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Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept: Inside Tomorrow’s SUV

Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept: Inside Tomorrow’s SUV

Land Rover may have a history of tough, mud-plugging SUVs, but the Discovery Vision Concept ramps up the tech as well. Shown off at the New York International Auto Show - complete with its "transparent hood" - the car may be a concept but it's also a preview of the upcoming next-gen model for the road. SlashGear caught up with Jaguar Land Rover Design Studio Director Richard Woolley to find out the thinking behind the Discovery Vision Concept, as well as how it will shape future production SUVs.

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VW Golf R 400 packs 395HP and is headed to showrooms

VW Golf R 400 packs 395HP and is headed to showrooms

Volkswagen's Golf is no spring chicken - it just hit its fortieth birthday, in fact - but the new Golf R 400 Concept looks to reboot the modern classic in all the right ways with a meaty 395 HP engine. Shown off at the Shanghai Auto Show this week, the new hot hatch squeezes 400 PS (or 395 HP) out of the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine from the Golf R, a car which would normally muster 300 PS.

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Recargo aims for EV road trip record in Tesla Model S

Recargo aims for EV road trip record in Tesla Model S

A company called Recargo has been aiming at setting a new Guinness World Record for the longest vehicle journey ever taken using electricity alone. The company went after the record behind the wheel of a stock Tesla Model S electric vehicle. Recargo drove the Tesla vehicle across a 27 state route that spanned the four corners of the lower 48 states including Washington, Maine, Florida, and California.

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GM Super Cruise self-driving car tech gets virtual playpen

GM Super Cruise self-driving car tech gets virtual playpen

GM is ramping up its self-driving car tests, using a new high-speed 360-degree simulator to test its upcoming Cadillac Super Cruise tech without having to fully build the vehicles first. Cadillac expects the first Super Cruise equipped models - which will take on some of the responsibility when on highways and in traffic - to appear in showrooms within the next 5-6 years, and has in fact already begun real-road testing of some prototypes.

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Nokia HERE Traffic: Inside the team tracking America’s roads

Nokia HERE Traffic: Inside the team tracking America’s roads

The fastest route isn't necessarily the shortest, and that's something Nokia's HERE Traffic group has discovered when it comes to tracking congestion across the US road network. Every day the team uses a combination of official reports, highway cameras, and social networks like Twitter to keep services like Nokia HERE Traffic, Bing Maps, and Yahoo! Maps up to date with the latest incidents and slow-downs. Join us on a photo-tour behind the scenes to find out how.

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2015 Ford Mustang GT gets factory line lock and launch control

2015 Ford Mustang GT gets factory line lock and launch control

Ford is teasing some of the cool software features that will be offered on the new 2015 Mustang GT including a line lock and launch control. The 2015 Mustang is completely redesigned in celebration of the original Pony car's 50th birthday. Lots of changes have been made for 2015, including a move to independent rear suspension for the first time on all models of the Mustang.

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New Mini Paceman gets up to 218hp turbo 4-cylinder

New Mini Paceman gets up to 218hp turbo 4-cylinder

Mini has rolled out the latest of its updated models with the new Paceman making its debut. Mini is aiming the Paceman at the premium compact segment and calls the car a Sports Activity Coupe. Mini is also offering the Paceman with All4 AWD. The new Paceman will launch in July. Shoppers will have a new piano black color option to choose from for the car.

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