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    U-Turn: What you missed on 10.7.14
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    Top Torque-to-Weight Ratios examined You want torque? Good. We've got torque. From tiny turbocharged four-cylinder engines through V8 muscle and sports cars and straight on through to the biggest turbodiesel mills you can buy in American today without a CDL, we've taken a close look at the cars ...

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    Official: NHTSA will investigate some Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ models for power steering issue
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is opening an investigation into the 2010-2012 Ford Fusion, Fusion Hybrid and Lincoln MKZ, the 2012 MKZ Hybrid and 2011 Mercury Milan because the agency has hundreds of complaints of electric power steering failure in these models. According to ...

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    Report: Chrysler Town & Country plug-in hybrid minivan coming in 2015
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    Among the multitude of models that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced as part of its five-year production plan in May was a plug-in hybrid version of the Town & Country minivan for sometime in 2016. However, according to the latest pronouncement from company CEO Sergio Marchionne, that ...

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    Report: Cadillac CT6 to be lighter than CTS, get PHEV model
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    Cadillac is suddenly one of the most talked about automakers in the US with Johan de Nysschen taking control. The brand claims that it eventually wants to become, once again, the standard of the world. One of the first vehicles to actually prove whether that's possible is its upcoming CT6 ...

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    Paris: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S shows what a facelift can do [w/video]
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    Sometimes you need a second chance to get things right. Technologically, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a pretty cool vehicle, with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder and additional electric motors providing more thrust. However, the CUV never really looked the part for all of its innovation. The ...

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    Paris: Renault Eolab Concept pursues a 1L/100 km future [w/video]
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    In the contest for ultra-high fuel efficiency, France is coming up with a seriously tough lineup of concepts. Both Peugeot and Citroën have concept cars on display at the 2014 Paris Motor Show that blend aerodynamics, low curb weights and cutting edge powertrain technologies to return 141 ...

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    Paris: 2015 Volvo XC90 proves Sweden's auto industry is alive and well [w/video]
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    The most important new Volvo in quite some time has made its first auto show appearance, with the second-generation XC90 debuting at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. As we discussed in both our original post and Deep Dive feature, the new XC90 remains a three-row crossover for 2015, although it ...

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    Paris: Citroen C4 Cactus Airflow 2L brings the fuel-sipping funk [w/video]
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    Full disclosure: I love the Citroën C4 Cactus. Really, I just love French automakers. Kudos to them for flexing their design muscles, creating products that compete in the mass market while not looking like anything else on the road. This C4 Cactus, for example – it's a small hatchback ...

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    Paris: Peugeot Exalt concept wears a revised look for its home crowd
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    The Paris Motor Show is Peugeot's big chance to show off its newest wares to the home crowd, and the company has a ton of vehicles on display at this year's exhibition. Unfortunately, the Exalt concept is one of the more lackluster of the bunch. With its long, low body, the sedan certainly isn't ...

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    Paris: Peugeot 208 Hybrid Air 2L returns 141 Euro mpg, doesn't look like a Cactus [w/video]
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    One of the more intriguing automotive technologies on the market is PSA's Hybrid Air drivetrain, which is being shown rather prominently at the 2014 Paris Motor Show in both the Citroën C4 Cactus Airflow 2L and in this, the Peugeot 208 Hybrid Air 2L. The gist of the Hybrid Air system is ...

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    Paris: Peugeot Quartz concept hides a 500-hp hybrid under its rocky exterior
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    Peugeot is going through a bit of a rough patch recently with Dongfeng and the French government coming to its rescue earlier this year. For the 2014 Paris Motor Show, the company is bringing out everything it can to show strength to the home market. Among the automaker's concepts this year is ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi exec says Evo 'will be replaced in spirit' by high-po hybrid SUV
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    Stop us if you've heard this one: According to Autocar, the current generation will be the last Mitsubishi Evolution we will ever see. That, while unfortunate for driving enthusiasts, is a reality we've had plenty of time to digest. The days of wanton fuel burning for the sake of speed and power ...

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    Paris: Infiniti Q80 Inspiration imagines future of brand's luxury flagship [w/video]
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    Infiniti is among the best of the non-exotic brands when it comes to crafting concepts, with designers who just seem to know how to show a truly wild vehicle with subtle hints at a future model. Just take a look at its latest Q80 Inspiration at the 2014 Paris Motor Show to see what we ...

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    Paris: 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid electrifies France
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    Which automaker offers the greatest variety of plug-in hybrids? Nope, it's not Toyota. Not GM either. It's not Ford, not Honda and not BMW. Believe it or not, it's Porsche. And this is its latest, presented at the Paris Motor Show. The new Cayenne S E-Hybrid joins the Panamera S E-Hybrid and the ...

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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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    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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    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: 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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