2016 Lexus IS 200t Is Turbocharged Style - Guys Gab
The new look of Lexus is polarizing, to say the least. Some people love the bold, almost busy look of the new Lexus sedans and crossovers, others are put off by the huge grille work and abundance of body lines. Yet comparatively speaking, the 2016 Lexus IS 200t has more style than many of the brand’s sedans.
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5 days ago
Review: 2016 BMW 750i combines power and elegance in a plush package
Attention on the BMW's flagship 7 Series this year has largely been on the plug-in hybrid iPerformance models – and for good reason. They are as innovative as they are beautiful. Yet the bread-and-butter for the big executive class sedan from BMW is in the gasoline-powered models. We spent a week in the 2016 BMW 750i to assess the many changes and luxuriate in opulence. The desire to summon a driver named Jeeves was palpable.
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7 days ago
MINI John Cooper Works Clubman pumps up engine power, all-wheel drive
Mini has released specifications and information on the new John Cooper Works Clubman model, which combines the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine available in the Mini Cooper and Clubman with JCW goodies plus a unique all-wheel drive system.
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7 days ago
2016 Toyota RAV4 is Well-Rounded and Solid
The RAV4 is the original compact crossover and has remained popular since its introduction over a decade ago. For 2016, Toyota has added a few styling tweaks and a new trim level. The 2016 RAV4 is otherwise the same as the well-loved new-generation for the crossover introduced in 2013.
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11 days ago
Top 10 Used Luxury Car Sales by States Surprises
After analyzing over 15 million used car sales from January to August of this year, we found some surprises in the luxury car sales numbers presented. When expressed as a percentage of overall used car sales in each state, there are some interesting numbers found in some parts of the country.
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13 days ago
Turn Signals Stopped Working
Nothing is more frustrating than a random electrical problem that is keeping you from enjoying a drive. Especially with an older vehicle you're keeping just for those nice Sunday afternoons or occasional "fun commute" days. The trouble is, the longer a vehicle sits (no matter its age) without use, the more likely it is to have corrosion issues and electrical connection problems. One of the more common is failed turn signals and brake lights. Let's assume the brake lights are working, but the turn signals (and emergency flashers) are not.
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13 days ago
2016 Dodge Journey - iSeeCars.com
The 2016 Dodge Journey is a bit of a holdover from a simpler time. Fitting somewhere between the Durango SUV and the now-defunct small SUVs Dodge used to produce, the Journey is half minivan, half crossover with a dash of station wagon. This might sound like a Frankenstein of a vehicle, but it's got a lot going for it.
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20 days ago
2016 Lincoln MKX - iSeeCars.com
The 2016 Lincoln MKX has been totally redesigned from its first-generation predecessor. Based on the popular Ford Edge crossover, the Lincoln MKX adds luxury and Lincoln style to the package. A new exterior, a larger footprint, and a roomier interior are highlights for the new model. Yet the focus on sportiness and luxury is not lost and is, in fact, enhanced for this new year.
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20 days ago
2016 Mazda Mazda3 - iSeeCars.com
The 2016 model year brings slight changes to the Mazda 3, most of which are fine tuning its market position rather than making real changes to this stellar little car. Available in either sedan or hatchback ("wagon") form, the Mazda3 is a truly great compact.
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20 days ago
BMW saves first plug-in hybrid compact luxury SUV for China
Continuing the trend of tailoring vehicles for the Chinese market, BMW has unveiled what it touts as the first plug-in hybrid in the compact luxury SUV segment at the Chengdu Motor Show. Destined for Chinese showrooms only, the X1 xDrive25Le iPerformance features a gasoline engine up front and electric motors at the rear, working in tandem or individually to propel the vehicle.
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22 days ago
2016 Jeep Renegade - Making Up for Past Mistakes
Previous Jeep attempts at creating a car-like sport utility (crossover) have been hit-and-miss. Mostly miss. Now, with the ruggedly fun little Renegade, they’ve finally hit the mark. This is unmistakably a Jeep, but the fun factor and practicality as a CUV are all there too.
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4 weeks ago
2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e - a Lesson in Plug-in SUVs Done Right
Sport utility vehicles have often been the personification of fuel-chugging excess. That’s been changing as the American family turns more and more to crossovers and SUVs as their vehicle of choice and manufacturers respond with more efficient options in those categories. Enter the BMW X5 xDrive40e, a plug-in hybrid with up to 56 mpge in one of the most beautiful luxury SUV packages you can drive.
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4 weeks ago
Finding a Coolant Leak
Coolant leaks can be obvious or they can be a headache to locate. When coolant is leaking from the radiator or a split hose, it's likely easy to note where it's coming from and make a fix. When it's dribbling from some random point in the engine compartment or only occasionally steaming from an unspecified location to condense and drip from the hood.. not so much. Here are a few pointers to help find a coolant leak that's doing a good job of hiding itself.
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4 weeks ago
Citroen unveils CXperience Concept ahead of Paris Motor Show
The Paris Motor Show opens its doors in about a month and in the lead up we can expect to see previews of some tantalizing concept cars and new models. One of the first to surface is Citroën's forward-looking CXperience Concept.
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4 weeks ago
The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune Is A Four-Wheeled Beach Party - Guys Gab
The New Beetle from Volkswagen is part modern fun, part nostalgia, and all kinds of cool. When the modern Bug was introduced about two decades ago, it firmly fell into the “women love this thing” category. It wasn’t until 2011 that the VW Beetle took on a more muscular, robust appearance. That great look has been further enhanced with the Dune model, released this year. We got a week in this special edition and spent a week in the powerful R-Line earlier this spring as well. Apples and Oranges there.
Read more at http://www.guysgab.com/the-2016-volkswagen-beetle-dune-is-a-four-wheeled-beach-party/#OH0AmEWtX3uIvsXc.99
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5 weeks ago
Nissan Adventure Drive : 2017 First Drive of Armada, Pathfinder & Titan
Nissan recently invited us to take an adventure drive featuring their new releases for 2017, which the company is calling “The Year of the Truck.” For two days in beautiful Carmel, California and surrounds, we drove the 2017 Armada, 2017 Titan XD (gasoline), and the 2017 Pathfinder. Because Nissan asked us to keep our opinions to ourselves for a while, we’ve had to resist the urge to share with you, until now.
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5 weeks ago
Adoption of Tesla's electric truck will be driven by regulation
It’s expected that the commercial trucking industry will begin to transform in the same way that the passenger automotive industry has. Fuel efficiency has become a new priority and electrification is now the go-to plan for achieving higher MPGs in heavy trucking. In much the same way that regulations pushed trucking towards lower pollution at the expense of efficiency in the 1970s, today’s trucking paradigm is seeing a push for more efficiency. At what expense?
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5 weeks ago
First drive: 2017 Nissan Titan XD gasoline – faster, lighter, but less torque
Nissan just released the Titan XD in its gasoline format to the public and we got a chance to go hands-on with this huge pickup truck. After driving it both on and off the road, we found that it has qualities its diesel stablemate is missing.
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6 weeks ago
2016 Range Rover Sport : Review
The Range Rover Sport is a big sport utility vehicle that has almost everything to offer, no matter the buyer’s taste. It’s a luxury SUV that competes at a level of elegance that fits in the upper echelon of the market. It’s also very capable as a daily driver with plenty of comfort, convenience, and ergonomics in both appointments and driver convenience options. Finally, it’s not only fun and maneuverable around town (whether in everyday or sport driving), but it’s also a powerful off-road machine whose chops in the dirt and mud are unassailable.
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6 weeks ago
2016 Infiniti Q50 - iSeeCars.com
The 2016 Infiniti Q50 has been refreshed for the new model year, adding three new engines, better chassis tuning, and more. The Q50 is a five-passenger midsize luxury sedan available in six trim levels, each denoting the engine choice. New this year is a turbocharged four-cylinder option, an updated V6, and a Red Sport 400 model made specifically for sports driving enthusiasts.
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7 weeks ago
2016 BMW 7 Series - iSeeCars.com
It's hard to argue with the ageless elegance of the BMW 7 Series. Executive sedans are the pinnacle of big car design before entering into the exclusive, hand-made world of ultra-lux special order saloons. For decades, BMW has been one of the top options in the executive luxury sedan arena. With the newly-redesigned 7 Series, they still are.
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7 weeks ago
2016 Infiniti Qx50 - iSeeCars.com
The QX50 is a five-seat premium-level compact crossover with seating for five. There is one trim level and several package options for the CUV. Most of the updates are centered on the longer wheelbase of the QX50, which gains more than four inches in stretch. Other updates are relatively minor, including now-standard LED daytime running lights, a sunroof, and heated front seating.
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7 weeks ago
First drive: 2017 Nissan Pathfinder brings on the brawn
We recently went to California to check out the 2017 Pathfinder, and gave it a quick spin. The real surprise, though, was in the new design for this SUV turned crossover and who wanted those changes. In Nissan's "Year of the Truck" campaign, its most recognizable CUV plays a surprising part.
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7 weeks ago
Nissan electrifies Rio roads with BladeGlider prototype
Three years after the original concept was shown in Tokyo, Nissan has unveiled a working prototype of its wedge-shaped Bladeglider concept in Brazil. The BladeGlider is an electric-powered three-seater which, though Nissan doesn't admit it, is an almost direct result of the company's collaboration on the DeltaWing race car in 2013. The legal battles that followed the first unveiling of the BladeGlider and the company's plans to produce it appeared to put the idea on hold. Until now.
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7 weeks ago
First-drive: 2017 Nissan Armada makes a big impression
Our first drive of the 2017 Armada took place out in the produce belt of California, where amidst the smoke of wildfires and the scenic beauty of farm fields, we put this three-row SUV through its paces on and off the road.
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8 weeks ago
Solving the Tesla Semi truck conundrum: here's what it might take
With the release of Tesla’s updated vision for the future, CEO Elon Musk included plenty of information that was both intriguing and light on details. From that, we will try to make a guess as to what Tesla’s plans are in reference to trucks and shed light on the many obstacles that the company will need to overcome before making its plans a reality.
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8 weeks ago
2017 Kia Sportage Offers Pizzazz in An Upscale Package
Fully redesigned for 2017, the Sportage offers great style, lots of interior space, and sporty handling. What it lacks in fuel economy it makes up for in pizzazz.
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8 weeks ago
Automotive Electricity Basics - a Rundown
One area that many do-it-yourself mechanics are often weak in is with electrical issues. A basic understanding of electricity and electrical systems, as they apply to automotive, is an important first step towards learning to diagnose and fix electric problems in a car.
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8 weeks ago
Automotive Aluminum Recycling Rate Over 90%, says study
According to a study from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling, shows that from "grave to gate" the automotive industry recycles about 90 percent of its aluminum.
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8 weeks ago
2016 Chevrolet Camaro : Review
With a new design for 2016, the Chevrolet Camaro is a hot-looking chunk of Detroit metal. A lot has changed in the world of American muscle, but a few things remain constants. Performance is one of those things. While today’s muscle cars might not always have the massive amount of engine displacement their predecessors did, they definitely have the power and finesse to outrun most of those old-generation machines. The 2016 Camaro is a beautiful mixture of nostalgia and modern power.
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9 weeks ago
Consumer Reports Tells Tesla To Ditch "Autopilot" Name
Consumer Reports is calling on Tesla Motors to disable the automatic steering function in Model S and X vehicles until they can confirm that the system notes whether the driver's hands are on the wheel. They also have asked the company to stop using the "Autopilot" name until the function is truly autonomous and safe.
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9 weeks ago
Review: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible is hot summer fun
Just about everything during the summer is better topless. That includes the redesigned Camaro with its convertible option. Add in the surprisingly potent mid-range engine and transmission choice and this car is good times on four wheels.
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9 weeks ago
2017 Hyundai Elantra is classy and naturally fuel efficient
The Elantra was completely redesigned for 2017 and it really improved. This new-generation Elantra isn’t as eye-grabbing to look at, but it’s got a lot more of what buyers in the compact segment really want. It’s a more grown-up, contemporary, and well-rounded sedan than it was before.
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9 weeks ago
The very real challenge of a Tesla Pickup Truck
Call it the Tesla Truck, the Tesla Pickup Truck, or the Tesla-150, but CEO Elon Musk has made it clear as revealed in the company’s Master Plan, Part Deux that the electric carmaker plans to make a pickup and heavy-duty truck. In fact, he couldn’t be clearer: he stated in the past that plans call for something to compete with the best-selling light-duty vehicle on American roads: the Ford F-150. This precludes the idea of a small or mid-sized Tesla truck and says that Musk seems to be clearly aiming for a full-sized offering.
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10 weeks ago
Review: The smoother, sleeker 2016 Infiniti QX60 luxury crossover
The 2016 QX60 lived in our driveway for a week and proved itself to be a solid set of wheels, but there are some drawbacks as well. Here's a look at the good and the bad of this long-lived luxury crossover.
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10 weeks ago
Ford explores making plastics from tequila waste
Ford has teamed with tequila producer Jose Cuervo to create car parts out of bioplastics made from the byproduct of tequila making. Researchers are testing the durability and heat resistance of the resulting plastics as a sustainable way to make car parts.
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10 weeks ago
Mitsubishi's dual-screen experience provides a virtual test drive
Mitsubishi has launched Mirage G4 Night Drive, a dual-screen interactive test drive for its new 2017 Mirage G4. The experience meshes a smartphone and a desktop or notebook computer to highlight the car's features in a virtual test drive you can do from home.
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10 weeks ago
Green Car Congress: BMW introduces its trio of 7 Series plug-in hybrids
BMW has introduced its three 7 Series plug-in hybrid luxury sedans: the 740e iPerformance, 740Le iPerformance, and the 740Le xDrive iPerformance. (Earlier post.) The trio source their power from a latest-generation four-cylinder gasoline engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and an electric motor. Together, they deliver a system output of 240 kW/326 hp.
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10 weeks ago
Green Car Congress: Consumer Reports calls on Tesla to disable and update auto steering function, remove “Autopilot” name
Consumer Reports is calling on Tesla to disable the automatic steering function in the Autopilot driving-assist system available in its Model S vehicles until the company updates the function to confirm that the driver’s hands remain on the steering wheel at all times
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10 weeks ago
Review: The Baja Bug-inspired 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune
After a lot of teasing, Volkswagen has finally rolled the Beetle Dune into showrooms. We spent a week with one the vehicles that harkens back to the Baja Bugs of the 1960s and 1970s, and although this modern rendition isn't built to tackle the open desert, sand dunes and beaches like the vehicles that inspired it, we found the Beetle Dune to hold a lot of appeal nonetheless.
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10 weeks ago
1965 Dodge Dart GT gets RimBlades for a parade finish
Adding something that gives a classic motor car a bit more bling without tarnishing its original styling makes for a special day, as Gizmag's Aaron Turpen recently found out. After outfitting a a 1965 Dodge Dart GT with new wheels, he added RimBlades to them and showed everything off in a local parade.
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11 weeks ago
Consumer Reports Calls Tesla's AutoPilot 'Misleading and Potentially Dangerous' » AutoGuide.com News
Consumer Reports (CR) has sent a message to Tesla, requesting four different actions be taken to make its semi-autonomous AutoPilot system safer. This is in the wake of a string of crashes, one of which was fatal, that all took place while AutoPilot was active. These crashes have also spurred the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to begin an investigation into AutoPilot.
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11 weeks ago
Hyundai and USDOE Extend Fuel Cell Partnership in DC
In brief:The U.S. Department of Energy has extended its fuel cell vehicle confirmation program with Hyundai into a second phase, which will run through 2017.
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11 weeks ago
2016 Infiniti QX80 : Review
In automotive market time, the 2016 Infiniti QX80 is an old design, but it’s one that wears its age very well. A few updates were made for this new model year, including some exterior changes. A few small tweaks to the interior also update this new QX. Outside of small details, in essence, the 2016 QX80 is as it’s always been; Big, bold, and muscular. The QX80 is still a top contender in the luxury sport utility market and competes well against others in its price range, such as the Lexus LX, Mercedes-Benz GL, and the Land Rover LWB.
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11 weeks ago
Green Car Congress: Hyundai and US DOE extend fuel cell vehicle loan partnership in concert with new DC-based hydrogen fueling station
Hyundai and the US Department of Energy (DOE) are extending their fuel cell vehicle confirmation program, originally from 2013 through 2015, to a second phase, from 2016 through 2017.
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11 weeks ago
Green Car Congress: Start-up developing electric 2-seat VTOL aircraft
Lilium Aviation, a German startup initially funded by the European Union and supported by the European Space Agency and its Business Incubation Centre Bavaria, is developing a 2-seat, electric VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) aircraft, with planned rollout in January 2018.
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11 weeks ago
Green Car Congress: Opinion: Feet where our heads should be: Are we going about EVs the wrong way round?
Are we looking at vehicle electrification upside down? Why are we focusing on electrifying smaller vehicles like cars and delivery trucks when electrifying really big trucks makes the most economic sense?
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11 weeks ago
Review: 2016 Lexus GX 460 blends Land Cruiser capability with Lexus luxury
The luxury sport utility market is small, and the exclusive club of offroad-ready vehicles in it consists of only a handful of models. Of those, Lexus offers three strong contenders, including the well-established GX 460. After a week in this SUV, we learned the good and the bad.
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11 weeks ago
2016 Chevrolet Camaro - iSeeCars.com
The long-lived and much-loved Chevrolet Camaro has been redesigned for the 2016 model year, and to good effect. The new 2016 Camaro is more muscular in appearance, handles better on the road, has a segment-topping interior, and is (gasp) very fuel efficient.
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11 weeks ago
2016 Lexus RX 350 - iSeeCars.com
The 2016 Lexus RX 350 has been completely redesigned from its previous renditions. The new design is polarizing, to say the least, but takes a bold step into the radical that marks the Lexus brand apart from its parent, Toyota. The new RX also gains some girth and length, which translates to more interior space for passengers.
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11 weeks ago
2016 Chevrolet Cruze - iSeeCars.com
The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze is an all-new offering for this model year. Completely revamped, the Cruze is now much sexier and far more sophisticated than its previous generations have ever been. High points to the new design are a compelling exterior, a smart and roomy interior, and a decidedly top-notch value proposition. We drove the 2016 Cruze both at a Chevrolet-hosted event earlier this year, in which several trim levels were sampled, and as a week-long loan from the manufacturer. In all, more than 500 miles were put on the car and we enjoyed every one of them.
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11 weeks ago
2016 Toyota Highlander - iSeeCars.com
The 2016 Toyota Highlander is a benchmark for the midsize three-row crossover segment. Its contemporary exterior look and highly ergonomic, family-friendly interior set the tone for the segment as a whole. Although there are strong contenders in this market, the 2016 Highlander remains a top pick thanks to its excellent qualities and its segment-best hybrid option. Not much has changed for the 2016 model year, with the excellent 2014 year redesign and 2015 updates carrying forward. A highlighted update this year is the standard towing package for all V6 models.
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11 weeks ago
2016 Infiniti Qx60 - iSeeCars.com
The 2016 Infiniti QX60 is a three-row, seven-seat luxury crossover that has been updated this year with a few exterior changes, some sound dampening inside, updated chassis changes, and a new Personal Assistant service from Infiniti. All of which add up to a better crossover that continues to compete well in the luxury segment.
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11 weeks ago
Green Car Congress: BMW Group and Sixt SE extend DriveNow car sharing program to Brussels; 20% of DriveNow fleet electric
Car-sharing service DriveNow is extending its service to Brussels—the tenth European city where the premium car sharing joint venture from BMW Group and Sixt SE will operate. Car sharing without a branch office has been allowed in Brussels since June and the service will offer a range of BMW and MINI models on the proven free-floating car sharing concept.
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12 weeks ago
Shell Eco-marathon winner sets new record
Having previewed the competing teams and tried out one of the cars ourselves in the run-up to the event, we're now able to reveal the results of the 2016 Shell Eco-marathon Europe, which was held in London over the weekend. The overall winning team was French team Microjoule-La Joliverie.
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12 weeks ago
Kyburz eRod is Swiss for all-electric fun
Kyburz is a Swiss company specializing in electric vehicles for delivery and industrial businesses. Founded in 1991, it started life manufacturing mobility vehicles for the elderly before branching out into delivery vehicles in 2002. The eRod, launched at the Geneva Motor Show, is Kyburz's first foray into the world of sports cars, with three models designed to give drivers access to driving thrills unburdened by a roof, doors and luxury equipment.
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12 weeks ago
AC Performance Testing
The most basic of air conditioning system tests is the AC performance test. This is fairly easy to do and anyone can conduct this test, with or without certification, in most areas. It does not require breaching the AC system or any complex tools beyond a thermometer.
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12 weeks ago
Air Conditioning 101 - The Basics of AC Systems
For most automotive do-it-yourselfers, there are three things on their vehicle that they find daunting to deal with: transmissions, electrical, and air conditioning. The AC (or A/C) system is simple, but highly technical. In most areas of the country, those working on these systems require special certification and tools and fines for working on one without that certification are steep.
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12 weeks ago
2016 Nissan Sentra minorly improves on a majorly good car
For the new model year, Nissan saw fit to give the 2016 Sentra a few upgradse to go with its already impressive credentials. We’d name its back seat as easily “best in class” for roominess and adult friendliness and now that’s accompanied by refreshed exterior styling, a much better infotainment screen, and a host of new safety technologies and unusually good driver-assistance technologies not often seen in the compact car segment. This is a much more compelling Sentra.
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12 weeks ago
2016 Mazda 3 5-Door is All That and a Bag of Chips
The 2016 Mazda Mazda3 5-Door has two engine options and all of the usefulness of a small station wagon without the square-backed look of a hatchback or the fuddy-duddy appearance of a wagon. This sporty little sedan is a great looker and a strong contender in the compact market. A Wards Best Interior and top-notch safety ratings also highlight this excellent car.
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june 2016
Green Car Congress: Proterra offers single-blade overhead fast-charging technology to transit industry on royalty-free basis
In a move intended to accelerate wider adoption of EV technology and development of the supporting infrastructure, electric bus manufacturer Proterra will open its overhead on-route fast-charging technology to the transit industry on a royalty-free basis.
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june 2016
2016 Chevrolet Cruze: Good things come in compact packages
As a follow-on to our quick in-and-out day-long experience with the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze in Nashville, Tennessee in April, we recently spent a week with the vehicle in its Premier trim level. We loved the car when we drove it in Nashville and found the extra time didn't tarnish our original impressions of it.
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june 2016
Nissan Developing EVs Powered by Ethanol-fueled cells
In brief: Nissan has announced that it's researching and developing a Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell system powered by bio-ehtanol. Called the e-Bio Fuel Cell system, this stack and on-board reformer would function very much like a hydrogen fuel cell system, but utilize ehtanol (and potentially other sources) as the hydrogen source to eliminate dangerous hydrogen fueling.
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june 2016
Iveco Launches Stralis XP Long-haul Fuel-saving Truck
In brief: European company Iveco has launched a new long-haul, heavy-duty truck called the Stralis XP that builds on its award-winning 2012 Hi-Way design for improved fuel efficiency.
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june 2016
2016 MINI Cooper Clubman : Review
The 2016 Mini Cooper Clubman is a new version of this practical Mini. The new design steps away from the Cooper roots for the Clubman, becoming more than just a stretched out Mini. It’s now a much larger four-door, utilizing the underpinnings of the BMW X1 compact crossover. Everyone except the strictest of Mini purists will like what has been done to this new Clubman.
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june 2016
Green Car Congress: Sweden inaugurates its first electric road
Sweden inaugurated a test stretch of electric road on the E16 in Sandviken, thus becoming one of the first countries to conduct tests with electric power for heavy transports on public roads.
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june 2016
Review: 2016 Range Rover Sport Diesel offers rugged style
Through its history, Land Rover has retained a well-deserved reputation for offroad ruggedness and capability. In more modern times, however, these vehicles – especially the Range Rover models – have stepped away from their military builds and entered the sophisticated realm of modern luxury without losing the root expertise and capability Land Rover is known for. With the 2016 Range Rover Sport, a new diesel powerplant makes for a get-anywhere machine worthy of royalty.
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june 2016
Review: 2016 Nissan Altima SR - Guys Gab
The midsize sedan market is a hotbed of excellence, with the latest-generation of offerings having only been introduced in the last two or three years. So the 2016 Nissan Altima, being three years old, may be seen as “old” by that measure. Nissan gave the car a new refresh, however, and it’s a good one, keeping the car on par with the segment.
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june 2016
Installing RimBlades on a 1965 Dodge Dart Convertible - CarNewsCafe.com
Sometimes, serendipity has a way of bringing things together without a lot of fuss. A friend representing RimBlades Ltd, an English company that makes wheel edge guards for cars, contacted me to ask if I’d be interested in reviewing their product. The trouble is, I don’t own a vehicle that’s worth putting these on and taking photos of. But another friend of mine does and he’d just ordered new wheels for his ride. The timing was perfect.
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june 2016
Green Car Congress: Acura running 4-motor NSX-inspired EV concept up Pikes Peak; 4-wheel independent torque vectoring
Acura will run an all-electric, NSX-inspired EV Concept in the Electric Modified Class at the 2016 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The Acura EV Concept features a further evolution of the experimental, all-electric, 4-motor Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) powertrain that won last year’s Pikes Peak Challenge Exhibition class. Acura will field two production NSX supercars in the event as well.
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june 2016
Green Car Congress: Iveco launches the New Stralis XP long-haul truck; fuel savings up to 11%
Iveco has introduced the New Stralis XP long-haul truck, featuring fuel savings of up to 11% and a reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO) of up to 5.6% in long-distance transport operations.
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june 2016
BMW looks forward to Mini's next 100 years
In an elaborate celebration for its 100th Anniversary, the BMW Group has presented three vehicles as a technology showcase, designed to look forward at the next century of motoring. The showcase features the BMW Vision 100, Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100, and now, the Mini Vision Next 100.
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june 2016
Green Car Congress: BYD announces its first 16 electric buses sold in France; RATP trial; expanding capacity in China
At the Transport Publics event this last week in Paris, BYD announced orders for 16 of its all new battery-electric buses and coaches to French operators. BYD also announced a six-month trial with Paris operator RATP and unveiled its 12 meter single deck bus—displayed for the first time in France. BYD is the world’s largest manufacturer of battery-electric buses, having produced 10,000 units so far.
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june 2016
Green Car Congress: Mercedes-Benz’ GLC F-CELL fuel-cell plug-in hybrid SUV coming in 2017
Daimler will introduce a series-production fuel-cell plug-in hybrid—the Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL—in 2017. (Earlier post.)

The GLC F-CELL features a ~9 kWh lithium-ion battery pack combined with a new fuel cell stack developed in Vancouver, Canada together with partner Ford in the Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation (AFCC) joint venture. The combination of fuel cell and battery system—along with a further developed intelligent operating strategy—will offer a combined range of around 500 km (311 miles) in the NEDC.
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june 2016
Green Car Congress: Mercedes-Benz expands plug-in hybrid rollout with 2 models this year; new battery tech in S 500 e in 2017
Later this year, Mercedes-Benz will add the seventh and eighth plug-in hybrids to its line up. (Earlier post.) The new GLC Coupé 350 e 4MATIC and the E 350 e will join the S 500 e; C 350 e (Sedan, Wagon and long version for China); the GLE 500 e 4MATIC; and the GLC 350 e 4MATIC. The hybrid (plug-in and conventional) portfolio from Mercedes-Benz currently comprises 13 models.
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june 2016
Green Car Congress: Daimler developing new dedicated architecture for battery-electric vehicles; debut at Paris Motor Show in September; 500 km
Daimler is developing a dedicated, multi-model electric vehicle architecture for battery-powered vehicles. (Earlier post.) The global debut will take place at the Paris Motor Show this fall, and the first model is to be launched onto the market before the end of the decade.
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june 2016
Green Car Congress: Honda launches 2017 Accord Hybrid; 2nd generation two-motor hybrid powertrain
Honda has launched the 2017 Accord Hybrid (earlier post) at its dealers in the US. Featuring an advanced second-generation two-motor hybrid powertrain, the 2017 Accord Hybrid midsize sedan delivers peak total system output of 212 hp, best-in-class EPA fuel economy ratings of 49/47/48 mpg US (4.8/5.0/4.9 l/100 km) (city/highway/combined), and a starting MSRP of $29,605.
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june 2016
Green Car Congress: INEES report shows intelligent integration of EVs reduces power fluctuations, but not currently economically viable
Partners Volkswagen AG, Lichtblick SE, SMA Solar Technology AG and the Fraunhofer Institute Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES) have submitted the final report from theINEES research project (Intelligent integration of electric vehicles into the power grid for the provision of system services).
evmeme 
june 2016
Game-changing rotary engine muscles a go-kart
Imagine an engine that's 30 percent smaller than a traditional piston design of like output, and that runs smoothly, with less noise and vibration. Plus, it burns several types of fuel. That's the LiquidPiston X rotary engine, which was recently demonstrated powering a go-kart.
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june 2016
Green Car Congress: €100M H2ME 2 launches: 2nd pan-European deployment of H2 refueling infrastructure and fuel cell vehicles
A second pan-European deployment of hydrogen refueling infrastructure, and passenger and commercial fuel cell electric vehicles has now launched. The six-year H2ME 2 project brings together 37 partners from across Europe.
evmeme 
june 2016
2017 Hyundai Elantra - iSeeCars.com
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra has been completely redesigned for this model year. This next-generation vehicle is not as thick with "wow factor" as was its predecessor, but has become a more contemporary, even grown-up compact sedan in its evolution. A smart engine powers the new Elantra and a little bit of added size - roughly an inch in length and width - give it more space inside.
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june 2016
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