August 15, 2014

Auto Briefs

KBB's picks for back-to-school cars; Acura releases a punk pitch for TLX

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(Nissan)

KBB names 10 best cars for back to school
Kelley Blue Book picked the 10 Best Back-to-School Cars. All are model year 2014, unless otherwise noted, and start below $20,000.
1. 2015 Honda Fit
2. Kia Soul
3. Nissan Versa (shown)
4. Mazda3
5. Toyota Prius c
6. Honda Civic
7. Chevrolet Sonic
8. Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
9. 2015 Volkswagen Golf
10. Subaru Impreza
NWautos staff


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(Honda)

Acura turns to punk to push delayed TLX
Honda is starting its biggest advertising push ever for its Acura brand with a commercial set to a punk-rock cover of "My Way" by Sid Vicious, highlighting the development of its delayed TLX sedan. The spot promotes the 2015 TLX (shown), the replacement for Acura's TSX and TL sedans that was scheduled for introduction in the first half of the year. The car's release was held until this month to ensure that new software, powertrain, and handling and safety technologies were ready.
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