Seat Time: 2014 Subaru Forester

April 17th, 2014 at 8:30am

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Seat Time is a chance for us to share our impressions of vehicles being tested in the Autoline Garage and at media previews from around the globe.

Manufacturer: Fuji Heavy Industries
Make: Subaru
Model: Forester
Model Range: Mid-Size CUV
Competitors: Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Tucson, Nissan Rogue, VW Tiguan
Trim Levels: 2.5i, 2.0XT
Price Range: Base: $22,820; As Tested: $36,220
Made in: Ota, Gunma, Japan
Drivetrain: 2.5L BOXER 4-cylinder w/ 6spd. manual or CVT. 2.0L direct-injection turbocharged BOXER 4-cylinder w/ CVT
EPA Ratings: 2.5L w/ manual = 22 city/29 highway. 2.5L w/ CVT = 24 city/ 32 highway. 2.0L = 23 city/ 28 highway

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Seat Time: 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG

April 16th, 2014 at 11:46am

Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG

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Manufacturer: Daimler AG
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: CLA 45 AMG
Model Range: 4-door sedan
Competitors: Cadillac CTS-V, BMW M3, Audi RS3
Trim Levels: CLA 250, CLA 45 AMG
Price Range: Base price: $30,825. Price as tested: $61,590
Made in: Kecskemet, Hungary
Drivetrain: 2.0 l I-4 turbo; 355 hp, 322 lb-ft, 7-speed DCT
EPA Ratings: 23 city/31 highway/26 combined. Observed: 23 mpg.

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Seat Time: 2015 Hyundai Genesis

April 15th, 2014 at 12:29pm

2015 Hyundai Genesis

Seat Time is a chance for us to share our impressions of vehicles being tested in the Autoline Garage and at media previews from around the globe.

Manufacturer: Hyundai
Make: Hyundai
Model: Genesis
Model Range: 4-door sedan
Competitors: Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Cadillac CTS, Lexus GS (Primary); Lexus ES, BMW 5-Series & Audi A6 (Secondary)
Trim Levels: 3.8L RWD, 3.8L AWD & 5.0L RWD
Price Range: $38,000 (base 3.8L V6 RWD) to $55,000 (5.0L V8 RWD w/ optional Ultimate Package) + 950 freight charges
Made in: Ulsan, South Korea
Drivetrain: 3.8-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 GDI (in both FWD & HTRAC All-wheel drive), 5.0-liter DOHC 32-valve V8 GDI (RWD) with 8-speed electronic automatic with SHIFTRONIC manual shift mode
EPA Ratings: 3.8L V6 RWD — 18 city/29 highway/22 combined; 3.8L V6 AWD — 16 city/25 highway/19 combined; 5.0L V8 RWD — 15 city/23 highway/18 combined

Read on for Chip Drake‘s final impressions of this vehicle

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AD #1356 – Don’t Let the Door…, Renegade Production Heads to Brazil, Visteon Horizon Cockpit

April 15th, 2014 at 11:38am

Runtime: 7:56

- GM Makes Personnel Changes
- Jeep Renegade Production Headed to Brazil
- Tavares Begins Peugeot Turnaround
- VW Announces New Luxury Boss
- Land Rover Shows Discovery Concept
- All-New Kia Sedona Minivan
- Visteon’s HMI Experience of the Future

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AD #1355 – VW Debuts Refreshed Models, Volvo Inflatable Child Seat, Low Gloss Paint Design

April 14th, 2014 at 11:36am

Runtime: 7:04

- Nissan Debuts Video Screen in Rear View Mirror
- Nissan Versa Refresh
- VW Reveals Golf Sportwagen “Concept”
- VW Jetta Refresh
- Chevy Cruze Refresh
- Volvo’s Inflatable Child Seat
- How Low Gloss Paint Affects Design

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AAH #237 – Meet Chris Svensson of Ford Design

April 11th, 2014 at 4:15pm

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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Hybrids vs. diesels… or maybe you don’t need either.
- GM adds $1.3 billion charge in Q1, meanwhile invests $449 million to build more Volts
- Land Rover’s augmented reality technology could be a game changer.

SPECIAL GUEST: Chris Svensson, Ford Design Director, The Americas

All that and more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; and Chris Paukert, Autoblog

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AD #1354 – More Bad News for GM, Lincoln Replaces Design Chief, Peugeot’s New Direction

April 11th, 2014 at 11:34am

Runtime: 8:19

- More Bad News for GM
- Lincoln Replaces Head of Design
- Ford Transit Skyliner Concept
- Ford Surges in China
- Peugeot Reveals Exalt Concept
- 2015 Mustang on Autoline This Week

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AD #1353 – The Key to GM’s Image, Toyota’s Newest Engines, Torturing Aluminum F-150

April 10th, 2014 at 11:57am

Runtime: 9:18

- The Key to GM’s Image
- Toyota’s Newest Engines
- Torturing the Aluminum F-150
- Lincoln Gets Exotic, Sustainable Wood Accents
- You Said It!

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Seat Time: 2014 Ford Fiesta Titanium

April 9th, 2014 at 5:11pm

2014 Ford Fiesta

Seat Time is a chance for us to share our impressions of vehicles being tested in the Autoline Garage and at media previews from around the globe.

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Make: Ford
Model: Fiesta Titanium
Model Range: 4-door sedan & hatchback
Competitors: Honda Fit, Nissan Versa, Chevrolet Sonic
Trim Levels: S, SFE, SE, SE Appearance, Titanium, ST
Price Range: $14,100-$21,400. Price as tested: $20,390
Made in: Cuatitlan, Mexico
Drivetrain: 1.6 L TIVCT; 5-speed manual
EPA Ratings: 27 city/38 highway/31 combined. Observed: 35 mpg.

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AD #1352 – LR’s Transparent Hood, Real Reason for Corvette Strike, 2015 Honda Fit

April 9th, 2014 at 11:54am

Runtime: 8:34

- Land Rover Combines Augmented Reality with HUD
- Bentley Intros Plug-in Technology
- Refreshed Ford Focus
- Fiat Updates Cinquecento Interior
- Ulterior Motives Behind Corvette “Safety” Strike
- Dedicated-EGR Engine Saves Fuel
- 2015 Honda Fit Driving Impressions

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