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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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On its Beijing  show stand, Peugeot is presenting the hybrid EXALT Concept Car alongside 16 production vehicles. Directly inspired by the ONYX Concept, Peugeot said the EXALT Concept Car achieves an alliance of differences for a completely original result. Its specification includes traditional and technological materials with expertise from French and Chinese cultures. In homage […]

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Buying a car is considered one of the biggest purchases you make in a lifetime after a house and this applies to any vehicle, including hybrids, EV and diesel-powered ones. There are many things to consider before hitting the sales lot and filling out the paperwork when searching for the perfect car to fit your […]

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In very “un-green” news, our desire to simply change is viewed as the main reason we shop for a car today, according to a new study from the car-leasing marketplace Swapalease.com. How much influence does “change” have on today’s car shopper? In the past, financial motivations drove the behavior of car shoppers, but now it […]

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Bentley confirmed its new Hybrid Concept will be shown in Beijing April 20 and the technology will be available in 2017 on its hybrid SUV. The Bentley Hybrid Concept is described by the British luxury brand as a technology showcase that previews Bentley’s first plug-in hybrid model, set to be a dedicated version of the […]

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Ford Motor Company unveiled the new Ford S‑MAX Vignale Concept April 8 in Milan, showcasing technology and high-end materials soon to be found on Ford products. Ford explained the new S-MAX Vignale Concept follows the introduction last year of the Ford Mondeo Vignale Concept and expresses the premium design, craftsmanship, and exclusive specification customers can […]

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How would you like to drive as if the hood and engine were not hampering visibility? A technology allowing such a feat is being developed to give Land Rover drivers a digital vision of the terrain ahead by making the front of the car “virtually” invisible. Land Rover explained cameras located in the vehicle’s grille […]

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