Automotive News

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat to roar with 707 hp

Aug. 13, 2014—Fiat Chrysler Automobiles today unveiled the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, which is the four-door sibling to the automaker’s Challenger SRT Hellcat two-door sports car that was introduced in July 2014.

Hyundai fined $17.35 million for delaying Genesis recall

Aug. 8, 2014—National Highway Traffic Safety Administration charged that the automaker knew in 2012 that brake fluids that were used in the affected vehicles weren’t sufficient to prevent corrosion in key components of the vehicle’s brake system.

GM adds wireless phone charging to 2015 Cadillacs

July 30, 2014—General Motors says the 2015 Cadillac ATS, CTS and Escalade will incorporate technology that lets consumers wirelessly charge their smartphone through those vehicles’ dashboard connectivity system.

Polaris Slingshot is three-wheel motorcycle for two

July 29, 2014—The 2015 Slingshot has side-by-side seating in the cockpit that allows for two riders and two wheels in the front. The motorcycle is powered by a 2.4-liter engine that generates 173 hp, and Polaris says the Slingshot will be available in October 2014.

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Toyota gives Camry a makeover for 2015

Toyota announced in April 2014 that it will release a new Camry that will have a sleeker, sportier design to maintain the Camry’s spot as the market’s top-selling vehicle.

High temps’ effect on EV battery range

A report that AAA released in March 2014 found that outdoor temperatures that are higher than 95 degrees Fahrenheit can shorten the battery range of an electric vehicle (EV) by 34 percent.

Aluminum repairs could take time, cost more

As more vehicles include aluminum parts in their construction to lighten vehicle weight and improve fuel economy, you should know that these parts will be expensive to repair and that repairs could take longer to complete.

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