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    Report: Car companies may need to start curbing model proliferation
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    Looking at the current automotive landscape, especially from German makers, you quickly get the impression that less definitely isn't more. BMW alone offers its 3 Series platform in practically every segment possible, including the regular sedan and 4 Series Gran Coupe, which would seem to be ...

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    Motorsports: European lobby group calls for end of alcohol sponsorship in F1
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    A European lobby group has called for the end of alcohol sponsorship in Formula One, issuing an open letter to FIA president Jean Todt. According to the letter published by the European Alcohol Policy Alliance, drunk driving accounted for 6,500 deaths (or 25 percent of road deaths) across Europe ...

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    Official: Jim Farley to lead Ford of Europe
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    "We are excited to see Jim and Stephen take on these new roles as they bring unique skills, experience and fresh perspectives to these critical positions." – Mark Fields Ford marketing chief Jim Farley is taking over the company's troubled European operations as part of an executive ...

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    Report: Honda discontinuing Euro Accord, no replacement in sight
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    Honda has built two Accords for many years. There's the one we're familiar with here in the United States, and then there's the Accord sold in markets like Europe and Australia, known here in the US as the Acura TSX. But just like Acura did with the TSX, the Euro-market Accord has been ...

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    Study: Turbochargers set to double in US over next 5 years
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    As the public portion of the Paris Motor Show gets under way this week, attendees will no doubt see dozens of vehicles with turbocharged engines. In Europe, such technology is common. Two out of every three cars on the road have turbochargers under their hoods. That's not the case in the United ...

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    Video: Watch this to fall even harder in love with the Lancia Stratos
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    The Lancia Stratos might be one of the few cars of the '70s that looks as jaw-droppingly perfect today as the moment it went on sale. For a model that's around 40 years old, the Lancia still looks both mean and modern. Even better, this Italian rally legend can back up its razor-sharp styling ...

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    Official: Suzuki Vitara shows its face ahead of Paris debut
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    The death of Suzuki's American automotive operations can be chalked up to many, many things. One thing it cannot be blamed on, however, is the arguable goodness of its products. The company's criminally underrated offerings included the Kizashi sedan, the SX4 compact and your author's personal ...

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    Video: Subaru WRX STI gets all gymkhana slidey in new European ad
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    A good partner makes sacrifices for a significant other. They aren't always fun, but sometimes chores have to be done. Subaru's European ad for its new WRX STI clearly understands that dynamic, as it shows what to what lengths a guy is willing to go in order to get his lady some bread in time for ...

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    Report: Euro-spec 2015 Volkswagen Passat hits the web
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    Sorry, Americans – this one isn't for us. Yes, this is the all-new 2015 Volkswagen Passat, seen here in Euro-spec trim. And while the Passat is indeed a strong player in North America, this isn't the version we'll be getting – our car has been tipped to get a substantial refresh for ...

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    Report: European cabbies protest against Uber car service [w/videos] [w/poll]
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    Some 30,000 taxi drivers across Europe got in their cabs on Wednesday and headed out on the streets, but not to pick up fares: they took to the street in protest. What were they protesting, you ask? Uber. For those still unfamiliar, Uber (formerly known as UberCab) is a mobile application that ...

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    Official: Tesla launches Model S in UK, says Euro factory could be upcoming [w/video]
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    With the first UK deliveries of the 49,900-pound (about $84,000 at today's rates) Tesla Model S completed, it's time for the company to get back to business. For CEO Elon Musk that means discussing a long-anticipated rumor – a dedicated European production facility to build the luxurious ...

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    Spy Shots: Honda's Euro Civic hatch getting facelift, too
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    Honda's freshening of the Civic line isn't just limited to the North American market, as proven by these images of the Euro-spec model testing on Her Majesty's motorways. According to our spies, this new Civic boasts a heavily restyled front fascia, with headlights and taillights that draw a ...

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    Official: First 500 European Ford Mustangs reserved in 30 seconds [w/video]
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    We're pretty sure that any initial concerns Ford had about selling the redesigned Mustang in Europe have been lessened considerably, after the first 500 Euro-spec 2015 Mustangs were been reserved in just 30 seconds. Moreover, 9,300 people attempted to snag one of the coveted orders for the ...

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    Teased: Nissan reviving Pulsar name for Euro market
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    The Nissan Pulsar doesn't have what we'd consider a rich history in the US, other than on some models decades ago. However, the nameplate has been part of the Nissan lineup globally since 1978 and has proven popular in Asia and Australia. Now, the brand is teasing a five-door hatch to revive the ...

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    Official: Toyota launches updated Verso-S in Europe
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    Globally, the Toyota Yaris has bred more variants than we can shake a stick at. It's been known in different markets as the Vitz, the Platz, the Bella, the Vios and, to us, as the Echo. The first-generation model bred a small cargo van called the Yaris Verso – a mini minivan riding on the ...

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    Report: EU road fatalities halved
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    Driving in Europe is the safest it's been in over 10 years, according to a report from the independent European Transport Safety Council. Fatalities on European Union and Swiss roads fell to around 12,000 in 2012, less than half of the 28,000 deaths in 2001. Of course, there are a number of ...

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    Report: Opel could break even next year
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    How things change. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Opel might just break even next year. This is kind of a big deal, largely because Opel has been arguably the most troubled branch both in General Motors' portfolio and in all of Europe. The report claims that Opel could be ...

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    Report: Ferrari embroiled in legal battle over 21-year-old's Facebook page
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    Ferrari is facing a court battle in Switzerland due to alleged copyright infringement over taking over a Facebook fan site. If the suit is successful, it could cost the company millions and harm its reputation on social media. Sammy Wassem started the Facebook fan page for Ferrari when he was 15 ...

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    Report: European car sales up 8% in February
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    Three weeks ago an analyst increased projections for European car sales this year, expecting them to climb three percent compared to last year instead of 2.7 percent. That number is a postive sign after years of hard times but it turns out February was especially good, overall European sales ...

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    Report: VW targeting 10M sales in 2014
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    Volkswagen Group believes it can sell over 10 million vehicles in 2014, with hopes of overtaking Toyota as the world's largest automaker in the process. If VW can do it, it would meet that goal four years earlier than planned. Of course, Toyota isn't sitting still – it also hopes to top the ...

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