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Spyker Confirms New C8 Aileron, SUV

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As Spyker’s global rebuilding and rebranding strategy continues, the automaker is introducing its new B6 Venator only next year. But not without a few other surprises along the way. How does an updated C8 Aileron and SUV tickle your fancy?

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2015 Chevrolet Trax: Chevy’s Surprise Small SUV

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Yesterday, about 25 journalists set out from NYC to Monticello Motorsport Club in upstate to test drive the all-new Chevrolet Camaro Z/28. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans and torrential rain grounded us. The weather gave us an interesting opportunity that we had not anticipated– seat time in the Trax– Chevy’s newest, littlest crossover.

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Jeep Cherokee Custom Trio Readies for Moab Safari

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Every year, the Moab Easter Safari is a point of attraction to our calendars. And every year, Jeep delivers some sweet modified 4x4s to keep us salivating. 2014 is no different, as we’ve all been treated to some handsome Cherokee (and Grand Cherokee) special editions.

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Land Rover Concept Makes Front of Car Invisible [w/video]

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Next week, Land Rover will reveal a new concept SUV, dubbed the “Discovery Vision.” Considering the LR4 (aka Discovery in other parts of the word) has grown long in the tooth, one may presume this concept will herald its replacement. With the advent of the Evoque and the new Range Rover line, the LR4 has grown quite boring, but one aptly named tech feature on this forthcoming concept has us very interested.

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Land Rover Freelander to Continue Life Under Tata Nameplate

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With the aging Land Rover Freelander set to be replaced at the end of the year, you would expect owner Tata Motors to trash the whole project and look towards the future. But the automaker has other plans in mind — it wants to recycle the Freelander and give it a Tata badge.

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Tesla is Planning to Ditch Mirrors and Spend Money

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A day without Tesla in the news is few and far between; today is no different. Tesla joined the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers in filing a petition to ask permission from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to use sideview cameras instead of mirrors. The NHTSA currently mandates that all road-going vehicles come equipped with sideview mirrors, even though the technology exists to use cameras instead.

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Bentley Teases Future SUV, Looks More ‘Normal’

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With 1.5 million vehicles, the crossover market is one of the largest vehicle segments in the automotive industry. This is a high stakes market, but the profits are low, much like the family sedan market. Meanwhile, the luxury SUV market is a much smaller segment, but carries much higher sticker prices. Analysts call them “profit centers.” The average Joe calls them “cash cows.” British automaker Bentley is looking to finally cash in with its own cow.

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Go Anywhere, Do Anything: The Story of Willy’s Jeep

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The US had not yet entered the war in June of 1940. But to military planners, it was only a matter of time till GIs found themselves staring down the barrels of Nazi rifles. In that month, they put out a call to American carmakers to submit designs for a ¼ ton light reconnaissance vehicle. Three companies submitted bids: Bantam, Willy’s, and Ford. By year’s end the trio of competitors were working together to complete the first prototypes of what would become the Jeep.

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Chevy Tahoe, GMC Yukon: A Pair of High Tech SUVs

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General Motors knows how to make trucks and SUVs better than they know how to do anything else– and it has good motivation. GM calls their trucks/SUVS “profit centers,” which is PR speak for “vehicles that are cheap to build and we can sell a ton.” In other words, the Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban, Silverado, GMC Yukon, Yukon XL, and Sierra are the bread and butter for the General.

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Jeep Defends Wrangler Against Poor Consumer Reports Score

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On Tuesday, Consumer Reports published a study on the 20 worst-scoring cars available right now. The list is full of economy cars with middling reputations, like the Smart ForTwo, Chevrolet Spark and outgoing cars like the current Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger. Two Jeeps were on the list as well, and while we could understand the low ranking of the soon-to-be-replaced Jeep Patriot, we’re left scratching our heads at the low score of the iconic Jeep Wrangler.

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