Category Archives: Make

Remade 2014 Mini Hardtop Remains Less than $20K

Fitting a new engine lineup and enhanced technologies into its traditionally tiny package, the 2014 Mini Hardtop is available for ordering now with an MSRP that starts at $19,950. That’s a fairly small $250 price bump for a fairly substantial … Continue reading

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Polk’s Picks for Auto Loyalty Honor Five from Chrysler Group

Five different products from the Chrysler Group earned Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards recently, showcasing the automaker’s strong efforts to keep its current customers satisfied. That’s a key to growing and sustaining automotive success in this country, according to the Polk … Continue reading

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2014 Chevy Silverado Sets 5-Star Safety Milestone

The redesigned 2014 Chevy Silverado has added to its long list of segment-leading accomplishments by recently becoming the first full-size pickup to receive a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score in NHTSA’s current safety-testing program, which has been in place since 2011. … Continue reading

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Buick Encore Pushes Brand to Global Sales Record

With a big-time assist from its smallest entry—the Buick Encore—GM’s Buick brand recently reported the highest global sales volume in its 110-year history. The tale of the tape here: 1,032,056 deliveries that represented a 9.5 percent gain as compared to … Continue reading

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Hyundai Santa Fe Lauded for Good Design

Hyundai’s daring design language helped attract a record number of buyers last year, with entries like the Hyundai Santa Fe enabling the brand to ring up more than 720,000 sales in 2013. But along with satisfied owners, the brand’s style … Continue reading

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2014 Ram 1500 Adds Autobytel Pickup of the Year Prize

Calling it “clearly one of the most innovative trucks available,” the editorial team at Autobytel.com has named the 2014 Ram 1500 its Pickup Truck of the Year. A key factor in the choice: The 2014 Ram 1500 also is the … Continue reading

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First 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport Delivers for STEM Education

After making the winning bid back in August at a Barrett-Jackson auction, Tim and Pat Whited recently took delivery of the very first 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport, powered by Cadillac’s first twin-turbo V-6 engine. It was part of a special … Continue reading

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2014 Buick LaCrosse Repeats as 5-Star Safety Performer

Backed by a streak that dates back four years, the 2014 Buick LaCrosse recently earned a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score in the New Car Assessment Program from NHTSA. The government agency awarded the LaCrosse five stars for occupant protection in … Continue reading

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Ford Police Interceptors Now Among LA’s Most Wanted

Consider them repeat defenders: For the third year in a row, Ford’s Police Interceptor sedan and utility vehicle were the fastest entries in testing by the Los Angeles Sheriff Department (LASD).

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Need for Speed Now Features New 2015 Ford Mustang

Although it will be about a year before the new 2015 Ford Mustang can satisfy real-world drivers’ need for speed, the Blue Oval’s next-gen pony car is already getting the job done digitally. In fact, the recently released “Rivals” edition … Continue reading

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