Top Environmentally Friendly Cars

*This post originally appeared on Dan Lussier.

There are some amazing car models in the market that are eco-friendly and definitely worth buying. If you are looking to get hold of a car that is great for the environment and consumes less fuel, then take a look at the following vehicles.

Chevy Volt

The Chevy Volt, which was launched in 2016, can travel for a couple of miles on electricity and can run a distance of as much as 53 miles without consuming any gasoline. It’s a car that you can easily recharge overnight from in-garage charging stations. Additionally, it has a wonderful gasoline engine that powers the volt and helps with highway acceleration whenever the car battery gets exhausted.

The fact that you get to spend a lot less on fuel than you would when you use this car, makes it one that is definitely worth buying.

Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius, also launched in 2016, has a sleek appearance and comes with revised rear suspensions. It is comfortable to travel in, and it has a sporty look too. If you are an adventure loving person always looking to be on the move, then this is the car for you.

The Prius is a car that boasts of features like automated follow systems and pedestrian detection. The cruise controls are easy to set and the car is also capable of bringing itself slowly to a halt without any input from you or the person who is driving it.

Ford Fusion Hybrid

The Ford Fusion Hybrid 2016 model is affordable to purchase and makes for smooth driving, even over potholed commutes. You can travel in a smooth and hassle free manner in this car over long highway routes, and the car never gives you a feeling of being under power.

If you want a car that is a larger version of the Toyota Prius that can be used for driving over long distances, then this is the car that you should certainly consider buying. This vehicle comes with excellent shelf life, and it likely will be many years before you have to dispose of it and get a new one to replace it.

The car models mentioned above are excellent eco-friendly vehicles that you should consider if you want to own a great car while keeping the environment healthy and non-toxic at the same time.

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The World’s Top Car Shows

*This post originally appeared on www.daniellussier.com.

If you’re a car lover then the best place to be is behind the wheel of a car. Next to that, though, the second best place to be is at a car show. Every year there are hundreds of car shows held throughout the world. Car shows give manufacturers the opportunity to reveal the latest technology, display new concepts, and measure what consumers find exciting. Below are ten of the world’s best auto shows.

Tokyo Motor Show

The Tokyo Motor Show is held biennially. Tokyo is one of the most exciting cities in the world, and its motor show is never a letdown. Since the Tokyo Motor Show is only held biennially it always draws a huge crowd of car enthusiasts. The motor show has a reputation for highlighting concept vehicles more so than production models, so be prepared for some eye-popping entries. The next Tokyo Motor Show is scheduled for this October.

North American International Auto Show

Every year the North American International Auto Show is held in Detroit, Michigan, the capital of the American automotive world. Consumers often get their first look at the newest Ford and General Motors vehicles at this show. The show also hosts the award ceremonies for the truck and North American car of the year.

Chicago Auto Show

In recent years the Chicago Auto Show has become more popular than the North American International Auto Show. At each show, attendees get to see more than 1,000 vehicles which makes it the largest auto show in the United States. The show is typically held at the McCormack Place convention complex.

Goodwood Festival of Speed

Every summer the Goodwood Festival of Speed takes place in West Sussex, England. The auto show lasts for three days and usually attracts 100,000 attendees. It’s held on the grounds of Goodwood House, a country house built around 1600. The grounds are important to British automotive history because they are home to the Goodwood Circuit.

Pebble Beach Car Week

Pebble Beach Car Week features some of the world’s rarest vehicles. The auto show, which runs for a week, is known to attract celebrities and a number of the richest people in the world. During the event, cars are regularly auctioned off for enormous sums.

Paris Motor Show

The biennial Paris Motor Show has the distinction of being the first motor show to ever take place. It’s also one of the most popular auto shows in the world. The next show will take place in 2018, and it’s sure to feature some of the world’s best-designed automobiles.

Top Selling Cars In America

Every month car manufacturers report car sales for the previous month. This post looks at the top six most popular selling cars of September. Unsurprisingly, more consumers are purchasing pickup trucks as a result of low gas prices. However, sedans, SUVS, and crossovers continue to be popular as well.

6. Toyota Camry

Last year the Toyota Camry was the most popular selling car in America. Average Americans like this car because it gets good marks for safety and fuel economy. It comes with standard features like Bluetooth, navigation, and a rear camera.This article does a good job of breaking down why the Camry remains so popular.

5. Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V was first manufactured in 1995. The letters CRV stand for Compact Recreational Vehicle. In September, 31,884 models were purchased. Families love this car because it has a lot of space inside the vehicle. To learn more about the Honda CR-V visit this site.

4. Toyota Corolla

32,272 Toyota Corollas were purchased in September. Commuters like this vehicle because it’s fuel-efficient. It’s also pretty reliable so commuters don’t have to worry about it breaking down. The Corolla is available in four different models, and the LE ECO model comes equipped with a 140 horsepower engine.

3. Chevrolet Silverado

The Chevrolet Silverado is a big truck. Drivers who have to haul heavy loads especially like this vehicle. While the car isn’t the most fuel efficient vehicle out there, it is more fuel efficient than it was in the past. Some of the vehicle’s new features include a sliding rear window that can be defrosted and front Park Assistant.

2. Ram 1500-3500

Just like the Chevrolet Silverado, the Ram 1500 is more fuel efficient than previous models. Car buyers have three different cab designs to choose from: regular cab, crew cab, and quad cab. The driving experience has been improved due to the addition of a multi-link coil spring rear suspension.

1. Ford F-Series

69,651 Ford F-Series vehicles were purchased in September. The F-150 features an aluminum body—a feature that reduces its weight by nearly 700 pounds. In addition to offering three different cab styles, Ford offers four different models: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum. F-150 models now offer Active Park Assist and inflatable safety belts in the rear of the vehicle.

Learn More

If you’re interested in looking at the top 30 most popular selling cars of September, visit this link. It’s worth noting that last October both the Kia Optima and Ford Focus made the top 30 list. Yet this month they don’t make an appearance.

4 of the Best Car Websites

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The internet has no shortage of car websites. In general, I stick to four sites. Check them out below.

Autoweek

Autoweek is a great site for car reviews and news. It also has a helpful buyer’s guide.

Autonews

Autonews focuses on the business side of the automotive industry. Their mission is “to be the primary source of industry news, data and understanding for the industry’s decision-makers interested in North America” (About Us).

Motor Trend

Motor Trend is similar to Autoweek. Both sites cover the same general car news and have buyer’s guides. I like visiting both, though, because the sites do feature unique content that’s worth checking out.

Road & Track

Road & Track is great for motor sport news. It also has a lot of videos that are great to watch.

4 Classic American Cars

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*This post originally appeared on www.daniellussier.com

America is home to some of the world’s most classic cars. Beginning with the Ford Model T, American ingenuity has led to numerous innovations such as automatic transmission and the car stereo. This post looks at some of the most classic American cars and their history.

Tucker 48

The Tucker 48 takes its name from its inventor, Preston Tucker, and the year it was produced: 1948. 1948 is actually the only year it was produced; only 51 cars were created before the company folded. Hagerty Classic Car Insurance values the Tucker 48 at $1.4 million if it’s in “fair” condition, and the price goes up for cars in better condition.

One innovative feature of the Tucker 48 was its third headlight which sat in the middle of the two traditional headlights. The third headlight activated when the car turned. Each Tucker featured different designs than the one built before it. As the car was produced, engineers experimented with design concepts and improved upon their ideas.

Cadillac Eldorado

Over the years Cadillac has produced a number of famous cars. One of the most famous, though, is the Cadillac Eldorado, which was produced from 1953 to 2002. The first generation of Cadillac Eldorados came equipped with the standard features of the day, such as heating and powered windows. Elvis Presley was a big fan of Cadillacs. In 1967, he purchased a Topaz Gold Firemist Eldorado which he later shot when it stopped working properly.

For many years the Eldorado was the most expensive car that Cadillac offered. Each generation of Eldorados featured a different design, but the 1953 design was the most famous. Today, a 1953 Eldorado in excellent condition can fetch up to nearly $200,000.

Chevrolet Corvette

In 1953, the Chevrolet Corvette was introduced as a display model at the New York Auto Show. However, GM decided to sell it to the public after it received a lot of interest. In 1955, the Corvette began to come with a V8 engine, a welcome addition that made the car faster and more reliable.

NASA astronauts were some of the Corvette’s most famous owners. Take a look at this article to learn more about the history behind the Corvette and America’s space explorers. The most expensive Corvette ever purchased is the 1967 L88 Coupe. In 2014 it was sold for $3.8 million at auction.

Ford Mustang

The original “pony car” appeared in 1964. In order to make it more affordable, it shared many of its engineering features with the Falcon. At first, the Mustang could be purchased as either a coupe or a convertible. In its first year of production, Ford sold 126,538 units, and in 1965 the company sold 559,451 units.

As a result of the Mustang’s success, Ford had many competitors such as the Chevrolet Camaro, Pontiac Firebird, and Plymouth Barracuda. Ford refined many of the Mustang’s features, and the car managed to sell well in spite of the increased competition. 2015 marked the Mustang’s sixth generation. Since the vehicle’s first appearance it has been associated with racing. Take a look at this list to learn about some of the fastest Mustangs ever built.