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    REPORT: New Honda president says we don't need V8s, rear-wheel drive

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    Honda Motor Co.'s new president, Takanubo Ito, has said in no uncertain terms that V8 power and rear-wheel drive motivation aren't in the automaker's future.Ito, who took the reigns from Takeo Fukui last month, said during his first press ...

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    REMINDER: Hyundai Genesis Coupe press intro live streaming webcast at 11am EDT

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    In just a little bit, Hyundai will be allowing fans and gawkers the rare opportunity to participate in the official press introduction of its new 2010 Genesis Coupe. When new models come to market, automakers typically invite members of ...

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    Dead Again: Toyota/Subaru RWD cars reportedly put on indefinite hold

    Like a schizophrenic love affair, the on-again, off-again Subaru/Toyota rear-wheel drive coupe is apparently off again. That morsel of sobering news comes via Detroit Free Press columnist Mark Phelan, who says that both automakers now admit that the project has been put on hold. The inexpensive 2+2 ...

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    No Surprise: Ford halts RWD programs

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    Ebb and flow. That's the way the petroleum market works, and if history holds true – and it normally does – then fuel prices are set to go up... again... and then some. So it's no surprise that Ford, GM and Chrysler ...

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    Rumormill: Lamborghini working on two rear-wheel-drive cars for 2009

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    Those who have been praying for a two-wheel drive Lamborghini, your wishes may have been granted twofold. De Telegraaf is reporting that Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann has confirmed not one, but two different rear-drive-only ...

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    Plans for an all-RWD Pontiac shelved?

    Click above for high-res gallery of the 2008 Pontiac G8 GTA quick glance at Pontiac's (rumored) future product plans reveals just how much fuel prices have affected plans for an all rear-wheel drive lineup. Let's see, we've got the Solstice and the G8, and, um... that's it. Sure, we're expecting ...

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    Uncertain future for Ford's RWD vehicles, more EcoBoost on the way

    It's been a while since we've heard about FoMoCo's development of large rear-wheel-drive vehicles for Ford and Lincoln – no surprise considering the current climate. With fuel prices continuing their upward trajectory and CAFE standards looming on the horizon, Ford is apparently reevaluating ...

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    Alfa Romeo hunts for 169 platform; 149 gets its own

    After having being introduced way back in 1998, Alfa Romeo finally stopped production of the 166 last year. Now without a flagship sedan to hold up the top of the range, Alfa is working on the development of its successor. However, the 169 (as the model is expected to be called) has been pushed ...

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    Spy Shots: Toyota/Subaru coupe caught in the wild

    AutoExpress may have provided us with a rendering of what the new RWD Subaru coupe might look like, but Winding Road's hired spies have provided the real deal. Shot outside a test center in the UK (amidst white-out conditions), the camo-clad mule is sporting some body panels pilfered from the ...

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    Confirmed: FWD Impala around through 2012

    It has been rumored for the last few months that Chevrolet would be soldiering on with a front-wheel-drive Impala for at least the next few years. The recent contract agreement between the Canadian Auto Workers union and General Motors appears to cement this rumor as fact. According to the signed ...

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    RWD Scion tC coming to Formula Drift

    Click above for a huge high-res gallery of the RS*R Scion tC drift car.We've enjoyed our fair share of front-wheel-drive hijinks in empty parking lots with our right hand firmly grasping the e-brake, but in the end, tail-out antics are always more enjoyable behind the wheel of something with the ...

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    This needed to happen: RWD Volvo C30

    Click above for a photo galllery of Skruffse's RWD C30While Volvo's C30 has wily charms in its stock configuration, we could see how it'd be even more entertaining with the power being sent to the proper wheels. While we're talking revisions, a honkingly large turbocharger and external-reservoir ...

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    Ford Australia denies American RWD platform development

    That didn't take long. After Monday's article in the Detroit News reporting that Ford's U.S. operations were going to be developing its own RWD platform here in the States, the FoMoCo crew from Down Under refutes that story saying, "It's too early to speculate on that." With the dollar not holding ...

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    Ford developing new rear-drive platform in Dearborn

    Ford has apparently finally heard the call and green-lighted development of a new global rear wheel drive platform and a family of vehicles to be built on it. However, unlike General Motors, Ford will not rely on its Australian division to do the heavy lifting. Since the collapse of the U.S. dollar ...

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    Enter TCC's Rumormill: GM's RWD plans to include Buick and Cadillac

    We're getting a bit tired of trying to keep up with what models GM plans to underpin with a rear-wheel-drive platform. Aside from the upcoming Camaro and the Pontiac G8, no other vehicles have received the divine anointment from the General's higher-ups due to impending CAFE regulations that will ...

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    Entry-level, RWD vehicles coming from VW in 2010

    More news on the microcar front comes in the form of "confidential planning documents" procured by Automobilwoche outlining Volkswagen's plan for its rear-wheel-drive compacts over the next nine years. VW considers the launch of its new "Small Family" lineup of RWD vehicles as the most important ...

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    Toyota/Subaru sports car details emerge, answers big questions

    var digg_url = ''; More details have come to the fore about the ongoing development of a lightweight sports car birthed from the union of Toyota and Subaru. Our friends over at 7Tune were kind enough to ...

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    Hyundai RWD coupe coming to London motor show in '08

    During an interview with BusinessCar, Hyundai UK's head Tony Whitehorn finally confirmed what's been rumored for going on a year: the automaker's new RWD coupe will replace the Tiburon. The coupe will take about 50- to 60-percent of the styling cues originally debuted on the Veloster concept and is ...

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    Welcome back to the rumormill: Toyota developing cheap RWD coupe

    Back in March, Winding Road floated the idea that Toyota may be in the process of developing a rear-wheel drive vehicle in the same vein as the Corolla AE86 of the 80s. At the time, it was easy to pass it off as pure speculation. Now, the GTChannel says that its sources in the Land of the Rising ...

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    Spy Shots: Hyundai Genesis caught

    As much as we enjoy featuring professional spy photog's material, sometimes the real joy comes courtesy of your average Joe. So when we got tipped off that TheCarBlogger was able to catch a camo-clad Genesis prototype floating around out in the open (location undisclosed), we were more than happy ...


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