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Full Disclosure: I am a Michelin brand ambassador and have been provided products and training. I purchased these tires on my own and my opinions in this review are 100% genuine.

Five years ago Michelin unveiled the Pilot Super Sport max performance tire (referred to as the PSS) to replace the Pilot Sport (PS2) and immediately raised the benchmark for street performance tires. Michelin engineers had done their homework and produced a tire that improved upon its predecessor in every way.

The PS2 was already a really good tire, it unfortunately performed a little too much like a race tire as it didn’t last long and cost quite a bit. Michelin claimed that the PSS had improved treadwear, performed better in dry and wet conditions, had faster steering response, and they even cost less!

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(Bloomberg) — Jaguar Land Rover North America will recall as many as 104,000 cars after the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published three notices that highlighted issues that could lead to faulty braking and lighting.
The largest portion of vehicles called back is the 74,648 Range Rover models built from April 15, 2005 to Sept. 4, 2012. The company will replace front brake hoses, which could rupture and slow braking speed, increasing the risk of a crash, according to the notice filed today. The recall is expected to begin March 13.
Another 24,679 cars will be recalled due to similar braking concerns: Vehicles built from Aug. 16, 2012 to Jan. 8, 2014, and sport models made from May 7, 2013 to Jan. 8, 2014. As many as 4,787 Jaguar XK models built from March 4, 2011 to March 20, 2014 need updated software [...]

The Chevrolet Bolt EV electric concept car is unveiled during the first press preview day of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit

The Chevrolet Bolt EV electric concept car is unveiled during the first press preview day of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit

(Reuters) – General Motors Co (GM.N) plans to begin building the Chevrolet Bolt, its all-new $30,000 electric car, in October 2016 at an underused small-car plant north of Detroit, two supplier sources said.

Despite the heavy hype surrounding the car’s unveiling last month at the Detroit auto show, the sources said, GM’s production target for the Bolt is relatively modest, at about 25,000-30,000 cars a year.

Last year, GM sold 18,800 Chevrolet Volt hybrid electric cars. The Volt, priced from around $35,000, uses a small gasoline engine to increase range.

The Bolt is expected to go on sale in early 2017 and will have a range between charges of more than 200 miles.

The [...]

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