Monthly Archives: January 2010

Hyundai Blue-Will PHEV Concept to make North American Debut

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The Hyundai Blue-Will PHEV showed for the first time last April at the Seoul Motor Show and is about to make its debut in North America next week at the Detroit auto show.
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Exotic Gallery at the N.A.I.A.S

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No self-respecting auto show would be complete without exotic cars. Afterall, what is fun about going to a big auto show and all you see are boring cars like Toyota Camry’s and Kia Rondo’s. However, since the economy crashed, it has been the supercar industry that has felt most pain. Many exotic car brands have reported about orders getting cancelled and new customers aren’t just rolling in. Continue reading

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Chrysler at the N.A.I.A.S.

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Last year, Chrysler made the type of headlines no car company ever wants to make. First there was news of over spending by their executives, right at the time when the company was applying for bailout money. Cash strapped, they decided to completely dismantle their EV program for electric and hybrid cars, which got them even more bad press. Continue reading

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Mini Beachcomber concept

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If you are planning on going to a warm climate (to escape the local wintery weather), somewhere preferably with a gorgeous beach, then you should ask Mini to lend you one of these.

This is the Mini Beachcomber concept, the most perfect vehicle for travelling through a tropical paradise. Continue reading

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Honda CR-Z

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Last year, Honda launched the second-generation Insight, which made headlines for being the cheapest hybrid on the market. However, most Canadian automotive journalists did not give the Insight high marks, many even marking it as the “worst car of 2009.” Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz E-class Cabriolet

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Mercedes-Benz is a very confident company, so confident that Dr. Dieter Zetsche, CEO of this prestige brand said: “The E-class Cabriolet will be the most beautiful car you’ll see here in Detroit .”

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Volkswagen NCC (New Concept Coupe)

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If you are given performance specs such as a top speed of 227 km/h and accelerating from 0-100 km/h in just 8.6 seconds, you’d imagine the car to be very sporty, and you’d be right.

However, you wouldn’t expect such a car to be very economical. That is what the VW NCC (New Concept Coupe) concept is aiming to change, a sleek and sporty coupe that can also average 4.2-liters/100 km. Continue reading

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