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Renault Says the Eolab PHEV Would Be Priced Similarly to a Clio dCi if Built


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Renault’s ultra fuel-efficient Eolab concept revealed at this year’s Paris Auto Show would not be more expensive than a diesel-powered Clio, a company official revealed.

Scion FR-S Gains Targa Version for SEMA


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Scion’s biggest surprise for this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas is by far the FR-S T1 targa top version, built by Jeremy Lookofsky of Cartel Customs.

How Your Wife Might Convince You to Get a 2015 Sedona


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We all appreciate the merits of minivans as family cars and Kia's Sedona is certainly one of the better looking people haulers in the US, but…there's always a but with these type of vehicles, isn't there…

Troller Unveils Two T4-Based Concepts at the Sao Paulo Auto Show


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Ford-owned Troller has unveiled two special versions of the T4 off-roader at the Sao Paulo Auto Show, the T4 Off-Road and T4 Rescue concepts.

Hyundai's HB20 R-Spec Concept Hints at New Sports Series


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For the 2014 Sao Paulo Motor Show, Hyundai prepped a sported-up concept of its locally made HB20 supermini with the R-Spec moniker.

Citroën C3 Aircross Lunar Concept Revealed in Brazil


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You may or may not be aware that Citroën sells a crossover version of the C3 Picasso in Brazil called C3 Aircross.

FCC4 Concept is Fiat's Idea of a…Four-Door Pickup Truck Coupe Crossover


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Fiat is trying to either impress or confuse visitors at the Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil with its new FCC4 Concept model.

Ferrari Will Build Six Pininfarina Sergio Roadsters, But They're All Spoken For


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The dramatic looking Pininfarina Sergio concept car will be built in a very limited run of six units, Ferrari has confirmed. All six roadsters have already been pre-sold to customers selected by Ferrari.

Nissan Pays Homage to 2016 Rio Olympics with March Study


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As Nissan is an global partner of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games that will be held in Rio de Janeiro, the Japanese automaker is paying homage to the event with the March Rio 2016 Edition.

All-New VW Passat Given the Virtual Pickup Treatment


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The all-new VW Passat has been a favorite of Photoshop manipulators recently, with all sorts of variants being imagined, from the high-performance Passat R to the highly unlikely Passat Shooting Brake.

Japan Builds a Working Transformers Robot That Turns Into a Car


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Your childhood dreams or…perhaps nightmares are about to come true as a Japanese group has built a fully working Transformers robot.

Toyota Goes Nuts with SEMA Show Concepts


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The SEMA Show has always been a handful and this year's edition is no exception, with Toyota announcing a raft of tuning projects for November's Las Vegas event.

Fiat's 500X Crossover Gets a Three-Door Rendition


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Sportier looking three-door body styles might just the next big thing for carmakers as they try to make the most of increased customer demand for small SUVs and crossovers.

Nissan Says Next GT-R R36 will be Hybrid and Look Something Like This; Confirms R35 Facelift


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Nissan is brewing up a replacement for its lauded GT-R with the brand's execs essentially confirming the use of a hybrid powertrain.

Hyundai Wants to Make Sonata Cool Again with SEMA Concept


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Can a fancy-pansy tuned SEMA Show concept give the new 2015 Hyundai Sonata some of its mojo back? Maybe it can get a few people talking about it again, but not really…

Rolls Royce Phantasm Design Concept Frees Itself from Tradition


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Rolls Royce is a brand built on tradition, but that's no reason to let it get stale like it did in the 1980s and 1990s.

Mopar Spruces Up Fiat 500 Abarth and 500L for SEMA


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While the standard Fiat 500 Abarth is a pretty hardcore thing, Mopar thought it can make it even spicier for this year’s SEMA Show.

Chrysler and Dodge Show Off Their SEMA Projects


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For this year’s SEMA Show, Chrysler Group’s in-house tuner Mopar has a long list of custom vehicles, spanning the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and Fiat brands.

Another Rendered Take on BMW's New M2 Coupe


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"What will the new M2 Coupe look like?" is a question that has been sizzling in the minds of automotive artists for a while now, but there's no definitive answer to that.

Ford Details 725HP Gold-Obsessed Galpin Auto Sports Mustang


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Ford has released additional details about the customized Mustang built by Galpin Auto Sports for SEMA to celebrate Ford Mustang’s 50th birthday.

The golden anniversary car features a restyled front fascia to match the three streaks found in the factory headlights, but the latter are replaced by new headlights with integrated LED turn signals and turn on in sequence. The car also features carbon fiber front splitter and rocker panels, as well as a more aggressive rear diffuser.

The exterior is finished in paint that may appear black, but a closer look reveals that it is filled with gold metallic flakes. The 20-inch wheels, side sills, brake calipers and badging are also finished in gold. Inside, everything that is normally chrome or metallic has either been blacked-out or given the gold treatment. The Recaro seats are covered with a fabric finished in black and gold, and the headliner is black microsuede.

Under the hood, a gold powder-coated Whipple supercharger helps the 5.0-liter V8 develop 725 horsepower. Suspension components from Steeda and an all-new exhaust from Magnaflow complete the mechanical upgrades.

“We like the black and gold idea, and really wanted to get the color as close to 24-carat gold as possible,” Brandon Boeckmann, GAS operations manager, explained the gold theme.

Ford said the spotlight at the 2014 SEMA will be on the all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, which has “much more potential for performance,” according to the automaker. Several tuners will unveil high-powered versions of the new turbo four-cylinder which produces 310 hp and 320 lb-ft (434 Nm) of torque in standard form.

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