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2014 Ford Fiesta ST – A small car with a big attitude

Ford recently gave new meaning to the Fiesta name with the introduction of its new 2014 ST model. The more performance-oriented version is a totally different ball game, and it is very fun to drive – proof that small cars do not have to be boring. Attractive styling and sporty Recaro seats should also help to seal the deal when ...

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2015 Nissan Micra – What should Canadians expect from a $9,998 car?

Having been discontinued in the early 90s, Nissan’s smallest of car returns to Canada after a 21-year leave of absence. With a base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $9,998, the 2015 Nissan Micra is now the most affordable new car in the country. Several financing options have also been put in place, making the car even more accessible, and even ...

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Volvo XC90 promises impressive fuel economy

Volvo has recently stated that its all-new 7-passenger Sport Utility Vehicle will be the cleanest and most powerful  SUV in the world. The cause of the vehicle’s low emissions that hover around 60 g/km is due to the automaker’s Drive-E powertrains, and drivers can expect a total output of 400 horsepower from the new 2015 Volvo XC90 SUV’s new plug-in ...

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Chrysler’s 8-speed transmission to save 700 million gallons of fuel

The future of Chrysler Group’s TorqueFlite 8-speed transmission appears to be quite promising. Vehicles equipped with the automatic gearbox are projected to save over 700 million gallons of fuel (approximately 2.6+ billion litres), which rounds up to an estimated $2.5 billion in cost savings. The automaker also expects a reduction of more than 6 million metric tons (6 billion kilograms) ...

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Ford reveals newly updated and refined 2015 Focus ST at Goodwood

The new 2015 Ford Focus ST made its global debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend. Updates to the new ST hatchback include new styling, a more refined cabin, improved dynamics, and an updated suspension. The 2015 Ford Focus ST now looks sportier and more aggressive than the previous model due to a lower and wider stance, the ...

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