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    Teased: Latest Mercedes-based Dartz comes with armor plating, available retina scanner
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    The folks at the Russian company Dartz take tuning Mercedes-Benz models to extremes most people would consider impossible. Two of their recent creations include an armored G63 AMG 6x6 in pink camouflage and another one with a portable smoking room. Now, it's giving the GL-Class some attention, ...

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    Report: Datsun's lackluster initial sales fall below Tata Nano
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    When Tata introduced the Nano back in 2008, everyone was amazed at how cheap it was. They called it a game changer, but no game was changed. In fact, it took Tata five years to sell the 250,000 units it had the capacity to build in a single year. As it turns out, even buyers in what economists ...

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    Video: BMW X5 driver repeatedly fails to understand big rig braking distances
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    Nobody should be shocked that a big, heavy vehicle like a semi truck takes a longer distance to stop than the average passenger car; it's just basic physics. However, this BMW X5 driver seemingly has a major problem grasping the concept, and it results in some serious damage to the back of his ...

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    Report: VW announces Russian shutdown, cites floundering market
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    The Russian auto industry is not in a great place right now. A weakened currency, the rouble, is stinging automakers, and in the case of Volkswagen, has prompted a trimming of production. VW lowered production projections at its Kaluga factory from 150,000 units per year to just 120,000. Kaluga, ...

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    Report: France calls off controversial delivery of Russian assault ship
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    A controversial deal that would see France supply Russia with two Mistral-class amphibious assault ships has just suffered a major blow, as the western European country announced it will not deliver the first ship – the Vladivostok, shown above – citing the security threat posed ...

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    Video: Cartoon mascots punish Russian driver in road rage incident
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    We've seen some truly harrowing videos from Russian dashcams, recently. However, none of them rise to the level of weirdness as this latest one. Apparently in Russia, just because you're dressed as a quartet of children's cartoon characters, doesn't make you immune from road rage. The incident ...

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    Read This: There are ways to sneak Tesla Model S into Russia for just 6.5M rubles
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    Tesla Fever has extended far and wide, winning over critics and everyday enthusiasts alike. The company is rapidly expanding its efforts both in its home market and abroad, but for some of its wealthy fans, that move isn't happening quite fast enough. Dmitry Grishin is one such enthusiast. The ...

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    Official: Datsun expands low-cost revival with new Mi-Do in Moscow [w/video]
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    Those who were disappointed when Datsun changed its name to Nissan over three decades ago may have been pleased to see the marque revived last year, even as a budget brand. Nissan's counterpart to its ally Renault's Dacia budget brand, Datsun has been steadily expanding its lineup of low-cost ...

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    Official: BMW reveals new X5 Security Plus in Moscow
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    A major player in the Russian market, BMW is heading to the Moscow Motor Show this month with a slew of local debuts... most of which we've already seen. But among all the new models making the trek from Bavaria to Moscow will be the new X5 Security Plus. In a new-model launch that will surprise ...

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    Video: Motorcyclist cut off, unreal crash caught on dashcam
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    Eastern Europe. Dashcams. They go together like vodka and more vodka. In today's installment, we have what is arguably one of the most remarkable crashes we've ever witnessed. A car, in what may be Belarus, attempts to change lanes right at the unfortunate moment that a motorcyclist – who ...

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    Report: Russia may respond to sanctions by banning car imports
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    The Iron Curtain may be lowering on Russia again, at least when it comes to the country's auto industry. The government there is reportedly considering a ban on imported cars as a response if the West puts more sanctions in place. However, even if the restrictions materialize, domestically built ...

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    Teased: Chevy teases new Niva concept for Moscow debut
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    It's not every day that a new Niva comes along. Lada has, after all, been producing its version since 1977, and through a joint venture between AvtoVaz and General Motors, a Chevy-badged version since 1998. Sure, there's been talk of creating a new one. Bertone even gave it a facelift a few years ...

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    Video: Missile strike lands just ahead of speeding car, disaster ensues
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    Could dashcams act as sort of a magnet for bizarre events? It seems entirely plausible, considering the sheer number of insane things routinely caught on the handy video cameras. This latest one comes from Ukraine, which as you probably know, has been locked in a pretty nasty dispute with Russia ...

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    Report: Russia lays keels for new ballistic missile sub, two new attack subs
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    Russia's belligerence is quite evident on land. The country's military continues to mass along the Ukrainian border, and its efforts in Chechnya have left it battle hardened. Not to be forgotten, though, is the former Red Navy, which has just laid the keels for three new submarines. Construction ...

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    Report: Global automakers to shutter Russian plants?
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    For an automaker to manufacture locally, two elements need to be in effect: for one, the market needs to be large enough to justify it, and for another, importing has to be too expensive to make it worthwhile. Many automakers have found both those elements in place in Russia, but may not for very ...

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    Report: Fukushima radiation still showing up in some Japanese cars
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    In the wake of the 2011 tsunami that caused a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, there was a fear that radioactive cars and trucks could be bound for export. Within days of the tragedy, Nissan was already testing its vehicles' radiation levels (pictured above), and ...

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    Video: Incident between Russian driver and biker escalates rather quickly
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    Based on the compiled evidence, driving in Russia is a perilous, potentially deadly venture that requires complete and total suspension of one's self-preservation instincts. Considering this, you can imagine what it's like riding a motorcycle on the notoriously wild Russian roads. The ...

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    Video: Watch this Russian freeway sinkhole open in real time
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    Seems everybody's got to have a sinkhole nowadays, the sudden collapse of huge chunks of ground swallowing cars and homes in Baltimore, Buckinghamshire, Chicago, Ohio, and seemingly every week, Florida. Oh yeah, and there was that little disturbance recently in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This one ...

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    Report: Vladimir Putin's all-Russian limo revealed
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    It seems like you can't turn on the news this year without seeing the icy stare of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Whether he's opening the Olympics, sending troops to the Ukrainian border or just riding a horse while shirtless, he's seemingly everywhere. But behind the scenes, Putin has a big ...

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    Video: Volvo Trucks makes some pretty strong brakes
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    Often dashcam footage from Russia shows some of the worst driving imaginable, but this is an exception. The Volvo truck driver in this video definitely earned himself a drink or two at the end of the day after making it through this potentially horrific crash. As do the folks at Volvo that ...

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