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Holden Colorado goes racing Down Under

General Motors' Holden division has introduced a modified Colorado for the SuperUtes series. It's open to production-based dual-cab trucks with a turbodiesel engine and rear-wheel drive. Isuzu, Mazda, and Ford are among the automakers who will participate in the series starting next year.   

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Luxembourg police gets Tesla S patrol car

The police department in Luxembourg -- one of the smallest and richest nations in the world -- will soon start using the Tesla Model S as a patrol car, according to news outlet RTL. Each one has a base price of about 100,000 euros (roughly $117,000).   

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Acura reveals ARX-05 prototype race car

Unveiled at The Quail in Monterrey, the fifth-generation prototype will be entered in the Daytona Prototype International class starting with the Rolex 24 endurance race in January.   

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McLaren brings 'Fux Fuchsia' 720S to Pebble Beach

Buyer Michael Fux worked with Rolls-Royce to create the unconventional hue, complementing his P1 in bespoke green and 12C in bespoke purple.   

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Mazda: Skyactiv-X tech cleaner than EVs

Mazda believes its upcoming Skyactiv-X technology will be "the cleanest power source in its range." The compression-ignition gasoline engine will produce less carbon dioxide from a wheel-to-well perspective than an electric powertrain, Autocar reports.   

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Next Land Rover Defender getting unibody construction

Details are beginning to trickle out about the next Land Rover Defender. Land Rover told Automotive News the off-roader needs to adopt unibody construction in order to meet global safety and emissions regulations, so it won't retain the last model's body-on-frame construction. The lineup will include a two-door soft top model and a four-door hard top wagon.   

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Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 goes racing

Chevrolet's Colorado ZR2 is going racing. A slightly modified version of the truck will participate in this year's edition of the Vegas to Reno race, which takes participants across 550 miles of Nevada's roughest terrain.   

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Audi launches g-tron variants of A4, A5

Audi has introduced CNG-powered variants of the A4 and the A5. Named g-tron, the models use a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 170 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. Neither model will be available in the United States.   

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Next Land Rover Defender to launch in 2019?

Land Rover will preview the next-generation Defender next year by showing a close-to-production concept. The model will debut in 2019, meaning it might not reach our shores until the 2020 model year.   

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Mazda to build plug-in Skyactiv-X

Mazda will launch a plug-in hybrid drivetrain built around its ground-breaking Skyactiv-X technology in 2021, according to British magazine Autocar. The Skyactiv-X engine will be the gasoline-burning compression-ignition unit the company will launch soon, while the hybrid components will come from partner Toyota.   

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