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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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    Rumormill: WRX Concept styling may transfer to production Impreza, next WRX
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    Remember the original concept that previewed the latest generation Subaru WRX? If not, then just look above for a gallery of photos following its debut at the 2013 New York Auto Show. We loved it, and thus, were sort of disappointed when we first saw the less-aggressive production model. It's ...

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    Report: Next VW CC could get A7-like fastback bodystyle
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    It appears that despite slowing sales, Volkswagen isn't ready to give up on its dapper CC sedan yet. VW of America CEO Michael Horn says that a sleek, new design is being worked on and could be here in about two years. Horn tells Motor Trend that there are two ways for the next CC's design to go ...

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    Official: First production HondaJet nearly completed
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    We may mention Honda around here mostly for its cars, but the Japanese industrial giant makes a whole lot more than that. The company builds motorcycles, ATVs, marine engines, power equipment and – soon enough – jet airplanes. Honda has been working on its first private jet since ...

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    Official: BMW invests in carbon fibre for use beyond i and M models
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    The immense amount of resources BMW has poured into its i brand program hasn't stopped, and recent developments indicate it's likely to pay off for BMW and BMW buyers outside the i brand. The i8 has already sold out its first year run, the i8 racked up 10,000 orders before it even went on sale ...

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    Study: Auto suppliers call GM the worst car company to work with
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    Among automakers with a big North American presence, General Motors is the worst to work for, according to a new survey from Tier 1 automotive suppliers, conducted by Planning Perspectives, Inc. The Detroit-based manufacturer, which has been under fire following the ignition switch recall and ...

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    Video: Wacky video shows Volkswagen putting the man into manufacturing
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    The Volkswagen Golf is one of Europe's preeminent vehicles. It's regularly one of the top sellers, and the latest, seventh generation appears to be one of the best ever. It was even named the 2013 World Car of the Year. So how do you sell a car that everyone knows about with over 30 million ...

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