March 6, 2015

Audi confirms all-electric SUV in the works

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This week Audi took the covers off the fully electric Audi R8 e-tron and now the automaker has confirmed plans to add another electric model to its lineup. The new electric model will be a fully electric SUV that will have a driving range of more than 311 miles on one charge.

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Mazda begins production of the 2016 MX-5 Miata

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Mazda has announced that production of the all-new 2016 MX-5 Miata has kicked off at its Ujina Plant No.1 in Hiroshima. The first sales of the new MX-5 will begin in Japan in June of this year before it arrives in other markets around the world later this year.

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Next-Gen Jeep Wrangler to get 3.0L diesel and eight-speed auto

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It's being reported that the next-generation Jeep Wrangler is going to be offered with a new 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 as an option. The diesel engine will be paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission when the new Wrangler debuts in 2017.

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March 5, 2015

2015 VW e-Golf gets a cheaper Limited trim and starts at $33,450

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VW has announced the introduction of a new Limited Edition version of the all-electric e-Golf that starts at $33,450, almost $2,000 less than the SEL version. To get the price lower, the Limited version gets 16-inch steel wheels in place of aluminum-alloy wheels, halogen instead of LED headlights, cloth in place of leatherette seating surfaces, and deletion of the heat-pump system.

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2016 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe is the fastest BMW you can buy

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BMW has announced that the 2016 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe is going to debut next month at the New York Auto Show. When it arrives it will be the fastest BMW you can buy with a 0-60 time of 3.6 seconds and an electronically-limited top speed of 200 mph.

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McLaren Sports Series teased again in a new video

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McLaren has released another teaser video of the upcoming Sports Series entry-level sports car that will debut next month at the New York Auto Show.

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March 4, 2015

Next-Gen 2016 Chevy Malibu to debut in New York

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GM has announced that the next-generation 2016 Chevy Mailbu is going to debut at the upcoming New York Auto Show. GM says that the new Malibu has been "designed to deliver more efficiency, connectivity and advanced safety features than ever."

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Ford GT will not be cheap! Ford source reveals $400k price tag

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Yes you read that right! The new Ford GT will have a price tag around $400,000 when it arrives. During the GT's European premiere this week at the Geneva Motor Show, Ford's Performance head Dave Pericak stated, "price wise, we'll be facing off against cars like the Aventador."

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Nissan Sway concept previews Nissan's future hatchbacks

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Nissan has revealed the new Sway concept at the Geneva Motor Show, which it says is "is a glimpse at how a future generation of compact Nissan models might look if the company's striking new design language was applied to a European hatchback."

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March 3, 2015

Infiniti joins the subcompact crossover party with the QX30 concept at Geneva

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Infiniti's portfolio of smaller models is blossoming. The QX30 concept is proof of that, as it will likely join the Q30, also still currently a concept, in Infiniti's new compact family.

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2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is the fastest 911...Yet

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Porsche has revealed a new top dog in the 911 range, the 911 GT3 RS, which takes the performance of the GT3 to new heights. The 911 GT3 RS gets long list of modifications ranging from custom aerodynamics to light weight components and a new engine, which should make it a blast to drive on the track.

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Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce is a 750-hp monster!

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Lamborghini has unveiled the new Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce, which will be a killer on the track with its 750 horsepower V12 and lighter weight.

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Audi Q7 e-tron diesel plug-in hybrid debuts in Geneva

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Want the long range efficiency of a diesel engine, plus the zero-emissions capability of an electric motor all wrapped in an SUV? Well Audi has your answer with the new Q7 e-tron diesel-electric plug-in hybrid.

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The tiny Lexus LF-SA Concept debuts in Geneva

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As its competitors continue to move further down market with new small entry-level luxury models, Lexus may finally mulling the idea of building its own small entry. Lexus has revealed the new LF-SA concept at the Geneva Motor Show, which could be a preview of a new Lexus city car.

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Aston Martin DBX concept is a high-riding electric sports car

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Aston Martin has unveiled its newest concept, the DBX concept at the Geneva Motor Show. The DBX concept not only shows off its new sexy shape, but also is a technology showcase with its four-electric motors and auto-dimming smart glass.

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Land Rover confirms Range Rover Evoque Convertible

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Land Rover has confirmed that it is working on a convertible version of the Evoque that will arrive in 2016. Seen here covered in camouflage, we can see that the Evoque Convertible will retain most of the same styling as the two-door Evoque sans the roof.

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March 2, 2015

VW Sport Coupe Concept GTE debuts at the Geneva Motor Show

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Volkswagen has revealed the Sport Coupe Concept GTE at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, which is a sleek four-door coupe that previews a new model that could take the brand further upmarket. You'll recall that VW already offers the CC four-door coupe, but VW says that the Sport Coupe Concept GTE could lead to another four-door coupe that is positioned higher in the VW lineup.

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Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 concept previews a possible two-seater coupe

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Bentley has pulled the covers off the EXP 10 Speed 6 concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The concept is Bentley's interpretation of a high performance two seater sports car.

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All-new Honda Civic Type R packs 305 horsepower!

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Honda has just revealed the most powerful Type R model yet - the all-new Civic Type R. With a new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder under the hood, the new Civic Type R packs 305 horsepower and 295 lb-ft. of torque. The new engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission, but unlike the Golf R or Focus RS, the Civic Type R sends all its power to the front wheels.

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2016 Acura RLX gets AcuraWatch tech and revised tuning

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Acura has revealed the updates to the 2016 RLX, which goes on sale on March 3. The 2016 RLX is getting a few updates including the addition of the AcuraWatch suite of safety technologies and a revised suspension tuning to improve the RLX's ride quality.

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2015 Mazda3 Five-Door [REVIEW]

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Other markets like Europe and Japan offer plenty of fun hatchbacks to choose from, but here in the U.S. the hatchback has a negative stigma and many buyers sadly prefer a sedan over the more versatile hatchback. Fortunately a few automakers still offer them here, like Volkswagen and Mazda. The latest VW Golf has received overwhelming praise from the automotive media, but how does one of its main rivals, the Mazda3 stack up?

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2016 Honda Civic Type R: First official photo revealed

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We're now just a day away from the official reveal of the much anticipated Honda Civic Type R, but Honda Poland has just given us our first look at the production model.

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March 1, 2015

Jeep Renegade Hard Steel Concept revealed ahead of its Geneva debut

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Jeep has revealed the new Jeep Renegade Hard Steel concept ahead of its debut this week at the Geneva Motor Show. The Hard Steel concept is based on the Renegade Trailhawk, but gets a few unique custom bits.

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February 28, 2015

Lexus LF-SA concept leaked ahead of its Geneva debut

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Even though Lexus has said several times that it has no plans to introduce a model smaller than the CT, it looks like things might have changed. Lexus is bringing the new LF-SA concept to the Geneva Motor Show, which is an aggressive high-riding three door hatchback.

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February 27, 2015

MINI Clubman Vision Gran Turismo Concept previews the next Clubman

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MINI is going to reveal the next-generation Clubman soon, but we're now getting an early preview of it thanks to the Clubman Vision Gran Turismo concept. The concept joins the list of Vision Gran Turismo concepts for the Gran Turismo 6 video game.

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February 26, 2015

2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV gets some upgrades

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Mitsubishi's i-MiEV electric vehicle is returning for the 2016 model year with some much needed upgrades that will make it a bit more livable. If you were to walk into a Mitsubishi showroom today to buy the i-MiEV you'd notice that it doesn't come with simple tech gadgets like Bluetooth or even a navigation system. Thankfully those will be part of the options list when the 2016 i-MiEV arrives this spring.

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Ford kicks off production of the all-new 2015 Edge

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Ford has announced that production of the all-new 2015 Edge crossover has kicked off at its Oakville Assembly plant outside of Toronto, Canada. The new Edge will be exported to 100 countries and to support the global launch of the Ford Edge, Ford has announced addition of 400 new employees to supplement the 1,000 new employees that were announced last year.

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The Evora 400 is Lotus' fastest and most powerful production model ever!

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Let's start with the most important part...400. In the new Lotus Evora 400 that equates to 400hp and 395 lb-ft of torque. It's still the same Toyota sourced supercharged 3.5L V6, but a new supercharger with new water-to-air intercooler and engine management system have brought horsepower up by 55 and torque by 100 ft-lbs. While the horsepower increase may not be substantial, the extra 100 lb-ft. of torque is impressive. Lotus now claims the Evora 400 is able to reach 0-60 mph in just 4.1 seconds with a top speed of 186 mph. This new found power allows Lotus Evora 400 to lap it's home track a breathtaking 6 seconds faster than the model it replaces.

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All-new 2016 Audi R8 revealed with 610-hp

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Audi has revealed the second-generation R8 supercar, which is going to debut next week at the Geneva Motor Show. Some of the new R8's highlights include an aluminum and carbon fiber Audi Space Frame, a 610-hp V10 engine and a new all-wheel-drive system.

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February 25, 2015

McLaren 675LT only takes 2.9 seconds to reach 62 mph

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McLaren has unveiled the 675LT supercar ahead of its world debut next week at the Geneva Motor Show. Offered only as a coupe, the 675LT is basically a lighter and faster 650S that re-establishes the McLaren "Longtail" heritage.

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