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@earth Technology

On: Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 1:01PM | By: Karen Cook


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It’s been a while but Mitsubishi has promised to break away from the everyday design of its vehicles with three completely new models to be unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show in Japan. Mitsubishi has new @earth TECHNOLOGY for these cars which focuses on environmental responsibility and driving pleasure plus safety and toughness.


EPA says the 2014 Mercedes CLA250 gets 38 mpg

On: Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 4:44PM | By: Teddy Field


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To most people, the idea of a cheap, front-wheel drive Mercedes is absurd. Like seeing Martha Stewart at a monster truck rally sipping Boone's Farm from a Dixie Cup, it just won't happen. But it already has! The 2014 Mercedes CLA250 starts at $29,900, it's driven by the front wheels, and the EPA just announced that it can achieve 38 mpg on the highway. So peel back the price tag and crack open that bottle of Fuzzy Navel, Ms. Stewart! It's time to learn about the new definition of budget luxury.


Three Auto-Related Urban Legends, Just in Time for Halloween

On: Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 9:07AM | By: Bill Wilson


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Cars have been inspiring weird stories ever since Henry Ford came out with the Model T.  They’re a staple part of urban legends, those odd accounts that move through society faster than a Ferrari on the Autobahn.  Here’s a look at three of these strange tales.


Now, Really!!!

On: Sat, Oct 5, 2013 at 12:16PM | By: Karen Cook


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Saudi Arabia definitely has a problem with its women. They aren’t allowed to go out unless they are covered head to toe. They must have a male guardian to do almost anything and must get permission from this guardian to study, work, travel, marry, or seek healthcare. The guardian has the authority to sell them into marriage. Now, of all things, women want to drive. Heavens, how inappropriate!


 

EVs Go Korean: Kia Announces Electric Soul

On: Sat, Oct 5, 2013 at 9:11AM | By: Chris Weiss


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Confirming rumors that we heard almost exactly a year ago, Kia announced this week that it has an electric Soul in the works. The Korean automaker sees the electric variant as a natural extension of the Soul's urban-focused design.


Lambrecht Chevrolet Auction Results

On: Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 10:31AM | By: Teddy Field


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In case you missed it, last weekend's Lambrecht Chevrolet auction was huge, colossal, monumental. Over 10,000 people descended on the tiny town of Pierce, Nebraska, all hoping for a glimpse of the 500+ cars that a small town Chevy dealer had been squirreling away since 1946. By Sunday night, some 3,400 bidders had participated in automotive history, as they paid record prices for the cars from this now-famous collection. So how did the Lambrecht's retirement fund fare? Let's find out...


Three signs that electric cars are here to stay

On: Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 4:11PM | By: Bill Wilson


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Nothing in recent automotive history has stirred up as much passion as the move towards electric vehicles. To some drivers, they’re the long-awaited breakthrough that will free us all from the grip of the oil companies. To others, they’re overpriced hippy-mobiles that stand for everything that’s wrong with America. 

But, like them or not, electric cars are here to stay, if recent trends continue. Here’s a look at three signs that this is the case.


Chevrolet Unveils Firefighter & Black Ops Concepts Based On The 2014 Chevy Silverado Z71

On: Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 9:08AM | By: Teddy Field


Chevrolet Unveils Firefighter & Black Ops Concepts Based On The 2014 Chevy Silverado Z71 test 1-1

As youngsters, many of us dreamed of becoming firemen when we grew up. That way we could save people from burning buildings, and cats from tall trees. Then there are some who refuse to grow up at all, choosing instead to spend all of their free time playing Black Ops, where they can save digital people from advancing armies and blood-thirsty zombies. If either of those describes you, then you'll be glad to know that Chevrolet has just built a truck specifically for you!


Toyota Recalls 615,000 Sienna Minivans

On: Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 12:13PM | By: Teddy Field


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Despite the prevailing trend of using SUVs and seven-passenger crossovers as the family chariot, minivans, like the Toyota Sienna, have continued to be strong sellers. In fact, Toyota's minivan is currently the second best-selling kiddie hauler in America. But that distinction is about to be overshadowed by a massive recall, to correct a problem that could cause the van to roll away on its own.


Equus Bass 770 is $253,000 Worth of Tire-shredding Awesomeness

On: Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 9:23PM | By: Teddy Field


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The original muscle car recipe called for one part lightweight body and three parts big honkin' motor. The resulting concoction wasn't particularly 'smooth', but it would sure put a grin on your face (until you attempted to go around a curve, of course). At the time, the saying “The only thing that beats cubic inches is cubic dollars” was the Golden Rule. Then some gear head decided to combine the two, which resulted in an entirely new breed of monied muscle cars.

Today, there are many delightful choices in the exclusive world of bespoke speed machines. The latest comes to us from a little company in Michigan called Equus Automotive. It has a funny name—Equus Bass 770—and an eye-popping price tag—$250k. But it is a sight to behold.


How Tata Kept Jaguar Land Rover Afloat

On: Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 10:44AM | By: Nick Bakewell


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In June of 2008, Indian car juggernaut Tata Motors acquired the services and holdings of Jaguar Land Rover from Ford for a cool $2.3 billion. Not a bad price, considering the stylistic cachet and storied history apparent in both brands. At the time, despite the relatively small outlay, many analysts considered the acquisition a thoroughly flawed idea. Given the financial crisis, no one was going to fork over the cash for luxurious Jags or imperious Range Rovers. Even if you still had some of your money left, it was social suicide be seen swanning around town in a leather-and-walnut-clad slab of English pomp. How, then, has Tata managed to rescue these two brands from the auspices of Ford and keep them both current and profitable?