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Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee today officially opened a first-of-its-kind EV fast-charging depot at the new Bellevue Nissan outside Seattle. The fast-charging depot features six fast-charging stations – the largest group of fast chargers at any dealership in America. Bellevue Nissan, formerly Nissan of the Eastside at Bellevue, is opening the new charging depot at their brand new dealership, which is also opening today. As one of the nation’s top-selling Nissan LEAF dealers, Bellevue Nissan identified an opportunity to increase...Continue reading »

Data collected over decades from across the globe is helping ensure the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu can handle the world’s worst roads even if the all-new midsize sedan never drives on them. Data collection boxes are placed in cars in real-world driving conditions around the world. Since 1972, these devices have accurately recorded the harshness and frequency of every jounce, bump and shudder inflicted on the car on roads in the U.S., Russia, Saudi Arabia and developing markets. “Although most Malibu owners will never put their car through...Continue reading »

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) experienced another strong month with February 2015 vehicle sales of 7,533 units, a 26 percent sales increase from February 2014. Year-to-date (January through February) sales for the brand are up 29.3 percent from the same period last year. The American-made Outlander Sport 5-passenger compact crossover – the brand’s perennial best-selling vehicle – recorded sales of 2,394 units for its best-ever February sales total. The Lancer compact sports sedan once again posted strong sales...Continue reading »

The new Toyota Hilux Invincible X – the range flagship – has arrived in the UK.Finished in Pure White and featuring 17-inch matt black Rica alloy wheels, the model in our pictures arrived at our HQ on March 13 and is equipped with the Style Pack. A no-cost option on the Invincible X, the Style Pack comprises a front guard with silver under-run, chrome door handles, aluminium scuff plates, a chrome air intake surround and chrome fog and tail light surrounds. Buyers can choose between the style pack or a chrome hi-over bar. Combining...Continue reading »

Volvo Cars has unveiled a D5 Twin Engine Special Edition of its bestselling V60 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid. The new car will take the established Volvo Cars plug-in hybrid solution to a wider audience. “We were the first car maker to develop and produce a diesel-based plug-in hybrid powertrain with the launch of the V60 D6 in 2012. Since then we have been working on further refining our innovative approach to electrification and hybrid powertrains, as can be seen in our brand new XC90 T8 Twin Engine which is just entering full-scale...Continue reading »

Refining and strengthening an already solid foundation was the plan for Dodge/SRT engineers when they developed the suspension of the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT® 392. Incorporating new technology to complement the handling characteristics, chassis balance and driving feel of the outgoing Charger was the objective. The suspension development process also took into account the fact that the Charger SRT 392 is a four-door sedan, which categorically differentiates it from its Dodge Challenger SRT 392 counterpart. “We wanted the Charger 392...Continue reading »

The all-new Sorento, revealed overseas for the first time at the 2014 Paris Motor Show in October, has become the latest Kia model to achieve internationally-recognised certification for its whole-life impact on the environment. TÜV Nord, a leading independent technical inspection organisation, has certified the new Kia Sorento according to the ISO 14040 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) standard. LCA forecasts the environmental impact of a vehicle during its full life, as well as a wide range of development and manufacturing factors – including...Continue reading »

Finding the right car can be a difficult task. It can drive mere mortals to the brink of despair. But, when it comes to finding your perfect car, you don’t have to spend hours meandering around forecourts, listening to salesmen. On the contrary, you can do some desk research in the comfort of your home. Then, you can hit the forecourt and pick up the car of your dreams. Here is the only 5-step guide drive from Automotive blog that you will ever need when it comes to finding the perfect car for you. Step 1: Determine Your Budget  One...Continue reading »

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today began sales of the all-new Grace hybrid sedan at dealerships across Japan.Being developed as a compact sedan for a new era under the development concept “innovation of the compact sedan,” the all-new Grace fuses together the easy handling and excellent fuel economy of a compact vehicle in 5-number size category and spacious cabin, stately styling, high visibility and tactile qualities and agile driving experience of an upper-middle-class sedan. While a compact sedan, the cabin space for rear seat occupants...Continue reading »

Since the premiere of the first four-wheel drive BMW 325i in 1985, BMW has consistently expanded its four-wheel drive competence with new models and constant further development in the field of drive technology. One of the milestones is undoubtedly the intelligent four-wheel drive system BMW xDrive, which was first used in the BMW X3 and the X5 in 2004 and is now available for numerous models and series. Even at that time, engineers did not focus solely on improving traction and vehicle stability. In addition to a high degree of functionality...Continue reading »


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