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2014 Subaru Forester, 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Get Top Safety Pick+ Rating

The 2014 Subaru Forester and 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport are the only compact SUVs of thirteen tested recently by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to earn a Top Safety Pick+ rating. In this round of testing, the agency crashed a number of crossovers: the 2013 Buick Encore, the 2013 BMW ...
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Report: BMW/Toyota Sports Car Moves Closer to Production

So Toyota’s GT 86 (sold here as the award-winning Scion FR-S) is a success–what’s next for the automaker and its stable of sporty cars? We hear that the Toyota/BMW sports car project briefly mentioned late last year is still taking shape. Motor Trend reports that the project, which would result in ...
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2014 Subaru Forester is a Top Safety Pick+

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released its crash-test findings for thirteen compact crossovers and SUVs, and just two – the 2014 Subaru Forester and the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport – have earned the agency’s Top Safety Pick+ rating. In this round of testing, the agency crashed a whole slew ...
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Report: Toyota Chairman Wants New Sports Car To Echo The Supra

Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada hopes the new sports car that is being co-developed with BMW will be a midsize model that bears similarities to the erstwhile Supra. According to Bloomberg, Uchiyamada wants the new sports car to be significantly different than the Toyota 86 (aka Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S). Earlier ...
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We Hear: BMW-Toyota Sports Car Could Be Like Discontinued Supra

Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada wants the company’s upcoming sports car, co-developed with BMW, to be a midsize car that is similar to the esteemed Supra. Bloomberg reports that Uchiyamada wants to distinguish the new sports car from the Toyota 86 (aka Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S). Earlier this year, BMW and ...
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MT Poll: Which 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year Contender Will Win COTY?

It’s Car of the Year time again! Over the past two weeks we’ve been teasing new 2013 Car of the Year contenders every day. With the 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year announcement coming Monday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m. EST, we thought it’d be fun to ask which ...
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Official: BMW and Toyota to Collaborate on Midsize Sports Car

BMW and Toyota will collaborate on a midsize sports car, the automakers revealed today. As part of a larger long-term collaboration, the two automakers will jointly develop a midsize sports vehicle, fuel cell system, research lightweight technology, and even lithium-air batteries that are said to provide a much greater energy ...
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We Hear: BMW to use Toyota Hybrid, Hydrogen Powertrains

We already knew that Toyota and BMW had made plans to share some powertrain technologies, but a new report from Automotive News suggests that Toyota will supply its hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell technologies to BMW for use in the German company’s cars. In December of last year, Toyota and BMW agreed that ...
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Toyota, BMW Fuel-Cell Technology Sharing Agreement Almost Finalized

Toyota and BMW may announce the final details of their fuel-cell technology sharing agreement this week. From the Japanese automaker, BMW will lease fuel-cell technology including drivetrain and hydrogen storage technology, Automotive News reports. BMW plans to show a fuel-cell prototype by 2015 and have a production car by 2020. A ...
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Top 10 Cars That Could Use a Corvette V-8

General Motors makes a damn good V-8. The company’s small block pushrod V-8s are among the most loved by enthusiasts not only because of the power and reliability they offer, but also because its compact size allows it to squeeze into all but the smallest of engine bays – even ...
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