Archives for October 3rd, 2013

Autoblog Podcast #327

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New York Auto Show, Jim Farley interview, 2014 Chevrolet Silverado fuel economy, Ford fuel economy app challenge Episode #327 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Zach Bowman and Jeff Ross talk about this year's New York Auto Show, Chevrolet's latest assault in the pickup truck fuel economy battle, and Ford's reward for developing a better fuel economy app. Dan also has an interview with Ford's Jim Farley about the future of ...

Top 10 March Sales Surprises: Big (and Small) Sales From Unexpected Places

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Full-Size Fun It seems full-size sedans are popular again. Toyota just relaunched its Avalon, Chevrolet is introducing the 2014 Impala this month, and Kia has its 2014 Cadenza in the works. All of a sudden full-size sedans have become a way to get into a premium car without paying extra for a badge. Most still carry prices in the high-20s all the way ...

RelayRides buys car-sharing competitor Wheelz for keyless technology

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Think of this as a rare occasion where a General Motors collaborator is providing Ford with a little cash. A GM partner, peer-to-peer car-sharing operator RelayRides, is buying competitor Wheelz for an undisclosed amount, GigaOM reports. It's a bit of a stretch, but Ford is connected to Wheelz. The draw for RelayRides is Wheelz's so-called DriveBox technology, which facilitates car entry without owner and renter having to go through the trouble of swapping keys. An additional ...