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Mazda: The pursuit of unique elegance

Mazda Vision Coupe concept

2017 Tokyo Motor Show If you’ve ever been to Tokyo, Japan, and spent any amount of time in a truly traditional setting, you’ll have undoubtedly noticed how this culture prefers simplicity over complexity. For example, a minimal amount of distractions and an unobstructed visual environment describe famous traditional Japanese gardens. Ikuo Meada, Mazda’s Head of Design reminded those in attendance ...

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2018 Acura TLX SH-AWD Elite A-Spec

2018 Acura TLX Elite A-Spec

At the risk of repeating myself, should you’ve ever read any other Acura review that I’ve mashed together, they long ago fell out of favour with me. Without rehashing the whole story, Acura shot itself between the eyes right around 10 years ago when they renewed the TL and TSX. Honda’s luxury division knew what they’d done so for 2015, ...

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CAR NEWS: EV issues falling one by one


Range anxiety. This one is the daddy of all EV bugs. No one wants to go for a drive and run out of juice unexpectedly. Or at least, that’s how some consumers might perceive how things go down when batteries run out of juice. This issue is well on its way to being solved with larger, more high-tech batteries that ...

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New Guinness World Record for Electric Vehicle Range set by ITAP

ITAP Phoenix

Your first question might be: “What is ITAP?” So, let’s start with that. ITAP, or IT Asset Partners is a hybrid recycling company that exist to handle our E-Waste. What is E-Waste? Essentially what is sounds like: spent electronic components. So, what’s so special about this record? Ah. That’s the thing. ITAP created an electric car, called the Phoenix, that is ...

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CAR NEWS: A base Honda Civic Type R?

Hot compact cars are the meat and potatoes of last decade’s tuning craze but they remain exceptionally popular nearly 20 years later. When one intends to tune a car, the goal is to modify and personalize to one’s tastes. Performance is always high on the list of desirable upgrades but the current crop of hot-hatches and sport compacts is already ...

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