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The News for August 29th, 2014

Greg Kachadurian August 29, 2014 The News!

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Welcome to the Hooniverse News! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. I just throw in a little opinion of mine because I can. This week:

  • 2015 Volvo XC90 is finally here and ready to dominate the SUV market

  • Renault revives its racing passion with the RS 01

  • Toyota to re-release the beloved Land Cruiser 70

  • 2015 Ford Mustang enters production

  • Aston Martin Lagonda partially unveiled again

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2015 Volvo XC90 – Square is Pretty

Kamil Kaluski August 26, 2014 The News!

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Volvo has been hyping up its new 2015 XC90 for quite some time, and with good reason as it is the first all-new vehicle from this maker in decades under its new Chinese owners. Furthermore, like the MDX for the Acura brand and countless other automakers who rely on their SUVs for daily bread and butter, this vehicle is extremely important to them, and they had to get it right.

Designing a proper CUV/SUV or a minivan is a lot more difficult than a sportcars, in my opinion. Simplify and add lightness does not really apply here (but it helps); comfort, space, access, functionality, maneuverability, economy, and cost are huge factors. And it has to look right, too! It has to look imposing but not offending, strong but not vulgar, it has to appeal to women and not repel men. To say that designing a modern SUV is challenging is an understatement. So, did Volvo get the XC90 right?

[Image source: Autoblog.nl]

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The News for August 22nd, 2014

Greg Kachadurian August 22, 2014 The News!

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Welcome to the Hooniverse News! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. I just throw in a little opinion of mine because I can. This week:

  • McLaren previews the madness that is the P1 GTR

  • Vaughn Gittin Jr. is ready to rock with his 2015 RTR Mustang

  • C7 Corvette Z06 is performance that now has a price

  • Mullin restores a Bugatti that isn’t a Veyron

 

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The News for August 15th, 2014

Greg Kachadurian August 15, 2014 The News!

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Welcome to the Hooniverse News! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. I just throw in a little opinion of mine because I can. This week:

  • The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is real(ly awesome)

  • Range Rover builds world’s fastest SUV because reasons

  • Toyota reveals second FT-1 concept

  • Jaguar shows off the F-Type Project 7 in U.S. spec with a price

  • Volvo gives us a glimpse of the new XC90′s face

  • Bentley prices the Continental GT3-R

  • Dodge to race the Challenger in Trans Am

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The News for August 8th, 2014

Greg Kachadurian August 8, 2014 The News!

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Welcome to the Hooniverse News! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull – which this week is mostly pre-game for next week’s festivities at Pebble Beach. I just throw in a little opinion of mine because I can. This week:

  • Bugatti reveals their final Legends Veyron

  • McLaren previews a one-off P1 and 650S Spider for Pebble Beach

  • Aston Martin updates the Vanquish and Rapide S to improve performance

  • Rolls Royce announces new model in development for 2016

  • Dodge will reveal a new performance model next week

  • Plus a bunch more to look forward to from Pebble Beach

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The News for August 1st, 2014

Greg Kachadurian August 1, 2014 The News!

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Welcome to the Hooniverse News! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. I just throw in a little opinion of mine because I can. This week:

  • BMW gets in the Concours d’Elegance spirit with a one-off i8

  • Jaguar shows us the new XE’s face

  • Kia teases the all-new Sorento

  • Ford prices the F-150 lineup, each one sees a price bump

  • Mercedes-Benz prices the C-Class and GLA

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The News for July 25th, 2014

Greg Kachadurian July 25, 2014 The News!

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Welcome to the Hooniverse News! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. I just throw in a little opinion of mine because I can. This week:

  • Aston Martin to bring back the Lagonda

  • Porsche updates the Cayenne

  • The Toyota Yaris grows up

  • Ford reveals the Falcon’s swan song

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The News for July 18th, 2014

Greg Kachadurian July 18, 2014 The News!

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Welcome to the Hooniverse News! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. I just throw in a little opinion of mine because I can. This week:

  • Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster is the rag top of our dreams

  • Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG has V12 power that can move the earth

  • Mazda reveals the all-new Mazda 2

  • Ford confirms all the 2015 Mustang’s performance figures we care about

  • Ford to create F-35-inspired one-off 2015 Mustang

  • Dodge prices the Challenger SRT Hellcat

  • A special Tatra T77 is headed to Pebble Beach

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The News for July 11th, 2014

Greg Kachadurian July 11, 2014 The News!

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Welcome to the Hooniverse News - Slow News Week edition! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry, or whatever I could find, without the fluff or bull. I just throw in a little opinion of mine because I can. This week:

  • Viper production resumes, is then halted again

  • Callaway tunes the Stingray for an interesting Z06 alternative

  • Volvo details the new XC90′s innovative powertrain

  • Acura prices the 2015 TLX

  • Super special bonus video!

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The News for July 4th, 2014

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Welcome to the Hooniverse News! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. I just throw in a little opinion of mine because I can. In honor of American Independence Day, it’s a quick and predominantly American news roundup. To our American readers, enjoy the day however you can. To our friends elsewhere, uhh, happy Friday! This week:

  • Dodge Challenger Hellcat is now America’s most powerful mainstream car

  • Saleen teases all-new 2015 S302 Mustang

  • Ford to offer diesel power in the 2015 Focus ST

  • Mazda confirms when we get to see the all-new 2016 MX-5 Miata

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