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Ferocious Canine K900: On fuel economy and Surround View

The K900 proudly wears a Kia badge, as well it should. Don’t think “overpriced Kia.” Think “half-priced S-Class.”

Truck-Off: The Aluminum Ford F-150 Strikes Back

Chevrolet’s SIlverado Toughnology Concept took a bit of a swipe at the largely aluminum 2015 Ford F-150. The F-150 wasn’t going to take that lying down.

Ram EcoDiesel boosted to 20% of overall production

The Ram EcoDiesel has proven to be a very popular half-ton pickup — so much so that Ram has decided to boost production to 20% of all Ram 1500s built.

GM seeks trendy tech ideas in Innovation Challenge

The folks running GM’s Innovation Challenge are on the search for ways in which trendy technologies like augmented reality might improve car manufacturing.

Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid is first PHEV Benz

You could be forgiven for not knowing this: Until the new Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid, the three-pointed star did not have a PHEV model in its range. Now that they do, however, it lays down some crazy numbers:

GMC Canyon, Chevy Colorado fuel efficiency, payload announced

The 2015 GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado will have the best four-cylinder fuel economy in midsize trucks and will have a segment-leading payload rating.

Chevrolet Silverado Toughnology Concept swipes at aluminum F-150

A press release about the 2015 Chevrolet Silverardo Toughnology Concept took a few interesting swipes at the aluminum chassis tech of the 2015 Ford F-150.

2015 Subaru Impreza improves MPG, quietness, technology

The 2015 Subaru Impreza reportedly improves upon already segment-leading fuel economy in addition to sound-deadening and technology tweaks.

Chinese LEAF: Dongfeng Nissan launches first EV

The Dongfeng Nissan Venucia e30 electric car looks pretty much like a Chinese knockoff of the Nissan LEAF. That’s because as far as we can tell, it is.

Charter Communications orders more than 800 Ford Transit vans

Charter Communications, the nation’s fourth-largest cable operator, has purchased more than 800 new full-size Ford Transit vans for its fleet.

Wind turbine performance “better than expected” at Honda plant

Honda says wind turbines powering its transmission plant in Ohio, have proven themselves to be even more efficient at power-generation than first thought.

Kia Soul EV price set, starts at $33K before tax breaks

The Kia Soul EV is getting quite a bit of advertising in my area now, so it interested me to see the model priced from $33,700 before a $7,500 tax credit.