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The Ford Focus RS Will Reportedly Be Imported To The U.S.


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Look, be happy that Americans will get the chance to buy the upcoming Ford Focus RS. Never mind it probably won't be coming from the US of A.

EPA Forces MINI To Lower Fuel Economy Ratings On New Hatch


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It turns out the third-generation Mini hatchback isn't as fuel efficient as BMW originally promised, and the EPA is forcing a ratings downgrade.

Land Rover's Special Operations To Give Defender A Proper Send-Off


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The end is approaching for the Land Rover Defender as we know it, but Jaguar Land Rover's new Special Operations unit is prepared to give the icon a fitting farewell.

New HUD Heralds Arrival of Real Life, Game-Like Track Ghosts [w/Video]


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There are a lot of ways you can enjoy racing games, and track time attacks is one of them. Most titles offer a ghost facility which basically lets you race against yourself, in the quest to beat your best time – now, with a system called GhostDash, you will be able have the feature when real-life racing too.

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.

US Buyers Aren't Buying 2015 Hyundai Sonata More Conservative Looks


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While it may be too early to assess the commercial success of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata, sales figures don’t look promising, as the sedan is off to a slow start in the U.S.

Toyota Also Dumps Some of its Tesla Shares


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Only a few days after Daimler sold its remaining 4 percent stake in Tesla, Toyota is the next major stockholder to dispose some of its shares in the electric carmaker.

Quattro Boss Admits Next Audi RS 4 May Ditch V8 for Turbo V6


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The upcoming Audi RS 4 is unlikely to escape the downsizing trend and may ditch the naturally-aspirated 4.2-liter V8 engine for a force-fed V6.

New Lotus Exige S Automatic Quicker Than Manual Model


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Lotus has announced the introduction of the Exige S Automatic, a new model equipped with a six-speed auto with paddle shifters.

Swedish Mag Says AWD Honda CR-V is More Like FWD


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The folks at Teknikens Värld are at it again with SUVs, this time focusing on the Honda CR-V's suspiciously lax all-wheel drive system.

Citroën Says C3-XR Crossover Won’t Come to Europe, Boosts C4 Cactus Production


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Citroën’s C3-XR small SUV will only be offered on the Chinese market, with the French carmaker ruling out European sales of the model. Built in a PSA Peugeot Citroën plant in Wuhan, China, the C3-XR will arrive in local dealerships in December.

VW Confirms CC and Alltrack Variants for All-New Passat


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Volkswagen has officially confirmed that there will be a second-generation CC and a new Passat Alltrack, both based on the all-new Passat for Europe. This is good news and bad news for VW fans in the United States, as they will only get the CC and not the Passat Alltrack.

Ford Cuts Focus EV’s Price by a Further $6,000 on Weak Demand


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It’s no secret that Ford has failed to attract EV buyers with its Focus Electric in the US, and the fact that the automaker has operated a second consistent price cut speaks for itself.

Hyundai Reportedly Mulling Euro Sports car With Global Appeal


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Hyundai is reportedly looking to create a sports car for the European market, but it’s not going to be one to follow in the footsteps of the old fwd Coupe.

In fact, the proper way for it to introduce its new “N” performance badge on a road car would be with something properly sporty, like a road-going derivative of the beautiful Italian-designed Passo Corto concept (pictured).

Porsche Engineering Reportedly Developing 800HP V12 Engine for Putin’s Limo


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It’s no secret that Russia’s president (and sometimes prime minister) Vladimir Putin wants a bespoke limousine to be driven in, after ZIL failed to impress him with their ZIL-4112P prototype.

CR Looks at the Usefulness of Night Vision Tech in Cars


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Night vision in luxury cars is nothing new; it’s been around since the early 2000s on Lexus and Mercedes models. Now, it’s been adopted by an even wider array of manufacturers who’ve also integrated new pedestrian and obstacle recognition tech into it for added capability.

Tesla Could Sell 50,000th Model S by end of October


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Tesla shifted its 25,000th Model S early in January of this year, and it’s taken them another nine months to get close to doubling the figure. Now, it's been suggested that the 50,000th example will reach its owner by the end of this month.

Honda to Kill Euro Accord Next Year, No Replacement Planned


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A Honda executive has confirmed that the Euro-spec Honda Accord will be terminated globally in 2015 without a direct replacement on the horizon.

Want a BMW i8 Now? Greedy eBay Sellers Mark Up Prices from $60,000 to Over $116,000!


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BMW's new i8 hybrid sports car is very hot commodity these days; just look at what eBay sellers are demanding for their allocations.

Nissan Pathfinder Gets New Features, Price Hike for 2015MY


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Completely redesigned just two years ago, the Nissan Pathfinder SUV soldiers on for the 2015 model year with only content updates.