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Volvo to load new XC90 SUV with safety technology in brand revamp

Volvo is designing its first model under the ownership of Chinese billionaire Li Shufu’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. with an emphasis on automotive safety to revive worldwide sales. The Swedish automaker, which introduced the three-point seat belt as a standard fitting in 1959, will load its new XC90 sport utility vehicle with crash-avoidance technology and accessories such as a crystal gear-shift lever by glassmaker Orrefors and a propri ...
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Why there’s no such thing as a car ‘accident’

When it comes to describing the behaviour of the drivers on our roads, we have a language problem. When you are speeding and hit something, you didn’t have an accident, you caused a collision. When you blow off a stop sign and T-bone someone else, you didn’t have an accident, you caused a crash. When you get behind the wheel drunk and drive into a tree, you did not have an accident; you got drunk and drove into a tree. A lot of people believe ...
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Car Review: 2014 Mercedes-Benz B250

Overview Baby Benz offers solid mix of sportiness and practicality Pros Good power, excellent cargo space, upscale interior, appealing exterior Cons Rear visibility isn’t great, ride can feel overly bumpy, watch the price tag when adding options Value for money Great What would I change? Ditch the column-mounted gear selector and soften the ride a bit A Mercedes for the masses. That is more than an apt description for Mercedes-Benz’s compact B250 hatchback, arguably the most accessible car in ...
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Man’s lifelong collection of 32 classic cars up for auction

How did Sam Wendland become such a prolific collector? At the Waldheim Recreation Centre in Waldheim, Sask., where thousands of items Sam collected over the past 60 years will be auctioned off during a two-day event, finding an answer proved difficult. Nobody knows where the habit originated. “Nowhere, really,” said his wife Martha on Thursday during the auction’s viewing. “It’s just always been there.” Car collector Sam Wendland, with his wife Martha, will be auctioning off his expansive co ...
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Road Trip: Driving a 1950 Chevy all the way to the Bonneville Salt Flats

JUNCTION CITY, KS – It had been another day of driving across America, and undulating ride on Interstate 70 from the lush farmland and forests of eastern Missouri to the endless fields of corn and dry prairies of Kansas. This was one of those epic road trips that most people dream of but somehow never find the time to do. We were driving a mostly original 1950 Chevrolet two-door Styleline from Montreal to the salt flats of Bonneville and then beyond to the custom car me ...
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Gallery: Incredible classic cars we saw at Pebble Beach

Every year, auto enthusiasts gather on the California coast for one of the most prestigious car events in the world: Monterey Car Week at Pebble Beach. If you’re a fan of rare classic cars and have a pretty hefty bank account, this year’s auction is expected to break all sorts of price records. Pebble Beach is considered a mecca for people who love cars, and once you see the cars featured, you’ll understand why. Flip through the gallery ...
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Jaguar F-Type Project 7 priced at $165,925 in the U.S.

It’s no secret the Jaguar F-Type — be it the coupe or convertible — is one of the most attractive (and best-sounding) cars on the market today. Somehow, Jaguar actually improved upon the F-Type’s merits and introduced a limited-production variant at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June, dubbed the Project 7. Canadian pricing or availability hasn’t been announced yet, but when the Jaguar F-Type Project 7 hits U.S. dealers next spring, it will do so with a price tag of $165,925 ...
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Is GM planning a mid-engined Corvette?

Rumours have begun swirling once again over the possibility of GM introducing a mid-engined Corvette. The idea is nothing new — ever since the its indroduction, there has always been talk over the “next” Corvette switching engine layouts. In fact, the Corvette’s creator, Zora Arkus-Duntov campaigned for a mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout since the beginning. It never came into fruition, but there have been a ...
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Acura delays deliveries of upcoming RLX Hybrid

Acura has postponed deliveries of its range-topping RLX Hybrid sedan. The automaker hasn’t dished any official details, but Mike Accavitti, Acura’s senior vice president and general manager in the U.S., told WardsAuto a “technical” issue is to blame. Rumours suggest the exact issue lies with a lithium-ion battery shortage, as well as engineers needing to work out a handful of leftover kinks with the ahybrid all-wheel-drive powertrain. If al ...
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Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta sells for US$38.1 million at auction

A Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta sold for $38.1 million in California, setting a record for a car sold at auction globally. The 1962 red two-seat coupe was estimated to sell for $30 million to $40 million at yesterday’s Bonhams auction in Carmel. Before the sale, Robert Brooks, Bonhams chairman, had expected the price to surpass the record for a car sold at any auction — $29.7 million for a 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196R Formula 1 racing car sold by Bonhams in 2013. “This is the peak of any Ferrar ...
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