October 22, 2014

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport Get Updated Steering and Suspension Systems

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Hyundai has announced the updates to the 2015 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport, which now offer more standard comfort and convenience equipment for 2015, in addition to some refinements to the steering and suspension systems.

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Ford is Bringing Over a Dozen Modified Mustangs to the SEMA Show

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In addition to unique versions of the all-new Ford F-150, Ford has announced that it's bringing modified versions of the new Mustang to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Working with Galpin Auto Sports, Petty's Garage, MRT and many others, Ford will showcase over a dozen custom Mustangs at the show.

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Scion iM Concept Teased Ahead of its Debut at the LA Auto Show

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Scion has released two teaser photos of its new iM concept car that is going to debut next month at the LA Auto Show. The teaser photos don't reveal a lot, but it does give us a look a the aggressive front end.

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Nissan Teases a Compact Crossover Concept Ahead of its Debut in Sao Paulo

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Nissan has released a teaser photo of a new concept car that is going to debut next week at the Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil.

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October 21, 2014

2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class to Get an Update, Still Stays Boxy

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Mercedes-Benz is working on an update to the iconic G-Class SUV, but don't expect it to change that much. The G-Class hasn't had a redesign since it was released in 1979, but due to some upcoming stricter EU regulations, Mercedes has to give the boxy SUV a few styling changes.

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2015 Nissan Pathfinder Starts at $30,395

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The current Nissan Pathfinder was all-new for the 2013 model year, so for 2015 there aren't any big changes. The 2015 Pathfinder now starts at $30,395.

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2015 Green Car of the Year Finalists Announced

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The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show is just a month away and at the show Green Car Journal gives away its annual Green Car of the Year award. The 2015 contenders include the Audi A3 TDI, BMW i3, Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel, Honda Fit, and VW Golf.

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October 20, 2014

2016 Honda HR-V Officially Debuts Next Month in LA

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Earlier this year Honda unveiled its new HR-V crossover at the New York Auto Show. Well almost, since Honda only showed a few photos of the small crossover. Honda is now going to officially unwrap the 2016 HR-V at next month's Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Keeps its Name for Now, 2016 May Get Trackhawk Name

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Earlier this year Chrysler announced that the SRT brand was going away and that the name would only be applied to Dodge's high-performance vehicles. But what did that announcement means for the Chrysler 300 and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT models?

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Restyled 2016 Acura ILX Debut Confirmed for LA

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Acura has announced that the "substantially new" 2016 Acura ILX is going to debut next month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Acura hasn't released any significant details other than this teaser photo, but Acura promises that the 206 ILX will bring a sharper performance focus while delivering a greater set of high-value comfort, convenience and safety features.

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Maybach to Debut Next Month at the LA Auto Show

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It's being reported that the Mercedes-Benz is getting ready to resurrect the Maybach sub-brand with the debut of a new sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month. According to Car and Driver, the new Maybach will be a stretched version of the S-Class that will be around 18 feet long, which will place it between the S550 and the previous Maybach 57.

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2015 Ford F-150 Heads to SEMA

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Ford has previewed the special versions of the 2015 Ford F-150 pickup that it is going to bring to this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Ford collaborated with SEMA builders to help produce the radical F-150 trucks that Ford hopes will help it win the "Hottest Truck" award for the fifth year.

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October 19, 2014

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Starts at $64,990

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Dodge has announced the pricing for the updated 2015 Dodge Charger, including the one that everyone wants - the 707-hp Charger SRT Hellcat. Pricing for the base Charger SE starts at $28,990, while the Charger SXT starts at $30,990 and the top dog Charger SRT Hellcat will set you back $64,990.

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October 17, 2014

Jaguar F-Type to Get All-Wheel-Drive at the L.A. Auto Show

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Jaguar continues to grow the F-Type lineup and even though buyers can now choose from two bodystyles and three engines, all versions have only been available with rear-wheel-drive. Jaguar is now reportedly going to reveal a new all-wheel-drive version of the F-Type at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month.

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2015 Lexus NX Crossover Starts at $35,405

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Lexus has revealed the pricing for the 2015 NX crossover, which starts at $35,405 for the base 200t model, while the NX 300h hybrid starts at $40,645, including destination.

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October 16, 2014

BMW Celebrates the 15th Anniversary of the X5

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This year BMW is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the launch of the original X crossover, the X5, which launched in 1999. The X5 is now in its third-generation and since its launch the X lineup has been increased to a total of five models. By the end of the decade that number will increase further with the arrival of the X2 and X7 models.

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October 15, 2014

Audi Confirms New LA Concept Will Preview its New Design Language

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Audi has confirmed that its new concept that is going to debut at the LA Auto Show next month will preview its new design language. The concept is the work of new Head of Design Marc Lichte who was appointed Head of Audi Design in February 2014.

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Chrysler Teases its Mopar-Modified 2014 SEMA Lineup

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Chrysler has released a few teasers of its Mopar-modified Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, and Fiat vehicles headed to this year's SEMA show in Las Vegas.

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2015 Honda CR-V Named Motor Trend's SUV of the Year

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Honda has something to celebrate today, Motor Trend has named the refreshed 2015 CR-V has its 2015 SUV of the Year. The CR-V received high marks for "its extensive list of delightful design and thoughtful engineering improvements."

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October 14, 2014

Porsche Macan Diesel Confirmed for the U.S.

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Porsche has confirmed that it will offer a diesel-powered version of the Macan crossover in the U.S.

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Audi A9 Concept Teased Ahead of its Debut at the 2014 LA Auto Show

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A teaser of the upcoming Audi A9 concept has been released ahead of the concept's debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month. The concept is expected to take the shape of a large four-door coupe that will not only preview a new Audi flagship, but may also preview a new design language.

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Ford to Hire 850 More Workers to Build All-New F-150 Pickup

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Ford has announced plans to hire 850 new workers to help build the all-new aluminum F-150 pickup. Ford is anticipating the need for new workers to help keep up with demand for the new F-150.

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Toyota Sells 7 Million Hybrids, Will Introduce 15 New Hybrids Through 2015

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Toyota has announced that it's global hybrid sales surpassed the 7 million mark in September and that it only took the last nine months to sell 1 million hybrids. Toyota has also announced that including the hybrid vehicles launched this year, Toyota will introduce a total of 15 new hybrids globally through 2015.

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Next-Gen Ford Explorer Moves to a Rear-Wheel-Drive Platform, Lincoln Version Possible

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Ford is reportedly planning some big changes for the next-generation Ford Explorer, which may see the popular SUV move to a new rear-wheel-drive platform. The current Explorer marked the first time that the SUV was based on a front-wheel-drive platform, but now according to The Truth About Cars, the next Explorer is set to return to its roots.

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October 13, 2014

Acura Looks to All-Wheel-Drive to Help Boost Sales

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It's no secret that Acura has struggled for years to secure its place in the luxury market and with a lineup that is newer than many of its competitors, it remains to be seen if Acura will finally succeed. Even though the jury is still out, Acura is already working on another way that it could differentiate itself - all-wheel-drive.

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Porsche Admits That the Panamera's Styling Needs Work

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Porsche just publicly admitted that the design of the Porsche Panamera is not great. Matthias Mueller, Porsche's CEO recently told Motoring that the design of the second-generation Panamera needs to improve significantly compared to the current model.

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2015 Ford F-150 Goes on a Diet and its New 2.7L V6 Impresses [Review]

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Earlier this year Ford unveiled the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 pickup at the Detroit Auto Show with the biggest update being its new aluminum body. With the new F-150 about to roll into showrooms the communication still centers around the F-150's "beer can" exterior, but what about the rest of the new F-150? Ford gave us the keys to a new F-150 for a quick trip around San Antonio, Texas to see how much has changed and there's definitely a lot more than those lighter body panels.

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VW Auctions Off the First 2015 e-Golf Electric Car in the U.S.

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Want to be the first person in the U.S. to get the keys to the 2015 VW e-Golf electric car? Here's your chance: Volkswagen and Global Green USA have announced the auction of the first 2015 e-Golf. The auction, hosted online at Charitybuzz.com/vwegolf, gives bidders the opportunity to be the first owner of the e-Golf before sales kick off in the U.S. later this year.

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2015 Toyota Camry NASCAR Race Car Unveiled

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Toyota has unveiled the newest Toyota Camry Race Car that will compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition beginning next season. Toyota has also announced that the redesigned Camry will also be used in next year's NASCAR Xfinity Series, currently the Nationwide Series.

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October 10, 2014

Cadillac Confirms CT8/CT9 Flagship and ELR Successor

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It seems like news keeps coming out about Cadillac's future. We've already learned that Cadillac is going to change the name of all its sedans and crossovers, with the exception of the Escalade. Now Cadillac's boss Johan de Nysschen has confirmed that Cadillac is working on a model that will sit above the recently announced CT6 in Cadillac's lineup.

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