July 29, 2015

Ferrari 488 Spider revealed ahead of its debut in Frankfurt

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Ferrari has unveiled the 488 Spider, which is essentially a convertible version of the 488 GTB that debuted earlier this year. The 488 Spider officially replaces the 458 Spider in Ferrari's lineup and it will debut in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

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2016 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon Duramax Diesel announced

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GM has officially announced the introduction of the 2016 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon Duramax diesel models. Both pickups are powered by a 2.8L turbo diesel four-cylinder that generates 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft. of torque.

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Next-Generation Volvo V40 headed to the U.S. in 2017

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A new report claims that the next-generation Volvo V40 will be offered in the U.S. sometime around 2017. The new V40 will ride on Volvo's new C-segment Modular Architecture that Volvo is developing with Geely.

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July 28, 2015

Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup may get the green light in November

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Hyundai is so happy with the positive feedback that it received about the Santa Cruz pickup concept that Hyundai may give it the green light for production later this year. Hyundai CEO Dave Zuchowski recently revealed that a decision could come as early as November.

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2016 Lexus CT 200h gets a few updates

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Lexus has revealed the updates to the 2016 CT 200h hybrid, with the biggest update being a new chrome surround grille, an optional moonroof, Lexus Enform Remote and Lexus Service Connect.

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Honda and Toyota finally embrace the turbo, Accord and Camry to get turbocharged

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For years several automakers have been swapping out their large displacement engines for smaller turbocharged engines, but Japan's Big 3 - Honda, Toyota and Nissan have largely stayed away turbos. Save for the fact that the first Acura RDX had a turbo and the Nissan Juke and GT-R models currently offer a turbo, you won't find any other turbos on their lots. That's about to change.

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July 27, 2015

Dodge to double 2016 Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat production

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Dodge has announced that it will soon start taking orders for the 2016 Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcats. Due to the overwhelming demand for the 2015 models, Dodge is going to more than double production of both models.

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2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe will debut on Aug 19

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Mercedes-AMG has released a new batch of teasers of the new C63 Coupe, which is going to officially debut in less than a month. The high-performance version of the new C-Class Coupe will take on the BMW M4, Cadillac ATS-V Coupe and Lexus RC F when it arrives.

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2016 Chevy, Buick, GMC and Cadillac models get new safety tech

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GM has announced that several 2016 Chevy, Buick, GMC and Cadillac models will offer 22 different active safety technologies. The available technology ranges from new driver alerts to systems that automatically intervene and assist the driver in some situations.

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July 25, 2015

2016 Lexus IS 200t officially replaces the slow IS 250

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Lexus has announced the updates to the 2016 IS, with the biggest update being the addition of the new IS 200t and IS 300 AWD, which replace the underpowered IS 250 and IS 250 AWD models.

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July 24, 2015

Chrysler beings taking orders for the Dodge Challenger Drag Pak

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Chrysler has announced that it is starting to take orders for the new Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, which can be powered by either a supercharged 354-cubic-inch Gen III HEMI engine or a naturally aspirated 426-cubic-inch Gen III HEMI engine.

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Next-Gen Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid to have 30-35 mile EV range

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One of the biggest criticisms of the current Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid is the fact that it only has an all-electric driving range of 11 miles, which is much lower than the 38 miles that the current Chevy Volt can travel. Thankfully it's being reported that the next-generation Prius Plug-in Hybrid will have a longer range of 30-35 miles.

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July 23, 2015

2016 Honda Accord gets updated styling plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

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Honda has unveiled the updated 2016 Accord, which gets updated styling, Honda Sensing plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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Volkswagen builds the 500,000th Passat in Chattanooga

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Volkswagen has announced that the 500,000th Passat has rolled off the line at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The special Passat was a Candy White Limited Edition, with black interior, keyless access with pushbutton start, a rearview camera, heated seats, a 1.8 liter turbo engine, premium radio and 17 inch alloy 'Sonoma' wheels.

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Infiniti Q30 caught in Prague

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Earlier this week Infiniti announced that the small Q30 would debut in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Infiniti also released an official photo, which showed off the front of the Q30, but now we have our first look at the rear. The Q30 was recently caught filing an ad in Prague.

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July 22, 2015

Toyota will give you $7,500 to buy the 2016 Mirai fuel-cell vehicle

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The order portal for the 2016 Toyota Mirai fuel-cell vehicle has officially opened, which is expected to arrive this fall. Pricing for the Mirai starts at $57,500 plus the $835 destination fee, but Toyota has announced at least three different programs to help get drivers into its new fuel-cell vehicle.

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Next-Gen MINI Countryman to become more rugged

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Now that we've seen the new MINI Clubman and with the Cooper Convertible's debut also expected soon, the attention is being focused on what form will the next-generation MINI Countryman take. According to sources, the next Countryman will become a more "authentic" SUV when it arrives late next year.

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July 21, 2015

Infiniti Q30 revealed ahead of its Frankfurt debut

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Infiniti has revealed the new Q30 small ahead of its official world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Designed for more urban buyers, the small Q30 looks close to the concept version that previewed it two years ago.

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2016 Ford F-150 Limited is Ford's most luxurious truck - ever

2016 Ford F-150 Limited

Ford has unveiled the 2016 F-150 Limited, which it says is its most advanced and luxurious truck ever. Ford also claims that it has more standard technology and driver convenience features than any other competitor.

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2016 Buick Encore Sport Touring gets a 153-hp 1.4L turbo

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Buick has revealed a new sportier version of the 2016 Encore crossover - the Encore Sport Touring. The new sportier Encore Sport Touring features a more powerful engine and a few unique design cues.

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July 20, 2015

Chevy to introduce a new midsize crossover in 2017

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A new report claims that Chevy is working on a new midsize crossover that will be bigger than the current Equinox, but smaller than the three-row Traverse. The new crossover will compete with other midsize crossovers, like the Ford Edge and Jeep Grand Cherokee and Nissan Murano.

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2016 Toyota Camry and Corolla Special Editions priced

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Toyota has announced the pricing for the 2016 Camry and Corolla Special Edition models, which both get a few sportier styling bits to make both sedans look a little more aggressive.

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2016 Acura RDX [REVIEW]

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While Acura's sedan lineup has had its ups and downs over the years, one part of its lineup has remained the shinning star - its SUV lineup. The MDX continues to be the best-selling luxury three-row crossover and the smaller RDX has managed to outgun rivals, like the Audi Q5 and BMW X3. For 2016 Acura gave the RDX a nice update that adds a little more styling pizzaz, a little more fun under the hood and some small interior updates. Will the updates keep the RDX out front, or is there a chance now that others may catch up? Read on to find out.

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July 17, 2015

BMW to reveal two new concept cars next month

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BMW has announced plans to reveal two new concept cars next month to celebrate its 40 anniversary at the 2015 Monterey Car Week on August 13. It's now known yet what they are, but could one of them be a concept version of the much anticipated M2?

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2016 Scion tC gets some interior upgrades

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Scion is giving its best-selling model, the tC some updates for the 2016 model year. The 2016 tC is getting a new standard audio system, some upgraded interior features and a standard rear wiper.

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July 16, 2015

2016 Mazda CX-3 priced at $20,840

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Mazda has just released the pricing for the 2016 CX-3 subcompact crossover, which will start at $20,840 if you live in any state besides Alaska, if you are in Alaska it will be a few bucks more at $20,885 after the destination fees.

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2015 Ford Mustang Apollo Edition unveiled

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Ford has unveiled a unique 2015 Mustang, the Mustang Apollo Edition that is going to be auctioned off next week. For the eighth straight year, Ford has created a unique, aviation-inspired Ford Mustang to benefit Experimental Aircraft Association youth education programs, including the Young Eagles.

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July 15, 2015

2016 GMC Sierra gets a facelift

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Following the reveal of the updated 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 a few days ago, GM has now revealed the updates to its brother, the 2016 GMC Sierra.

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2016 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 and GLA 45 now pack 375 horsepower

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Mercedes-Benz has given the 2016 CLA 45 and GLA 45 models a nice performance boost, with both models now being powered by a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 375 horsepower, 20 more than the current models.

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Honda's CEO has no car, says he's holding out for the Civic Type R

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It may seem a bit odd that the CEO of a major automaker doesn't even own a car, but that's the case for Honda's new CEO, Takahiro Hachigo. Hachigo says that he is holding out for a specific car until he finally owns a car again. Which model is he waiting for? The 306-hp Civic Type R, which is going to arrive this fall.

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