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Global DJ: 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Debuts TuneIn Radio at 2013 CES

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The small 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV is showing off the latest addition to its MyLink infotainment system at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. TuneIn radio opens up a new world of audio streaming, enabling customers to tap into a multitude of radio stations overseas. By downloading the free smartphone app compatible with MyLink, ...

2014 Cadillac CTS: 420-HP Twin-Turbo V-6, 0-60 MPH in 4.6 Seconds

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The 2014 Cadillac CTS will be offered with a 420-hp twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6 engine mated to an eight-speed automatic, the automaker has revealed. The 2014 CTS debuts at the upcoming New York auto show, but it’s been confirmed that the 2014 Cadillac XTS will get a version of the new twin-turbo V-6, as well. In the ...

Report: Drivers Don’t Want Facebook, Twitter in their Cars – Do You?

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Automakers would have you believe that Generation Y is much more interested in Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and doing hipster things with their friends than driving a car. What else besides the economy could explain why Gen Y isn’t buying cars? Automakers have looked to appeal to younger generations by designing cars, trucks, and SUVs with ...

GM, Peugeot Alliance Not Likely to Include Sharing Chevy Volt Tech

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General Motors and PSA Peugeot-Citroën shook hands earlier this year to share platforms, but GM recently made clear of what car is definitely off the table. According to a report from Automotive News, Opel development chief Rita Forst said GM has no plans to share technology from the the Chevy Volt (and its platform-mate, the ...

Toyota Yaris to Aston Martin Vanquish: IAC Ready to Provide Vehicle Armor for All

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You wouldn’t recognize one if it was parked right next to you, and that’s the point. International Armoring Corporation has armored more than 8000 vehicles over the last decade, and instead of screaming for attention with over-the-top armored cars like the ludicrous Dartz Prombron or cars from Conquest Vehicles, IAC prefers its vehicles keep a ...

Hybrid Learning: Schools Design, Build Chevy Malibu Plug-In Hybrids in EcoCar 2 Competition

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The future of the automobile seems in constant flux, with internal-combustion tech, alternative fuels, and electric propulsion systems continuing to advance. These developments make predicting what we’ll be driving in a few years a tall order. But the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has given a group of college students the chance to explore our ...

Going Extreme: Chevrolet Malibu Turbo Experiences Hurricanes and Blizzards in Climatic Wind Tunnel

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Before the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Turbo reaches any dealership, engineers subject it to extreme conditions in a climatic wind tunnel that can simulate hurricanes, blizzards, and 140-degree heat. The facility allows engineers to test vehicles like the new Malibu Turbo in extreme climates year round without ever leaving Warren, Michigan. By replicating various conditions, the ...

Shocking? GM Projects Having 500,000 Electrified Vehicles on Roads by 2017

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Though electrified vehicles make up a fraction of GM’s current lineup today, in about four years electrification will be the norm. The automaker plans on having 500,000 vehicles with some form of electrification on U.S. roads by 2017, focusing particularly on eAssist and plug-in technology. “Our commitment to eAssist is unwavering,” said Mary Barra, Senior VP ...

An App For That: Opel Unveils iPhone-Based Car Telemetry System

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While plenty of automakers offer small G-force or acceleration meters in their performance cars’ instrument clusters, Opel is going one step further. The automaker’s new telemetry system for the Astra OPC hot hatchback transmits vehicle information and lap data to an Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. The OPC PowerApp software costs just €0.79 (about a ...

Next-Gen LT1 6.2-Liter V-8 for 2014 Corvette Revealed with 450 HP, New Tech

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For years, car enthusiasts have debated what would come of Chevrolet’s iconic small block V-8. Would there be a next-generation engine? Would it get smaller? Would it still have pushrods? Would it have direct injection? Today, all of those questions have been answered. Billed as the biggest change to the venerable small block V-8 engine in ...