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Jaguar XKR Final Fifty Edition Models Planned for U.S., Limited to, Well, 50 Units  Apr 24th, 2014 
Jaguar’s old—but still gorgeous—XK is slinking off into the sunset this summer, but not until the final 50 U.S.-bound XKRs hit our shores. These extra-special XKs will carry the clever XK Final Fifty Limited Edition name, and will be split evenly between coupe and convertible body styles. All will wear Ultimate Black paint over Ivory […] 
 
 
Asbury Posts Record First Quarter  Apr 24th, 2014 
The group reported during it quarterly conference call that earnings per share were up 34% from the year-ago quarter, an all-time record for the group. On the same day, Executive Vice President and COO Michael Kearney announced his retirement. 
 
 
Is CARFAX like Kleenex? Consumers and Dealers Adopt VinAudit.com for Lower-cost Vehicle History  Apr 24th, 2014 
VinAudit.com's founder and CEO David Wu argues that while CARFAX is a well-known vehicle history provider, it is really a "brand eponym" ripe for being replaced by lower-cost alternatives. Just like Kleenex. 
 
 
Bike Trader Reports: Honda CBR Beats Yamaha YZF and Suzuki GSXR in 2012 Used Bike Choice Honours  Apr 24th, 2014 
The latest research from Bike Trader, the UK's leading used bike marketplace, shows that the most searched bike in 2012 was the Honda CBR, well ahead of the Yamaha YZF and the Suzuki GSXR. 
 
 
Auto Trader's Top 10 Iconic British Cars  Apr 24th, 2014 
Latest research by Auto Trader, from its 35 year heritage and beyond, has identified the British cars that have become icons of the automotive world. 
 
 
Auto Trader Pilots New Instant Offer Service to Help Dealers Source Stock  Apr 24th, 2014 
As sourcing quality car stock remains a challenge for UK dealers, Auto Trader is piloting a unique new service called Instant Offer, aimed at providing dealers with exclusive access to private stock. 
 
 
DFW Elite Toy Museum Opens Race Car Exhibit, Helps Dog Rescue  Apr 24th, 2014 
October 17 Grand Opening Party benefits Cavalier Rescue USA. 
 
 
Safety or Profit? Red-Light Cameras in Florida  Apr 24th, 2014 
Increasing the length of a yellow light, along with an "all stop" cycle, would do more to increase safety at intersections than red light cameras do. 
 
 
Long Island Limousine Company, N & D Limos Announce the Launch of New Website  Apr 24th, 2014 
Nassau & Suffolk County Limousine Company, N & D Limos recently launch new website. 
 
 
Ventura Vintage Rods Return to Channel Islands for Harbor Run 23  Apr 24th, 2014 
More than 300 Classic Cars on Display - Free to Public 
 
 
2014 New Black FORD Mustang Convertible Raffle  Apr 24th, 2014 
The Cass County Historical Society is giving away a 2014 Black Ford Mustang Convertible through a raffle drawing on November 15, 2013. 
 
 
El Gallo Taqueria Four Year Anniversary Party and Classic Car Cruise-In  Apr 24th, 2014 
In celebration of four delicious years in business, El Gallo Taqueria will be throwing an anniversary party and hosting a classic car cruise-in. 
 
 
Eckler Industries (Automotive) is Implementing the Perfion Product Information Management PIM system  Apr 24th, 2014 
Eckler will be using the Perfion Product Information Management system to handle their enormous product variety, ranging from brake discs to fan t-shirts. 
 
 
Collectibles Guru Jeff Figler Finds Gold Among Other People's Trash, Advises Spring Cleaning Carefully  Apr 24th, 2014 
Be careful what you toss out. Millie Figler's son learned first-hand how that box of junk could literally be worth a fortune! And he's willing to teach you everything he knows. 
 
 
Backstage Limousine's, An Orlando Limousine Service, Adds New Limos to Their Fleet  Apr 24th, 2014 
No Competition for Backstage Limousine's Fleet 
 
 
Thanks, Buddies. Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac honors Best Buddies participants at Plymouth North High School  Apr 24th, 2014 
Since 2007, Tracy Chevrolet Cadillac has recognized dozens of students at Plymouth North and South high schools for going above and beyond in both the classroom and in the community. 
 
 
Mazda Named Most Fuel-Efficient Auto Manufacturer in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Report, Ferman Mazda of Brandon Reports  Apr 24th, 2014 
Mazda had the highest average fuel economy and the lowest average CO2 emissions across its fleet in 2012. 
 
 
2014 Silverado 1500 Named Fleet Truck of the Year, Notes Ferman Chevy of Tampa  Apr 24th, 2014 
The all-new 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 earns the highest honor from managers of fleets of all sizes. 
 
 
Military Car Storage Discount Offered by Dallas Car Storage  Apr 24th, 2014 
Military gets one month free with 12-month car storage agreement. 
 
 
Ferman Acura of Tampa Discusses Acura's New Commercials Created with Jerry Seinfeld for His Web Series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee  Apr 24th, 2014 
Jerry Seinfeld and Acura team up for a series of retro commercials to air during the comedian's Web series. 
 
 
Ferman Mazda of Brandon, FL, Featuring the 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata  Apr 24th, 2014 
The popular 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata makes two-seater, top-down fun affordable. 
 
 
Mazda Dealer in the Tampa Area, Ferman Mazda of Brandon, Takes a Look at the 2014 Mazda 3  Apr 24th, 2014 
The 2014 Mazda3 is racking up best-of awards and making many experts' short lists, thanks to its Skyactiv improvements. 
 
 
Preh Systems Shine in the New BMW X5  Apr 24th, 2014 
BMW X5 to feature three Preh driver controls, including an elegant new center stack system. 
 
 
Silverado Named Four Wheeler Magazine's 2014 Pickup Truck of the Year, Notes Ferman Chevy of Tampa  Apr 24th, 2014 
The 2014 Chevy Silverado adds Pickup Truck of the Year from Four Wheeler magazine to its list of awards. 
 
 
Harley-Davidson of Tampa Talks About the 2014 CVO Breakout  Apr 24th, 2014 
The newest CVO Breakout not only offers a fresh, customizable design, but it also has exclusive performance enhancements. 
 
 
Tragic NYC accident shows that teen drivers can be held criminally responsible for crashes  Apr 24th, 2014 
Teenagers are brand new to these hazards and driving and haven't gained the skills to prevent many accidents. 
 
 
HOV lanes pose high risk of accidents  Apr 24th, 2014 
Interstate highways can be some of the most dangerous roadways, for a number of reasons. Highway accidents have a variety of causes, including distracted driving while waiting in stop-and-go traffic, delays due to road conditions, congestion and closures, and reckless driving. 
 
 
Study shows lax driver attitudes toward speeding  Apr 24th, 2014 
Speeding may be a major factor in causing many traffic accidents, however it appears that it is still a major problem on roadways throughout the country. 
 
 
Injured bus passenger should have been allowed to present his case to the jury  Apr 24th, 2014 
However, if an accident leads to a trial, it is crucial that enough evidence is presented to support the injured person's case. The recent Massachusetts Appellate Division case of DeStefano v. Sanchez provides an example. 
 
 
Study finds Missouri has some of the nation's worst drivers  Apr 24th, 2014 
A recent study has concluded that Missouri drivers ranked in the top 10 of the nation's worst. 
 
 
TX A&M study questions safety of drivers using voice-to-text technology  Apr 24th, 2014 
A study conducted earlier this year by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute revealed that even some of the "safer" means of multitasking while driving may not be enough to keep drivers safe 
 
 
Perkins Diesel Engine Parts Specialists APM Heavy Duty Talk about Diagnosing the Cause of Marine Diesel Engine Overheating  Apr 24th, 2014 
The John Deere engine parts supplier, APM Heavy Duty, address what the main causes are of marine engine overheating, which can lead to serious problems. 
 
 
Volkswagen of America Continues Partnership With Peak Performance as Exclusive Provider for CRM Solutions  Apr 24th, 2014 
PEAK's innovative methodologies have led to improved customer engagement in all our dealer communications. 
 
 
Deutz Diesel Engine Experts APM Heavy Duty Address the Role of Fuel Additives for Diesel Engines  Apr 24th, 2014 
The Cummins diesel pros, APM Heavy Duty, discuss fuel additives for your diesel engine. A quality additive will increase fuel economy and performance. 
 
 
NHTSA Adds Clarity To The Future Of V2X (Vehicle-to-X), But Many Challenges Still Lie Ahead  Apr 24th, 2014 
The Ecosystem for V2X is still evolving and growing. By simplifying and clarifying complex technologies, SBD hopes to be able to shift the discussion towards many of the major strategic uncertainties that the automotive industry still face. 
 
 
Peak Performance Takes Customer Engagement to a New Level for Lexus Dealerships  Apr 24th, 2014 
Peak Performance is proud to partner with luxury automaker, Lexus, on one of the most comprehensive, intelligent and robust Owner Communication Programs in the industry - Lexus ENGAGE. 
 
 
APM Engine Parts Addresses the Effects of Sulfur Reduction on Motor Oils and Fuels  Apr 24th, 2014 
The engine crankshaft kit pros, APM Engine Parts, discusses what happens when sulfur is removed from your car's oil and fuel. 
 
 
Used Cars Exchange Integrates Real-Time Used Cars Inventory from Auto Dealers  Apr 24th, 2014 
Used car buyers can now search for used cars from dealers nationwide. 
 
 
General Motors Overhauls Engineering Team  Apr 24th, 2014 
After the ignition switch recall, GM is making some major changes. 
 
 
Aaron Robinson: 25 Years After the Japanese Onslaught, Germany Is Winning  Apr 24th, 2014 
Memory snapshots from Detroit auto shows of my youth: Datsuns parked on candy-red carpet, begging my dad to buy a Renault Alliance (wisely, he bought another Oldsmobile), a Bitter SC, panhandlers in the stairways at Cobo Hall, steam pluming from the manhole covers in a dark, frigid city that the sun seemed to have forgotten. […] 
 
 
Dept. Of Energy Rolls Out Latest Strategic Plan for Automotive Tech, Design, Energy Sources  Apr 24th, 2014 
Despite the Energy Department’s latest rah-rah report embracing an ” ‘all of the above’ energy strategy,’ battery-electric cars will continue to dominate federal mandates curbing carbon emissions from the nation’s vehicle fleet. Automakers reading the department’s “2014–2018 Strategic Plan” will note that nothing has really changed since President Obama announced the first wave of battery […] 
 
 
The SCADpad: Solving a Parking/Living Problem We Didn’t Know Existed  Apr 24th, 2014 
There’s a pretty hefty stigma attached to living in something on wheels—but what about when a group of design students and faculty from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) get their hands on a mobile home? And what happens when that group declares it has stumbled upon a potential solution to urban housing […] 
 
 
Footkhana = Ken Block and His Fiesta Playing Soccer with Fleet-Footed Tricksters  Apr 24th, 2014 
We guess soccer is pretty cool, but it’s missing that last little bit of . . . je ne sais quoi, you know? CARS—that’s it! You know it. We know it. Ken Block knows it. And thus Footkhana was born, thanks to the Gymkhana master lending his drifty touch to the world’s most popular sport with […] 
 
 
Info Surfaced Regarding GM Whistleblowers and Supplier Relations  Apr 24th, 2014 
General Motors executives leading crash investigations of Cobalt and Ion models where airbags didn’t deploy were passing the buck or quit in the middle of the queries, according to company documents cited by Bloomberg last week. Since at least early 2011, GM had been investigating the initial 23 crashes linked to the second round of […] 
 
 
Williamson Insurance Represents Companies Offering Accident Forgiveness with Affordable Car Insurance for Trucks, Cars and SUVs in the Raleigh Area Including Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs and Garner  Apr 24th, 2014 
Independent insurance agency quotes car insurance with accident forgiveness. 
 
 
Entry-Level Porsche Macan Engine Revealed  Apr 24th, 2014 
The entry-level Porsche Macan will feature a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, according to recent reports. 
 
 
Dodge and Motley Crue Team Up for New Promotion  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Dodge and Motley Crue join forces to promote the 2015 Charger and Challenger, along with the band's 'Final Tour.' 
 
 
Fisker Karma May Return in 2015  Apr 23rd, 2014 
The EV automaker is making a quick comeback from bankruptcy. 
 
 
Volvo Celebrates 50 Years at Torslanda Factory With New Investments  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Volvo is investing in a new architecture that will arrive on future models. 
 
 
Toyota Global Sales Surpass VW and GM  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Toyota holds the title for global sales leader, beating out the likes of Volkswagen and GM, but here in the U.S., the company didn't quite reach the top. 
 
 
5 Hottest Debuts of the 2014 Beijing Auto Show  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Yes, the 2014 Beijing show was packed with vehicles we’ll never see here in the States, but there were also quite a few things we’ll see in the very near future, like Lexus’s NX crossover, Mercedes-Benz’s Concept Coupe SUV/future BMW X6–fighter thing, and even the 2015 Volkswagen Touareg bowed in Beijing. But they weren’t nearly […] 
 
 
Baking the Perfect Burnout: 2015 Mustang GT to Pack Standard Factory Line Lock  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Ford is giving its 2015 Mustang GT a modern way of performing one of the muscle car’s oldest tricks: the burnout. Known variously as a burnout, brake torque, power brake, brake stand, and numerous other regional derivatives over the years, the object of the maneuver remains the same: Holding the car still so the rear […] 
 
 
2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive Tested: Limo Room with 911 Moves  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Do you experience length envy when driving your Porsche Panamera? Feeling a little shortchanged when a Mercedes-Benz S-class or BMW 7-series pulls up at a light? Porsche has good news for you. You can now order a stretched Panamera from the factory. Opt for the Executive option on a Panamera Turbo—it’s only available on Turbo […] 
 
 
Williamson Insurance Represents Companies Offering Accident Forgiveness with Affordable Car Insurance for Trucks, Cars and SUVs in the Raleigh Area Including Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs and Garner  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Independent insurance agency quotes car insurance with accident forgiveness. 
 
 
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, 18 GM Vehicles in Top 10 'Most American-Made'  Apr 23rd, 2014 
GM tops 'Made in America' Auto Index for second year in a row 
 
 
GM Now Fixing Ignition Switches at Dealerships  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Many customers can now take their cars in for repairs. 
 
 
Tiny iQ? Borrow a Toyota: Scion to Roll Out Complimentary Rental Program  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Sure Scions are cute, quirky, and in the case of the FR-S, sporty, but nobody inks a deal on a car from Toyota’s youth brand with heavy hauling in mind. So it’s entirely logical that, according to a recent report in Automotive News, the maker is hatching a plan to help owners handle the load […] 
 
 
Fields of Dreams? Mark Fields to Take Helm at Ford Once Mulally Retires, Surprising No One  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Ford COO Mark Fields is poised to become the next CEO of Ford Motor Company once current chief-executive célèbre Alan Mulally officially retires from the Blue Oval later this year after an eight-year tenure at the helm, according to reports in Bloomberg News and CNBC. Sources for both stories wished to remain anonymous, but were […] 
 
 
J.D. Power Acquires Korrelate  Apr 23rd, 2014 
The addition of the measurement and analytics firm expands J.D. Power’s capabilities to measure the effectiveness of digital advertising spending. 
 
 
2014 Land Rover Range Rover HSE review notes: Nicer and a tad more efficient with the V6  Apr 23rd, 2014 
EDITOR WES RAYNAL: Does this  
 
 
Williamson Insurance Represents Companies Offering Accident Forgiveness with Affordable Car Insurance for Trucks, Cars and SUVs in the Raleigh Area Including Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs and Garner  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Independent insurance agency quotes car insurance with accident forgiveness. 
 
 
24 Hours of LeMons Detroit: The Winners!  Apr 23rd, 2014 
After the traditional car inspections on Friday, Saturday’s race session at Michigan’s Gingerman Raceway became a free-for-all of tense battles and lead changes. When the race resumed on Easter Sunday, the competition for each of the three LeMons classes remained very close. Here’s who won what when the checkered flag finally waved later that afternoon. […] 
 
 
Williamson Insurance Represents Companies Offering Accident Forgiveness with Affordable Car Insurance for Trucks, Cars and SUVs in the Raleigh Area Including Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs and Garner  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Independent insurance agency quotes car insurance with accident forgiveness. 
 
 
2014 BMW X5 xDrive50i  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Half a century of family-hauler evolution and three generations of BMW engineering devoted to the X5 sports activity vehicle concept yield this expensive, heavy, thirsty, seven-passenger truck striving to regain its past glory as the sales leader of the premium-priced mid-sized SUV pack. The $88,475 X5 50i tested here showcases gains in electronic convenience and […] 
 
 
Williamson Insurance Represents Companies Offering Accident Forgiveness with Affordable Car Insurance for Trucks, Cars and SUVs in the Raleigh Area Including Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs and Garner  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Independent insurance agency quotes car insurance with accident forgiveness. 
 
 
Fields Slated to Replace Mulally as Ford CEO, Report Says  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Mulally is expected to step down by the end of the year. 
 
 
2014 Nissan Sentra SL Road Test  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Much improved from last year, now it's all about the details 
 
 
Mazda Recalls 109,000 Tribute Models  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Mazda has recalled select Tribute SUV models for rusting issues. 
 
 
Toyota Yaris Undergoes Global Redesign  Apr 22nd, 2014 
The Yaris will see some major changes soon. 
 
 
2015 Ford Mustang Order Guide Leaked  Apr 22nd, 2014 
The order guide for the new 2015 Ford Mustang has been posted online, revealing options, pricing, and more. 
 
 
Counterpunch: GM Seeks to Block Ignition-Switch Lawsuits with Bankruptcy Shield  Apr 22nd, 2014 
General Motors is invoking a clause from its 2009 bankruptcy that would block most of its customers from suing the automaker over faulty ignition switches. GM said it asked a federal bankruptcy court in New York—the same one which granted GM the right to waive all liability for products built before its $50 billion taxpayer-funded […] 
 
 
BAIC BJ100 Concept: Better By Literally Any Other Name [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 22nd, 2014 
It’s unfortunate BAIC chose the “BJ100″ moniker for this tough-looking SUV concept, because we’re not so sure it sucks. With its high-tech, airless tweels (tire/wheels), you certainly don’t need to worry about it blowing a tire—and is that a driveshaft we detect? Herewith, we will point out a few additional things we find interesting about […] 
 
 
Get Yer Yé-Yé’s Out: Peugeot Shows Exalt Concept [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 22nd, 2014 
When the Peugeot Onyx concept arrived at the Paris show two years ago, we called it a “futuristic Gallic hell sled.” Upon seeing the company’s Exalt concept for the Beijing show, we exclaimed, “HONDA ADOPTS KODO: SOUL OF MOTION! RESULT: PEUGEOT EXALT.” While we’re certain some zany, distinctive Franc-ishness lurks in various nooks and crannies […] 
 
 
UAW Drops Challenge to Tennessee VW Vote Ahead of Final Hearing  Apr 22nd, 2014 
The United Auto Workers has decided to drop its National Labor Relations Board appeal over Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant workers’ February vote not to unionize. A Detroit News report suggests that the UAW rescinded its appeal because the process could drag on far longer than the 10 months or so that will pass before it […] 
 
 
Audi TT Offroad Concept: Yep, It’s a Four-Door Crossover TT  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Prior to revealing this TT Offroad concept at the Beijing show, the Allroad Shooting Brake concept appeared at January’s Detroit auto show to preview the third-generation TT. So what? Well, Audi is serious about expanding the TT family beyond the coupe and the roadster models, and our sources indicate that the company is seriously considering […] 
 
 
Youngman L3 GT: Engineered by Lotus, “Improved” by Gold Chrome [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 22nd, 2014 
What could go wrong when Chinese automaker Youngman gets its hands on a leftover sedan design from Malaysian Proton, slaps on an appalling body kit, and splashes the whole thing with a gold chrome finish? Don’t forget those “Lotus” badges, either! Oh, Beijing, you’ve nearly outdone yourself here.  This rolling nightmare is what’s known as […] 
 
 
5 Weirdest Cars, Concepts, and Things We Saw at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show  Apr 22nd, 2014 
There are certain auto shows that bring out the weird—we’re looking at you, SEMA and Tokyo—and the list definitely includes the Beijing show. With such vast cultural differences between the U.S. and China, it’s pretty much a given that some stuff that’s accepted as normal over there is downright weird to us. This year’s event […] 
 
 
2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S Tested: You Can’t Fall off a Building this Fast  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Have you ever peeked through the window of a sports car to see what transmission it has? Did you scoff and silently judge the owner for saddling his or her sports car with an automatic? We’ve done that, too. But if you spot a new 911 Turbo on the street, don’t bother peering through the […] 
 
 
Braskamp Joins Industry Summit 2014  Apr 22nd, 2014 
The bank's director of national sales and originations will open Industry Summit 2014 with a keynote address on Monday, Sept. 8, at Paris Las Vegas. 
 
 
EFG's Entire Field Services Team Now AFIP Certified  Apr 22nd, 2014 
The company’s entire field services team is now 100% AFIP certified. AFIP certification curriculum focuses solely on the federal and state laws that govern in-dealership financial services. 
 
 
US Equity Advantage Adds Regional Account Manager  Apr 22nd, 2014 
F&I veteran Karena Raino-Nevratakis has joined the company as regional account manager for the Western United States. 
 
 
DealerMatch, NAMAD Partner on Inventory Trading Network  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Along with visibility into the entire DealerMatch marketplace, NAMAD members can access a private trading network that allows them to buy and sell inventory directly with fellow members. 
 
 
F&I Express Adds Portfolio to eContracting Platform  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Portfolio, which offers dealers in-depth quarterly cession reports, is now part of F&I Express’ aftermarket eContracting platform. 
 
 
AutoNation Sets F&I Record, Puts Lead Providers on Notice  Apr 22nd, 2014 
F&I gross profit per vehicle retailed reached a record $1,407 for the nation’s largest dealer group, but the achievement was overshadowed by the warning executives issued to lead providers. 
 
 
Williamson Insurance Represents Companies Offering Accident Forgiveness with Affordable Car Insurance for Trucks, Cars and SUVs in the Raleigh Area Including Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs and Garner  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Independent insurance agency quotes car insurance with accident forgiveness. 
 
 
Volkswagen Recalls Models With New 1.8-Liter Engines  Apr 22nd, 2014 
A new Volkswagen recall affects over 26,000 cars. 
 
 
GM Recall Leads NHTSA to Close Saturn Ion Probe  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Following GM's recent recalls, the NHTSA will end its probe. 
 
 
The JAC SC-9 Concept Is Really . . . Long [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 22nd, 2014 
One way by which humans detect attractiveness in potential mates is based on the symmetry of their face—you lose this ability when you’re drunk, which explains the beer-goggles phenomenon—so that means, in a way, everyone is capable of sifting the well-proportioned from the bad. Which brings us to the colossal SC-9 concept car from JAC […] 
 
 
5 Cool Ways Ford Stripped Weight Out of the 2015 F-150’s Chassis  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Ford broke the pickup mold when it introduced its aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150. The move to include that much aluminum on a mass-produced, high-volume vehicle such as the F-150 is unprecedented. Ford expects the new body to help trim up to 700 pounds versus that of the outgoing truck. But while everyone’s talking about the switch […] 
 
 
Defend and Expand: Next Land Rover Defender to Spawn Family of Rugged, Attainable Models  Apr 22nd, 2014 
The Land Rover Defender sprang from the same well as the Jeep Wrangler. The original Land Rover was constructed as a postwar stopgap, an agricultural tool whose prototype was cobbled together from leftover Willys Jeep parts by Rover designer Maurice Wilks. And just as Jeep outlived Willys, Land Rover has survived Rover. Since the mid-’90s, […] 
 
 
Hongqi L5 Tempers Western Decadence, Uprisings, Modernity [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Coverage of any Chinese auto show without mentioning a Hongqi or two just wouldn’t be up to snuff. So without any more decadent ado, here’s the Hongqi L5 sombering up the 2014 Beijing auto show. What’s a Hongqi? It’s a Chinese brand manufactured by FAW that’s been serving the nation’s government officials and dignitaries (Hongqi […] 
 
 
Lincoln Design Changes: Ex-Cadillac Designer Demoted, New Chief Appointed  Apr 22nd, 2014 
A little more than three years ago, Ford hired away GM designer Max Wolff from Cadillac to head and reshape the styling direction of its luxury division Lincoln. Now Wolff has been demoted to head of exterior design, the very position he held at Cadillac prior to his move, in favor of new chief David Woodhouse […] 
 
 
Suck It, Caravan: Buick GL8 is China’s Minivan of Choice [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 22nd, 2014 
While the concept of a Buick-badged minivan hasn’t entered the American psyche since the awful Terraza plagued the brand’s U.S. dealers way back in 2007, the idea is very much alive and well in China. Dubbed the GL8, Buick’s van is—like the other rides in its lineup—hugely popular. The current-generation model seen here has been […] 
 
 
Screaming Yellow Zonker! Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0 Unveiled [2014 New York Auto Show]  Apr 22nd, 2014 
One of the best things about Scion’s sweet FR-S sports car is that it’s something of a blank canvas for customization. And apparently it’s not just for the SEMA crowd and weekend track stars, but also for Scion engineers and product planners themselves. Case in point: the lightly modified Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0, the […] 
 
 
Nissan Lannia Concept: A Mini-Maxima For China, By China [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Nissan’s pushing its “V-motion” styling theme hard. So hard, in fact, that its Chinese designers, who supposedly exist to cater the brand’s wares to the Chinese market’s unique tastes, have whipped up a concept car with, you guessed it, V-motion styling. In fact, the Lannia concept, which debuted at the 2014 Beijing auto show, looks […] 
 
 
2014 Buick Regal GS review notes: A youthful, performance Buick will cost you  Apr 22nd, 2014 
EDITOR WES RAYNAL: Spritely lil' bugger, this 2014 Buick Regal GS . It would be the Regal of choice if I was shopping for a Regal. 
 
 
2015 Chevrolet Trax first drive: Compact Buick Encore sibling debuts at New York auto show, will go on sale in early 2015  Apr 22nd, 2014 
What is it? 
 
 
Williamson Insurance Represents Companies Offering Accident Forgiveness with Affordable Car Insurance for Trucks, Cars and SUVs in the Raleigh Area Including Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs and Garner  Apr 22nd, 2014 
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Williamson Insurance Represents Companies Offering Accident Forgiveness with Affordable Car Insurance for Trucks, Cars and SUVs in the Raleigh Area Including Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs and Garner  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Independent insurance agency quotes car insurance with accident forgiveness. 
 
 
Hyundai Expands Lineup: 12 New Models in 3 Years  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Hyundai will roll out 12 all-new or redesigned models over the next three years. 
 
 
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