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2016-01-19
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The new Lexus flagship coupe, due in about a year, looks like is the Lexus LF-LC Concept from the Detroit show in 2012. That concept was meant as something of a hint at the brand’s design direction, but overwhelmingly favorable comments on the car encouraged Lexus to approve a close copy for production.
2016-01-11
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The 2016 Prius is longer, lower, and wider, and special attention was paid to the gasoline portion of the car’s gasoline-electric drivetrain with a claimed 40% thermodynamic efficiency for the Atkinson cycle 2ZR-FXE 1.8-L I4 naturally aspirated gasoline engine, a number that rivals turbodiesels.
2015-11-02
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The knock on fusion power is that “It is the energy source of the future, and it always will be.” It has seemed like the same criticism could be levied against fuel cell vehicles, as their seemingly magical ability to turn stored hydrogen and atmospheric oxygen into motive power for personal transportation — with only water as a by-product emission —has remained tantalizingly out of reach for decades.
2015-09-29
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The company sought to recapture some of the glory of its motorcycling and open-wheel-racing heritage at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, introducing the Project 2&4, a tiny go-kart of a concept vehicle that marries the company’s MotoGP powerplant with a four-wheeled conveyance. Hence, two and four wheels of the project’s name.
2015-09-22
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The second-generation model weighs on average 110 lb less and boasts many more electronic safety aids.
2015-09-22
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Nissan weds crossover capability with sports car style in the concept shown at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
2015-09-21
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A "carbon core" structure anchors the company's technology-laden flagship that can self-park.
2015-09-21
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Audi previews its all-electric 2018 crossover with the e-tron quattro concept.
2015-09-21
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Lightweight aluminum F-Pace aims to stay true to Jaguar's sports car roots.
2015-09-11
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The track-focused sport sedan tackles the German competition with 640 supercharged horsepower.
2015-07-23
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Porsche, Audi, Toyota, and Nissan each chose a different path for its hybrid-electric prototype racer at Le Mans, but one solution rose to the occasion.
2015-06-05
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General Motors gives the compact car a stronger foundation for the ATS-V's more powerful twin-turbo V6, bigger brakes, and stickier tires.
2015-06-05
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Bosch upgrades ABS module for stability control that doesn't intrude.
2015-05-08
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The HR-V subcompact SUV mixes the Fit platform with Civic and CR-V powertrain systems.
2015-04-08
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The 570S, which represents an entry level alongside the company’s existing Super Series and Ultimate Series models, introduces a new carbon-fiber monocoque chassis for the company that has larger door openings for more convenient ingress and egress.
2015-04-06
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Dramatic new styling for a sporty new Civic coupe presages the all-new tenth-generation model, which will first arrive in four-door sedan form in the fall of this year, to be followed by two-door coupes and five-door hatchbacks.
2015-04-06
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Long-overdue new models include the brand's first four-door sedan and a well-equipped hatchback.
2015-02-17
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Nissan's new Le Mans contender upends the order of things by putting its whole powertrain at the front of the car.
2015-01-20
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Nissan's luxury division charts its sporty car course with glimpse of next Q60 Coupe.
2014-12-03
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The new stylish and refined Mazda2-based crossover made its debut at the 2014 LA Auto Show.
2014-12-03
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Ford upgraded the Explorer's four-cylinder EcoBoost engine to support all-wheel drive and 3000-lb towing, while a new Platinum trim level brings many first-time amenities for Ford.
2014-12-03
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At the 2014 LA Auto Show, the Prologue concept car and A7 Sportback h-tron illustrate the company's plans for the design of upcoming models and the fuel cell that could power them.
2014-11-14
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The refreshed Charger line gets slipperier sheet metal and a new 707-hp halo model.
2014-10-10
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Lowered, spoilered GLA45 AMG brings car-like stance and dynamics to crossover category.
2014-08-06
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Torque multiplication in the smooth operating, torque converter-equipped DCT makes the 2015 Acura TLX quicker off the line than the previous TSX.
2014-07-25
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The new model debuts a new 245-hp four-cylinder engine that enables it to tow 3500 lb.
2014-07-15
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With an exceptionally rigid unibody, solid-mounted rear subframe, and lighter transmission, the twin-turbo inline six-cylinder model is faster than the outgoing V8.
2014-07-09
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Volkswagen entered the 2014 season of the Global Rallycross series racing a pair of Polo rally cars used last season on the European Rally circuit. The company has unveiled its purpose-built contender, a Beetle racer that will take to the track starting at the Los Angeles race in September.
2014-06-30
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On a global scale, racecars burn an irrelevant amount of fuel, so racing series’ interest in fuel-saving technology has nothing to do with saving the planet from racecars’ environmental impact. Transporting teams to the tracks burns far more fossil fuels than any fuel actually consumed at the track.
2014-04-23
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The 2015 model carries on with the same gasoline V6 as before, but a mass reduction, reduced drag, and tweaks to the drivetrain tuning for more efficiency combine to boost fuel economy by 20%.
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