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Volt Camouflage Designed to hide Freshened Sheet Metal

The camouflage package on the next-generation Volt was started six months in advance of early development. The tricks are constantly updated to keep spy photographers – Jim Dunne, who graciously contributes to AutoInformed – and the curious guessing. Continue reading

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Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid to Debut in Paris

The Cayenne is a success story, with the company introducing the first model in 2002. Sales have exceeded all expectations in spite of grumbling from traditionalists that an SUV is not a true Porsche. Continue reading

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GM Throws Technology Gauntlet – V2V Cadillacs in 2 Years

GM’s CEO Mary Barra said yesterday that GM would offer vehicle-to-vehicle communication, V2V in that awful techie jargon, as well as vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, and ultimately, fully autonomous driving starting two years from now in a 2017 model Cadillac CTS. Continue reading

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First Look – Volvo XC90 SUV

Volvo Cars has unveiled its new XC90, which was under development for three years at the Chinese-owned automaker. The 7-seat crossover SUV, says Volvo, is the result of s $11 billion product development program that is the company’s latest attempt to use a scalable architecture, a fancy way of saying a common platform that can be used for larger and smaller vehicles. Continue reading

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Car Spy Jim Dunne on Mustang Mule

Note that those excessively covered exhaust pipes are four in number, duals to each side, which is a big change for Mustangs? Continue reading

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Right-Hand-Drive Mustang Testing Begins

A right-hand-drive prototype of the upcoming 2015 Mustang has been spotted as it underwent initial testing. Continue reading

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2016 Model Volt Debuts at NAIAS Next January

Global Chevrolet Chief Marketing Officer Tim Mahoney says the next generation Chevrolet Volt hybrid will debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit next January. Continue reading

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Giant Sucking Sound – Nissan and Daimler to Build Luxury Cars in Mexico under new Joint Venture

The new plant will be built close to an already existing Nissan plant, and will have an annual capacity of 300,000 vehicles when completely operational. Many of the common platform luxury models – 2017 Infiniti, 2018 Mercedes-Benz – will of course be headed in the U.S. under the job destroying NAFTA deal. Continue reading

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Gibbs Adds 2-Seat Quadski to 2014 Lineup

In the expensive toy or useful tool world of amphibious vehicles, Gibbs with its high-speed sports approach is expanding its line to include a two-seat Quadski XL. Compared to the standard solo seat Quadski, XL has seating for two at an overall length of 140.2 inches, compared to 128.3 inches for the standard model with increased storage capacity. Prices for the small one start at about $40,000 and float up from there. Continue reading

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Small Lexus NX Crossover Launches in Beijing. U.S. Snubbed

Aside from the fact that this is the first turbocharged engine in the lineup, Lexus is ignoring the New York Auto Show, which runs just after Beijing in what, was formerly its most important market. Continue reading

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