Return of the Three-Cylinder Engine: the Answer to High Gas Prices

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Return of the Three-Cylinder Engine: the Answer to High Gas Prices
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With sky-high gas prices on the horizon and increasingly strict emissions standards for car manufacturers to live up to, consumers are constantly looking for more options when it comes to fuel economy, and automakers are equally eager to deliver. For those reasons manufacturers are continuing to downsize engines. It was a tough sell for car… Continue Reading...

Peugeot 208 GTI, Reinterpreted for the 21st Century: 2012 Geneva Motor Show

Peugeot 208 GTI, Reinterpreted for the 21st Century: 2012 Geneva Motor Show
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The Peugeot 208 GTi concept, revealed at Geneva, plays heavily on the old 205 theme, not only in the side glass window treatment, but also the brushed aluminum appliqué on each rear quarter panel. Continue Reading...

2013 Audi A6 Allroad Quattro Debuts at 2012 Geneva Auto Show

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2013 Audi A6 Allroad Quattro Debuts at 2012 Geneva Auto Show
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Audi debuted its A6 Allroad Quattro yesterday at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show to round off its line of A6 cars, though this variant is unavailable outside Europe. The car is available with four engine options: a 3.0L TFSI with 310-hp and 325 lb-ft of torque and three variants of the TDI powerplant produce 204-hp, 245-hp… Continue Reading...

Ford Fiesta ST Production Model to Bow at Geneva Motor Show

Ford Fiesta ST Production Model to Bow at Geneva Motor Show
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Earlier this year, Ford announced the official unveiling of its production B-MAX mini-MPV. Today, we learned that the company will release additional new models to join the B-MAX at Geneva — the European 2013 Ford Kuga and Ford Fiesta ST (pictured above).  The 2013 Ford Kuga is the European version of North America’s 2013 Escape…. Continue Reading...

MINI Clubvan Tipped as Official Name of MINI Cargo

MINI Clubvan Tipped as Official Name of MINI Cargo
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Someone spilled the beans on a MINI concept car coming to Geneva. They released a story that doesn’t actually have specifications, but confirms the Clubvan name and March 6 Geneva Auto Show premier. We reported on the first details behind this concept in early January, but at the time guessed it would be called the… Continue Reading...

2013 BMW X6 M50d Equipment Revealed

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2013 BMW X6 M50d Equipment Revealed
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Pricing and equipment details for the 2013 X6 M50d from BMW that won’t be coming stateside are now available. Don’t fret too much, though. Oil burners aren’t as popular here, at least not yet, and the X6 M which you can have is pretty much the blue print for the euro-only SAV. The standard equipment list… Continue Reading...

Pagani Zonda Crashed in Hong Kong

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Pagani Zonda Crashed in Hong Kong
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If you had twelve children every year, would you love them all the same? It might be hard to keep track, but as is true with any parent, seeing one of your babies hurt would be tragic. While it’s a bit much to think of cars as children, and some people do, the Pagani Zonda… Continue Reading...

Volvo Searching For New Small Car Partner

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Volvo Searching For New Small Car Partner
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Swedish automaker Volvo is looking to shack up with a new mate in the hopes of making a fresh set of small cars. Their current compact, the C30 (above), is based on technology from former parent company Ford. However, Ford dumped Volvo almost two years ago, passing them off to Chinese Geely Holding Group for $1.8… Continue Reading...

GM Says Opel Not For Sale Despite Discussions With Fiat

GM Says Opel Not For Sale Despite Discussions With Fiat
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When there’s blood in the water, sharks start to bite. If the automotive industry does nothing else, it fosters ruthless competition and a winner-takes-all mentality akin to professional sports. That’s exactly why reporters were peppering Chrysler–Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne with questions about his company wanting to buy GM’s struggling German subsidiary, Opel. Outside scheduled announcements,… Continue Reading...

MINI Cargo to Debut at 2012 Geneva Motor Show

MINI Cargo to Debut at 2012 Geneva Motor Show
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MINI will make its way into the commercial vehicle market soon when it releases a cargo-oriented version of the Clubman. The car, officially called the MINI Cargo, is set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March and will essentially be the same as the Clubman (pictured above), but with the back seats replaced… Continue Reading...

Peugeot-Citroen Cutting 6,000 Jobs

Peugeot-Citroen Cutting 6,000 Jobs
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As part of a $1.1 billion cost-cutting effort, PSA, the parent company of both Peugeot and Citroen, will shed 6,000 jobs in Europe, with 2,500 white collar jobs, 2,500 contract worker jobs and 1,000 blue collar jobs expected to be cut in 2012. PSA claimed that their car-making operations would barely turn a profit in… Continue Reading...

Land Rover Defender To Carry On Until 2017

Land Rover Defender To Carry On Until 2017
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Fans of the Land Rover Defender worried about the iconic off-roader’s impending demise should feel at ease, because the Defender has a long life ahead of it, with production scheduled until 2017. While a new, more civilized Defender, will bow in 2015, the current vehicle will remain in production until 2017, and possibly as long… Continue Reading...

Alfa Romeo U.S. Launch Given Top Priority

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Alfa Romeo U.S. Launch Given Top Priority
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Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne is making Alfa Romeo’s U.S. re-launch a top priority, calling it “the most difficult thing I have to do”. Alfa Romeo last sold cars in the U.S. in 1995, but the brand still has a strong image in the U.S., spurring Marchionne to focus efforts on North America. Alfa Romeo’s image… Continue Reading...

SEAT To Launch In China

SEAT To Launch In China
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Despite the misfortunes of the SEAT brand, Volkswagen is planning to bring the Spanish automaker to China, where the appetite for cars seems limitless. Volkswagen is planning to erect a booth for SEAT at the upcoming Shanghai Auto Show, and eventually produce the cars at its assembly plant in Foshan around 2013. SEAT has faltered… Continue Reading...

BMW To Target DTM Crown With Three Teams

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BMW To Target DTM Crown With Three Teams
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German automotive giant BMW is well known for making great road cars and some really great racing cars, however in the past few years, they have stayed away from the German DTM touring car racing series. Now they are making a comeback, and a massive one at that by announcing that three teams will be… Continue Reading...

Saab To Mark Independence From General Motors With Celebrations

Saab To Mark Independence From General Motors With Celebrations
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Saab employees will get a day off on February 23rd to celebrate the company’s independence from GM and its resurgence as an automaker. Slated to die during GM’s bankruptcy proceedings, the Swedish vehicle manufacturer was rescued by Dutch boutique sports car maker Spyker, and is set to launch an all-new product line over the coming years. Saab… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Super Bowl Ads Use The Force, Insect Imagery

Volkswagen Super Bowl Ads Use The Force, Insect Imagery
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With two new major debuts in 2011, Volkswagen is hoping to raise their profile in the United States with a coupe Super Bowl commercials that show off their new Passat and give a hint at what the 2012 Beetle will look like when it bows at the end of the year. The Passat spot evokes… Continue Reading...

BMW To Launch 13 Front-Drive Models By 2016

BMW To Launch 13 Front-Drive Models By 2016
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The thought of  a front-drive BMW was inconceivable less than 5 years ago, but the Bavarian luxury car maker appears to be planning an onslaught of front-drive models for launch by 2016, including a couple crossovers, a sports car and a new compact. The first front-driver will be a 1 Series GT, another pointless crossover, but one… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Engine Plant Coming To Mexico, Will Supply North American Market

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Volkswagen Engine Plant Coming To Mexico, Will Supply North American Market
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Volkswagen broke ground on a new engine plant in Puebla, Mexico, which is expected to come online in 2013. The $550 million plant is expected to supply engines to vehicles built at Volkswagen facilities in Mexico and Chattanooga, Tennesse. An estimated 700 jobs will be created at the plant, along with auxiliary jobs for parts suppliers…. Continue Reading...

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Revealed

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Revealed
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As the first compact convertible to come with a retractable hardtop, the Mercedes-Benz SLK has to be at the forefront of the segment when it comes to topless technology, and the new car is no exception. Even though it’s been completely restyled and given a new engine lineup, the big news for the new SLK… Continue Reading...

Porsche Canada Slashes Prices As Canadian Dollar Surpasses US In Value

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Porsche Canada Slashes Prices As Canadian Dollar Surpasses US In Value
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Canadians get a raw deal when it comes to cars. Even though their dollar is worth a little bit more than the greenback (and is projected to rise in the near future) cars still cost about 30 percent more on average. Due to the discrepancy, it’s common for Canadians looking for luxury vehicles to buy… Continue Reading...

RUMOR: Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG Is Dead

RUMOR: Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG Is Dead
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The Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG is dead, according to reports out of Europe. The 6.2L hyper-SUV, which used AMG’s raucous 510-horsepower V8,  has apparently died, leaving the BMW X5M and Porsche Cayenne Turbo as the sole choices for those who must go fast, but aren’t allowed to buy a proper sports car due to their spouses decree. With… Continue Reading...
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