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Dec/19 - The Diesels Are Finally Coming to the U.S. (If You've Got the Cash)
A wave of new diesels are coming to the United States, primarily provided by luxury brands such as Audi and BMW, but some mainstream brands are joining in as well. AutoPacific's Ed Kim says "Just about everyone stateside who tries out a modern diesel is tremendously impressed." Will the average American car buyer leap to diesel? The gasoline to diesel delta makes them a tough sell.
Dec/10 - 6 techy toys that'll make your next car safer to drive
Statistics show that most accidents occur in a predictable way: rear collisions when backing up, side swipes while lane-changing, rollovers caused by sudden stops. Ed Kim shares with Tech Radar his thoughts on the biggest safety technologies designed to avoid these accidents.
Dec/10 - Traffic deaths down thanks to safety technology
Traffic fatalities are on a decade-long decline, with 2011 showing their lowest level in more than 60 years. AutoPacific's Dave Sullivan attributes some of this decline to the rise in use of advanced safety technologies such as side-impact airbags and stability control.
Dec/03 - Just How Often Are Car MPG Claims Inflated
The recent investigation by the EPA into the fuel economy claims of Hyundai and Kia vehicles has brought up the question that Time asks: just how often are car MPG claims inflated? AutoPacific discusses how important those sticker MPG numbers are to a consumers' purchase decision.
Nov/30 - Ford recalling Escapes, Fusions to prevent engine fires
Ford recently issued its fourth recall for its 2013 Ford Escape since introducing the model in June 2012. The recall also included the Ford Fusion. Will this recall have a negative impact on Ford sales? AutoPacific's Dave Sullivan shares his insights with The Detroit News. While recalls with mention of fires are never positive for automakers, "long-term it probably won't have much of an effect on sales," said Sullivan.