Month: October 2014

The Volkswagen GTE is a true hot-hatch hybrid

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The 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTE remixes the GTI’s 200-hp output with a plug-in hybrid power-train, blending performance with 130-mpg efficiency.



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Chevy Spins Gaffe Into Gold (10/31/14)

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A marketing push from awkward TV moment; gas-pump sales bump?; Marchionne on Fiat Chrysler quality; U.S. fines Ferrari.

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Ram Dragged Down by Tech? (10/31/14)

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‘Learning curve’ hurt score, boss says; Ford’s aluminum edge?; Takata deadline; Kia exec quits; Snyder: Spiff ‘treats’ may do trick.

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2014 Nissan Juke Nismo RS

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The NISMO RS version of the Nissan Juke should prove to anyone that the Juke is a sports car. This special edition gets power and handling enhancements taking it to the next level.



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Nismo makes second most powerful Nissan Juke

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The Juke Nismo RS boasts 215 horsepower from its little 1.6-liter engine, making it the most powerful current production Juke. However, it falls behind the custom Juke-R.

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Nissan Juke Nismo RS boasts big power for tiny SUV (pictures)

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The minuscule Nissan Juke gets tuned up by the folks at Nismo, getting it up to 215 horsepower and gaining the RS letters to denote its superiority in the lineup.

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