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    Los Angeles: 2015 Nissan Murano and Juke priced, Color Studio to breed bad ideas
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    Nissan has released basic pricing information on its upcoming Murano, as well as detailed pricing on the refreshed Juke crossover at the 2014 LA Auto Show. The Japanese company also announced a new "color studio" for the Juke, which just reeks of bad ideas. First, let's talk money. The flashy, ...

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    Los Angeles: Galpin Auto Sports and Fisker turn the Mustang into a Rocket in LA [w/video]
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    Galpin Auto Sport and Henrik Fisker made big promises about the Rocket before its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show today, calling it the "ultimate American muscle car." Now that this 725-horsepower carbon-fiber Ford Mustang has officially been revealed, we've now got a chance to see if their ...

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    Los Angeles: 2016 Ford Explorer revealed with new 2.3-liter EcoBoost
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    A 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder takes over where the old 2.0 left off, making 270 hp and 300 lb-ft. Right now, around 23 percent of all Ford vehicles sold in the United States is a utility vehicle. By 2020, Ford expects that figure to increase all the way to 29 percent. Put simply, SUVs and ...

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    Official: Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang is a track-day weapon with 500+ hp [w/video]
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    Ford promises more than 500 horsepower and a torque peak above 400 lb-ft. The wait is finally over. After months of spy shots, rumor and innuendo, Ford has officially pulled the wraps off its new Shelby GT350. Judging by the spec sheet and the promises being made – especially that the ...

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    Official: Lincoln dons the Black Label
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    "We're really trying to simplify for the customer on their terms." – Paul Bucek Lincoln is launching a Black Label service and customization program in December at 32 dealerships across the country in a bid to attract new and more upscale customers. The Black Label program will be ...

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    Video: Seat gets silly with the frilly, shows car made of lace
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    European hatchbacks tend to be as much about style as they are about substance. For proof, look no further to the fashion collaborations that have given us the Fiat 500 Gucci edition, the Citroën DS3 by Yves Saint Laurent and a seemingly endless stream of one-off Minis done up by various ...

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    Teased: Galpin and Henrik Fisker to unveil 'Ultimate American Muscle Car' in LA
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    When Henrik Fisker appeared on the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show presentation schedule with back-to-back debuts with Galpin Auto Sports and Galpin Motors, we were rather intrigued. Especially when rumors suggested that the project with GAS would be the "Ultimate American Muscle Car." That gossip has ...

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    Two Wheels: Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Prototype is a custom cruiser we actually want
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    Motorcycle manufacturers, take note: If you want to attract a younger audience to your cruiser-style motorcycles, this is the way to do it. The bike we're referring to is the Moto Guzzi MGX-21 prototype that was displayed at the 2014 EICMA Show in Italy, a heavily customized version of the ...

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    U-Turn: Weekly Recap: Kia forges fresh identity with LeBron James, racing and a luxury car
    Plus: SEMA Announces Show Winners; FCA Retires The Pentastar; And The 2016 Jaguar F-Type Gets AWD 1415462520

    "The truth of the matter is we have some pretty damn good quality." – Michael Sprague Kia is on pace to post it best-ever sales year in the United States, yet executives admit the company is still hampered by the lingering memories of its old products, which were often viewed as cheap ...

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    SEMA: Mercedes previews midsize Metris van with SEMA customs
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    The custom vehicles at the SEMA Show tend to all be about speed and style, plus a few off-roaders thrown in for good measure, but Mercedes-Benz is taking advantage of the event this year to give its future midsize commercial van for the US a sneak preview. The Mercedes Metris goes on sale in the ...

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    SEMA: Hyundai brings 1,000-hp Genesis Coupe to SEMA, and plenty more [w/video]
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    Hyundai has a thirst for horsepower. How else could we explain the scene you see above, in which there exists a 708-horsepower front-wheel-drive Sonata tuned by Bisimoto (black and white, above left) powered by Hyundai's 2.4-liter Theta II engine? Or the little red number you see hiding in the ...

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    SEMA: Kia K900 with 650 hp debuts at SEMA
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    Kia revealed a monster-powered K900 – with output approaching 650 horsepower – this week at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Fittingly called the "High-Performance" K900, the sedan gets a Garrett 2871R twin-turbo application, which boosts the 5.0-liter V8 engine from its stock rating of ...

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    SEMA: Chip Foose tastefully enhances his personal Ford GT
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    Typically, we'd expect a vehicle from 2006 to fall well short of a more modern vehicle, both in terms of performance and style. Of course, the Ford GT is not your average offering from the Bush era. That's doubly true when the 2006 GT in question belongs to one Chip Foose. Purchased by his wife ...

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    SEMA: Kia plies SEMA attendees with beer and ice cream food trucks
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    Kia's 2014 SEMA Show theme is "A Day At The Races," and in addition to a very powerful K900 luxury sedan, the company has revealed several vehicles that would make any day at the track more comfortable – and tasty. The Ballast Point Sedona is a complete about-face for Kia's minivan, ...

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    SEMA: Jeep Renegade gets Riptide and Frostbite customs at SEMA
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    The cute little Jeep Renegade isn't even on sale yet, but here at SEMA, the Mopar folks are giving us a taste of what's possible for the little CUV in the big wide world of customization. Part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' massive SEMA spread, the Renegade shows up in fresh Riptide and and ...

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    SEMA: A crew of Chevrolet customs focus on style at SEMA [w/video]
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    Not all of the customs at SEMA are about showing off huge power or wild body kits. Automakers also bring along a smattering of concepts that just display some of the styling options possible for their models. Chevrolet is no different, and it has a bunch of modestly modded bow ties on display at ...

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    SEMA: Acura teams with Galpin to sport-up the 2015 TLX
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    Acura used the SEMA Show this week to remind enthusiasts that it still considers itself a performance brand, teaming with Galpin Auto Sports to build a TLX that highlights Acura's sporting and racing heritage. The TLX is painted a deep shade of blue, called Andaro, and the color will be used on ...

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    SEMA: 2015 Ford Mustang invades SEMA, led by King Cobra
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    Ford showcased more than a dozen customized 2015 Mustangs at its sprawling 20,000-square foot display this week at the Las Vegas Convention Center as the iconic pony car's 50th anniversary celebration continued at the SEMA Show. While Mustangs are always a hot commodity at SEMA, the new ...

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    SEMA: Scion gets weird with '70s-inspired xB and Slayer tC at SEMA
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    Scion certainly isn't afraid of taking a step into the bizarre at this year's SEMA Show, with at least two concepts that are probably the last thing you would expect from the brand. First, the company is taking a step back into the 1970s heyday of custom vans with the Scion x Riley Hawk Skate ...

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    Official: Mercedes previews midsize US van with Metris SEMA concepts
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    It seems like the commercial van market is booming at the moment. After years of consumers being limited to elderly choices like the Ford E-Series, Chevrolet Express/GMC Savana and various Dodge/Ram models, these days, buyers have fresh options in multiple sizes from companies like Ford, Ram and ...

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