Archive for January, 2014
2014 Toyota Venza XLE AWD
Dates tested: 1/06/2014-1/20/2014
Miles driven: 979
Fuel used: 48.4
Real-world fuel economy: 20.2 mpg
Dodge today announced availability of the Crossroad model of its midsize Journey crossover. Presented here is the press release that accompanied that announcement.
Toyota has halted the sale of eight models to address possibility of heated-seat fire. Below is the text of a press release issued by Toyota today.
DETROIT – Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne met with the press at this year’s Detroit Auto Show. Presented here are highlights of that conversation.
Actually, the following is just a theory. But it’s based on information that at least makes it feasible.
The text below is taken from a Chrysler press release dated today.
Fiat and Chrysler Adopt a New Logo
January 29, 2014 , Turin, Italy – Following an initial phase with the two corporate logos appearing side-by-side – symbolizing the desire to respect the history, culture and industrial roots of the two groups – both Fiat and Chrysler now require a new corporate identity representative of an organization that is much more than the sum of its two component parts, based on strong core values that represents a unique corporate culture, a common vision and a Group with an international reach.
Below is a letter sent by Tom to an an automotive trade publication.
To the editor:
I’ve noticed that in your publication and a number of others, turbocharging is generally lumped in with direct injection and cylinder deactivation as being a fuel-saving technology.
DETROIT — Hyundai introduced the Genesis full-size, rear-drive luxury sedan in 2009, when it won the coveted North American Car of the Year award. Since then, however, it’s been a decided “also ran” in the full-size segment.
Technically, I wasn’t invited. But a (much more affluent) friend was offered the chance to drive a 2014 BMW i3 at a local BMW dealer and was told a guest was welcome. So I was essentially there “incognito,” courtesy of the good graces of another.
Chrysler-brand CEO Al Gardner took a few moments to chat with Consumer Guide during the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.