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Audi promises next A8 on sale by year's end, LED Matrix lamps to be available [w/video]

Audi has just released details about its new Matrix LED headlamps, but just as illuminating as the new lighting technology is confirmation that the next A8 will appear "on the market at the end of 2013." While Audi is calling the model new, expectations – and the spy shots above – suggest more of a traditional mid-cycle refresh. Audi says that its new A8 Matrix lights are comprised of 25 high-beam LEDs, clustered in groups of five paired with reflectors. Unlike traditional automatic high-beam setups, the Matrix array is so precise that it "blanks out light that would shine... Read More

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    Confirmed: Audi promises next A8 on sale by year's end, LED Matrix lamps to be available [w/video]
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    Audi has just released details about its new Matrix LED headlamps, but just as illuminating as the new lighting technology is confirmation that the next A8 will appear "on the market at the end of 2013." While Audi is calling the model new, expectations – and the spy shots above – suggest more of a traditional mid-cycle refresh. Audi says ...

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    Report: Toyota says Auris isn't the next Matrix
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    A replacement for the Toyota Matrix is indeed long overdue, but according to Automotive News, a successor to the Japanese automaker's tall hatchback won't be found in the new 2013 Auris hatchback. Hiroya Fujita, chief engineer of the Matrix and the Japanese-spec Corolla, says that Toyota has no plans to offer the Auris in North America, citing that ...

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    Toyota celebrates 25 years of manufacturing in Canada
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    %Gallery-139968% For those of a certain age, Japanese automakers might still seem like the new kids on the block. Time flies though and while it may be hard to believe for some, it has been a full quarter century since Toyota began building cars in Canada. When construction started in 1986, it was expected that the Cambridge, Ontario plant would churn ...

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    Court rules woman can sue Toyota for pranking her
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    Anyone out there interested in having a crazy stalker? How about if that stalker had personal information such as your home address, email and phone number? Nope, doesn't sound like much fun to us, either. That's exactly what happened to Amber Duick, a woman from California who claims she was duped into signing up for a five-day stalking, courtesy of the ...

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    Report: Report: Despite being big in Canada, Toyota Matrix future unsure
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    Toyota may not invest in a next-generation version of the company's Matrix when the 2013 Corolla arrives. According to Ward's Auto, the hatchback's sales have fallen off of a cliff in the United States. With just 14,592 deliveries south of the border last year, it has fallen from a height of 66,836 units in 2002. But that's just in the typically ...