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Nov/29 - Car engines downsized, without sacrificing power
With volatile fuel prices and the prediction that prices will continue to rise steadily over the next few years, consumers logically look for more fuel efficient vehicles, but are they willing to sacrifice performance for fuel economy? The good news is that many of the downsized engines being used to increase fuel economy do not negatively affect performance - noticeably anyway. AutoPacific's Dave Sullivan comments on this engine downsizing trend.
Nov/14 - 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon aimed at child-hauling parents
Ford recently unveiled its redesigned Transit Connect, aimed at child-hauling parents to expand the reach of a commercial vehicle. AutoPacific's Dave Sullivan questions its position in a competitive market of 3 row vehicles with more family-friendly offerings.
Nov/11 - Kia Soul's downgraded mileage due to 'human error'
Kia and its sister brand Hyundai recently had to shrink gas-mileage estimated on 13 of its models after an investigation by the EPA. The Kia Soul took a 6 mile per gallon hit. AutoPacific's George Peterson comments on the Soul's value conscious consumer base.
Nov/09 - 'Green' car makers look for boost in second Obama term
Just how far President Obama will go in supporting green cars during his second term remains to be seen, however, AutoPacific's Dave Sullivan says Obama's re-election was "the best thing" possible for the industry.
Nov/08 - Toyota considers Prius redesign as sales surge
AutoPacific's Ed Kim weighs in on Toyota's consideration of redesigning the Prius. "The second-generation Prius shape is one of the most iconic of the past decade."