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September 22, 2014
From The Car Connection:

2015 Toyota Camry: First Drive

“Can't the Camry look a little more exciting?” To paraphrase chief engineer Monte Kaehr, that was a message so commonly heard in focus groups with owners of current 2012- and 2013-model-year Camrys.

Feds Ramp Up Efforts To End Racial Discrimination Among Auto Lenders, NADA Balks

Racial discrimination is illegal in the U.S., but we see instances of it all the time. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is worried about the effect that discrimination if having on car shoppers, and according to reports, the federal agency is now taking steps to end it.

2014 Toyota Avalon, Camry, Highlander, Sienna; 2015 Lexus RX Recalled

oyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. is recalling 2014 models of the Toyota Avalon, Camry, Highlander, Sienna and 2015 models of the Lexus RX.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S, 2014 Paris Auto Show

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S, 2014 Paris Auto Show

From Motor Authority:

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S Revealed Ahead Of 2014 Paris Auto Show

Mitsubishi has revealed a new plug-in hybrid concept that it will be showing at next week’s 2014 Paris Auto Show. The concept is called the Outlander PHEV Concept-S and it’s described as a special design package for the regular Outlander PHEV first shown at the 2012 Paris Auto Show and eventually due on sale in the U.S.

Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider Leaked, May Feature VS Name

Ferrari is set to present a convertible version of its hardcore 458 Speciale at the 2014 Paris Auto Show next month, and we now have the first images showing the undisguised car.

Toyota C-HR Concept Debuting In Paris Previews Future Subcompact Crossover

Toyota’s new C-HR concept car debuting at the 2014 Paris Auto Show on October 2 is a preview of a future subcompact crossover the automaker is working on. It will be the highlight of Toyota’s Paris stand, which will also feature the production version of the automaker’s upcoming fuel cell sedan.

Rendering of Tesla battery gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, Sep 2014

Rendering of Tesla battery gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, Sep 2014

From Green Car Reports:

Tesla Needs Cash? $6 Billion Required Through 2025, Says Goldman Sachs

Carmaking is very, very, very expensive. A conventional vehicle platform or architecture generally costs about $1 billion to design, engineer, test, certify, and put into production.

Diesel Pollution In London Makes Air Worse Than Beijing For Nitrous Oxides

There's a lot of talk about so-called clean diesel, which in North America means any diesel that meets tailpipe emissions standards that went into effect seven years ago. Those standards, known as Tier II, Bin 5, are among the strictest in the world--and considerably tougher than the European standards in force over that period.

Toyota Fuel-Cell Ad Asks: Are You 'The Bold Few' Or A 'Handbrake'?

The piano music is somber, the announcer's voice well-modulated and filled with gentle concern.

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