May 27, 2015

Lamborghini SUV confirmed! It will arrive sometime in 2018

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Lamborghini has confirmed that it is going to build a new SUV, which was originally previewed by the Urus concept in 2012. There have been several reports about the new Lamborghini SUV and today Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann finally announced that the new SUV has received the green light and that it will arrive in 2018.

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Hyundai wins the Android Auto race, premieres on 2015 Sonata

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Hyundai has announced that it is the first automaker to launch the Android Auto system on a production vehicle, with it debuting on the 2015 Sonata with Navigation. If you already own a 2015 Sonata, Hyundai will give you a free Android auto software update.

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2015 Hyundai Genesis [REVIEW]

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Ten years ago no one would have ever put the words luxury and Hyundai in the same sentence, but 30 years after the first Sonata rolled off the line, Hyundai has proven that it can build respectable luxury models with the Genesis and Equus. With the first generation Genesis sedan, Hyundai sought to prove that it could build a large, rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan that could sit in the same ring as BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus. Now Hyundai has released an all-new second-generation Genesis, which Hyundai hopes will move the brand further away from the econocar status that it held for years.

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May 26, 2015

Mazda celebrates the 1 millionth CX-5

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The Mazda CX-5 crossover was only introduced just over three years ago, but in that short time Mazda has managed to produce over 1 million units. The CX-5 is the second fastest Mazda model to reach the milestone one-million-unit mark, following the Mazda3.

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2015 Volkswagen GTI [REVIEW]

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I'm often asked what is the best small car on the market and the list always includes top models, like the Honda Fit and Mazda3, but one small car easily makes the top list - the VW Golf and specifically the GTI. The last-generation GTI was the definition of the perfect hot hatch and I loved it so much, that I actually bought one. Now for 2015 VW has completely revamped the Golf and the GTI, but is it just as good? Yes!

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2017 Cadillac ATS-V+ to borrow 7.0L LS7 V8 from the Camaro?

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It's being reported that Cadillac is working on a hotter version of the recently introduced ATS-V - the ATS-V+. Cadillac hasn't confirmed the rumors, but the latest report claims that the ATS-V+ coupe and sedan will get a serious powertrain upgrade thanks to the Camaro Z/28.

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Mazda2 hatchback dropped from Mazda's US lineup

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Mazda has reportedly decided to kill plans to sell the redesigned Mazda2 hatchabck in the U.S. according to a top Mazda executive. Lower gas prices and tight inventory numbers are to blame for the decision.

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May 25, 2015

Audi R8 e-tron piloted driving concept previews Audi's self-driving tech

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Audi has unveiled the R8 e-tron piloted driving concept at the CES Asia show in Shanghai, China. The R8 e-tron piloted driving concept may look almost identical to the R8 e-tron electric car, but the big news here is what you can't see - the concept previews Audi's self-driving technology that is slated to arrive in two years.

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May 22, 2015

Honda kicks off production of the all-new 2016 Pilot in Alabama

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Honda has announced that production of the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot has kicked off at its plant in Alabama. The 2016 Pilot is slated to arrive at dealerships next month.

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Audi officially confirms Q1, Q6 and Q8 crossovers

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Audi has big plans to further expand its current SUV lineup from the existing Q3, Q5 and Q7 lineup. It's been widely reported, but Audi has finally confirmed that three new SUVs will be added to its lineup by 2019.

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May 21, 2015

Mazda launches new 'Driving Matters' campaign

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Mazda has announced the kick of its new "Driving Matters" advertising campaign that i san evolution of the Game Changers campaign. The goal of the new campaign is to create a more emotional connection to the brand.

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BMW X2 confirmed, coupe-like crossover expected to arrive in 2017

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BMW has reportedly approved the launch of another crossover - a coupe-like crossover called the X2. The X2 will borrow styling cues from the larger X4 and X6 crossovers according to a report from Autocar.

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Hyundai Genesis-based crossover may be in the works

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Hyundai may soon introduce a new larger crossover that will be based on the rear-wheel-drive Genesis, according to a report from Australia's Motoring. The report claims that David Zuchowski, Hyundai's North American CEO wants the brand to introduce a new premium crossover that will compete with models like the Audi Q7 and BMW X5.

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May 20, 2015

2016 BMW 435i ZHP Coupe revealed, production limited to 100 units

2016 BMW 435i ZHP Coupe

BMW has unveiled the new special edition 435i ZHP Coupe, which pays tribute to the original ZHP Performance Package that was offered on the 2003-2006 3 Series. The 435i ZHP Coupe not only gets improved styling and aerodynamic upgrades, but its also quicker with more precise handling.

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2016 Honda Pilot priced at $29,995 and gets 27 MPG highway rating

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Honda has released the pricing for the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot, which starts at $29,995 plus the $880 destination fee. The 2016 Pilot will be offered in LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and Elite trim levels.

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2015 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 R-Spec [REVIEW]

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It's been decades since we had rear-wheel-drive coupes, like the Toyota Supra, Nissan 240SX and Mazda RX-7 and even though today we do have the Scion FR-S and BR-Z twins, the rear-wheel-drive coupe market is now largely dominated by the Mustang, Camaro and Challenger, but what about the Hyundai Genesis? Six years ago Hyundai decided to add more spirited models to its lineup with the introduction of the rear-wheel-drive Genesis sedan and coupe and while the Genesis sedan had aspirations to take on the best from Germany, the Genesis Coupe sought to take on models like the Mustang and Camaro, in addition to somewhat filling the gap that Japanese automakers once held.

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May 19, 2015

2016 Buick Enclave gets OnStar 4G LTE connectivity

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Buick has announced that the 2016 Buick Enclave is now available with OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with a built in Wi-Fi hotspot. The Wi-Fi hotspot can be used by up to seven devices at once and is on whenever the vehicle is on.

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2017 Porsche Boxster and Cayman to get flat-four boxer engine

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Porsche has confirmed that both the Boxster and Cayman will get a new four-cylinder engine next year. Porsche CEO Matthias Müller has revealed that both models will be getting a flat-four boxer engine by mid-2016, which will be the first time that Porsche has sold a four-cylinder engine in the U.S. in 20 years.

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May 18, 2015

2016 Hyundai Elantra gets new Value Edition

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Hyundai has announced the introduction of a new Value Edition model for the 2016 Elantra. The new Value Edition provides a $1,000 savings by bundling features like, 16-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, heated front seats and proximity key with push-button start.

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2016 Lotus Evora 400 priced at $89,900, arrives in December

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Lotus has announced the pricing for the 2016 Lotus Evora 400, which will start at $89,900 when it goes on sale at the end of the year. What does that price get you? Well the new Evora 400 costs a bit more than the outgoing Evora and Evora S models, but at least now it holds the title as the fastest road car that Lotus has ever produced.

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May 16, 2015

2016 Chevy Camaro is 200 lbs lighter, gets 2.0L turbo and most powerful SS yet

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Chevy has revealed the all-new 2016 Chevy Camaro, which it says is now offers more performance, technology and refinement than the outgoing model. Thanks to an all-new lighter platform, the 2016 Camaro is lighter and more nimble than before.

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May 15, 2015

Porsche 911 GT3 R customer race car unveiled

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Porsche has unveiled a new customer sport race car that is based on the 911 GT3 RS - the 911 GT3 R. The 911 GT3 R starts with the GT3 RS, but thanks to its lower weight, improved aerodynamics and a few other mods, it's ready for the track.

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Jeep is getting a Range Rover rival

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Chrysler has reportedly confirmed plans to introduce a new luxury SUV for the Jeep brand that will rival other luxury SUVs, like the Range Rover. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne revealed the news last week.

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May 14, 2015

Mazda and Toyota confirm expanded partnership to share technologies

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As was reported earlier this week, Mazda and Toyota have announced plans to further expand their existing partnership that has already given birth to the Scion iA. The expansion will give both automakers access to each others technologies, but the announcement stopped short of revealing any specific details.

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Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport concept debuts with 395-hp plug-in hybrid system

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In addition to the Golf GTI Clubsport and Golf GTI Performance, VW has unveiled another Golf model - the Golf GTE Sport concept in Austria today at Wörthersee. Even though its name may make you think that it's just a sportier version of the Golf GTE, you'll be pleasantly surprised thanks to the concept's carbon fiber body and gullwing doors. VW says that the front of the concept previews "how the Golf GT models could develop in future."

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May 13, 2015

VW GTI Clubsport concept unveiled, production version arrives in 2016

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Next year the Volkswagen GTI turns 40 years old and to celebrate the birthday of one of the most iconic hatchbacks, VW is going to release a special model. VW is previewing the new limited-edition model with the GTI Clubsport concept that is debuting this week at the Wörthersee Tour GTI meet in Austria.

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BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage concept teased

BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage Concept

BMW has released a teaser photo of the new 3.0 CSL Hommage concept that is going to debut on May 22 at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. The concept is a tribute to the BMW 3.0 CSL coupe from the 1970s.

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May 12, 2015

2016 Dodge Viper ACR priced at $117,895

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A week after Dodge took the wraps off the "fastest street-legal Viper track car ever," the 2016 Viper ACR, Dodge has announced that it is now taking orders for the supercar. Pricing for the 2016 Viper ACR starts at $117,895 before the destination and gas guzzler tax fees are applied.

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Range Rover Evoque SVR may be in the works

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Land Rover is reportedly set to expand its new high-performance Special Vehicle Operations lineup to include a more powerful Range Rover Evoque SVR. There have been reports of a more powerful Evoque for a while, but now it might actually happen.

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2017 Scion FR-S to get updated styling and a little more power

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Toyota has been pretty vocal about the fact that sales of the Scion FR-S have dropped off since it was introduced back in 2012. Sales of the FR-S were actually down 29 percent in April compared to a year ago, so hopefully an upcoming refresh to to the 2017 FR-S will help keep it alive.

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