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    Report: Details about next-gen Toyota Prius emerge
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    The Toyota Prius is undeniably the king of the hybrid market in the United States, with a 39.4 percent market share in 2013. With the next-generation Prius likely to go on sale in 2015, Toyota is trying to build an even more efficient hybrid to keep its control of the market. Keeping cost down ...

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    Report: McLaren may be planning P15 to slot between MP4-12C and P1
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    McLaren hasn't tried to hide the fact that it is working on cheaper sports car codenamed the P13 that will directly take on the venerated Porsche 911, but now rumor has it that the automaker is also working on a second new model that would slot between the MP4-12C and P1 supercar, which is ...

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    Spy Shots: Porsche continues facelift spree with 911 Turbo
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    If there's ever been automotive case for constant evolution, it is the Porsche 911. It seems like every time a new version of the rear-engined sports car debuts, Porsche is already hard at work on a facelifted version of it that changes some subtle, barely noticeable aspect. Such is the case ...

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    Report: GMC to get own model not shared with Chevy?
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    For years, GMC has existed as a brand without a single unique product, reconstituting Chevrolet trucks, SUVs and crossovers with more frosting in exchange for a few extra dollars. The Sierra is a Silverado, the Acadia a Traverse, and the Terrain an Equinox, although admittedly the latter pair are ...

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    Rumormill: Dodge to reveal Hellcat-powered Challenger in Detroit?
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    On top of all the other performance car debuts slated for next week's Detroit Auto Show, we might be able to add one more to the list – the new, supercharged Hellcat V8 from Chrysler. According to new reports, the rumored 640-horsepower mill is likely to cross the Motor City stage in the ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #362
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    Episode #362 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth and Chris Paukert cover the year-end news, including the surprise resignation of Hyundai Motor North America CEO John Krafcik, strong early sales for the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, and 2015 Ford F-150 rumors ahead of its expected ...

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    Rumormill: Audi, Google readying infotainment partnership announcement for CES?
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    The merging of our smart phones and automotive infotainment systems may be about to get an even bigger boost, if a report from Forbes is to be believed. The business publication is reporting that Google and Audi may announce a partnership at next week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #362 LIVE!
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    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #362 tonight, and we're joined by John McElroy of Autoline to reflect on 2013 and look ahead to 2014. Check out the topics below, drop us your questions and comments via our Q&A module, and don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you ...

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    Rumormill: 2015 Ford F-150 to get 2.7-liter EcoBoost?
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    As we prepare for the arrival of the all-new, next-generation Ford F-150, rumors about the new truck are picking up steam. Naturally, many of said rumors aren't just related to the way the truck will look (it's expected to take design cues from the Atlas concept shown above), they're tied to ...

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    Report: Renderings may show upcoming BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe
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    We've already shown you spy images of the latest member of the BMW Gran Coupe family, the 4 Series Gran Coupe. Following the trend of the larger 6 Series Gran Coupe, the 4 Series variant grafts a spare set of doors onto its two-door body. Now, the f30post forum has come up with what it says are ...

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    Motorsports: Alonso and Rossi to field Ferrari at Le Mans?
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    The plot thickens and just keeps thickening when it comes to Ferrari's potential return to Le Mans. Antonello Coletta, the head of Ferrari's sports car racing program, first suggested that the new regulations being implemented by the ACO could potentially see the Prancing Horse marque compete in ...

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    Rumormill: BMW i8 Spyder gets production nod
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    BMW could be poised to expand its i8 range, beyond the hardtop version of the plug-in hybrid supercar. A report from Bimmerpost is claiming that the i8 Spyder, which we showed you in concept form at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, will be heading to production. The website claims the open-roof ...

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    Followup: Ferrari return to Le Mans looking more likely?
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    Statements made by Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo may indicate that the Italian brand could return to a form of racing it's been absent from for 40 years - prototype racing. That's right, LMP1 could see a factory Ferrari team for the first time since 1973, if a report from ESPN F1 is to be ...

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    Rumormill: Lamborghini Gallardo successor to rock us like a Huracan?
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    Lamborghini is expected to drop the sheet on its replacement for the Gallardo later this month (think of it as an automotive Festivus gift), which means that speculation on the new supercar's looks and performance is reaching a fever pitch. While the discussion centers on powertrains, though, ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #360
    2015 Ford Mustang interview, Blipshift interview, Alfa Romeo re-entry plan, GM closing Holden and pulling Chevrolet out of Europe, EV price barrier 1386791100

    Episode #360 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth and Jeff Ross discuss the 2015 Ford Mustang, reports of the latest plan to bring Alfa Romeo back to the US, Chevrolet leaving Europe and Holden closing down in Australia, and the price barrier that's holding down potential EV ...

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    Rumormill: Does the new 2015 Ford Mustang have a burnout control system?
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    Whether it's lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring or automatic emergency braking, most of the electronic systems we see emerging on new vehicles focus on safety. But there are some there just for enthusiasts. We're talking about systems like automatic throttle blipping for perfect ...

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    Teased: Lamborghini teases engine sound, but of Sesto Elemento or Cabrera?
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    Lamborghini has launched a website for something it calls the Hexagon Project. The mysterious page asks that you submit your email address, and then it gives you a taste of glorious V10 engine noise, with the message: "Listen to your instinct. Discover the roar of a new creature from Lamborghini. ...

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    Report: Next Audi R8 to be up to 130 pounds lighter
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    "Simplify and add lightness," as Lotus founder Colin Chapman said. In a world where even supercars are subject to environmental, efficiency and emissions standards, lighter vehicles are being looked on as a sort of panacea - make it lighter, and it's automatically faster, more agile, easier to ...

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    Rumormill: Dodge engineers trying to shoehorn Pentastar into Dart?
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    The fact that the Dart's launch has been a pretty dismal affair isn't what we'd call secret. Judging by its mounting inventories and poor critical reception, Dodge's successor to its unloved Caliber has struggled since it hit the market. And while both of those are difficult problems to address, ...

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    Report: 2015 Subaru WRX STI headed for Detroit, more WRX details leaked
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    The debuts of the 2015 Subaru WRX and the Legacy Concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week are kind of hogging the Subaru spotlight, making it easy to forget that there is a more potent, more aggressive version of the small sedan waiting in the wings. And based on a rumor from Australia, ...

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