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Going Loud In The Ram 1500 Rumble Bee Concept
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Rumorpile: Focus RS Coming To The U.S. With AWD

Aug 27 2014 10:15 AM | Ford News
The past few years have seen a number of rumors about the next-generation Ford Focus RS and if it will come to the U.S. or not. A new report from Road & Track says the Focus RS is coming, with a big change for the U.S.

According to a source, Ford is planning to send a limited number of the next Focus RS to the U.S. The next RS will come equipped with a 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder. The source says power figures are still be determined, but Road & Track speculates that the RS could be packing 310 to 350 horsepower. As for what wheels all of that power will go to, another source says that it will utilize a new all-wheel drive system with torque vectoring to improve handling.

Source: Road & Track

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300 Claims Have Been Filed To GM's Ignition Switch Compensation Fund

Aug 27 2014 07:35 AM | GM News
It has been almost two months since General Motors announced a compensation fund for families who either lost a loved one or who were injured because of a problem due to the ignition switch. According to the Detroit Free Press, almost 300 people have filed a claim.

100 people who have filed a claim said their loved ones were killed because of defect, while 184 people said their injuries come as a result of the problem. These numbers come from Amy Weiss, a spokeswoman for fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg.

The Detroit Free Press says each person who has filed a claim has to provide evidence that it was the defective switch that was the cause of the injury/fatality. If the person is able to prove this, Feinberg will...


2015 Volvo XC90 Ushers In A New Era

Aug 26 2014 02:45 PM | Volvo News
The 2015 Volvo XC90 features a number of firsts for the Swedish brand.First model not to use any parts from FordFirst new model to come from the Geely ownershipFirst model to use Volvo's SPA architectureThe 2015 XC90 features all new styling that has been previewed in previous Volvo concepts with the boxy look getting modernized. The front is familiar to current Volvo's with a large grille and diagonal emblem. The headlights are unique as the LED running lights are T-Shaped. Volvo calls this "Thor's Hammer" design. Moving inside, the XC90 is lined with matte wood and leather. A large touchscreen controls infotainment and climate functions, while the shifter is made from crystal cut glass.

Power comes from two engines. The base...


Quick Ride: Ram 1500 Rumble Bee Concept

Aug 26 2014 07:15 AM | William Maley in Quick Drive


There are days where I consider myself the luckiest person alive. A couple weeks ago, I had the chance to go for a ride in a very special truck. A fellow colleague of mine had the great fortune of getting his hands on the Ram 1500 Rumble Bee concept an...



Leaked Letter Reveals Delivery Dates For 2015 Ford F-150

Aug 25 2014 12:35 PM | William Maley in Ford News


Automotive News got their hands on a letter that was sent to Ford dealers revealed some of the deliver dates for the upcoming 2015 F-150. The letter written by Ford's distribution planning manager Kevin Giacomini and allocation and commodity manager Jo...





Rumorpile: Volkswagen Launching A New Golf In 2017

Aug 25 2014 08:45 AM | William Maley in Volkswagen News


A new report from Germany's Auto motor und sport (via Automotive News) says that Volkswagen is working on a new Golf that will be due out in 2017, just under three years after the current model has begun arriving in the U.S. The eighth-generation Golf...



Rumorpile: Ram Keeping It Steel Till 2021

Aug 23 2014 01:45 PM | William Maley in Ram News


With new fuel economy regulations coming around the corner, many automakers are trying a number of things to meet those upcoming standards. Case in point: Ford is using aluminum in the next-generation F-150, and General Motors is reportedly doing the s...