April 17, 2015

Chevy Bolt name to stay, even with Volt confusion

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General Motors has reportedly decided to keep the "Bolt" name for its upcoming compact electric car, despite the apparent Volt confusion. Back in February, GM acknowledged that there could be some potential confusion for buyers, since the Bolt and Volt names are so close, but after conducting two studies, GM has decided to keep it.

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2016 Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid priced at $69,095

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Volvo has announced the pricing for the 2016 XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid that is going to arrive this summer. Pricing is starts at $69,095 with destination fees included for the "Momentum" model, while the "Inscription" model starts at $72,595 and the "R-Design" $70,995.

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April 16, 2015

2015 Jaguar XF: One pretty kitty [REVIEW]

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When the Jaguar XF was first introduced in 2009 it was a stunner. Not only was it a dramatic departure from the S-Type before it, but it ushered in a whole new design language for Jaguar. One that would inevitably reinvigorate the entire brand and lineup. Even now as it nears the end of its lifecycle, the XF looks crisp and fresh while many newer rivals are already beginning to show their age.

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Audi Prologue Allroad concept to debut next week in Shanghai

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Audi has revealed another version of its sexy Prologue concept car - the Prologue Allroad. The latest concept follows up the first Prologue concept that debuted late last year at the Los Angeles Auto Show and the Prologue Avant concept that debuted last month in Geneva.

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Volvo exec confirms hybrid versions of all its future models

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A Volvo executive has revealed that Volvo will soon offer hybrid versions of its entire lineup. Thanks to the higher than expected demand for its existing hybrid models, including the new XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid, Volvo is going to make it a priority to electrify all of its models.

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April 15, 2015

2016 Acura RDX priced at $35,270

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The restyled 2016 Acura RDX is scheduled to hit dealerships tomorrow and Acura has announced the pricing, which starts at $35,270 - an increase of just $175 over the 2015 model. The 2016 RDX gets a bunch of upgrades, including a restyled exterior, a more powerful engine and new technologies.

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2016 Cadillac ELR gets more power and tech

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Cadillac has unveiled the updates to the 2016 Cadillac ELR, which includes more power, better driving performance and new technology. The biggest improvement will come in the form of more power that will make it faster, while the ELR's chassis has been retuned to make it handle better.

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Cadillac CT6 platform could be used for a RWD Buick sedan

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Cadillac officially unveiled the 2016 Cadillac CT6 earlier this month at the 2015 New York Auto Show and now rumors are circulating about how GM could use the CT6's Omega platform for other vehicles. GM product chief Mark Reuss has revealed that GM may use the Omega platform for a new rear-wheel-drive Buick flagship sedan.

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April 14, 2015

You can now get a 2015 Chevy Spark EV for as low as $14,995

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Chevy has announced that it's lowered the price for the 2015 Spark EV, which now starts at $25,995 for the Spark EV 1LT model. The good news is that after the available federal, state and Chevy bonus cash, the price drops as low as $14,995.

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2015 Lexus CT 200h [REVIEW]

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Looking for a fun, compact hybrid with a bit of luxury thrown in? Well add the Lexus CT 200h to your test drive list. The CT 200h arrived on the market in 2011 and is still the only compact luxury hybrid on the market and even though it shares a lot in common with the not so fun Prius, the CT 200h has a character that is all its own.

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Volvo XC90 'Excellence' to debut this month in Shanghai

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Volvo has unveiled the XC90 Excellence, which is going to debut later this month at the Shanghai Auto Show. On the outside it looks identical to the other XC90 models, but inside the biggest difference is that the standard seven seats have been swapped out with just four seats.

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Volkswagen GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo Concept heads to Gran Turismo 6

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Last year VW created a unique GTI Roadster for the Gran Turismo 6 video game and now its unveiled a second model - the GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo concept. The newest digital concept is a hatchback version of the last year's roadster.

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April 13, 2015

2015 Fiat 500 1957 Edition Cabrio revealed just in time for summer

2015 Fiat 500 1957 Edition Cabrio

Summer is only a few months away and just in time for warmer weather, Fiat has revealed the new Fiat 500 1957 Edition Cabrio. The Fiat 500 1957 Edition celebrates the original 1957 Cinquecento.

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2015 VW e-Golf is the GTI of electric cars [REVIEW]

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Did Volkswagen just create one of the best electric cars under $40,000? Well lets just say that I was so impressed with the new eGolf that I asked Volkswagen if I could keep it longer - definitely something that I don't do often. The new seventh-generation Golf is an impressive platform, so it's no surprise that the eGolf is this great.

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Porsche Boxster Spyder GT4 may happen

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Due to the strong demand for the Cayman GT4, Porsche execs are reportedly trying to decide if Porsche should build a more hardcore version of the Boxster Spyder that was unveiled earlier this month. The Boxster Spyder is already the top version of the Boxster lineup, but it wouldn't take too much work to develop a GT4-badged version.

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April 10, 2015

2016 Honda Pilot specs released before it arrives this summer

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Honda unveiled the all-new 2016 Pilot earlier this year in Chicago, but Honda didn't release all the specific details about the third-generation Pilot. Honda has now released all the details about the 2016 Pilot, with the exception of the pricing ahead of its arrival this summer.

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2016 Nissan 370Z priced at $30,815

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Nissan has announced the pricing for the 2016 370Z Coupe, 370Z NISMO and 370Z Roadster, which are on sale now. The 370Z Coupe starts at $30,815 with the destination fees included, while the 370Z NISMO will set you back $42,815 and the 370Z Roadster starts at $42,645.

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2016 Lexus ES is getting a refresh, to debut this month in Shanghai

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Lexus has released a teaser of the updated 2016 Lexus ES, which is going to debut later this month at the Shanghai Motor Show. From this single photo we can see that the new ES will get an updated grille and headlights.

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April 9, 2015

Chevy teases the 2016 Camaro's wheels and brakes

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We're still a month away from the official debut of the all-new 2016 Chevy Camaro, but just about every week Chevy has released little teasers and info about the new Camaro. This week Chevy is talking about the structural improvements that have been made to the new Camaro.

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2015 Chevy Silverado Custom Sport 2500 HD and 3500 HD revealed

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Chevy has unveiled new Custom Sport editions of the Silverado 2500 HD and 3500 HD that adds a monochromatic look to the pickups. Silverado Custom Sport HDs feature body-colored front and rear bumpers, a body-colored grille with chrome-accent bars, chrome door handles and body-side moldings, and chrome-accented trailering mirrors.

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Cadillac XT5 to replace the SRX crossover this fall

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It's being reported that Cadillac is going to unveil the successor to the SRX crossover this fall, dubbed the XT5. Cadillac's new nomenclature just started with the reveal of the CT6 sedan last week in New York and now it's expected that the XT5 will debut later this year at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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April 8, 2015

Honda Crosstour hits the end of the road

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We can't say that we're too surprised, but Honda has confirmed that the Crosstour crossover is going to be discontinued at the end of 2015. The end of the Crosstour will give Honda more room to produce its higher volume SUVs, like the CR-V and 2016 Pilot.

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Tesla Model S 70D debuts with longer range and more power

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Tesla has announced the introduction of the new Model S 70D, which replaces the base Model S 60. Compared to the outgoing Model S 60, the 70D has standard all-wheel-drive, a 240 mile range and 329 horsepower on tap.

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Rolls-Royce Project Cullinan previews the brand's new SUV

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Rolls-Royce is continuing with its plans to introduce its first-ever SUV and now its modified a Phantom Series II to test the future SUV's suspension. What you see here is the Project Cullinan, which is an early engineering mule, based on a shortened Phantom Series II body that has been created purely to begin the development of an all-wheel drive suspension system.

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Mercedes and Nissan join forces to build midsize pickup

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Last month we thought that Mercedes was pulling an early April Fools prank when it announced plans to develop a midsize pickup, but it's completely true and now we're learning more. Mercedes and Nissan have confirmed that they are working together on a new Mercedes pickup that will be based on the Nissan NP300/ Navara.

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April 7, 2015

Hyundai Genesis to get twin-turbo V6 in 2017 or 2018

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Hyundai has announced that the Genesis will be getting a new twin-turbocharged V6 engine in 2017 or 2018. The move is part of Hyundai's plan to offer more smaller turbocharged engines across its lineup.

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Ram rules out midsize pickup, deemed too costly

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The midsize pickup segment has been brought back from near extinction thanks to the introduction of the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups. Toyota has also revamped the Tacoma for the 2016 model year, but even though the segment may be getting hot again, Chrysler won't be rejoining it.

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Audi RS 3 and Q8 announced for the U.S.

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Audi has announced that the high-performance RS 3 and Q8 SUV will be sold in the US. Audi of America CEO Scott Keogh has confirmed that the U.S. will get a sedan version of the RS 3 rather than the hatchback that is sold in Europe.

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April 6, 2015

Kia GT is almost here, GT4 Stinger sports car is unlikely

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Kia is soon going to offer a new four-door sports coupe, which was previewed by the GT concept back in 2011. Production rumors have been circling since the concept debuted and now Kia's head of product planning, Orth Hedrick has confirmed that an announcement will be made soon.

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2017 Jaguar F-Pace SUV to debut this fall in Frankfurt

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Jaguar has confirmed that its first SUV, the F-Pace is scheduled to debut in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Following its debut in Frankfurt, the F-Pace will arrive in showrooms sometime in 2016.

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