2010 Chicago Auto Show
Buick plans to add its eAssist mild-hybrid system to the 2012 Regal sedan as an option, making the Regal its second model to offer the mileage-increasing system. According to trade publication Ward's Auto, Buick will introduce the option at the Chicago Auto Show next week. Last November, General Motors said the 2012 Buick LaCrosse sedan would offer eAssist as a standard feature on the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. On that car, the system boosts EPA mileage ratings as much as 6 mpg in the city and 7 mpg on the highway against this year's four-cylinder model. For cost reasons, however...
2010 Chicago Auto Show: Kia Ray Plug-In Hybrid Concept
The Chicago Auto Show is traditionally all about trucks, and in this slow year it's pretty light on green cars. A welcome exception comes from Korean maker Kia, who just unveiled their Ray plug-in hybrid concept car. The Ray points the way toward a stylish compact four-door sedan that's both...John Voelcker
Higher MPGs From EcoBoost Engine For 2011 Ford Edge Crossover
Continuing the trend of raising gas mileage by using smaller, more powerful engines, Ford is set to launch its first four-cylinder EcoBoost engine in the 2011 Ford Edge, which will be unveiled at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show next week. We've written before about Ford's EcoBoost system, which uses...John Voelcker
Kia Previews Plug-In Hybrid Concept To Debut at Chicago Show
With the 2010 Detroit Auto Show behind us, we're fast coming up on the Chicago Auto Show, which starts February 10. Now we've gotten our first teaser image, for the Kia Ray concept car that will be unveiled in the spacious precincts of McCormack Hall. Kia says the Ray is meant to demonstrate how...John Voelcker