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2019 Audi Q8
November 26, 2018

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2019 Audi Q8</br>November 26, 2018

The Q8’s fastback styling stands in contrast to the Q7’s square-back design that allows for a kid-zone third row (the five-passenger Q8 has two rows) plus additional cargo room, especially with the second and third rows folded flat. Although both models are built off the same platform, the Q8 is shorter by three inches, which also accounts for the Q7’s increased functionality.

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Top Gear
November 12, 2018

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Top Gear</br>November 12, 2018

For both modern and classic pickups, a genuine wood bed liner is practically a must. Bed Wood and Parts has a wide variety, custom-designed to fit virtually every make, model and year of truck. The company also produces all the proper stainless-steel and aluminum finishing hardware needed for a standout custom look.

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2019 Kia Forte
October 29, 2018

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2019 Kia Forte</br>October 29, 2018

Over the years, the Forte, along with many of its competitors, has grown up (physically and stylistically) to a point where it could easily qualify as a principal family sedan. Compared to the outgoing model, the 2019 Forte is more than three inches longer and nearly an inch wider. The distance between the front and rear wheels remains the same. A modest gain in roof height means more overall passenger space as well as increased cargo volume.

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GMC Terrain: 2010-’17
October 23, 2018

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GMC Terrain: 2010-’17</br>October 23, 2018

For a compact utility vehicle, the Terrain treated its occupants to plenty of space, along with lots of stowage room behind the sliding rear seat. On both points, the Terrain was ahead of the competition. Ride quality was also above the norm, thanks in part to exemplary suspension tuning and sufficient distance between the front and rear wheels that helped smooth out rough roads.

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Top Gear
October 15, 2018

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Top Gear</br>October 15, 2018

Most tire-pressure-monitoring systems let you know when your tires are underinflated, but they don’t all tell you which one, or ones, are problematic. The Papago TPMS 100 wireless monitor lets you know how your tires are doing at all times. The system includes four tire sensors plus an LED monitor that plugs into the vehicle’s 12-volt socket.

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October 8, 2018

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AutoCross</br>October 8, 2018

For the auto thrill-seeker, this is one of the most unique additions to your publication. The International AutoCross will test the knowledge of your readers with trivia that scours automobile parts bins, dealer showrooms and the history of people and places that have made the automobile what it is today. Retain readers and have them coming back on a regular basis for more. Like Wheelbase’s other features, International AutoCross comes to you formatted and ready to use.

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The Octane Lounge October 1, 2018

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TRD</br>The Octane Lounge October 1, 2018

Each TRD variant receives thicker underbody braces to increase torsional rigidity, and each has front brakes with 12.9-inch-diameter rotors, compared with the 12-inch rotors that are standard in the Camry and Avalon XSE trims. The TRD models are 0.6 of an inch lower and have specially tuned shock absorbers for more responsive handling. Wider, low-profile performance tires on lightweight matte-black alloy wheels are part of the mix, too.

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The Auto Sleuth
October 1, 2018

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The Auto Sleuth</br>October 1, 2018

If you could have only one automotive feature, this should be it. At Wheelbase Communications, we’ve chosen to stay away from providing an automotive-news column until we could do it in a non-traditional way. And here it is: the Auto Sleuth. Our worldly gumshoe has his ear to the ground, digging up the latest news on everything from product launches and updates to names in the news. The column is solely driven by reader interest. No boring statistics or auto-company pap here, just the straight goods peppered with the Auto Sleuth’s commentary and speculative, gossipy-style.

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October 1, 2018

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Shift!</br>October 1, 2018

The first “green” feature. One of our most popular new weekly features takes a look at the auto world from the unique perspective of fuel efficiency and technology as it relates to the environment, from hydrogen, hybrids, electric power and other alternative methods of propulsion. “Shift” is exactly that: a shift in thinking. What will the vehicle of tomorrow look like? Your readers can find out today in Shift. This predesigned module can be used as-is or reconfigured to fit just about any space.

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Auto Almanac
October 1, 2018

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Auto Almanac</br>October 1, 2018

A treasure trove of essential automotive quick hits. After designing a highly successful Almanac for one of our daily-newspaper customers, we wondered if we could put together an automotive version. As a result, your new Auto Almanac contains trivia, concept-car spy info, auction notes and even games. All along the way, we invite readers to interact and submit their own ideas.

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