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    Report: Next Chrysler minivan to get optional AWD, nine-speed auto
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    "The minivan package has always been a sacred thing ... it's basically a life tool" - Ralph Gilles The stalwart duo of Chrysler minivans will be reduced by half in the vehicle's next generation, with the Dodge Grand Caravan likely going away in favor of a new people-mover-type vehicle. And ...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Report: Why Subaru went with rear-wheel drive for its BRZ coupe
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    Some of the Subaru faithful are up in arms over the automaker's decision to go with a rear-wheel-drive setup for the upcoming BRZ. Why did the engineers opt to send power out back when they could have utilized the company's signature symmetrical all-wheel-drive system? You would expect the answer ...

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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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    Report: Thirty-percent of new car sales will be AWD by 2015
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    All-wheel-drive continues to infiltrated a range of new vehicles as the added traction and improved capability now appeals to more than just crossover and SUV buyers. The Detroit Free Press reports that AWD is growing exponentially in the U.S., as buyers are increasingly associating the system ...

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    Rumormill: All-wheel-drive BMW M5 in the cards
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    The times, they are a changin'... and so is the BMW M5. Since it hit the streets back in 1985, the M5 has always been a beastly Bavarian that sends power solely to the rear wheels, but now, new reports are stating that the all-new F10 M5 may be available with all-wheel drive. Exact details of ...

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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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    Review: 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ralliart takes aim at the competition
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    2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ralliart – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There has always been a glaringly obvious gap in Mitsubishi's current Lancer lineup. On the bottom is the... Lancer, a biggish-for-its-class economy car that no one particularly likes – at least that's ...

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    Report: No AWD for Subaru version of FT-86 "Toyobaru" [w/poll]
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    Toyota/Subaru Coupe test mule – Click above to enlarge
    Japan's Best Car (via 7Tune) apparently reports that development costs associated with Subaru's version of the Toyota FT-86 sport coupe have become so high that all-wheel drive is now being dropped from the equation. If true, this would ...

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    Toyota Exec: Hybrids too expensive for Scion, AWD possible
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    2010 Scion Lineup – Click above for high-res image gallery
    "Scion (is an) innovation laboratory and a chance to try new things," says Jack Hollis, vice president of Scion, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Naturally, when we think of Toyota and innovation, we think hybrids. And, moving another step ...

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    Report: AMG pondering RWD performance version of small FWD Benz
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    When we think of AMG, the first thing that comes to mind is a herculean 6.3-liter V8 engine that delivers hellacious thrust. We don't give rear-wheel drive much think time because with Mercedes-Benz and AMG, it's a given. That will change for Mercedes in the next couple years with the introduction ...

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    Tokyo 2009: WRX STi Carbon gets a weave
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    Subaru WRX STi Carbon -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    Most people we talked with don't seem to understand the point of the Subaru WRX STi Carbon unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show – but it's a JDM-only car, and frankly, there are a lot of things that outsiders don't understand about ...

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    Purported renderings of Subaru's FT-86 Sports Coupe emerge
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    It's only been a couple of days since Toyota released initial details and photos of its TF-86 coupe concept scheduled for debut at the upcoming Tokyo show, but we've already been waiting for the other shoe to drop. The project nicknamed "Toyobaru" by the media and fansites is to be a test case for ...

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