Each month, CarSpecials.com compiles affordable lease deals, finance specials, and cash rebates from a variety of automotive brands available in the U.S. The editors at CarSpecials.com analyzed this month’s incentives and named their Top Five New Car Deals for June 2014, which features a diverse selection of vehicles from varied segments of the auto industry. Continue reading
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This week, General Motors released the official SAE-certified power numbers of the 2015 Corvette Z06, and it’s clear these Chevy engineers wanted to make a statement.
650 hp at 6400 rpm with 650 lb-ft of torque at 3600 rpm.
Only six other cars available in the United States offer more power under their hoods, but each costs more than twice the price of the new Vette. Continue reading
Volkswagen Group has made some major announcements regarding the company’s U.S. plans this week.
Earlier this week, in an interview with Michael Horn, head of VW’s U.S. operations, it was revealed that the German automaker is preparing to introduce new products every five years to stay up-to-date with customer demand for younger vehicles. Continue reading
Earlier this week, in support of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Click it or Ticket” public safety campaign, General Motors announced plans to launch a new seat belt assurance system coming as an optional feature in select 2015 models. The system requires the driver and front passenger to buckle up before releasing the shift interlock.
Seat belt use reached 87 percent nationwide according to a report from the NHTSA. The report notes that seat belt use has been steadily increasing across the county since 1995, especially in “primary law states” where a driver can be pulled over solely for not using seat belts. Still, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, young adults (18-24) are the least likely to wear seat belts, and have the highest crash-related injury rates of all adults.