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Aaron Robinson: 25 Years After the Japanese Onslaught, Germany Is Winning  Apr 24th, 2014 
Memory snapshots from Detroit auto shows of my youth: Datsuns parked on candy-red carpet, begging my dad to buy a Renault Alliance (wisely, he bought another Oldsmobile), a Bitter SC, panhandlers in the stairways at Cobo Hall, steam pluming from the manhole covers in a dark, frigid city that the sun seemed to have forgotten. […] 
 
 
Crewe Chief: Bentley’s Head of Design Finds Inspiration in His Own Garage  Apr 24th, 2014 
Luc Donckerwolke has held a wide range of design positions within the VW-Audi family. He joined Audi in 1992 and was chief designer at Lamborghini by 2003. In 2011, he became boss of the Volkswagen Group’s advanced design and since late 2012 has been chief stylist for Bentley. And his ­personal car collection, including a […] 
 
 
Volvo S60L Plug-In Hybrid Concept Debuts in China, Isn’t Much of a Concept [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 24th, 2014 
Before you dismiss this long-wheelbase Volvo S60L plug-in hybrid concept debuting at the 2014 Beijing auto show, keep in mind that it likely is headed to the States soon. Well, of course, a plug-in hybrid Volvo wouldn’t arrive in the U.S. in China-friendly long-wheelbase guise, but the hybrid technologies showcased in this S60L concept should […] 
 
 
Super ‘Slade: Hennessey Blower Kit for 2015 Cadillac Escalade Adds 137 hp!  Apr 24th, 2014 
Because 420 horsepower, roughly 6000 pounds, and a brick-like body aren’t recipe enough for terrible fuel economy, Hennessey Performance Engineering has unveiled its latest go-faster package, and it’s intended to beef up Cadillac’s already beefy 2015 Escalade with a huge increase in power.  Indeed, Hennessey’s HPE550 gear bumps the Escalade’s 6.2-liter V-8 from 420 horsepower […] 
 
 
Footkhana = Ken Block and His Fiesta Playing Soccer with Fleet-Footed Tricksters  Apr 24th, 2014 
We guess soccer is pretty cool, but it’s missing that last little bit of . . . je ne sais quoi, you know? CARS—that’s it! You know it. We know it. Ken Block knows it. And thus Footkhana was born, thanks to the Gymkhana master lending his drifty touch to the world’s most popular sport with […] 
 
 
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Recall Central: 2013-2014 Jaguar XJ, XF, XK, and 2014 Range Rover Evoque  Apr 24th, 2014 
Jaguar Land Rover issues two recalls scheduled to begin in May. 
 
 
Fisker Karma May Return in 2015  Apr 23rd, 2014 
The EV automaker is making a quick comeback from bankruptcy. 
 
 
Dodge and Motley Crue Team Up for New Promotion  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Dodge and Motley Crue join forces to promote the 2015 Charger and Challenger, along with the band's 'Final Tour.' 
 
 
Toyota Global Sales Surpass VW and GM  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Toyota holds the title for global sales leader, beating out the likes of Volkswagen and GM, but here in the U.S., the company didn't quite reach the top. 
 
 
5 Hottest Debuts of the 2014 Beijing Auto Show  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Yes, the 2014 Beijing show was packed with vehicles we’ll never see here in the States, but there were also quite a few things we’ll see in the very near future, like Lexus’s NX crossover, Mercedes-Benz’s Concept Coupe SUV/future BMW X6–fighter thing, and even the 2015 Volkswagen Touareg bowed in Beijing. But they weren’t nearly […] 
 
 
Baking the Perfect Burnout: 2015 Mustang GT to Pack Standard Factory Line Lock  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Ford is giving its 2015 Mustang GT a modern way of performing one of the muscle car’s oldest tricks: the burnout. Known variously as a burnout, brake torque, power brake, brake stand, and numerous other regional derivatives over the years, the object of the maneuver remains the same: Holding the car still so the rear […] 
 
 
2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive Tested: Limo Room with 911 Moves  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Do you experience length envy when driving your Porsche Panamera? Feeling a little shortchanged when a Mercedes-Benz S-class or BMW 7-series pulls up at a light? Porsche has good news for you. You can now order a stretched Panamera from the factory. Opt for the Executive option on a Panamera Turbo—it’s only available on Turbo […] 
 
 
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Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, 18 GM Vehicles in Top 10 'Most American-Made'  Apr 23rd, 2014 
GM tops 'Made in America' Auto Index for second year in a row 
 
 
Tiny iQ? Borrow a Toyota: Scion to Roll Out Complimentary Rental Program  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Sure Scions are cute, quirky, and in the case of the FR-S, sporty, but nobody inks a deal on a car from Toyota’s youth brand with heavy hauling in mind. So it’s entirely logical that, according to a recent report in Automotive News, the maker is hatching a plan to help owners handle the load […] 
 
 
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24 Hours of LeMons Detroit: The Winners!  Apr 23rd, 2014 
After the traditional car inspections on Friday, Saturday’s race session at Michigan’s Gingerman Raceway became a free-for-all of tense battles and lead changes. When the race resumed on Easter Sunday, the competition for each of the three LeMons classes remained very close. Here’s who won what when the checkered flag finally waved later that afternoon. […] 
 
 
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General Motors Seeks Lawsuit Protection  Apr 23rd, 2014 
General Motors has filed a motion with the U.S. bankruptcy court to gain protection from lawsuits. 
 
 
2014 BMW X5 xDrive50i  Apr 23rd, 2014 
Half a century of family-hauler evolution and three generations of BMW engineering devoted to the X5 sports activity vehicle concept yield this expensive, heavy, thirsty, seven-passenger truck striving to regain its past glory as the sales leader of the premium-priced mid-sized SUV pack. The $88,475 X5 50i tested here showcases gains in electronic convenience and […] 
 
 
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Fields Slated to Replace Mulally as Ford CEO, Report Says  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Mulally is expected to step down by the end of the year. 
 
 
2014 Nissan Sentra SL Road Test  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Much improved from last year, now it's all about the details 
 
 
Mazda Recalls 109,000 Tribute Models  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Mazda has recalled select Tribute SUV models for rusting issues. 
 
 
2015 Ford Mustang Order Guide Leaked  Apr 22nd, 2014 
The order guide for the new 2015 Ford Mustang has been posted online, revealing options, pricing, and more. 
 
 
Toyota Yaris Undergoes Global Redesign  Apr 22nd, 2014 
The Yaris will see some major changes soon. 
 
 
Youngman L3 GT: Engineered by Lotus, “Improved” by Gold Chrome [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 22nd, 2014 
What could go wrong when Chinese automaker Youngman gets its hands on a leftover sedan design from Malaysian Proton, slaps on an appalling body kit, and splashes the whole thing with a gold chrome finish? Don’t forget those “Lotus” badges, either! Oh, Beijing, you’ve nearly outdone yourself here.  This rolling nightmare is what’s known as […] 
 
 
UAW Drops Challenge to Tennessee VW Vote Ahead of Final Hearing  Apr 22nd, 2014 
The United Auto Workers has decided to drop its National Labor Relations Board appeal over Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant workers’ February vote not to unionize. A Detroit News report suggests that the UAW rescinded its appeal because the process could drag on far longer than the 10 months or so that will pass before it […] 
 
 
Audi TT Offroad Concept: Yep, It’s a Four-Door Crossover TT  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Prior to revealing this TT Offroad concept at the Beijing show, the Allroad Shooting Brake concept appeared at January’s Detroit auto show to preview the third-generation TT. So what? Well, Audi is serious about expanding the TT family beyond the coupe and the roadster models, and our sources indicate that the company is seriously considering […] 
 
 
BAIC BJ100 Concept: Better By Literally Any Other Name [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 22nd, 2014 
It’s unfortunate BAIC chose the “BJ100″ moniker for this tough-looking SUV concept, because we’re not so sure it sucks. With its high-tech, airless tweels (tire/wheels), you certainly don’t need to worry about it blowing a tire—and is that a driveshaft we detect? Herewith, we will point out a few additional things we find interesting about […] 
 
 
2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S Tested: You Can’t Fall off a Building this Fast  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Have you ever peeked through the window of a sports car to see what transmission it has? Did you scoff and silently judge the owner for saddling his or her sports car with an automatic? We’ve done that, too. But if you spot a new 911 Turbo on the street, don’t bother peering through the […] 
 
 
Counterpunch: GM Seeks to Block Ignition-Switch Lawsuits with Bankruptcy Shield  Apr 22nd, 2014 
General Motors is invoking a clause from its 2009 bankruptcy that would block most of its customers from suing the automaker over faulty ignition switches. GM said it asked a federal bankruptcy court in New York—the same one which granted GM the right to waive all liability for products built before its $50 billion taxpayer-funded […] 
 
 
Get Yer Yé-Yé’s Out: Peugeot Shows Exalt Concept [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 22nd, 2014 
When the Peugeot Onyx concept arrived at the Paris show two years ago, we called it a “futuristic Gallic hell sled.” Upon seeing the company’s Exalt concept for the Beijing show, we exclaimed, “HONDA ADOPTS KODO: SOUL OF MOTION! RESULT: PEUGEOT EXALT.” While we’re certain some zany, distinctive Franc-ishness lurks in various nooks and crannies […] 
 
 
Braskamp Joins Industry Summit 2014  Apr 22nd, 2014 
The bank's director of national sales and originations will open Industry Summit 2014 with a keynote address on Monday, Sept. 8, at Paris Las Vegas. 
 
 
US Equity Advantage Adds Regional Account Manager  Apr 22nd, 2014 
F&I veteran Karena Raino-Nevratakis has joined the company as regional account manager for the Western United States. 
 
 
DealerMatch, NAMAD Partner on Inventory Trading Network  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Along with visibility into the entire DealerMatch marketplace, NAMAD members can access a private trading network that allows them to buy and sell inventory directly with fellow members. 
 
 
EFG's Entire Field Services Team Now AFIP Certified  Apr 22nd, 2014 
The company’s entire field services team is now 100% AFIP certified. AFIP certification curriculum focuses solely on the federal and state laws that govern in-dealership financial services. 
 
 
F&I Express Adds Portfolio to eContracting Platform  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Portfolio, which offers dealers in-depth quarterly cession reports, is now part of F&I Express’ aftermarket eContracting platform. 
 
 
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Volkswagen Recalls Models With New 1.8-Liter Engines  Apr 22nd, 2014 
A new Volkswagen recall affects over 26,000 cars. 
 
 
GM Recall Leads NHTSA to Close Saturn Ion Probe  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Following GM's recent recalls, the NHTSA will end its probe. 
 
 
Hongqi L5 Tempers Western Decadence, Uprisings, Modernity [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Coverage of any Chinese auto show without mentioning a Hongqi or two just wouldn’t be up to snuff. So without any more decadent ado, here’s the Hongqi L5 sombering up the 2014 Beijing auto show. What’s a Hongqi? It’s a Chinese brand manufactured by FAW that’s been serving the nation’s government officials and dignitaries (Hongqi […] 
 
 
5 Cool Ways Ford Stripped Weight Out of the 2015 F-150’s Chassis  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Ford broke the pickup mold when it introduced its aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150. The move to include that much aluminum on a mass-produced, high-volume vehicle such as the F-150 is unprecedented. Ford expects the new body to help trim up to 700 pounds versus that of the outgoing truck. But while everyone’s talking about the switch […] 
 
 
The JAC SC-9 Concept Is Really . . . Long [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 22nd, 2014 
One way by which humans detect attractiveness in potential mates is based on the symmetry of their face—you lose this ability when you’re drunk, which explains the beer-goggles phenomenon—so that means, in a way, everyone is capable of sifting the well-proportioned from the bad. Which brings us to the colossal SC-9 concept car from JAC […] 
 
 
Lincoln Design Changes: Ex-Cadillac Designer Demoted, New Chief Appointed  Apr 22nd, 2014 
A little more than three years ago, Ford hired away GM designer Max Wolff from Cadillac to head and reshape the styling direction of its luxury division Lincoln. Now Wolff has been demoted to head of exterior design, the very position he held at Cadillac prior to his move, in favor of new chief David Woodhouse […] 
 
 
Nissan Lannia Concept: A Mini-Maxima For China, By China [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Nissan’s pushing its “V-motion” styling theme hard. So hard, in fact, that its Chinese designers, who supposedly exist to cater the brand’s wares to the Chinese market’s unique tastes, have whipped up a concept car with, you guessed it, V-motion styling. In fact, the Lannia concept, which debuted at the 2014 Beijing auto show, looks […] 
 
 
Suck It, Caravan: Buick GL8 is China’s Minivan of Choice [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 22nd, 2014 
While the concept of a Buick-badged minivan hasn’t entered the American psyche since the awful Terraza plagued the brand’s U.S. dealers way back in 2007, the idea is very much alive and well in China. Dubbed the GL8, Buick’s van is—like the other rides in its lineup—hugely popular. The current-generation model seen here has been […] 
 
 
Defend and Expand: Next Land Rover Defender to Spawn Family of Rugged, Attainable Models  Apr 22nd, 2014 
The Land Rover Defender sprang from the same well as the Jeep Wrangler. The original Land Rover was constructed as a postwar stopgap, an agricultural tool whose prototype was cobbled together from leftover Willys Jeep parts by Rover designer Maurice Wilks. And just as Jeep outlived Willys, Land Rover has survived Rover. Since the mid-’90s, […] 
 
 
Screaming Yellow Zonker! Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0 Unveiled [2014 New York Auto Show]  Apr 22nd, 2014 
One of the best things about Scion’s sweet FR-S sports car is that it’s something of a blank canvas for customization. And apparently it’s not just for the SEMA crowd and weekend track stars, but also for Scion engineers and product planners themselves. Case in point: the lightly modified Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0, the […] 
 
 
2014 Buick Regal GS review notes: A youthful, performance Buick will cost you  Apr 22nd, 2014 
EDITOR WES RAYNAL: Spritely lil' bugger, this 2014 Buick Regal GS . It would be the Regal of choice if I was shopping for a Regal. 
 
 
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Hyundai Expands Lineup: 12 New Models in 3 Years  Apr 22nd, 2014 
Hyundai will roll out 12 all-new or redesigned models over the next three years. 
 
 
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2014 Ford Fiesta ST Road Test  Apr 21st, 2014 
A great car? Depends on who you ask 
 
 
2015 Ford Mustang Gets Electronic Line-Lock  Apr 21st, 2014 
Ford will offer electronic line-lock and launch control as standard features on the all-new 2015 Mustang GT. 
 
 
Revised Mini Cooper Paceman Debuts  Apr 21st, 2014 
A few design changes make their way to the Mini Cooper Paceman. 
 
 
Audi TT Offroad Concept Debuts in China  Apr 21st, 2014 
Audi shows off a new model that could kick off a family of vehicles under the TT name. 
 
 
GM Recalls Will Have No 'Measurable Impact' on Sales, Ammann Says  Apr 21st, 2014 
Will GM's sales suffer in light of the ignition switch recall? 
 
 
2015 BMW M4 Coupe Officially Debuts: Worth the Wait [UPDATE: Pricing Announced]  Apr 21st, 2014 
Update 4/18/14: BMW has announced that pricing for the 2015 M4 convertible will start at $73,425. That represents an increase of $8300 compared with the 2015 M4 coupe and $1750 versus the 2013 M3 convertible. Additional pricing information will be available closer to the car’s on-sale date; the M4 convertible will arrive in U.S. dealerships […] 
 
 
Saturn Ion Power-Steering Recall Delayed Despite Four Years of NHTSA Investigations  Apr 21st, 2014 
While nearly one in every 11 owners brought in their 2004–2007 Saturn Ions for power-steering failures, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration never initiated a recall, even after four years of investigations. According to a document released over the weekend by the agency, General Motors received more than 30,500 warranty claims for power steering loss […] 
 
 
VW’s New Mid-Size Coupe Concept: Yes, a Golf-Based “Four-Door Coupe” [2014 Beijing auto show]  Apr 21st, 2014 
How far upmarket can Volkswagen go? Way up there, the brand believes. The New Mid-Size Coupe, launched as a concept at the 2014 Beijing auto show, proves the point. Based on the VW Group’s MQB architecture, it features dramatic proportions and upscale appointments that rival those of the Mercedes-Benz CLA—and make the production Audi A3 […] 
 
 
Name That Shifter, No. 175  Apr 21st, 2014 
It’s Monday, and that means it’s time to present this week’s shifter. You’ll have until mid-day Wednesday to identify the make and model of the vehicle whence this shifter came. The first person to respond correctly in the Backfires section below will win a Save the Manuals button and sticker.* Good luck! (* Offer open […] 
 
 
Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV: Tall, Sleek, and Headed for Production [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 21st, 2014 
Previewed two weeks ago with a slide at Daimler’s shareholder’s meeting, and confirmed two and a half years ago before being confirmed again last fall, the upcoming coupe version of the M-class arrived at the Beijing auto show in the form of the Concept Coupe SUV. Based on the M-class, it will be launched as […] 
 
 
Paul Walker’s Brothers to Stand In for Late Actor in Fast & Furious 7  Apr 21st, 2014 
News broke last month that CGI and body doubles would be used to finish the late Paul Walker’s scenes in Fast & Furious 7, and now we know who the stand-ins will be: Walker’s own brothers, Caleb and Cody. “We have resumed shooting and now welcome Paul’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, into our FAST family,” […] 
 
 
BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept Released, Foretells New 9-series Flagship [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 21st, 2014 
When marketers use “luxury” to describe convenience or most technology, they dilute its definition. To us, and to everyone ushered by black car each night in Manhattan, OnStar operators and blind-spot sensors are not worldly indulgences. So it’s welcome to see BMW revisit the dictionary and plaster the word on a voluptuous, fat-cat sedan that […] 
 
 
A Colorful Centennial Edition GranTurismo for Maserati [2014 New York Auto Show]  Apr 21st, 2014 
Maserati was founded 100 years ago and the Maserati GranTurismo has been on the market through various iterations for well over half a decade. To keep interest fresh, the venerable brand is adding a special edition that’s all about the looks. The GranTurismo MC Centennial edition sports the well-established 4.7-liter V-8 with Ferrari roots, rated […] 
 
 
Doppelgäng-up: Knock-Offs from the 2014 Beijing Auto Show  Apr 21st, 2014 
It’s pretty well established that while some Chinese automakers are creating designs of their own, there still exist plenty of copycat vehicles. Nowhere is that more apparent than at a Chinese auto show, so we’ve gathered a few from this year’s Beijing affair for your viewing pleasure. We picked out a few of our favorites […] 
 
 
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BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept First Look  Apr 21st, 2014 
Here is what we may see from BMW soon... 
 
 
2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec 4Matic Sedan review notes: Mercedes' diesel E-class sedan is a winner   Apr 21st, 2014 
DIGITAL EDITOR ANDREW STOY: If a mid/large German luxury sedan with a 42-mpg highway rating doesn't open your eyes, perhaps the fact that there's no electric motor/hybrid action under the hood will. 
 
 
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Ford Debuts Escort Sedan for China, It’s Brown [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 21st, 2014 
A year after showing the Escort concept at the 2013 Shanghai auto show, Ford has unveiled the production model at this year’s Beijing affair. This China-only sedan has been developed with the market’s unique tastes in mind, most notably its citizens’ insatiable appetite for a gigantic rear seat. The Escort has one of those. Besides […] 
 
 
Ford Everest Concept is One Beefy China-Market Special [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 21st, 2014 
Ford was busy at this year’s Beijing auto show—like, really busy. In addition to debuting the production iteration of the China-only Escort sedan and celebrating the Ford Mustang‘s 50th anniversary—it is the Year of the Horse, after all—the automaker also rolled out this manly Everest SUV concept, which will soon be produced by Ford’s Chinese […] 
 
 
Lexus Details NX Compact Crossover Output, Dimensions, More [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 21st, 2014 
Lexus NX chief engineer Takeaki Kato said, “Luxury is epitomized by small but important details.” And now that Lexus has fully unveiled the NX compact crossover at this year’s Beijing motor show, the brand is providing some more small, but important details on its upcoming cute ute. This comes on the heels of some official […] 
 
 
P-Go-Go? These Chinese/French PGO Sports Cars Are a No-No [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 21st, 2014 
Given the French and Chinese flags flying at its Beijing auto show stand, we’re guessing automaker PGO must be some kind of Franco-Sino mashup from hell. Now, PGO has been around for a little while, but this is the first time we’ve seen its bizarre modern-retro wares in person, and, oh boy, did they disappoint. […] 
 
 
China’s First “Jeep” Looked an Awful Lot Like Our WWII Jeep [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 21st, 2014 
While jostling with what seemed like all of the billion-plus people of China in the tight halls of the 2014 Beijing auto show, we came across this gloriously preserved early jeep. Except this jeep ain’t from Toledo—and it isn’t an uppercase-J Jeep. Instead, it’s from a Chinese company called Changan that claims this is China’s […] 
 
 
Love Plug-Ins, 100% Bare Carbon Fiber, and Mega-Boring Chinese Sedans? Here’s the Chery for You! [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 21st, 2014 
There are plenty of good things about carbon fiber and plug-in hybrid powertrains, but the big one is of course that the two technologies can lower fuel consumption. That said, we can’t think of a bigger waste of carbon fiber or a plug-in electric power train than putting the two together in a Chery Arrizo […] 
 
 
Now Here’s a Pair of Hot Buicks You Should Want [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 21st, 2014 
Buicks are hugely popular in China, so we weren’t surprised to see the automaker’s show stand at the 2014 Beijing auto show was massive—and massively crowded. What we weren’t expecting to see, however, was a pair of crazy-awesome Buick concept cars decked out with racing touches. Never mind that most of the add-on parts on […] 
 
 
CONFIRMED: VW’s Burly-Ass, 395-hp Golf R 400 Concept Will Be Built! [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 21st, 2014 
VW premiered the Golf R 400 Concept at the Beijing auto show, and here’s why it’s awesome: Powered by a 2.0-liter, turbocharged EA888 engine tweaked to produce 395 horsepower, it can reach 62 mph in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 174 mph. Here’s why it’s double awesome: It’s going to be built, the […] 
 
 
New Chinese-Market Chevrolet Cruze Debuts, Previews Next-Gen U.S. Model [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 21st, 2014 
Chevrolet’s second-generation Cruze compact has arrived, having debuted at the 2014 Beijing auto show. But wait! If you’re wondering why the face-lifted 2015 Chevrolet Cruze that debuted at the New York auto show looks so different from this Chevrolet Cruze, don’t fret. This new model arrives first for the Chinese market, yet it also previews […] 
 
 
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OH, JEEBUS, YES: Volkswagen Golf R 400 Packs 395 hp! [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 20th, 2014 
Excited for Volkswagen’s hot 2015 Golf R? Well, take that giddiness and multiply it by, oh, a thousand: allow us to introduce to the Golf R 400 concept. With nearly 400 horsepower, a wider stance than the Golf R, and a 174-mph top speed, the 400 concept doesn’t just drip with appeal—it gushes the stuff. […] 
 
 
Lincoln MKX Concept Debuts in Beijing: A Luxury Contender that Looks the Part  Apr 20th, 2014 
For the first time in its nearly 100-year history, Lincoln is packing its bags and debuting a concept car abroad. The MKX you see here previews the brand’s next-generation mid-size crossover, and it’s being revealed at the 2014 Beijing auto show. The reason for the move is that Lincoln’s hoping to expand its global footprint—although […] 
 
 
A Renegade, a Wrangler, and Two Cherokees Walk Into Beijing—Jeep Takes Four Concepts to China [2014 Beijing Auto Show]  Apr 20th, 2014 
Believe it or not, Jeep’s seemingly unstoppable brand appeal extends even to China, and so with two new models this year, the American SUV-maker is hitting the 2014 Beijing motor show in full force. Headlining the brand’s show efforts this year is a pair of Cherokee concepts and a show car spun off the tiny […] 
 
 
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John Phillips: That’s the Plan for Saab, Alfa, Datsun, and Mitsubishi?  Apr 20th, 2014 
I learn a lot from the trade publication Automotive News. For instance: Saab’s new owner has restarted production of the Saab 9-3 Aero sedan in Trollhättan, Sweden. Sales will be “initially focused” in China and will be “very modest” with an output of 10 cars per week. The car resembles the last 9-3 built two […] 
 
 
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LeMons Detroit Day 1: Speedycop Civic, MetSHO, Tempo DMC-12 Leading Classes  Apr 20th, 2014 
With just 50 devoted teams choosing to spend Easter weekend competing at a hooptie race in Michigan, we figured we’d see one or two cars crushing the competition in each of the three classes, opening up big leads and taking all the suspense out of the proceedings. Instead, we got a day of racing featuring […] 
 
 
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Lincoln MKX Concept First Look  Apr 20th, 2014 
Can Lincoln be revived? 
 
 
First Two Pontiac Firebird Prototypes Dragged from Connecticut Barn  Apr 20th, 2014 
The very first Pontiac Firebirds ever built have been discovered hidden in a Connecticut barn. Richard Rawlings, host of Discovery Channel’s Fast N’ Loud, found the prototypes after asking a client if he had anything interesting to sell. The client didn’t, but he knew where Firebirds No. 1 and 2 were hiding.  The cars were […] 
 
 
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Week in Review: Debuts, Good Deals, and Good Deeds  Apr 19th, 2014 
Check out this recap of all the important news stories this week. 
 
 
Williamson Insurance Represents Companies Offering Accident Forgiveness with Affordable Car Insurance for Trucks, Cars and SUVs in the Raleigh Area Including Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs and Garner  Apr 19th, 2014 
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Williamson Insurance Represents Companies Offering Accident Forgiveness with Affordable Car Insurance for Trucks, Cars and SUVs in the Raleigh Area Including Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs and Garner  Apr 19th, 2014 
Independent insurance agency quotes car insurance with accident forgiveness. 
 
 
LeMons Detroit Inspections: Ford Hordes Set To Battle Fast Volvos  Apr 19th, 2014 
We’re back at Gingerman Raceway in Michigan again, and for once we’re not getting miserably freezing weather by Lake Michigan in April. However, many teams opted to stay home for Easter weekend and/or 4/20, and so we’ve just got the 50 or so most hardcore of our Upper Midwest teams here. Let’s take a look […] 
 
 
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