Recalls recap: Manufacturers on this week’s list include Ford, Hyundai, Land Rover and Lincoln

Published: May 5, 2015

In case you missed it: Vehicle recalls that came across our desk this week.

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GM celebrates 500-million vehicle milestone [Video] - Published: May 5, 2015

General Motors Company is celebrating the manufacture of the 500 millionth vehicle to wear one of its brands, by thanking its customers past and present via small gifts such as free auto show tickets and exclusive owner events right up to whole cars.

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2015 Toyota Prius plug-in production to end in June - Published: May 5, 2015

Production of the Prius Plug-In Hybrid will end next month, and with no set date for the launch of the next-generation, it could be a year or more before a new one hits showrooms.

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New patents surface for Porsche electric and fuel cell sedans - Published: May 5, 2015

New patents have emerged suggesting Porsche is serious about launching zero-emission versions of its upcoming mid-size sedan due towards the end of the decade.

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Fab Features: Love is in the details - Published: May 4, 2015

I’ve written about fab details before in this column. But, what I love is that there is no end to creativity when it comes to the small stuff.

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Cadillac may offer more aggressive V-Series tune to target Mercedes’ Black Series - Published: May 4, 2015

Cadillac’s new ATS-V may be a genuine rival to BMW’s M3/M4 and Mercedes-AMG’s C63, but right now the American luxury brand doesn’t have an answer to more potent offerings from the Germans such as BMW’s GTS-badged cars and Mercedes’ Black Series models.

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Toyota Prius brand perception more negative in social media [Analysis] - Published: May 4, 2015

According to an analysis of social media conversations by Networked Insights, a marketing analytics firm, the "brand health" of the Prius in social media has declined by 50 percent over the last 12 months.

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2016 Chevrolet Volt priced from $33,995, or $1,175 lower than 2015 Volt - Published: May 4, 2015

The $34,000 price puts the Volt very close to the average price of a new vehicle: According to KBB, last month the estimated average transaction price for a light vehicle sold in the U.S. was $33,560.

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2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat: Hell on wheels, in a good way - Published: May 1, 2015

In a way, this car kind of flies under the radar, and I liked that. The hood and Hellcat badging will be missed by the casual observer, but that’s fine by me. Those who know, know.

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Do you really own your car? GM, John Deere say, "No" - Published: May 1, 2015

According to Wired, however, some companies believe that people never truly buy cars. In their opinion, consumers simply rent vehicles for extended periods of time.

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Plug-in electric car sales in April: Pace continues steady - Published: May 1, 2015

Sales of plug-in electric cars in April held few real surprises, coming in at about the average rate of previous months.

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