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    Official: 2015 Acura TLX production gets underway
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    It's been three months since Acura unveiled the supposedly production-ready TLX sedan at the New York Auto Show, but dealers have yet to receive any units to sell. That's because, as we reported back in April, production of the TLX was pushed back. We're glad to report now, however, that ...

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    Report: Maserati ramping up production of Ghibli, Quattroporte
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    While Porsche may be relatively new to the four-door game, Maserati has been building the Quattroporte with few interruptions since 1963. But like its rival from Stuttgart, the Trident marque is rapidly shifting from a sports car company primarily to a manufacturer of high-end family ...

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    Official: Pagani sends 40% of Huayras to North America [w/video]
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    As big as the North American market is, it's hard for a small-scale European automaker to make it over here. The cost of pursuing certification both in Europe and in North America is just too high for a small outfit to absorb. That's why Pagani, for example, never brought the Zonda to North ...

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    Report: Infiniti Q50 2.0-litre engines built in North America are for Euro-only cars
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    Back in March, Infiniti announced that it would be adding a 2.0-litre, turbocharged four-cylinder to its Q50 line for European and Chinese buyers. Now, we know where that engine will be built. Nissan's Decherd, TN facility will receive the USD$319-million investment, which will see a separate, ...

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    Report: Tesla 'Model E' to likely get steel construction, sane price tag
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    Tesla may have made major inroads with its Model S, and it's poised to enter new territory when it finally starts selling its Model X, an iconoclastic gullwing crossover. Neither of those may be as important as the model thereafter, which is expected to be its make-or-break sedan. It won't be ...

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    Official: Volvo fires up S60 and V60 Polestar production
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    We were pretty smitten with the Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar models during our First Drive in Sweden a few months ago. We especially loved the way that its Öhlins adjustable dampers offered a perfect balance between suppleness and sporty handling. Now, the rest of the world will finally be ...

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    Worst car trends we wish would go away
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    Generally speaking, automobiles are at the cutting-edge forefront of the design world and will remain to be so. Over the years, auto design has evolved from the the boxy hard edged lines to the sexy swooping lines we see today. With every passing generation, styling follows the popular trends - ...

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    Official: Ford is building this sweet back-to-basics SUV in Brazil
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    We're use to forbidden fruit teasing us in Europe. Hatchbacks and diesels from Renault, Citroën, Peugeot, Skoda, SEAT and Alfa Romeo have been a regular torment that we've grown accustomed to over the years. This vehicle, though, is one piece of forbidden fruit we aren't entirely sure we ...

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    Official: Tesla launches Model S in UK, says Euro factory could be upcoming [w/video]
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    With the first UK deliveries of the 49,900-pound (about CAD$91,850 at today's rates) Tesla Model S completed, it's time for the company to get back to business. For CEO Elon Musk that means discussing a long-anticipated rumour – a dedicated European production facility to build the ...

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    Rumormill: Toyota to start production of hydrogen vehicles in December
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    Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will be in showrooms sooner than planned, the Japan Times reporting that production will commence in mid-December with the sedan following "by the end of this year." No reason was given for the new timeline; Toyota has been saying all along that we'd see it in ...

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