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Ford Divulges Engine and Towing Specifications For 2015 F-150

Jul 22 2014 01:45 PM | Ford News
Has it really been seven months since Ford unveiled the 2015 F-150 at the Detroit Auto Show? Yes it has. Since that time, the blue oval has been keeping its lips shut on the power and towing numbers for the F-150. Well today, Ford has decided to reveal some of those numbers.

We'll begin with the new base engine, the 3.5L V6. Not be confused with the 3.5 EcoBoost, the new 3.5 V6 makes 283 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. Compared to the outgoing 3.7 V6, the 3.5 is down 19 horsepower and 23 pound-feet. That shouldn't be as noticeable you might think as the new F-150 is about 700 pounds lighter than the current model. Towing and payload numbers for the 3.5 4x2 model stand at 7,600 and 1,910 pounds respectively.

Rumorpile: Opel Ampera To Disappear In 2016

Jul 22 2014 08:35 AM | Opel/Vauxhall News
While the Chevrolet Volt has been doing ok in sales chart (ranging from 1,478 to 1,777 units since March), the same cannot be said for the Opel Ampera. When it launched in 2012 and took home the European Car Of The Year award, the model sold 5,200 units. But since then, the Ampera has been sinking like a rock. In 2013, dealers only moved 3,184 units, a massive drop of 40 percent. 2014 only looks to be worse as Opel has only sold 332 units through the end of May.

Automotive News Europe reports that Opel will drop the Ampera once the next-generation Chevrolet Volt is launched, which is expected to happen in late 2015.

An Opel spokesman declined to comment on this story when asked.

Source: Automotive News E...

Spying: Next-Generation Chevrolet Camaro Makes Its First Appearance

Jul 21 2014 04:25 PM | Chevrolet News
Ford is readying the 2015 Mustang, while Dodge is getting the refreshed 2015 Challenger ready to be sent out to dealers. What does Chevrolet have in store for the Camaro? Well the first set of spy shots have come out and it appears there is a lot in store.

Underneath all of the heavy camouflage, we can tell that Chevrolet is going with a more aggressive look and a lowered roofline. The wheels appear to have been moved closer to either end, and the rear end has been trimmed a little. Other details to take note include the quad exhaust pipes, large hood vents, and a big spoiler. This leads to some speculation that we're looking at high-performance model such as the SS or ZL1.

Under the skin, the next-generation Camaro...

Rumorpile: Questionable Future For The Hyundai Veloster

Jul 21 2014 01:10 PM | William Maley in Hyundai News

The Hyundai Veloster is a departure for the Korean automaker. With a unique style and a asymmetrical door layout, the Veloster has been the black sheep when compared to other models. But a new report says the Veloster may not get a second act. An unna...

SUVs and Crossovers Pass Sedans In Sales

Jul 19 2014 12:15 PM | William Maley in Industry News

Congratulations America. It seems we now buy more SUVs and crossovers than sedans according to a new study from IHS Automotive. Through May of 2014, IHS says that SUVs and CUVs account for 36.5 percent of new car registrations, compared to the 35.4 per...

2015 Chevrolet, GMC Trucks and SUVs Equipped With 6.2L V8 Get An Eight-Speed

Jul 18 2014 01:45 PM | William Maley in Chevrolet Truck News

General Motors announced today that certain 2015 Chevrolet and GMC trucks and SUVs will trade in their six-speed automatic for an eight-speed automatic. Those models include,Chevrolet SilveradoGMC SierraGMC Yukon Denali/Yukon XL DenaliThe catch is that...

First Drive: 2015 Hyundai Sonata

Jul 18 2014 05:45 AM | William Maley in First Drive

Let us go back in time to October 2013 and my review of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0T. This is how I ended the review, “The current Sonata started a revolution in the midsize sedan and the fact it's still selling so well means the next-generation mo...