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 |  Aug 22 2013, 8:31 AM

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It’s not every day you get to sit inside a concept car, and driving one is an even rarer occurrence since these special vehicles are typically one-offs that are more precious than gold to automakers. Against the odds AutoGuide got a very brief test drive of the beautiful Infiniti Emerg-E show car at the Nissan 360 media event in Southern California.

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 |  Aug 21 2013, 8:02 AM

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Range Rover buyers will soon be able to satiate their appetite for hybrid technology. Was it ever very big?

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 |  Aug 06 2013, 10:02 AM

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Toyota is selling a hybrid version of the Corolla compact sedan in Japan starting today.

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 |  Jul 26 2013, 11:58 AM

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Porsche expects to sell about 10,000 of its Panamera S E-Hybrids over the life cycle of the vehicle.

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 |  Jul 23 2013, 10:47 AM

The New Face of Zoom-Zoom


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Zoom-Zoom, it’s what sets Mazda apart from other car companies. The small Japanese manufacturer focuses on driving dynamics far more than other mass-market automakers. The result of that relentless toil is a lineup of cars and crossovers that are more entertaining than their competition. Paraphrasing one of the company’s TV commercials, if it’s not worth driving it’s not worth building.

One of Mazda’s most important products is the compact Mazda3. Available as either a hatchback or sedan it’s the cornerstone of the brand’s global sales. It’s never an easy task updating a successful product; drastic changes can attract new buyers but they also risk alienating existing customers. Fortunately for everyone the company has made common-sense updates to the 2014 model that should actually please everyone. Here are 10 things you absolutely must know about the new Mazda3.

 |  Jun 27 2013, 8:32 PM

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The car Jaguar used to capture imaginations in 2010 is back, if only for a moment, in a video remembering what could have been. 

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 |  Jun 26 2013, 10:56 AM

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Like a Broadway premiere the 2014 Mazda3 will take a bow in New York City today. Mazda’s best-selling compact car has received a bumper-to-bumper redesign along with some significant improvements. The company’s latest C-Segment offering brings a healthy dose of style, performance and technology to an extremely competitive slice of the market.

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 |  Jun 11 2013, 2:32 PM

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Land Rover will launch a diesel hybrid version of its Range Rover in Europe shortly after the truck debuts during the Frankfurt Motor Show. It might not be so long until it reaches the U.S. either.

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 |  Jun 07 2013, 4:02 PM

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Crossovers are all about fuel efficiency and family functionality. They blend attributes of cars with traits of traditional SUVs to create vehicles that are neither fish nor fowl; they’re the undecided voter of the automotive world, essentially the state of Ohio. Is it going red? Will it be blue? One thing’s certain; it’ll never go to the Green Party.

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 |  Jun 06 2013, 3:02 PM

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A North Caolina-based group is trying to prove that lead-carbon batteries are viable for hybrid vehicles.

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 |  May 27 2013, 1:15 PM

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Volkswagen didn’t need a supercar during this year’s Geneva Motor Show to get attention; it had the XL1. 

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 |  May 24 2013, 1:09 PM

To Frugality and Beyond!


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Fuel economy is a major purchase consideration for new-vehicle shoppers; in fact it’s the No. 1 thing they look for in a car or truck. Consumers continue to demand ever greater mileage, and so does the federal government. Washington keeps turning up the wick on its Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations. In response to these stimuli automakers are working day and night to improve the efficiency of their products.

SEE ALSO: Used Car Reviews

Of course not everyone is in the market for a shiny new ride. Many people opt for a pre-owned vehicle instead. Used cars and trucks can be terrific values, especially when certification programs and extended warranties are factored in. If new-vehicle buyers want better fuel economy it’s a safe bet second-hand shoppers are salivating for it as well. Here’s a list of 10 economy-minded used vehicles that will maximize you MPG. To qualify the cars and trucks listed are at least one generation behind the latest model on the market.

 |  May 22 2013, 7:31 AM

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Rumors of a Maserati supercar based on the Ferrari LaFerrari have been debunked, as the brand’s CEO has denied reports that the Italian automaker is developing its own version of the LaFerrari.

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 |  May 17 2013, 12:01 PM

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It may not be perfect but the United States is a great country. America has her share of problems, both past and present, but for the most part this nation is pretty sweet; when it comes to being awesome we’ve done better than most.

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 |  May 06 2013, 1:02 PM

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Marrying two of the world’s high-efficiency automotive systems, Land Rover will debut its diesel hybrid Range Rovers later this year at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

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 |  Apr 15 2013, 9:15 AM

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Mercedes plans to expand its C-Class line with a convertible, diesel and a hybrid option to better compete with BMW.

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 |  Apr 11 2013, 2:21 PM

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Nissan will bring a sports car that sits below the current 370Z in some form to the Tokyo Motor Show in November.

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 |  Apr 10 2013, 5:06 PM

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AMG isn’t worried about building anything other than gasoline-powered engines for now, but when that changes the brand will look to hybrid systems.

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 |  Apr 02 2013, 9:45 AM

2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition

Could the already heavy Nissan GT-R be packing on a hybrid system in the near future? It’s a possibility and some choice words out of Nissan executive Jose Munoz might support that.

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 |  Mar 27 2013, 4:05 PM

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Initially unveiled during the Detroit Auto Show in January, Infiniti just announced pricing for its Q50 sport sedan – the replacement to the G37. 

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 |  Mar 27 2013, 4:05 PM

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Infiniti just unveiled the 2014 QX60 Hybrid at the 2013 New York Auto Show — a family-minded hybrid that offers 26 combined mpg.

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 |  Mar 20 2013, 7:02 PM

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Maserati might once again be building its own version of the Ferrari halo car just as it did with the Enzo to create its MC12.

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 |  Mar 12 2013, 2:31 PM

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Hyundai may be looking to take on the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, with its own gasoline-electric version of the Santa Fe.

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 |  Mar 12 2013, 12:16 PM

Five-Point Inspection


This Week’s Five-Point Inspection takes a look at the soon-to-be-overhauled Mercedes-Benz E-Class, what we love about it and what we’d like to see changed.

About to become redundant, there is a mid-cycle refresh coming for the 2014 model year which will put the current E-Class out to pasture. This doesn’t mean the E-Class is necessarily a bad vehicle, but in the ever evolving world of luxury automobiles, it is either constantly improve your brand or get left behind.

With a base price of $51,905 after transportation charges, the E-Class may be the most versatile vehicle in the automotive kingdom. There are no fewer than four distinct body styles, five engine choices, three fuel options and two drivelines.