Future Mercedes EV Aiming for Supercar Acceleration

Mercedes-Benz revealed its next-generation electric car platform, which will follow Tesla’s lead on battery placement and high-powered torque.

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Should I Buy a Used Chevrolet Camaro?

Vehicle Overview

In 2009 Chevrolet resurrected the Camaro nameplate. Using a mix of retro inspired style and futuristic design elements, the reborn Camaro commanded road presence and has become a sales success.

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BMW to Build 11 Front-Wheel Drive Models

Between its namesake and MINI sub-brand, BMW will release a total of 11 front-wheel drive based models on its UKL1 platform. 

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Volvo, Geely Begin Work on New Modular Platform

Volvo and Geely announced today that a new research and development center is operating and has begun work on developing a new modular architecture to be shared between the companies.

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Lexus NX Small Crossover Confirmed by Spy Photos

Rumblings of a sub-RX crossover from Lexus have been circulating for years and spy photos taken today seem to confirm the car’s development progress.

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Ford Furthers Open-Source Infotainment Development

Ford wants to take over the world… of in-car infotainment systems, that is.

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2014 MINI Cooper S Spied With New Head and Taillights

Spattered with black and yellow, the next generation MINI Cooper S was spied testing today.

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Jaguar, Land Rover Looking to Share Platforms

Jaguar and Land Rover are looking towards the success of Volkswagen‘s MQB platform in order to produce a shared platform that could underpin 70 to 80 percent of the automakers’ main, high-volume models.

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2015 Chevrolet Cruze to Debut New Platform

Timing is still unavailable for the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze’s release, but General Motors issued a press release today confirming its commitment to retool both northeast Ohio plants for the car’s continued production.

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2013 Lexus ES Swaps Camry for Avalon Platform to Improve Global Appeal

Unveiled at the New York Auto Show last week, the 2013 Lexus ES has an all-new look, along with the company’s new trademark grille. Underneath that new look, however, is something that’s even more unique, the platform from the upcoming Toyota Avalon.

Previous Lexus ES models were based on Toyota’s Camry, and while the new 2013 model would seem right at home on the Camry underpinnings, Toyota and Lexus have given it the longer platform from the Avalon full-size sedan that was also revealed at New York.

Michael Kroll, manager at Lexus Communications told us “The ES platform will be shared with the recently announced Avalon. It is a significantly updated platform with a wheelbase of 111″, about two inches longer than the Camry platform.”

This extended wheelbase results in the ES being slightly longer than before and with more interior space than the outgoing model.

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