31st July 2013
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Nine Road Trip-Ready Vehicles – Rumor Central

Memorial Day weekend means many things to many people, but it universally signals the start of one summer tradition: road trips. Regardless of if you’re heading to see family, escape into the great outdoors, or simply crisscross the country, we’ve rounded up some ideal road trip vehicles for those seeking to hit the road this summer. I want to…go there and back on a single tank. Volkswagen Passat TDI Base Price: $26,225 EPA mileage: 30 mpg city/ 40 highway There ...
23rd July 2013
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In Quest for Brand Immersion, Audi Programs a Virtual Showroom for London

Audi of AmericaA rendering of Audi City, the brand-immersion space that opened near Piccadilly Circus this week. Audi has brought its interlocking four rings to the five-ring circus of the 2012 London Olympics, inaugurating a store near Piccadilly Circus. The space, called Audi City, presents the company’s full line of models in life-size, digital form. Peter Schwarzenbauer, the company’s head of sales, said at the store opening on Monday that the London outpost would be the first ...
17th July 2013
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Gran Turismo 6 Details Revealed, Demo Coming This Summer

The next-generation of simulation racing games is coming. While celebrating the storied marquee’s 15th anniversary at Silverstone, Sony announced that Gran Turismo 6 is coming to PlayStation 3 this holiday season, with the first playable demo coming in July. Sony touts Gran Turismo 6 as bringing new levels of realism and authenticity to the sim racing genre. GT6 boasts an entirely new game and physics engine, the latter of which includes a new aerodynamic model, a ...
17th July 2013
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2012 CES: The Best of the Rest

2012 CES: The Best of the Rest

This year, plenty of automakers pulled their full weight into the Consumer Electronics Show. But there were plenty of little guys out there, too, that made us ask “Why didn’t someone else think of that sooner?” Whether big or small, there were a lot of announcements at the show—some bigger than others, some cooler than others. They were spread over 35 football fields ...
28th June 2013
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2013 North American International Auto Show – Everything You Need to Know

We’re on the showroom floor of the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and will be covering all angles of the show. From vehicle unveils like the highly-anticipated 2014 Chevrolet C7 Corvette to our Reporter’s Notebook, we’ll be providing unsurpassed coverage of everything we come across. From this very spot, you can access all of our show coverage including vehicle ...
28th June 2013
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Hagerty predicts this year’s future classics

Hagerty Insurance, which specializes in covering cars already deemed classics, is out with its annual Hot List predicting this year's ten cars that will be future collectibles. Even though it stays under $100,000, it spans almost $74,000 in MSRPs starting with the $23,700 Ford Focus ST on the affordable end and peaking with the $97,395 SRT Viper. Other notables include the Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 427, what with 2013 being both the 60th anniversary of the brand ...
17th June 2013
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Wide Open Throttle Previews Audi A3 e-tron, Discusses Tesla Visit

Audi is getting its feet wet in the electric-vehicle market by launching the new A3 e-tron. On this week’s Wide Open Throttle, host Jessi Lang checks out Audi’s new EV and speaks with Jeff Curry, Audi’s E-Mobility Marketing and Strategy representative. Curry tells us that 17 A3 e-tron test vehicles are being launched in four select cities to see how they perform in real-world driving conditions. The production version should be ready in two years and ...
17th June 2013
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2012 CES Wrap-Up: The Cloud’s the Limit

Over the past few days, we’ve covered touchscreens, voice commands, head-up displays, applications, smartphone integration, and various other technologies featured at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. But what does much of it come down to? The cloud. Technology in cars is finally at a point where it needs to move as quickly as it does with home computers. As a ...
16th June 2013
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2013 Automobile Of The Year: Let The Testing Begin – Rumor Central

It’s that time again. No, we’re not talking college football, major-league baseball post-season action, or even habitual trips to the cider mill for freshly-pressed juice and sugary treats. It’s time for Automobile’s editors and contributors to break out of the offices, retreat to a secretive spot in western Michigan, sample some of the latest and greatest sheetmetal on the market, and ultimately name one vehicle as the 2013 Automobile Of The Year. Our testing and deliberation runs this ...
10th June 2013
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Wheelies: The Damage Control Edition

Fabrizio Costantini for The New York TimesTesla Model S alpha build, on view at the 2012 Detroit auto show. In which we bring you motoring news from around the Web: • Tesla Motors Chief Executive Elon Musk held a conference call on Tuesday morning to allay concerns that the departures of two executives indicated broader problems within the California-based company. Tesla announced last Friday that Peter Rawlinson, the company’s vice president and chief engineer, left for undisclosed ...