Automotive

Honda 2014 Civic first to iOS 7 mirroring with Siri update in the works

Honda 2014 Civic first to iOS 7 mirroring with Siri update in the works

The folks at Honda have made it known that they’ll be first off the blocks in the 2014 Civic with full iOS mirroring for iOS 7. This push will begin on the 4th of December, and will include full touch-friendly integration with the vehicle’s 7-inch touchscreen on its center console. The features here will be launched with the 2014 Civic Coupe right out the gate when it goes on sale next month.

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Chevy shows off 2015 Colorado mid-size truck

Chevy shows off 2015 Colorado mid-size truck

In years past, just about every automaker that offered a full size truck also offered a compact or mid-size truck. As the years passed and sales declined for that segment, some makers discontinued their small and mid-size trucks because the price and capability difference between the smaller trucks and full size units was minuscule and most buyers opted for the larger truck.

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BMW 4 Series Cabriolet, i3, and more among offerings at Tokyo Motor Show 2013

BMW 4 Series Cabriolet, i3, and more among offerings at Tokyo Motor Show 2013

The Tokyo Motor Show 2013 is still underway, and we just got a look at a variety of BMW vehicles, among them being the 4 Series Cabriolet, the i3, and the i8. BMW will be showcasing vehicles until December 1, and also among its plans is the BMW X5, the Concept Active Tourer Outdoor, the Concept M4 Coupe, and the BMW Motorrad nineT. We've got a large gallery for you after the jump.

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Lexus LF-NX Turbo luxury crossover rolls out with sharp, bold design

Lexus LF-NX Turbo luxury crossover rolls out with sharp, bold design

We've got a look at more than a few cars today at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, among them being another Lexus offering, the RC coupe. Also introduced by the luxury auto maker was the Lexus LF-NX Turbo, a new version of the LF-NX HV concept that made an appearance back at the Frankfurt Motor Show. With the Turbo comes an outstanding eye-catching exterior and what Lexus says is an urban-centric compact premium crossover design.

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MINI Cooper S debuts at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013

MINI Cooper S debuts at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013

BMW has just outed its new MINI Hardtop models ahead of the LA Auto Show, but the cars are first dropping by the Tokyo Motor Show 2013. There, we were able to get a first-hand look at the new MINI Cooper S, which sports a bright yellow and black color scheme, highly modernized controls, and a distinctive and rather amusing "surprised" look on the car's face.

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Lexus RC coupe introduced at Tokyo Motor Show 2013

Lexus RC coupe introduced at Tokyo Motor Show 2013

We're on the ground floor here at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013, where Lexus has just introduced its new RC coupe, a snazzy red beast that is slated to launch next year. Unlike some other models, the RC coupe is its own standalone offering rather than being a derivative of an existing two-door sedan, and builds upon some changes Lexus kicked off with its IS sport sedan and GS mid-size sedan.

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Polaris Sportsman WV850 H.O. gets its inspiration from the MV850, has airless tires

Polaris Sportsman WV850 H.O. gets its inspiration from the MV850, has airless tires

Tires, by their nature, are vulnerable components on any vehicle, though some are more robust than others. For vehicles in situations where a lot of abuse is possible, airless tires have been explored as one possibility to eliminate the hassle (and potential harmful) issue of flats. Real-world usage of airless tires has been close to nil, however, and the technology has seen many years of gradual refinements. The Polaris Sportsman WV850 H.O. changes this, coming with TerrainArmor airless tires.

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Ford experiment uses Coke’s PlantBottle tech to create car seats with new partnership

Ford experiment uses Coke’s PlantBottle tech to create car seats with new partnership

Going green spans a wide range of endeavors from unusual and offbeat to unique and conservative, and not to be left out of the mix, Ford has been working on its own various environmentally-friendly projects. In its latest move, the auto maker has teamed up with Coca-Cola in a partnership to use the latter company's PlantBottle technology to develop seat components for its Ford Fusion Energi hybrid.

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SRT names new Viper hue Competition Blue

SRT names new Viper hue Competition Blue

SRT has been running a contest for months to let fans of the 2014 Viper choose the name for a cool new blue color being added to the available options. SRT says that there were over 11,000 color names submitted in the contest and the name chosen by voters is Competition Blue. The SRT blue color reminds me very much of a shade Ford has used for years on Mustangs called Grabber Blue.

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