Archive | December 2014

Throw Back, Throw In and Have Some Fun in the 2015 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Mercedes-Benz G-Class

The G-Class SUV from Mercedes-Benz is a vehicle that has a rich military history as one that was originally designed for transporting military personnel over very rough terrain in Europe. With this history and the Mercedes-Benz name, the G-Class has evolved, but not by much, into a high end luxury SUV that still offers upright seating and a still boxed design that offers any owner the enjoyment of this throw back design and the ability to throw inside a plethora of gear and equipment to either go from home to home or to head out to an outdoor destination for some awesome fun and adventure.

For those looking for an audacious and capable vehicle that has awesome raw power the G-Class makes a great choice in the luxury SUV class especially the G63 model. Even though this seems like an outdated SUV that requires a serious upgrade, Mercedes-Benz has found this to actually be part of its charm and has made no major changes to the G-Class from the 2014 model giving 2015 shoppers a highly enjoyable and capable SUV to take full advantage of and drive on or off the road.

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AutoTrader Reveals the Most Popular Vehicles of 2014

2015 Ford F-150 Gray

ATLANTA, Dec. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — 2014 was once again the year of the truck for car shoppers, as the Ford F-150 retained its place as the most popular nameplate on AutoTrader.com across new, used and CPO vehicles. The F-150’s crosstown rival, the Chevrolet Silverado, was the second most popular new and CPO vehicle but it came in third behind the Jeep Wrangler on the used side. Among new cars, trucks and SUVs took seven of the top ten spots, including vehicles like the RAM 1500, GMC Sierra, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford F-250.  Trucks and SUVs were five of the top ten used cars, and four of the top ten CPO vehicles.

“The preponderance of large vehicles indicates an improving economy, as sales of pickup trucks correlate with housing starts and construction,” said Michelle Krebs, AutoTrader.com senior analyst. “Lower gas prices and many new or refreshed entries also helped boost new truck popularity, particularly in the back half of the year.”

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The 2015 Toyota Yaris Redesign Makes Perfect Hatchback Sense

2015 Toyota Yaris

The Toyota Yaris has been a very popular choice for those who have a long commute, need a car that performs well in the city, or for those who just want a car that is great on gas and will help them be able to fully enjoy the great savings at the pump. As one of the first small hatchbacks on the market, the Yaris has been popular for many years. To keep up with the multitude of other hatchback vehicles on the market the Yaris has added a larger grill, sharper tail and an upgraded interior.

Because Toyota carries a reputation for longevity and quality having a lineup of some of the most reliable vehicles on the road that hold their resale value, the Yaris fits right in as a well-designed model that gives owners the confidence that comes with having a car that will not let them down. With the updated stylings added the Yaris appears more aggressive than before and much more comfortable from the inside.

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New Ford Expedition Has Size When it’s Needed Most

2015 Ford Expedition

As many vehicle shoppers are moving toward smaller, more agile and more fuel efficient models, there is still a need for some for the larger more cumbersome SUV’s. The Ford Expedition is such an SUV and has gained a ton of great updates to continue to offer a leading edge on the competition which includes the Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Toyota Sequoia and Nissan Armada. Some of these leading items include replacing the large V8 engine with an EcoBoost V6 to offer much more fuel efficiency than ever before. Add some interior updates along with some very attractive body style changes and the Expedition offers plenty of great features for any owner to fully enjoy the new modernized SUV.

With a great deal of cargo space and room for up to eight passengers, the Expedition continues to be a leader in the large SUV class. For 2015 the updates include MyFord Touch, a refreshed front and rear and the change to a smaller more fuel efficient engine. Add to this the inclusion of selectable drive modes to choose from Comfort, Normal and Sport which helps the suspension provide the ride feeling the driver is looking for.

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A Brief History of Chevrolet

Chevrolet Opala

Chevrolet was founded by William C Durant and Louis Chevrolet on November 3, 1911 and in 1912, Louis Chevrolet’s Series C Six Class, which was a luxurious high-performance six cylinder model hit the streets of Detroit for $2150. In 1913, Louis Chevrolet exits the company, but gives Durant the rights to use his name and the Chevy bowtie logo appears in an ad for the first time. The first car to wear the Chevy bowtie logo was the Royal Mail Roadster in 1914, and in 1915, the Chevy model 490 debuts as a 1916 model year vehicle with a list price of $490 to match competitor Ford’s Model T. Billy Durant regains control of Chevrolet in 1916 after being forced out of the company and in 1918 the first Chevrolet truck based on the Model 490 chassis is introduced. Chevrolet also becomes a part of GM this year.

In 1924, a Chevrolet plant is opened in Copenhagen, Denmark and is the first Chevrolet plant outside the US. 1927 brings the first time that Chevrolet overtakes Ford for the first time with sales of more than 1 million vehicles. The Chevrolet six debuts in 1929 and is called a “six for the price of four” since six cylinders were offered for the price of four. 1934 introduces revolutionary engineering for a value priced car when they introduce the knee action independent suspension in the 1935 Model Master Series. The Suburban Carryall, the original SUV was introduced in 1935 and is the longest running SUV. It creates a new segment in the market. In 1942, production of trucks was geared toward the war and halted for civilians and in 1945, civilian production resumes.

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Lexus ES and the Human Touch

2015 Lexus ES

With a new barrage of Lexus ads hitting the market, this trusted vehicle has developed a newfound following. Lexus has impressed owners for generations with their outstanding array of safety features, their sturdy design, and their superior engines. Is the hype surrounding Lexus simply the result of good advertising or is the Lexus worthy of such accolades? You decide.

Lexus is unparalleled when it comes to quality design. Given the rigorous standards maintained by the designers, it’s no surprise. Lexus runs their assembly process with military-like precision and expects nothing less than the best from each and every component that enters the Lexus ES.

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Enclave: Not Your Parents’ Buick

2015 Buick Enclave Silver

For many years, Buick has made quality vehicles that certainly catered to a specific demographic. Known to last well past the 200,000 mile mark, it could be said that Buick has been the dark horse in the automotive industry. Recently releasing models that were barely recognizable as Buick vehicles; Buick is emerging with a new class of cars that aren’t your parents’ Buicks.

The 2015 Enclave is no exception. Offering both family friendly features and enough interior aspects to impress the most-discerning driver, this new generation crossover is built to impress. Handfuls of available options increase the desirability of the newest Enclave.

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