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    Deep Dive: Lexus jumps head first into turbocharging with its 2015 NX 200t
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    If Lexus is going to stay competitive, it needs to turbocharge sooner rather than later. If there's anything that Lexus is experienced with, thanks in large part to its corporate parents at Toyota, it's hybrid powertrains. The automaker has hybridized tiny little four-cylinder engines, ...

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    Deep Dive: 2015 Ford Edge debuts with fresh tech inside and out
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    Edge will be the first Ford-badged product to come standard with EcoBoost power. Ford officially unveiled the all-new, second-generation Edge today at its Dearborn home, announcing that the latest version of the popular crossover will ride on the same CD4 architecture that underpins the Ford ...

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    Deep Dive: 2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4
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    We're comfortable ranking the new Lambo with a score of "Monica Bellucci" on the scale of Italian hotness. We're fresh from the heart of the Lamborghini headquarters in Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy, where Italian and German executives have been beaming like proud papas in front of their ...

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    Deep Dive: 2015 Lincoln Navigator puts on a brave face, offers EcoBoost V6 only
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    Lincoln has finally given its SUV a facelift after seven long years. Seven years is a long time. For the auto industry, though, seven years is an absolute eternity. Most vehicles receive clean-sheet redesigns within the span of seven years, usually getting a facelift of some sort after year ...

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    Deep Dive: 2015 Chrysler 200 sheds its frumpy past, V6 comes with AWD standard
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    The 2015 200 is the automotive equivalent of an ugly duckling turning into a swan. In 2004, Chrysler's fullsize offerings were the lamentable Concorde and 300M – a pair of bloated, plasticky barges that hadn't received significant attention since before the dawn of the new millennium. ...

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    Deep Dive: 2015 Porsche Macan Turbo
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    The misinformation first started back in May of 2007 – more than six years ago – when word came that Porsche was developing a compact utility vehicle to fill out its product line. Rumors swirled that the German automaker's future "Roxster" would be based on the then-upcoming Audi Q5. ...

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    Deep Dive: 2015 BMW M3 Sedan, M4 Coupe are officially revealed [w/video]
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    The new 3.0-liter inline-six makes 425 turbocharged horsepower from 5500 rpm all the way up to 7300 rpm. BMW has announced the 2015 M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe, high-performance versions of the new 3 Series and 4 Series that launched this year. The new Ms have stirred controversy in a variety of ...

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    Deep Dive: 2015 Ford Mustang GT [w/videos]
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    It'd be unwise to bet against the sixth generation of this legendary nameplate. The 2015 Ford Mustang is assuredly the most anticipated new vehicle of the year. The redesigned Pony Car has been the subject of frantic gossiping and covert spy photos covering everything from the way it looks to ...

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    Deep Dive: 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 [w/video]
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    To hear Al Oppenheiser, chief engineer for the Chevrolet Camaro, tell it, the brand-new 2014 Z/28 is "the car everyone expects." The modern Camaro concept first debuted at the 2006 Detroit Auto Show, and in early 2014 – over eight years later – the Z/28 will finally be available for ...

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    Deep Dive: Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept
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    Up Close And Personal With Volkswagen's "Top Priority" Volkswagen is still very much dead-set on meeting its goal of selling 800,000 vehicles in the United States by 2018. And while the company has said on several occasions that it will not be expanding its lineup to models smaller than the ...

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    Deep Dive: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: Everything there is to know [w/video]
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    2013 is shaping up to be a frantic year for Chevrolet, with over a dozen reveals and launches on its calendar. New iterations of the most financially and emotionally important vehicles to the brand are launching little more than a few weeks apart – the 2014 Silverado (financially) and the ...

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    Deep Dive: Lincoln MKC Concept shows real promise [w/video]
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    Ford's efforts to resuscitate its moribund Lincoln luxury brand began in earnest with the introduction of its 2014 MKZ sedan, a model many labeled as the marque's make-or-break offering. Of course, one model does not a comeback make, and with the MKZ just now starting to trickle into dealers, it ...

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    Deep Dive: 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder
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    The Supercar Out To Trigger A Paradigm Shift The Porsche 918 Spyder has top-mounted exhaust pipes in similar fashion to the flare launchers on the original 1966 Batmobile. How bitchin' is that? Not nearly as fascinating as what lies beneath the coupe's carbon fiber skin. The all-new supercar, ...

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    Deep Dive: 2013 Range Rover bows in London, diesel hybrid confirmed
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    This all-new 2013 model might just be the SUV archetype of the future. It's been said that if you want to see what an ordinary sedan will be like in 10 or 20 years' time, you should look at an S-Class from Mercedes-Benz. The thought is that as a leader in innovation, safety, and comfort, ...

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    2012 Subaru Impreza: Deep Dive
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    2012 Subaru Impreza 5-Door - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The fourth generation 2012 Subaru Impreza has arrived, and to paraphrase Huey Lewis, the first thing you might notice is that it's hip to be square... er. Underneath its skin, the new Impreza says a few things that Americans ...

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    Deep-Dive: Behind the scenes at Toyota's R&D center, Part Two
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    Behind the Scenes at Toyota's R&D Center – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's impossible to overlook the negative impact the recalls have had on Toyota's reputation for safety and reliability. Seemingly overnight, the automaker that could do no wrong has been brought back ...

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    Deep-Dive: Behind the scenes at Toyota's R&D center, Part 1
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    Behind the scenes at Toyota's R&D center – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The last 18 months have been a particularly painful period for Toyota Motor Company. Starting in early 2009, with the automotive industry facing a global economic recession, Toyota went from one of the ...

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    Deep Dive: Curve Control on the 2011 Ford Explorer [w/video]
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    Curve Control on the 2011 Ford Explorer – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When the new 2011 Explorer goes on sale later this year, Ford plans to highlight the new unibody 'ute's safety and fuel efficiency. The Explorer will be exclusively powered by four- and six-cylinder EcoBoost ...

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    Deep Dive: Getting intimate with the 2010 Honda CR-Z's powertrain
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    When the 2011 Honda CR-Z hits the streets this Fall, it will feature the latest iteration of the company's Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) mild hybrid system. The basic concept of IMA hasn't changed since the original Insight debuted in 1999, but it has been refined to improve performance and ...

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    Deep Dive: Ford's all-new 5.0 V8
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    Ford's all-new 5.0 V8 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    A few years into what would become the nearly quarter century-long life-cycle of the "Fox" body Mustang, a fresh engine option revived the moribund pony-car class. It was known as the 302 when it was last seen in the late ...

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