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SUVs Safer Than Cars Regardless Of Safety Rating
2013-05-15 11:11:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Even if a car has a better safety rating than an SUV, the driver in the smaller vehicle is more likely to be the one killed in a head-on collision between the two different types of automobiles, according to research being presented Thursday at the annual meeting of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) in Atlanta. While consumers often view crash safety ratings as a way to gauge how safe...

2011-04-25 10:59:00

Small, Efficient Cars Now Neck and Neck With "True SUVs" at 7 Percent Each; Surging Gas Prices and Growing Strength of Economy Fuel Hybrids, Other High-MPG Vehicles. WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- High gas prices and a recovering economy led to a 46 percent increase in hybrid and clean diesel sales in March 2011 compared to March 2010, a jump that was about three times higher than the increase in the overall car market last month, according to auto...

2011-04-18 16:21:00

CHICAGO, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Best-of lists are always intriguing, but one automotive website expands its 2011 picks to include such unique choices as the Best Car for the Plus-Sized, the Best Family Hybrid, and the Best Inexpensive SUV. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110418/CG85029) These and other novel categories are included in the 2011 Best of iGuida, a roundup of the year's top new cars, hybrids, electric vehicles, SUVs, minivans and trucks. The...

2011-02-06 16:18:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paul Taylor, chief economist of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), said today that new-vehicle sales will reach 12.9 million units in 2011 as consumers benefit from higher trade-in equity and improving credit. Last year, 11.55 million light vehicles were sold. A market of 12.9 million new vehicle sales this year would be a nearly 12 percent increase over 2010. But Taylor warns that declining real estate values in many...

2011-01-07 05:00:00

DETROIT, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. new-car and light-truck sales are headed for double-digit percentage gains in 2011, says Paul Taylor, chief economist of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA). "The auto industry is coming back strong from what has been a difficult economy," Taylor says. "Auto sales are playing a key role in leading the economic recovery." With the average age of cars and trucks on the road today at more than 10 years old, Taylor says...

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2009-03-27 15:30:00

The federal government has imposed the first increase in mileage standards for passenger cars, and increased the floor for SUVs and pickups beginning with 2011 models. The updated regulation is a shortened version of an initiative launched in 2007 by Congress and former president George W. Bush, which sought to cut the nation's dependence on foreign oil imports and reduce tailpipe emissions. The new standards come at a time of great uncertainty about the future of the big three domestic auto...

2008-12-17 06:48:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers in the market for a new car or truck now have the opportunity to see what vehicles the editors of Car and Driver, the world's No. 1 automotive enthusiast magazine, would choose to drive if they were shopping for new wheels today. Car and Driver conducted rigorous instrumented testing and editorial evaluation of hundreds of 2009 model vehicles, including all the Editors Choice picks and their competitors. Winners are chosen based on...

2008-06-20 15:00:09

U.S. auto giant Ford Motor Co. said Friday it would trim truck production while gearing up production on small cars and crossovers. Ford said it was responding to continued deterioration in the U.S. business environment and the accelerated shift away from large trucks and SUVs. Double-punched by a slow economy and rising gas prices, we see June industry-wide auto sales slowing further and demand for large trucks and SUVs at one of the lowest levels in decades, Ford President and Chief...

2006-08-03 09:25:00

DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. said on Thursday it is recalling about 1.2 million trucks, sport utility vehicles and vans in the United States because a faulty speed control deactivation switch may cause fires. The recall covers F-Series pickups, Explorer and Excursion SUVs and Econoline vans, and includes vehicles from 1996-2002. Last year, Ford recalled about 5 million trucks for the same problem. "Today's action includes those vehicles that were identified as having an interaction issue between...


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