Houston Auto Show notes

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The 2014 Houston Auto Show is open now through Sunday, offering visitors a chance to see not only what’s on dealer lots now but some of what will be coming to showrooms throughout the year. Whether you make the Houston Show or not, 2014 is a good year...
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Replacing the Humvee

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After nearly three decades in military service, it’s time for the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, better known as the Humvee, to take a well-deserved retirement. The U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps are looking for a new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) they can use to begin...
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Japan prepares for the Ultracompacts

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Japan, a country known for its small vehicles, including the tiny kei cars, is looking to downsize. The Japanese transport ministry has unveiled guidelines defining a new class of electric cars known as ultracompacts. In Japan, the ultracompacts span the gap between the kei cars which have engine...
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New Chevy SS coming late next year

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Chevrolet has officially that the upcoming 2014 SS, a V-8 powered, rear-wheel-drive performance sedan, will be based on the next-generation Holden VF Commodore. IN addition to being Chevy’s marquee passenger car, the SS will also be basis for Chevrolet’s next NASCAR Sprint Cup contender, scheduled to debut at...
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Fiat unveils the 500L

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The Italian press called it “Ellezero” from L-zero, the project designation and photographers spent months trying to get an undisguised shot while artists produced their concepts of what Fiat’s new Mini-Fighter would look like. Today, Fiat took the wraps off Ellezero, the new five-door, five-passenger 500L. The “L”...
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