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1Alfa Romeo takes Spider in-house, Mazda-Fiat roadster partnership not dead

Alfa Romeo will base its next Spider not on the Mazda MX-5 Miata, but on the same Project Giorgio platform that will underpin other Alfa models, like the replacement for the 159. Mazda will, however, donate the MX-5 for an upcoming roadster from Fiat and Abarth, Alfa Romeo boss Harald Wester told Car.

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4Weekly Recap: Chrysler forges ahead with new name, same mission

Plus: Transparent Cabin Pillars, Acura NSX And Red Bull Trophy Recovery

We curate the week's events with a focus on the implications of Chrysler's new corporate name. New research by Jaguar Land Rover, the production debut of the Acura NSX and the Red Bull F1 robbery are also covered.

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4Why autonomous cars might require their own kind of maps

Nokia Here is working to develop new high-definition maps for autonomous vehicles, using a combination of satellite and GPS data, as well as "anonymized probe data" from trucking companies. All of that and a fleet of some 200 vehicles equipped with Lidar sensors, allowing resolutions down to the centimeter.

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1Recharge Wrap-up: Ridesharing jeopardizes taxi medallion values

Formula E's School Series, Rotterdam's BYD e6 EVs

A number of short green car news items. Today, how ridesharing is putting the hurt on taxi medallions and how EVs can get cleaner over time.

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8Hyundai's bizarre pooping robot baby pitches new Sonata

Hyundai is taking auto advertising to some very odd places with its latest commercial, called Exobaby, and starring a computer-generated robo-toddler. And yes, robot babies still make a doodoo now and again, it seems.

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AddWhat you missed on 12.19.14

Tesla testing battery swapping in the real world, Lotus may be pondering an Evora-based crossover, and the triumphant return of Bultaco to the two-wheeled world. Get your Friday recap on.

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192015 Audi RS5 Coupe Sport is one of 75

Audi has announced a limited run of its 2015 RS5 Coupe Sport, with just 75 of the customized, 450-horsepower two-doors being offered up to US customers. Prices start at $87,575, and add unique wheels and a completely reupholstered interior that's been finished in fine Nappa leather.

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18China's answer to Elon Musk seeks license to build electric car

Chinese tech billionaire Jia Yueting is trying to get a license to build electric cars in China, and he thinks that they could be a revolution there. Even if Jia doesn't make it, other companies are getting ready to jump into China's emerging EV marketplace.

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1Check out these cool displays from Honda's new Ohio museum

Honda just opened a new museum on its Marysville, OH, campus as part of its just-completed, 160,000-square-foot Technical Development Center. It offers the chance to take a tour of the company's history while checking out some of its vintage and latest products.

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12Fiat Chrysler expands Takata airbag recall to 3.3M vehicles

Chrysler is expanding its Takata airbag recall beyond high-humidity areas, adding a whopping 3.3-million vehicles to the queue in the US, Canada, Mexico and beyond.

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7Lamborghini Aventador Pirelli Edition available this summer

Lamborghini is celebrating its decades-long relationship with Pirelli with a new, two-tone special edition of the Aventador. While the mechanicals stay the same, they are available in choice of two looks to add some extra flair to the supercar's style.

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7GM, Audi, Jaguar halt Russian sales amidst ruble's collapse

With the Russian ruble losing over 40 percent of its value since June, automakers are temporarily stopping sales in Russian until they can adjust prices, or see things stabilize.

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11Bultaco returns with new offroad electric bike

Spanish motorcycle brand Bultaco is back on the scene with its latest electric cycle. The Brinco is an electrically assisted moped made to traverse rough roads, with disc brakes and lots of suspension travel at the front and rear. Its four-horsepower motor can go about 19 miles on a charge or, you can start pedaling.

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8Chrysler recalling 280k Dodge Ram 1500 pickups over axle seizures

A June investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has led to a full recall of the 2005 Dodge Ram, after investigators discovered a loose pinion nut could cause the rear axle to seize. 280,000 vehicles are affected globally, while 257,000 are in the US market.

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62Tesla starts real-world beta testing of Model S battery swaps in California [UPDATE]

Tesla has finally launched its long-awaited Model S battery swap technology. The first station, still in a limited beta test phase, is now open between Los Angeles and San Francisco in California.

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21FTC cracking down on car dealer ads with fine print that's too... fine [w/video]

Two years ago the Federal Trade Commission served notice to five car dealers over what it considered breaches of the Truth in Lending Act regulations. One of the issues was that certain dealer ads promised to pay off the loan on a buyer's trade-in, regardless of the amount; customers thought they were getting completely out of a loan, but the dealerships would add the negative equity from the old loan into the purchase price of the new car. Another issue for the FTC was that the ads didn't clear

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16Lotus readying Evora crossover?!

If it seems to you like every sports car manufacturer is getting into the crossover game, that's because it's pretty much true. And now, we potentially have one more to add to the list, as Britain's Car magazine reports that Lotus – yes, Lotus – is proceeding with plans to build a crossover.

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3Toyota plans $126M expansion of MI R&D facility

Toyota has just announced that it will be investing $126 million to expand its operations in and around Ann Arbor, MI. The move will add around 85 jobs.

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8Mini recalls select 2015 Cooper Hardtops over seats

The new Mini Cooper Hardtop only recently reached the market, but already BMW is having to recall a limited number of the hatchbacks.

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6Heads continue to roll at Scuderia Ferrari

It's a year of restructuring at Ferrari – especially when it comes to the Formula One department. Dissatisfied with the team's performance of late, parent company Fiat fired Ferrari's chairman, replaced its team principal twice and brought in another multiple world champion to replace the one it already had. But that's not the end of it.

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15This dream home theater and office happens to be in a Cadillac Escalade [w/video]

Need to take a ride cross country in the lap of luxury while still getting some work done? Short of a tour bus, the Concept One Curve from Lexani Motorcars might be one of the most comfy options imaginable.

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31Chris Harris enjoys a smokey treat with HSV Maloo GTS

Auto enthusiasts should absolutely adore Australia. This bonkers island, aside from being filled with bugs, spiders, sharks and crocodiles, all of which are hellbent on killing you slowly, is home to two of the auto world's greatest things – the V8 Supercars series, and the ute.

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2What you missed on 12.18.14

Recapping a year of cars

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