2015

 
Porsche 918 Spyder Plug-In Hybrid Supercars Recalled For Fan Wiring

Porsche 918 Spyder Plug-In Hybrid Supercars Recalled For Fan Wiring

Porsche is recalling every 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid supercar to fix potentially faulty radiator-fan wiring. The carmaker says the wiring harness for the radiator fans in these vehicles may have been damaged by a carbon-fiber component. Porsche dealers will inspect the wiring harnesses--and replace... read more

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2015 MINI Cooper S 4-Door Hardtop, Catskill Mountains, NY, Apr 2015

2015 MINI Cooper S Hardtop 4-Door: Gas Mileage Review

In various forms, the MINI has been with us for more than half a century--but its image has always been shaped by the two-door model. The original BMC Mini had two doors and... read more April 22, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Volt

2015 Chevy Volt: Big Clearance Sale Before New 2016 Model Includes $249 Lease

Before a new model of car can go on sale, carmakers and dealers have to clear inventory of its predecessor. It's not uncommon for carmakers to offer significant discounts on... read more April 21, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

Aluminum-Body 2015 Ford F-150 Gets 5-Star NHTSA Rating For Crash Safety

Cutting weight can be one of the most effective tactics to increase fuel economy, but it doesn't necessarily come cheap. The 2015 Ford F-150 pickup, with its aluminum body... read more April 16, 2015 by 


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D, Apr 2015  [photo: David Noland]

2015 Tesla Model S 70D: First Drive Of New Electric Car Base Model

Last week, the new base version of the Tesla Model S, known as the 70D, hit the electric-car world like a thunderclap. No early-warning publicity, no teasing tweet from Elon... read more April 15, 2015 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  Driven, July 2014 (NWAPA Drive Revolution)

2015 Chevrolet Spark EV Price Cut To $25,995; $139 Lease, No Money Down

The suggested retail price of the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car will be cut by $1,650, to $25,995, GM announced today. Chevrolet's chief global marketing officer, Tim... read more April 14, 2015 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius C

Toyota Prius Range Gets Bigger Discounts In CA, Prius C Especially

California car buyers love the Toyota Prius hybrid, and that emotion may grow slightly stronger this month. That's because Toyota is offering deep discounts on the entire... read more April 3, 2015 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

2015 VW Golf SportWagen: Lease On TDI Better Than Gasoline Version

The diesel-engined 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TDI appears to have one other advantage over its gasoline-powered sibling--besides superior fuel economy, that is. It turns... read more March 30, 2015 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV First Drive  -  Portland  -  November 2014

You Shouldn't Want To Buy A Kia Soul EV, Says Kia Dealer

It's often said that one of the bigger impediments to sales of electric cars is car dealerships. Among plug-in car shoppers, stories abound of salespeople who know little or... read more March 30, 2015 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 hits the race track

2015 BMW i3 Video Road Test

If there were ever a brand-reset button in the automotive business, the BMW i3 electric car is it. It's both a compact hatchback and an all-electric car, from the brand that... read more March 17, 2015 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV First Drive  -  Portland  -  November 2014

2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car Recalled For Fragile Accelerator Pedal

Another recall for a low-volume electric car: 2015 Kia Soul EV tall wagons--as well as a much higher number of 2014 and 2015 Soul gasoline models--are being recalled to... read more March 16, 2015 by 


 
2015 BMW i8, test drive in greater Los Angeles area, Apr 2014

2015 BMW i8 Video Road Test

The BMW i8 is sleek and stunning, but it's no V-8-powered supercar. Is it the car that will give plug-in hybrids sex appeal? First, you need to know what makes the i8 go... read more March 11, 2015 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Limited Edition

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Electric Car Gets Less Expensive Trim Level

When pricing for the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf electric car was announced last August, only one trim level was available, a lavishly equipped top-of-the-range package. Now VW... read more March 5, 2015 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV First Drive  -  Portland  -  November 2014

Kia Soul EV A Big Hit In CA; Sales To Expand Sooner Than Planned

Just over a year ago, the 2015 Kia Soul EV was introduced at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show as the Korean brand's first U.S.-market electric car. At the time, Kia said it would... read more March 4, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Colorado GearOn Edition, 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Smaller Chevy Colorado Pickup A Hit: Plant Adds 3rd Shift To Meet Demand

It's often hard to tell if a new model is a success after just a short time on sale, but a boost in production is usually a good sign. General Motors is increasing production... read more February 17, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Trax

2015 Chevrolet Trax, Buick Encore Small SUVs Get IIHS Top Safety Pick Label

General Motors' pair of small crossover utility vehicles has both managed to achieve impressive new safety ratings. The mechanically-identical 2015 Chevrolet Trax and 2015... read more February 12, 2015 by 


 

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