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Volvo’s new 2015 XC90 T8 Twin Engine will cost you around $68,100 for starters

Volvo’s new XC90 is just about launching on our shores. And in order to gain access to one as well as have it in your driveway in exchange for your hard-earned money, you’ll need to fork over around $68,100 for the price of entry into a T8 Twin Engine variant. That’ll get you a Momentum trim-level […]

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Report: Ford thinks we need mountain bike gearboxes for cars

One of the many solutions automakers have been resorting to in response to super-strict government fuel and CO2 emission mandates includes the use of gearboxes with more forward gears. The idea there is to have shorty-spaced gears in greater quantities to make more efficient use of the engine’s powerband, smoother acceleration performance, and lower engine […]

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Report: A BMW i5 is on the way…?

BMW enthusiast site, BMW Blog reports Munich’s i brand will be unveiling a new i5 in 2018. Supposedly to be based on an extended 5-Series, the new i5 should gain a plug-in hybrid powertrain modeled after the one from the 5-Series GT hybrid concept. To recap, that setup had a gas engine bolstered by two electric motors […]

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Report: The Cadillac CT6 should gain a hybrid model in Shanghai

AutoBlog sat down with GM’s Mark Reuss at a press conference, who shared that Cadillac may have a hybrid version of the CT6 ready for the Shanghai Motor Show. “We’ve really got to wait until we finish rounding out the portfolio,” he said at his conference. “The Shanghai show is where you should look for […]

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Toyota’s got a new turbo motor for the JDM Auris

Toyota, like Honda, is introducing their first new line of turbocharged motors since, decades ago and recently, they just revealed an all-new 1.2L turbocharged four-banger, complete with direct-injection, a water-cooled exhaust-manifold, and a single-scroll turbocharger. The result is the little turbo motor that could, providing better engine response and torque delivery, while improving thermal and […]

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2015 New York: The next-gen Chevrolet Malibu dresses up for New York with suave looks [GALLERY UPDATED]

The Chevrolet Malibu has been a mixed bag as of recent years with the outgoing generation being as memorable as a slice of bread. But now, Chevrolet revealed what could be the solution to their much needed participant in one of the most competitive market segments: the midsize family sedan. Just to refresh your memory, […]

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2015 New York: The New York International Auto Show is here

If you’re into the car world, you should know America’s third’s largest automotive exposition is about to happen over the course of the next two weeks. That said, if you want to follow our real-time coverage of the 2015 New York Auto Show, just remember to click the banner above in any of the posts […]

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2015 New York: The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is the Bowtie’s spotlight in the Big Apple

We never really cared much for the current Chevrolet Malibu. But that has the potential to greatly change because Chevy just revealed new pictures of the Malibu recently. And on paper, it’s already looking pretty good, both literally and figuratively. Needless to say, we can’t wait to see it in person. Stay tuned for the […]

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Report: Russia proposes to build world’s longest intercontinental highway between London and NYC

Russian Railways president, Vladimir Yakunin, recently announced his very ambitious plan to build the world’s longest highway, which would connect London to New York City, but not across the Atlantic Ocean. Yup, you read correctly. The plan involves building a super-highway that’s some 12,400 miles long using existing roads in Europe and Russia. Around 6,200 […]

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Report: Next Ferrari V12 to forgo turbocharging for hybridization

If you haven’t been noticing recently, Ferrari’s been jumping on the forced-induction train for a lot of their new models. Firstly, we had the California T and now the 488GTB. And if you were thinking Ferrari probably has plans to add snails and some intercoolers to their next V12, you’d actually be wrong. AutoCar reports the […]

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