Kia Creates Electric All-Wheel-Drive Crossover Concept Vehicle

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Kia rolled out a new all-wheel-drive crossover concept vehicle during the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, showing how the company could create a mode of transportation that works equally as well in the city as in the middle of the wilderness. The Trail’ster e-AWD concept is based on the Soul crossover like what one might find at any Kia dealership. The model has been outfitted with a number of features not available on any production model from the brand, thanks to Kia’s California design studio.

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Ford Unveils new Police Interceptor in Chicago

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During the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, Ford unveiled the 2016 Police Interceptor Utility vehicle. The new model comes with a number of features created just for law enforcement duties. While the model won’t be available to purchase at a local Ford Dealer, it has been wildly popular with police departments across the country. In fact, the automaker says that since it was launched in 2012, the Police Interceptor Utility has enjoyed a position as the best-selling police vehicle in the country. As a result, Ford dominates the law enforcement automotive market with 55 percent of the total share.

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Hyundai Shows off Future Technology and Designs in Chicago

??????????????????????????????????For the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai is showing off to the public its future technology and design advancements, giving a glimpse of things to possibly come. One of the most exciting vehicles the company has put on display is the Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept, which was originally revealed during the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The concept provides a practical way to enjoy utility throughout a week of spending time in the city as well as in the great outdoors. It was designed to push beyond traditional barriers present in the automotive market, making it wildly unique.

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Ford Declares 2015 Edge More Performance-Oriented

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According to Ford, the 2015 Edge Sport is sportier than ever before. The SAE has certified its horsepower and torque ratings, which are higher than any other Edge ever made. Under the hood, the vehicle houses the new EcoBoost 2.7-liter V-6 engine, which is the key to making the model not only utilitarian, but also fun to drive.

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Outstanding January for Honda Pilot

All-New 2016 Honda Pilot SUV to Make Global Debut at 2015 ChicagWe’re pretty used to seeing the Accord, Civic and CR-V as the big-guns of the Honda offering, but an old favorite has been making a notable comeback to popularity in the last month. That model is the 2015 Pilot, which has sold almost twice as many units this January as it did in the same month of last year. While percentage increases can look impressive in some cases until you realize how few actual units have been sold, that certainly isn’t the case with the Pilot. The massive upturn in sales for the Pilot isn’t only good news for new vehicle sales, as the folks at Used Honda Colorado could also see more interest in pre-owned models as the Pilot has been largely unchanged for some time. The extra attention the 2015 model has been getting could encourage those that can’t quite stretch to a brand new one to look for a quality used model that is a couple of years old, as it will still look pretty much the same as the 2015.

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Honda Makes Big Announcements on Future Powertrains

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During the 2015 North American International Auto Show, Honda made some big announcements about future powertrains, demonstrating that the company is pushing to innovate in multiple areas at once. To start off, for the first time in North America the Honda FCV Concept made an appearance, showing the potential styling direction for the production hydrogen fuel cell vehicle that will launch in the United States sometime after March of 2016. Sacramento Honda dealership customers should know that the concept car showcases a new layout that slows for a highly spacious interior and seating for up to five people, including plenty of legroom in the backseat for tall adults. Driving range is pegged at over 300 miles, plus it only takes about three minutes to refuel the concept with a pressure of 70 MPa. The fuel stack fits completely under the car’s hood, thanks to a design that is 33 percent smaller than Honda’s previous fuel cell layout, while providing a 60 percent increase in power density.

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How to Drive Your RV Safely

How to Drive Your RV SafelyTaking the RV out on the open road can be an incredibly enjoyable experience, but drivers need to exercise some caution at the same time. Most people are used to maneuvering much smaller vehicles on streets and through parking lots. The sheer size and unique handling dynamics of a motorhome or other recreational vehicle can present a challenge for those who are not aware of the following points.

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Ford Unleashes Full-size Marketing Campaign for New F-150

f-150campaign03The brand-new 2015 F-150 is bringing so much innovation to dealerships like Monroeville Ford that the Blue Oval team is launching its most comprehensive truck-marketing campaign ever to help introduce folks to all the upgrades.

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Honda to Show off FCV Concept at Upcoming Auto Show

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Honda will be giving the American public its first experience with the FCV Concept during the 2015 North American International Auto Show that will be held in Detroit. The revolutionary fuel cell model will be presented on January 12, helping emphasize Honda’s innovations when it comes to the alternative fuel technology. The new concept shows off the design evolution that will ultimately influence the upcoming production fuel cell model that is set to launch in Japan first in March of 2016 before coming to the United States.

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First Corvette Z06 Deliveries Arrive

2015 Corvette Z06 Ships To DealersThe competition between American muscle cars has rarely been fiercer than it is right now, with some of the most impressive models we’ve ever seen starting to get into the hands of ordinary customers. One of the latest and most eagerly-awaited of the current batch is the Corvette Z06, which began shipping out to dealers to fulfil customer orders at the beginning of December. Although the guys at Chevrolet Sacramento will be well-used to seeing transporters full of new vehicles arriving at their site, the first one with Z06s onboard is sure to cause a stir. It’s likely to be one of those rare occasions when nobody will mind checking-in the new delivery when it arrives.

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