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2019 Genesis G70
September 24, 2018

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2019 Genesis G70</br>September 24, 2018

The interior strikes the correct balance between luxury and practicality. The driver-centric stitched-leather-covered dashboard comes with a trio of large dials for operating the various heating/cooling functions, and the eight-inch tablet-like touchscreen doesn’t look like an afterthought.  The G70’s platform is based on the Kia Stinger hatchback (Kia is owned by Hyundai), but the G70 has been shortened by about three inches between the front and rear wheels.

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Top Gear
September 10, 2018

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Top Gear</br>September 10, 2018

The 2,500-pound Bowlus Road Chief Limited Edition Endless Highways looks similar to a classic Airstream model from the 1930s but it comes with the latest technology and convenience features. The 23.75-foot trailer’s solar panels free you from traditional campground hook-ups while the built-in 4G Wi-Fi keeps you connected wherever you wander.

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The EV Crossover
The Octane Lounge September 3, 2018

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The EV Crossover</br>The Octane Lounge September 3, 2018

Although the e-tron can’t match the Tesla Model X for acceleration, it’s quick enough, needing 5.5 seconds to hit 60 mph from rest. Expected range for the e-tron is about 250 miles. Given Audi’s reputation for delivering high-quality, fun-to-drive vehicles, the e-tron will do well for the automaker.

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Shift!
September 3, 2018

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Shift!</br>September 3, 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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AutoCross
September 3, 2018

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AutoCross</br>September 3, 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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New Supers
The Octane Lounge August 27, 2018

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New Supers</br>The Octane Lounge August 27, 2018

The Monterey Classic Car Week in Northern California is all about speed and beauty, and especially speed and beauty for the rich and famous.  We aren’t talking simply high-performance, here. We aren’t even talking about ludicrous speeds, even if 300 mph is possible. No, we’re talking about horsepower . . . as much as 1,750. And we’re talking about vehicles that are as gorgeous and sexy as they are brutally quick.

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Chrysler Town & Country: 2011-’16
August 27, 2018

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Chrysler Town & Country: 2011-’16</br>August 27, 2018

Minivans are all about functionality, first and foremost, and in that department the T & C excelled. But it also added more than a splash of luxury, which is what differentiated it from the similar, but more humble, Grand Caravan. For maximizing load volume, the second-row Stow ‘n Go feature made the second-row bench seat disappear beneath the floor, while the third-row seat could be equally well hidden.

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The Auto Sleuth
August 27, 2018

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The Auto Sleuth</br>August 27, 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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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
August 27, 2018

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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV</br>August 27, 2018

Mitsubishi is an automaker in transition, but the core values that the company was built on are still in place. Among them is the advanced engineering efforts that have resulted in the Outlander PHEV. For the uninitiated, PHEV stands for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle, a system that advances the typical gasoline-electric hybrid to the next level in terms of efficiency.

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Fine Lines: Corvette Grand Sport
Fine Lines August 20, 2018

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Fine Lines: Corvette Grand Sport</br>Fine Lines August 20, 2018

In mid-1962, the first of what would become five special Corvettes, labeled the Grand Sport, began to take shape. Loosely based on the new-for-1963 Sting Ray coupe, each featured a tubular aluminum chassis, extra-thin fiberglass body panels and clear-plastic windows. The Grand Sport’s engine bay contained an aluminum-block fuel-injected V-8 that had been increased to 377 cubic inches from the original 327.

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