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    Spy Shots: Tesla Model S P85D details leaking out
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    When the cat pokes its nose out of the bag, sometimes you can see a bit more than the cat intended. This week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk Tweeted a tease about "revealing the D" and promised to show more on October 9th, giving us a week to prepare for the big surprise. This ignited a debate over at the ...

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    Spy Shots: 2015 Kia Soul EV production model glimpsed before Chicago
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    A few days before its on-stage reveal at the Chicago Auto Show, the production version of the 2015 Kia Soul EV has been spotted, tagged and bagged in this series of spy shots. On the EV captured by our photographer's lens, we can see unusual baby blue accents on top, on the mirrors and up front, ...

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    Spy Shots: BMW X5 plug-in hybrid eDrive could be here sooner than expected
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    If there's any pent-up demand out there for a plug-in hybrid SUV - and we imagine there is a fair amount - BMW could be getting ready to cash in quicker than we thought. First unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, the plug-in hybrid X5 eDrive Concept showed off what BMW was working ...

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    Spy Shots: Next-gen Mini E Coupe caught uncovered in Germany
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    It's no surprise that Mini is working on an updated Mini E electric vehicle. Just a few weeks ago, the automaker's brand manager, Peter Schwarzbauer, said an electric Mini "fits perfectly with the brand, and I am convinced that we will offer a suitable solution." After all, parent company BMW has ...

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    Spy Shots: Cadillac ELR caught testing in production form
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    After announcing its intent to go forward with a production version of the fetching Converj concept more than a year ago, all has been pretty quiet on the Cadillac ELR front – until now. We burn for this kind of drama. The long lenses have reported in from the field with the first-ever spy ...

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    Spy Shots: Volkswagen's 235-mpg XL1 caught hot-weather testing
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    Earlier this year, we caught the Volkswagen XL1 testing in some cold-weather climates, and as the ultra-fuel-efficient hybrid gets closer to production, some more spy photos have surfaced showing the car performing hot-weather tests. A production version of this diesel plug-in hybrid car is ...

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    Spy Shots: Opel Adam hatch caught sans camo
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    Two weeks ago we brought you some of the worst spy shots ever, revealing the forthcoming Opel Adam minicar. Today we've got more. These are remarkably better – yet still low res – shots of Opel's long-gestating competitor to the Volkswagen Up! But hey, they're better than nothing, ...

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    Spy Shots: 2013 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid snapped almost completely exposed
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    Look what our spies stumbled upon the other evening in Los Angeles: It's the 2013 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid, sans cladding. While these night shots aren't the best quality, we have yet to see any more revealing images of the next-generation Honda family sedan. Forget for a minute that this ...

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    Model X will have excellent towing capability. Despite photo, Model S will not offer option
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    A reader with sharp eyes and quicker reflexes sent us a pic of a Tesla Model S they had spotted on the streets of San Francisco sporting a trailer hitch receiver and a pair of portals of some type around back, which had us scratching our heads. The Roadster, of course, doesn't come with a towing ...

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    Spy Shots: Is the Fisker Nina not the Fisker Nina?
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    We were excited to see the first spy shots of the Fisker Nina yesterday but now we're wondering if this isn't the Nina at all. Oh, we're still sure the car in these pictures is the one that Fisker will be unveiling in New York Tuesday night, but take another look at the rear badges on the car. ...

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    Spy Shots: Is this dub-rockin' Chevrolet Volt actually a Cadillac Converj in disguise?
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    Our spy photographers managed to spot something curious (and decidedly hilarious) recently. General Motors has been busy testing what would appear to be Chevrolet Volt models with massive 20-inch wheels and tires in place of the low-rolling resistance pieces on the stock plug-in. Why? Guesses ...

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    Spy Shots: Groundbreaking pre-production Volkswagen XL1 caught testing on the ice
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    Just over one year ago, we heard reports suggesting that Volkswagen would actually be building a production version of its Formula XL1 concept for limited consumption. And while the skeptics among us were quick to dismiss these reports with a resounding "yeah, right," this latest set of spy shots ...

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    Spy Shots: Mystery EV sportscar spotted testing
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    It's been a good long while since we visited the Whiskey Tango Foxtrot spy photography department. Our favorite snappers at CarPix were busily watching over a supplier test facility when the curiosity you see above inched its way out of hiding to perform one quick lap of the snow-covered track ...

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    Spy Shots: Is this BMW 7 Series an electric i sedan mule?
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    Look at the BMW i line-up. You've got the all-electric i3 on the low end and the hybrid flagship i8 on the high end. What's missing? Lots. So when our intrepid spy shooters caught this oddly modified 7 Series with ActiveHybrid badging, the wheels of speculation began spinning. Ignore for a ...

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    Spy Shots: BMW i3 REx spotted packing range-extending engine
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    It's been a while since we've seen prototypes of the BMW i3 making the rounds around Germany, but today we get a glimpse of the entry-level EV with new body work and possibly fitted with a range-extending engine. When the i3 was revealed earlier this year, BMW engineers divulged to Autoblog that ...

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    Spy Shots: This is the 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
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    Toyota was busy introducing all flavors of the 2012 Toyota Camry to the media earlier this week, but since all that stuff's embargoed, there's not much to tell. Yet. But what isn't under embargo is this collection of spy photos showing the 2012 Camry Hybrid in its birthday suit while shooting a ...

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    Spy Shots: slightly revised Tesla Model S spied outside Tesla HQ
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    Tesla Motors recently released a small collection of new photos of the all-electric Model S sedan that's due to be released next year, but that doesn't mean that the vehicle has been out playing where a camera could get a clean shot. Until today, anyway. Our friends over at Green Car Reports ...

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    Spy Shots: Spy Shots: Toyota's baby Prius C spotted for the first time
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    In addition to the larger 2012 Prius V (which we recently put through its paces for the first time), Toyota is working on a smaller version of its illustrious hybrid, previewed by the Prius C Concept from this year's Detroit Auto Show. Our trusty spy photographers have just spotted the first ...

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    Spy Shots: All-wheel-drive Mini Cooper hybrid caught weathering the arctic
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    Once you've put an all-electric drivetrain into a Mini Cooper, is it that hard to hybridize one? Well, yes, especially since BMW's limited testing program was intended to give the company information about a plug-in architecture. But our spy photographers have discovered what's believed to be ...

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    Spy Shots: 2012 Toyota Yaris looking more aggressive
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    2012 Toyota Yaris spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Now that the B segment has been set ablaze with newcomers like the Ford Fiesta and Mazda2, it's time for automakers to freshen up their small car offerings, as well. Honda revamped the Fit for 2009, there's a brand new ...

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