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Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon say size matters

In a world where the size of the truck too often — and stupidly, might I add — equates with the size of a man’s, well, manhood, it’s refreshing to see General Motors’ new midsize Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon twins making the case that size really does matter…just not in the way the Cowboy Cadillac-having crowd in hometowns across America would seem to think.

FoMoCo touts toughness of new F-150 2.7-liter turbocharged V6

The Ford F-150 is always looking for a way to keep a leg up on the competition from other full-size trucks, and Ford Motor Company figures the truck’s new 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost twin-turbocharged engine is a key element in making sure the Fiddy stays on top of the full-size truck sales charts in times of ever-higher fuel prices.

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Hybrid horses, different courses: The fuel economy factor

We introduced you to our three recent back-to-back-to-back hybrids a few days ago. Now, let’s talk about how they compare in terms of fuel economy.

Nissan LEAF: safari vehicle?

Word association: When I say the two words, “Nissan LEAF,” what are the first two words that come to your mind? How about, “safari vehicle?”

…No?

Noteworthy: Spending some time in the Nissan Versa Note SV

It’s been years since I’ve driven a Nissan product. Now, I’m wheeling in a Nissan Versa Note and loving its tech — and, oddly enough, its CVT.

Officially official: Nissan “No Charge to Charge” begins

As of this week, Nissan said its “No Charge for Charge” program is officially up and running in select markets.

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Here’s why Elio didn’t just build new Geo Metro engines

Fans of Elio Motors may recall the company originally planned to build a new version of the engine from the Geo Metro. Here’s why those plans changed:

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We play with a new Jeep Renegade up close and personal

After seeing one in person for the first time, we can say this: The new Jeep Renegade is boxy — in a good way — and should offer plenty of cool tech.

Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine PHEV rated at 400 hp, 472 ft-lbs

The Volvo XC90 T8 will be “the world’s most powerful and cleanest SUV,” according to Volvo, offering 400 horsepower, 472 ft-lbs of torque, and low emissions.

Join the Rotary Club? Mazda2 slated to get Wankel’d

The Mazda2 may be offered as a plug-in hybrid with a 333-cc rotary engine acting as a range extender.

Hyundai Sonata Eco engine goes small, gets 32 MPG combined

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco promises to be even more fuel efficient than before, with an EPA combined city/highway fuel economy score of 32 MPG. It also promises to be among the most technology-loaded Sonatas money can buy if you opt for its sole option, the $4,100 Technology Package.

Grenoble, France to launch EV sharing program

The city of Grenoble, France is working with Toyota and other partners to make real its vision for a mass transit-connected EV sharing program by October.