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2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Officially Starts at $26,490

Mitsubishi has officially announced the pricing for the all-new 2009 Lancer Ralliart. The Lancer Ralliart has a starting price of $26,490. The Ralliart version of the Lancer family features a modified version of the Lancer Evolution's 4B11 turbocharged 2.0L engine. The detuned engine puts out 237 horsepower and is mated solely to Mitsubishi's twin-clutch transmission (TC-SST) and full-time all-wheel-drive. “The 2009...

2009 Subaru Impreza WRX and 2.5GT Officially Unveiled

Subaru has officially released the details about the 2009 Impreza line. For 2009 the big news is that the WRX gets a bump in horsepower to 265 (up from 224) and a re-tuned suspension for more responsive handling. The revised WRX also gets an STI-type grille and a standard aero package. New for 2009 is the addition of the Impreza...

All-New 2009 Ford Ka Image Leaked

The first image of Ford's all-new 2009 Ka has leaked onto the internet. The all-new Ford Ka shares its basic underpinnings with the Fiat 500 and it will be built alongside it at Fiat’s Tychy plant in Poland. It is also expected that an ST version of the Ka is going to be powered by the 500 Abarth’s 1.4-liter turbocharged...

Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Crossover in the Works for 2010

Mitsubishi's Lancer Sportback is set to debut this fall and reportedly the automaker is working on a crossover version that will debut in early 2010. This computer generated image of the Lancer Sportback X features a raised suspension, protective body cladding, new alloy wheels and a revised front grille. Powertrains have not been confirmed but it is expected that the...

Re-Styled 2009 BMW M3 Exposed with a New Tail

The 2009 BMW 3-Series is getting a facelift and now we have the first photos of the changes to the M3 line. The 2009 M3 sedan gets the same new taillights as the revised 3-Series, but not the front end changes since the M3 already has a different front fascia. There is also a revised iDrive and a new color,...

2009 Porsche 911 Targa 4 and Targa 4S Unveiled

Porsche has officially unveiled the revised 911 Targa, which gets many of the same updates as the other 911 models. The revised 2009 911 Targa is only available in all-wheel-drive as the Targa 4 and Targa 4S. The 911 Targa models get the same 911 Turbo derived all-wheel-drive system that is mated to Porsche's new new PDK dual-clutch transmission. What sets...

VIDEO: Very First Production 2009 Corvette ZR1 Goes for $1 Million

The very first 2009 Corvette ZR1 went for $1 million at the recent Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction. Dave Ressler won the car and the money generated by the sale was donated to the United Way. Luckily once the ZR1 finally hits showrooms it will not retail for $1 million and instead a much lower $103,300. Related Stories: 2009 Corvette ZR1 Starts at $103,300 ...

Nissan GT-R Cabrio Rendering…One Car we Hope Never Makes it to Reality

The Nissan GT-R is one awesome car. Nissan's CEO has already shot down rumors that Nissan is working on a four-door version of the GT-R for the Infiniti brand...let's hope they're also not working on a convertible. AutoJunk.nl is currently showing a rendering of a convertible GT-R that will probably never actually see a production line. Nissan's CEO said that...

2009 VW Jetta TDI Receives a $1300 Tax Credit

Those saddened by the fact that most hybrids are no longer eligible for tax credits will be happy to learn that the 2009 VW Jetta TDI will receive a $1,300 Federal Income Tax Credit. Both the Jetta TDI sedan and SportWagen are eligible for the credit. The EPA estimates that the Jetta TDI will have a fuel economy rating of...

Small Pickups Perform Poorly in Side Crash Tests

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released the results of its first ever side crash testing of five small pickup trucks. According to the IIHS there were 9,000 fatalities due to side impact accidents in 2006. The IIHS also stated that in general small pickups provide less protection in these sort of crashes than the typical car or SUV....

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