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    Official: Audi Airomorph is a sleek shape-shifting senior thesis
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    Eric Kim just graduated from the from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, at the end of the spring 2014 semester, and for his senior thesis project he came up with this futuristic Audi endurance racer called the Airomorph. He even got some input Audi designer Kris ...

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    Official: 2015 Cadillac Escalade gets 8-speed auto, range-topping Platinum Collection trim
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    The redesigned 2015 Cadillac Escalade is still quite fresh on the market, but the luxury brand has a host of mid-model-year updates for its massive luxury SUV that should make it an even better driver. The range-topping Platinum Collection (pictured above) is also all set to ensconce drivers in ...

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    Official: Dodge Durango gets the Blacktop treatment
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    The Dodge Durango is getting a meaner, more aggressive look as it becomes the latest model from the brand to wear the Blacktop Appearance Package. The upgrades are strictly cosmetic, but they lend the SUV a more assertive demeanor that some buyers like. Available on the SXT, Limited and R/T ...

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    Report: 2016 BMW X1 will be second model on company's front-drive platform
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    BMW is putting a lot of its chips on the success of its forthcoming front-wheel drive models, and it's making a big bet on the company's future in hoping that customers will accept them. Its front-driving UKL platform is underpinning not just the current crop of Minis but a host of BMW vehicles ...

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    Official: BMW X4 reclaims dash of utility with Clemson student project [w/videos]
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    BMW seems willing to exploit every automotive niche it can find with creations like the four-door, 'crossover coupe' X4 and X6. Of course, these designs come with a compromise. That svelte fastback means that they just can't haul as much cargo as a more traditional, boxier hatchback. Fortunately, ...

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    Report: Mercedes S600 Pullman revealed in patent photos
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    Attention heads of state and other potentates: your next car is here. Patent photos for the next-generation Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman have leaked online showing the ultimate interpretation of Merc's S-Class range. If you just looked at the Pullman dead-on from the front or rear, you might not ...

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    Report: Here's why our Lexus NX is uglier than the rest of the world's
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    Take a good look at the image above. That's the US-market Lexus NX 300h, and it looks, well... distinctive. Although the entire NX crossover sports styling that could certainly be described as controversial, it's the front end of the 'ute that seems to draw most of the ire, befitted as it is with ...

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    Study: How the 'unpretentious beauty' of 'flyover states' will influence your next car color
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    Chemical giant BASF is getting mighty philosophical in its 2014 report Under the Radar, predicting the popular automotive colors of the 2018 model year. The company believes that the US is embracing "the unpretentious beauty of the 'flyover states," and the country is also returning to normalcy ...

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    Report: Porsche 911 GT3 RS revealed in patent photos
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    Porsche has been taking its time developing the most hardcore 911 models for the latest 991 chassis. While the GT3 has been on the market for a little while, it suffered from some teething issues. The 911 GT3 RS is certainly on the radar since being spotted testing, but it's always better to get ...

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    Report: Hyundai readying Juke rival with 'edgy, dynamic styling' for 2017
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    Love it or hate it, the Nissan Juke has drawn attention to itself and to its maker. Little wonder, then, that Hyundai wants to follow a similar formula. According to our compatriots over at Edmunds, Hyundai has a whole raft of new products in the works – as you'd expect from the world's ...

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    Official: 2015 Ford F-150 appearance guide takes the truck from mild to wild with options
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    We already know that the 2015 Ford F-150 has a base price coming in at just $395 more than the 2014 model, despite all of the new standard tech and aluminum-intensive construction in the upcoming version. Now the Blue Oval is finally giving us an idea of what that extra money actually buys ...

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    Report: Icon Helios streamliner with Tesla bones is a dream from which we don't want to wake
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    When it comes to truly, genuinely interesting automotive design and craftsmanship, Icon is one of the finest outfits in the game. We've covered the company and its founder, Jonathan Ward, in the past, and have remarked on just how fully and intricately done the automotive art it turns out is. The ...

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    Video: Jay Leno puts focus on some retro-inspired BMW bikes
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    Jay Leno puts eight wheels on display this week for Jay Leno's Garage from a quartet of retro-inspired BMW motorcycles. They are the creations of husband and wife team Larry and Carol Romestant, who build each one in their home garage. Larry is a former aerospace engineer who loves BMW bikes, ...

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    Report: Nissan commits to adding 'iconic' design after Cube killed off
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    The Nissan Cube is on its way out here in the US and Canada. In a way, that's too bad, simply because the Cube's styling was nothing if not distinctive – much like the company's own Juke. However, the flame for uniquely styled models is indeed still burning over at Nissan. We might never ...

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    Official: 2015 Toyota Yaris to start at $14,845* and look like this
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    Toyota released a new Yaris in Europe and its Vitz clone in Japan a few months ago, so we knew it would only be a matter of time before it would launch the new hatchback here in North America. And that time has come. The new, more distinctive 2015 Yaris features far more aggressive exterior ...

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    Official: Hot Wheels reveals life-size Darth Vader car at Comic-Con [w/video]
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    Let's face it; Darth Vader is a thousand times cooler than Luke Skywalker. The hero might get the girl, but in the case of Star Wars, it's his sister. Vader, though, controls the Death Star, two of them in fact. It turns out that the Sith Lord has a meaner car too, at least thanks to Hot ...

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    Video: Leno lives the lowrider life with a pair of Chevy Impalas
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    Jay Leno gets low in his latest episode of Jay Leno's Garage by showing off two custom lowriders based on a pair of '60s Chevrolet Impala classics and talks to some experts in the field. The whole culture surrounding these cars is a product of Southern California; so it makes sense for Golden ...

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    Featured: Nuclear-powered concept cars from the Atomic Age
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    In the 1950s and early 60s, the dawn of nuclear power was supposed to lead to a limitless consumer culture, a world of flying cars and autonomous kitchens all powered by clean energy. In Europe, it offered the then-limping continent a cheap, inexhaustible supply of power after years of rationing ...

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    Official: Smart Fortwo, Forfour reborn with fresh styling on new platform [w/video]
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    Meet the 2016 Smart Fortwo and Forfour, a new pair of hatchbacks that Daimler hopes will revive the struggling Smart brand. We aren't expecting to see the Forfour here in the US market, although the smaller Fortwo should eventually hit our shores in the future. Following yesterday's teaser ...

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    Report: Toyota design leader Dezi Nagaya moving to Yamaha
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    If you want to know who's been responsible for injecting some attitude into Toyota's designs in recent years, look to Akihiro Nagaya. As a design executive and as a freelance consultant, the rockstar designer known as Dezi has styled more concept and production cars for Toyota and its Lexus brand ...

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