Archive for the ‘Odd News’ Category

Tesla ‘Jump Seat’ Sparks Kidnapping Scare

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on February 9th, 2017

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Sounds like someone didn’t read our article on jump seats

Concerned citizens in Santa Clara, California, recently called the police on a man they spotted opening the rear hatch of his Tesla Model S and strapping a kid inside. Police, fearing a kidnapping, sped to the scene and held the man at gunpoint.

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Car Upholstery Key to Solving Murder Case

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on January 9th, 2017

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A car’s upholstery may be the key to cracking a decades-old murder mystery in Western Australia.

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Chinese People Hate the Smell of Leather

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on December 7th, 2016

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Wrap your head around this: Chinese people hate the smell of genuine leather.

Not all of them, of course, but enough that luxury automakers are actually demanding odorless hides to crack the market of 1.3 billion people, according to Automotive News.

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Yes, the Grass Soft Top is Back!

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on June 24th, 2016

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In April 2014, German automaker Opel pranked customers with the unveiling of a new car featuring real grass upholstery. Of course, it was an April Fool’s Day joke. However, at least one person appears to have taken the gag seriously.

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Kia Motors to Sell Upholstery-Optional Rio Sedan

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on April 1st, 2016

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Thanks to its record-low price, the 2016 Nissan Versa is dominating the affordable car market. But with the U.S. economy still down and automakers needing to increase sales, some marquees are eliminating basic features to decrease their prices and compete with the Versa for the position of most affordable new car in America.

One such brand is Kia Motors, which just announced it will offer its 2017 Rio sedan without upholstery.

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