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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/apple/Hyundai_to_use_iPad_as_owner_s_manual_for_new_luxury_sedan'; The big surprise during the Hyundai Equus reveal today at today's New York Auto Show was the automaker's announcement that it would supply each new Equus owner with a "multimedia tablet" to replace the owner's manual. While Hyundai USA president John Krafcik didn't explicitly say that the device in question will be an Apple iPad, the image presented above unquestionably the company's latest gad

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2011 BMW Alpina B7 xDrive – Click above for high-res image gallery

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If there's one thing we'll miss when Bob Lutz finally packs up and heads out to pasture, it'll be the guy's role as General Motors' resident quote machine. Take this latest gem, for example. According to BusinessWeek, Lutz has been quoted as saying, "Toyota's God-like status will never be reclaimed." He was speaking to reporters at the New York Auto Show about post-bankruptcy GM, and happened to take a swing at the company's biggest rival at the same time.

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2011 Kia Forte five-door – Click above for high-res image gallery

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2011 Kia Optima – Click above for high-res image gallery

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2011 Kia Optima – Click above for high-res image gallery

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2011 Hyundai Equus – Click above for high-res image gallery

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2011 Kia Optima – Click above for high-res image gallery

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2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Mazda SKY-D and SKY-G engines – Click above for high-res image gallery

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The motor generates 30 kilowatts (40.2 horsepower) and 151 pound-feet of torque and handles drive and regenerative braking duties. That's well short of the 106 hp of the Ford Fusion motor and the 141 hp of the Toyota Camry motor. Nevertheless, Hyundai claims the Sonata can operate in EV mode at up to 62 mph. We'd guess that actually means the Sonata can shut down the engine and cruise on electricity at high speeds but can't actually accelerate to that speed on battery power, but we're looking in

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2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

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