Ford C-Max Hybrid Aims For 47 MPG To Beat Prius

Ford’s new C-MAX Hybrid soon will make a big statement in the largest hybrid segment with projected leading fuel economy of 47 mpg city – beating the Toyota Prius v by 3 mpg, a $1,300-lower base price.

The segment for small hybrids such as the C-MAX Hybrid and Prius accounts for 65 percent of all hybrid sales. Ford expects about half of C-MAX buyers to be conquest customers trading in competitive models. read more »


2012 Jeep Wrangler Freedom Edition Announced‎

As a tribute to U.S. military members past and present, the Jeep brand has created the new 2012 Jeep Wrangler Freedom edition. Available in red, white or blue, the new Jeep Wrangler Freedom edition features a military-inspired star decal on the hood and rear quarter panels, along with an “Oscar Mike” (military jargon for “on the move”) fender badge.

The new limited-edition 2012 Jeep Wrangler Freedom model is based on the best-selling Sport model, and is available as a two-door Wrangler or four-door Wrangler Unlimited model. It is offered in three colors only: Deep Cherry Red, Bright White, and new True Blue that for 2012 is exclusive to the Wrangler Freedom edition model. read more »

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Disabled Drivers Are Getting a Raw Deal

A combination of factors makes driving an uphill struggle for disabled motorists. From parking spaces to the price of fuel, plenty of aspects of driving frustrate able-bodied drivers, but these are compounded for their disabled counterparts.

On paper, there are some advantages: the minimum driving age is 16, drivers are exempt from vehicle excise duty, some can trade their mobility allowance in for a new car and the blue badge scheme allows them to park closer to destinations. But in reality, complications arise and barriers – often literal – come down that affect independence and quality of life. read more »

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