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What's Japan's Guiltiest Secret?: (Hint) It's Not The Comfort Women

Source: Auto Balla | Apr 20 2014, 11:58am CDT | by Forbes

For anyone who follows East Asia, here’s a question: what is Japan’s guiltiest secret? The “comfort women” scandal? The...
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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV sales reach 33,000 worldwide

Jul 30 2014 4:37pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Mitsubishi, AutoblogGreen Exclusive, Europe/EU, Japan, Plug In Conference It can be difficult to see from the US, where the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid is not yet available, but the all-wheel drive SUV is a big hit in Europe and Japan. In fact, we learned at the Plug In 2014 Conference in San Jose, CA this week that Mitsubishi has sold over 33,000 copies of the PHEV aroun ...
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Range Rover Sport SVR sets 'Ring record for SUVs [w/video]

Jul 30 2014 4:18pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Performance, SUV Nürburgring lap times, it should come as no surprise, have become the ultimate bragging rights for performance automakers. So much so, in fact, that the records have been categorized. The Porsche 956 has held the outright record at 6:11 since 1983, the Pagani Zonda R is the fastest production-based track car at 6:47, the Radical SR8 LM the fastest (albeit barely) street-legal vehicle at 6:48 and ...
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Mercedes rolls out versatile new Vito van

Jul 29 2014 1:22pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Minivan/Van, Europe, Work, Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz may be known for its luxury cars on this side of the Atlantic, but it's equally known around the world for making robust workhorses as well: trucks, buses and vans. It has started to turn Americans on to that idea with the successful transplant of the Sprinter van to North America, but it still has a whole range of commercial vehicles it doesn't offer here. It recently rolled out the Ren ...
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Global automakers to shutter Russian plants?

Jul 28 2014 5:05pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Russia For an automaker to manufacture locally, two elements need to be in effect: for one, the market needs to be large enough to justify it, and for another, importing has to be too expensive to make it worthwhile. Many automakers have found both those elements in place in Russia, but may not for very much longer. According to Ward's, changing conditions in Russia could spell the end ...
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European jury names 31 candidates for 2014 Car of the Year

Jul 28 2014 10:36am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: EuropeEvery year a panel of jurists representing a variety of automotive publications in different languages and from different countries get together and pick their Car of the Year. It's a long and exhaustive process, and it starts right here. For the 2015 award, the panel has identified 31 candidates: the Audi TT; BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and 2 Series Coupe, i8 and X4; the Ci ...
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American F1 driver Alexander Rossi signs with Marussia

Jul 27 2014 2:37pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Motorsports, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs American fans of Formula One racing have a new team to root for as the Marussia F1 Team has named Alexander Rossi as its official reserve driver for the remainder of the season. The 22-year-old native of Auburn, California, has advanced through the single-seater ranks since winning the Skip Barber Western Regional championship and placing third nati ...
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Even Renault looking forward to summer shutdown

Jul 26 2014 5:29am CDT | Source: GrandPrix

Even F1's engine suppliers will take a 'summer break' in August ...
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Sebastian Vettel Q&A: Maybe I'll say I've lost the trophy…

Jul 24 2014 1:28pm CDT | Source: Formula1.com

After four years ruling the F1 roost, Sebastian Vettel is facing a huge challenge this season as his Renault-powered Red Bull team struggle to compete with their leading Mercedes rivals. Vettel insists he remains as focussed as ever, however, and all the while he can still mathematically retain his title, it seems he won't be too eager to hand back the championship trophy. We caught up with the German for an exclusive chat ahead of this weekend's Budap ...
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