Honda is set to expand its current business beyond automobiles, motorcycles and power equipment with the launch of its new HondaJet aircraft. Honda has announced that the first production HondaJet has successfully completed its initial flight.
June 2014 Archives
This weekend Ford officially unveiled the updated 2015 Ford Focus ST at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Ford also used the event to debut the first ever diesel-powered Focus ST at the event.
The arrival of the next-generation 2016 Toyota Prius is being delayed until December 2015, which is six months later than originally planned. According to one source, the delay is because engineers need extra time to maximize the Prius's fuel economy.
VW has announced the availability of a new Premium Package for the 2014 Beetle, which is available on models that are powered by the 1.8T or TDI diesel engine.
Daimler and Renault-Nissan have announced plans for a new plant in Mexico that will build new compact vehicles for both the Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti brands. Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn and Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche announced today that their companies have agreed to establish a 50:50 joint venture, the business entity that will oversee construction and operation of the new plant in Aguascalientes in north-central Mexico.
The 2014 BMW 2-Series has just received the highest safety rating possible from the IIHS with a "Top Safety Pick +" rating. The 2-Series is also the first BMW model to earn either of the Institute's safety awards for 2014 and the first BMW to earn a good or acceptable rating in the challenging small overlap front crash test.
Yesterday Infiniti confirmed that production of the Q30 compact model will kick off next year in the UK. The announcement was part of Infiniti's bigger announcement that production of a new 2.0L that will be used by both Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti has started at Infiniti's Decherd Powertrain Plant, in Tennessee.
Ford has officially unveiled the updated 2015 Ford Focus ST, which gets many of the same upgrades as the rest of the Focus lineup, in addition to suspension upgrades and an improved electric power steering system.
Chrysler is ready to take on the Ford Transit with its new 2015 Ram ProMaster City. The 2015 ProMaster City is a small van that is based on the Fiat Doblo, with a few modifications, like the Ram signature grille.
Hyundai has announced that in cooperation with the Open Automotive Alliance it is making Android Auto available in its 2015 lineup, like the all-new Sonata. Android Auto safely brings familiar Android smartphone features directly to Hyundai cars via Hyundai's touchscreen Audio Video Navigation systems.
Land Rover has confirmed that the upcoming Range Rover Sport SVR will be the most powerful Land Rover ever produced and although it's not quite ready to unveil it, a prototype is slated to debut this weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Jaguar has unveiled the F-Type Project 7, which is being billed as the "Fastest and Most Powerful Production Jaguar." The F-Type Project 7 originally debuted a year ago in concept form and now Jaguar has confirmed that it is producing 250 units, with the production version debuting this week at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
After unveiling the MSO 650S Coupe concept in China in April, McLaren has announced plans to produce 50 units that will be available in either the coupe or spider body style. This weekend the production version of the MSO 650S is going to debut in production form at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Toyota has taken the wraps off its new fuel cell sedan today in Japan. Toyota has yet to announce what the fuel sedan will be called, but Toyota has revealed that it will go on sale in Japan in April 2015 before it arrives in the U.S. and Europe by next summer.
Ford has officially unveiled the all-new 2015 Ford Edge. Originally launched in late 2006, the all-new Edge now rides on the same platform as the Ford Fusion.
This year at the Beijing Motor Show, Chevy unveiled the second-generation Chevy Cruze. At the show we only saw the Chinese-spec second-generation Cruze's exterior, but now we have the first photos of the all-new interior.
Chrysler has announced that the 2015 Chrysler 200 and Jeep Grand Cherokee will be available with a new engine Stop-Start technology that can improve fuel-economy results by three percent and reduce emissions by up to three percent.
Scion has announced that racer Ken Gushi will be driving a GReddy Racing Scion FR-S in the 12.42-mile Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 29. Gushi won the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Exhibition Auto Class driving a Lexus ISF CCS-R and this year he'll drive a 2013 FR-S in the Time Attack 1 Division for production-based two- and four-wheel drive vehicles.
Earlier this year VW unveiled the Beetle Dune Concept at the Detroit Auto Show. At the time the concept appeared nearly production ready and VW has reiterated that fact with a series of new photos of the concept driving in Sylt, Germany.
Ford has just announced that the restyled 2015 Ford Focus ST is going to debut this weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the U.K.
Land Rover has released two teaser videos of the 2015 Range Rover Sport RS, which is going to debut this weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Land Rover says that the Range Rover Sport RS is the brand's "fastest and most agile" model ever produced.
The fate of the Subaru BRZ may be in jeopardy since Toyota is currently mulling plans to end its current partnership with Subaru as it further deepens its ties with BMW. The Subaru BRZ was the result of Toyota's 20 percent stake in Subaru's parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries, which lead to the creation of both the BRZ and GT 86/ Scion FR-S.
Hyundai has announced that the "The Walking Dead" Special Edition Tucson is now on sale.
VW has unveiled the Beetle GRC rallycross car, which will run later this season in the Red Bull Global Rallycross championship, driven by Tanner Foust and Scott Speed.
Hyundai has announced the introduction of the third powertrain for the 2015 Sonata. With a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine the 2015 Sonata Eco gets up to 38 mpg on the highway and has a 32 mpg combined rating.
McLaren has released a teaser photo of a new "track-focused" car that it is going to debut next week at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Lexus recently asked fans to come up with a name for a new Orange color for the 2015 RC F and after receiving over 400 names, Lexus has settled on "Solar Flare" for the RC F.
Following yesterday's teaser photos, we now have the first official photos of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS. The 2015 CLS is getting a small facelift with the biggest change being its new LED headlights that Mercedes calls "futuristic."
Acura has announced the changes to the 2015 Acura ILX, with the biggest change being the deletion of the ILX Hybrid. The ILX Hybrid was a slow seller with only 63 units sold in May of this year, which was off by 68 percent compared to May 2013.
Bentley has unveiled the Bentley Continental GT3-R, which is says is the "fastest-accelerating Bentley ever" with its 572-hp V8 and 0-60 mph time of 3.6 seconds.
Mercedes-Benz has released a few teaser photos of the updated 2015 CLS, with the biggest news being an updated front fascia with new Multibeam LED headlights.
Range Rover Sport buyers now have a new option to choose on the 2015 Range Rover Sport - the Stealth Pack. Making its global debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed next week, the Range Rover Sport Stealth Pack features a set of exterior design enhancements that is available on the HSE Dynamic and Autobiography Dynamic models.
While we wait for Ford to release a refreshed version of the Ford Explorer, Ford has announced a few changes to the 2015 Explorer, with the biggest news being the availability of a new appearance package.
Nissan has unveiled the Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo, which was created through a close collaboration with the creators of Gran Turismo video game. The concept was designed in Europe with input from Nissan's engineers in Japan and is even said to provide a hint at a future sports car, most likely the R36 GT-R.
Ford Mustang fans can now finally build the 2015 Mustang the way they want, since the configurator is finally live. The 2015 Mustang Coupe starts at $23,600 before the $825 destination fees and the Convertible starts at $29,100.
Mercedes has just announced that the much anticipated AMG GT will be powered by a new twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that will produce 503 horsepower at 6,250 rpm and 479 lb-ft. of torque.
Ford has announced that it is lowering the fuel economy ratings for its 2013- and 2014-model year hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles, as well as most 2014-model year Fiestas. Ford says that it found an error with fuel economy ratings through its internal testing and notified the EPA. Ford then worked with the EPA to retest the vehicles to determine the correct fuel economy ratings.
BMW and GoPro have announced the first-ever, mass-produced integration of a GoPro camera with an automobile's on board infotainment system. In BMW vehicles equipped with the BMW Apps or MINI Connected option, a GoPro camera may now be configured and controlled using BMW's iDrive controller and high-resolution screen.
Hyundai has delivered the first 2015 Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle to a customer in Tustin, California.
Ford has announced that the 2015 Ford Mustang will make its debut on June 15 as the sixth-generation Mustang serves as the pace car for the Quicken Loans 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
Mitsubishi has revealed several updates for the 2015 Outlander Sport, with the biggest update being an improved CVT.
Nissan has taken the wraps off the 2015 Nissan Frontier, which is sold in other markets as the NP300 Navara.
Back in 2012 Lexus unveiled the LF-LC concept as a preview of its future design language. The concept was so well received that there have been rumors ever since that a production version could happen. Now the latest report claims that the LF-LC concept will come to life and will revive the SC badge that has been dormant since 2010.
Yesterday Alfa Romeo's return to the U.S. was made official with the announcement of 82 dealers in 33 states. Now we've learned that the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C sports car will arrive with a price tag starting at $55,195 ($53,900 plus $1,295 for destination).
VW has released a teaser of the eighth-generation 2015 Passat that will be sold in Europe and various other markets, but not in North America, which has a completely different Passat.
Nissan has released a teaser of a new sports car that is expected to become one of the latest additions to the Gran Turismo video game. The Nissan Vision Gran Turismo concept is going to debut on June 16.
Chrysler has announced the list of dealers in the U.S. and Canada that will be selling the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe when it goes on sale this year. In the U.S. 82 dealerships are located in 33 states with the largest number of dealers being in California, Texas and Florida. Four dealers will open in Canada.
Although two leaked photos of the 2015 Nissan Frontier/ Navara surfaced online last week, Nissan is now giving us a look at the pickup's interior.
BMW has announced the pricing and details of the 2015 BMW Individual 6 Series Gran Coupe Bang & Olufsen Edition, which starts at $116,240.
Nissan has confirmed that it is going to unveil a new truck on June 11, which is widely believed to be the next-generation 2015 Nissan Frontier. Now two images have leaked online that may give us our first look at the new Frontier ahead of its debut next week.
When Chevy unveiled the 2015 Corvette Z06 earlier this year it was estimated that it would have around 625 horsepower, but now Chevy has confirmed that it's even better at 650 horsepower.
Following this morning's photo leaks, BMW has unleashed all the photos and info about the second-generation 2015 BMW X6.
Subaru has announced the pricing for the 2015 Subaru Outback, which is getting a significant starting price increase from the outgoing model, at $24,895.
Infiniti has not yet given the Q50 Eau Rouge the green light, but Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen recently provided some details about it to Motor Trend.
Nissan has released another teaser of a new pickup, which is believed to be the next-generation 2015 Frontier. Earlier this week a teaser photo was released and now we have a short promotional video that provides some quick views of the new truck.
Audi has announced the pricing for the redesigned 2015 Audi A8 and S8, which are arriving at dealerships this month.
Acura has released the pricing for the 2015 Acura MDX, which gets a slight price increase and starts at $42,565. The MDX was all-new for 2014 so there aren't any big changes to the large crossover.
Well not really, but Ford has revealed the new Ford Lightweight concept, which has reduced the weight of the Fusion to that of a Ford Fiesta. The Ford Lightweight concept builds on the same lightweight technologies that were used to shed 700 pounds from the 2015 F-150.
To celebrate the launch of the 2015 VW GTI, VW is giving buyers a free GoPro camera this month. To promote the giveaway, VW has created a video where Top Gear TV host and rallycross driver Tanner Foust covers a GTI in GoPro cameras and then drives around performing everyday tasks.
VW has announced that the 2015 Golf and GTI models equipped with optional forward collision warning have received the Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
VW currently only offers the Tiguan and Touareg SUVs in its lineup, but according to a new report, VW may triple its SUV lineup in the future.
Hyundai has announced that the limited-edition 2014 Hyundai Veloster RE:FLEX Edition is now available and starts at $21,650.
Honda has announced the updates to the 2015 Honda Pilot, with the big news being the addition of a new Special Edition model positioned between the EX and EX-L trim levels.
Nissan has announced the few updates to the 2015 Nissan Altima, which includes more standard equipment and a 1 mpg increase for highway and combined fuel economy ratings for the 3.5L V6 model.
The all-new seventh-generation 2015 VW GTI is now officially on its way to showrooms in the U.S. and VW has announced the delivery of the first 2015 GTI to Karoly Gyetvai at Stevens Creek Volkswagen in San Jose, California.
If you've had your eye on a Hyundai Genesis Coupe with the 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder, you better grab one now, since it's about to go away. The 2015 Genesis Coupe is going to lose the four-cylinder option with all versions of the coupe being powered by the 3.8L V6.
Lincoln has announced revised specs for the 2015 Lincoln MKC crossover. The MKC will be available with two turbocharged EcoBoost engines, a 240-hp 2.0L and a 285-hp 2.3L. Lincoln previously reported that the 2.3L EcoBoost would make 275-hp, but thanks to some last minute tweaks, Lincoln was able to squeeze out a bit more power.
Nissan has posted a photo of a teaser photo of a new truck on its Instagram account. Nissan hasn't revealed if it's the new Frontier, but did state: "There's a special member of the Nissan family on the way. Due date: June 11th".
Ford hasn't released the final specs for the 2015 Ford Mustang, but according to a recent report from Steeda, the new Mustang is 200-300 pounds heavier than the outgoing model.
Last week Audi unveiled the refreshed 2015 A7 and S7 models and how Audi has taken the wraps off the updated RS 7. Under the hood the 2015 RS 7 doesn't get any updates, but on the outside, the updated RS 7 gets many of the same updates as the rest of the A7 lineup.
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