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The Autoblog Weekender – Click above to find out what you missed

Toyota Hybrid X Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Can a Lexus hybrid actually be an entertaining steer? We flog the GS450h for a week and come back with an answer. Yes.

2012 Hyundai Accent – Click above for high-res image gallery

World Rally Championship promoter North One Sport is working with gaming and GPS companies on a study involving real-time tracking data obtained from WRC stars during actual events. The study exams whether the data can be implemented into a WRC video game that will enable gamers to utilize their virtual racing skills against the real deal. The companies are collecting the tracking data with the goal of creating a very realistic, very accurate gaming experience for the rabid racing gamers among u

For years, European automakers (mostly) have used the color blue to identify their eco-friendly vehicles and initiatives, forgoing the green emphasis on this side of the pond. We have Hyundai's Blue-Will, Mercedes' Bluetec and so on. Heck, back in 2007, advertising agency JWT predicted a lingo shift from green to blue in 2008. Green still rules the environmental word world, but blue is making its presence known.

2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

And the saga continues. According to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Ed Towns (D-N.Y.), documents obtained by the committee under subpoena from Dimitrios Biller – managing counsel in the product liability group of Toyota Motor Sales USA from April 2003 to September 2007 – "indicate Toyota deliberately withheld records that it was legally required to produce in response to discovery orders in litigation."

Pike Research has read some high-tech tea leaves and thinks that, by the end of 2020, 2.8 million light duty fuel cell vehicle (FCV) sales will have occurred. While we can't say if their FCV prediction (summary in PDF) is more accurate than their short term plug-in prognostication, or their medium-term electric two-wheeler forecasting, they certainly seem to have a firm grip on who the players in the hydrogen space are and have interviewed a good number of people to prepare this report. While so

Yamaha Super Tenere – Click above for high-res photo gallery

Hyundai "Lipstick Note" TV spot - Click above to watch video after the jump

Renault Fluence ZE concept - click above for high-res image gallery

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG F1 Safety Car – Click above for high-res image gallery

Classic Design Concepts FireBreather – Click above for high-res image gallery

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

Koenigsegg Agera – Click above for high-res image gallery

Lexus GS450h - Click above for high-res image gallery

Novitec Rosso 848 RACE – Click above for high-res image gallery

2011 Ford Mustang GT – Click above for high-res image gallery

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