Posts Tagged ‘COTY’

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Motor Trend COTY 2012 Contender: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle

January 8, 2012

A certain four-letter word — cute — must be a dirty one for Volkswagen designers who spent time preparing the new Beetle. (Not the New Beetle; the new Beetle.) Volkswagen’s modern, second-generation interpretation of the original Beetle was designed to be less cute and more masculine, in an attempt to attract male buyers who might otherwise consider a Scion tC, Ford Mustang V-6, or Mini Cooper. It’s styling that distinguishes the VW Beetle from those cars.

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Motor Trend COTY 2012 Contender: 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350

January 7, 2012

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The new Mercedes-Benz SLK debuts with magic. Well, with Magic Sky Control. The technology is the latest in a series of drop-top advances from the German automaker in the last 10 years. First, we saw the Airscarf air vents integrated into the last-gen SLK’s headrests, then the trick air splitter appeared on the E-Class cabriolet.

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Motor Trend COTY 2012 Contender: 2012 Dodge Charger

January 6, 2012

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Eight-speed automatic! Eight-speed automatic! Just take a look at the comments of testers who drove the Dodge Charger V-6 with the new eight-speed automatic, and it’s difficult to miss the enthusiasm for one of the most obvious issues rectified with the new Charger.

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Motor Trend COTY 2012 Contender: 2012 Mitsubishi i MiEV

January 5, 2012

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When the second-generation Honda Insight debuted, it instantly became the least-expensive hybrid available in the U.S., undercutting the Toyota Prius by a significant margin. That wasn’t enough to transform the Honda into a sales success story, and we can’t help but see similarities with the Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi i MiEV.

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