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As a testament to the company’s ambitions, Tesla’s Model S has been available in Japan since early September. This new market availability follows the introduction in June of the Model S in right-hand drive configuration to the UK market. Japan, like the UK, requires drivers to be on the right side of the cockpit, as […]

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Jaguar’s entry back into the tough U.S. compact luxury arena will include a four-cylinder diesel engine when it goes on sale in 2016 as a 2017 model. Tomorrow the automaker will be featuring the pre-production sedan in Paris, and wants to have in place all-wheel-drive and the diesel – with six-speed auto only – before […]

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The all-wheel-drive Q80 Inspiration concept signals what to expect from Infiniti in a production version maybe as soon as 2016, and one aspect of the large flagship being shown in Paris is its hybrid powertrain. Infiniti has already shown its performance hybrid powertrains – first in 2011 with the M35h, now in the Q50 – […]

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A name you may have heard before, EV company GreenTech Automotive has raised $47 million in a recent equity round. According to a filing with the U.S. Securities and exchanges Commissions, 94 investors contributed to the $47 million; the company was originally aiming for $60 million. GreenTech Automotive (GTA) describes itself as a U.S. automotive […]

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With the need to downsize engines, reduce weight and reduce fuel consumption, turbocharging has become a technology many manufacturers are turning to. Honeywell Turbo Technologies (HTT), one of the leading global developers of automotive turbochargers, released its Global Turbo Forecast that estimates the industry will generate $12 billion in revenue by equipping 49 million vehicles […]

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BMW is increasing prices on some of its models, including a couple of its hybrid versions. BMW of North America announced what it describes as a modest inflationary price increase for some 2015 vehicles, effective October 1, 2014. The prices increase touches the 3 and 5 series, as well as the X3; prices increase vary […]

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Today Chrysler Group’s Ram Truck announced it would double its production of its light-duty Ram 1500 with EcoDiesel to 20 percent of the vehicle line after an initial rush of orders and ongoing 60-percent conquest sales. The truck is the only light-duty diesel pickup of its class sold in the U.S., EPA-rated for rear-wheel-drive the […]

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The 39th annual Automotive News World Congress will feature Tesla CEO Elon Musk as a speaker Tuesday, January 13. These events normally attract industry bigwigs and other influential people to speak to attendees from the automotive retail and manufacturing world, and Automotive News made a separate news brief to note Musk’s appearance. “The 43-year-old native […]

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Nissan announced U.S. pricing for the 2015 Nissan NV200 compact van, which is currently on sale nationwide. 2015 marks the vehicle’s third year of availability. Nissan said the 2015 NV200 now offers America’s best commercial van warranty, increasing basic limited warranty coverage from 3 years/36,000 miles to 5 years/100,000 miles, whichever comes first. The powertrain […]

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When the first-generation Chevrolet Volt was developed from 2007-2011, GM prided itself on its “transparency” but today it posted a press release touting how it conceals the development of that plug-in car’s successor. “The styling of the next-generation Chevrolet Volt is one of the automotive world’s best-kept secrets,” said Chevrolet communications in reference to its […]

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