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    LA 2009: Volkswagen Up! Lite Concept teases with practical, lightweight innovation
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    Volkswagen Up! Lite Concept – click above for high-res image gallery
    Volkswagen has just taken the cover off an all-new concept called the Up! Lite, a sinister looking diesel hybrid that gets (according to VW) 70 mpg combined. As in both City and Highway. Impressive, even if that only ends ...

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    LA 2009: 2011 Hyundai Sonata debuts with style, four-cylinder only and less weight
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    2011 Hyundai Sonata SE – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Cheap and inexpensive are not necessarily synonymous. Inexpensive is generally considered a positive thing. Cheap? Not so much. Hyundai automobiles have always been relatively inexpensive compared to their direct competitors. ...

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    LA 2009: 2011 Toyota Sienna could wear a Lexus badge
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    2011 Toyota Sienna SE - Click above for high-res image gallery
    When the new third-generation 2011 Toyota Sienna shows up in dealerships next February, parents should head straight to their closest dealer after dropping the kids at soccer. Notice we didn't say "Moms." We said "parents." Although ...

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    Event Alert: December Calendar of Automotive Events
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    As we slowly emerge from our Thanksgiving food comas, we can start gearing up for more holiday food, family, and fun in December, with an automotive twist. We can also look forward to the real beginning of the auto show season with the first major American show, the LA Auto Show. There are also ...

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    Scion unveils $18,320 xB Release Series 7.0, will debut in LA
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    Scion xB Release Series 7.0 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    As we've come to expect, Toyota will roll out a special edition Scion model at the upcoming LA Auto Show. As has typically been the case with these special editions, the xB Release Series 7.0 will sport a standard body kit and ...

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    LA Preview: 2011 Ford Mustang V6 makes 305 HP, gets 30 MPG
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    2011 Ford Mustang V6 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It would be reasonable to expect that Ford might pass over the Mustang and instead devote more attention to its other models since it's fresh off a comprehensive revamp for the 2010 model year. However, that's not what is shaping ...

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    LA Preview: 2011 Chevy Cruze finally unveiled in U.S.-market trim
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    2011 Chevrolet Cruze - click above for high-res image gallery
    More than a year after first showing us a styling buck and nearly as long since launching it overseas, General Motors is finally showing off the production Chevy Cruze for North America. Set to be shown publicly this week at the LA ...

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    Cars & Coffee: Chevy shocks the crowd, brings Volt
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    2011 Chevrolet Volt - Click above for high-res image gallery
    General Motors shocked the crowd at Cars & Coffee this weekend by bringing out the 2011 Chevy Volt. Representatives on hand said this is the same car that will be on display at the LA Auto Show next week. They added that this is a ...

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    LA Preview: Subaru WRX STI Special Edition headed for U.S. showrooms
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    2010 Subaru WRX STI Special Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery
    For U.S. Subaru enthusiasts, it has long seemed like the folks at Fuji Heavy forgot that we might be interested in special-edition WRX models too. New hotted-up variants of the all-wheel-drive hero car have been ...

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    REPORT: Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini not attending LA Auto Show
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    The closest we'll get to the Ferrari 458 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Here's an unsurprising stat for you: 60 percent of all vehicles sold in the U.S. that cost over $100,000 find homes in New York, Florida and California. The majority of which are parked in garages in Manhattan, ...

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    LA Preview: Are They Nuts? Honda to show off Personal-Neo Urban Transport concept
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    Jim Kenzie of the Toronto Star tries out the U3-X - click above for high res-image gallery
    When we visited Honda's headquarters last month after the Tokyo Motor Show, we asked company officials what they would be showing at upcoming auto shows. As you might have guessed, they were reticent to ...

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    LA Preview: Mazda2 to make its North American debut
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    2011 Mazda2 - click above for high-res image gallery
    Mazda has finally made it official this morning: it will be bringing its B-segment Mazda2 to the North American market late next year. As you are likely aware, the current generation Mazda2 has been sale in Europe and elsewhere for two years, ...

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    LA Preview: Toyota set to debut 2011 Sienna minivan
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    Soccer moms, NASCAR dads and empty-nesters rejoice! It looks like Toyota is going to debut its 2011 Sienna minivan in Cali next month at the 2009 LA Auto Show. Although the minivan market doesn't get a lot of playtime on enthusiast websites, the segment remains an important (if shrinking) one ...

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    LA Preview: Porsche reveals new lightweight Boxster Spyder [w/VIDEO]
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    Porsche Boxster Spyder - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We're less than a month away from the LA Auto Show, which means that automakers are starting to dribble out some of what we'll be seeing there. The gang from Zuffenhausen will be rolling out a new lightweight edition of the Boxster ...

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    Ford Fiesta U.S.-spec gets caught in Mexican factory
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    Ford Fiestas being built in Mexico -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    What is reported to be the coming U.S.-spec Ford Fiesta has been photographed during assembly in Mexico, and the minor changes we can glean so far center around the grille. Compared to its European counterpart, the ...

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