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    Official: Chrysler UConnect wins AOL Autos Technology of the Year Award
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    The first annual AOL Autos Technology of the Year Award has been won by Chrysler's upgraded UConnect system. Over 35 entries were considered and narrowed down to six finalists in three categories: Connectivity, Telematics and Active Safety. The judges, which included editors from AOL Autos, ...

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    Featured: These are your top 10 worst-selling vehicles of 2012
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    Despite 2012 being the best year of auto sales this country has seen since 2007, not every vehicle got an equally large share of the sales pie. Some barely got a sliver, as evidenced by this year's list of the top 10 worst-selling vehicles of 2012. We've dug through sales data from every ...

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    These are your top 10 best-selling vehicles of 2012
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    The best-selling vehicle in all the land last year was, of course, the Ford F-Series pickup. If our math is correct, that makes its string of sales crowns 31-years long. While last year's performance of 645,316 units sold is far from the 900,000+ sold in 2001, 2004 and 2005, it was still enough ...

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    By The Numbers: 2012 - Don't Call It A Comeback Edition
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    Best Year Since 2007, F-Series And Camry Remain Top-Sellers Most automakers probably wish the party that was 2012 would keep right on going into 2013, because the past year was was very good for the auto industry in terms of sales. With December sales now reported, the final seasonally adjusted ...

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    Vote for the 2012 Technology of the Year
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    Our sister site, AOL Autos, has been working hard all year to collect and narrow down this year's most interesting and innovative automotive technologies into six finalists for its inaugural Technology of the Year Award. Over 30 technologies were considered across the areas of Connectivity, ...

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    Report: Big Chevy closeout deals have 2013 Malibu Eco sitting on lots in favor of 2012 models
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    First, the good news: The Chevrolet Malibu is selling at a great pace. Now, the bad news: It's the wrong Malibu. Dealer lots are filling up with 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco models as customers turn to the remaining 2012 models still there. After incentives are added up, the older Malibu costs ...

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    Official: New Mini John Cooper Works GP unveiled
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    Spy shots pretty much said it's coming, and here it is: the new Mini John Cooper Works GP. It's making an appearance at the Mini United Festival in France this weekend, and while Mini has yet to detail specific power numbers or show off the car's interior, it has produced a Nurburgring time: 8 ...

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    Recalls: BMW recalling 7,600 3 Series models over faulty head restraints
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    BMW is recalling certain 2012 3 Series models for head restraints that can be raised beyond the federal limit. As a result, in a collision, the head rest could move down slightly, increasing the risk of a neck injury. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall ...

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    Motorsports: This is why LeMons is the best race series
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    This weekend, Audi marked the competition debut of its latest R18 race cars at the second round of the World Endurance Championship at Spa-Francorchamps. Yet the most spectacular race car running on any track this weekend was thousands of miles away at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the 24 ...

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    Motorsports: 12 Hours of Sebring celebrates 60 years with exciting finish
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    The inaugural 12 Hours of Sebring was held 60 years ago in 1952. Ferrari was the first to build a dynasty of overall wins, followed by Ford, then Porsche, then Nissan, and today we live in the era of Audi. With its main rival, Peugeot, having pulled out of endurance racing altogether this year, ...

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    Geneva: 2012 Toyota Yaris Hybrid plays big brother to the Prius C
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    Toyota has unveiled the 2012 Yaris Hybrid at the Geneva Motor Show – the first B-segment hybrid in Europe. While the vehicle makes use of a 74-horsepower 1.5-liter gasoline engine, engineers mated the internal combustion mill with a more compact 80-hp electric motor along with a smaller ...

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    By The Numbers: February 2012: Leap Year Edition
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    Chrysler Wins Again, Small Car Battle Brewing and Mustang Beats Camaro Automakers love Leap Year. And why wouldn't they? Who doesn't love an extra day for selling? Actually, it turns out the extra day that Leap Year provides didn't make that much of a difference, as there were 25 selling days in ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Hyundai Azera [w/video]
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    Finally Focusing On The FWD Luxury Game Luxury used to be so simple in this country. Life was demarcated by a series of vehicular gradations from Chevrolet to Oldsmobile, Oldsmobile to Buick and finally, when one had clambered up every last rung of the socioeconomic ladder, Buick to Cadillac. ...

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    Poll: Is this Fiat Abarth ad good enough for the Super Bowl?
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    Fiat USA put a video showcasing the 500 Abarth on the Internet last November that tested the bounds of what is doable on network TV. That's one of the big reasons it hasn't been put on TV yet. You'll see what we mean when you view the ad, titled "Seduction," after the jump. It was the foam that ...

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    Official: Dacia shows new Lodgy minivan ahead of Geneva debut
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    The auto show mill is officially kicking into high gear for 2012, and Dacia has already shown off what we can expect from the company at this year's Geneva Motor Show in March. Fans of obscure European MPVs may now lick their chops at the first clear view of the Dacia Lodgy. The Romanian brand ...

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    Report: 2012 Toyota Camry gets Consumer Reports "Recommended" rating
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    Toyota was once the unquestioned lead sled dog when it comes to the Consumer Reports "Recommended" list, but the automaker and the consumer advocacy group have had a bit of a falling out over the past couple years. In 2010, the publication removed the Recommended ratings of many models as a ...

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    Official: IIHS reports record year for Top Safety Picks, 18 new 2012 models added
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced today that 2012 model year vehicles set a record for the number of highly valued Top Safety Pick awards earned: 115 total winners with 18 of those being brand new recipients. The break down includes 69 cars, 38 SUVs, five minivans and three ...

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    Official: 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet drops its innovative top [w/video]
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    Porsche has finally officially unveiled its 2012 911 Carrera Cabriolet, and the model will boast the same sleek profile with its soft top in place as its hardtop twin for the first time in the vehicle's history thanks to a unique roof mechanism. The vehicle blends the aluminum and steel chassis ...

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    Video: Haven't heard the 2012 BMW M5 yet? Watch this
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    The BMW M5 has a long and rich performance history, and that resume only improves for 2012. With a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 pumping out 560 horsepower and an always-willing chassis underpinning it all, we can't wait to get behind the wheel. Sadly we're a bit shy on the $92,000 needed to ...

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    Official: 2012 MV Agusta Brutale 675 does naked the right way
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    You can go ahead and tear down that poster of the Triumph Street Triple R. The 2012 MV Agusta Brutale 675 has officially debuted, and the bike promises to bring naked performance to a new level. Essentially a de-bodied F3 Supersport, the Brutale 675 packs 113 horsepower and tips the scales at a ...

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