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    Official: GM dealers have ordered 30k Colorado and Canyon pickups, 3rd shift added
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    General Motors has an early success on its hands in the form of the initial rollout of the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickup trucks. According to the automaker, dealers have ordered nearly 30,000 of the trucks thus far, a number that far exceeded GM's early expectations. This high ...

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    Official: Mercedes gives B-Class a facelift in time for Paris
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    Front-drive hatchbacks are the name of the game these days in the German automotive industry. In recent years BMW has gotten into the game with the 2 Series Active Tourer, while Audi has stepped up its game with the A1 and Mercedes has been keen to play, too. The Silver Arrow has rolled out the ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 9.11.14
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    Our favorite Ferraris of the Montezemolo Era Big news at Ferrari: CEO Luca di Montezemolo is officially stepping down. In his wake, he leaves quite a legacy, and thus, the Autoblog editors have been reminiscing about our favorite Prancing Horse models from Montezemolo's tenure. Of course, what ...

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    Quick Spin: 2014 Maserati Ghibli Diesel
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    It used to be easier to make sense of the auto industry. There were mainstream manufacturers, and there were niche sports car manufacturers. That was before Porsche starting selling more crossovers than it does sports cars, Lamborghini began preparing to go down the same road, and Ferrari ...

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    Official: Peugeot warms things up with new 308 GT
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    Peugeot chose wisely when it got back into the hot-hatch game. Instead of going after the big boys, it went small with the 208 GTI, which arrived around the same time as the latest Renaultsport Clio. Where Renault went with a crowd-pleasing five doors and a dual-clutch gearbox, Peugeot went ...

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    Report: Audi recalling 70k TDI models worldwide over braking problem [UPDATE]
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    Audi is issuing a recall covering some 70,000 vehicles worldwide, due to problems with their brake boosters. According to Automotive News Europe, diesel-powered examples of the A4, A5, A6, A7 and Q7 are all being called back due to this issue. The report indicates that while the brakes in these ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #394
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    Episode #394 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing, and Michael Harley talk about the possibility of a supercharged Dodge Viper, the Chevrolet Silverado Rally Edition, the newly released supercharger kit for the Honda CR-Z, and rumblings of an Alfa Romeo 6C. We ...

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    Official: Ram boosts Heavy Duty truck claims for 2015 [w/video]
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    The heavy-duty truck segment boasts some of the tightest competition of any automotive niche in the US. Being able to tout just one best-in-class figure can be a marketing advantage over competitors, and Ram Trucks is adding one more accolade to its tally with a powertrain update for the 2015 Ram ...

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    Report: Volkswagen considering a four-door, four-seat XL1
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    According to a report in Autocar, Volkswagen might have more in mind for the XL1 than mining it for advances to grace the next-generation Golf. Aiming to fight the Honda FCEV due for public consumption next year, we're told VW executives have put a four-door, four-seater version of the XL1 - it ...

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    ETC: Bacon-powered motorcycle by Hormel criss-crossing the States, smelling delicious [w/videos] [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: The Hormel food company – and the starting place for the trip – is based in Austin, Minnesota, not Austin, Texas, as we originally wrote. The text has been changed to reflect this. It's a well-known fact: bacon makes everything better. From martinis and ice cream to filet ...

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    Report: GM says it will offer more diesels in US, but on which vehicles?
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    The desire for more diesel vehicles on American roads has become a popular talking point among automotive enthusiasts. We hear about the super-efficient, high performance oil burners cruising all over Europe and don't see any reason that they couldn't work here. After all, their high torque ...

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    Featured: Autoblog editors come clean about their controversial automotive beliefs
    Our Staff Voices Their Unpopular Opinions... How About You? 1406833200

    We all have controversial opinions. Be it whether you think the Nissan Juke is actually pretty attractive, manual transmissions aren't always better, or you honestly didn't hate the Pontiac Aztek, we all harbor some persuasion, be it big or small, for which we catch copious flak upon ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 7.30.14
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    Nissan lets us sample a diesel Frontier prototype Hey. You. Yeah, you. Do you think Nissan should build a midsize pickup truck with a diesel engine? Yeah, so do we. And we just got the chance to drive just such a beast, though it's anything but a production model at this point. This particular ...

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    Quick Spin: 2014 Nissan Frontier Diesel Mule [w/poll]
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    Last August, Nissan shook the truck world when it officially announced plans to source a diesel option from Cummins for its long-overdue Titan replacement, its full-size pickup that's slated to drop this January at the Detroit Auto Show. The 5.0-liter V8 turbodiesel is expected to make somewhere ...

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    Report: Audi readying diesel PHEV models for US and Europe
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    With the racing pedigree provided by the Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the German king of Le Mans is capitalizing on the connection between its road cars and race cars at every opportunity. Maybe there's an entire range of Le Mans Editions for the automakers ...

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    Video: 2015 BMW M3 squares off against Alpina D3 in gas vs. diesel throwdown
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    There was a time when diesel meant one of two things: This vehicle's owner either wants to save some money at the pump or needs to haul massive loads. It definitely did not mean that the owner of said machine wanted to drive fast, but that perception has slowly but surely been changing over the ...

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    Video: Coal-rolling Ram dually does tandem beer-shooting burnout with ATV in bed
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    Sometimes a video comes around that just makes you shake your head in disbelief. Take for example these guys from Nebraska in their dually diesel flatbed Ram, doing a smoky burnout. Lighting up the tires is nothing new, but these folks take things a step further by having another guy on an ATV in ...

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    Report: EPA wants actual road-test results to fix auto fuel economy estimates [w/poll]
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    The agency thinks the new approach will result in more realistic ratings, especially for hybrids. The Environmental Protection Agency is getting tired of discovering automakers overstating their vehicles' fuel economy figures, and it's apparently actually trying to do something about it. The ...

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    ETC: Worse For Your Health: Rolling coal or burning rubber?
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    A cursory Internet search reveals that both kinds of 'smoke' have some pretty scary ingredients. With social, political and ecological concerns all wrapped up into one made-for-the-Internet phenomenon, there's no question that "rolling coal" has taken over the airwaves in the last few weeks. ...

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    Official: Jaguar Land Rover offers (some) detail about new Ingenium engine
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    Jaguar Land Rover officially announced its Ingenium family of engines with the unveiling of the 2.0-liter version in the Jaguar XE concept at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, but it kept details very thin at the time. All we knew was that the new turbocharged mills could be configured to use gasoline ...

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