Jul 11, 2016

BMW i3 sales explode in Germany thanks to EV incentives

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BMW i3 sales explode in Germany thanks to EV incentives

Sales of the BMW i3 have increased many times over since the German government launched an incentive scheme for electric and plug-in hybrid cars.

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Jul 10, 2016

2017 Chevrolet SS to gain supercharged LSA V8 from HSV?

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2017 Chevrolet SS to gain supercharged LSA V8 from HSV?

The Chevrolet SS will bow out of production next when Holden, which builds the Commodore and Caprice RWD sedans, closes its Australian factory.

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Jul 10, 2016

Datsun Go etymology: What does its name mean?

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Datsun Go etymology: What does its name mean?

The Datsun Go is Nissan’s new entry level hatch for emerging markets, including Indonesia, India, Russia and South Africa, but what does its name mean?

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Jul 9, 2016

Aston Martin AM-RB001: limited edition Red Bull hypercar due 2018

Aston Martin AM-RB001: limited edition Red Bull hypercar due 2018

The Aston Martin AM-RB001 hypercar, designed in conjunction with Red Bull Racing’s F1 racing team, will go on sale in 2018, with a limited to be made.

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Jul 8, 2016

Toyota Alphard Type Black, Vellfire Golden Eyes special editions

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Toyota Alphard Type Black, Vellfire Golden Eyes special editions

The 2016 Toyota Alphard Type Black and Toyota Vellfire Golden Eyes special editions have been launched in Japan with some new styling features.

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Jul 8, 2016

Skoda RS, vRS etymology: What does name mean, letters stand for?

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Skoda RS, vRS etymology: What does name mean, letters stand for?

On Skoda cars the RS or vRS badge denotes high performance, but what do the letters mean? And why is it vRS in the UK and RS elsewhere?

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Jul 7, 2016

S213 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All Terrain: High riding wagon Paris bound

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S213 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All Terrain: High riding wagon Paris bound

The new S213 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All Terrain wagon will make its debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, and take on the Audi A6 Allroad.

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Jul 7, 2016

Lamborghini Miura etymology: What does its name mean?

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Lamborghini Miura etymology: What does its name mean?

The Lamborghini Miura is one of the most beautiful and well known supercars of all time, but where does its name came from, and how did it get it?

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Jul 6, 2016

Volkswagen Jetta Turbo Hybrid dumped from US lineup

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Volkswagen Jetta Turbo Hybrid dumped from US lineup

The Volkswagen Jetta Turbo Hybrid will not be renewed for the 2017 model year, with low sales and a quite astronomical price the key reasons for its demise.

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Jul 5, 2016

Lamborghini Aventador Miura Homage: 50 years on from the Miura

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Lamborghini Aventador Miura Homage: 50 years on from the Miura

Just 50 Lamborghini Aventador Miura Homage special edition models will be made to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Miura coupe.

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Jul 4, 2016

2017 Citroen C4, 2018 Citroen C5 could become SUVs only

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2017 Citroen C4, 2018 Citroen C5 could become SUVs only

The next generation Citroen C4 and C5 ranges will ditch the hatchback body style in favor of SUV body styles.

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Jul 4, 2016

Chevrolet Corvette etymology: What does its name mean?

Chevrolet Corvette etymology: What does its name mean?

The Chevrolet Corvette is America’s one true supercar competitor and one of its most famous badges, but what does its name mean?

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Jul 3, 2016

2016 Citroen C3: Cactus style, mass market appeal

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2016 Citroen C3: Cactus style, mass market appeal

The third generation Citroen C3 hatch ups the style quotient with design taken from the C4 Cactus, including its AirBump rubbing strips.

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Jul 2, 2016

2016 HSV Maloo, Senator, Clubsport SV Black: Last LS3 V8 models

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2016 HSV Maloo, Senator, Clubsport SV Black: Last LS3 V8 models

The limited edition 2016 HSV Clubsport, Maloo and Senator SV Black models will be the last from HSV to have the 6.2-liter naturally aspirated LS3 V8 engine.

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Jul 2, 2016

Subaru WRX etymology: What does its name mean, letters stand for?

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Subaru WRX etymology: What does its name mean, letters stand for?

The turbocharged 4-cylinder boxer AWD Subaru Impreza WRX has been idolised the world over, but what does its name mean and its letters stand for?

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Jul 1, 2016

2017 Smart ForTwo cabrio: Cheapest convertible in US at $19k

2017 Smart ForTwo cabrio: Cheapest convertible in US at $19k

The A453 Smart ForTwo cabrio will become the cheapest convertible available in the USA when it goes on sale in the fall for US$18,900.

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Jul 1, 2016

Renault Alaskan etymology: What does its name mean?

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Renault Alaskan etymology: What does its name mean?

The new Renault Alaskan is the brand’s first global mid-size pick-up, but why is the truck named after a place that it’ll never be sold in?

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Jun 30, 2016

2016 Fiat 500 Riva: Limited edition has yacht features, bargain price

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2016 Fiat 500 Riva: Limited edition has yacht features, bargain price

The Fiat 500 Riva might be a collaboration with the luxury yacht maker, but despite the real wood we doubt any will appear at yacht club.

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Jun 29, 2016

2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R: Confusing name has more green power

2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R: Confusing name has more green power

The Mercedes-AMG GT R has a retuned 4-liter twin-turbo V8 that now delivers 430kW (585hp) and 700Nm (516 lb-ft) for a 0-100km/h time of 3.6 seconds.

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Jun 29, 2016

Opel Adam etymology: Who is named after? What does its name mean?

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Opel Adam etymology: Who is named after? What does its name mean?

The Opel Adam is the smallest car in GM’s European range. Does its name have a significance and is it named after anyone?

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Jun 28, 2016

2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition celebrates 1966 Le Mans 1-2-3

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2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition celebrates 1966 Le Mans 1-2-3

The limited edition Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition honors the GT40 Mark II racer driven by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon that won the 1966 Le Mans 24 Hours.

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Jun 27, 2016

2017 Cadillac ATS price cut by $1000, 2.5L I4 dropped

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2017 Cadillac ATS price cut by $1000, 2.5L I4 dropped

The 2017 Cadillac ATS range has dropped the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine in favor of just the 2-liter turbo I4 and 3.6-liter V6.

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