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    Report: Acura may go all AWD in bid to mimic Subaru's success
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    Acura's struggles have been well publicized. The Honda-owned luxury brand doesn't seem sure of where it's going or what it's trying to accomplish, with its cars and marketing lacking a coherent theme. Now, a new report from Automotive News claims that the brand could follow the success of Subaru ...

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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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    Official: Next Hyundai Genesis to get HTRAC all-wheel drive
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    Hyundai's Genesis sedan has been quite the sales success since it first launched in 2008 as a 2009 model, but its rear-wheel drive nature has limited its sales appeal in cold-weather states versus competitors like Audi, BMW, Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz, all of whom have offered all-wheel drive in ...

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    Report: Kia Soul to get AWD?
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    The funky Kia Soul is one of the three affordable, efficient and style-first boxes on sale today (along with the Scion xB and Nissan Cube). Like its competition, it sits atop a front-drive platform with a longitudinally mounted four-cylinder engine. It's a dandy car in this setup, but it sounds ...

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    Official: Mini expands All4 to non-turbo Countryman, Paceman models
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    Mini is giving buyers the chance to sink their teeth into all-wheel drive on more models than ever. The automaker has announced the Coper Countryman and Paceman can now be had with the company's All4 all-wheel drive system. Previously, the option was only available on turbocharged Cooper S and ...

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    Official: Dodge announces Sport package for AWD Charger
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    We normally think of the Dodge Charger (and its Chrysler 300 brethren) as being rear-wheel-drive muscle sedans, but we mustn't forget about the fact that all-wheel drive is available as well. And in an effort to give the AWD models a bit more presence, the all-season Dodge sedan will be getting a ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
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    The 911 For The All-Season Sporting Playboy After our many drives of the new 991-generation Porsche 911 Carrera over the past 18 months, we've felt at times that this more gran turismo-like 911 with its wider tracks and 3.9 inches of extra wheelbase would be particularly well suited to an ...

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    Official: 2013 Jaguar XF and XJ get new powertrains, all-wheel drive
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    A little more than a year ago Jaguar promised it would soon be closing a massive hole in its product line-up – the lack of all-wheel-drive vehicles. With the 2013 XF and XJ, that job is done... sort of. AWD can be had on the XJ and XF only when paired with the new 3.0L V6. The ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD
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    Volvo's Best Seller Adds Four-Wheel Grip To Its Base Model Those beautiful mountaintop vistas? They come with a price tag. And we're not just talking about blue chip real estate values – high altitude can be hell on your body, even if you're a paragon of physical fitness. Low air pressure ...

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    Video: Watch this Subaru lug a Ram pickup and a trailer out of the mud
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    Well this should make a Ram fan or two blush. A Ram four-door pulling a trailer was saved from the clutches of a muddy rut by none other than a second-generation Subaru Impreza. That's the power of all-wheel drive for ya! It's unclear where the video was taken, but amidst many other trucks (all ...

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    Report: No all-wheel drive option in sight for 2014 Chevrolet Impala
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    While the 2014 Chevrolet Impala may have many charming qualities and boast a plethora of engine options, one feature it reportedly won't be offering is all-wheel drive. According to GMInsideNews.com, Chevrolet reps have said all-wheel drive is not part of the short-term or long-term plan for the ...

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    Exclusive: Jaguar confirms F-Type coupe, AWD coming within two years
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    Shortly after Jaguar announced that the production F-Type will be coming to market in mid-2013, we sat down with Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar Global Brand Director, to discuss some of the finer points of the new sub-XK sports car. The F-Type is more or less the production version of the C-X16 concept ...

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    Report: Mercedes C- and E-Class coupes to get AWD option next year
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    4Matic has proven to be a popular feature on various Mercedes-Benz models, especially in U.S. regions that experience four distinct seasons. But while all-wheel-drive is almost a necessary option in the luxury sedan segment, Daimler's C-Class and E-Class coupes have soldiered on only with ...

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    Report: Jaguar to launch all-wheel-drive sedans within two years
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    With the X-Type standing as a rare exception, for the entirety of its history, Jaguar has meant rear-wheel drive. Want drive at all four corners? That's what its sister brand, Land Rover, has been for. But not everyone who wants luxury with foul weather prowess wants an SUV. In fact, a growing ...

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    BMW adds all-wheel drive to 6 Series range
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    There aren't a lot of all-wheel-drive convertibles on the market – but most of them come from German automakers. In fact nearly all of them come from the Volkswagen Group portfolio: the Audi A5, TT and R8, the Porsche 911, Bentley Continental GTC, Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder and Bugatti ...

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    Report: Mitsubishi adding AWD Lancer SE to lineup this fall
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    Yoichi Yokozawa, CEO of Mitsubishi Motors North America, recently confirmed to Automotive News that a new Lancer SE will be arriving this fall as a 2012 model. The SE will feature the all-wheel drive of the Ralliart and Evolution models, but will be paired with the naturally aspirated engine ...

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    All-wheel drive finds favor with Lincoln buyers
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    Audi may be the king when it comes to premium vehicles fitted with all-wheel drive. Lincoln, however, must be taking notes because its customers prefer their luxified-Fords with the four-wheel motion as well. Every model in the automaker's current lineup is available with all-wheel drive, and ...

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    New Kickboxer Concept is all-wheel-drive diesel insanity on two wheels
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    Kickboxer Diesel all-wheel drive concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's been a while since we heard anything from Ian McElroy. As you may recall, he's the twisted mind who came up with the notion of lodging a Subaru boxer four-cylinder between the rails of a motorcycle ...

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    Video: Dodge commercial pokes fun at Snowpocalypse
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    2011 Dodge all-wheel drive commercial - click above to watch the video
    All-wheel drive is available in the 2011 Dodge Charger, Journey and Durango, and with all of the widespread snow this winter, Chrysler is hoping you'll want every edge you can get. To get the word out about its ...

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    Audi A1 quattro works it out in the snow
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    The Audi A1 quattro finally gets to play in the snow – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The diminutive Audi A1 hatchback has had to watch as it's older siblings enjoyed all-weather fun thanks to their quattro all-wheel drive system. Now the previously front-drive-only three-door is ...

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