Cars

Nissan tests paint coating for “self cleaning” cars

Nissan tests paint coating for “self cleaning” cars

If you’ve grown tired of spraying your car down from time to time, Nissan feels your pain. The car manufacturer is testing a new paint for their vehicles which would repel water and other debris, putting the car wash squarely in its place. Currently on the Europe-only Nissan Note, the technology is being tested for applications on other Nissan vehicles as well.

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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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