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    Report: VW Phaeton to offer plug-in hybrid, diesel powertrains when it returns in a few years
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    Volkswagen of America honcho Michael Horn has already promised to bring the slow-selling but excellent Phaeton back to the United States in 2018 or 2019. Beyond the confirmation of the nameplate, though, there's really very little in the way of concrete data on what the next generation of VW's ...

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    Rumormill: Fiat Chrysler interested in Piaggio; Mahindra considering Peugeot Motorcycles?
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    We're not yet ready to call it a trend, but rumors have been flying that a couple more major automakers have set their sights on motorcycle manufacturers to add to their portfolios. If they do, they'll be following in the footsteps of the Volkswagen Group, which gobbled up Ducati and put it under ...

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    Report: Kia Soul getting turbo power, possible AWD
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    It's been a long time coming, but it appears we might finally see a turbocharged Kia Soul next year. Kia officials reportedly confirmed the hotter Soul to Motor Trend recently, and also stated that the company is (still) investigating the use of all-wheel drive for the next generation of its boxy ...

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    Rumormill: Indications of 825 hp and emissions issues for Hellcat called 'speculation' by Chrysler
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    The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is probably one of the hottest cars of the moment mostly because of its insane, 707-horsepower supercharged V8. However, there are conflicting reports coming out that the powerplant might be having problems with its emissions compliance and may be capable of ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #395
    2015 Volvo XC90, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Subaru WRX Hatch Spy Shots 1409777280

    Episode #395 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing, and Brandon Turkus talk about the 2015 Volvo XC90, the Land Rover Discovery Sport, and spy shots of what could be a Subaru WRX hatchback. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with some of your ...

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    Podcast: Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #395 LIVE!
    2015 Volvo XC90, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Subaru WRX Hatch Spy Shots 1409690700

    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #395 this evening. Check out the topics below or drop us your questions and comments via the Q&A module. And don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so. To take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio ...

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    Report: 2016 Ford Focus RS may yet be AWD, US sales likely
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    When it comes to forbidden fruit, few vehicles are spoken of in as hushed a tone as the Ford Focus RS. The turbocharged, five-cylinder hot hatch could only be seen from afar by American customers as it tore up the roads of Europe. And while it's safe to say that Ford's Yankee fans are quite happy ...

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    Podcast: Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #394 LIVE!
    Supercharged Viper, Chevrolet Silverado Rally Edition, Supercharged Honda CR-Z, Alfa Romeo 6C 1408999500

    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #394 this evening. Check out the topics below or drop us your questions and comments via the Q&A module. And don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so. To take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio ...

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    Rumormill: Alfa Romeo to gun for Jag F-Type with 6C
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    It has taken Alfa Romeo years of promises to finally, truly return to the US with the 4C sports coupe and its initial 86-dealer network. We already know that the sporty Italian brand has more models on the way in near future, with a midsize sedan, crossovers and more headed our way according to ...

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    Rumormill: Nissan IDX production model to get sharper, less retro styling
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    The Nissan IDx seems like the type of concept that auto enthusiasts wish they could be driving. With a compact size, style inspired by the classic Datsun 510 and a rear-wheel-drive powertrain, it certainly ticks many of the boxes that people want. Unfortunately, the car seems to be miles away ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #393
    Monterey Car Week, Jeffrey Rothfeder Interview, Woodward Dream Cruise, Dodge Charger Hellcat, Mid-Engine Corvette 1408567500

    Episode #393 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing, and Michael Harley talk about Monterey Car Week, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Dodge Charger Hellcat, and the latest round of mid-engine Corvette rumors. Dan also had the chance to speak with Jeffrey Rothfeder, ...

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    Rumormill: Dodge Viper to out-Hell the Hellcat with supercharged V10?
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    The Viper wouldn't be the Viper if it wasn't the most powerful model under the Chrysler umbrella. But with the arrival of the Hellcat engine in the Dodge Charger and Challenger, the Viper has fallen behind in the bragging rights department: where the new supercharged V8 produces 707 horsepower ...

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    Report: Indian city bans kite flying because of multiple motorist fatalities
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    The skies above Chennai, India are a lot less colorful since police began cracking down on a craze menacing area birds and motorists alike: Kite flying. The problem isn't kite flying per se, rather the types of kites being flown. In India, as well as many other countries surrounding the ...

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    Report: Next Mercedes GLK to get AMG variant after all?
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    The Mercedes-Benz GLK has stood out from the rest of the brand's portfolio for a less-than-flattering reason – it's been the sole vehicle to wear a silver arrow on the nose, but not wear an AMG-badge on its trunk (unless you count the coupe and convertible variants of the E-Class, which we ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #392
    Autoblog Editors Come Clean, Dodge Charger Hellcat, NACTOY Long List 1407271500

    Episode #392 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing, and Chris Paukert talk about recent confessions by Autoblog Editors, the unconfirmed rumors that the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat will show up at the Woodward Dream Cruise, and the release of the North American ...

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    Podcast: Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #392 LIVE!
    Autoblog Editors Come Clean, Dodge Charger Hellcat, NACTOY Long List 1407185100

    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #392 this evening. Check out the topics below or drop us your questions and comments via the Q&A module. And don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so. To take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio ...

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    Report: Next Buick Regal coming in 2017, could be imported from Germany
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    The Buick Regal is based on the Opel/Vauxhall Insignia, a pair of sedans from General Motors' European and British outfits. In fact, over 46,000 Regals from model years 2010 and 2011 were screwed together on the same lines as the Insignia twins, before GM's Oshawa, Ontario factory took over ...

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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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    Rumormill: Lexus looking for performance with 600-hp LF-LC?
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    Lexus has been keeping development of the production version of its LF-LC concept tightly under wraps. Last we heard, that halo GT car had received the green light for production, but that was over a year ago. Since then, things have been pretty silent. Finally though, fresh rumors about the ...

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    Podcast: Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #390 LIVE!
    2015 Ford Mustang Specs, 2016 Smarts, EPA Wants Road Tests, Autonomous Cars 1405975500

    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #390 this evening. Check out the topics below or drop us your questions and comments via the Q&A module. And don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so. To take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio ...

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