May 2014 Archives
Nissan has released the pricing for the 2015 Nissan Versa Note, which gets a small increase and starts at $14,180.
VW has unveiled the GTI Roadster concept at the annual GTI festival in Wörthersee, Austria. Last week VW gave us a preview of the roadster with the GTI Roadster Vision Gran Turismo concept, which is going to debut in the Gran Turismo 6 video game in mid-June.
Bentley has released a new video that teases its upcoming SUV that is slated to enter production in 2016.
Volvo has released the first interior photos of the 2015 Volvo XC90. Volvo says that the XC90's interior is the most luxurious Volvo interior ever, with the tablet-like touch screen control console taking center stage.
The all-new 2015 Honda Fit was supposed to arrive in showrooms in April, but if you've driven down to your Honda dealer and noticed it's not there - you're not the only one. Honda has delayed the launch of the 2015 Fit due to issues with its new plant in Celaya, Mexico.
It's being reported that Cadillac has killed plans to offer a three-row crossover that would be an alternative to the body-on-frame Escalade. Cadillac reportedly decided against the three-row crossover since it would compete directly with the Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia.
VW has revealed sketches of the GTI Roadster Vision Gran Turismo concept, which is going to debut next week at the Wörthersee show in Austria. Although its name is borrowed from the GTI, the concept looks dramatically different.
Audi has unveiled the updated 2015 Audi A7/S7, which is now more powerful with some small exterior updates.
The 2015 Chevy Impala is getting standard start/stop technology on the base 2.5L Ecotec four-cylinder engine, which improves its city fuel economy by one mile per gallon. The four-cylinder, which accounts for up to 30 percent of Impala's sales is rated at 22 mpg city and 31 mpg on the highway.
Hyundai has announced the pricing for the 2015 Hyundai Sonata, which starts at $21,150, $300 lower than the outgoing Sonata. The all-new Sonata debuted at the New York Auto Show last month with a new design language, updated engines and more content.
GMC has unveiled the 2015 Sierra All Terrain HD, which gets an off-road package that was previously introduced on its half-ton pickups.
Lincoln has released the pricing for the refreshed 2015 Lincoln Navigator, which starts at $62,475.
Hyundai has announced the arrival of the Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle, which arrived yesterday at a port near Los Angeles. The Tucson Fuel Cell will be the first mass-produced vehicle to go on sale in the U.S. with the first delivery expected in the next few weeks.
Mercedes-Benz has officially unveiled the wagon version of the 2015 C-Class. From the B-pillar forward, the C-Class wagon is nearly identical to the sedan, but as you move further back the C-Class wagon gets a sloping roof line, a curved D-pillar and horizontal taillights.
Dodge has unveiled the most powerful Challenger ever - the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat. With over 600 horsepower on tap from its supercharged 6.2L Hemi V8, the SRT Hellcat will definitely satisfy Challenger fans.
Ford has announced that it has officially started taking orders for the 2015 Ford Mustang. With that announcement we also have learned that the base 2015 Mustang with the 3.7L V6 will start at $24,425.
Mercedes has released a teaser video of the 2015 AMG GT, which is set to debut later this year.
It's been reported that VW is planning on bringing the next-generation VW Phaeton back to the U.S., but now a new report claims that it will be much cheaper than the original version. The latest report claims that the next-generation Phaeton will be priced much cheaper to compete against other big sedans like the Chrysler 300 and Ford Taurus.
Most of us probably don't know who Lu Guanqui is, but he is the chairman and founder of China's Wanxiang Group Corp. who also just bought Fisker at a bankruptcy auction. The Chinese billionaire has big plans for Fisker including being able to challenge Tesla.
Jaguar has released a photo of the 2016 Jaguar XE, which is clad in clear bodywork to highlight its aluminum construction.
Subaru has announced the pricing for the 2015 Subaru Legacy, which starts at $21,695 for the Legacy 2.5i.
Contrary to early reports that Mercedes' new crossover coupe would be called the MLC, a new report claims that it will actually be dubbed the M-Class Coupe. Since the BMW X6 fighter is based on the M-Class, it makes a bit more sense.
Bentley is celebrating its 95th anniversary with the release of the 'Mulsanne 95,' which is a very limited edition version of the Mulsanne for U.K. buyers. Bentley is only going to produce 15 examples of the Mulsanne 95.
The 2015 BMW M3 and M4 are both powered by a 425-hp 3.0L six-cylinder engine, which is more fuel efficient than the V8 engine used in the previous generation. Now there's a chance that the next-generation M3 and M4 could lose two more cylinders by being powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder.
The all-new seventh-generation Golf is finally set to arrive in the U.S. next month, which is about a year since it went on sale in Europe. A year ago VW revealed plans to bring the diesel-powered GTD model to the here, but then last month it was reported that it may not happen. Now it looks like there may be a slim chance that it could still happen.
BMW has unveiled the Vision Gran Turismo concept, which is a virtual race car for Gran Turismo 6. Based on the M235i Racing, the Vision Turismo Concept takes it to the next level.
The BMW i5 is reportedly going to be the third model in BMW's new "i" green vehicle range. The i5 is expected to arrive by the 2017 model year and will build upon the i3 with larger rear doors and possibly a 200-mile driving range.
BMW has announced that the M235i Coupe is going to be available with xDrive all-wheel-drive starting this summer in Europe, but the U.S. will reportedly have to wait until sometime next year to get it.
Rolls-Royce has unveiled the Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed Collection, which is the latest model from its Bespoke Collection. The limited-edition Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe pays homage to the Rolls-Royce-powered Bluebird K3 boat that set a world-record speed in 1937.
VW has announced the pricing for the 2015 VW Golf, which starts at $17,995 for the two-door Golf Launch Edition model with manual transmission.
When VW took the wraps off the Golf R 400 Concept last month at the Beijing Motor Show, VW said that it was powered by a 395-hp 2.0L turbocharged engine. Now VW claims that the production version could have even more power.
Cadillac has unveiled the very limited, special edition Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, which marks the end of the current generation of the CTS-V Series. The next-generation 2016 CTS-V is set to debut sometime next year.
The Honda S2000 sadly left us in 2009, but now it's being reported that Honda is working on a new S2000 that will arrive around 2017.
A new report claims that Chrysler may give the next-generation Jeep Wrangler aluminum body panels, in an effort to reduce its weight.
Ford has announced that this summer it will auction off a one-of-a-kind 2015 Mustang 50 Years convertible to support multiple sclerosis research. What makes it unique? The Mustang GT being raffled is the only 2015 convertible to be built with a performance pack and content from the 50 Year Limited Edition fastback.
Production of the Tesla Model X crossover was supposed to begin later this year, but Tesla's CEO Elon Musk has announced that production has been delayed until the second quarter of 2015.
BMW has unveiled the new i Solar Carport concept in Los Angeles, which is designed as a greener way to recharge the i3 and i8 vehicles.
The next-generation Nissan Leaf is still a few years away, with its arrival not expected until sometime in 2017, but early details have emerged about what we can expect. The biggest change will be that the next-generation Nissan Leaf will ditch its goofy EV styling, for an exterior that aligns more closely with the rest of Nissan's new lineup.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the M5, BMW has unveiled a very limited 30th Anniversary Edition of the 2015 M5. The BMW M5 "30 Jahre M5" (German for 30 years of the M5) will be produced in a limited run of 300 examples worldwide, and only 30 of them will be imported to the United States.
Chevy has released the pricing for the 2015 Impala Bi-Fuel model that can run on both gasoline and compressed natural gas (CNG). If you want the ability to run both fuels, be prepared to pay at least $38,210 for the Impala Bi-Fuel.
Smart is currently working on the third-generation Fortwo, which when it arrives will also see the introduction of a new four door version, the Forfour. Both models are expected to be revealed later this year, but in the meantime, Smart has released a video showing prototypes of both versions.
With Mercedes-Benz getting ready to battle the BMW X6 "crossover coupe" with a production version of the Concept Coupe SUV, its only a matter of time until other automakers jump on the bandwagon. Audi is reportedly also preparing a crossover coupe and now its being reported that Porsche is working on one as well.
Earlier this year Kia unveiled the GT4 Stinger 2+2 sports car concept at the Detroit Auto Show and since then there have been several reports that a production version is on the way. Unfortunately Kia's Director of Overseas Marketing, Lee Soon-nam doesn't believe that the timing is right for a Kia sports car.
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is now 35 years old with very little updates since it was introduced, but some big changes are coming for the 2017 model. It's being reported that the iconic G-Class SUV is going to be a bit wider to improve its stability and at the same time it will be around 400 pounds lighter.
BMW has announced that the first 2014 BMW i3 electric car has been delivered in the U.S. Boston resident and Tufts University professor of practice, Charles Rabie took delivery of his i3 yesterday at the BMW of Boston dealership.
Last year Toyota gave us a preview of a drop top version of the GT86/ Scion FR-S with the FT-86 Open concept, but since then there have been Toyota hasn't confirmed if it will be produced. Now a new report claims that the Scion FR-S convertible will debut later this year, followed by a sedan version next year.
Mazda has released the pricing for the 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata, which starts at $23,970 for the soft-top and $28,665 for the hard top. Last month Mazda unveiled the limited 25th Anniversary Edition model and that starts at $32,205.
Mazda is expected to release an all-new CX-9 SUV by 2016 and now we've learned that the SUV will likely ditch its current V6 engine for a turbocharged four-cylinder.
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