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Hyundai

First Drive: 2011 Hyundai Elantra

Were we the betting type, we’d put money on looming CAFE standards as the single biggest issue to keep auto execs awake at night. Organizations from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration to the California Air Resource Board and the Environmental Protection Agency have all made noise about increasing corporate average fuel economy standards to lofty figures that reside anywhere between 47 and 62 mpg in around 14 years – a blink of an eye in terms of product development. If you’ve been wondering why manufacturers continue to roll out a bevy of fuel-efficient, economical vehicles despite relatively stable fuel prices and luke-warm demand, wonder no more.
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Ford

2012 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet specs leaked

While Ford has yet to release any details on the next 2012 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet, a Ford Dealer in Puerto Rico has leaked specs on the upcoming model.

Power for the 2012 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet comes from 5.4L DOHC supercharged engine making 430-hp mated to a 3-speed C4 Auto Race Transmission. According to the leaked specs, Ford has improved the low-drag racing brakes, rear suspension, revised and optimized spring rates front and rear and added optional colors including Race Red, Grabber Blue, and Winner White.

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Kia

End Of Year Boost To Kia Model Line Up

Kia has boosted the diesel line-up of its cee’d model range by introducing a new VR-7 special edition of the cee’d and pro_cee’d. A new top-of-the-range version of Sorento has also been launched.

cee’d and pro_cee’d VR-7 special edition
Initially launched as a 1.4-litre petrol version in September, the VR-7 special edition is now available with Kia’s economical 1.6 CRDi turbodiesel engine in both the cee’d and pro_cee’d family hatchbacks.

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Advanced Auto NEWS

Vauxhall Corsa Ideal Candidate For Positive Outcomes

National recruitment and training organisation, Positive Outcomes, has taken delivery of 33 new highly efficient Vauxhall Corsa hatchbacks in its latest step to maximise staff support and client service.

The total order is made up of 30 low-emission 1.3CDTi ecoFLEX five-door hatchbacks with Start/Stop, and three 1.2i 16v VVT petrol five-door models with Easytronic automatic gearbox – all specified in Exclusiv trim.

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Alfa Romeo

Marangoni’s Green-Footed Alfa Romeo Giulietta G430 iMove with 286HP

Italian tire manufacturer Marangoni has teamed up with tuning firm TRC Italia to create a demo version of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1750 Quadrifoglio Verde () and showcase a new series of eco-friendly tires which will soon enter the market.

Dubbed the Giulietta G430 iMove, the demo car is fitted with special tires sized 235/35 R19 tires boasting a fluorescent, green pigment, which glows in the dark. The compound is rich in silica content and other materials, minimizing rolling resistance and, thus, improving fuel consumption. The car rides on 19-inch Barracuda Karizzma wheels, painted in a contrasting black tone.
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