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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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 |  Feb 06 2014, 1:09 PM

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Volvo is not usually known for building lust-worthy performance machines. Generally their products are safe, solid and secure, important attributes to be certain but they’re hardly the stuff dreams are made of. However, the addition of performance-tuned V60 and S60 Polestar models is spicing things up for the Staid Swede.

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 |  Feb 06 2014, 10:02 AM

2014-Kia-Optima-Hybrid-03

Looking to save money at the pump and reduce your tank-track-sized carbon footprint? Kia just revealed its updated 2014 Optima Hybrid in the Windy City.

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 |  Dec 30 2013, 9:02 AM

AutoGuide Action News


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As it tends to do around this time, the year is steadily drawing to a close; 2013 is dwindling like a tiki torch running out of citronella-scented oil. The last flickers are smoldering, but she burned brightly for 12 months so the end is not in vain.

Lots of important car news broke through the year as the industry continues to evolve and stabilize coming out of the devastating Great Recession. Capping the year, here are the Top 10 Automotive Stories from 2013.

 |  Oct 24 2013, 5:34 PM

2015-Audi-A3-Sedan-Pricing-Main-ArtAudi just announced pricing for its all-new 2015 A3 sedan. The company had hinted that this compact four-door would start right around 30 grand and they nailed that price point.

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 |  Oct 24 2013, 9:15 AM

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Now that we’re well into autumn temperatures are steadily dropping but auto-show season is heating up to scorching levels. Like an overloaded pressure cooker it’s threatening to blow, flooding the market with scalding shrapnel, copious news and of course exciting products.

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 |  Sep 20 2013, 11:15 AM

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Labor Day is full of wonderful stuff: inflatable gorillas, free hot dogs and enough sheet metal on sale to drown a city in consumer debt several times over.

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 |  Sep 05 2013, 11:36 AM

Maserati-Levante-Prodcutuion-Main-Art

Maserati’s upscale Levante SUV was slated to be built in the good ol’ US of A at Chrysler’s Jefferson North assembly plant in Detroit, but that plan has since changed.

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 |  Jul 30 2013, 12:32 PM

Volkswagen-Scirocco-News-Post-Main-Art

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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 |  Jul 09 2013, 3:03 PM

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The latest in a string of good news for Tesla Motors came in two parts today.

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 |  May 15 2013, 10:45 AM

GT6

Rumors that Gran Turismo 6 will be available for the PlayStation 3 this holiday season have just been confirmed.

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 |  Mar 29 2013, 9:11 AM

Big News in the Big Apple


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Winter’s icy stranglehold on the northern hemisphere has finally been broken. After months of gray skies and freezing weather spring is finally in the air. Automakers are responding to the warmth and sun by emerging from product hibernation. Companies located in places ranging from South Korea to the United Kingdom have unveiled a bumper-crop of new hardware ranging from sensible to insane. Here are the Top 10 reveals from the 2013 New York International Auto Show.

2013 New York Auto Show Complete Coverage