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4 hours ago

Our long-term 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4Matic has been with us for a few months now and although things have gone smoothly, there’s been a light learning curve as I get used to daily driving our metallic brown 2017 SUV of the Year. The GLC300, it seems, drives differently—more efficiently—than many small luxury crossovers and SUVs. […]

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Our long-term 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4Matic has been with us for a few months now and although things have gone smoothly, there’s been a light learning curve as I get used to daily driving our metallic brown 2017 SUV of the Year. The GLC300, it seems, drives differently—more efficiently—than many small luxury crossovers and SUVs.

The issue is largely a personal one, but it’s something I’ve grappled with as I go off to test drive other cars for a few weeks at a time and get back into the GLC,  and it’s something I suspect many new GLC buyers will deal with as they get used to their new cars.

The issue, I think, is that the GLC is tuned too efficiently.

Hear me out. What happens when you get off the gas when you’re driving your gas-powered car? You probably start noticeably slowing down as you coast.  In other words, you’re getting a small but obvious amount of engine braking from your car.

You don’t really get that in the GLC. Get off the gas as you approach a stop light or traffic, and the Mercedes doesn’t seem to naturally slow down—instead it coasts along for about four Mississippi before finally beginning to shed speed.  From an engineering perspective, this trait probably is exactly what Mercedes’ engineers intended from the GLC’s 2.0-liter turbo I-4 and nine-speed automatic (not to mention low-rolling resistance tires) as it’s wasting as little kinetic energy as mechanically possible.

It still takes some getting used to, though—especially since it means I’m pressing a lot harder on the brakes than I would otherwise to avoid rear-ending a fellow motorists.

I wanted to test my theory so while I was out of the country on assignment I handed the keys to the GLC off for some fuel economy testing. On the EPA’s fuel economy test, our all-wheel-drive equipped GLC300 is rated at 21/28/24 mpg city/highway/combined. We sought to duplicate the EPA’s results with our very own Emissions Analytics team and netted a Real MPG of 19.2/29.3/22.7. That’s an 8.6 percent dip on the city cycle, 4.6 percent increase on the highway cycle, and an overall drop of 5.4 percent on the combined cycle. Looks like the numbers don’t necessarily back up my theory, but it’s worth noting that our Real MPG tests are all done under a vehicle’s default drive program, which in the GLC300’s case is Comfort mode. We’ll test the GLC again at a later day in Eco mode, which uses tricks such as automatically putting the transmission into neutral while coasting to eke every last mile from each gallon of fuel.

In the meantime, I’ve spent the last few weeks road tripping our Mercedes GLC300 4Matic up and down California, and I think it’s safe to say I’m finally getting used to its unique driving quirks.

More on our long-term Mercedes-Benz GLC300 here:

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4 hours ago

The iconic one-liner from that sappy 1989 Kevin Costner stinker Field of Dreams is motivating nearly every major name-brand automaker to produce a high-riding two-box vehicle to satisfy the public’s as-yet apparently insatiable appetite for “utility vehicles.” For niche manufacturers, a single new entry can virtually double a brand’s annual sales rate almost overnight. To […]

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The iconic one-liner from that sappy 1989 Kevin Costner stinker Field of Dreams is motivating nearly every major name-brand automaker to produce a high-riding two-box vehicle to satisfy the public’s as-yet apparently insatiable appetite for “utility vehicles.” For niche manufacturers, a single new entry can virtually double a brand’s annual sales rate almost overnight. To wit: Jaguar sold 14,466 vehicles in 2015; it moved 31,243 in 2016—and the F-Pace only went on sale in May of that year. Sales of Maserati’s new Levante haven’t taken off quite as quickly, but through August they’re accounting for about 40 percent of the brand’s sales. As usually happens, our first test of a sporting machine like this was of the fire-breather, and that SQ4 variant mostly impressed us. Now it’s time to circle back and assess the relative value (or cynicism) of the mainstream base Q4 model.

To refresh, this one utilizes the same Ferrari-designed and -built F160 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 (using a 60-degree block that is loosely based on Chrysler’s Pentastar V-6). For the Q4 it’s tuned to peak at 345 hp and 369 lb-ft, down from the SQ4’s 424 hp and 428 lb-ft. And in a rare case of things working out the way the math suggests it should, the 19 percent less powerful version is precisely 19 percent slower to 60 mph—5.8 seconds versus the SQ4’s 4.9. That time gap is pretty well maintained through the quarter mile, with the Q4 crossing in 14.2 seconds at 98.2 mph, 0.8 second and 5.1 mph behind the SQ4.

The funny thing is, when driving the two back to back, the power deficit seems less than it is—perhaps because both variants seem to bellow an equivalent chorus of baritone sport-mode bluster when you’re on the throttle and percussive snaps, crackles, and pops when you lift off of it. The starker difference is with the level of grip generated by the Q4’s all-season 265/45R20 Continental CrossContact LX Sport tires as compared with the SQ4’s staggered fitment 265/40 front and 295/35 rear 21-inch ContiSport Contact 5 meats. Stopping distances stretched 14 feet longer (127 versus 113 feet), and max-lateral grip dropped from 0.86 to 0.82 g.

That doesn’t look like much, but on a tight, twisting road the Q4 is all tire squeal and hyperactive stability-control intervention while the SQ4 quietly drifts through the bends at a much swifter pace. A humbling anecdote: At one point during our drive the Q4 was only just keeping pace with a lowly Subaru Crosstrek, howling its tires and brake-pulsing its various corners to keep up with the much less dramatic Subie. This issue can likely be cured by opting for the $2,980 optional 265/40R21 summer tires (plus a set of winter footwear if you don’t live in the “smile states”). Of course, doing so will further compromise the ride quality, which is actually best on the base 19-inch tires, but it’s still quite supple on the squishy 20s. One final handling note: the sublimely communicative hydraulic steering assist is an increasingly rare treat, as road test editor Chris Walton noted: “The hydraulic assist offers a glimpse of how steering feel really can inform the driver about tire/contact patch grip info with weightiness/lightness.”

So how does the Levante Q4 compare with its competitors? It should be able to outrun a similarly priced and optioned Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE with the supercharged V-6 and Dynamic package. A Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid will likely be a tad quicker to 60 mph and through the corners but a bit slower through the quarter mile. Of course, you can easily spend less and go faster in the aforementioned Jaguar F-Pace 35t, a Mercedes GLE43 AMG, or—of course—sibling Jeep’s Grand Cherokee SRT. And we’re in for a really serious sibling rivalry when the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio arrives.

We took the time to do some mild off-roading in the Q4 and were largely impressed at the cross-pollination of Jeep DNA that evident in this Ghibli/Quattroporte-based architecture. An Off-road mode raises the suspension and routes more torque to the front axle, there’s a hill-descent control function, and the traction control can be disabled to allow rally-style drifting while rooster-tailing sand. And although the mud-n-snow tires lacked grip on dry tarmac, they dug into the sand and dirt remarkably well.

Sure, we are a little disappointed by the amount of recognizable Chrysler switchgear we see in the cockpit, we hate the vague electronic shifter, we’re mystified by the decision to locate the ignition switch on the left side of the steering column, and we’d eagerly trade the sometimes flatulent V-6 engine note for a vintage Maserati’s naturally aspirated straight-six or V-8 roar. But by and large the Levante seems an appropriate heir to the grand touring mission for which classic Trident-bearers like the 3500GT, Mistral, and Ghibli were created. And if selling a pile of these things helps bring gorgeous coupes such as the Alfieri concept to market, then we sincerely hope “they come” in numbers similar to what Jaguar has been enjoying.

Because the test surface we used for this review is a mere month old (and still curing), our braking and handling results show longer stopping distances and less grip than we typically record and report. With that in mind, this vehicle’s numbers are not necessarily comparable with previous or future test results.

2017 Maserati Levante Q4
BASE PRICE $73,850
PRICE AS TESTED $91,400
VEHICLE LAYOUT Front-engine, AWD, 5-pass, 4-door SUV
ENGINE 3.0L/345-hp/369-lb-ft twin-turbo DOHC 24-valve V-6
TRANSMISSION 8-speed automatic
CURB WEIGHT (F/R DIST) 4,987 lb (50/50%)
WHEELBASE 118.3 in
LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 197.0 x 77.5 x 64.3-67.7 in
0-60 MPH 5.8 sec
QUARTER MILE 14.2 sec @ 98.2 mph
BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 127 ft
LATERAL ACCELERATION 0.82 g (avg)
MT FIGURE EIGHT 26.7 sec @ 0.69 g (avg)
EPA CITY/HWY/COMB FUEL ECON 14/20/16 mpg
ENERGY CONS, CITY/HWY 241/169 kW-hrs/100 miles
CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB 1.20 lb/mile

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12 hours ago

After two generations and nearly 20 years of production, Jaguar finally stopped producing the gorgeous XK in 2014. It was effectively replaced by the F-Type, but that’s more of a luxury sports car than a grand tourer. If design head Ian Callum has his way, though, the XK could eventually make a comeback as a […]

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After two generations and nearly 20 years of production, Jaguar finally stopped producing the gorgeous XK in 2014. It was effectively replaced by the F-Type, but that’s more of a luxury sports car than a grand tourer. If design head Ian Callum has his way, though, the XK could eventually make a comeback as a true four-seat grand tourer that Jaguar sells alongside the sportier F-Type.

At the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance earlier this year, Callum broached the subject with Autocar, telling the British publication, “I want a two-seater and a 2+2. We’re working on something now. There’s nothing approved, but we instigate in design. That’s what we do.”

Last month, Callum spoke with Autocar again, saying, “The XK being dropped was much to my frustration.” He also added that he has “quite different ideas… as to how to carry four people quickly around the world.” That sure sounds like a grand tourer to us, presumably one a good bit larger than the two-seat F-Type.

The challenge, though, sounds like it’s going to be convincing the bean counters that there’s a market for a true GT car alongside a sporty coupe. Jaguar reportedly designed a successor to the XK but scrapped it to make room for F-Type. “The F-Type was never meant to kill the XK,” said Callum.

At the moment, it sounds like the XK replacement is more of a pet project for Callum than it is a definite product plan. But we’d love to see Jaguar offer two coupes alongside each other. With the larger XK handling grand touring duties, the F-Type could become even sportier than it already is. To us, that makes perfect sense.

Source: Autocar

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13 hours ago

In the latest Head 2 Head episode, Jonny Lieberman heads to Wales and is joined by new co-host Jethro Bovingdon. The two compare the latest all-wheel-drive 2018 Audi RS5 and the rear-wheel-drive 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe. Audi ditches the outgoing RS5’s high-revving V-8 and seven-speed dual-clutch automatic in favor of a smaller 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 […]

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In the latest Head 2 Head episode, Jonny Lieberman heads to Wales and is joined by new co-host Jethro Bovingdon. The two compare the latest all-wheel-drive 2018 Audi RS5 and the rear-wheel-drive 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe.

Audi ditches the outgoing RS5’s high-revving V-8 and seven-speed dual-clutch automatic in favor of a smaller 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 that pumps out 450 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque and is backed by a traditional eight-speed automatic. Horsepower stays the same, but the torque increases by a whopping 126 lb-ft. The AMG C63 S outdoes the RS5 with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 that churns out 503 hp and 516 lb-ft through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.

Driving on back roads, the hosts right away discover how much they love the RS5’s new 2.9-liter twin turbo V-6 and its high-end power but question the responsiveness of the new eight-speed automatic versus the outgoing dual-clutch. When the hosts hop into the AMG C63 S, the powerful and lag-free twin-turbo V-8 impresses them even more, making the RS5’s powertrain feel a bit weak. However, the AMG’s dual-clutch transmission is aged and misses the mark. Both coupes provided plenty of grip and very stable driving dynamics.

Next, they head to the Millbrook Proving Ground and put both German cars on the banked, high-speed oval track for a top speed test. Jethro takes the Mercedes-AMG C63 S to a fast 175 mph on the bumpy oval. Jonny manages a 162-mph run but held back due to uncertainty over the Audi’s stability on the rough oval track.

Which car do Jonny and Jethro pick? Do they prefer the mature, buttoned-down RS5, or the bonkers AMG C63 S? Check out the video below and find out!

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14 hours ago

Ford has issued a recall for approximately 1.3 million pickup trucks because frozen latches may keep the door from opening or closing properly. The Problem: Frozen door latches, as well as bent or kinked actuation cables, may cause the door not to open or close properly. Under these conditions, owners may still be able to close […]

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Ford has issued a recall for approximately 1.3 million pickup trucks because frozen latches may keep the door from opening or closing properly.

The Problem: Frozen door latches, as well as bent or kinked actuation cables, may cause the door not to open or close properly. Under these conditions, owners may still be able to close the door, but the latch may not fully engage. This increases the chance that the door may open unexpectedly while on the road. At this time, Ford says it’s not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this problem.

The recall affects 2015-2017 model-year F-150s that were built at the Dearborn Assembly Plant between March 12, 2014 and December 31, 2016, as well as ones built at Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant between August 11, 2014 and December 30, 2016. Model-year 2017 Super Duty trucks built at the Kentucky Assembly Plant between October 8, 2015 and September 1, 2016 are also included.

The Fix: Ford dealers will install water shields over the door latches and inspect the latch actuation cables for damage. If the cables are bent, the dealer will fix them. The reference number for this recall is 17S33.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: Ford says the recall involves about 1,344,605 trucks in North America. In the U.S., approximately 1,101,107 trucks are affected, with 222,408 more in Canada and an additional 21,090 in Mexico.

Source: Ford

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15 hours ago

McLaren has confirmed its next supercar, the successor to the outrageous P1. The upcoming model will be part of the automaker’s Ultimate Series and is claimed to be the most track-focused road legal car the company has ever made. The new car is part of McLaren’s Track22 business plan and will be revealed in the first […]

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McLaren has confirmed its next supercar, the successor to the outrageous P1. The upcoming model will be part of the automaker’s Ultimate Series and is claimed to be the most track-focused road legal car the company has ever made.

The new car is part of McLaren’s Track22 business plan and will be revealed in the first quarter of 2018, ahead of another Ultimate Series model codenamed BP23 which McLaren says is a hyper-GT car.

Positioned above the automaker’s core Super Series, the Ultimate Series cars are produced in limited numbers, with a distinct purpose, and currently the lineup includes the McLaren P1 and P1 GTR.

Although the new car is road legal, McLaren says its practicality and comfort are being sacrificed in order to provide the most extreme driving experience around a track. The car’s design takes on a “form follows function” philosophy.

According to Autocar, the new vehicle, internally named the P15, will pack the 720S’ 4.0-liter turbocharged V-8 but with upgraded internals and a more powerful turbocharger, producing an impressive 789 hp. That is 79 hp more than the 720S but 115 hp less than the P1’s hybrid powertrain. However, thanks to the use of McLaren’s Monocage II carbon fiber tub and other weight saving measures, the P15 is expected to weigh less than 1,300 kilograms (which is roughly 2,870 pounds), much lighter than the P1’s 3,400-pound curb weight, surpassing its power-to-weight ratio.

The P15 should challenge or top the P1’s 9.8-second quarter-mile time that Motor Trend recorded when comparing the coupe to the Porsche 918 Spyder.

Expect only about 500 examples to be produced and a price tag of at least $1,000,000. McLaren will release more details before the end of the year.

Source: McLaren, Autocar

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16 hours ago

Instead of offering just one car in this year’s Christmas Book, Neiman Marcus is bringing out two special edition Rolls-Royce convertibles that will sell out quickly if the past is any indication. The Dawns, billed as “yours and mine” convertibles, feature summertime looks. Only 20 vehicles will be made, and with every purchase, $1,000 goes […]

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Instead of offering just one car in this year’s Christmas Book, Neiman Marcus is bringing out two special edition Rolls-Royce convertibles that will sell out quickly if the past is any indication.

The Dawns, billed as “yours and mine” convertibles, feature summertime looks. Only 20 vehicles will be made, and with every purchase, $1,000 goes to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation, which promotes youth art education.

Inspired by Lake Como in Italy, the Rolls-Royce Dawn “Lago di Como” features a blue paint job, black and grey leather interior, and a brushed aluminum dashboard. This is the “cheaper” one of the two cars, priced at $439,625. Slightly more expensive at $445,750, an orange-painted Dawn is named after the town of Saint-Tropez and features an equally bold interior. Open-pore wood mixes with Seashell and Dark Spice upholstery, along with lambswool floor mats. Both Dawns feature silver hoods and silver fabric tops.

Surprisingly, the V-12-powered convertible making 563 hp isn’t the most expensive gift in the Christmas Book. For $1.6 million, Neiman Marcus will throw you and 299 of your friends a party on a rooftop above Time Square on New Year’s Eve.

Last holiday season, Neiman Marcus offered a gold-painted Infiniti Q60 in its Christmas Book. The year before that featured a special edition Ford Mustang convertible costing $95,000.

The Dawn convertibles go on sale November 2.

Source: Rolls-Royce, Neiman Marcus

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17 hours ago

At the start of our latest comparison test between the Toyota Camry and the new Honda Accord, we expected the two to be fairly evenly matched. After all, the redesigned Camry seriously impressed us in our First Drive. But driven back to back, it quickly became clear that the Accord was the far superior midsize […]

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At the start of our latest comparison test between the Toyota Camry and the new Honda Accord, we expected the two to be fairly evenly matched. After all, the redesigned Camry seriously impressed us in our First Drive. But driven back to back, it quickly became clear that the Accord was the far superior midsize sedan, even against the powerful Camry XSE V-6. Today, the popular midsize sedan finally arrived on dealer lots, and the configurator is now live. So the question is, how would you spec your ideal Accord?

Sadly, you have to wait until next month to get the more powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that Honda borrowed from the Civic Type R (with a few modifications). Until that arrives, we think we’ll stick with the Accord Sport in San Marino Red. It doesn’t come with leather seats, but Honda offers an optional manual transmission on the Sport at no additional charge. Yes, please. Add the optional 19-inch black allow wheels, and the Accord starts to almost look handsome.

The Sport trim also includes an eight-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so for most people, there’s no need to spring for the navigation system. With Honda Sensing, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, you’d have a midsize sedan that can handle family duty and still be fun to drive. The only other option we think we’d add is the rear USB ports. After all, you never know when multiple passengers will need to charge their phones. After destination, we’d be out the door for $28,651.

Of course, we also couldn’t blame anyone for skipping an entry-level luxury sedan in favor of an Accord Touring, perhaps in Obsidian Blue. If you stuck with the stock wheels and added the rear USB ports, you’d have a midsize sedan that might even be more enjoyable than a base BMW 5 Series. Granted, $34,795 is a lot of money for an Accord, especially considering that’s without the bigger engine, but it also includes everything from adaptive dampers to a head-up display, heated and ventilated front seats, and rain-sensing wipers.

Check out the configurator here and be sure to tell us on Facebook how you’d spec yours.

Source: Honda

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18 hours ago

Earlier this month, we reported that General Motors believes testing its autonomous technology on the crowded streets of San Francisco gives it an advantage over other companies that choose to test in the quiet suburbs. If that’s true, then GM will soon have an even bigger advantage. Because it’s about to take its self-driving cars to […]

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Earlier this month, we reported that General Motors believes testing its autonomous technology on the crowded streets of San Francisco gives it an advantage over other companies that choose to test in the quiet suburbs. If that’s true, then GM will soon have an even bigger advantage. Because it’s about to take its self-driving cars to the streets of New York City.

Reuters reports that GM will begin testing its fully autonomous cars in New York state early next year. GM’s autonomous tech division, Cruise Automation, will be the first company to test Level 4 autonomous vehicles on New York’s roads. But it won’t test exclusively on highways or in rural areas. These cars will be tested on the overcrowded streets of Manhattan.

Level 4 technology is one step more advanced than what Cadillac’s fantastic Super Cruise system offers, and in most scenarios, it should be able to handle driving without human intervention. Still, GM will have two people in the cabin to monitor the cars while driving. Considering how busy NYC is, that’s probably a good thing. But if Cruise’s autonomous cars can handle all the potholes, erratic drivers, cyclists, pedestrians, and lane closures that Manhattan has to offer, it’s hard to imagine any other place in the U.S. where the technology wouldn’t work.

Of course, there’s still the issue of inclement weather to deal with. At the moment, snow and rain storms are still major obstacles blocking autonomous tech from going mainstream. But NYC has plenty of that to offer, as well, so perhaps GM will be able to kill two birds with one stone by testing there.

Source: Reuters

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18 hours ago

Fuel cell fans get a plum of a ride from Toyota at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show. The automaker will debut its Fine-Comfort Ride concept, a hydrogen-powered vehicle that seats six and has a cruising range of 621 miles on the Japanese test cycle. Living in Southern California, we occasionally catch sight of Toyota’s Mirai hydrogen […]

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Fuel cell fans get a plum of a ride from Toyota at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show. The automaker will debut its Fine-Comfort Ride concept, a hydrogen-powered vehicle that seats six and has a cruising range of 621 miles on the Japanese test cycle.

Living in Southern California, we occasionally catch sight of Toyota’s Mirai hydrogen fuel cell cars on the freeway, but they doesn’t look nearly as cool as this funky concept here.

Maybe it’s the slick deep purple paint job, the wavy, potato chip-like rear roof, and its stretched wheelbase. It also has a greater range than that of the Mirai.

Since it runs on hydrogen, the Fine-Comfort Ride does not discharge CO2 or any pollutants while it runs. Unlike electric vehicles, which can take hours to charge, Toyota says it has a hydrogen refueling time of about three minutes—just good luck finding a refueling station. There are about 40 stations in the U.S. at the moment.

Toyota’s Fine-Comfort Ride is approximately 190.1 inches long, 76.8 inches wide, and 64.9 inches tall, and it has a wheelbase of 135.8 inches. It features a diamond-shaped cabin that narrows towards the rear and wheels that are pushed to the corners of the car.

The doors slide open like a minivan, and inside the cabin, there’s a touch display for the driver and passenger.

Cabin chairs allow for flexible adjustment and look like something you’d see on an episode of Star Trek: Discovery.

“The Fine-Comfort Ride boasts quietness and smooth running and also makes full use of the large amount of electricity provided by hydrogen as its energy source,” Toyota claims.

Toyota’s Fine-Comfort Ride will be on display along with a fuel cell concept bus called the Sora at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show from October 25 to November 5.

Source: Toyota

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SAE International announces the opening of registration for SAE 2018 Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technologies Symposium which is returning to the Doubletree Hotel San Diego Mission Valley in San...

(PRWeb October 19, 2017)

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4 Wheel Parts, the global leader in off-road performance product sales and installation, is bringing the nation’s largest selection of aftermarket parts and accessories for trucks and Jeeps to...

(PRWeb October 19, 2017)

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Automotive Defense Specialists is a law firm specializing in defense against California's Bureau of Automotive Repair. The law firm has announced an update to the web page concerning how to...

(PRWeb October 19, 2017)

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InventHelp, founded in 1984 in Pittsburgh, is attempting to submit this idea, the Seatbelt Latch Cover, to applicable companies for their consideration.

(PRWeb October 19, 2017)

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Pittsburgh-based InventHelp, a leading inventor service company, is submitting this client’s idea, Child Alert, in the hopes of a good faith review.

(PRWeb October 19, 2017)

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Pittsburgh-based InventHelp, a leading inventor service company, is submitting this client’s idea, Lug Nut Reader, in the hopes of a good faith review.

(PRWeb October 19, 2017)

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InventHelp, a leading inventor service company, is working to submit Baxter Covers to companies for their review.

(PRWeb October 19, 2017)

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Specialists in online guided shopping and consumer engagement to participate in largest third-party partner program in the industry

(PRWeb October 19, 2017)

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InventHelp, founded in 1984 in Pittsburgh, is attempting to submit this idea, the Wagner Trailer Saver System, to applicable companies for their consideration.

(PRWeb October 19, 2017)

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General Motors has contributed $5 million to The Henry Ford, it was announced today by Patricia Mooradian, President and CEO of The Henry Ford.

(PRWeb October 18, 2017)

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