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AddWhat you missed on 12.24.14

Driving the 2015 Aston Martin Vanquish; Ariel shows off a new off-road concept called the Nomad; Takata chairman steps down amid controversy. Check out today's top headlines, here.

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AddIt won't be long now before Nissan Leaf finally overtakes Chevy Volt

At some point in 2015, most likely in the first three months, cumulative sales of the Nissan Leaf will finally reach a higher number than those for the Chevy Volt.

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1Honda rolls out various oddities for 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon

Honda lineup for Japan's version of the SEMA show, the Tokyo Auto Salon, is lead by the new N-Box Slash but includes oddities of every shape and size.

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AddMonza in jeopardy as Italian senate rejects bailout plan

The Autodromo Nazionale Monza has been a mainstay of Formula One since its inception, but if it doesn't get the funding it needs, it could find itself in serious trouble - and lose the Italian Grand Prix in the process.

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3Next Porsche Cayman and Boxster to be called 718?

Automobile reports that the next-generation Boxster and Cayman will be subsumed into a new range of vehicles under the Porsche 718 moniker. That new 718 range will encompass coupes and convertibles covering a wide performance spectrum, and use the flat-four engine we've been hearing about for years.

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5Suzuki Alto goes back to basics in Japan

Suzuki rolls out a new retro kei car with the best fuel economy of any non-hybrid in the Japanese domestic market.

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8Next-gen Audi A7 design to be 'radical'

Autocar has been told by Audi design boss Marc Lichte that the next A7 will wear the "most radical" design of three future Audi cars, the others being the A6 and A8, all inspired by the Prologue concept unveiled at the LA Auto Show.

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6Cadillac Ciel concept features in Entourage trailer

The entourage from Entourage is making a big comeback, but their signature Lincoln parade car is being replaced by a Cadillac concept that never made production.

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4Did Ferrari block Montezemolo from becoming F1 chairman?

Ferrari could have had one of its own chairing the board of the Formula One Group, but the company's new chairman reportedly blocked the appointment.

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14Ariel Nomad revealed, will debut on Jan 9

The average Ariel is quite capable of conquering the track. Now the company is turning its eye to the trails with the new, 1600-pound Nomad off-roader. Offering up around 200 horsepower, it won't be "quite as quick as an Atom," but we doubt it'll be any slouch.

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3Project Overlord is like LoJack for your car's wheels

Project Overlord promises to bring tracking software specifically to your vehicle's wheels, whether they're on a passenger car, bicycle or practically anything else, with a new, patent-pending device and smartphone app. When the wheels are tampered with, the system starts tracking them, sounds a loud tone and alerts the police. The company begins an IndieGoGo campaign on January 21 to fund the product.

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172015 Aston Martin Vanquish

Eight-Speed Transmission Doesn’t Hurt, Doesn’t Help

The Aston Martin Vanquish is a stunning machine, indeed. And for 2015, there's a new eight-speed automatic transmission mated to that massive V12. Does that help Aston's $300,000 range-topping grand tourer? We take one for a Quick Spin to find out.

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38Undersized grille was #1 complaint of 2011-2014 Chrysler 300 owners

Chrysler brand chief Al Gardner told Edmunds that the number one complaint among Chrysler 300 buyers concerning the second-generation 2011-2014 model was that Chrysler downsized the grille. Owners clamored for a return to the attention-getting face of the car launched in 2005.

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10Toyota may put Mirai hydrogen fuel cell powertrain into a Lexus

Toyota is rumored to be leveraging the technology from the Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle and placing it into a future flagship model of the Lexus LS. The proposed luxury sedan could debut by 2017 with a range possibly just below that of the Mirai and slightly tweaked styling to cool the new components.

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3Is Nissan's Le Mans LMP1 racer really going to be front engined?

This rendering of the Nissan GT-R LM endurance racer to race in the top LMP1 class in the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans was supposedly based on reports from people who actually have seen the car. The engine supposedly fits underneath that long nose at the front, though behind the axle, for a novel mid-engine design. The brand promises to have a very different looking racer, and this would certainly fit those criteria.

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AddRecharge Wrap-up: Fisker takes apart Finland assembly, Nissan Leaf sales in Europe expected to grow 25%

Hamburg Gets Hydrogen Buses; EV Fees Aren't As Bas As Gas Tax

Get news on Fisker's assembly lines in Finland, the Nissan Leaf's growth in Europe, hydrogen buses in Hamburg, and learn why EV taxes aren't so bad (except in Virginia).

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10Takata president steps down, hands control back to chairman

With tens of millions of vehicles recalled, Takata has made several changes at its head office, including the resignation of its president, the promotion of its chairman and the appointment of several former US cabinet secretaries.

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7Audi S1 rally car races its RC counterpart

Veteran racer Mattias Ekström campaigns the meanest looking Audi S1 on the block in the FIA World Rallycross Championship. With 600 horsepower on tap, it can reach 60 miles per hour in a claimed 1.9 seconds. However, for Ekstrom's latest race in the Audi pits him against a pint-sized doppelgänger in the form of an RC replica of the rallycross machine.

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AddWhat you missed on 12.23.14

Driving the 2015 Ram ProMaster City; Google unveils its fully functional self-driving car prototype; Alfa Romeo's US-spec 4C Spider. Check out today's top headlines, here.

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16Vehicles awarded IIHS Top Safety Pick awards skyrockets for 2015 [w/video]

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is releasing its annual list tallying of the scores for the latest model year vehicles to see how they compare to last year. Judging by the agency's evaluations, the numbers look quite positive. Seventy-one vehicles earned either the Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ rating so far in its evaluations, compared to 39 at this point last year. Among the latest winners, there have been 33 TSP+ awards and 38 TSP medalists.

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23Fiat trademarks '124', '124 Spider'

Fiat files trademark registration with the USPTO for the model names "124" and "124 Spider." The filing could presage a Fiat coupe and convertible built on the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata platform that was previously going to be used for a new Alfa Romeo.

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36Why a pro carwash is more eco-friendly than scrubbing your ride in the driveway

Getting your car washed in this wintry season and worried about the environment? Well, turns out a professional wash might just be best.

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3Honda helps Santa take his sled into the 21st century

When almost 75 billion miles on its odometer, Santa's sleigh looks unlikely to get through another night around the world. Cue Honda's helpers in the far north to help Mr. Claus get a sled built for everything he might face on a modern midnight run.

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