August 27, 2014

Next-Gen Ford Focus RS Headed to the U.S.?

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A new report claims that the next-generation Ford Focus RS is in the works with the same 2.3L turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the Ford Mustang. Even better, the same report claims that it will be offered in the U.S.

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Cadillac Confirms ATS-V Debut at the LA Auto Show

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Cadillac has apparently confirmed that the high-performance Cadillac ATS-V is going to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this year. The ATS-V will go head to head with models like the BMW M3 and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG.

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2015 Chevy Suburban and Tahoe Get 4G LTE and a Hands-Free Liftgate

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Even though the 2015 Chevy Suburban and Tahoe were introduced earlier this year Chevy has announced some new updates. Both the 2015 Chevy Suburban and Tahoe are getting new features like OnStar 4G LTE with a standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless phone charging capability and a hands-free liftgate.

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August 26, 2014

Subaru To Use a Single Platform For Its Entire Lineup

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VW and Volvo have boasted several times about their new platforms that will underpin most of their respective lineups and now Subaru is about to follow suit. It's being reported that the next-generation of Subaru's lineup will all use a single platform.

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All-New 2015 Volvo XC90 Priced at $48,900

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Volvo wasn't planning on debuting the all-new 2015 XC90 until next week on September 3, but this morning several leaked photos of the new XC90 ruined Volvo's plans. Now that we have official photos, Volvo has been kind enough to release some info, including its starting price, which is set at $48,900.

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Nissan IDx Concept Gets More Modern and Borrows the Next Z Platform

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Just last month it was reported that Nissan may not release a production version of last year's IDx concept - citing concerns that it needed a lower cost and lighter rear wheel drive platform. Although Nissan has yet to release any production details about the rear-wheel-drive coupe, a new report claims that it will be built on the same platform as the next-generation Nissan Z.

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Mercedes-Benz M-Class to Be Renamed the GLE-Class

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Mercedes-Benz is reportedly going to rename the ML-Class SUV to the GLE-Class next year, while the upcoming production version of the Concept Coupe SUV will be named the GLE Coupe.

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All-New 2015 Volvo XC90 Official Photos Leaked

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Volvo has yet to officially unveil the all-new 2015 Volvo XC90, but a bunch of photos have leaked online this morning, which gives the world a complete look at the new SUV.

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August 25, 2014

Mazda's Future: Hardtop MX-5, CX-3 Crossover in the Works and Mazda5 Goes Away

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Mazda has a lot of new plans in the works in addition to the much anticipated 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata. In a few days we'll finally see the fourth-generation MX-5 Miata, but reports about the rest of Mazda's lineup have started to surface.

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Subaru WRX S4 and WRX STI Type S Debut In Japan

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Subaru has released two new versions of the WRX in Japan, the WRX S4 and WRX STI Type S. The WRX S4 is powered by a 296-hp 2.0L turbocharged, while the WRX STI Type S has 305-hp and 311 lb-ft. of torque.

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2015 VW e-Golf: VW's First Electric Car Starts at $36,265

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VW has announced the pricing for the 2015 VW e-Golf electric car, which starts at $36,265 with destination. VW's first fully electric model arrives in November.

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Cadillac ELR May Be Discontinued Due its Low Sales Volume

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With an all-new 2016 Chevy Volt due to be unveiled next year at the Detroit Auto Show, the question now is if GM will introduce a new Cadillac ELR. The next Volt is slated to get its own platform, which could be used for a new Cadillac ELR, but slow sales of the current ELR put its future in doubt.

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Restyled 2015 VW Jetta Priced From $17,035

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VW has released the pricing for the restyled 2015 VW Jetta, which starts at $17,035 after destination for the base 2.0L model.

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August 24, 2014

Mazda RX-7 to Return in 2017 and RX-9 in the Works?

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There have been countless reports about the return of the Mazda RX-7 with the latest report now claiming that it will arrive by 2017. One interesting tidbit from the latest report also claims that in addition to the RX-7, a new RX-9 sports car is in the works and it could arrive by 2020.

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Volvo Confirms Plans For a New Three-Cylinder Engine in 2016

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Volvo is following several automakers by downsizing its engine lineup and it's just confirmed that a new three-cylinder engine is in the works and that it will debut sometime in 2016.

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August 22, 2014

2015 Nissan Frontier and Xterra Priced

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Nissan has announced the pricing for the 2015 Nissan Frontier pickup and Xterra SUV, which are both getting a few changes for the new model year.

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2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Starts at $78,995, Convertible at $83,995

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The pricing for the 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 has been released, with the Z06 Coupe starting at $78,995, while pricing for the Z06 convertible will start at $83,995.

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Next-Gen VW Tiguan Still Two Years Away, but It Looks 'Phenomenal'

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We're still about two years away from the arrival of the next-generation VW Tiguan SUV, but VW Australia's managing director, John White has revealed some of the details now.

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2015 BMW M4 Drifts Through a Course Made of BMW M Vehicles [VIDEO]

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BMW has released a video that shows the new BMW M4 drifting through a one-of-a-kind course that is made almost entirely of current and classic BMW M vehicles. The BMW M vehicles were sourced from fans who volunteered their BMW M vehicles from every generation to be a part of this exclusive experience.

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Lincoln Signs Matthew McConaughey as its New Spokesman

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Lincoln has announced that it has signed a multi-year contract with actor Matthew McConaughey who will act as a storyteller in a series of upcoming TV and digital campaigns starting with the 2015 Lincoln MKC.

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August 21, 2014

2015 Ford Mustang Fuel Economy Specs Leaked

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A few leaked Monroney stickers for the 2015 Ford Mustang have leaked online revealing how fuel efficient the all-new Mustang is.

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Honda CR-Z Gets a New Supercharger that Boosts its Power to 197-HP

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Anyone that's ever driven the Honda CR-Z hybrid knows that the main thing that it needs is more power, a lot more power. Well Honda has yet to release a version direct from the factory that packs more than 130 horsepower, but Honda has announced the availability of a new dealer-installed Honda Performance Development (HPD) supercharger kit.

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2015 Chevy Silverado Rally Edition Unveiled

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Chevy has unveiled the new 2015 Chevy Silverado Rally Edition, which is available in the 1500 double-cab and crew-cab pickups.

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2015 Honda Fit Gets Top Safety Pick Rating After a Quick Fix

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Honda has announced that the 2015 Honda Fit has been named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS, but it wasn't an easy feat. Back in March an early production 2015 Fit was tested, but it only received a marginal score in the small overlap test, which would have prevented it from receiving the top safety rating. Honda's engineers responded quickly and made a design change to fix the issue.

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Ford is Working on a New Hybrid to Compete With the Prius

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Ford is reportedly working on a new hybrid model to compete with the Toyota Prius, according to two sources who revealed that it will arrive in late 2018. The new hybrid will be a compact car that will be Ford's first "dedicated" hybrid, meaning that it will be built from the ground up as a hybrid model.

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August 20, 2014

GM Shows Buick Dealers the 2016 Cascada Convertible

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The four seater convertible segment continues to shrink with the recent departure of the Chrysler 200 Convertible and the upcoming disappearance of the VW Eos. Well fans of the segment will be happy to know that the U.S. is now one step closer to getting Europe's Opel Cascada convertible, which will wear the Buick badge.

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Is Hyundai Working on a Toyota Prius Rival?

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Hyundai's current hybrid lineup only consists of the Hyundai Sonata, which itself isn't set to be replaced until the 2016 model year, but is Hyundai planning on expanding its hybrid lineup?

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2015 Honda Accord Gets a Few Upgrades and Starts at $22,895

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Honda has announced the small upgrades to the 2015 Honda Accord lineup, which is going on sale today, with pricing starting at $22,895.

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Jaguar XE SVR to Take on the M3 with 489 Horsepower?

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Jaguar has its eyes set on the BMW 3 Series with the new XE and that includes fighting the high-performance M3. According to Auto Express, Jaguar's Special Vehicle Operations division is working on a high-performance XE that will pack a 5.0L V8.

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Land Rover Teases the 2016 Discovery Sport's Interior [VIDEO]

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Land Rover is giving the world its first look at the new Discovery Sport's interior ahead of its debut on September 3. The Discovery Sport is the replacement for the LR2 and will feature a 5+2 seating configuration.

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