All posts on August, 2015

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FCA Codifies Buyback, Incentive Programs for Recalled Dodge, Jeep, and Ram Trucks and SUVs

 Fiat-Chrysler has now codified its incentive offerings to owners of some 200,000 Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Chrysler trucks and SUVs in order to either get the affected vehicles in for fixes or have them traded in toward new purchases. Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty Owners of 1993–1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002–2007 Jeep Liberty SUVs, which were […]

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S660 Roadster a No-Go for U.S., But There’s More to Honda’s Sports-Car Story

While a new Automotive News report indicates that the fantastic, super-mega-tiny S660 roadster isn’t coming to the U.S. as was expected—we understood that a 1.0-liter S1000 was on the table—we thanked our lucky VTECs that we will at least be sold the Civic Type R. According to American Honda executive vice president John Mendel, the S660 is likely too small to cut it […]

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Jeep May Actually Build Wrangler-Based Pickup

The oft-teased idea of pickup version of the Jeep Wrangler has gotten a new lease on life, thanks to a recent report in Automotive News. Springing from Fiat-Chrysler’s recent dealer meeting, the report says that a Jeep-branded mid-size pickup “could begin production in 2018,” depending on what happens with the Toledo, Ohio, factory that has long […]

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2016 Toyota Prius Caught Totally Naked Just Days Before Official Launch

If you, like us, were hoping Toyota might find some way to make its new, fourth-generation Prius hybrid less like an amorphous vehicular tadpole, prepare to be disappointed. New photos leaked by Prius Club Malaysia show a pair of 2016 Toyota Priuses seemingly in transit via air on their way to the official launch event. They are totally […]

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The Unboring Minivan? 2017 Chrysler Town & Country Comes Into Clearer Focus

A fresh report from Automotive News has gathered many previous details on the 2017 Chrysler Town & Country and added some new tidbits to provide the clearest, most concise picture yet of the next-generation family hauler. The industry paper expects the van to take styling cues from the 200-esque 700C concept, pictured above, which quietly debuted at the 2012 Detroit auto […]

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The New Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Is Amazing, But Can It Autocross?

The Corvette Z06 and I go way back. A 2002 Z06 was the first test car I ever wrote about, back when having 405 horsepower warranted carrying a badge that read “405 HP.” Those early cars were voted “Most Likely to Have Their Titanium Mufflers Replaced With Glasspacks Because The Owner Thinks ‘Titanium’ Is That Thing […]

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