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Conspiracy Theory: Ford’s Bronco Concept Car Was Actually Based On A South African Chevy

I should come right out and say that I have zero actual evidence to support this wild theory, other than the striking visual similarities you’ll see here. But those visual similarities are really, really hard to ignore, and I just can’t keep quiet any longer. This wild theory is that Ford’s well-known 2004 Bronco…Read more… […]

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This Is The Surprisingly Obvious Reason Why Volvos Have That Diagonal Bar On Their Grilles

Like almost every carmaker, Volvo has its own set of typefaces, logos, badges, and other aesthetic bits that contribute to its identity as a brand. One of their most iconic details is their diagonal grille bar. That bar has a history and origin story that’s so mundane, it’s actually interesting again. Want to hear it?…Read […]

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I Will Only Accept An Eight Or 10-Speed Manual If They Come With Gated Shifters

As environmental regulations get stricter and stricter, automakers have turned to increasingly more creative ways to make their cars more efficient. One of these methods is to simply add more gears. Trouble is, these are always found in automatic transmissions, not manuals. What gives? Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Interior Trims, Ranked

Don’t underestimate the importance of your car’s interior design. It’s what you’re stuck looking at every time you drive, after all. There may be no one right way to craft the perfect interior, but there are plenty of ways to do it wrong.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Why Infiniti’s Design Boss Says Beautiful Sedans Aren’t Dead Yet

Infiniti brought one of the most intriguing concept cars to the Detroit Auto Show this year, in part because it was one of the only actual concepts revealed, but also because it’s a beautifully sculpted package that finds a tricky balance of design and new engineering. Here’s what its designer had to say about the…Read […]

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You Should Come To The Sketchbattle In Detroit This Week Because It’s For Charity And Also Awesome

If you’re anywhere near Detroit this coming week and love cars but are sick of all the usual car stuff, boy are you in luck. The Sketchbattle is back, and it’s happening at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16! Sketchbattle is auto design twisted into a bloodsport, and you don’t want to miss it.Read more… […]

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GM Really Phoned It In For The Design Of Their Driverless Car

For as much hype as GM’s ‘production ready’ driverless, control-free car has gotten, both from GM themselves and the media, you’d think they’d have bothered to make something that looks like they, you know, thought about it for more than an afternoon. Sure, the tech is impressive, but the design is terrible, and…Read more… Continue […]

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The 2018 Mazda 3 May Have The Best No-Bullshit Instrument Cluster Right Now

We’re in a strange era for instrument clusters and dashboards right now. It’s a transitional period, thanks to the very rapidly-growing adoption of full-color LCD matrix displays into and, in some cases, replacing the traditional instrument cluster. Sometimes, though, new tech isn’t always better, as this Mazda 3 dash…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Ford Cancels The Fusion’s Redesign Because No One Gives A Shit About Sedans Anymore

I’ve got bad news for those of us who don’t want to live in an automotive landscape solely populated with bloated SUVs and slightly less bloated crossovers: we’re boned. In case you’re still hopeful, here’s a bit of news that should kill that optimism: Ford just cancelled their refresh of their Fusion mid-size sedan,…Read more… […]

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