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Audi electric car with 280-mile range in the pipeline

Audi electric car with 280-mile range in the pipeline

Audi has an all-electric car in the pipeline, and it'll offer a range of 280 miles, according to the auto maker's technical development chief Ulrich Hackenberg. The information was provided during the Los Angeles Auto Show, and though there's no information on what kind of car, exactly, the electric offering will be, Hackenberg said it'll be released around 2017. This model is rumored to be able to fit a total of five individuals, and will still have "ample luggage space". Given what has been revealed, it looks like Audi might have a Model S competitor in the works.

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Mazda recalls 100k cars over tire pressure issue

Mazda recalls 100k cars over tire pressure issue

Mazda has recalled nearly 100,000 vehicles over potential issues with the tire pressure sensor, according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In affected vehicles, the car may fail to alert when tire pressure has dropped below a certain range under specific conditions, something that could potentially lead to crashes caused by under-inflated tires. The recalled vehicles will be serviced at a related dealership once notices are sent out; the solution involves reprogramming the software that controls the pressure monitoring system.

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Kia channels its inner mutant with X-Men-themed Sorento

Kia channels its inner mutant with X-Men-themed Sorento

Kia has introduced its new mutant variety 2015 Sorento, a special model made in partnership with Fox that the auto maker plans to debut a week before the Australian Open 2015 tennis championship. With it comes an X-Men theme, and though Kia is asking viewers to guess which character inspired the design, there seems little mystery left to the imagination with Wolverine's claws having prime showcasing spots on both the front and back of the vehicle. The car will be revealed by tennis pro Rafael Nadal.

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Toyota recalls 400k Lexus cars over fire hazard

Toyota recalls 400k Lexus cars over fire hazard

Toyota has recalled over 400,000 Lexus cars over a potential fire hazard, reports Bloomberg. The fires could start as a result of potential fuel leaks, a problem that Toyota will fix under the recall. The news joins a larger mass recall that has swept up several auto makers that use air bag components from Takata Corp. Under that recall, which the NHTSA has demanded become nationwide after first launching as smaller regional recalls, is potentially fatal.

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Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV eyes-on

Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV eyes-on

With the Mitsubishi Motors Concept XR-PHEV, the LA Auto Show 2014 sees a slick plug-in-hybrid electric vehicle drivetrain paired with high-end, bold styling - in bright red, of course. Mitsubishi brought this vehicle to LA not only reaffirm their commitment to the US market, but to show how future vehicles will look and run. As this vehicle is a concept, Mitsubishi says it'll never reach the road in its current form. On the other hand, the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV does play host to not only futuristic aesthetics for next-gen cars, but futuristic technologies as well.

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2015 Nissan Murano eyes-on

2015 Nissan Murano eyes-on

This year at the 2014 LA Auto Show we've been given a good look at the 2015 Nossan Murano. This is a vehicle that was originally showed off (in its earlier form) as the Nissan Resonance Concept at the 2013 Detroit Auto show. Back then we crossed our fingers that this vehicle would eventually see the real showroom floor as a next-generation crossover. This week we've seen what the 2015 Nissan Murano has become. With its V-Motion grille, signature headlines and a collection of futuristic technological advances, this vehicle is set to hit the road.

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Mitsubishi 2015 Outlander GT eyes-on

Mitsubishi 2015 Outlander GT eyes-on

Behold, the redesigned Outlander. This is the second edition in Mitsubishi's Outlander lineup, the first coming in 2014. This model has a new and improved look to it, coming with a smoother fascia and a wider array of options. Here at the LA Auto Show 2014 we're seeing the 2015 Outlander GT, that being the version with Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC), though you'll have the option of picking this vehicle up in front-wheel drive as well.

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Poo Bus aims to improve urban air quality

Poo Bus aims to improve urban air quality

This week the first ever bus powered on human food waste was released into the wild in the UK. This is the Bio-Bus, a green vehicle which is literally, truly powered by poo. This bus was created by GENeco, a subsidiary of Wessex Water, a company proud to product a bus that's able to travel 300km (or 186mi) on a full tank of gas produced by Bristol sewage treatment works. So you don't actually poo ON the bus, but you are on the bus running because of your poo, if you live in the area it's running.

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Uber Momentum driver rewards arrive amidst controversy

Uber Momentum driver rewards arrive amidst controversy

Uber has again been caught up in a lot of negative media attention, this time kicking off after comments made by executive Emil Michael went public. Amidst doing damage control, the company has announced a new perk for its most faithful drivers called Momentum, a rewards program that is said to be the result of feedback from thousands of drivers about what they want most. "It recognizes the tremendous service our partners provide," says the company, and will in part help drivers lower their costs of operation.

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Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 concept showcased at LA Auto Show

Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 concept showcased at LA Auto Show

Chevrolet has taken the wraps off a new concept truck at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, showcasing its Colorado ZR2 concept as an example of what could be for the midsize model's off-roading future. Chevy has based its concept on the ZR2 production model, as well as Colorado Z71's offerings, and included the new 2.8-liter Duramax diesel engine for good measure. That engine is slated to arrive in the auto maker's Colorado models in 2015. The concept brings with it elements designed specifically for going off the road, including a higher ground clearance and skid plates.

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