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Audi to debut A8 Hybrid at Frankfurt Auto Show

Super luxury cars aren’t immune from environmental concerns and rising fuel costs. Mercedes-Benz offers the S-Class Hybrid, while the BMW 7-Series Hybrid uses its electric motor to improve fuel economy and offer a performance edge. Now, Audi plans to join the ranks green ranks of its German rivals with the A8 Hybrid, which is set to debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. Audi says in a press release that the A8 Hybrid will be powered by the automaker ... continue reading»

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Hyundai Veloster to start at $17,300

The wait is over if you’ve been wondering how much the upcoming Hyundai Veloster will cost you. On Tuesday, Hyundai Motor America President and CEO John Krafcik tweeted, “Full pricing details coming later this week, but a very well-equipped Veloster will start at just $17,300. Arrives in Sept.” That’s less than one of the Veloster’s main rivals, the Honda CR-Z. Autoblog comments, “that base price undercuts the Honda CR-Z, arguably its most natural rival, by over ... continue reading»

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2012 Porsche 911 Revealed

The 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera is set to debut at the Frankfurt auto show in September, however, Porsche revealed preliminary specs and photos of the new car on Tuesday. Porsche says in a press release that the new car features an updated interior and an aluminum-steel composite body, reducing weight by about 100 pounds compared with the 2011 model. Additionally, the new 911’s wheelbase is now 3.9 inches longer than the previous generation. The 2012 911 also gets ... continue reading»

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Toyota Debuts Redesigned 2012 Camry

Toyota unveiled its redesigned 2012 Camry and Camry Hybrid today in Los Angeles. The 2012 Toyota Camry receives an exterior and interior overhaul. It has a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an optional 3.5-liter V6, as well as a six-speed automatic transmission for both engines. Toyota says its 2012 Camry Hybrid will get 43 mpg city fuel economy with a 650-mile range with its 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. “Competition in the midsize sedan segment is the strongest it ... continue reading»

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Mazda Axes RX-8

Mazda’s rotary-powered RX-8 sports car has reached the end of its life span. The Japanese automaker has ended production of the affordable sports car due to slow sales. Edmunds Inside Line contacted a Mazda North American Operations spokesman, who confirmed the news. “The RX-8 is a victim of falling sales and increasingly tough global emissions standards,” Inside Line reports. Motor Trend says that sales for the rotary-powered sports car have plummeted in recent years, despite doing well when the ... continue reading»

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