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Ford Brags the C-Max is the Fastest Selling Hybrid Ever at Launch

Ford Brags the C-Max is the Fastest Selling Hybrid Ever at Launch

Dec 18 2012, 1:45pm CST | by

C-Max is selling well

Ford is offering up some insight into exactly how well it's doing with its new C-Max hybrid vehicle. According to Ford, it has sold 8030 units in the last two months since the car debuted in October...

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Ford Brags the C-Max is the Fastest Selling Hybrid Ever at Launch

Dec 18 2012, 1:45pm CST | by

C-Max is selling well

Ford is offering up some insight into exactly how well it's doing with its new C-Max hybrid vehicle. According to Ford, it has sold 8030 units in the last two months since the car debuted in October. That puts the car is significantly faster pace than the Toyota Camry hybrid when it debuted in 2006 with 7300 units sold in its first two months.

Ford says that both the C-Max Hybrid and Energi plug-in hybrid for selling three times faster than the combined launch sales of the Toyota Prius and Honda Insight in 2000. Ford sold 8999 C-Max hybrids through November.

Sales the vehicle in the month of November alone for 4848 units for an increase of 52% month over month. Dealers are seeing an overwhelmingly positive response to C-MAX hybrids and are excited to finally take on Prius, with some offering comparison test drives right on their lots," says C.J. O'Donnell, group marketing manager, Electrification. "Our customers also are excited to have a fresh hybrid option, with leading fuel economy that does not sacrifice driving fun, performance and technology – choices typically not offered with hybrids."

 
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These are the 4.7 million cars affected by massive Takata airbag recall

Oct 20 2014 4:13pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million car owners whose air bag inflators have been recalled to get them repaired. The air bags, especially in areas along the coast with high absolute humidity, have inflators that can rupture. If the air bags go off in a crash, that can send shrapnel into the passenger compartment and injure people. Below is the ...
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American Litigation Story, Scat Show: Chrysler Challenged (Again) by Scat Enterprises Over Scat Pack Name

Oct 20 2014 4:00pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

There’s a real scat storm brewing over at Chrysler, which was just dragged into a legal kerfuffle over its use of the Scat Pack name for high-performance trim levels for various Dodge models. Automotive News reports that Scat Enterprises—a California-based company that makes aftermarket engine parts for Chrysler products, Fords, Chevrolets, and more—has filed a lawsuit that alleges Chrysler and its Dodge subsidiary infringed on its “Scat” trademark with i ...
Source: Car and Driver   Full article at: Car and Driver
 

 
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From the Obvious File: Record Number of Vehicles Recalled in 2014

Oct 20 2014 2:12pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The number of vehicles recalled in the U.S. this year has hit an all-time high since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was founded in 1970. According to the Detroit Free Press, automakers have recalled more than 56 million vehicles year-to-date in 2014, surpassing the 1999 full-year record of 55.6 million. (You may now add 53 2015 Ford Mustangs to this total.) As you might expect, General Motors ...
Source: Car and Driver   Full article at: Car and Driver
 

 
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Bringing Pony Back: 2015 Ford Mustang Recalled

Oct 20 2014 1:55pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Continuing the recall parade that’s marked this automotive year—including dozens of GM recalls, the Takata airbag fiasco, and many more—Ford has issued an action for the brand-spankin’-new 2015 Mustang. The good news (if there can be any concerning a recall) is that just 50 ponies the U.S. and three in Canada are affected by the issue, which concerns the passenger seatbelt. The manufacturer says the Mustangs in question may have a problem with the passenger-side safety-belt tension senso ...
Source: Car and Driver   Full article at: Car and Driver
 

 
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NHTSA Urges Quick Fix of Defective Airbags

Oct 20 2014 1:25pm CDT | Source: Cars.com

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is counseling owners of vehicles affected by the massive Takata airbag recall to act fast to replace their defective airbags. The recall, expanded several times during the year, involves airbags that could deploy with too much pressure and cause injury. It affects millions of Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan and General Motors vehicles. Related: BMW, Chrysler, Ford Join Ever-Expanding ...
Source: Cars.com   Full article at: Cars.com
 

 
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M4 DTM Edition revealed by BMW

Oct 20 2014 1:16pm CDT | Source: CarFab.com

Much to the dismay of some well-heeled DTM fanatics, the BMW M4 DTM Championship Edition is not coming to South Africa, but we though it would be worth a peek anyway. In 2012, BMW triumphed in DTM with Bruno Spengler and decided to celebrate with a special M3 Coupe DTM Champion Edition and now they […] Related posts: Details of 2012 MINI Coupe Revealed N ...
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Ford Recalls Some 2015 Mustangs... 53 Of Them To Be Exact

Oct 20 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Motor Authority

The 2015 Ford Mustang should be hitting dealer lots all around the country throughout the month of October. It's a highly anticipated machine that should get enthusiasts and fans of the brand excited, and other potential shoppers walking into showrooms. Also, it's already been recalled. Well, not all new Mustangs really. It's just a few t ...
Source: Motor Authority   Full article at: Motor Authority
 

 
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NHTSA urges owners of recalled Takata airbag vehicles to take immediate action

Oct 20 2014 12:46pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Recalls, Safety, Acura, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GM, GMC, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Mazda, Nissan, Pontiac, Toyota The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation are taking the unusual step of issuing a followup press release urging owners of certain recalled vehicles "to act immediately" to fix their cars and trucks. The problem in quest ...
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2014 Monster Energy Cup Results | Kawasaki Earns Another

Oct 20 2014 12:40pm CDT | Source: Ultimate Motorcycling

2014 Monster Energy Cup Results & Recap Four Monster Energy Cups, four different winners. That’s how the world’s only $1 million Supercross race – held every year after AMA Motocross season – has played out in its short history. But only one rider has ever achieved the $1 million grand prize that is awarded to the victor who sweeps all three main events. Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto completed this feat durin ...
Source: Ultimate Motorcycling   Full article at: Ultimate Motorcycling
 

 
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Toyota, Lexus expanding Takata airbag recall, re-notifying customers

Oct 20 2014 12:09pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Recalls, Safety, Lexus, Toyota Toyota is re-notifying owners and expanding its Takata airbag inflator recall for some regions. The renewed campaign covers 247,000 examples of the Toyota Corolla, Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra and Lexus SC430 that are located in southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the US Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. All of the models come from the 2001-2004 model years ...
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