Archives for July 21st, 2013

MT Poll: Chevrolet Corvette vs. SRT Viper vs. Porsche 911 Carrera S – Pick One

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With fans of American sports cars still talking about the results of our 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 vs. 2013 SRT Viper GTS comparison, GM has just unveiled the all-new seventh-generation 2014 Corvette Stingray at the 2013 Detroit auto show. The base C7 is expected to arrive with noticeable performance and price bumps. In this MT ...

GM CEO Akerson confirms 200-mile EV in the works, says death of the V8 “greatly exaggerated”

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General Motors isn't talking about how far the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV can go before it needs a charge, but par for the course for today's electric vehicles i2 around 70-100 miles. GM CEO Dan Akerson today confirmed that the company is working on a 200-mile EV (perhaps a Spark, perhaps not) during a speech ...

Thread of the Day: What Would You Pay for a Budget Corvette?

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The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is still months away from reaching showrooms, but that hasn’t stopped the rumor mill from suggesting possible variants we can expect in the future. First we heard about the possibility of the next-gen ZR1 topping 700 hp, and now there’s speculation on the opposite end of the spectrum — Chevrolet ...

Report: Ford Ranger Owners Turning to Competition Over Ford

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Now that the U.S.-spec Ford Ranger has been discontinued, many owners of the small pickup are leaving the automaker for midsize entries like the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier, The Detroit News reports. Ford hoped Ranger owners would turn to the larger F-150 to replace their Rangers, but it appears many are looking elsewhere. While truck ...

“Eyes Free” to Watch the Road: Apple’s Siri Coming to Chevy, Honda, and Others

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Apple announced this week that several automakers including Toyota, Honda, and GM  have committed to integrating the company’s Siri voice command system into future vehicles. Apple’s “Eyes Free” function, a new addition coming to Siri, may help curb distracted driving by making many iPhone features available through voice command, an Automotive News report says. The announcement ...

Ford Mustang Boss 302 vs. Baja Trophy Truck: Which is Faster Down Drag Strip?

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While many of us like to take our four-wheel-drive vehicles off-road, the guys over at Hot Rod wanted to see how an 800-hp off-road race truck would perform on pavement. On this episode of Hot Rod Unlimited, staff editor Mike Finnegan takes a closer look at Cameron Steele’s Desert Assassin Trophy Truck before Steele tears ...

California Zero-Emission Mandate Under Fire From Automakers

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In January, legislation requiring automakers to sell 1.4 million plug-in hybrid, all-electric, and fuel cell vehicles by 2025 passed in California. Now, automakers are voicing their concerns with a petition urging the EPA to revise the requirements, according to Automotive News. A petition was filed Monday by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association ...

2014 Chevy Cruze Diesel arrives with 42 mpg for $25,695*

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The last time General Motors had a diesel passenger car in the US, it was the 1.8-liter 1986 Chevette. At the 2013 Chicago Auto Show today, GM is unveiling the much-anticipated 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel. The compact bows with a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine that boasts 148 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, with full ...