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October 13, 2014
From The Car Connection:

2016 Volvo XC90: Tablet-Like Sensus Is The Future Of Infotainment

Is it any surprise that we're all very visual when it comes to staying in touch in our vehicles? What most drivers are accustomed to seeing, almost constantly, are tiled, list-style interfaces on phones and tablets.

2015 Lincoln MKC Misses Top Crash-Test Ratings From Feds

The federal government has crash-tested a 2015 Lincoln MKC, and with an Overall Rating at four stars, the model ends up short of the top echelon for compact-crossover safety.

Tesla & Elon Musk Finally Unveil 'The D'

The internet tittered like third-graders laughing at the word "tittered". Today, however, no one's laughing or tittering or even chortling, because last night, Musk unveiled his majestic D, and it was good.

2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II, First Drive. Photo by Greg Jarem for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA.

2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II, First Drive. Photo by Greg Jarem for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA.

From Motor Authority:

2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II First Drive

There are many things which make a Rolls-Royce a Rolls-Royce, but only one is essential: a certain attitude. The Ghost Series II delivers that attitude in spades.

Cadillac Chief Confirms Luxury Sedan Above Upcoming CT6

Recently, Cadillac’s new chief Johan de Nysschen said he could see at least two models being introduced above the upcoming CT6 full-size sedan. He explained that one could be a pure luxury model with high-performance and the other could be a sporty model, possibly even a dedicated sports car.

Ferrari Launches F60 America In Beverly Hills, Auctions First 458 Speciale A For Charity

Ferrari marked 60 years of sales in the U.S. on Saturday night with a star-studded event at Beverly Hills City Hall. The famous building was bathed in red and featured a giant Prancing Horse logo on its facade, and out front was parked the first of 10 F60 America supercars that Ferrari is building to celebrate the milestone.

2015 Audi R8 V10

2015 Audi R8 V10

From Green Car Reports:

Audi Plug-In Hybrid Range To Include R8 Supercar Too

There's a new wrinkle in the seemingly never-ending saga of the electrified Audi R8 sports car. While the battery-electric Audi R8 e-tron has been cancelled and revived numerous times--it's reportedly back on again--it now appears that it won't be the only green version of the Audi sports car.

Fewer Gas Stations, But More Diesel Pumps, As Diesel Sales Rise

Fueling infrastructure isn't something automakers traditionally had to think about much. For more than a century, oil refiners and distributors have built and run a network of gasoline stations to fuel the world's billion-plus vehicles.

Steel Vs Aluminum: Which Wins For Fuel Efficiency AND Cost?

As carmakers try to meet stricter global emissions standards, they are using aluminum--and more of it--to save weight. Previously reserved for high-end luxury and sports cars, aluminum is poised to go mainstream on vehicles like the 2015 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck.

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