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Toyota Hit with Record Fine (12/18/12)

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Tue, 18 Dec 2012|

Recall timing sparks $17.35M penalty; Infiniti 'Q's up lineup; Consumer Reports likes new Accord; touring a Lexus via iPad.

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Good morning and welcome to this Tuesday edition of first I'm just -- or what's in today for Jennifer -- But coming up forget deals fashioned paper car brochures will show you how one auto maker is a rematch in the way you can get to know your potential new vehicles the first. Let's get you caught up on what's making news this morning. Developing news out of Toyota the auto maker hit with a record fine by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. -- -- has agreed to pay seventeen point 35 million dollars to settle claims that it failed to report a safety defects in the 2010 Lexus RX in a timely manner. It's the single highest civil penalty amount ever paid -- nets for violations stemming from a recall. The case involves potential accelerator pedal entrapment caused by unsecured her incompatible driver side floor -- And -- more later today on out of news now. Infinity is renaming its entire product portfolio for the 2014 model year. Returning to the letter Q for every car and Q acts for every crossover and suvs. -- president you Ohio denies and says infinity is making the change to prepare for a broader array of global products now here's the breakdown. The end sedan will become the Q seventy and the current G 37 coupe and convertible will become the Q sixty. In Kennedy's UX crossover or become the QX fifty and the FX crossover will be changed to the QX seventy. The current full sized QX 56 SEV when it's five point six liter V8 will become the QX eighty. And the newly introduced JX crossover. Starting next year it'll be BQX sixty. The nice and says the moment is right to bring new order to the Infiniti line up. He adds quote there is risk associated with everything but we feel quite comfortable about doing it. After getting hit with a stinging review of its civic small car last year. Honda is getting high marks from consumer reports for the revamped 2013 accord. The magazine says the record ranks among the market's best midsized cars. Luckily steering feels quite a bit better in this car and has been in other recent Honda and Acura efforts. The magazine cites the -- interior room high fuel economy ride and handling and feature content that's story from Bloomberg. Alexis recently launched what it's calling me a virtual interactive vehicle application or being the first short and it's for the iPad. Sit in the driver's seat take your iPad move that around and you can easily do a comparison between the real car and the virtual line. It's an app for the twentieth thirteen Lexus ES sedan and it offers an interactive look at interior and exterior features through videos and pictures. Comparison charts show how the yes stacks up against its closest competition side by side. Some of the features have a simulator section which lets you interact freely with the feature to see what happens. And how to manual offers an interactive way to practice using different features in the car. Get this there's even game type challenges to test your knowledge on some of those key features after you practiced using them. And it's all in the name of offering customers a more interactive buying experience. Lexus isn't the only automaker jaguar BMW Fiat and Ford among a growing list of other auto makers getting in on the -- came as well. And that's it for today's show be sure to follow us on Twitter at first underscore shift. I'm Justin or what's thanks for watching we'll see you back here again tomorrow.

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