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    Report: Toyota says C-HR Concept is more of a Prius preview than we thought
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    When the designers thought they were just about finished with the new look of the fourth-generation Toyota Prius hybrid, higher-ups did not like what they saw and sent those designers back to the proverbial drawing board to come up with something a little spicier. Duly inspired, the designers ...

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    Report: Nissan could offer plug-in hybrids by 2016
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    Nissan is recharging the idea of a production plug-in hybrid model. The Japanese automaker may start making a plug-in hybrid by as soon as late 2015, with deliveries to start in time for the 2016 model year, Green Car Reports says, citing an interview with company executive Andy Palmer. Those ...

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    Report: 2015 Volvo XC90 could plug-in with PHEV version
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    Volvo will start selling its new version of the XC90 gas-powered crossover in the US in Spring 2015 and it looks like the Swedish automaker won't waste too much time getting to the plug-in variant. In fact, the company may start selling its XC90 PHEV as early as next summer, which might beat the ...

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    Rumormill: Nissan Qashqai EV could make appearance in Europe
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    First off, before we go any further, the Nissan crossover sold outside of the US that's nearly impossible to spell correctly is pronounced "KASH-kye." Now that we've gotten that out of the way, it looks like Nissan is considering making a battery-electric version of the Qashqai for the European ...

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    Report: Yo-Auto will cut Yo-Mobile hybrid annual production in half
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    Yo-Auto, the Mikhail Prokhorov-owned automaker that's been making plans to build the first Russia-made hybrid car, will scale down production of its Yo-Mobile to less than half of its previous goal when the car goes live in 2015, Ria Novosti reports, citing company executive Andrei Ginzburg. The ...

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    Official: New diesel Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 gets down and not dirty
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    And now for some good news for a company that can use it. Peugeot says it has boosted the fuel economy of its 3008 HYbrid4 crossover diesel hybrid by about 30 percent while cutting its greenhouse-gas emissions by about eight percent. The French automaker has upgraded the motor software systems ...

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    Report: Tesla looking at smaller CUV, Roadster successor for 2016
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    Five models doesn't quite equal GM, but it's pretty impressive for a startup. And five models is exactly what Tesla Motors chief Elon Musk is shooting for. Musk says the battery-electric luxury vehicle maker will have five models by 2016, when Tesla will add a small crossover and a sports car to ...

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    Rumormill: Lexus working on sub-RX crossover, more hybrids?
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    Yes, we know saying, "Lexus is considering more hybrids," is about as obvious as predicting the company's next model will have wheels, but TheDetroitBureau.com reports the automaker expects to offer buyers a total of eight hybrid models by 2015. Mark Templin, Lexus general manager, recently took ...

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    Official: Lexus RX450h to be made in Canada
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    Sales are about to take off, eh? Toyota Motor Co. is counting on meeting what it says is "rising demand" for the Lexus RX450h by moving production of the crossover SUV hybrid north of the border. The Japanese automaker plans to build about 15,000 units of the model annually at its factory in ...

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    Official: Mazda says CX-5 is the first to use all Skyactiv features
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    Mazda is pitching its CX-5 compact crossover as its first model to use all of its Skyactiv fuel-saving technologies, including fuel-saving improvements to its engine, transmission, body and chassis (details on all that here). Mazda, which started selling the model in the U.S. last month, said ...

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    Report: Bentley to unveil plug-in hybrid SUV concept in Geneva
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    The legendary Ettore Bugatti once famously (and derisively) referred to Bentley cars as "the world's fastest lorries" – the British term for heavy trucks. Fast-forward a few decades and Ettore's proclamation is edging toward the truth, as the British brand is rumored to be launching its ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi will offer battery-electric Outlander crossover by March 2013
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    Mitsubishi, which will unveil the latest version of its Outlander crossover at the Geneva International Motor Show next month, will start selling a battery-electric version of the CUV by next spring. The Japanese automaker said it will add an "EV-based Outlander model" to its lineup during its ...

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    Official: More on Tesla Model X crossover EV unveiled; set for late '13 launch
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    The all-electric Tesla Model X crossover was unveiled at a red-carpet, velvet-rope style event at the Tesla Design Studios in Hawthorne, CA tonight, with company co-founder Elon Musk confirming that the Model X will start production late next year and that full production is expected in ...

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    Official: 2012 Ford Edge with EcoBoost EPA-rated 30 mpg highway, 21 city
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    2011 Ford Edge– Click above for high-res image gallery
    The 2012 Ford Edge, equipped with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine, officially returns some fairly impressive fuel economy numbers. Now that the Environmental Protection Agency has concluded its formal testing, we can ...

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    Report: Ecoboost brings 30 mpg to 2012 Ford Edge
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    Is 30 the new 20? It is when it comes to highway mileage for crossover vehicles. Though the official ratings are not yet on the FuelEconomy.gov website, FordInsideNews is reporting that the pairing of the Ford Edge with the turbocharged Ecoboost 2.0 liter engine will be good for 21 miles per ...

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    Tokyo 2009: Mitsubishi Concept PX-MiEV shows its more conventional face
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    Mitsubishi has put its plug-in hybrid Concept PX-MiEV crossover concept on a pedestal here at the Tokyo Motor Show, touting the CUV's "environmental and on-road performance," as well as its serial and parallel modes and wireless ...

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    2010 Suzuki SX4 SportBack takes more to the streets, less to the fields
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    2010 Suzuki SX4 SportBack - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've praised Suzuki's SX4 Crossover in these pages before. With its quasi-softroader abilities, surprisingly direct steering, segment-exclusive all-wheel drive and generous equipment levels, the cheap n' cheerful hatchback has ...

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    20 fuel sipping diesel SUV/CUV/crossovers available in Germany
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    Modern compact SUVs don't need to drink fuel at quite the rate of their larger, more easily spotted cousins (HUMMER, Range Rover, we're looking at you). Over in Europe, drivers have opened their arms to compact SUVs as an alternative to sedans and mini vans. Current offerings share car platforms ...

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    Cheap gas means free Codeweaver software for Mac and Linux users today
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    While we've been fretting how low gas prices could slow development of alternative fuel technologies, our friends at TUAW have found a real upside to cheap gas: free software. Thanks to a brash pronouncement by CodeWeavers CEO Jeremy White back in July, CodeWeavers will allow people to download one ...

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    Edmunds asks: How much car do you really need?
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    How much car do you really need? In a posting comparing the GMC Yukon Denali with the GMC Acadia, Karl Brauer says, "The emphasis on 'really' comes from a phenomenon I think we're all aware of -- perceived versus actual vehicle needs." Brauer goes on to suggest making a self-examination of sorts ...

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