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NEW CAR: the BMW X7 Concept is big and hybrid

It is big, massive, imposing … and so far it has not been very well received. Saying that its style is polarizing would be an understatement. Measuring more than 5 meters in length and equipped with 23-inch wheels, the BMW X7 Concept will be presented next week at the Frankfurt Motor Show. We do not really have much more details about the X7, besides the fact that it will position itself above the X5 in ...

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AUTO NEWS: Domino’s wants to deliver pizzas with Ford autonomous cars

If you are visiting Ann Arbor in Michigan this week and you feel like a pizza, do not be surprised if you see a Ford Fusion in the street but no delivery boy in sight. You will have to go outside and pick up your pizza by entering a four-digit code that will open the back window. You can then take your pizza which will be in a heated compartment. A Ford engineer will be ...

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AUTO NEWS: A performance division for Toyota?

Japanese carmaker Toyota plans to introduce a new performance line for some of its vehicles, and this new range could be presented next month in Japan. American site Automotive News first reported the news this week. Very few details exist about this new series, but according to preliminary information it would be similar to the F range offered by Lexus. That means it could be simple aesthetic additions, or these same additions with more powerful ...

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AUTO NEWS: Audi changes the name of its models

German manufacturer Audi recently decided to review the names of its models. The transformation isn’t as important as last year’s Mercedes-Benz lineup name overhaul, but all Audi models around the world will be affected. The end result is pretty easy to understand, but the Audi press release explaining the changes is quite complex to decipher. And that’s us being polite. In simple terms, all Audi models will receive a new digit to the right of ...

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AUTO NEWS: Hyundai unveils next-generation hydrogen vehicle

Like many manufacturers, Hyundai wants to offer greener vehicles, and in combination with Kia the Korean automaker wants to introduce no fewer than 31 eco-friendly models by 2020. To do so, Hyundai will go with a mix of technologies currently available, namely electric, hybrid and fuel cell engines. This week, Hyundai unveiled the next generation of its hydrogen-powered SUV that will replace the current Hyundai Tucson FCEV (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle) next year. The latter ...

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CAR HISTORY: the first ticket was given in 1896

Almost all motorists have received a ticket at some point or another in their lives. It’s never pleasant, and we could argue for a long time about how effective they are in reducing the speed of drivers in too much of a hurry. In general, we will obey posted speed limits for a few minutes following our ticket before climbing back to our usual pace. I am not saying that’s alright and that speed limits ...

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CAR NEWS: FCA to be acquired by the Chinese?

The Chinese are in the market to make further automotive acquisitions worldwide. North America remains very attractive but the local Chinese carmakers have yet to make strides with we highly demanding car buyers. FCA may very well become the gateway to the American dream from the Chinese as the American car company has been for sale for a while. In truth, their plan was to initially create a partnership and merge with GM or create ...

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CAR NEWS: Almost all Canadians claim to be good drivers

It appears that Canadian drivers are quite proud of their driving skills, with 95% of them saying they are good drivers in a recent study conducted by Belairdirect. On the other hand, 93% of respondents say they adopt certain dangerous driving behaviors. These contradictory results come from a study of 1,551 Canadian motorists 18 or older. Respondents were also able to give their opinion on the most risky habits when driving. These include impaired driving ...

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TECH: Nissan’s new ProPilot technology

Introduced on the Nissan Serena minivan in Japan last year, ProPilot technology aims to simplify driving for Nissan owners who have it included on their vehicle and thus improve overall comfort. ProPilot is not revolutionary in the industry, and we find similar technologies among German manufacturers, in particular. However, such devices remain reserved for expensive luxury vehicles while Nissan wants to offer it for the first time in North America on the next generation of ...

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CAR NEWS: Minnie Mouse drives a Honda Odyssey

Have you ever wondered what was driving Minnie Mouse? Me neither, but Honda, on the other hand, yes. It would be a heavily modified Honda Odyssey 2018 that features ears and a buckle on the roof. The whole is embellished with a pink painting with white peas. The car was unveiled as part of the D23 EXPO, a Disney event that took place in Anaheim, California a few weeks ago. There is not much to ...

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