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 |  Aug 15 2013, 1:00 PM


Lincoln, Ford’s struggling luxury division, just revealed the next mile marker on its long road to revitalization at the Pebble Beach Concourse in Monterey, California this afternoon. The company is borrowing an idea from the long ago to exceed customers’ expectations today.

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 |  Sep 28 2012, 2:33 PM

Among the many cars soon to sit in garages around the globe, Nissan had a different kind of common car parked at its Paris pavilion today: the “Taxi of Tomorrow.”

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 |  Sep 28 2012, 11:44 AM

Maserati quietly debuted its GranCabrio MC during the Paris Motor Show to complete it’s open-top range.

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 |  Sep 28 2012, 10:10 AM

It only takes a quick look at the Juke-R to realize Nissan’s expertise in unusual performance cars most of us will never drive. For those who cant justify shelling out more than half-a-million, there’s the Juke NISMO.

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 |  Sep 28 2012, 7:13 AM

Still unconfirmed as a production model, the near-finished seventh-generation Golf GTI just hit the Paris Motor Show floor.

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 |  Sep 28 2012, 6:29 AM

Loaded with interesting features, the Audi Crosslane Coupe concept just debuted in Paris to give the world a peek at its future design.

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 |  Sep 27 2012, 1:11 PM

With a power-to-weight ratio of over 600 hp per ton, the McLaren P1 supercar debuted today at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, though more as a tease than anything else.

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 |  Sep 27 2012, 11:23 AM

Bringing both fuel economy and sporty(ish) driving dynamics to the Honda booth, the refreshed 2013 Honda CR-Z is on display today at the Paris Motor Show.

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 |  Sep 27 2012, 11:15 AM

Off-roading usually conjures images of a gas-hungry monster with big tires but a concept Nissan brought to Paris this week aims to change that.

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 |  Sep 27 2012, 9:33 AM

Only offered in Europe, the Audi A3 Sportback is the five-door hatchback version of its compact line.

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 |  Sep 27 2012, 9:15 AM

Mercedes will integrate pure EVs into its compact line by 2014 and it previewed te product to come today at the Paris Motor Show in the B-Class Electric Drive.

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 |  Sep 27 2012, 8:45 AM

Among the many unusual cars sitting on the Paris Motor Show floor, at least one is certain for production albeit in small numbers: the Scion iQ EV.

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 |  Sep 27 2012, 8:30 AM


The BMW Concept Active Tourer, a plug-in hybrid version of the BMW 1-Series GT, debuted at the Paris Motor Show today to showcase future brand designs.

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 |  Sep 27 2012, 7:11 AM

Headed to North America as a 2014 model, the MKVII Volkswagen Golf is on display today at the Paris Motor Show.

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 |  Sep 27 2012, 6:53 AM

With stylish, understated execution, the 2013 Audi S3 sport hatch s yet another car from Audi sitting on the floor during the 2012 Paris Motor Show that you can’t have.

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 |  Sep 27 2012, 5:47 AM

Previewing the parts to (hopefully) come for North America’s Scion FR-S, the Toyota GT86 TRD is making an appearance at the 2012 Paris Auto Show.

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 |  Sep 27 2012, 5:07 AM

Gracing the halls of the Paris Motor Show today, the 2013 Range Rover with its lightweight aluminum chassis stood for all to see.

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 |  Sep 26 2012, 3:14 PM

Officially re-entering the sports car market for the first time since its E-Type left it in 1974, the 2014 Jaguar F-Type made its official debut today ahead of the Paris Motor Show.

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 |  Sep 26 2012, 8:57 AM

Audi is bringing its Crosslane Coupé concept to Paris this week in a move that recent reports suggest will confirm its intent to sell a Q2 compact SUV soon.

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 |  Sep 26 2012, 6:59 AM

Even more pictures of the McLaren P1 supercar leaked today ahead of its scheduled debut at the Paris Motor Show.

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 |  Sep 25 2012, 9:15 AM

Rumored to have a spot at the Audi display this week, a Q2 small SUV concept could make an appearance during the festivities this week at the Paris Motor Show.

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 |  Nov 09 2011, 1:30 PM


The Tokyo Motor Show, held only once every two years, marks its return for 2011. After the nation suffered severe destruction from earthquake and tsunami, Japan intends to show the world the resilience of Japanese industry and manufacturing. Moreover, as previous shows were held at Makuhari Messe, a convention center located in the Mihami-ku ward of Chiba City just outside Tokyo, the Tokyo Big Sight in Ariake, Koto-ku, marks the return of the Tokyo Motor Show to the city of Tokyo for the first time in 24 years.

Held from December 2 to December 11, the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show 2011 will feature a total of 176 exhibitors from 12 different countries, which is a significant 36 percent increase than the previous 2009 Motor Show’s 129 exhibitors. Moreover, exhibition space has grown from 35,151 sq. meters from 21,823 sq. meters of 2009, a whopping 61 percent increase. Of note, all 14 of Japan’s automakers will be exhibiting, with 20 foreign brands, a big increase from just 9 foreign brands at the last show.

As Asia is experiencing a rapidly growing China and India market, there has been a sharp spike in interest for motor shows held in Beijing, Shanghai, and New Delhi. However, as a symbol of Japan’s technological powerhouse, the city of Tokyo strives to remain the foremost leader and demonstrator in technological innovation.

The theme of this year’s Tokyo Motor Show is “SMART MOBILITY CITY 2011.” The project focuses its attention to “next-generation automobiles and the social systems with which they interact,” highlighting the role of innovators of the car industry as they tackle the growing concerns over matters of global environment and energy conservation.

Notable debuts at this year’s show include the Toyota FT-86, Subaru BRZ and Mazda Takeri Concept. See AutoGuide’s complete 2011 Tokyo Motor Show preview here, with coverage starting November 30th.

 |  Aug 11 2011, 12:33 PM

The eagerly anticipated 2011 SEMA Show is being held from November 1-4, and we’ve got the scoop on free passes to this year’s show to the first 800 enthusiasts who fill in and submit an online after market survey.

SEMA will host a limited number of automotive enthusiast VIPs on Thursday November 3, 2011. The VIPs will participate in the short survey and then will be able to check out all that SEMA has to offer. Participants will get to see the best new products and hottest vehicles that the automotive aftermarket has to offer. The SEMA Show is not open to the general public, making these tickets even more exclusive. Check out more info on the free passes here!

 |  Jul 25 2011, 1:30 PM

A lowrider event hosted by the La Raza car community in Kent, Washington, erupted in gunfire on Saturday, as a fight broke out between unnamed individuals, ending with at least 12 people suffering from gunshot wounds. Nine people ranging from age 14-32 were taken to Harborview Medical Center with injuries to their arms, legs, feet and torso.

Police have not made any arrests yet, but said that multiple suspects are currently being investigated. The violence was likely gang-related, with the shootings possibly stemming from an argument over a lowrider’s paint job. Police were unsure how many shooters were present.

Overall, there were around 250 people in attendance and over 50 cars on display at the show when the shooting occured. None of the wounded have life-threatening injuries.

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