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Volvo Turns Functionality and Safety into Emotional Experiences

The Volvo Concept XC Coupé has a strong connection to both an active outdoor lifestyle and Volvo Car Group's aim to offer customers a world-class safety and support package. “Enjoying a car with great power and capabilities, at the same time as you are safe and protected, gives a great feeling of joy and freedom,” says Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President Design at Volvo Cars. See what else he has to say about how safety relates to the Volvo brand:
 
Your design direction is based on the core virtues of Scandinavian Design. What’s the connection to Volvo Concept…
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The Porsche 911 Targa 4 Goes Topless

Porsche is known for technical innovation married to pure driving performance, and they've combined the two yet again with the 911 Targa 4 and Targa 4S. Ever since they were revealed at the North American International Auto Show earlier this month, everyone has been talking about the amazing way the hardtop turns into a convertible. To stow the roof behind the back seats, the system lifts away the wraparound rear window. The sides of the roof bar slide inward to let the roof move back. Once it's stowed, the glass is popped back into place.

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The Tom Wood Subaru Puppy Bowl is Coming Soon

The Tom Wood Subaru/Indy Humane Puppy Bowl is coming! Filming of this adorable event took place on Friday, and Tom Wood Subaru General Manager Bart Schlosser was on hand to meet the puppies and offer a behind the scenes look at what we can expect when the finished video is finally released.

Bart’s commentary: “Behind the scenes today – shooting video for the upcoming Tom Wood Subaru Puppy Bowl. Great time. Thank you to everyone that helped in the coordination, it was truly appreciated. Especially the folks at Indy Humane and the foster parents who brought the pups in…
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Nissan Invites You to 'Open the Briefcase'

What would you do if your everyday ride home suddenly turned into a full-throttle car chase? To keep fans on the edges of their seats and to introduce the all-new 2014 Rogue, Nissan is inviting fans to "Open the Briefcase" and participate in an exciting online adventure. All entrants will have a chance to win one of three brand-new Rogue vehicles as grand prizes.



A thrilling video sequence takes viewers on an unexpected detour: A young man waiting for a hired car is caught up in an epic car chase involving a 2014 Nissan Rogue and a mysterious silver briefcase…
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2015 Ford Mustang GT Raises $300,000 for Charity

The rights to the very first 2015 Ford Mustang GT were auctioned off for charity on Saturday night during the annual Barrett-Jackson auction event in Scottsdale, Arizona. The bidding was intense, and the final bid came in at $300,000! The proceeds will benefit diabetes support group JDRF.



The version on display was a pre-production unit, but excitement was still high. The winning bidder is scheduled to receive the actual Mustang when production of the new model year begins. The Mustang team involved in the design and development will sign the car in appreciation of the donation to JDRF.

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Toyota Introduces FT-1 Concept at NAIAS

Toyota virtually blew the doors off the North American International Auto Show with the reveal of the stunning FT-1 sports car concept.  First devised by Calty Design Research in the Sony PlayStation Gran Turismo game environment, FT-1 leapt from the screen to the stage in a race-inspired press conference at COBO Hall.



The name says it all. FT-1 stands for “Future Toyota,” and the number “1” represents the ultimate. According to its designers at Calty Design Research, the FT-1 Concept is the ultimate expression of a Toyota coupe design, building upon Toyota’s rich sports coupe heritage dating back to…
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The Audi allroad Shooting Brake at NAIAS

Sporty, compact and versatile: It is with these attributes that the Audi allroad shooting brake makes its debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The two-door car is a crossover and so it is not limited to paved roads. Its high level of functionality makes it ideal for recreational sports. Its hybrid drive, which is as powerful as it is efficient, makes a new form of quattro drive possible – the e-tron quattro.



The Audi allroad shooting brake represents the first time that Audi has combined the allroad and e-tron form languages. As on every Audi, the…
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Get a First Look at the 2015 Honda Fit

The 2015 Honda Fit has been completely reimagined, and we’re excited to share even more details with you. The new Fit features a sleek modern exterior, sporty, fun-to-drive handling and plenty of forward-thinking technology. Additionally, we’re proud to announce that it will be produced at an all-new North American facility.



Here’s what you can expect from our most stunning hatchback yet.

Aggressive new styling
•    Aerodynamic body constructed from high-tensile steel
•    Striking new grille and headlights
•    Available 16-inch, alloy wheels

Interior evolution
•    52.7 cubic feet of cargo space with the Honda-exclusive Magic Seat
•    Increased passenger volume and…
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Jaguar at the 2014 North American International Auto Show

Jaguar will showcase a selection of vehicles at the North American International Auto Show starting today at the COBO Center in Detroit. The 2015 F-TYPE Coupe and the C-X17 Sport Crossover concept will both be on display, along with the full 2014 vehicle line-up.

Jaguar proudly announces its most dynamic North American lineup ever for 2014, with the all-new F-TYPE sports car joining the family as the heir to the Jaguar sports car legacy. The XJ flagship sedan range adds the XJR model, also with the 550hp engine, and the line gains numerous refinements. The stunning XFR-S sedan features a…
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Volvo Toys With Your Emotions

The first scientific experiment of its kind has revealed that beautiful car design can tangibly evoke a powerful range of feelings that are on a par with the most basic of human emotions. The scientific experiment, conducted by Volvo Car Group in collaboration with EEG specialists Myndplay, tested respondents to analyze how the brain reacts emotionally to car design and how design aesthetics actually make us feel.



EEG is the recording of electrical activity along the scalp and measures voltage fluctuations resulting from ionic current flows within the neurons of the brain. The experiment proved that humans react emotionally to…
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