Saab 9-4X To Offer IPad With Pre-Orders

Taking a page from Hyundai’s playbook, customers who pre-order a Saab 9-4X crossover will get an iPad courtesy of Saab – sort of.

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LA 2010: Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet Is Strange, May Cost $46,000 [Video]
Mexico's Armored Car Market Now Worth $80 Million Annually

Those of us who live in societies where the rule of law is respected can go about our daily business without having to look over our shoulder. For the rest of the world, this luxury isn’t exactly available, so solutions must be devised to help people live in some semblance of peace and security.

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Toyota Teases RAV4 EV Ahead Of Los Angeles Auto Show Debut

The next product from Tesla is not the long awaited Model S sedan, but something far more plebian – a Toyota RAV4 using a Tesla derived battery pack and electric propulsion system.

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Nissan Juke Defies Expectations With Brisk Sales

Despite the harsh criticism leveled at the Nissan Juke, Nissan‘s…. erm…distinctive crossover is off to a pretty good start, according to sales data from Timothy Cain over at Good Car Bad Car.

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SEMA 2010: Dodge Durango Citadel Black & Tan

Dodge‘s new Durango is a pretty nice looking truck, and its shared components with the Jeep Grand Cherokee, especially the interior, should finally take it from its current status as a warmed over Dodge truck to a contender in the upscale SUV segment.

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SEMA 2010: Chevrolet Camaro, Ford F-Series, Jeep Wrangler, Win Big At SEMA Awards

For the first time ever, SEMA awarded three vehicles the distinction of “Hottest Car”, “Hottest Truck” and “Hottest SUV”. Not surprisingly, the winners were all domestics, with the Chevrolet Camaro, Ford F-Series and Jeep Wrangler winning their respective categories.

The vote is something of a popularity contest, as organizers used the “influence” of the cars, to judge the winners. Since these three cars are everywhere at SEMA, their victories make sense.

Hit the jump to read the official press release

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Chrysler SEMA Lineup To Include V10 Challenger, Fiat 500 GT (Video Inside)

Aside from the Challenger 392, Chrysler has a whole other lineup, including special editions of the 2011 Dodge Charger, Dodge Durango, Fiat 500 and and special, competition only Dodge Challenger V10.

Here’s a breakdown of Mopar’s big releases at the 2010 SEMA Show

2011 Dodge Charger Red Line: The Charger Red Line will be the first glimpse that the public will get of the 2011 Dodge Charger. The Red Line will get a 20″ wheel package, a blacked out roof, a unique red leather interior and a Mopar intake, exhaust and header kit.

2011 Dodge Durango Citadel “Black and Tan”: The Durango Citadel is basically the same car as the 2011 Dodge Durango, but with 22″ wheels and a Black and Tan exterior/interior color scheme inspired by “some of the finest super cars in the world”.

2010 Fiat 500: A concept version of the Fiat 500 that will be sold here, this car gets 18″ wheels, fender flares reminiscent of a widebody kit, red interior accents for the driver’s side and a special “liquid grey” paint scheme.’

Dodge Challenger V10 Drag Pack: Dodge touts this car as the world’s first V10 factory drag car. No, it’s not street legal (with Mopar stating it’s for “competition use only) but comes with a V10, a 2-speed transmission, roll cage, fuel cell and a striped out interior with a full racing gauge package.

Hit the jump to read the official press release and Mopar video

Gallery: Chrysler SEMA Cars

[Source: Chrysler]

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Audi Launches New Q7 3.0 TDI In Germany

Audi is launching a revised version of their 3.0 TDI in the German market that sees a slight reduction in power in exchange for improved efficiency.

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Nissan To Display Plug-In Sedan At Los Angeles Auto Show

Nissan has released information about a new plug-in sedan set to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, a vehicle known as the Ellure. No details or photos have been released, but a nice bit of marketing fluff states that “Nissan’s dramatic new-value sedan exploration, the Nissan Ellure, is designed to bring a higher level of progressive and distinctive expression to the segment – adding passion and emotion to traditional sedan efficiency.”

The Ellure will debut alongside the Murano CrossCabriolet, as well as the new Quest minivan. Hit the jump to see the official press release.

[Source: Nissan]

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Audi Won't Build An RS-Badged SUV

Even though BMW has their X5M, Mercedes-Benz will sell you an ML63 and Porsche builds the Cayenne Turbo, Audi will not build any SUVs that have been given the “RS” treatment.

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Zenvo ST1 and Dartz Kombat To Be Sold In North America

Red Sea Distribution, an Indiana based importing firm, is bringing two European oddities to North America. The Zenvo ST1 is a $1.25 million sports coupe with a twin-turbo, mid-mounted 7.0L Corvette V8 that makes 1,104 horsepower and hits 60 mph in less than 3 seconds. Only 15 will be made, so act fast.

Readers of this blog will be doubtlessly more familiar with the Dartz Kombat, the belligerent Russian uber-SUV that only costs $225,000. While the whale penis skin has been phased out, you can still get all kinds of bulletproofing, just in case you ever become as wealthy and important as one of Dartz’s home country oligarch consumers.

[Source: Red Sea Distribution]

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Jaguar Land Rover To Keep U.K. Factory Open, Expand Lineup

Jaguar Land Rover has announced an ambitious series of plans, including an $8 billion investment in product, including a rival to the BMW 3-Series, a successor to the E-Type, an XF station wagon and a replacement for the Land Rover Defender.

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Saab 9-4x Revealed Ahead Of Los Angeles Auto Show Debut

Saab’s 9-4x crossover will finally see the light of day, and we have some of the first pictures of the car ahead of its Los Angeles Auto Show debut.

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2011 Dodge Durango Images Released

New images of the 2011 Dodge Durango have been released, showing the new SUV in a fetching shade of red.

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