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GM recalls 316k vehicles over potential headlamps issue

GM recalls 316k vehicles over potential headlamps issue

General Motors is set to undergo another recall, this time for approximately 316,000 sedans and SUVs over a potential headlamps issue. Of the recalled models, 273,000 or so are located in the United States. Affected models could potentially experience issues illuminating on either an intermittent or a permanent basis. This only applies to the daytime lights and low-beams, however, with the high-beam lamps being unaffected by the malfunction. It isn't yet known whether any accidents have resulted from this issue.

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Chevrolet Trax small SUV aims at Nissan Juke

Chevrolet Trax small SUV aims at Nissan Juke

Chevrolet is aiming directly at the popular Nissan Juke with a new small SUV for city dwellers called the 2015 Chevrolet Trax. Chevy has taken a more traditional approach to making a small SUV rather than going with a quirky design as Nissan did with the Juke. The 2015 Trax is also packed with some interesting technology that you can't get in the Juke and similar vehicles.

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BMW has 670HP plans for ubiquitous plug-in hybrids

BMW has 670HP plans for ubiquitous plug-in hybrids

BMW will distill the electric hybrid drive offered in its i8 eco-supercar and unusual i3 city car for its mainstream models, with the German company revealing plans to offer plug-in hybrid versions of every car. Kicking off with a 3 Series plug-in hybrid prototype set to be shown off in Miramas, France, and then spreading across the rest of the marque's line-up over the long term, the technology will see a battery-powered electric drivetrain paired with a frugal gas engine, the latter used as a range extender. However, BMW is also promising less time with that extender active.

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2015 Corvette Z06 customer deliveries begin

2015 Corvette Z06 customer deliveries begin

One of the coolest cars that Chevrolet has produced in a long time is the new 2015 Corvette Z06 sports car. The all-new Z06 is the most track capable Corvette ever made and buyers around the country who have ordered one have something to look forward to. Chevy has announced that deliveries of the 2015 Z06 to customers are now underway. Chevy says that some early customers could begin receiving their cars later this week.

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Cadillac CT6 will ape the Germans as it ignores them

Cadillac CT6 will ape the Germans as it ignores them

Cadillac will reveal its new CT6 range-topping luxury sedan in April at the New York Auto Show, kicking off an ambitious relaunch that will see the firm simultaneously ape and distance itself from German marques. The Cadillac CT6 - which will be inspired by the 2013 Elmiraj concept, though be a four-door rather than a coupe - will be the GM division's own interpretation of what American automotive luxury means, but according to new marketing chief Uwe Ellinghaus, it'll never actually describe it as such.

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Toyo recalls 175,000 tires over safety risk

Toyo recalls 175,000 tires over safety risk

Toyo has recalled about 175,000 tires due to potential issues that could lead to tire failure, posing a safety risk. The recall is being voluntarily made, and includes tires made under both the Nitto and Toyo Tires brands for SUVs, light trucks, and vans. With these tires, it is possible the belt or tread can separate and the tire could potentially lose pressure, both of which could then possibly lead to the tire itself failing and a potential crash.

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2015 Toyota Sienna minivans recalled over assist grips

2015 Toyota Sienna minivans recalled over assist grips

News of another Toyota recall has surfaced, this time revolving around the 2015 Sienna minivan. Says the auto maker, which announced that it will be recalling the cars on Wednesday, certain 2015 Sienna Minivans are being recalled due to potential issues with the overhead assist grips on the right and left sides of the second row. Those with affected models will be notified by Toyota in the near future, and will be able to have the grips serviced at their local dealership.

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EMC, Lotus jumps a truck over an F1 car, sets world record

EMC, Lotus jumps a truck over an F1 car, sets world record

Some people, when they're bored, try to perform some stunts, sometimes hilarious, sometimes mindless, and sometimes just plain out of this world. But when new friends EMC cloud storage and Lotus Formula One get bored, they make a truck jump over an F1 race car. Yes, this is today's serving of "do not try this at home or on the road." That said, the death-defying stunt is undoubtedly awesome, and it is made even more awesome by the fact that they nabbed the Guinness World Record for highest truck jump.

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Reiter Gallardo Extenso stretches Lamborghini FL2 GT3’s prowess

Reiter Gallardo Extenso stretches Lamborghini FL2 GT3’s prowess

Reiter Engineering, Lamborghini's official Gallardo GT3 partner, has just unveiled what it dubs the Extenso R-EX. As the name suggests, this car extends the FL GT3, already a race-car version of Lamborghini's popular Gallardo line. With a wider rear, new materials, a more aggressive visage, and a better sounding engine, the Reiter Gallardo Extenso is poised to be the next evolution of the Gallarado GT3 line and will be the car maker's new contender in future races such as those in the Blancpain GT Series and the US Pirelli World Challenge.

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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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