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Final 43 Automotive X Prize Contenders Announced

The Automotive X Prize is controversial for its tendency to choose what many perceive not as the most viable or realistic technologies, but the geekiest or most oddball. On the other hand, the innovation and research driven by hopes of winning the $10 million prize could serve to uncover something... read more

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2012 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid Preview

An all-new Touareg is due from Volkswagen next year as a 2011 model. Following later in 2011 as a 2012 model, VW is planning a hybrid version of the SUV to take its place... read more October 7, 2009 by 

Infiniti M35 Hybrid

2012 Infiniti M35 Hybrid Confirmed For Production

The 2011 Infiniti M was virtually revealed in spectacular fashion at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August, but today the company has revealed its plans for its... read more October 7, 2009 by 

2009 Lexus GS 460

Lexus Updates 2010 GS Sedan Tech, Gives Hybrid GS 450h New Look

  With winter rapidly approaching, the 2010 model year cars that haven't already been released are quickly breaking cover. The 2010 Lexus GS sedan range gets a new... read more October 6, 2009 by 

2010 Lexus ES 350

Toyota, Lexus Floor Mats Now Recalled: 3.8M Vehicles Affected

Last week Toyota issued a safety advisory on a number of Lexus and Toyota-brand vehicles for a problem with the floor mats that could potentially cause the accelerator to... read more October 6, 2009 by 

2010 Volvo XC60

2010 North American Car Of The Year Short List Announced

Car show season and time to pick the best vehicles of the year is upon us again, and in the midst of the rush, a select handful of automotive journalists--including our own... read more October 1, 2009 by 

2010 Lexus ES 350

Official Warning Issued To Toyota And Lexus Owners To Pull Floor Mats Immediately

UPDATE: Toyota spokesperson Wade Hoyt said on Wednesday, September 30: Despite widespread reporting to the contrary, this is not yet a recall, but a safety advisory to owners... read more September 30, 2009 by 

2009 Los Angeles Auto Show Preview

2009 Los Angeles Auto Show To Host 30 Debuts

With the industry clawing its way back out of the pit of 2009, the Los Angeles Auto Show provides an early look at the cars that will hit the streets in 2010--cars the... read more September 29, 2009 by 

2009 Fisker Karma

Fisker Gets $528 Million From DOE For U.S. Production

Fisker's Karma plug-in hybrid electric sports sedan recently made its public driving debut on the curves and hills of Laguna Seca, and now the company has secured over half a... read more September 22, 2009 by 

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Chrysler Aiming To Rise 'A Notch Above Cadillac'

We've all been eagerly awaiting the change at Chrysler that's certain to come with Fiat taking the helm, and with a number of Alfa Romeo and Fiat models already in the... read more September 21, 2009 by 

Volvo V70 Plug-in Hybrid Demo Car

Volvo Renews Promise Of Diesel-Electric Plug-in By 2012, May Skip U.S.

Struggling Swedish automaker Volvo announced back in June that it will releasing a new plug-in hybrid vehicle by 2012 as the latest step under its ‘DRIVe Towards Zero’... read more September 21, 2009 by 

2010 Buick LaCrosse First Drive

Lutz: Buick To Become 'The New Class Of World Class'

Bob Lutz's return from retirement to the vice chairman of marketing position at General Motors was looked at by many pundits and observers as a mistake--he's a prototypical... read more September 16, 2009 by 

2010 Ferrari 458 Italia

First Ferrari Hybrid Likely To Be A V-12

Governments around the world are bowing to public pressure to reduce levels of greenhouse gases their respective countries produce, and more often than not, the first sector... read more September 15, 2009 by 

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept

2009 Lexus LF-Ch Compact Hybrid Concept Official Details

The BMW 1-Series and Audi A3 better look out as Lexus is working on a stylish compact car that it plans to launch sometime next year as a direct competitor to the... read more September 10, 2009 by 

Fisker Karma at Laguna Seca

Fisker Karma Scores 67 mpg SAE Rating

It hit the track and drove in public for the first time just last month at Laguna Seca during the Pebble Beach Concours, and now Fisker Automotive has released the first fuel... read more September 8, 2009 by 

Audi USA CEO Johan de Nysschen

Audi USA President Explains Chevy Volt 'Idiots' Comment

It's a pretty rare thing to hear the president of a major corporation speak their mind in public. But Audi of America's Johan de Nysschen did just that recently, and got... read more September 4, 2009 by 


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