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Opel unveils lighter, more efficient Astra

By - June 2, 2015 17 Pictures

Introduced in 1991, the Opel Astra has been around for 10 generations, but its competition has never been stronger. From the solid Volkswagen Golf to Ford’s recently restyled Focus, the market for hatchback buyers is stacked with quality offerings. It’s not surprising, then, that Opel has thrown everything at the latest version of its hatchback, which is lighter and more efficient than the car it replaces.

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Audi's R8 e-tron electric sports car now drives itself

By - May 30, 2015 16 Pictures

Revealed at this year's Geneva Motor Show, the Audi R8 e-tron is already a technological tour de force. Its combination of battery-powered range and speed is equalled only by the Tesla Model S. At the inaugural CES Asia show, Audi made the R8 e-tron even more high-tech, rolling its autonomous driving suite into the electric coupe. The R8 e-tron piloted driving concept can unleash 456-hp worth of performance on the street ... without a driver stepping on the pedal.

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A look back at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

By - May 29, 2015 407 Pictures

The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este and the accompanying Villa Erba auction put on yet another spectacular show at the weekend, with 11 cars selling for more than a million dollars, 34 of the 39 lots on offer sold, and an average sale price of $880,000 per car. While the auction was spectacular, the three day show across the adjacent villas was beyond spectacular in every respect, with the finest of Europe's vast automotive heritage on display.

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Lamborghini is officially developing an SUV

By - May 28, 2015 8 Pictures

Back at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, Lamborghini gave the world a look at what a modern Raging Bull-badged sport utility vehicle might look like. Not a bad-ass, ultra-rugged Rambo Lambo redux, but a car-like crossover for the new, eco-conscious millennium. They called it Urus. In the three years since, there's been plenty of "will they, won't they" in the auto media, and each passing month has seemingly increased the chances that they would not. Well, Lamborghini has now put any doubt to bed, announcing this week that it is moving ahead with production of a luxury SUV.

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