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    Video: A closer look at the 2015 Kia Soul EV

    Kia is set to join the fully electric vehicle space this year, with the fresh-faced 2015 Soul EV. The all-electric Soul made its debut at the Chicago Auto Show earlier this month, and Autoblog west coast editor Michael Harley had a chance to speak with Orth Hedrick, Kia's vice president of ...

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    Official: Chicago Auto Show will recreate 1895 road rally with alt-fuel vehicles

    The Chicago Auto Show is pitching an alt-fuel road rally that's likely to be far quicker than the one that inspired it more than a century ago. On February 15, 13 vehicles ranging from the Tesla Model S all-electric to the Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid to the Chevrolet Volt extended-range ...

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    Chicago: After Think, BYD and Coda, Green Wheels ready to sell Wheego LiFe in Chicago

    in 2012, Green Wheels, an eco-friendly car dealership in Chicago, sold "a ton" of Think City electric vehicles. Well, a ton for an underdog electric vehicle like the City, anyway, according to Green Wheels owner Doug Snower. The actual number was more like 50. Now, with the slow fade of Think ...

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    Exclusive: Henrik Fisker: too many pure electric car models; Karma production re-starting "soon"

    Is Fisker Automotive on the ropes? Listening to cofounder and executive chairman Henrik Fisker speak at the Economic Club of Chicago luncheon at the Chicago Auto Show this week, you certainly wouldn't think so. In an overwhelmingly optimistic speech, Fisker described his company's ethos and plan ...

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    Chicago: U.S. Army's CERV puts a machine gun on a "green" military vehicle

    It used to be that we couldn't even find a picture of the U.S. Army's Clandestine Extended Range Vehicle (CERV) but times have changed. At the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, the Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) is displaying the CERV, which uses a ...

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    Chicago: Toyota's odd hybrid promotions include "Prius Kingdom" and Monopoly

    In an effort to spur sales, Toyota seems willing to try just about anything to promote its hybrid lineup. Whether that's a Monopoly-themed booth at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show or a new twist on nature-spotting safaris with the new Prius Kingdom website, the Japanese automaker is certainly letting ...

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    Chicago: Hyundai CEO: Elantra GT's 39 mpg is "pretty good"

    During the unveiling of the Hyundai Elantra GT at the Chicago Auto Show, the message was the following: This car is lighter than its competitors, cars like the Mazda3, Ford Focus and the Volkswagen Golf, and therefore it gets decent fuel economy. Hyundai CEO John Krafcik pointedly mentioned that ...

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    Chicago: Chevy goes big with Volt theme at Chicago Auto Show booth

    The Chevrolet Volt is on display in a big way at the Chicago Auto Show, mostly because GM wants you to try one out. To get you behind the wheel, the promotions team on site in the Windy City is offering three different Volt experiences to anyone who's interested. The three options are ...

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    Chicago: 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT delivers lightness, functionality

    After driving the 2013 Elantra GT out on stage here in Chicago, Hyundai executives immediately focused on one of its new five-door's core values: lightness. You see, the GT is the lightest C-segment hatchback in the United States, weighing 151 pounds less than a Mazda3, 175 pounds less than a ...

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    Chicago: 2013 Beetle TDI debuts as Volkswagen's sportiest diesel

    Volkswagen unveiled an oil-burning variant of its new, but not New, Beetle at the Chicago Auto Show today and under the hood is the automaker's familiar turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel engine sending power to the front wheels. Despite developing just 140 horsepower, its torque rating of 236 ...

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    Chicago: 2013 Acura ILX puts a familiar face on entry-level luxury

    The 2013 Acura ILX is here, and it will be one of the new first-responders to address the perception of Acura's weakened health. It might just be our eyes, but the transition to Acura-spec wheels and paint job makes this look much more of-the-family than the concept shown in Detroit. However, the ...

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    Chicago: Toyota, Hasbro will create Monopoly 'course' at Chicago Auto Show

    Could Toyota be dropping us all a hint about its place in the hybrid-vehicle world? The Japanese automaker is teaming up with board-game maker Hasbro to create a mini road course based on the Monopoly board game at the Chicago Auto Show, which Toyota will use to pitch its latest batch of hybrid ...

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    Confirmed: 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI to debut at Chicago Auto Show

    Volkswagen has confirmed to Autoblog that the oil-burning 2013 Beetle TDI will make its public debut at the Chicago Auto Show next month. No specific details have been released at this time, but you can bet that the automaker's slick 2.0-liter turbo-diesel four will be underhood. In the Golf, ...

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    Toyota says plural of Prius is "Prii"

    The world can now rest easy. Toyota has officially embraced "Prii" as the plural of Prius. The Japanese automaker made the announcement over the weekend at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show after inviting the public at large to vote for the phrase that best fit the company's new gaggle of hybrids. The ...

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    2012 Hyundai Genesis gets direct-injected 3.8-liter V6; mpg rating hits 29 highway

    2012 Hyundai Genesis Sedan – Click above for high-res image gallery
    At the Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai announced that the Genesis Sedan, which will undergo a mid-cycle refresh before its 2012 model year launch, will be blessed with an all-new direct-injected 5.0-liter Tau V8 mill that ...

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    Toyota wants to know: Does Prius belong in the dictionary? Does Prii?

    Toyota's "What's the plural of Prius?" contest has garnered more than 1.5 million votes so far spread among the five choices: Prien, Prii, Prium, Prius and Priuses. In the lead is "Prii," with 25 percent, followed a hair later by "Prius" at 24 percent, then there's daylight with "Priuses" at 20 ...

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    Chicago 2011: 2012 Buick Regal eAssist live in the Windy City

    2012 Buick Regal eAssist – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We received the first details about Buick's new Regal eAssist earlier today, but we've just returned from seeing the car in person before the Chicago Auto Show officially kicks off tomorrow. Visually, the more ...

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    Officially Official: 2012 Buick Regal eAssist will get 26/37 mpg

    2012 Buick Regal eAssist – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When General Motors debuted the 2012 Buick LaCrosse with eAssist technology at the Los Angeles Auto Show last year, the automaker told us that this new fuel-saving feature would quickly spread across many other models in ...

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    Report: Buick Regal Hybrid coming to Chicago Auto Show

    2011 Buick Regal – Click above for high-res image gallery
    According to a report from Ward's Auto, General Motors will be debuting a hybrid version of the Buick Regal sedan at the Chicago Auto Show next week. The electrified Regal will use the same eAssist architecture that debuted in the ...

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    Chicago 2010: GM uses clear plastic to illustrate direct injection

    Cutaway engine displays at Chicago Auto Show – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Automakers have long grappled with a way to showcase exciting new technology in an interesting and informative yet still simple-to-understand way. One traditional method that's been used for years for this ...


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