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Year In Review: Concept Cars of 2014

2014 was an awesome year for the automotive industry, and it’s worth looking back to see all of the new ideas and concepts that debuted. A wide range of futuristic vehicles were introduced at many national auto shows, and their innovative designs show us that the revolutionary cars we’ve been waiting for are right around […]

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Land Rover’s New Technology: Discovery Vision

Land Rover’s new GPS-style technology, Discovery Vision, debuts at the New York International Auto Show in April 2014. Discovery Vision is the first of several technological concepts Land Rover is offering to improve the driving experience for Land Rover drivers. The technology directs a camera to scan the terrain in front of the Land Rover, […]

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What Is Valvematic? The 2014 Toyota Corolla’s Latest Gadget

Valvematic represents a positive evolution of Toyota’s patented variable valve timing with intelligence technology (VVT-i ), allowing for throttle-free control of engine speed. This may seem confusing – if more air isn’t allowed into the intake manifold, either manually or by computer, how does fuel delivery and RPM increase? But this is precisely the advantage of Valvematic. […]

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Auto Show Concept Cars We Are Most Excited About

It’s 2014, and while we don’t have the flying cars of The Jetsons cartoon fame, there are still some really cool concept cars catching the attention of auto enthusiasts everywhere. Some of the latest trends auto design schools and car companies are moving towards are: Lots of horsepower Improved aerodynamics Green technology in the form […]

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Clean Diesel Showdown: Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel vs. Volkswagen Touareg TDI

The efficiency, reliability and power advantages that diesel engines offer over their spark-driven combustion cousins would seemingly make them a no-brainer for off-road vehicles. However, due to the average consumer’s resistance to embrace diesel-powered vehicles in the United States, most manufacturers have been loath to offer them consistently in anything but heavy duty work trucks. […]

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Is the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel V-6 Worth Waiting For?

Refreshing a model is usually limited to cosmetic tweaks and maybe a few items thrown in as standard. As for the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, with its new front and rear styling, exterior lighting and interior updating, a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V-6 option was added. The differences between the current Grand Cherokee and the 2014 may […]

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Audi TT Ultra Concept: The Lightness of Being

At this year’s Wörthersee Tour, Audi waged war on excess weight, with a special version of its TT 2.0 TFSI Coupe. The Audi TT Ultra Quattro Concept shed 95 pounds from its body through the use of carbon-fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP), fiberglass-reinforced polymer (FRP) and magnesium for much of its components. The Concept is 220 […]

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