June 2014 Archives

Honda's First Production Jet Takes An 84-Minute Flight


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.

2015 Ford Focus ST

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.

Next-Gen Toyota Prius Delayed Until the End of 2015


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.

2014 VW Beetle Gets a Premium Package


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.

2014 BMW 2-Series

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.

Infiniti Q30 Confirmed for Production Next Year


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 Shows Off its Android Auto System

Hyundai Android Auto

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.

Range Rover Sport SVR

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 F-Type Project 7 Debuts with 567-HP [VIDEO]


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.

2015 Chrysler 200C

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.


Several photos of the Jaguar Project 7 have leaked, ahead of its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Project 7 was created by Jaguar's Special Operations division and follows last year's Project 7 Concept.

Ken Gushi to Race Scion FR-S at Pikes Peak


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.

VW Beetle Dune Concept

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.

2015 Range Rover Sport RS Teaser

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.

'The Walking Dead' Themed Hyundai Tucson Goes on Sale

Hyundai Tucson - The Walking Dead

Hyundai has announced that the "The Walking Dead" Special Edition Tucson is now on sale.

VW Beetle GRC Rallycross Car Unveiled with 544 Horsepower


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.

2015 Audi S3

The Audi A3 Sedan went on sale in April and now Audi is expanding the A3 lineup. Audi has announced the pricing for the 2015 Audi S3 Sedan, A3 Cabriolet and A3 TDI Sedan, which are all slated to arrive by the end of the summer.


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.

GM Updates 2015 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon Specs

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71

The 2015 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickups are still on target for a fall arrival and now GM has announced updated specs for the two pickups.

Volvo to Export Chinese-Built Long-Wheelbase S60L to the U.S.


Volvo's Chinese owner Zhejiang Geely Holding Group is set to start exporting the Chinese built long-wheelbase S60L to the United States and Russia as early as next year.

Lexus Fans Pick Solar Flare Color for 2015 RC F

2015 Lexus RC F Solar Flare

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.

Refreshed 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Unveiled

2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS

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."

2015 Acura ILX Starts at $27,050, Hybrid Model Dropped

2015 Acura ILX 2.4L

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.

2015 Bentley Continental GT3-R

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.

2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Teased

2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Teaser

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.

2015 Range Rover Sport Stealth Pack Revealed

2015 Range Rover Sport Stealth Pack

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.

2015 Ford Explorer Gets a New Appearance Package

2015 Ford Explorer XLT

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.

2015 Ford Mustang Configurator Goes Live

2015 Ford Mustang Configurator

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 AMG GT V8

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.

2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

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 Announces GoPro Camera Integration

BMW and GoPro

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 Delivers the First 2015 Tucson Fuel Cell Vehicle

2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell

Hyundai has delivered the first 2015 Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle to a customer in Tustin, California.

2015 Mustang MIS Pace Car

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.

2015 Nissan Frontier/ NP300 Navara Unveiled

2015 Nissan Frontier

Nissan has taken the wraps off the 2015 Nissan Frontier, which is sold in other markets as the NP300 Navara.

Lexus LF-LC Concept to Revive the SC Badge in 2017?


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.

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Priced at $55,195

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C

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).

2015 VW Passat Teased Ahead of its Debut Next Month

2015 VW Passat-Euro

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 Gran Turismo Vision Concept Teased


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.

Toyota's Fuel Cell Vehicle Could Arrive Late This Year


Toyota's upcoming fuel cell vehicle was expected to arrive early next year, but a new report claims that it could arrive by the end of 2014.

Chrysler Announces 86 Alfa Romeo Dealers in the U.S. and Canada

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C

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.

Lincoln to Increase its Lineup, Mustang-Based Model is Possible

2015 Lincoln MKC

Lincoln is going to expand the number of models in its lineup later this decade as it attempts to become a full-line luxury brand. This means that all of Ford's platforms could be used for new Lincoln vehicles, including the new Ford Mustang platform.

2015 Nissan Frontier Interior Teased

2015 Nissan Frontier Interior-Teaser

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.

2015 Nissan Frontier Uncovered in Thailand

2015 Nissan Frontier Leak

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.

2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Officially Rated at 650 Horsepower


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.

2015 BMW X6 Officially Unveiled

2015 BMW X6

Following this morning's photo leaks, BMW has unleashed all the photos and info about the second-generation 2015 BMW X6.

2015 Subaru Outback Priced at $24,895

2015 Subaru Outback

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 Q50 Eau Rouge Could Cost Around $100,000


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.

2015 Nissan Frontier Teased Again [VIDEO]

2015 Nissan Frontier Video Teaser

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.

2015 BMW X6 Photos Leaked Ahead of its Debut

2015 BMW X6 Leak

The first official photos of the all-new 2015 BMW X6 have leaked online ahead of BMW's official reveal. The second-generation X6 continues to share its platform with the X5 and even borrows many of its styling cues.

2015 MINI Cooper 4 Door Unveiled, Goes On Sale in January

2015 MINI Cooper 4Door

MINI has just unveiled the 2015 MINI Cooper 4 door, which takes the iconic shape of the standard MINI Cooper, but thanks to a longer body and two rear doors, it's more usable.

Redesigned 2015 Audi A8 and S8 Pricing Announced

2015 Audi A8 L

Audi has announced the pricing for the redesigned 2015 Audi A8 and S8, which are arriving at dealerships this month.

2015 Acura MDX Starts at $42,565

2015 Acura MDX

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.

Ford Lightweight Concept Turns the Fusion into a Fiesta

Ford Lightweight Concept

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.

2014 Toyota Auris

Scion's lineup has grown quite stale over the last few years with the only exciting model in its lineup being the FR-S. Scion is set to finally get some new models and an insider has revealed that a new hatchback and the brand's first ever sedan are in the works.

2015 VW GTI - Tanner Foust

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.

2015 Volvo XC90-Interior

Volvo has released a new round of videos that provide a look at the 2015 Volvo XC90's in-car driving experience. Volvo says that the new XC90 has the "most modern in-car control system on the market."

2015 VW Golf and GTI Earn Top Safety Pick+ Rating

2015 VW Golf Family

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 May Triple its SUV Lineup to Take on Toyota


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.

2014 Hyundai Veloster RE FLEX

Hyundai has announced that the limited-edition 2014 Hyundai Veloster RE:FLEX Edition is now available and starts at $21,650.

2015 Porsche Boxster GTS

Porsche has yet to release any details about its widely rumored new four-cylinder engines, but a new report states that there are at least three four-cylinder engines in the works: a 1.6-, 2.0- and 2.5-liter.

2015 Honda Pilot

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.

2015 Nissan Altima Starts at $22,300


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.

2015 VW GTI - First

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.

2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Says Goodbye to its Four-Cyl Turbo

2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

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.

2015 Lincoln MKC 2.3L EcoBoost Packs 285-HP

2015 Lincoln MKC

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 Truck Teaser

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".

2015 Ford Mustang - CES

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.

2015 Audi RS 7 Gets a Small Facelift

2015 Audi RS7

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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