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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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Enhanced Ford SYNC AppLink Launching on 2015 Mustang

When the all-new Ford Mustang goes on sale later this year, the next-generation SYNC AppLink system will give drivers easier access to new features from many of their favorite mobile apps while on the go. The new Mustang will be the first model in North America to feature the simpler menus, enhanced voice control and other new capabilities of Ford SYNC AppLink.

“Ford led the industry in giving drivers the ability to control their smartphone apps on the go with the introduction of SYNC AppLink in 2010,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, global product development. “We are now…
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Porsche 911 Targa to Debut at the North American International Auto Show

Porsche is celebrating two world premieres at the North American International Auto Show next week. The Porsche 911 Targa will be unveiled to an international audience at Cobo Center in Wayne Hall during the Porsche press conference on Monday, Jan. 13 at 11:45 a.m. EST. Echoing the design of the original 911 Targa of 1965, the new model features the distinctive Targa bar, a movable center roof section and a wrap-around rear window combined with innovative technical solutions that make it a true modern classic.



The introduction of the 911 Targa will be streamed live via www.porsche…
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Help Coach Crean Support Tatum's Bags of Fun

The Coaches’ Charity Challenge is back!  Now in its fourth year, the program pits 48 coaches from the nation’s top NCAA Division I men’s basketball programs in a fan-vote challenge, with the winning coach’s designated charity receiving a $100,000 donation.  Indiana University’s Tom Crean has selected an organization close to our hearts here at Tom Wood Automotive as his chosen charity:  Tatum’s Bags of Fun.



Tatum's Bags of Fun is a non-profit organization that was founded by 11 year-old Tatum Parker, a two time cancer survivor. Through Tatum's Bags of Fun she…
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Tips for Safe Winter Driving

The best tip for winter driving: Sometimes it's best to stay home, or at least remain where you are until snow plows and sanding crews have done their work. If you crash on a snowy or icy road, you'll certainly be late — or worse. But since you can't always call in to work claiming a "snow day," it's better to learn how to correctly deal with driving in the snow.

  1. Get a grip. To have adequate snow traction, a tire requires at least 6/32-inch deep tread, according to The Tire Rack. (New passenger-car tires usually…

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