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Volkswagen unveils CrossBlue midsize SUV concept for North America

By - January 16, 2013 18 Pictures
Volkswagen has used the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) to premiere an interesting mid-size diesel plug-in hybrid SUV concept designed specifically for the American and Canadian markets – the CrossBlue. The concept's powertrain combines a turbocharged 4-cylinder TDI Clean Diesel engine, two electric motors (40 kW in the front and 85 kW in the rear), a dual-clutch transmission and an almost baffling number of driving modes to deliver a combined city/highway fuel economy of 89 MPGe (2.6 l/100km equivalent) when driven in hybrid mode, or 35 MPG (6.7 l/100km) in diesel-only. Read More
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2014 Infiniti Q50 sedan features drive-by-wire steering

By - January 15, 2013 8 Pictures
Fly-by-wire systems are the sort of thing we associate with aircraft and space shuttles, but they’re now moving into the automotive world. This week at a press conference at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Infiniti unveiled its Q50 luxury sports sedan. Based on the Infiniti Essence concept, this is the first production car to feature drive-by-wire steering instead of conventional mechanical and hydraulic linkages. Read More
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MINI introduces John Cooper Works Paceman

By - December 13, 2012 23 Pictures
After giving the Paceman Concept the production nod early last year, MINI debuted the 2013 Paceman just a few months ago in September. That vehicle will go on sale in the United States next year, but before it does MINI wants to show what's possible when the Paceman beefs up. The John Cooper Works Paceman will make its official world debut at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in January, but MINI decided to pull the covers off a month early for internet gawkers. Read More
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BMW's 3-Series Coupe becomes the 4-Series with production set for 2013

By - December 6, 2012 52 Pictures
BMW's best selling 3-Series has for nearly four decades been the brand's introductory model – the first taste of a BMW for prospective aficionados. As the BMW range has grown, the larger 5-Series and 7-Series have found more sporty, more stylish and more upmarket coupe derivatives in the 6-Series and 8-Series respectively. Now, the pattern is set to continue with the 4-series, to be shown as a concept at the NAIAS (Detroit Motor Show) in January, but one already slated for production within 12 months. Read More
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Maserati previews newly styled and powered Quattroporte sedan

By - November 7, 2012 6 Pictures
Maserati has revealed the first pictures and details of the all-new sixth-generation Quattroporte sedan ahead of a world debut at the 2013 North American International Auto Show. The new Quattroporte maintains those Maserati staples that would be missed if they were to disappear, but does take some definite strides away from the old model in terms of design, as well as offering new engines including a new V8. Read More
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