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2011 Honda Insight Gets a New Entry Level Model… Will it Help Sales?

Honda has announced the changes/ upgrades to the 2011 Honda Insight hybrid. Since the current Insight was released it's sales have been a disappointment, since it isn't as fuel efficient as the Toyota Prius. It's only going to get worse for the Insight with the release of the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt. So for 2011 Honda has announced...

2012 Audi A6 Photos Leaked

Audi is going to officially unveil the all-new Audi A6 tomorrow, but of course that isn't stopping the photos from leaking today. Autoblog.nl has posted a full set of photos. Overall the styling is what was expected and not a huge departure from the current A6. Check out the photos after the jump and come back tomorrow for the official...

Honda Unveils New BRIO Prototype in Thailand

Honda has unveiled its new BRIO prototype at the Thailand International Motor Expo, which is the prototype of the New Small Concept that was unveiled earlier this year. Honda is going to develop unique versions of the BRIO prototype for emerging markets like Thailand and India. The model will go on sale in March 2011 in Thailand and sometime later...

Next-Gen 2014 Lexus IS to be Based on the Toyota FT-86?

The Toyota FT-86 is still not out (sadly), but there are rumors that Toyota is working on other models that will be based on the same platform. According to Road & Track, the next-generation Lexus IS will be based on a stretched version of the FT-86 platform. Toyota boss Akio Toyoda wants to improve Toyota's image with a renewed focus...

Audi TT GT4 Unveiled in Shanghai

Audi has unveiled the GT4 concept, which is based on the Audi TT. The TT GT4 is intended to extend Audi's new modular customer sport program from 2012 forward. The TT GT4 is powered by a 340-hp TFSI engine that is mated to Audi's S-tronic transmission with a differential lock. The interior has been gutted to make room for a...

Porsche Cajun SUV Officially Confirmed for 2014

Porsche has finally confirmed a long standing rumor that it will build a new SUV that will be smaller than the current Cayenne. The new small Cajun SUV will be used as a way for Porsche to bring more new and even younger customers to the premium brand. The Porsche Cajun will arrive for the 2014 model year. Related Stories: LA 10':...

All-New Buick GL8 Officially Unveiled for China

GM has released the first official photos of the all-new Buick GL8 in China. The new GL8 builds on the original GL8 and will be released in January. "The new GL8 was developed by Shanghai GM in cooperation with the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) in Shanghai with the specific needs of our customers in mind," said Terry Johnsson,...

2011 Nissan Leaf Named Euroean Car of the Year

The electric 2011 Nissan Leaf has received the 2011 European Car of the Year award and it's the first time an electric vehicle has won the award. The Nissan Leaf beat out 40 other models from brands such as Alfa Romeo, Citroen, Ford, Opel/Vauxhall and Volvo to take home the award. "The jury acknowledged today that the Nissan LEAF is...

VW Kills Plans for 2 Cylinder Engines in the Up City Car

According to Autocar, VW has decided to not use two-cylinder engines in its Up city car that is expected to be released next year. VW has been downsizing its engines seen by its three-cyl gasoline engines, but R&D chief Ulrich Hackenberg thinks that downsizing is nearing its limits. "Improvements can now only be made in performance and economy, not...

2011 Ford Explorer Orders Double Expectations

The once popular Ford Explorer is all-new for 2011 and Ford already has about 15,000 orders, which is double Ford's original projection. The new Explorer ditches its old school body-on-frame design for a unibody platform that it will share with the Taurus, Flex and the Lincoln MKS and MKT. The Detroit News reports that the orders include 3,000 retail...

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