2015 RAV4 Goes Rallying

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Although the original RAV4 helped civilize SUVs as the first small crossover-style entry in 1995, the newest model is going back to its rugged roots for 2015 Toyota RAV4 Los Angeles locations, as well as for those around the country. Well, more to the point, Toyota and motorsports partner Ryan Millen are campaigning a 2015 RAV4 in the “2WD-Open Class” in this year’s Rally America series, with Millen and co-driver Christina Fate capturing a third-place finish at their very first event of the year in June. Continue reading

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Chevy Malibu Sheds Weight for 2016

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It’s not unusual to want to shed a few pounds, but 300 pounds is an awful lot by anyone’s standards, even if you are a car. This particular weight-loss goal has been achieved by the all-new 2016 Malibu, which you’ll be able to buy from the guys at Chevy Santa Ana in the fourth quarter of this year. Although there’s no getting away from the fact that it’s an impressive achievement to reduce the new model’s weight by so much compared to the outgoing car, there’s an awful lot more to the new Malibu than just less weight.

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2015 Kia Soul Named One of 10 Coolest Cars by KBB.com

2015 Kia SoulThe second-generation Kia Soul has been updated to be more stylish and fun with high-tech features and solid value. These features are the reason that the 2015 Kia Soul was included in the list of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000 by Kelley Blue Book’s website, KBB.com.

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Tucson Fuel Cell’s First Birthday

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As of June 10, the Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell CUV has been on sale to consumers for a full twelve months. Although the innovative hydrogen-powered Tucson is still very limited as far as its availability is concerned, early-adopters have been racking-up the emissions-free miles over the last year since its launch. So far, 70 California residents have taken delivery of their futuristic vehicles, and they’ve completed an impressive 475,000 miles of environmentally-friendly driving whilst putting nothing more than clean water vapor out of their exhausts. You may not be able to buy a hydrogen-powered Tucson from the guys at Hyundai Decatur just yet, but the South Korean auto giant has still beaten Toyota in getting a commercially available fuel cell vehicle into the hands of the public.

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Kia Promotes Youth Defensive Driving Classes

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Kia Motors America is pushing to make the country’s streets safer, one youth driver at a time. It recently teamed up with Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe (BRAKES) to hold a training session in the San Francisco area. According to San Antonio Kia Dealership, the automaker is helping spread the safety organization’s efforts to additional parts of the country as a way to arm teen drivers with the necessary skills to make smart decisions behind the wheel.

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Buick Offers High-Speed Internet Connection

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Riding around in the 2016 Buick Enclave is about to become much more entertaining, thanks to the new OnStar 4G LTE connectivity. The technology turns the vehicle into a mobile WiFi hotspot. That means when customers try it out at Toledo Buick, they can connect up to seven mobile devices to a high-speed Internet connection at the same time, which should be plenty for everyone to stay satisfied during long road trips.

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Honda Starts Making the 2016 Pilot

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Honda Manufacturing of Alabama recently fired up production of the 2016 Pilot. The plant held a celebration that involved over 1,500 workers. When the new sport utility model arrives at Hattiesburg Honda Dealership in June, shoppers can expect to see a rigorously redesigned version.

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Kia Pushes to Educate Teen Drivers Nationwide

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Kia has partnered up with Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe (BRAKES), an organization that works to educate teen drivers, in an effort to promote safe driving habits across the nation. The push reflects Kia’s efforts to help cut down on injuries and fatalities on U.S. roads, says Used Car Dealer Birmingham. Recently, the automaker and BRAKES held a Teen Pro-Active Driving School in the Bay Area of California, where about 150 young drivers and their parents participated in the training.

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Toyota Uses NASCAR to Show Off Hydrogen Tech

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Toyota showed off the future of mobility recently as the 2016 Mirai paced the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. The hydrogen fuel cell electric car performed its duties flawlessly at the Richmond International Raceway, showcasing the kind of technology that once day could show up at Houma Toyota Dealer.

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Scion Introduces Sporty New iM Hatchback

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Designed for younger drivers who demand value, versatility and a vivacious ownership experience, the 2016 Scion iM will go on sale this fall at locations like the Scion Dealer Minneapolis. Before then, however, the stylish new iM made its public premiere at the New York International Auto Show, where the brand promised to not only deliver on all fronts, but do so with an MSRP of less than $20,000.

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