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New York Times adopts Jalopnik-coined term "Booth Professional" [Tokyo Motor Show]

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Using the term “Booth Babe” to refer to the models selected to stand next to cars at auto shows always seemed a bit patronizing to us so we coined the term “Booth Professional.” Now a reporter from The New York Times has seen the light. More »

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November 30th, 2011

This Daihatsu concept car is a mobile home theater [Tokyo Motor Show]

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This is the Daihatsu FC “Sho Case” concept, a light-weight, zero-emissions work vehicle of the future that just happens to house a large-screen TV. Why would you want to drive an environmentally sensitive mobile home theater? Lots of reasons; or none at all. Your choice. More »

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November 30th, 2011

The electric EV-STER concept is not Honda’s way back to awesome [Tokyo Motor Show]

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Are you sitting down? Honda’s got a novel concept. The Honda EV-STER is electric, but, wait for it…rear-wheel drive. Hmm, where have we seen a RWD, two-seat electric roadster before? Oh, right, Tesla. But this one’s different; it’s a Honda, which means it’s only a concept. More »

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November 30th, 2011

The electric EV-STER concept is not Honda’s way back to awesome [Tokyo Motor Show]

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Are you sitting down? Honda’s got a novel concept. The Honda EV-STER is electric, but, wait for it…rear-wheel drive. Hmm, where have we seen a RWD, two-seat electric roadster before? Oh, right, Tesla. But this one’s different; it’s a Honda, which means it’s only a concept. More »

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November 30th, 2011

Subaru BRZ: The Movie [Video]

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Subaru’s dropped their reveal video for the Subieyota — the Subaru BRZ — up on YouTube and it features some great slow-motion driving clips. There’s also some engine noise — for like a second. Sadly, both the engine note and the rest of the video are drowned out by a ridiculously bad soundtrack. More »

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November 30th, 2011

Volkswagen Cross Coupé: VW builds an Evoque [Volkswagen Cross Coupe]

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Been wondering what a Range Rover Evoque would look like if VW built it? Behold the Volkswagen Cross Coupe, which combines all the disadvantages of a sports coupe — poor vision, a tiny interior — with all the disadvantages of an SUV — inferior fuel economy, huge proportions — to create a vehicle that’s less desirable than either. More »

November 29th, 2011
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