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2014 LA Auto Show to Host 30 Global Debuts

by zAutos.com on September 19, 2014

The Los Angeles Auto Show confirmed that they will host 30 global debuts this year at the LA Convention Center.

Audi said they are planning one their biggest LA Auto Shows to date with eight vehicle debuts, three of which will be world-firsts. Mercedes-Benz will bring three of its world premieres alongside two North American debuts. Chevrolet, BMW, and Porsche have promised → Read More

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The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, which outputs 707 horsepower, now boasts a calm, fuel-sipping highway EPA rating of 22 miles per gallon. Dodge notes that the competitive mpg is all thanks to their segment-exclusive TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission.

“As the fastest muscle car ever, the Challenger Hellcat can run 10-second ETs at the track, and then get 22 miles per gallon on the drive home. With a starting price of $59,995, there’s nothing else → Read More

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Audi Receives First Autonomous Driving Permit in CA

by zAutos.com on September 17, 2014

California has issued its first autonomous driving permit to Audi after new regulations concerning driverless testing passed yesterday.

Audi has conducted autonomous research over tens of thousands of miles in Europe and some U.S. states but never California–a serious hindrance as their Electronics Research lab is based in the state. But legislation that Gov. Jerry Brown signed in 2012 has finally passed, establishing → Read More

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Ford Fiesta Probed for Faulty Doors

by zAutos.com on September 17, 2014

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into 205,000 Ford Fiestas for doors that may fail to latch shut. U.S. regulators said they have received 61 reports concerning door latch problems on model year 2011-2013 Fiesta vehicles.

Complaints allege that some Fiesta doors failed to properly latch, claiming a door can “bounce back”. One complainant said they tried to shut the front passenger door for over 30 minutes before they were forced to leave their vehicle → Read More

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Jeep Adds Compact SUV to Lineup

by zAutos.com on September 16, 2014

Jeep is expanding its brand lineup with the “most capable small SUV ever”, the Jeep Renegade. The small SUV boasts Jeep driving dynamics, off-road capability and “youthful” styling, all while achieving at least 30 miles per gallon.

The compact SUV will be built on the small-wide 4X4 architecture, also shared by the Fiat 500L. Engine options include a 2.4L Tigershark, seen in the 2015 Chrysler 200, and a new turbo boosted → Read More

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