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Lexus launched in the NX its first twin-scroll turbocharger to its powertrain family at the 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. The all-new Lexus NX compact crossover offers the brand’s first gasoline turbo engine in the NX 200t, a model the company said will balance excellent fuel economy with responsive acceleration and agility. The all-new NX […]

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Although tiny Tesla is not even present at the New York auto show this week, automakers could not avoid hearing questions about Tesla, and its name came up with the head of Mercedes-Benz USA when asked whether it would include more plug-in hybrids. Tesla has “no network” and “little shops that don’t have service capacity,” […]

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Honda released the first official photos of the U.S.-bound HR-V yesterday at the New York International Auto Show. The big news here is the confirmation of the name of this CUV in the U.S. as it is known as the Vezel in other markets. The HR-V, which is essentially an SUV derivative based on the […]

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Toyota unveiled a redesigned Camry for 2015 at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. This new Camry includes a new sporty trim level, the XSE, as well as the addition of the SE trim availability for the hybrid version. After selling almost a million of the industry’s benchmark sedan since the current generation launched […]

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How about driving a hybrid car that can read the up and downs of the road ahead? This is the direction Mercedes-Benz is heading into with its intelligent energy management system for hybrid vehicles. Mercedes-Benz said this system assesses the road ahead and takes it into account. The German company added the objectives of the […]

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A PHEV concept based on Volvo’s S60, named Volvo S60L PPHEV (Petrol Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) Concept Car, is slated for the 2014 Beijing International Auto Show. The gasoline plug-in hybrid – an electric car, hybrid car and high-performance car all rolled into one – offers the driver an outstanding combination of dynamic driving pleasure […]

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Cadillac and ChargePoint announced they entered in a partnership, bringing ELR drivers immediate access to more than 16,500 charging locations on the ChargePoint network. Cadillac’s ELR electrified luxury coupe went on sale at the end of 2013. The company said it embodies Cadillac’s Art & Science design philosophy, combining provocative design with progressive technology. Under […]

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Citing many customer requests via e-mail and social media, Audi today said it has decided to introduce its A3 TDI Sportback to the U.S. in the summer of 2015. The clean diesel version of its A3 sedan will join the A3 e-tron Sportback as part of Audi’s electrified and diesel alternative energy portfolio. Audi has […]

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With now almost 50,000 Leafs sold in the U.S., Nissan is working to accelerate sales with a free 2-year charging program in its 10 top markets with at least 15 more to follow next year. The program for 2014 Leaf buyers is an expansion of Nissan’s “No Charge to Charge” pilot program started last summer […]

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Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., announced yesterday global sales of the Corolla have reached 1.22 million units in 2013, according to the company’s internal data based on individual vehicle sales reporting from its distributors. Toyota said the 5 percent year-over-year increase confirms the Corolla’s perennial popularity among loyal customers in approximately 150 countries and regions […]

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