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Have you ever dreamed of having a car that was always clean? A self-cleaning one for example… Nissan is working towards that goal and has begun tests in Europe on paint technology that repels mud, rain and everyday dirt. This means drivers may never have to clean their car again. It also has the benefit […]

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At this year’s New York Auto Show conventional vehicles were well represented, but quietly shouting its potential to one day usurp them all was Toyota’s Fuel Cell Vehicle Concept. Or rather, a bold declaration for fuel cell vehicles was made by one of the largest banners prominently positioned high toward the atrium ceiling of the […]

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Ford’s Dunton Technical Centre received funding from the UK government to develop further the small EcoBoost engine and help bring new generation low-CO2 engine technologies to market. Ford stated the ACTIVE (Advanced Combustion Turbocharge Inline Variable Valvetrain Engine) project is one of a number of initiatives supported by the APC (Advanced Propulsion Centre), which has […]

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Yesterday General Motors produced its four-millionth Ecotec engine at its Spring Hill powertrain plant. This happened two years after the three-millionth engine was assembled. GM added the four-millionth engine powers a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu Eco. “GM’s line of Ecotec engines continue to win awards and recognition from critics and consumers alike for their fuel efficiency […]

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Yesterday was Earth Day, and every automotive manufacturer tried to put forward their green credentials. In Toyota’s case, it opted to reveal an interesting fact about its operations in the U.S. Since 2009, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) said it has reduced or avoided 1.9 million trash cans worth of waste at its sales […]

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General Motors is putting more efforts into the development of a super cruise system. Super cruise is a highly developed version of what we know today as cruise control, not to be confused with the Chevy Cruze GM offers. The company said that lightning-fast refreshing of visuals inside GM’s Research Driving Simulator are helping advanced […]

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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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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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Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that global production of its three full-SKYACTIV vehicles, the Mazda CX-5, Mazda6 (known as Atenza in Japan) and Mazda3 (Axela in Japan) has surpassed one million units. The exact number was 1,040,000 units as of the end of March 2014, said Mazda, with all three models adopt the full range […]

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Nissan is launching a camera-based technology set to replace the conventional middle of the car rear-view mirror with a screen and a camera. Nissan’s Smart Rearview Mirror, described by the company as the world’s first LCD monitor that helps provide clear rearward visibility unimpeded by traditional obstacles such as cargo, tall passengers, inclement weather or […]

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