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Toyota Develops the World's First Rear Window Airbag

Toyota has developed the world's first ever rear window airbag that will be featured on Toyota's upcoming iQ minicar. The rear airbag is stored in the headliner above the rear window and unfolds rapidly during a rear impact to protect the rear passenger. The bag is designed to protect the rear passenger's head and neck during a rear impact. Judging...

2009 Motor Trend "Car of the Year" Contenders Announced…Which Car Should Win?

Motor Trend is currently hanging out at the Hyundai/Kia testing facility, in Mojave, California testing 17 new cars to see which one will take the title this year as the "2009 Motor Trend Car of the Year." Motor Trend is quick to point out that this is not a comparison test and is only open to all-new or substantially upgraded...

Couple Sets World Record at 58 mpg in 2009 VW Jetta TDI

VW recently launced the VW Jetta TDI which is legal in all 50 states. A couple recently drove the new Jetta TDI thru 48 states and achieved 58.82 mpg setting a new Guiness World Record. Helen and John Taylor took off in their new 2009 VW Jetta TDI and drove through 48 states in 20 days, covering 9,419 miles. Their...

Porsche Says Nissan Cheated with the GT-R at the Nurburgring

A few months ago Nissan took the GT-R to the famed Nurburgring in Germany and completed it in a very fast time of 7:29. Well now Porsche is speaking out and saying that Nissan cheated in order to record that record time. Porsche recently took the US-spec GT-R to the ring with its 911 Turbo and GT2. Unfortunately the...

Another Teaser Image Released of Lamborghini's New Four-Door Coupe

Lamborghini has released a fourth teaser image of its upcoming four-door coupe concept. This is likely to be the last teaser since the concept is set to be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show this week. Details remain scarce about Lamborghini's newest model other than the fact that the coupe is going to be built on all-wheel-drive architecture and will...

All-New 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Exposed?

German car magazine,Autozeitung claims to have the first official pic of the all-new 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class in its latest September issue. According to Autozeitung the photo we see here has not been digitally enhanced. As previewed by the ConceptFASCINATION, the next E-Class ditches its round headlights for a more trapezoidal shape. The styling of the next E-Class brings the sedan...

2009 Honda Element Gets a Facelift…More Photos Leaked

Earlier today a single photo scan of the revised 2009 Honda Element leaked onto the web. Now we have even more photos of the new Element thanks to HandA-Accessories. The most obvious change to the 2009 Element is a new front end that is similar to that on the new Honda Pilot. Outback the Element gets new taillights and a...

2009 Audi S3 Gets 7-Speed DSG Transmission

Audi has just announced that not only is the 2009 Audi S3 available as a five-door for the first time, but a seven-speed S tronic twin-clutch transmission is also available. The 2009 Audi S3 which is available as a three or five-door is powered by a 2.0L turbocharged engine that puts out 265 horsepower and 258 lb-ft. of torque....

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster 722 S Unveiled

Mercedes has unveiled the ultimate McLaren SLR, the SLR 722 S Roadster, which features the same 650 horsepower 5.5L V8 mated to a five-speed automatic as the coupe. The SLR 722 S Roadster reaches 0-62 mph in 3.7 seconds and has a top speed over 200 mph. The Roadster also features a semi-automatic top that can be lowered in ten...

GM Shoots for Number 1 with the Chevy Traverse

GM recently introduced the all-new Chevy Traverse crossover that is based on the same architecture as the Buick Enclave, Saturn Outlook and GMC Acadia. GM is hoping that the Traverse will have what it takes to grab the number one sales spot in the large crossover segment. Currently Toyota and Honda own the segment with the Highlander and Pilot. Last...

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