Author Archives: Lou Ervin

Rumors Video Roundup: Tesla Model S Tests, Wacky Peugeot Races, Audi S4 Gets Flogged

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This week’s Rumors Video Roundup has a little something for everyone. If you’re a Francophile, we have a zany ad from Peugeot’s Brazilian agency pitting the 208 against some unusual rivals, the Tesla Model S’s performance gets measured both at the track and in kindergarten, and archrivals Ferrari and Porsche duke it out at, where ...

Apple iOS in the Car Takes Siri to Go

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Rumors of Apple working on some kind of “iCar” or in-car infotainment system have long circulated whenever the tech giant has made a product announcement. Yesterday, at its annual World Wide Developers Conference, Apple has taken a big step in that direction by announcing iOS in the Car. Unsurprisingly, Apple is staying relatively mum on the ...

2014 Chevrolet Malibu gets more torque, more room and inspiration from the Impala

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The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, having stared at the Impala across the showroom floor for a year, gets nips and tucks all over inspired by its larger brother. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder in the base car will get a stop-start system and 23 city miles per gallon, 35 highway, each number representing a one-mpg improvement over the ...

Cocktail Chatter: April 26, 2013

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What cocktails go best with all this car chatter? Automobilemag.com is here to help with weekly recipes. Remember, this is for talking about cars, not driving — always designate a driver. With summer weather drawing ever closer, we’re sipping on mango-peach sangria this week, from Food & Wine. Combine a quarter cup of fresh mint, ...

Spied! 2015 Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, and GMC Yukon

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More and more SUVs are switching to lighter, car-based “unibody” construction in order to achieve higher fuel economy numbers. However, there’s a subset of SUV buyers who actually need the body-on-frame, heavy-duty construction of a truck-based SUV. Or they’re rappers or athletes ...

Chevrolet Announces 2014 Corvette Stingray’s Fuel Economy, Declares It Most Efficient Sports Car with 400-HP-Plus

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In Chevrolet's announcement revealing EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2014 Corvette, it rather boldly declares that the new Vette is the most efficient sports car packing more than 400 horsepower. Now, that might seem like Chevy's slicing things a bit thin, but the claim is impressive nonetheless. Indeed, with 455 horsepower on tap, the 2014 ...
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