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Super Bowl XLVI Ads: Matthew Broderick and His Honda CR-V

It’s the last week before Super Bowl XLVI, and while the Patriots and Giants are readying themselves in Indianapolis, automotive manufacturers are leaking their upcoming ads via YouTube.  So, all this week, Road Reality will feature those ads, and of course anything else that I’d regularly report on.  Click past the jump for Honda’s CR-V commercial, starring Matthew Broderick, reprising his role as Ferris Bueller.

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Detroit 2012: Ford Announces 2013 Fusion

Ford’s Fusion, which debuted in the 2006 model year, was a big milestone for Ford.  It marked the beginning of a turnaround for Ford’s car division, which lost its way after the much-lauded Taurus became a dinosaur in the mid-sized sedan market.  Since the Taurus/Five Hundred had moved up to the full-size sedan market, a new mid-sized sedan was called for, especially one which would be competitive against offerings from Honda and Toyota.  The Fusion has been a great success, especially since its 2010 refresh, and for 2013, Ford is pulling out all the stops with its redesign.  Continue reading for details, pictures and Ford’s press release.

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2011 LA Auto Show: 2013 Ford Escape

At the 2011 LA Auto Show this week, Ford revealed the 2013 Escape.  Ford’s small SUV is all grown up, with a host of new engines and technology, wrapped up in all-new sheet metal.  Read on for more details, pictures and a video of the optional hands-free liftgate.

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February 2011 Sales and Analysis

February was a great month for new-car sales, with the total volume up 21.28% over January, and almost 27% over February of 2010.  Those are the overall numbers, but the general trend for February was that American car companies had a good time, while most of their overseas competitors struggled.  Click past the jump for my analysis and graphs.

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Redesign: 2012 Honda Civic

2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

The current-generation Honda Civic has been on sale since 2005 as a 2006 model.  That’s a long time for any car to go without a full redesign, the 2009 visual changes not withstanding.  For 2009, the main changes were the front and rear bumpers, as well as a new wheel design.  For the 2012 model, it was expected that Honda would release a fully new design.  Based on the pictures, Honda is playing it safe with their new bread-and-butter commuter car.  Read on for more details, pictures and the full press release from Honda.

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2012 Honda Civic debuts at Detroit Auto Show

I don’t often show pre-production vehicles, but the “concept” label on the upcoming Honda Civic is a title for titles’ sake.  In reality, the car shown here will be released as-is to consumers in the Spring of this year.  Replacing the 2006-2011 model, the new Civic has a lot to work for.  Between its release and today, the current generation Civic has a lot more, and a lot better, competition.  Cars like the new Ford Focus, Hyundai’s Elantra and Chevrolet’s Cruze all bring more to the table.  Click past the jump to see my first impressions, pictures and the press release.

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