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Nate Martinez

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2012 Comic-Con: Hyundai's Latest Elantra is One Mean Zombie-Fighting Machine

Ladies and gents, meet the latest four-wheeled zombie-deterrant that will help you live a little longer on post-apocalyptic planet.
Jul 13, 2012
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Spied! 2013 Lexus ES 250 Parked in China Ahead of Beijing Debut

In much the same fashion as the Lexus GS last year, a quick camera snapper in China has broken the cover of Lexus’s latest mode, this time the 2013 ES250.
Feb 21, 2012
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2012 Toyota Prius C Starts at $19,710, Gets 53 mpg City Rating

Toyota's small new hybrid car will be both affordable and extremely fuel-efficient.
Feb 08, 2012
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Feature Flick: Pylon, Meet Lexus IS F Nurburgring Racer

Out of the many cars that got flung around a parking lot at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon during Toyota's motorsport exhibition, nearly every one survived without a scratch, including the Lexus LFA Roadster convertible concept.
Jan 24, 2012
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Uber-Vette? German Firm Crafts 758-HP Corvette ZR1

It’s hard to think of something more potent, speedier, and angrier than a brand-new 638-horsepower Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.
Jan 18, 2012
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CES 2012: Kia Shows Off Improved UVO 2, Augmented Reality Cockpit Concept

Kia's first UVO infotaiment system was okay at best.
Jan 12, 2012
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CES 2012: Mercedes-Benz's Dr. Z Downplays Importance of Automated Driving

With Mercedes-Benz often at the forefront of automotive technological innovation, it wasn't surprising to see Dr.
Jan 11, 2012
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Nissan Cube Lags in US Sales, Yet Will Continue to Live On

Although it may be quirky, attractive (to a certain few), and fuel efficient, the Nissan Cube isn’t doing so well when it comes to sales in 2011.
Nov 23, 2011
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Mansory Gives the Audi R8 V10 Spyder More Wing, Potency

Swiss tuner Mansory is the top dog when it comes to eye-catching modified rides.
Nov 22, 2011
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Drunk Man Beats Up 15 Parked Mazdas, Causes $50,000 in Damages

Edward Roth really doesn't like Mazdas -- at least, that's what it looks like.
Nov 22, 2011
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The Future of In-Car Connectivity: We Sample Pioneer's AppRadio Stereo Interface

We all know that trying to use a smartphone in the car can be a dangerous event.
May 31, 2011
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Racking Up Sales: Hyundai, Kia Continue Sales Success in US Market

Note to the auto industry: Young vehicles touting impressive fuel economy, notable safety ratings, and stylish designs sell big, at least in the US market.
Apr 01, 2011
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Toyota CEO Commits Vehicles and “Useful Support” to Japan’s Quake-Damaged Areas

Toyota president Akio Toyoda recently issued a statement to all the people affected by the Tohuku Earthquake.
Mar 31, 2011
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German Tuner Richard Hamann Dies at Age 53

Famed BMW tuner Richard Hamann died last week as a result of lung cancer, company officials stated.
Mar 22, 2011
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