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Is Lamborghini readying a hybrid for Paris?

Filed under: Hybrid, Performance, Europe, Technology, Paris Motor Show, Lamborghini Lamborghini had us seriously stumped when it released its teaser (above) for a new vehicle that’ll debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. The image seemed to depict a fastback GT somewhat reminiscent of Lambo’s earlier 2+2 models like the Espada, and was accompanied by [...]

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Europe gets tougher with “right to be forgotten” ruling

Google’s fight against European governments has become a bit more frustrating. The data protection authorities in Europe said on Thursday that they will soon require companies like Google, affected by the controversial “right to be forgotten” ruling, to develop “common case-handling criteria,” create a “common record of decisions,” and contribute to a “dashboard to help identify [...]

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What you missed on 9.18.14

Filed under: Performance, Europe, Government/Legal, Hatchback, Kia, Nissan, Electric Quick Spin: 2014 Kia Cee’d GT We’re undergoing somewhat of a Hot Hatch Revival here in America these days, but the sad truth is that for every Volkswagen GTI and Ford Focus ST we can buy, the average European shopper has three to choose from. So, [...]

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2014 Kia Cee’d GT

Filed under: Performance, Europe, Hatchback, Kia, UK, Quick Spins Kia may be an automaker with a lot going for it these days, but it’s not yet one that takes pains to appeal to performance enthusiasts. Aside from its Pirelli World Challenge team, it doesn’t support any major racing programs to speak of. And despite having [...]

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DS models to lose Citroen badging

Filed under: Europe, Citroën The Citroën Divine DS Concept won’t be the only model in the newly separated DS sub-brand to ditch its Chevrons. In fact, the entire DS line will go without the iconic badge, according to PSA Chairman Carlos Tavares. The goal, Tavares told Autocar, was to continue to distance the DS line [...]

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Citroen and Ines de La Fressange Paris show off two new concepts

Filed under: Concept Cars, Convertible, Europe, Paris Motor Show, Hatchback, Citroën, Design/Style Citroën is taking some inspiration from the famous Parisian style with two new, chic concepts based on the DS3 (above) and DS3 Cabrio (right) with input from the fashion house Ines de La Fressange Paris. There aren’t any actual mechanical tweaks to them; [...]

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Ford unveils next-gen S-Max in Europe

Filed under: Minivan/Van, Europe, Paris Motor Show, Ford Let’s get this unfortunate though important tidbit out of the way right off the bat: The Ford S-Max isn’t sold in the United States, and it’s not coming here, at least not anytime soon. And so it’s with our European friends in mind that we share this [...]

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ZF buying TRW for $12.4B, creates second-largest supplier

Filed under: Europe, Plants/Manufacturing, Earnings/Financials Two well-known companies in the industry will combine to create the second-largest auto parts supplier in the world. ZF Friedrichshafen AG, best known for its transmissions, has announced it is buying TRW Automotive Holdings, a major player in safety tech, as part of an approximately $12.4-billion cash deal based on [...]

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Toyota Hilux successor spotted

Filed under: Spy Photos, Truck, Europe, Toyota The midsize truck segment is suddenly seemingly exploding with new vehicles worldwide, even here in North America. Not only will the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon be available very soon, Toyota is already testing a replacement for its aging Tacoma and Honda has promised a Ridgeline replacement within [...]

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