Mitsubishi will reportedly end production of the Lancer Evolution later this year, which signals the end of the end of the Lancer Evolution's current generation and it's not known if a successor is in the works.
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In an effort to reduce the weight of its convertibles, Mercedes-Benz is reportedly going to delete the retractable hardtops from the next-generation SL and SLK models.
Toyota has revealed that in just a few weeks it's going to unveil a significantly updated 2015 Camry at the New York Auto Show. Toyota did not reveal any details about the updated 2015 Camry, but it's being reported that it will get styling updates that will be inspired by the Scion FR-S sports car.
The second-generation 2015 Chevrolet Cruze has been caught without any camouflage in a parking lot in Shanghai, China. The all-new Cruze is expected to debut next month at the Auto China 2014 in Beijing, but here's any early look.
After several rumors, BMW has announced that it will be investing $1 billion in its Spartanburg, South Carolina plant, which will produce a new larger X7 crossover in addition to a plug-in hybrid version of the X5.
Opel has announced that it will start building a Buick for the U.S. in the second half of the decade at its plant in Ruesselsheim, Germany. Opel is going to invest 245 million euros to build the unnamed Buick at its plant.
Audi R&D boss Ulrich Hackenberg wants to add more hardcore RS models to the Audi lineup, which would help differentiate the brand from the rest of the VW Group. Hackenburg insists that Audi vehicles must have their own powertrains to make them distinct from other vehicles under the VW umbrella.
Chrysler has released all the fuel economy specs for the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200. When it's equipped with the 184-hp 2.4L four-cylinder, the Chrysler 200 is rated at 36 mpg on the highway, which is a five mpg improvement over the old 200.
Following several rumors about the 2015 Camry, Toyota has confirmed that a refreshed 2015 Toyota Camry will debut next month at the New York Auto Show. The current Camry was released for the 2012 model year, but due to increased competition, Toyota is planning a bigger than normal mid-cycle refresh for the best-selling car.
The first photos of the 2015 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer with the M Sport package have been released following the 2-Series Active Tourer's debut earlier this month in Geneva.
Chevy is going to help Corvette Stingray owners learn how to get the most performance out of their vehicles through the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School. The two-day program is available for 2014 Corvette Stingray owners for only $1,000 compared to the standard $2,500 rate.
It's been reported that the Jaguar XK coupe and convertible models are expected to end their long run this summer, but what does Jaguar have planned as a successor to the XK? The latest rumor suggests that Jaguar is working on a coupe version of the next XJ that will act as the replacement for the XK.
Last week Mazda announced that it will celebrate the MX-5 Miata's 25th anniversary at the New York Auto Show with 15 past MX-5 Miatas taking the stage. There was a report that we could also see the chassis of the next-generation MX-5 Miata, but now it's being reported that we may see the all-new Miata at the show.
Acura has announced that the 2015 Acura TLX GT race car will make its Pirelli World Challenge competition debut at the May 30-June 1 Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix double-header race weekend. The TLX GT, which is based on the 2015 TLX, will race in the top category against cars like the Audi R8 LMS, Cadillac CTS-V, Chevrolet Corvette, Dodge Viper, Lamborghini Gallardo, Mercedes SLS, Nissan GTR, Porsche 911 and Ferrari 458.
Chevy has announced that the 2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28 will this year's pace car at the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 25. This year Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti will be behind the wheel of the Camaro Z/28.
Earlier this month Volvo unveiled the Concept Estate shooting brake concept at the Geneva Motor Show, which was the third concept that previews Volvo's future design language. The Concept Estate previews how Volvo's new design language can be applied to a wagon body style and now it's being reported that Volvo is working on a new wagon called the V90.
Bentley is reportedly targeting a top speed of 200 mph for its new SUV, which is expected to go on sale in 2016. Bentley originally previewed its SUV with the EXP 9 F concept, but it's being heavily reworked to help it reach the 200 mph target.
Back in 2012 Volkswagen's head of design Klaus Bischoff revealed that VW had no plans to introduce a new version of the Eos convertible and now it's being reported that production is expected to end soon.
Even though Audi unveiled the all-new third-generation TT earlier this month in Geneva, the new TT will not arrive in the U.S. until sometime next year. This means that the current TT will be sticking around for the 2015 model year.
Although it was already rumored, Nissan has confirmed that the 2015 Nissan Murano is going to debut next month at the New York Auto Show. Nissan is also giving the world an early peek at the 2015 Murano in a quick video.
Hyundai has unveiled the all-new 2015 Sonata at an event in South Korea. The 2015 Sonata is now longer and wider than the outgoing model and is wrapped in the latest version of Hyundai's design language, Fluidic Sculpture 2.0.
Porsche's CEO Matthias Müller recently confirmed to Germany's Auto Motor und Sport that the next-gen Porsche Boxster and Cayman will be getting a four-cylinder boxer engine. Müller says that following the 919 Hybrid race car, which also uses a four-cylinder engine, future Porsche road cars will also get four-cylinder engines.
While the world awaits the debut of the next-generation MX-5 Miata, Mazda has announced that it is going to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the roadster next month in New York. Mazda is going to showcase 15 MX-5 vehicles, which range from auto show concepts, to race cars and production models at the New York Auto Show.
Volvo has teamed up with the Swedish Transport Administration and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration to test a cloud-based system that allows real time road conditions to be shared with individual cars.
BMW continues to expand its crossover lineup and just a few weeks ago it unveiled the 2015 X4 crossover, which is essentially a smaller X6 that is based on the X3 crossover. BMW is going to stop there and it's reportedly confirmed that an X2 is coming for 2017 and a larger X7 crossover may also be in the works.
General Motors has revealed its new family of Ecotec small engines, which will range in size from 1.0L to 1.5L. GM says that the new engines will power many of its small cars and compact crossovers, including the all-new 2015 Chevy Cruze.
Mercedes-Benz has announced that it's bringing the 2015 S63 AMG 4MATIC Coupe to the New York Auto Show next month. The S63 AMG Coupe follows the debut of the 2015 S-Class Coupe was originally unveiled earlier this month at the Geneva Motor Show.
Acura has announced that the production version of the 2015 Acura TLX is going to debut next month at the New York Auto Show. Acura originally previewed the 2015 TLX with a prototype version at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year.
Bentley has released a teaser of its upcoming SUV, which is going to arrive in 2016. Bentley first announced its plans to enter the luxury SUV segment with the EXP 9 F SUV concept at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show and now it's reconfirming those plans.
Porsche has taken the wraps off the two most powerful versions of the Boxster and Cayman, the 2015 Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS. The new GTS versions of the Boxster and Cayman are the most powerful and fastest versions available.
News about the Ford Taurus has been pretty quiet the last few years since the Fusion has pretty much overshadowed the once popular sedan. Edmunds is reporting that next year Ford will release an all-new 2016 Taurus, which will share its platform with the Fusion.
Volkswagen has announced that when the 2015 Golf, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Passat, and Jetta start arriving in showrooms in the second half of 2014, they will be offered with a new TDI diesel engine. The new diesel engine is more powerful and more efficient than the current 2.0L TDI engine that is offered in several VW and Audi models.
Cadillac has announced that when the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe begins arriving in showrooms this summer, it will be the first Cadillac to feature 4G LTE internet in the form of GM's OnStar 4G LTE system. The Cadillac ATS joins a growing list of models from automakers like Audi and Chevy that will begin offering 4G LTE internet connectivity this year.
Porsche is currently working on the second-generation Panamera, which is expected to launch in 2017. The next Panamera is going to ride on a new MSB platform that will likely be shared with Bentley, but the Panamera may get unique V6 and V8 engines.
The Kia Soul is the second best-selling vehicle in Kia's lineup and the all-new 2014 model i set to continue the Soul's popularity. Kia is now reportedly looking at adding other versions of the Soul, which could see the introduction of a Soul Coupe and maybe even a turbocharged version.
Earlier this month BMW took the wraps off the 2015 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer five-door hatchback, which is the first of many front-wheel-drive BMW's in the works. The 2-Series Active Tourer is expected to go on sale in Europe this fall, but since BMW has low expectations for a sales success in the U.S., we have to wait at least 15 months for its arrival.
New reports have surfaced about Infiniti's upcoming flagship sedan, which will reportedly take styling cues from the Infiniti Essence concept and feature a four-door coupe body to go head to head with models like the Porsche Panamera and Maserati Quattroporte.
BMW has already announced that it's bringing new models like the 2015 X4 to the New York Auto Show, but could the M4 Convertible also debut at the show? BMW hasn't announced any details about the 2015 M4 Convertible, but according to Bimmertoday, the M4 Convertible is going to have its world debut at the show.
The 2015 Jeep Renegade small SUV was only unveiled a few weeks ago in Geneva and even though it's not expected to arrive in the U.S. until early next year, Jeep may have already released the initial pricing. A quick Google search for the 2015 Renegade reveals that the Renegade is going to start at $18,595 according to Jeep's website, the "as shown" price for the Renegade Trailhawk model is listed at $25,895.
The last time we drove the Kia Soul was back in 2012 and although it has been one of Kia's best selling models, we dinged it for its cheap feeling interior, loud road noise and bouncy suspension. Now in its second-generation the 2014 Kia Soul has been completely redesigned, but keeps that same boxy shape that has made it almost as famous as the dancing hamsters that are supposed to make you want to by it.
With 505 horsepower under the hood, Chevy's engineers had to give the 2014 Camaro Z/28 tires and brakes that can keep all that power under control. Unfortunately during initial tests, Chevy's engineers noticed that the tires were providing so much traction and the brakes so much stopping force that the wheels rotated inside the tire - not something that you hear every day.
It's already been reported that the next-gen 2016 Nissan GT-R is going to get a hybrid powertrain, but now it's being speculated that it could pack up to 800-HP. Yup you read that right,the next GT-R could reach new heights.
Mercedes-Benz is currently mulling the idea of introducing a new roadster that would be smaller than the current SLK, dubbed the SLA. The SLA subcompact roadster would be based on the same platform as the GLA and A-Class models.
Ferrari has announced that it will build a new Ferrari Land theme park in the Spanish resort of PortAventura, in 2016. The park is set to cost 100 million euros and will span 75,000 square meters, which will include a 250-room hotel, roller coasters and a driving simulator.
Dodge has announced that the 2014 Dodge Journey SE is now available with the 3.6L V6 and all-wheel-drive and starts at $24,895. The Dodge Journey SE V-6 AWD makes all-wheel drive more accessible within the Journey lineup by $1,800 compared to the SXT model.
Hyundai is going to officially take the wraps off the all-new 2015 Hyundai Sonata later this month in Korea, followed by its U.S. debut next month at the New York Auto Show, but we already have our first unofficial peek. Two photos of the 2015 Sonata were taken at Hyundai's plant in Korea, which have no surfaced online.
Kia has announced that it will begin building the Kia Soul EV next month in Korea. The Kia Soul EV will be Hyundai-Kia's first EV exported to the United States and Europe.
In the first two months of this year, Audi has managed to deliver more cars than BMW, giving it the title of the world's best-selling luxury automaker. Although Audi sold more cars than BMW in January and February, Audi's 242,400 vehicles sold is only 383 more than BMW.
Rolls-Royce buyers haven't really asked for an electrified Rolls-Royce, but that doesn't mean that it isn't going to happen soon. Due to increasing emissions regulations, Rolls-Royce will likely release a plug-in hybrid within in the next two to three years.
Ever since Honda created its Acura luxury division in the 1980's the two brands have remained very close, but now Honda has announced plans to further separate the Honda and Acura brands. Up until now, American Honda Motor Company has handled the sales and marketing for both the Honda and Acura divisions in North America, but starting next month the two brands will handle their own sales and marketing plans.
It's being reported that the next-generation 2016 Chevy Camaro is going to debut next year at the Detroit Auto Show. While the 2016 Camaro will ride on a new platform, on the outside it will not look that different from the current Camaro.
Honda has given the 2014 Civic Si some upgrades, which includes more power, a retuned suspension, a mild restyling for the Si Coupe and more features.
Nissan has announced that it is going to debut a new sedan concept at the upcoming Beijing Motor Show next month. The new concept is a follow up to last year's Friend-ME concept (shown here) and is designed for the "Chinese digital lifestyle."
Fiat has announced that the 2014 Fiat 500 1957 Edition is going to begin arriving in showrooms in late spring. The special 500 1957 Edition will start at $20,400.
GM is currently working on the second-generation Chevy Volt, which is going to arrive next year as a 2016 model. The 2016 Chevy Volt will switch to a new platform, but its styling will be more evolutionary, so don't expect it to be drastically different from today's Volt.
Toyota has announced that the replacement for the Yaris subcompact will be powered by the same Skyactiv four-cylinder engine as the upcoming Mazda2. The replacement for the lackluster Yaris will actually be built on the same platform as the next Mazda2, but will have unique sheet metal.
Now that Jeep has taken the wraps off the 2015 Jeep Renegade small SUV, the next step is for Jeep to focus on the other end of its lineup, by introducing a model above the Grand Cherokee. The new model is set to bring back the Grand Wagoneer name.
Confirming earlier reports, BMW is reportedly testing M-tuned versions of the 2-Series coupe that are powered by a more powerful version of the N55 engine in the M235i coupe.
It seems like everyday more news trickles out about the next-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata and the Fiat/ Alfa Romeo version. First it was originally reported that the next MX-5 Miata would debut next year at the Chicago Auto Show, but now those plans have been shelved. Second the Alfa Romeo version may actually be badged a Fiat or Abarth.
Honda has yet to reveal the U.S. spec version of the Honda Vezel crossover that is sold in Japan, but a new trademark for the HR-V name may be a clue to what it will be called.
Buyers looking at the 2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28 are only really concerned about one thing - speed. GM's engineers know this and sought out every possible way to make the Camaro Z/28 faster, which even included modifying the iconic Chevy bowtie.
BMW continues to roll out new versions of its existing lineup and now it's created another one. BMW has unveiled the 2015 BMW X4 crossover, which is basically a baby X6, but is built on the X3 platform.
Although Ford unveiled the revised 2015 Ford Focus at the Geneva Motor Show this week, the automaker failed to reveal the updated Focus ST. While the 2015 Focus ST is expected to get a similar facelift as the rest of the Focus lineup, we've also learned that Ford is going to release a new diesel version of the Focus ST.
Automakers consistently try to top each other with each new model and the pickup segment is easily one of the most competitive when it comes to specs like horsepower and towing capacity. Ford has announced that the 2015 F-Series Super Duty will top the heavy-duty pickup segment thanks to new updates that give it best-in-class horsepower, torque and towing capacity.
Earlier this week Hyundai released a teaser sketch of the all-new 2015 Sonata and now Hyundai has released a sketch of its interior.
Yesterday news about two new Maserati models was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show. Maserati took the wraps off the Alfieri coupe, which is a preview of an upcoming Maserati coupe that will be smaller than the GranTurismo. While the initial news did not reveal a timeframe for production, Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne stated that production could start in as little as 24 months.
Audi already revealed plans to debut the all-new 2015 TT and TTS at this week's Geneva Motor Show, but it also surprised the crowd with the TT Quattro Sport concept. Looking like an over the top TT, the TT Quattro Sport concept packs 420 horsepower and reaches 0-62 mph in 3.7 seconds.
Rolls-Royce has unveiled the 2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II, which is the first significant update to the Ghost since it was introduced in 2009.
Rather than unveil the 2015 Lexus NX crossover at today's Geneva Motor Show, Lexus has decided to wait until next month's Beijing Motor Show to debut the small crossover.
Maserati has been a roll with revamping its lineup and now that the new Quattroporte and Ghibli have arrived, we now just have to wait for the Levante SUV and the next GranTurismo. Maserati has also revealed that it is working on a new sports car for its lineup and has previewed it today with the debut of the Alfieri concept at the Geneva Motor Show.
Infiniti originally unveiled the Q50 Eau Rouge concept earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show, but failed to tell us what powered the concept. Now Infiniti has revealed that the Q50 Eau Rouge has borrowed the Nissan GT-R's 3.8L V6 engine, which generates 560-hp and 442 lb-ft. of torque in the Infiniti concept.
McLaren has just unveiled the convertible version of the new 650S, the 650S Spider. Just like the 650S Coupe, the 650S Spider is powered by a 641-hp twin-turbocharged 3.8L V8 with 500 lb-ft. of torque. McLaren also says that the 650S Spider will offer nearly identical performance to the coupe, with the addition of a two-piece retractable hard top.
Hyundai has released this single photo of the all-new 2015 Sonata, which is going to debut later this month in Korea ahead of its U.S. debut at the New York Auto Show next month.
The 2014 Geneva Motor Show officially kicks off tomorrow, but we already have two leaked photos of Maserati's Alfieri concept before the covers are taken off tomorrow.
Volkswagen's current SUV lineup only consists of the Touareg and Tiguan models, but in the past few years VW has continued to give a preview of what's to come with concept models like the CrossBlue Concept. Now Volkswagen is doing it again with the T-Roc concept that is debuting this week in Geneva.
Audi has taken the wraps off the third-generation 2015 Audi TT and TTS on the eve of the Geneva Motor Show. After seeing several leaked photos and teasers what we see here is not all that surprising. The 2015 TT gets an evolutionary redesign that has some more aggressive angles and lines, but overall looks very close to its predecessor.
Following the first round of photo leaks of Jeep's new baby Renegade SUV, we now have even more photos of the 2015 Renegade, which is scheduled to debut tomorrow in Geneva.
Apple has unveiled its new CarPlay system that is going to debut tomorrow at the Geneva Motor Show. Apple's CarPlay system is a new smarter and safer way to use your iPhone while driving, since many of the iPhone's controls will be integrated into a vehicle's existing touchscreen.
GMC is reportedly working on new Hummer-inspired SUV that will have more off-road capabilities than GMC's current models. A GMC designer revealed that the new GMC SUV is being designed to compete against the Jeep Wrangler.
Tomorrow Mazda is going to take the wraps off its latest concept, the Hazumi concept at the Geneva Motor Show. Even though we're only less than a day away from the kick off of the show, several photos of the Mazda Hazumi concept have started floating around the web.
Following the confirmation that the Honda Insight hybrid is being discontinued, Honda has announced that it is committed to expanding its hybrid lineup. Honda hasn't revealed any details, but does say that it plans to expand its two-motor hybrid system that is currently offered in the 2014 Accord Hybrid.
The 2015 Audi TT is set to debut this week at the Geneva Motor Show and while we've seen several leaks of the new TT, here's our clearest view yet. Photos of the 2015 Audi TTS have leaked online.
We're just a few days away from the kick off of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show and although Jeep hasn't announced what it's bringing to the show, photos of the 2015 Jeep Renegade have leaked online.
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