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Dutch monster truck demonstration leaves three dead

Filed under: Truck, Europe, Government/Legal, Safety Tragedy struck during a monster truck demonstration at a car show in Haaksbergen, Netherlands, when the massive vehicle (pictured above) seemingly lost control and crashed into spectators. The calamity resulted in three fatalities and many injuries among bystanders. Videos of the accident seemed to show the truck rolling over [...]

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Kia bringing updated Rio, Venga to Paris

Filed under: Budget, Minivan/Van, Europe, Paris Motor Show, Hatchback, Kia The Rio may not be the most popular Kia in the United States – not by a long shot – but it was the brand’s top seller globally last year. Little wonder, then, that although the current fourth-generation model was only introduced in 2011, the [...]

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Volkswagen charges up new Passat GTE for the trip to Paris

Filed under: Hybrid, Sedan, Wagon, Europe, Paris Motor Show, Volkswagen, Electric We all know that the letters GT stand for Gran Turismo, but tacking on another letter can evoke a different meaning altogether. GTO for Ferraris (or Pontiacs), GT-R for Nissan supercars, GTA for high-performance Alfa Romeos (or car-theft video games, or metropolitan Toronto)… The [...]

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Hyundai HG350 ready to take on Europe’s Transits and Sprinters

Filed under: Minivan/Van, Truck, Europe, Work, Hyundai, South Korea Here in North America, Hyundai has been historically known as a purveyor of affordable, content-laden everyday cars and crossovers. More recently, it’s also been pushing upmarket and attempting to gain respect for its sporting joneses. In other parts of the world, however, the Korean automaker is [...]

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NEVS announces 200 layoffs as it says Saab restart will ‘take time’

Filed under: Sedan, Europe, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Plants/Manufacturing, Saab, Electric For a fleeting moment a few weeks ago, the news from Saab-owner National Electric Vehicle Sweden appeared almost positive. The company had its reorganization plan approved (a day after it was denied), and the automaker was actually showing a real, running vehicle, albeit one with a top [...]

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Iveco shows futuristic hybrid commercial van concept

Filed under: Concept Cars, Hybrid, Minivan/Van, Europe, Technology, Misc. Auto Shows European truck and commercial van maker Iveco is looking into the future with its Vision concept at the International Motor Show of Commercial Vehicles in Hanover, Germany. The innovative, hybrid delivery vehicle is meant to anticipate increasingly strict emissions limits, while still being able [...]

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Silvermine 11SR track car takes shape

Filed under: Convertible, Performance, Europe, Specialty, MISC If it seems to you like every country in the Western Hemisphere is making its own track car these days, that’s because they probably are. And now we have another on our hands in the form of the Silvermine 11SR. Previewed earlier this year, the Silvermine 11SR hails [...]

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