24 September, 2008

Renault Ondelios breaks cover!

The 2008 Paris Motor Show sees the wraps come off Renault's top-of-the-range concept car Renault Ondelios designed for lovers of long-haul travel who set store by comfort and refinement. Renault Ondelios epitomizes Renault's vision of the high-end crossover, combining a comfortable ride with respect for the environment.

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Ford Doesn't Want Americans to Buy 2009 Ford Fiesta ECOnetic

Part and parcel of the Ford ECOnetic line, the Fiesta ECOnetic is a Ford 65 mpg car. But in spite of you and me funding Ford, you and I are not allowed to purchase the crowning achievement of these labors, the 2009 Ford Fiesta ECOnetic.

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Toyota and Subaru to Sell Electric Cars

The electric vehicles market will start to vary from next year. While Subaru promises an four seated electric vehicle, Toyota confirmed for the first time the plans that put to sale an electric vehicle before 2010.

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Dramatic end for US car chase

A high-speed car chase in Houston, Texas, ended dramatically after the fleeing driver lost control of his car and rolled it into a nearby house. Police surrounded the vehicle before arresting the man.

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NASCAR vs. NHRA: Battle of Top Guns

Racing identically prepared Toyota Camry pace cars, [Kyle] Busch and [Tony] Schumacher matched up for a best two-out-of-three on the concrete quarter-mile dragway.

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Heartbreaking: Bugatti Veyron taken plowing on a field

Exotic crashes seem to happen more and more, it’s early autumn and people still want to push their powerful cars to their limit, such was the case with this Bugatti Veyron, which was crashed by his owner on a nearby field in the West Berkshire region in Great Britain.

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Auto News: BMW and Mercedes to purchase together

Mercedes and BMW are talking about some sort of partnership, while BMW recently announced a new partnership with Fiat, the car maker ongoing talks with arch-rival Mercedes-Benz are still well in progress and have reportedly turned to negotiations over procurement and purchasing agreements.

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Honda's New $18,500 Insight to Debut at Paris Auto Show

Much has been made of this car because of it’s low starting price (around $18,500) and higher people/hauling capacity when compared to the original Insight. The new Insight’s starting price will be lower than any other hybrid on the market, and was achieved by cutting the cost of Honda’s IMA system, which should lower hybrid prices across the board

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21 September, 2008

Future Ferrari

driving cars in the future will be like operating a PC while traveling 200 km/h.If you drive the car at a slow speed, the driver will sit in a cockpit and has full control. After you exceed a certain speed limit, the onboard computer takes over the control.

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Chevrolet Volt - Until 2010 Will Be On The Roads

General Motors officials have said that the car without polluting emissions could be available before November 2010, as had been originally announced.

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Aston Martin gives Lagonda a sexy badge

Whod've thought a badge could be exciting, but wait... it's Aston Martin, therefore by default it rocks!They're going to bring back the Lagonda marque from the dark ages, and stick it on some sexy looking cars.

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Nissan Unveils Electric Car Battery Research Lab

Nissan Motor Co Ltd unveiled its "Battery Labo," a research facility for developing Li-ion secondary batteries intended for hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) and electric vehicles (EV), at the advanced technology briefing in August 2008.

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16 September, 2008

The 10 Most Beautiful Cars for 2009

Beauty, indeed, is a powerful thing. Specific though it may be to the observer, to each one of us, beauty has an intoxicating power that affects our judgment, blinds us to shortcomings, and in many a case, provokes lust. Beauty can also have satellite radio and nice rims if you know where to look.

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Petrol or Diesel ? How to Decide When you Buy a Car

How to you choose whether or not to buy a petrol car or a diesel car ? Now that the petrol prices have increased, many of us tend to go for a diesel cars. Diesel cars are costly by atleast a lakh when compared to their pertol varients.

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10 Things You Won't Hear from Millionaires

They might drive fancy cars, but they also hunt for discounts and worry about retirement.

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Corvette Centennial Spotted During Transformers 2 Filming

We were the first to reveal the true identity of the General Motors Corvette Centennial Design Concept, and now it's been spotted not just driving around, but in a full-on action scene. Followed closely by a camera car, as well as other GM product-placement-bots like Bumblebee and Ironhide.

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BMW Builds a Shape-Shifting Car Out of Cloth

Instead of steel, aluminum or even carbon fiber, the GINA Light Visionary Model has a body of seamless fabric stretched over a movable metal frame that allows the driver to change its shape at will.

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2010 Camaro: Yet Another Retro-Future Car

Looks pretty cool, right? That’s what I originally thought, until I remembered that every other car manufacturer is doing the same thing. We’ll take our semi-sports car, find its design from 30 years ago, round the edges a little, throw a new engine in it, and call it a new one.

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The top 10 cars you do NOT want to crash

Top 10 cars with the lowest safety ratings you can buy today, in order of best to worst. Some BIG surprises here.

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Tesla Roadster

A look under the hood of the new electric sports car that is generating a buzz.

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15 September, 2008

A Solar Electric Super Car Able To Shrink! The Peugeot 888

The 888 is able to transition between two modes: suburban mode and city mode. While in the city, the vehicle is lifted by a hydraulic tilting system which in turn decreases the length of its wheel axis. The car therefore becomes slightly taller, giving it improved visibility, and making it more maneuverable. As the vehicle leaves the city,

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Mercedes AMG Gullwing to debut in 2010

This probably is a worthy Paparazzi shot for the Gullwing enthusiasts; the Mercedes Gullwing is back from the 1950s … The badge for the next Gullwing will be carried by AMG (Aufrecht Melcher Gro├časpach) the Mercedes Benz performance division. The picture was taken by Car Magazine spies, the car (codename C197) featured above is

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Comparison Review | 2009 Chevrolet Aveo5 and 2008 Honda Fit

With fuel economy becoming more important in the average consumer's buying process, manufacturers are introducing smaller, more fuel-efficient cars. Autotropolis.com recently compared the 2009 Chevrolet Aveo against the 2008 Honda Fit. Keep reading below to how they matched up against one another.

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BMW Software Update Degrades Performance

Anyone with a BMW 335 or 135, do not let your dealer upgrade your cars program to 29.2 or greater. The update introduced a turbo lag or lack of acceleration under 3000 rpms. It's simply is not the same car after the update and so far BMW has done nothing about it.

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2011 Chevy Cruze Looks like a Winner

The Chevrolet Cruze is a car bowtie dealers would like to have in the Chevrolet lineup right now, but will have to wait a while longer. It's due in North America in 2010 as a 2011 model, after being initially launched in Europe.

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2020: Cars of the Future

Looks like the cars from Blade Runner are never going to happen — or not anytime soon, anyway. IBM’s Institute for Business Value undertook a massive survey of automotive experts from all over the world in order to discover the shape of things to come, and the results are green.

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Top 5 Cars for Teens

With many graduates heading off to college, your thoughts will no doubt turn to what kind of car is best for you. That is a tough question, indeed. Numerous factors need to be considered when deciding on that first, or even second, car.

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Toyota raises prices of cars for the first time in 30 years

The Japanese car manufacturer, Toyota Motor, announced on Monday that they will raise the price of some of its vehicles for Japan passengers for the first time in three decades, following the rising costs of steel.

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BMW Z4

The BMW Z4 is a rear-wheel drive sports car by the German automaker BMW, known as the E85 in roadster form and E86 in coupe form.

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The 2009 VW Golf GTI is spotted testing in the U.S.

The shape of the 2009 Vokswagen Golf Mk6 might have been revealed at the start of the month, but there were no details on the GTI version. At least until Car Mag got scoop pictures of it testing in the desert in the U.S...

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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Review

Bryan Arnett from Mitsubishi gives us a look at the features of the all new 2008 Lancer! This redesigned car is much sportier and is really taking some design cues from the Evo.

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