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Detroit Auto Show Preview: Toyota A-BAT Hybrid Pickup Concept Unveiled

Toyota has unveiled the A-BAT hybrid pickup concept that will be officially unveiled next month at the Detroit Auto Show. The A-BAT concept is an interesting concept as it applies Toyota's hybrid technology to a pickup and the pickup itself is built on a unibody platform like the Honda Ridgeline. The concept is smaller than the Tacoma and features cab...

All-New 2009 Subaru Forester Officially Unveiled

It seems a little late now that Subaru is finally "officially" unveiling the all-new 2009 Forester since so many photos of the SUV have been leaked on the internet. But here it is... The 2009 Forester is built on an all-new platform with more a more "SUV-like" design. Subaru also says that the new model has more sport-sedan dynamics. The...

2009 Dodge Journey Starts at $19,985

Dodge's newest entry in the crossover segment, the 2009 Journey is going to start just under $20K. When sales of the new Journey begin early next year the starting price for the 2009 Dodge Journey SE will be $19,985. The SE is powered by a 2.4L four-cylinder. The SXT ($22,985) and R/T ($26,545) trims are available with a 3.5L V6 with...

2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK Officially Unveiled

Mercedes-Benz has officially unveiled the revised 2009 SLK. The roadster receives a new front and rear fascia although its hard to notice the changes at first. The front bumper has a modified air-dam and an even more pronounced arrow shape. The rear of the new SLK gets a new diffuser-style lower section. The interior has also been updated with a...

Detroit Auto Show Preview: 2009 Chevy Corvette ZR-1 Officially Unveiled!

GM officially unveiled the much anticipated Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 today. After much speculation it looks like GM finally decided on the ZR-1 name (instead of Blue Devil or SS). Although GM has yet to release the final horsepower numbers, engineers are working hard to acheive a goal of 620 horsepower and 595 lb-ft of torque out of the LS9 supercharged...

Hennessey Unveils 678 Horsepower Dodge Viper to Take on the Corvette ZR-1

Hennessey has announced its performance kit for the all-new 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10. The kit adds 78 horsepower bringing the final number to 678 horsepower. All that extra power will help the Viper take on the upcoming 2009 Corvette ZR-1. Officially dubbed the Venom 650R, the uber-fast version of the Viper SRT10 reaches 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds and 0-150...

Honda Confirms that the Acura NSX will Return by 2010

There has been so much speculation about the release date for the next Acura NSX, since Acura unveiled the Advanced Sports Car Concept. It was originally thought that the next NSX would make an appearance at the Tokyo Auto Show this year to go head to head with the new Nissan GT-R, but the NSX was a no show. The...

GM Increases Prices on Most of its Models

GM announced today that it is going to increase the prices on most of its 2008 models to make up for the rising cost of steel and other commodities. On average most of the models will receive a 1.5 percent increase, although some models like the four-cylinder Saturn Aura and the base model of Chevrolet's new Malibu sedan will escape...

Detroit Auto Show Preview: Nissan FORUM Concept Unveiled

Nissan has unveiled the FORUM concept that is going to be officially unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show next month. According to Nissan the FORUM concept represents the next generation in family transportation. The concept features trackless sliding side doors and a B-pillar less design. A multi-position swiveling 2nd row seat smiliar to the Chrysler minivans and next-generation entertainment and...

Volvo Claims That the XC90 is Not Dead

Yesterday it was reported that Volvo had decided to cancel the replacement for the next-generation XC90 SUV. Well Volvo got word of these rumors and responded to Auto Motor and Sport, who originally stated Volvo's future plans. According to Volvo the XC90 is not dead and a facelifted version is going to be released for 2009. Auto Motor and Sport...

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