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2015 VW Jetta makes global debut in New York

2015 VW Jetta makes global debut in New York

Volkswagen has unveiled the new 2015 Jetta at the New York International Auto Show. The 2015 Jetta gets new front, rear, and interior styling that enhances the design the Jetta is famous for. VW is also adding some optional driver assistance systems as well with blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, frontal collision warning system, and park distance control.

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Aftermarket firm to make 100 Tesla Model S convertibles

Aftermarket firm to make 100 Tesla Model S convertibles

Tesla started making a roadster called the Tesla Roadster. It was more of a targa top sports car than a full convertible. A company called Newport Convertible Engineering has announced that it has received 100 orders to build Tesla Model S convertibles from an investor in China. Production of the Model S convertible will begin in July 2014 in three of Newport's facilities around the world.

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Volvo Inflatable Child Seat Concept is lighter than most at 10lbs

Volvo Inflatable Child Seat Concept is lighter than most at 10lbs

One of the biggest problems with conventional child car seat is its weight. You can expect them to weigh close to the 25-pound range and besides being bulky; they are highly inefficient as travel luggage. Parents of toddlers can heave a sigh of relief as an inflatable and lighter version is being worked upon by Volvo. Called the Inflatable Child Seat Concept, this rear-facing child car seat is a little over 10 pounds and fits into your travel bag with ease.

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Formula E public testing kicks off in UK on July 4

Formula E public testing kicks off in UK on July 4

Formula E cars look something like the Formula 1 cars from years past with the big difference being no gasoline engine powers the racecar. Rather than burning fuel, Formula E cars run on electricity alone. First test laps for the Spark-Renault SRT_01E racer were run late last year in France. That car will call Donington Park home, as will the rest of the teams.

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Bentley plug-in hybrid concept promises 50km on electricity only

Bentley plug-in hybrid concept promises 50km on electricity only

Bentley is set to show off its hybrid car concept at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition on April 20. The hybrid vehicle that will on display at the show is based on the Mulsanne, which is the top of the line vehicle that Bentley produces. Bentley won’t be offering the Mulsanne in a hybrid version anytime soon. It's simply the test bed for showing off the plug-in hybrid technology.

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2015 Corvette Stingray 8-speed paddle shift auto transmission detailed

2015 Corvette Stingray 8-speed paddle shift auto transmission detailed

Chevrolet is giving the 2015 Stingray Corvette a new transmission option that is an 8-speed paddle shift automatic transmission. When this transmission was first announced, some were disappointed that it wasn’t a dual-clutch unit like you find on many high-end sports cars from Europe. Chevy says that people shouldn't be worried about the performance of this paddle shift transmission, it rivals the shift times that you get from the best dual-clutch designs according to GM.

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