February 5, 2016

Kia to launch a new rear-wheel drive sedan in 2017

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Kia is about to get in the sports sedan segment with a new rear-wheel drive sedan that is expected to launch some time next year. Sources have revealed to Reuters that Kia hopes to start producing the new sedan, codenamed CK, in May 2017.

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February 4, 2016

2016 Prius stars in Toyota's Super Bowl ad [VIDEO]

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The big game is just a few days away and this year, Toyota is running a 90-second spot, title "Heck on Wheels," that will highlight the all-new Prius.

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Audi RS Q3 gets 367-hp Performance version

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Audi has unveiled yet another model that won't be offered in the United States - the RS Q3 Performance. The new "Performance" version adds more power, an upgraded suspension and a few new styling bits to the RS Q3, which also isn't offered here.

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February 3, 2016

Scion is no more! iA, iM and FR-S to become Toyotas

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After 13 years, Toyota is saying goodbye to the Scion brand. Back in 2003, Scion was launched as a way for Toyota to reach younger buyers, but now Toyota is ending the brand's run and moving some of its models under the Toyota umbrella.

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Cadillac confirms the ELR will be done after this generation

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The news shouldn't be all that surprising, but Cadillac has confirmed that the ELR plug-in hybrid will disappear after the current model's run is done. Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen recently confirmed to Automotive News that there will not be a second generation of the ELR.

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February 2, 2016

2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport set to rival the Civic Si

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The all-new 2017 Hyundai Elantra has just been released, but later this year a new Sport version is what we're eager to hear about. Hyundai has confirmed a new Sport version, but has stopped short of revealing exactly how much "sport" the Elantra Sport will get. Now it's being reported that it will rival the Honda Civic Si, with 200 horsepower.

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First 2017 Acura NSX sells for $1.2 million

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The first production version of the all-new 2017 Acura NSX has sold for a whopping $1.2 million Barrett-Jackson. The 2017 NSX now holds the title as the highest-selling designated vehicle identification number (VIN) 001 vehicle ever at the auction. All proceeds from the auction will go to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and Camp Southern Ground.

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February 1, 2016

VW Budd-e gets the green light, could arrive by 2020

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At last month's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), VW unveiled the electric Budd-e concept that revived hopes of a new Microbus. Now a new report claims that the concept has been given the green light.

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2017 Honda Ridgeline 'A New Truck to Love' to air during Super Bowl 50 [VIDEO]

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Honda is going to air two new commercials during the upcoming Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, Feburary 7. The first will be a commercial for the all-new Acura NSX and the second will be a 60-second commercial for the all-new 2017 Ridgeline pickup - titled "A New Truck to Love."

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January 29, 2016

Here's Acura's Super Bowl commercial that features the NSX [VIDEO]

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Each year automakers spend big bucks to run commercial spots during the Super Bowl and this year will probably be even bigger as the Super Bowl celebrates its 50th anniversary. This year Acura is going to run a 30-second commercial that will feature the 2017 NSX.

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January 28, 2016

2016 GMC Sierra All Terrain X is ready to get dirty

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GMC has unveiled the 2016 Sierra All Terrain X, which is a special edition of the All Terrain model, that adds several new features to increase the pickup's off-road capability.

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January 27, 2016

Chrysler shifts its focus to trucks: Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart to go bye bye

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has released its revised five-year plan today, which has some brings some big updates to its midsize and compact sedan offerings.

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Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S debut with 4-cyl engines

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Porsche has unveiled the new 718 Boxster and Boxster S, which are now both powered by new turbocharged four-cylinder engines.

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January 26, 2016

Mercedes-Benz pickup might be called the X-Class

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Mercedes-Benz has yet to reveal its new pickup, but a new report claims that it might be called the X-Class.

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January 25, 2016

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid [REVIEW]

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Hybrids have been on the market over 15 years now and today they are often overshadowed by plug-in hybrids and full electric cars. At the other end of the spectrum, regular combustion-powered vehicles have caught up with hybrids in the MPG race, with models like the Honda Civic getting a very hybrid-like 42 mpg highway rating. So is there any point to looking at a standard hybrid anymore? Yes, if you still want something that gets great gas mileage and the idea plugging in your car isn't your cup of tea.

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January 22, 2016

Honda Clarity fuel cell to cost around $60,000

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Honda has revealed the pricing details for the Clarity fuel cell sedan that is expected to launch in California before the end of 2016. When it does go on sale the Clarity is expected to be priced around $60,000 with a targeted monthly lease under $500.

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January 21, 2016

Porsche confirms 911 plug-in hybrid in the works

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After several unconfirmed reports, Porsche has finally confirmed that it is working on a plug-in hybrid version of the 911. At the Detroit Auto Show, Erhard Mössle, the 911 turbo's engineering head, confirmed that the hybrid 911 is in the works.

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January 20, 2016

2017 Audi R8 V10 and V10 Plus pricing announced

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Audi has released the pricing for the all-new 2017 R8, which is now holds the title of the "the fastest and most powerful Audi production model ever." Pricing for the R8 V10 starts at $164,150, while the R8 V10 Plus will set you back $191,150 after the $1,250 destination fees are applied.

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MINI Clubman All4 brings all-wheel drive to the Clubman

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MINI has unveiled the new Clubman All4, which is basically a new all-wheel drive version of the all-new Clubman.

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2016 Chevy Silverado Realtree Edition

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Chevy has unveiled another unique version of the Silverado - the 2016 Silverado Realtree Edition - an outdoors-inspired special edition that features camo graphics from Realtree.

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January 19, 2016

Mercedes-Benz confirms hydrogen-powered GLC F-Cell is coming next year

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Conversations around fuel-cell vehicles have increased significantly over the last few years, especially with the arrival of the Toyota Mirai and the upcoming Honda Clarity. Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that it will release its own fuel-cell vehicle next year, which will be a fuel-cell version of the GLC SUV, dubbed the GLC F-Cell.

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Buick's latest concepts may never enter production, Avenir concept is already off the table

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Last year Buick revealed the Avenir concept at the Detroit Auto Show, which sparked rumors that Buick could get a new rear-wheel drive flagship sedan and now this year, Buick showed off the stylish Avista concept, which sparked dreams of a new rear-wheel drive Buick coupe. Will Buick ever put either of them in production? Well it looks like at least one of them is already a no-go.

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January 18, 2016

BMW confirms i3 battery upgrade coming for the 2017 model year

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Late last year reports started to surface that BMW is working on an upgrades for the i3 that will ultimately give it a much longer driving range. Now BMW has confirmed those reports, since Ian Robertson, BMW AG board member for sales and marketing recently revealed that the 2017 i3 will have a longer driving range.

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2017 Hyundai Elantra pricing announced

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The all-new 2017 Hyundai Elantra is here and Hyundai has announced that it will start at $17,150 - $100 less than the outgoing model. After you add in the $835 destination fee, that price jumps to $17,985, which is still cheaper than the 2016 model.

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January 15, 2016

2016 Ford Focus RS is now rolling off the line

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The awesome 2016 Ford Focus RS is now on its way to dealers, since production has kicked off at Ford's plant in Saarlouis, Germany. The 350-hp Focus RS will officially start rolling into showrooms this spring.

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2016 MINI Cooper Convertible and John Cooper Works Convertible priced

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MINI has announced the pricing for the all-new 2016 Cooper Convertible, which starts at $26,800 - only $250 more than the current model. If you want something a bit more powerful, the John Cooper Works model will set you back $36,450.

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January 14, 2016

Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup gets the green light

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Hyundai is about to introduce a new pickup, which will be a production version of the Santa Cruz concept that debuted at last year's Detroit Auto Show. Although Hyundai hasn't made the formal announcement, the pickup has already reportedly received the green light.

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January 13, 2016

2017 GMC Acadia goes on a massive diet and gets a 2.5L four-cyl

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GMC has unveiled the all-new 2017 Acadia crossover at the Detroit Auto Show. The biggest news is that the Acadia is now 700 pounds lighter than the current model, thanks to a new lighter body structure and a smaller exterior.

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2016 BMW M2 priced at $51,700

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The 2016 M2 had its official world debut this week at the Detroit Auto Show and now BMW has released the pricing for the 365-hp coupe, which is slated to go on sale in April. Pricing for the M2 will start at $51,700.

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January 12, 2016

Acura Precision concept previews the brand's future design language

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Acura has revealed the Precision concept today at the Detroit Auto Show, which is supposed to be a preview of Acura's new design language. The Precision concept was designed by the Acura Design Studio in California to express the Acura brand DNA of "Precision Crafted Performance."

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