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December 1, 2007

2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Actually Starts at $40,095...Is it Worth it?

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Dodge released the starting price for the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 earlier this week. For $37,995 you could get your hands on one of the limited edition models. Well now it looks like that price was not entirely correct.

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December 3, 2007

Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line Unveiled

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Volkswagen has unveiled the sporty R-Line package for its upcoming small SUV.

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More Rumors Claim That the Mitsubishi Concept RA Hints at the Next Eclipse

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Mitsubishi released two official sketches of the automaker's Concept RA last week. The concept is going to be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show next month. Initially everyone has speculated that the concept is providing hints of what the next Eclipse is going to look like.

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Volkswagen Releases Teaser Images of the Four-Door Passat Coupe

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Volkswagen has just launched a minisite for the upcoming four-door Passat coupe. The teaser images on the site do not reveal very many details of what the final car is going to look like.

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Audi R8 Wins the Title of "SportsCar 2007" from Autobild

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Autobild has announced that the Audi R8 has won the highly sought after "SportsCar 2007" award. The R8 was decided as this year's winner by a panel of experts from the AutoBild SportsCars monthly magazine.

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2009 Subaru Forester Unveiled...Well Almost

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More scanned photos of the 2009 Subaru Forester have shown up on the internet. This time these photos showed up on a Russian site.

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December 4, 2007

Hyundai Unveils the Genesis Emblem and Confirms its 375 Horsepower V8

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Hyundai has unveiled the Genesis emblem that will only be on the model that is sold in Korea and China. The US spec. Genesis will have the same Hyundai emblem as the rest of the lineup.

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More Details on the Upcoming Dodge Challenger Revealed

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Last week Chrysler announced the starting price for the Dodge Challenger, which starts at $40,095. Orders started yesterday and now we have more details on what to expect now and in the near future for Dodge's new muscle car.

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Chevrolet Camaro Production Starts on February 16, 2009!

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According to the latest rumors the 2009 Chevrolet Camaro is going to start being produced on February 16, 2009. You can expect the car to start trickling into showrooms about a month or so after that.

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December 6, 2007

Dodge Sells 6,000 2008 Challengers in 3 days and Releases Official Teaser Images

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Chrysler starting taking orders for the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 on December 3rd and within 3 days the automaker managed to receive over 6,000 orders. It was initially rumored that only 5,000 of the 08' models would be produced, but now Chrysler has confirmed that 10,000 of the 08' Challenger SRT8s will be built.

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December 7, 2007

All-New 2009 Pontiac Vibe Starts at $15,895

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Pontiac has announced the pricing for the all-new 2009 Pontiac Vibe that goes on sale in February 2008. The starting price for the Vibe is set at $15,895.

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All-New 2008 Toyota Sequoia Starts at $34,150

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Toyota has announced the pricing for the all-new 2008 Sequoia SUV.

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Spy Photos of the Nissan GT-R V-Spec Version Surface

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The Nissan GT-R is definitely one of the most anticipated new cars for the new year. THe GT-R has been on the cover of nearly every automotive publication and touring the auto show circuit. Just when you thought that the news on the GT-R was finally going to slow down, new spy photos of a future version have surfaced.

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December 9, 2007

All-New 2009 Dodge Ram Exposed...Oops!

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It looks like the first photo of the all-new 2009 Dodge Ram has been leaked. Earlier today this photo showed up on the internet, but it was still up in the air if the photo was valid. Well now it looks like someone over at Dodge messed up and put the photo on the Mopar Accessories site for the 2008 Dodge Ram.

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December 10, 2007

GM Releases the First Official Teaser Image of the 2011 Chevy Volt

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It's been almost a year since GM first unveiled the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid at the Detroit Auto Show. Last month Bob Lutz revealed that the production version of the Volt would be different than the concept version although it would still borrow some of the same design cues. Well today GM released the first official teaser image of the production Volt.

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December 11, 2007

Land Rover Concept Photo Leaked...Will Coupe Crossovers be the Next Big Thing?

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This past September Land Rover released a single teaser image of its upcoming concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Now one of the first official photos of the concept has been leaked.

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Detroit Auto Show Preview: HUMMER HX Concept Unveiled

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GM has released three images of the HUMMER HX concept that will be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show next month.

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Aston Martin 600 Horsepower V12 Vantage Unveiled!

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Aston Martin has unveiled the newest Vantage which is powered by the same V12 engine in the DBRS9 racer.

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December 12, 2007

2009 Ford Mustang Provides More Light With a Glass Roof

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Just in case you can't decide between the convertible or coupe Mustang, Ford has decided to offer a third option for 2009.

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Detroit Auto Show Preview: 2009 Honda Pilot Prototype Unveiled

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Honda is going to use the Detroit Auto Show next month to unveil its Honda Pilot prototype.

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Is Lexus Working on a 429 Horsepower IS-F/R?

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According to the newest rumors Lexus is working on an even hotter version of its new IS-F sedan.

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Aston Martin Releases More Photos and Info About the 600HP V12 Vantage RS

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Yesterday news broke about the Aston Martin V12 Vantage RS concept at the opening of its new design center. Today Aston Martin has released a full press release and more photos of the 600 horsepower car.

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December 13, 2007

2010 Chevy Camaro Caught Nearly Naked!

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The concept version of the upcoming Chevy Camaro was revealed almost two years ago at the Detroit Auto Show in 2006. Since then we have yet to see very many actual photos of the production model...until now.

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December 14, 2007

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X Starts at $34,000

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Mitsubishi has announced the pricing for the 2008 Lancer Evolution.

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Ford Shelby GT500KR is Officially the New KITT in the Knight Rider Series

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Ford has just released a press release confirming that the 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR will star as the next KITT on the new Knight Rider TV series.

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Detroit Auto Show Preview: Land Rover LRX Concept Unveiled

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We now have the official photos and info about the upcoming Land Rover LRX concept.

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December 16, 2007

2009 GMC Terrain is Going to Replace the Pontiac Torrent

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Last month GM unveiled the GMC Terrain in Kuwait that is essentially a rebadged version of the Saturn Vue, which is also a rebadged version of the Opel Antara. According to reports that are supposed to be released tomorrow, the GMC Terrain is going to be sold in the US and will effectively replace the Pontiac Torrent.

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2009 Mercedes-Benz GLK Unveiled Thanks to Sex and the City

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Thanks to the new Sex and the City movie that is currently filming we have our first look at an undisguised Mercedes-Benz GLK.

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Detroit Auto Show Preview: Production Version of the BMW X6 Unveiled

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BMW has officially unveiled the X6 Sports Activity Coupe that will have its public debut at the Detroit Auto Show next month.

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December 17, 2007

Hyundai Confirms a Turbo Option in the RWD Genesis Coupe

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Well this was already rumored last month when the first photos of the unmasked RWD Genesis coupe surfaced, but now Hyundai has confirmed that the Genesis will be offered with a turbocharged 4-cylinder .

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Upcoming MINI Crossover to be Called the "Crossman"

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MINI's CEO Kay Segler has confirmed the name of MINI's upcoming crossover/ SUV and it is going to be called the "Crossman".

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Next-Generation Volvo XC90 has Been Cancelled...RIP XC90

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According to a new report by Auto Motor & Sport the next-generation Volvo XC90 has been cancelled.

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December 18, 2007

The Last Chrysler Crossfire has Come off the Line...RIP Crossfire

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Last month Chrysler announced plans to kill four of their existing models, the Crossfire, Pacifica, PT Cruiser Convertible and Dodge Magnum. Well today the last Crossfire was produced in Germany.

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Toyota Tundra Named Motor Trend's 2008 Truck of the Year

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Motor Trend has given the Toyota Tundra its 2008 Truck of the Year award today.

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Volvo Claims That the XC90 is Not Dead

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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.

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Detroit Auto Show Preview: Nissan FORUM Concept Unveiled

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Nissan has unveiled the FORUM concept that is going to be officially unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show next month.

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December 19, 2007

GM Increases Prices on Most of its Models

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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.

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Honda Confirms that the Acura NSX will Return by 2010

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There has been so much speculation about the release date for the next Acura NSX, since Acura unveiled the Advanced Sports Car Concept.

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

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Hennessey has announced its performance kit for the all-new 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10.

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

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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).

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December 21, 2007

2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK Officially Unveiled

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Mercedes-Benz has officially unveiled the revised 2009 SLK.

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2009 Dodge Journey Starts at $19,985

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Dodge's newest entry in the crossover segment, the 2009 Journey is going to start just under $20K.

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December 25, 2007

All-New 2009 Subaru Forester Officially Unveiled

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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...

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December 28, 2007

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

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Toyota has unveiled the A-BAT hybrid pickup concept that will be officially unveiled next month at the Detroit Auto Show.

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