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Chevy Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo concept pays homage to past, future

3:36 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2014
It's ironic that the most futuristic Vision Gran Turismo virtual racer to date also has the deepest historical ties to motorsports....
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Chevy Colorado, in ZR2 gear, is ready to hit the rocky trails

7:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014
Chevrolet's off-road Colorado concept is its boldest effort yet to position the midsize pickup as a versatile truck for active, outdoorsy types. A production version of the Colorado ZR2 would give GM an answer to Ford's F-150 SVT Raptor....
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Scion looks to end product drought with iM hatchback

6:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014
Scion formally unveiled the long-awaited five-door iM Concept hatchback, marking the struggling brand's first new design in three years. The hatchback will arrive in dealerships next year after Scion shows a production version of the car at the New York auto show in April....
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Lexus LF-C2 concept zeros in on younger buyers

4:50 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014
Lexus took another step toward overcoming its midlife crisis with the unveiling Wednesday of the LF-C2 convertible concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It's a “powerful, emotional car” created to appeal to younger customers, said Jeff Bracken, Lexus Division general manager....
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Chrysler 300 refreshed with rotary shifter, updated front fascia

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014
Designers used a light touch to refresh the 2015 Chrysler 300, with a new front fascia and the addition of a rotary shifter as the biggest differences for what will be the 60th anniversary of the original 300 in 1955....
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Mazda zoom zooms into tiny CUVs with CX-3

11:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2014
With the CX-3, which stands 4 inches taller than a Mazda3 compact five-door from road to roof but 7 inches shorter from bumper to bumper, Mazda joins the growing list of automakers offering off-road looks and premium content in a package that was once considered too small for anything but economy cars....
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Audi Prologue concept marks new styling direction

11:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2014
Audi unveiled a prototype of a coupe that signals the future styling direction of the luxury brand under new design chief Marc Lichte. The show car signals exterior and interior styling that will emphasize sportiness, lightweight design and all-wheel drive....
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Shelby GT350 Mustang guns for Europe's performance cars

9:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2014
With the newest Shelby GT350 Mustang, unveiled Monday in the garage of the late Carroll Shelby in Gardena, Calif., Ford aims to lure a new breed of customers who want the kind of performance normally found in Porsches and Ferraris at a bargain price....
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BMW 1-series sedan for the U.S.?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2014
A new BMW 1-series sedan is expected in the U.S. in 2017, based on a front-wheel-drive architecture shared with Mini....
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Infiniti preps Q30 hatch for young buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2014
Infiniti is road-testing its next global model, the compact Q30 hatch, which will hit showrooms in 2016....
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Whither the sports car? BMW exec says it may never recover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2014
BMW and Toyota are co-developing a midsize sports car, a project that recently moved to "concept stage" following the completion of a feasibility study....
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M-B: U.S. to be main market for new sports car

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2014
The United States will be the biggest market for the new Mercedes-AMG GT and is expected to account for 25 percent of the car's worldwide volume....
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Honda shows new fuel cell concept, delays launch

11:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2014
Honda unveiled a sleek new concept of its upcoming hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle but promptly delayed its launch as part of a global quality review in the wake of a series of embarrassing product problems....
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Scion readies iM Concept for L.A. Auto Show

7:15 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2014
Scion, aiming to regain momentum in the U.S., will use the Los Angeles Auto Show to showcase the iM Concept, a hatchback designed with young, adventurous drivers in mind....
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A new Audi range-topper?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014
This screen shot from a teaser video Audi released last week offers a glimpse at a concept car to be unveiled this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show....
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How Renault is cutting costs through more synergies with Nissan

Nov. 10, 2014 06:15 CET
Thierry Bollore has the task of boosting synergies with alliance partner Nissan in his role as chief competitive officer and joint No. 2 at Renault. Bollore spoke about this challenge and other future plans with Automotive News Europe....
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Maybach to make its comeback in L.A.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014
Mercedes-Benz will unveil its Mercedes-Maybach S600 sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show this month....
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Volvo's L.A. surprise

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014
Volvo will unveil the V60 Cross Country, a crossover-styled version of the V60 wagon this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show....
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SEMA today, showrooms tomorrow

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014
Various vehicles loaded with high-performance gear at last week's Specialty Equipment Market Association show will be available soon in U.S. showrooms....
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Nissan touts Pulsar's roominess

Nov. 9, 2014 06:01 CET
Nissan believes the sizeable rear-seat space of its new Pulsar compact hatchback will be the car's biggest selling point. The Pulsar is the same length as its rivals but has much more rear knee room, Nissan says....
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Tuner guru sees hope for really young buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2014
RJ de Vera's auto industry resume is as free-form and hard to read as a graffiti wall in urban L.A....
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JAMES B. TREECE

Art program could help shape auto industry's next creative minds

1:33 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2014
Thursday night, I went to a fundraiser, called #onthefridge, for Art Road. The group's latest art on display was cool, but I was more drawn to some of the earlier years’ artworks, especially those related to cars....
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Mercedes G-Code concept previews Audi Q1 rival, reports say

Nov. 4, 2014 14:20 CET
Mercedes unveiled the G-Code concept at the opening of its new product engineering center in Beijing. Reports say the design could preview the look of a subcompact SUV to rival the upcoming Audi Q1....
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Nissan's Kicks concept is cool, but is it the next-gen Juke?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014
The American enthusiast press was busy speculating last week that Nissan's eye-catching Kicks concept, a compact crossover unveiled at the Sao Paulo auto show, previews the next Juke. But does it really?...
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Mercedes' X6 fighter

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014
Mercedes-Benz's new styling language is evident in the teardrop shape and softer lines of this crossover-derived coupe scheduled to arrive next fall under the name GLE....
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