February 2008 Archives

2008 Pontiac G8 Test Drive Coming Soon!

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Hey everyone, GM invited me down to San Diego, CA to test drive the new 2008 Pontiac G8. I am going to be driving the car throughout the day.

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VW is going to officially unveil the Scirocco next week at the Geneva Auto Show, but the embargo on the photos has already been broken.

2009 BMW X6 Pricing Leaked...It Starts at $52,500

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Pricing and the options list for BMW's all-new "sports activity coupe" the X6 has leaked onto the internet.

Ford is Recalling 470,000 Mustangs to Update the Airbags

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Ford has announced that it is going to recall approx 470,000 Mustangs (2005-2008 MY) to update the airbag system, specifically the passenger side airbag.

Audi Unveils 44mpg Audi TT 2.0TDI Quattro

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Audi has unveiled the new TT 2.0 TDI quattro which is available in both the coupe and roadster.

All-New 2009 Ford Flex is Going to Start Under $30K

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The all-new 2009 Ford Flex is going to start at $28,995 when it goes on sale this summer. The 2009 Ford Flex is larger than the soon to be dead Ford Taurus X and it also replaces the Freestar minivan in Ford's lineup.

All-New 2009 Subaru Forester Starts at $19,995

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Subaru has announced the pricing for its all-new 2009 Forester, which starts at $19,995.

Geneva 2008 Preview: 440HP Maserati GranTurismo S Unveiled

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Maserati has officially unveiled the new S version of its GranTurismo coupe that will make its first official appearance at the Geneva Auto Show next month.

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Earlier this week photos of Mitsubishi's Lancer Prototype S leaked onto the internet, but now we have the official press release for the concept.

2009 Ford E-Series Gets Upgraded

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Ford has unveiled the 2009 E-Series full-size van, which recieves many interior upgrades for the new model year.

2008 John Cooper Works MINI and MINI Clubman Unveiled with 207HP

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MINI has unveiled the John Cooper Works versions of the MINI and MINI Clubman that will be officially unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show next month.

Geneva 2008 Preview: Mitsubishi Prototype S Photos Leaked!

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Mitsubishi is going to unveil the Lancer Prototype S at the Geneva Auto Show next month. The concept is supposed to hint at the actual production Lancer Sportback that will eventually be released later this year.

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Last week Ford finally took the wraps off the all-new 2009 Fiesta hatchback. The US is going to receive the Fiesta as a 2010 model, but supposedly only has a sedan.

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The all-new 2009 Honda Fit, which made its world debut last October in Tokyo is going to make its first appearance on our shores next month at the New York Auto Show.

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BMW has officially taken the wraps off of its new Vision EfficientDynamics Concept that is going to have its world premiere at the Geneva Auto Show.

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Chrysler is going to release a diesel powered 300C SRT, but before you get excited there are two things that will kill your excitement.

Toyota Yaris SR Unveiled with a Removable TomTom Navigation

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Toyota has just released specs on an upgrade to the European Yaris 1.3 VVTi and 1.4 D-4D models.

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Honda officially unveiled the Honda CR-Z Concept at the Tokyo Auto Show last fall. The car that has been labeled by many as the spiritual successor to the Honda CR-X is going to enter production by the end of 2009.

Do Consumers Really Prefer Cupholders Over Fuel Economy?

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According to the latest report by CNW Marketing Research, consumers prefer heated seats and cup holders over fuel economy.

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The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has named the Honda Civic GX natural gas car as the greenest vehicle in 2008, for the fifth consecutive year.

Cadillac Dealers Want the CTS Coupe

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Cadillac surprised everyone last month with the CTS Coupe Concept. Dealers were recently shown the coupe where GM talked about the CTS Coupe Concept becoming a reality.

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After many leaks this week, Volvo has officially unveiled the 2009 XC60 crossover, that is going to be unveiled in Geneva.

Geneva 2008 Preview: 2009 Audi A4 Avant Breaks Cover

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Following the official unveiling of the Audi A4 sedan, Audi is going to unveil the wagon version (A4 Avant) at the Geneva Auto Show.

Geneva 2008 Preview: Fiat 500 Aria Concept Unveiled

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In addition to the 500 Abarth, Fiat is going to unveil the 500 Aria Concept in Geneva next month.

Geneva 2008 Preview: Alfa Romeo 8C Spider Unveiled

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Alfa Romeo is going to unveil the 8C Spider at the Geneva Auto Show next month.


Kia Attempts to Go After Scion with SOUL Concepts

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Kia is going to bring three special versions of its upcoming SOUL to the Geneva Auto Show.

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Jaguar is going to unveil the limited edition 2009 XKR Portfolio at the Geneva Auto Show next month.

Geneva 2008 Preview: More Photos of the 2009 Volvo XC60 Surface

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More photos of Volvo's upcoming XC60 crossover have surfaced before its official unveiling at the Geneva Auto Show next month.

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Jaguar has unveiled the special edition 2009 XJ Portfolio that is going to be officially unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show next month.

Geneva 2008 Preview: Fiat 500 Abarth Unveiled with 135HP

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Fiat has finally released the first official photos of the Fiat 500 Abarth that is going to be officially unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show next month.


Melbourne 2008 Preview: All-New 2008 Ford FG Falcon Unveiled!

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Ford has officially unveiled the long awaited 2008 Ford FG Falcon for the Australian market.

Geneva 2008 Preview: 2009 Volvo XC60 Crossover Images Leaked

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Volvo is going to finally unveil its new small crossover, the XC60 at the Geneva Auto Show next month.

Geneva 2008 Preview: 2009 Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe Unveiled

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Rolls-Royce has unveiled the coupe version of the Phantom that is going to be officially unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show next month.

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Ford has finally taken the wraps off of its new global small car, the 2009 Ford Fiesta before its officially unveiling in Geneva next month.

Geneva 2008 Preview: 2009 Ford Kuga Crossover Unveiled

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Ford is going to unveil the 2009 Kuga crossover for Europe in Geneva next month.

Chevy Corvette 427 Limited Edition Z06 Unveiled

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Chevy has unveiled the Corvette 427 Limited Edition Z06, alimited edition model that pays homage to the Stingray models of the 1960's.

2009 VW Passat CC is Going to Start Below $27,000

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Volkswagen officially took the wraps off the 2009 Passat CC at the Detroit Auto Show last month. Now according to CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, Stefan Jacoby, the Passat CC is going to start below $27,000.

Full Details for the All-New 2009 Acura TSX Leaked!

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Thanks to the VWvortex Forums we have the full press release for the 2009 Acura TSX that is set to be officially unveiled next month at the New York Auto Show.

More Images of the 2008 BMW 135i Released...Enjoy!

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We've got more photos of BMW's new 300 horsepower 135i.

465 Horsepower Porsche 911 GT3 RSR Unveiled

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Porsche has unveiled its revised GT3 RSR.

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At this year's Geneva Auto Show, Toyota is going to officially unveil its production version of the iQ microcar that was shown in Frankfurt last year for the European market.

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Lamborghini is going to unveil a revised version of its Gallardo at the Geneva Auto Show next month.

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The upcoming re-introduction of the Chevy Camaro has had some people speculating that a Pontiac Trans Am version could be in the future. Pontiac has also been lobbying for a version of the Camaro, but GM has rejected it.

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Honda just officially released the first image of the 2009 Acura TSX, that will be unveiled in New York next month and now the automaker has released several photos of the European Accord, which is essentially the same car.

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After releasing teaser images of the 2009 European Accord and several spy photos of the Acura TSX, Honda has finally released the first official photo of the 2009 TSX.

2009 Mercedes-Benz SL63 and SL65 AMG Officially Unveiled

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Mercedes-Benz has officially unveiled the 2009 SL 63 and SL 65 AMG models.

Restyled 2009 Hyundai Sonata Starts at $18,795

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The restyled 2009 Hyundai Sonata was officially unveiled this week at the Chicago Auto Show. Hyundai has announced that it will start at $18,795 when it reaches dealerships later this month.

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The 2008 Dodge Challenger has been officially unveiled.

Chicago 2008: 2009 Suzuki Equator Pickup Unveiled

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Suzuki officially unveiled the 2009 Equator pickup at the Chicago Auto Show today.

More Spy Photos of the 2009 Acura TSX

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The 2009 Acura TSX/ Euro Honda Accord has been caught again. This time it was caught completely undisguised on a Japanese transporter.

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Acura has unveiled the new 2009 RL at the Chicago Auto Show.

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After so many spy photos and teaser images the time has come for Dodge to officially unveil the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8.

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GM has officially unveiled the 2009 Chevrolet Traverse crossover, which is the fourth Lambda-platform crossover from GM.

Chicago 2008 Preview: 2009 Volkswagen Routan Minivan Unveiled

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Volkswagen is going to officially unveil the 2009 Routan minivan at the Chicago Auto Show.

2008 Dodge Challenger Interior Photos Leaked!

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We now have our first official look at the interior of the upcoming 2008 Dodge Challenger thanks to the Allpar forums.

Chicago 2008 Preview: 2009 Ford Edge Sport Unveiled

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Ford is going to unveil a new sport version of its popular Edge crossover for the 2009 model year.

2009 Acura TSX/ Euro Accord Spy Photos

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Thanks to a guy located near Honda's headquarters in California we have some new spy photos of the 2009 Acura TSX/ European Accord.

More Photos of the Restyled 2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse Released

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Yesterday we had our first view of the restyled 2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse, now Mitsubishi has released even more photos of the new car.

Lexus May Build an X3 and RDX Competitor

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With the introduction of the new Infiniti EX35, Mercedes-Benz GLK and Acura RDX it seems like Lexus is the only luxury nameplate without a small crossover. This may change as Lexus may be working on a smaller than RX 350 crossover.

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The new fuel-economy rules are forcing automakers to rethink their current and future vehicle lineups.

Chicago 2008 Preview: 2009 GMC Sierra Hybrid Pickup Unveiled

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GM has officially unveiled the 2009 Sierra Hybrid, which is essentially the same thing as the Chevy Silverado Hybrid.

Rumor Has it That Subaru May Build a New Toyota Celica

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There have been rumors that Toyota is working on a replacement for the discontinued Celica, but now there are more rumors that the next-gen Celica could be built by Subaru.

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GM has unveiled the GMC Denali XT Hybrid Concept truck that will be officially unveiled this week at the Chicago Auto Show.

Chicago 2008 Preview: 2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse Gets a Facelift

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In addition to the revised 2009 Galant, Mitsubishi is also going to unveil a revised 2009 Eclipse at the Chicago Auto Show later this week.

Chicago 2008 Preview: Refreshed 2009 Hyundai Sonata Unveiled

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Hyundai has unveiled the refreshed 2009 Sonata that will be officially unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show in a few days.

Chicago 2008 Preview: 2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring Unveiled

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Hyundai has officially unveiled the 2009 Elantra Touring, which is also known as the Hyundai i30 in Europe.

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Mitsubishi is going to officially unveil the newly restyled 2009 Galant at the Chicago Auto Show.

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