News Roundup: Driving the Queen, Killing the Xterra, Earning a Free Tesla

Your auto news roundup for the week of 02/20 - 02/27.

It's time to say "peace out" to a long-time stalwart of the body-on-frame SUV market, the Nissan Xterra. The Xterra has existed since 1999, which means it had a pretty good run, but in the face of dwindling sales and a new focus on unibody crossovers, it's time for the penultimate small body-on-frame SUV to leap forth from this mortal coil. The only remaining fighter in this segment is the Jeep Wrangler, which will likely outlast us all. Good night, sweet prince.

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What to Get Excited About Prior to the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, Part 2

All the teasers that are fit to print. Until, you know, more come out.

From concepts to production models, race cars to street cars, no matter what you're looking for at Geneva, you're bound to find it. What follows is the second of two posts that looks at every bit of information we've come across thus far. Clearly, automakers are pulling out all the stops for Geneva, and we're getting pretty excited as we count down the days until the show.

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The DOD Gets 3 Different Proposals For a New Type of Humvee, and They're Awesome

A new JLTV vehicle for the Army could spell less casualties.

It's a scary thought that the Department of Defense (DOD) might have gaps to fill when it comes to tactical support. After all, we're 'Murica. But as it turns out, the DOD has found plenty of room for improvement. One area in particular is its Tactical Wheeled Vehicle fleet (TWV). Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Defense has delivered a proposal for a new TWV that will fill any DOD gaps. From the looks of it, the vehicle could also create, widen, and destroy a few gaps too.

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Chrysler's "Death Wobble" Class-Action Suit Has Been Trimmed, But Not Killed

The issue, according to NHTSA, isn't an issue at all.

Chrysler Group LLC has been accused of concealing a defect in the front suspension of the Dodge Ram pickup that can cause the truck to lose steering control and shimmy excessively. Now, a class-action law suit involving the iconic truck was trimmed this week by a federal judge in California. Express warranty claims were removed from Shaun et al v. Chrysler Group LLC, although implied warranty and consumer protection claims were left in.

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What to Get Excited About Prior to the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, Part 1

And you thought Detroit was a busy show? Pfft.

The North American International Auto Show in Detroit is a big event, don't get us wrong. However, it only caters to one very specific market, the United States. When you need to appeal to buyers on a global level, and you want to do it in a very big way, there's no better place to do it than the Geneva Motor Show. The show isn't until next month, but already, automakers are hustling out information and teasers like nobody's business.

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News Roundup: Honda Trademarks, Ford Price Cuts, Buyer Sensibility

Your auto news roundup for the week of 02/13 - 02/20.

In order to spur buyers into going green, Ford is taking $900 off the window sticker for two variants of its Fusion midsize sedan - the Fusion Hybrid and the plug-in Fusion Energi. No matter which trim level you want, it'll be $900 cheaper. These price drops affect the 2016 model year, which should hit showrooms sometime in the second half of 2015.

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