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2015 Porsche 918 Spyder (1)

2013 Frankfurt: Porsche releases 918 specs, 50th anniversary edition 911s, plug-in Panamera

Prior to opening of the Frankfurt Auto Show, Porsche let slip the following factoids: We live in a world where one can enjoy their Porsche 918 Spyder with 90+ miles to the gallon and a sub-3-second 0-60 time, the polarizing but undeniably quick 911 is celebrating its 50th birthday, and in Porsche’s quest to fit […]

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Recalls: GM recalls 38,197 Chevrolet Malibu Eco, Buick LaCrosse and Regal eAssists for faulty generator module

General Motors issued a recall for 38,197 Chevrolet Malibu Eco, Buick LaCrosse and Regal sedans made in the 2012 and 2013 year with eAssist due to a potential malfunction with the generator control module. The result is a gradual loss of battery charge and illumination of the fault light. Resultantly, the engine may stall or […]

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Report: BMW to price i3 similarly to a well-equipped 3-Series, in the $40,000 range

AutomotiveNews reports that BMW will be pricing their much-anticipated i3 electric car in the same vicinity as a well-equipped 3-Series sedan. And to actually announce a ballpark figure, BMW of North America’s CEO Ludwig Willisch reportedly said that the price would be around $40,000 for the three-door model. Pricing of the five-door i3 is currently […]

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Report: New Range Rover Sport to get new diesel V8 hybrid, and “EcoBoost” I4, larger cousin to get hybrid too

CarSales.com of Australia reports that Land Rover is preparing to unveil their first foray into alternative propulsion by introducing the all-new Range Rover Sport with a diesel-electric hybrid setup alongside the traditional diesel V8-powered model at the Frankfurt Motor Show later in September. We last heard about this not too long ago via CARandDRIVER. Check […]

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2013 Volvo KERS Development

Video: Volvo confirms research and development on F1-style KERS hybrid system for mass production

Volvo has been truly focusing on their alternative propulsion systems for their future models. As an example, the Swedish automaker has just confirmed that they’re testing their own F1-style KERS system, much like the one found on the Ferrari La Ferrari supercar. “The testing of this complete experimental system for kinetic energy recovery was carried […]

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Toyota moves production of Lexus ES350 to Georgetown, Kentucky, right alongside its lesser Camry cousin

In an effort to create jobs and to reduce production costs, Toyota has officially announced that they’ll be manufacturing the Lexus ES350 in Georgetown, Kentucky after investing $360 million to produce 740 new jobs at the plant. “Lexus was founded in the United States, so it is only fitting that we are bringing the production […]

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2013 Buick Riviera Concept Rear 7-8 Left Doors Open

2013 Shanghai: Buick shows off its new Riviera Concept at Shanghai in the People’s Republic

Despite Buick’s rough history here on its home turf, the luxury automaker actually has a very strong prominence as a very highly sought-after brand in China. As a result, Buick felt right at home debuting the all-new 2013 Riviera Concept at the Shanghai Motor Show. “The new Riviera offers a preview of Buick’s future design […]

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2013 Nissan Friend-ME Concept Interior

2013 Shanghai: Nissan unveils their take on a hip city runabout for the younger generation in China

In a bid to seriously capture the minds of China’s rapidly emerging Facebook generation—we think quite literally—Nissan unveiled their interpretation of a modern and hip shooting brake city runabout called the Friend-ME Concept. It has four doors, but dons a very curvaceous body and an extended low-slung roof over the boot a la Hyundai Veloster. […]

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2013 Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept Front

2013 Shanghai: Volkswagen unveils all-new CrossBlue Coupe Concept at Shanghai

Volkswagen unveiled an all-new concept that they call the CrossBlue Coupe Concept for the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show. But a coupe is something the CrossBlue Coupe Concept is not, despite its name. According to Volkswagen, it provides a glimpse into the future for a potential crossover SUV segment a la affordable BMW X6-style. “The disproportionate […]

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2013 Aston Martin Hydrogen Hybrid Rapide S Tech Diagram

Aston Martin to be the first hydrogen car to race at the 24-Hour Nürburgring to help pioneer zero emissions motorsports

Aston Martin seeks to up the ante in motorsports at the 2013 ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring at the world’s most difficult race circuit. Their weapon of choice: a pioneering Aston Martin Rapide S with a bespoke hybrid hydrogen powertrain. The new Aston Martin Hybrid Hydrogen Rapide S will be the first hydrogen-powered car […]

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