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    Paris: Toyota C-HR Concept is a high-riding hybrid hatch [w/videos]
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    Despite having the tendency to offer decidedly bland production cars, Toyota occasionally surprises us with interesting concept cars. Such is the case with the C-HR concept making its debut at the Paris Motor Show this week. It's a concept showing forward-thinking design that hints at "a type of ...

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    Paris: Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 is silent but deadly [w/video]
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    The weirdest thing happened last night. During the annual Volkswagen Group Night festivities, everyone waited in anticipation for the Lamborghini section of the press conference. It's usually a treat for the senses – cool to look at, backed up by a ferocious sound that bellows throughout ...

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    Paris: Honda Civic Type R Concept is the shape of hot things to come
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    Soon, kids. Soon. The next-generation Honda Civic Type R is finally coming, and we're getting another preview of the hot hatch here at the Paris Motor Show. Of course, this one probably won't be headed to the United States (boo!), but it doesn't mean we can't get excited. After all, we're big ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 10.1.14
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    Lamborghini Shows Asterion hypercar concept The media days of the 2014 Paris Motor Show might technically start tomorrow, but the party has clearly begun already. The early star in Paris is this Lamborghini Asterion concept, which melds V10 muscle with an electric drivetrain 910 ...

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    Official: Audi TT Sportback Concept evolves the five-door breed
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    One week after a leaked sketch ran on these very pages, Audi has introduced the latest member of a "potential TT family," according to Audi board member Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg. This is the TT Sportback Concept, a five-door, 400-horsepower version of the brand's stylish sports car and at this ...

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    Official: Volkswagen XL Sport brings high-performance fuel-sipping to Paris
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    Just over one year ago, we reported on rumors that Volkswagen was pairing with its then-new corporate cousin, Italian motorcycle maker Ducati, to build a high-performance version of the XL1, a vehicle that we (actually, I) said would be a "firecracker," thanks to its super-low curb weight, ...

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    Official: Lamborghini reveals Asterion LPI 910-4 hybrid hypercar concept [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: More details and live images are available in our live-from-Paris post, here. There are automakers that roll out concept cars regularly as a matter of course, and there are those that rarely do. Lamborghini falls squarely in the latter category, which makes the vehicle you see here - ...

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    Official: Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Concept previews a fullsize future of luxury
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    Well, this certainly looks like a concept, doesn't it? From the wide, portal-esque door opeings to the boattail rear window design, there's just so much about the Infiniti Q80 Inspiration that looks like it would never actually reach production that we're impressed the automaker had the gumption ...

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    Two Wheels: Kawasaki Ninja H2R is a 300-hp supercharged carbon-fiber cruise missile [w/video]
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    We don't get to cover the ins and outs of the motorcycle world as much as we'd like, but there was no way we could skip bringing you the latest announcement of the Kawasaki Ninja H2R. Great Galloping Jesus, does this thing look incredible. The Ninja nameplate has typically been synonymous with ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 9.29.14
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    Driving and debating the pricey Cadillac ELR See that pretty, black coupe over to the right? That's the 2014 Cadillac ELR, and we think it's perhaps the best-looking Cadillac currently on the market. Problem is, it's also one of the most expensive, and we're not so so it's worth it's shockingly ...

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    Official: Honda reveals more with Civic Type R concept bound for Paris
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    The reveal of the next-generation Honda Civic Type R has been a gradual one. First Honda showed us a camouflaged prototype, then let us drive one at its Japanese proving ground and followed up with a concept at the Geneva Motor Show. Now with the Paris Motor Show looming on the horizon, it has ...

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    Official: Kia showcasing Optima T-Hybrid concept in Paris [w/video]
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    At the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, Kia showcased a new diesel hybrid powertrain. And at the rapidly approaching Paris Motor Show, it will present that new technology in the Optima sedan concept you see here. Called the Kia Optima T-Hybrid, the concept mates a 1.7-liter diesel with both ...

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    Report: Lamborghini Asterion leaked in print ahead of Paris debut
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    The first purportedly leaked images from an Italian magazine of Lamborghini's new vehicle for the Paris Motor Show are on the web, and they closely echo the model's silhouette from the teaser. However, there's no official mention of a name to confirm that this is being called the Asterion, as ...

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    Official: Chevy Silverado Toughnology Concept gets ready for SEMA
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    Aluminum is the big buzzword in the pickup world these days, especially with the upcoming 2015 Ford F-150 shedding over 700-pounds by switching to the lightweight metal. The question on pundits' and buyers' minds is when (or if) General Motors and Ram Trucks could make a similar shift. However, ...

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    Paris: Previewing the 2014 Paris Motor Show
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    Don't let the shiny objects detract from the serious side of the show. Sales, fuel economy and regulations are part of the conversation. The Paris Motor Show is one of the glitziest events on the automotive calendar. Yes, it helps that it's in the City of Light, but the glamorous surroundings ...

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    Official: Chevy Colorado Sport concept showing off at State Fair of Texas
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    We only just recently had the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup to see how it fared against its aging competition in the segment. Now, Chevrolet is showing all of the optional kit available on the truck in the form of the Colorado Sport concept, ...

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    Auctions: 2002 Lincoln Continental concept should've made production, headed for auction instead
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    It seems like the retro design aesthetic in autos might be petering out, with even a former poster child like the Ford Mustang taking a step in a more modern direction. Sometimes those updates of old-school models really worked well, though. Just take a look above at the Lincoln Continental ...

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    Official: Iveco shows futuristic hybrid commercial van concept
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    European truck and commercial van maker Iveco is looking into the future with its Vision concept at the International Motor Show of Commercial Vehicles in Hanover, Germany. The innovative, hybrid delivery vehicle is meant to anticipate increasingly strict emissions limits, while still being able ...

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    Official: Mercedes Future Truck 2025 envisions self-driving big rigs [w/video]
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    Want to see what a long-haul truck will look like ten years from now? Well Mercedes-Benz wants to show it to you, and to that end has unveiled the concept truck you see here. Called the Future Truck 2025, the concept big-rig is being showcased this week at the International Commercial Vehicles ...

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    Official: Citroën bringing customized C1 Urban Ride concept to Paris
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    With the alternating main European auto show landing in Paris this year, French automakers won't miss the opportunity to unveil lots of new metal on their home turf, and that includes Citroën. So far, we know that the Chevron marque is rolling in to Versailles this year with the C4 Cactus ...

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