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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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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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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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Porsche at 70
The Octane Lounge September 24, 2018

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Porsche at 70</br>The Octane Lounge September 24, 2018

Based on the 911 GT2 RS high-performance sports car, the 935 has a 700-horsepower 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine that Porsche officials say is “largely identical to the high-performance standard unit mounted in the road-legal 911 GT2 RS.” The only gearbox is the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) paddle-shift transmission.

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Jaguar XF: 2009-’15
September 24, 2018

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Jaguar XF: 2009-’15</br>September 24, 2018

The replacement for the Jaguar S-Type sedan arrived for 2009 and was the first model to be introduced by the British automaker’s new owners, Tata Motors of India. Initially, the rear-wheel-drive sedan came with a 4.2-liter V-8 engine, or, optionally, a supercharged version. For the following model year there were new V-8 options, including a more potent supercharged powerplant for the newly designated XFR model.

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Shift!
September 24, 2018

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Shift!</br>September 24, 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 24, 2018

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AutoCross</br>September 24, 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 Auto Sleuth
September 17, 2018

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The Auto Sleuth</br>September 17, 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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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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Auto Almanac
September 10, 2018

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Auto Almanac</br>September 10, 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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