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 |  Jun 10 2014, 2:00 PM

Car Wars Main Art

The analysts and number crunchers at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch released the findings of their latest Car Wars study, a report that tracks industry product trends. The results are surprising; market-share fluctuations are expected to remain small. But Ford and Honda are both projected to gain in the coming years with Nissan on track to lose share.

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 |  May 20 2014, 11:02 AM

The Yaris is sold as a Hybrid, just not here.


Toyota Yaris Hybrid

The Toyota Yaris is generally a pretty lamentable little car. This sub-compact hatchback is about as stylish as the grease-disposal bin behind your local truck stop.

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 |  May 01 2014, 10:02 AM

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Despite its decision to shutter Australian auto manufacturing in 2017, General Motors’ Holden subsidiary will continue to engineer, test and develop vehicles in the country.

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 |  Mar 06 2014, 9:31 AM

hyundai intrado concept

The Hyundai Intrado concept car showcases the South Korean brand’s vision for future motoring with a carbon-fiber structure and hydrogen fuel cell.

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 |  Mar 05 2014, 2:31 PM

Pagani Zonda Revolucion

Supercars are the pinnacle of automotive engineering. In general terms they’re the most technically advanced and capable machines found on the open road or closed circuit. Without question the Pagani Zonda Revolucion is one of the most impressive.

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 |  Mar 05 2014, 7:10 AM

2015 Range Rover Evoque Autobiography

The folks at Land Rover are introducing Autobiography versions of the Range Rover Evoque for the 2015 model year. The included upgrades should make an already desirable small utility vehicle even more lust-worthy.

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 |  Mar 05 2014, 5:45 AM

MINI Clubman Concept Front

MINI revealed an intriguing design study at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The Clubman Concept hints at a future “higher class” automobile from the famous British brand.

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 |  Mar 05 2014, 3:19 AM

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Along with media from around the world auto shows host all kinds of product reveals, things like the breathtaking McLaren 650S, the intriguing Jeep Renegade and the obscenely luxurious Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe. But they all can’t be heart-stopping; sometimes you have to report on vehicles people actually drive.

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 |  Mar 05 2014, 2:44 AM

2015 Mercedes-Benz S Class Coupe

The folks in Stuttgart nailed it with their brand new S-Class, the company’s flagship model. But putting the luxury competition on notice wasn’t enough. They had to go over the top and introduce this, a two-door version of the iconic sedan.

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 |  Mar 04 2014, 1:11 PM

MINI Clubman Concept

Every vehicle seems to get bigger with each generation; it’s really news if something is lighter or more compact than its predecessor. Of course not even is MINI immune to this diabetic swelling; you could say it’s because they’re so sweet to drive. The company’s latest Hardtop is a good bit larger than its forebear. But the vehicle I’m standing next to takes the cake, and eats it all in one sitting.

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 |  Mar 04 2014, 8:55 AM

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The folks at Ferrari are really upping their game with the brand-new California T, like they needed to get any crazier… The car just made its glorious debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

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 |  Mar 04 2014, 5:20 AM

Mazda Hazumi Concept

Small cars are BIG, especially in places like Europe where space is at a premium. Foreshadowing an upcoming next-generation subcompact model the folks at Mazda revealed their Hazumi Concept here in Geneva.

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 |  Mar 04 2014, 4:24 AM

McLaren 650S

Superlatives are the name of the game at the McLaren display in Geneva. The company claims its alluring 650S is the fastest, most engaging, best equipped and most beautiful production supercar they’ve ever made. Is that the truth or just a bunch of bullroar? Here’s the skinny.

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 |  Mar 04 2014, 2:05 AM

Volvo Concept Estate

This beautiful vehicle is the Volvo Concept Estate and it just made its global debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. It may simply be a design study but what exactly is it? Is it a station wagon, a hatchback or a shooting brake? Volvo calls it a three-door sports wagon but we call it beautiful.

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 |  Mar 03 2014, 12:18 PM

 

2015 Jeep Renegade

Editor’s Note: Contrary to early reports, official specifications have revealed that the Jeep Renegade will not be offered with a diesel in the US at launch. It will be fit with a 1.4-liter or a 2.4-liter gasoline engine in the US. For more on the new Jeep Renegade, click here.

The new 2015 Jeep Renegade will be sold exclusively with four-wheel drive in the US along with the option of a diesel engine. 

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 |  Feb 27 2014, 9:32 AM

Alfa Romeo 4C Spyder

Like a dog staring lustily at his master eating a steak dinner we’ve been drooling buckets of slobber, pining for the Alfa Romeo 4C. Upping this car’s sexiness, the Italian Automaker will supposedly reveal a Spyder version of it at next week’s Geneva Motor Show.

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 |  Feb 26 2014, 9:02 AM

Volkswagen-Polo-Lineup

Volkswagen will reveal a quartet of subcompact Polos at next week’s Geneva Motor Show. Naturally fuel efficiency is a top priority with these models but the company hasn’t forgotten about performance.

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 |  Oct 18 2013, 7:32 PM

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Buick’s Verano compact sedan might soon follow the Chevrolet Cruze in offering a diesel engine.

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 |  Jul 30 2013, 12:32 PM

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It’s human nature to want what you can’t have. American car enthusiasts stare longingly across the Atlantic at all the cool and unusual products their European counterparts have access to.

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 |  Apr 10 2013, 12:58 PM

opel-insignia

Should General Motors’ German subsidiary be scrapped? Not according to its American parent, which plans to pour four billion Euros into it through 2016.

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 |  Apr 05 2013, 2:33 PM

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Last week was a lot like the British ocean liner Lusitania; it got sunk, but this time around it wasn’t the Kaiser’s fault. Instead of falling prey to a German U-Boat it was torpedoed by the New York Auto Show.

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 |  Mar 27 2013, 12:03 PM

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Grab your three wood and don your Tam o’Shanter because Volkswagen just revealed the North American version of its 7th generation Golf. This 2015 model is larger and roomier inside than its predecessor but lighter and more fuel efficient at the same time.

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 |  Oct 26 2012, 1:32 PM

Is it April Fools’ Day or late October? Allegedly the folks at Aston Martin have figured out how to cram a V12 into a Cygnet city car.

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 |  Aug 21 2012, 4:31 PM

Toyota Motorsports has just debuted its new GT86-based race car, engineered for entry-level German track racing that they say can be adapted for international sales. Continue Reading…