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 |  Sep 17 2014, 11:20 AM

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Ferrari’s push into forced induction is spooling up quickly as the company draws closer to abandoning naturally aspirated V8 engines altogether.

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 |  Aug 06 2014, 1:18 PM

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Bugatti is developing a replacement to its Veyron supercar that it is expected to show for the first time in 2016.

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 |  Jul 21 2014, 9:02 AM

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There’s a plug-in hybrid version of Audi’s flagship sedan coming in the near future.

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 |  Jul 14 2014, 8:02 AM

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Subaru’s future plans include hybrid and full-electric powertrains, but not until after the company is able to clear the plate it is currently chewing through.

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 |  Jul 10 2014, 10:54 AM

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Aphrodisiacs are substances that supposedly increase sexual desire. These items can range from the benign like ginseng or honey to the straight-up bizarre.

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 |  Jun 30 2014, 8:32 AM

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The new, more efficient Toyota Prius is being held back from production because the company isn’t happy with its improvements in fuel economy yet.

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 |  Jun 24 2014, 10:45 AM

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Ferrari is seeking to improve its performance while simultaneously reducing emissions by 2021.

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 |  Jun 17 2014, 3:45 PM

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There’s a chance the Honda Civic Hybrid is about to walk drive the “green mile.”

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 |  Jun 17 2014, 10:40 AM

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When the 2015 ILX starts arriving in showrooms tomorrow, there will be one model of the original three missing.

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 |  Jun 16 2014, 9:30 AM

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Nissan just revealed its 2020 Vision Gran Turismo concept, saying the car offers a hint at its plans for future vehicle design.

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 |  Jun 12 2014, 8:38 AM

 

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Subaru is rumored to be developing a grand tourer for the U.S. market that would serve as a spiritual successor to the SVX.

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 |  Jun 06 2014, 3:15 PM

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Hybrid vehicles are available in a greater variety than ever before, but their share of the overall auto market declined from 2013 to 2014 according to Polk.

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 |  Jun 03 2014, 10:02 AM

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Mercedes is planning a plug-in hybrid ML-Class crossover that will likely arrive in U.S. showrooms late next year.

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 |  May 27 2014, 10:15 AM

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The Bentley SUV is being teased again ahead of its official debut.

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 |  May 20 2014, 1:07 PM

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Toyota hopes to boost the efficiency of its hybrid vehicles by as much as 10 percent through a new semiconductor that uses less energy.

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 |  May 20 2014, 11:02 AM

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


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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 03 2014, 8:00 AM

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Vehicle Overview

The Prius V joined the expanding Prius lineup in 2011 as a 2012 model. For the North American market the “V” is basically a wagon version of the regular Prius. In other markets the Prius V is sold as a three-row multi-person vehicle, which means all versions worldwide include second row seating set on adjustable rails. This cargo flexibility combined with 50 percent more interior volume compared to the regular Prius gives the Prius V a sizable utility advantage.

Power for the Prius V comes from the same 1.8-liter Atkinson cycle four-engine gasoline engine paired to an electric motor as found in the regular Prius. Total system power is rated at 134 hp which is adequate for the 3,274 lbs. hybrid wagon. Since its introduction in 2011, not much has changed for the Prius V other than minor shuffling of the features available in each trim package.

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 |  Apr 16 2014, 8:57 AM

Porsche 919 Hybrid

Naturally racecars are about maximum performance, neck-snapping acceleration, organ-bruising lateral grip and of course enough stopping power to rip the skin off your forehead. The Porsche 919 Hybrid is one such machine, but that’s not all.

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 |  Apr 16 2014, 12:01 AM

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Sick of sitting in the automoive luxury market’s second tier, Infiniti is launching a product offensive aimed at competing more directly with Germany.

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 |  Apr 10 2014, 11:41 AM

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Honda’s most sophisticated hybrid to date is turning out to be a bigger hit than the company expected.

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 |  Apr 09 2014, 10:42 AM

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Based on the Mulsanne, Bentley will showcase a plug-in hybid concept car during the Beijing Auto Show on April 20. 

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 |  Mar 26 2014, 11:32 AM

The Kings of the Big Family Haulers


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Until the mid-1980s, those with large families usually bought station wagons with a who-cares-about-safety rearward facing third row of seats. But then the minivan was introduced and everything changed. For the next fifteen years, troops of kids were transported here and there in these pragmatic boxes on wheels. As is often the case though, consumer taste’s changed.

Today the three-row station wagons rival the mountain gorilla on the critically endangered species list while the minivan has become more passé than bridge clubs. Now there is a new king of big family transport – the three-row crossover utility vehicle (CUV).

And the Crossover Takes Over

After a brief foray with three-row body-on-frame SUVs in the early 2000s, the vast majority of auto manufacturers have settled on unibody crossovers to handle passenger duties of six or more. Last year, more than 1.7 million of these CUVs were sold in the U.S. compared to less than 525,000 minivans.

With nearly two million annual sales up for grabs, manufacturers are constantly tweaking their products to entice customers. Over the last year alone, all-new versions of the Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Pathfinder and Toyota Highlander hit the market while the Kia Sorento and Dodge Durango received significant updates. To see which CUV is the best value for the money, we gathered these five crossovers along with three older models; the large Chevrolet Traverse, the best-selling Ford Explorer and the eight-passenger Honda Pilot. Which one emerged as the victor in this stacked field? Read on to find out.

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 |  Mar 21 2014, 11:47 AM

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Not even Porsche is immune to pressure from governments and customers to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The legendary German sports-car builder will offer a four-cylinder engine in future versions of both its Boxster and Cayman models.

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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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