 rpm; overall, the six-cylinder engine delivers its peak torque of 309 lb-ft of torque (420 Nm) across a broad engine speed range from 4,200 – 5,600 rpm.

The driver’s euphoria is further enhanced by an unmistakable acoustic signature from the sports exhaust system, and this unique character is supplemented by exhaust tailpipes finished in a distinctive black surface design.

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2012 Honda Civic Sedan HF

Thursday May 12th, 2011 at 3:55 PM
Posted by: aquadog

2012 Honda Civic Sedan HF

The 2012 Honda Civic Sedan HF features a 1.8-liter, I4, 140-horsepower engine and a 5-Speed automatic transmission. The HF is new to the Civic lineup and takes fuel efficiency to higher levels with 41-mpg on the highway and 29-mpg in the city. The Eco Assist system enhances efficient vehicle operation and provides feedback to the driver to promote more efficient driving styles. Honda also enhanced the HF’s aerodynamics by lowering the ride a bit compared to other Civic models and also adding special wind-cheating underbody panels.

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2011 Smart ForTwo

Thursday May 12th, 2011 at 3:55 PM
Posted by: aquadog

smart fortwo Passion Cabriolet topdown

The 2011 smart fortwo features a 1.0-liter, I3, 70-horsepower engine and a 5-speed manual transmission. It comes in three trims, the pure coupe, passion coupe, and the passion cabriolet, which all achieve 41-mpg on the highway and 33-mpg in the city. The 2011 fortwo is currently the smallest production car available for sale in the U.S. and provides a solution for environmental efficiency with conservation of material, space and natural resources.

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2011 Hyundai Elantra

Thursday May 12th, 2011 at 3:55 PM
Posted by: aquadog

2011 Hyundai Elantra

The redesigned, fuel efficient 2011 Hyundai Elantra features a 1.8-liter, I4, 148-horsepower engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. It comes in three trims, the GLS M/T, GLS A/T, and the Limited, which all achieve 40-mpg on the highway and 29-mpg in the city. The 2011 compact Elantra has an all-new chassis with a fully independent suspension and a body that’s up to 49% stiffer.

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Win an ALL EXPENSE PAID TRIP to the Global RallyCross Championship at Pikes Peak International Raceway!

Sunday May 8th, 2011 at 11:55 AM
Posted by: Derek

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DiRT 3 and GamesRadar have teamed up to give you and a friend a chance to be a part of the action at the Global RallyCross Championship! DiRT 3, available on Xbox360, PS3 and PC, boasts more cars, more locations, more routes and more events than any other game in the series. Plus features over 50 rally cars representing the very best from five decades of the sport. Here’s your chance to get off the couch and check out real Rally action live!

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D'oh!Getting There (Eventually) With Homer Simpson Guiding You

Tuesday April 26th, 2011 at 2:44 PM
Posted by: Derek

The Simpsons Homer SimpsonThe original Homer Simpson voice now available for TomTom App version V1.7

April 26, 2011 –Fresh from Springfield, Homer Simpson – the world’s favorite animated patriarch – is now making his way onto your TomTom App for iPhone for the very first time, as the friendly and encouraging co-pilot to your journey!

Developed in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products (FCP) and Locutio Voice Technologies, the original Homer Simpson voice for TomTom’s range of personal navigation devices is now available on the new TomTom iPhone app v1.7.

The voice app marks the first time a celebrity voice has ever been available for mobile phone based GPS. Additional territories include United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Portugal, Luxembourg, Finland, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden and South Africa.

The original Homer voice for iPhone comes with all the latest and updated maps (TomTom version 1.7), which means drivers not only receive Homer’s own special words of wisdom, such as “Make a U-turn. Ha ha, you’ve goofed. D’Oh!” but also the latest TomTom map store on board their iPhone.

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Scion FR-S Concept Revealed at New York Auto Show

Thursday April 21st, 2011 at 12:44 PM
Posted by: ggaillard

The return of the affordable, sensible, fun-to-drive coupe

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By Greg Gaillard

FR-S stands for Front-engine, Rear-wheel drive, Sport. Pretty simple. Jack Hollis, VP of Scion, personally believes it should stand for Friggin’ Really Sweet, but the legal department at Toyota was NOT feeling the same way.

Initially people questioned Toyota’s investment in Subaru. GM had struggled to create a profitable partnership with the off-beat brand, so what could Toyota do differently? The unofficially named Toyobaru answered by not following the traditional strategy of re-skinning existing platforms to fill out brand portfolios. A decision was made to build something new; something that melded both companies’ best components and ideas. Soon thereafter rumors suggested that the first product from this mindset would be a co-developed 2+2 sports car that would put a halo over both companies’ showrooms.

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2013 Chevrolet Malibu Revealed at New York International Auto Show

Tuesday April 19th, 2011 at 12:44 PM
Posted by: ponycargirl

2013 Chevrolet Malibu New York Int'l A/S ©Megan Green

Chevrolet has revamped their mid-sized Malibu sedan while keeping handling, comfort and fuel economy in mind. Taking exterior design cues from the Camaro and efficient aerodynamics from the Volt, the 2.5L four-cylinder engine six-speed automatic powers it along for a quieter, smoother ride. Beefier than previous versions, this Malibu sports a tightly designed exterior that competes with the sharpness of the Hyundai Sonata. The most impressive aspect of the Malibu, especially in light of current escalating gas prices, is the fuel efficiency; the design is not just about aesthetics as it significantly reduces wind drag – nearly 60 points – compared to the previous model.
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Volkswagen is Proud to Present the Sportiest, Most Fuel-Efficient Beetle Ever

Monday April 18th, 2011 at 7:44 AM
Posted by: ponycargirl

2012 VW Beetle ©Megan Green

Automotive Icon Gets a Major 21st Century Update

Volkswagen had the glow of a proud papa announcing the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle at the New York International Auto Show today. Looking to shed its feminine demeanor, VW redesigned the Beetle with the aim at attracting a more masculine audience. Gone is the flower vase that used to occupy the center dashboard area and the cavernous roof area. The revamped version gets some exterior tweaks that lend it a more sporty and dynamic look.

Volkswagen was quoted saying that the new Beetle is “longer, wider and lower, giving a more masculine and dynamic appearance.”

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