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140All-wheel-drive vehicle sales flourishing

As the market for new vehicles continues to improve and crossover and pickup sales have caught fire, it's perhaps no surprise that the sales of all-wheel-drive (and four-wheel-drive) vehicles are also on the rise. Using data provided by Polk, The Detroit News points out that nearly one-third (31.3 percent) of all new vehicles sold this year through September were equipped with either all- or four-wheel drive. This is up from slightly more than a quarter (26.3 percent) during the same nine-month

78Elon Musk says Tesla Model S variants coming next year

There are a few other variants of the Model S that we'll come out with next year that I think are going to be pretty exciting, in addition to, of course, really getting into the Model X and starting the initial design work of the 3rd generation mass market vehicle.

2Geneva 2008: Toyota Urban Cruiser ready for European streets

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10Tokyo Motor Show: Suzuki X-Head

The 2007 Tokyo Motor Show ended last week, but today we're cleaning out our closet of yet-to-be published posts from this biggest of biannual Japanese auto shows.

15Bring the Toys! Tamiya reissues the Hotshot

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6REPORT: MINI-ute in development

With the MINI Clubman rapidly approaching production, and the new cabrio coming along, the BMW-owned automaker is reportedly working on another variation of the theme: the MINI crossover.

75In the Autoblog Garage: 2007 Toyota Tundra Limited

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12Detroit Auto Show: Jeep Trailhawk offers open-air off-roading for four

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6Ferrari develops 4WD system

According to an article in Italiaspeed, it seems you may be able to equip your next prancing horse with all-wheel-drive.

20Ford Transit gets 4WD

The Ford Transit has for decades been the standard working horse of Europe and much of the rest of the world – the F-150 for our friends across the pond. The versatile work-a-day hauler was recently named Van of the Year by a pan-European panel of automotive journalists. (Why didn't they ask us? Just 'cause we can't find "Yurp" on a map doesn't mean we don't have an opinion!)

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