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    Report: All-wheel-drive vehicle sales flourishing
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    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 ...

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    What's in a Name? BMW to roll out sDrive for rear-drivers
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    Remember the good old days when at least BMW nomenclature was straightforward? The first digit designated the series and the second and third the displacement of the engine. Maybe an extra letter would be tacked on, but that was it. Then they started with M this, Z that and X for the SUVs with ...

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    Tokyo Motor Show: Suzuki X-Head
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    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.click above image to view more live pics of the Suzuki X-Head Remember the Suzuki Samurai, the lightweight 4x4 much maligned for being ...

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    Bring the Toys! Tamiya reissues the Hotshot
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    Click image for photo galleryTamiya has responded to fans' calls for a re-release of its classic 1/10 scale 4WD R/C kit, the Hotshot. The 2007 edition goes on sale July 21in Japan, and while it looks like its forbear, it has been updated. The basic suspension setup is carried over -- front and rear ...

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    REPORT: MINI-ute in development
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    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. Although rumors have been bouncing around for a while of a MINI-derived mini-ute, the automotive sleuths over ...

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    Fiat 500: the derivatives are coming, including possible mini-ute
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    Not a moment's rest for the people over at Fiat, who've been pursuing an aggressive rejuvenation program. The ink on the press releases for the new 500 isn't even dry, and already they're working on new versions of the retro super-mini. Launched as a standard three-door hatch, new versions could ...

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    In the Autoblog Garage: 2007 Toyota Tundra Limited
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    Click photo above to view a gallery of Tundra shotsI wanted to hate this thing. Toyota? Taking on the last bastion of red blooded American pickups? Yeah, right! The domestic manufacturers have kept cranking up quality, capability and refinement levels - who's this upstart think it is, anyway? Not ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: Jeep Trailhawk offers open-air off-roading for four
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    click image above to view all the new live shots in our high-resolution photo galleryCalling it a crossbreed between the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee, Jeep today took the covers off the Bluetec diesel-powered Trailhawk concept. The Trail Rated off-roader is intended to provide a means for ...

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    Ferrari develops 4WD system
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    According to an article in Italiaspeed, it seems you may be able to equip your next prancing horse with all-wheel-drive.What's being called "insertable 4x4" can be equipped in both Ferrari's mid-engine and front-engine vehicles and will only be activated if the computer senses a loss of traction. ...

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    Ford Transit gets 4WD
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    Click to enlarge 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 ...

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    Farfromskiddin: Mercedes-Benz S-Class 4MATIC unveiled
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    Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off its upcoming line-up of 4MATIC S-Class sedans. 4MATIC is, of course, the name for Mercedes' all-wheel-drive system, and the range-topping über-sedan will offer it mated to a number of engines to give the well-heeled a host of choices for uncompromised ...

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