July 2014 Archives

2015 Audi Q3 Starts at $33,425

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Audi has released the pricing for the 2015 Audi Q3 crossover, which will arrive this fall with a price starting at $33,425, including the transportation fee.

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The IIHS has released the results of its latest small car crash test in which 12 cars were subjected to the Institute's small overlap front crash test. The test included models like, the Chevy Volt, MINI Countryman, Nissan Leaf, Fiat 500L and the Mazda5.

Honda Says Goodbye to the Fit EV

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Following news earlier this year that Honda has decided to discontinue the slow selling Insight hybrid, Honda has now confirmed that its killing another one of its "green" cars, the Fit EV.

Toyota Prices the 2015 Tacoma and 4Runner TRD Pro Series

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Toyota has released the pricing for the 2015 Tacoma and 4Runner TRD Pro Series models, which are aimed at buyers that like to take their trucks off-road.

2015 Kia Cadenza Gets a Few Updates

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Kia has announced the updates to the 2015 Kia Cadenza, which is now entering its second model year. The biggest updates include new grille and fender garnish and new technology, standard Flex Steer and Surround View Monitor that provides a nearly 360-degree overhead view of the vehicle for easier maneuvering and parking.

2016 Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle Gets a Name - Mirai

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According to sources that spoke with Bloomberg, Toyota's upcoming fuel cell vehicle (FCV) is going to be called the Mirai when it arrives next year.

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It looks like Land Rover has just created the ultimate high-performance SUV with the upcoming Range Rover Sport SVR. The Range Rover Sport SVR just lapped the famous Nordschleife circuit at the Nürburgring in Germany in 8 minutes 14 seconds, making it the fastest production SUV around the Nürburgring.

2015 Toyota Prius Persona Series Special Edition Announced

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Toyota has announced a new special edition of the 2015 Prius, which it's calling the Prius Persona.

2016 Jaguar XE Set to Achieve Over 75 MPG

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Jaguar continues to drop the details about the Jaguar XE compact sedan ahead of its debut on September 8. Today Jaguar has revealed more details about the XE's aluminum construction and claims that it will have a rating over 75 mpg on the European combined cycle.

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport Teased

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Land Rover has released a few photos of a camouflaged 2016 Discovery Sport ahead of its arrival next year. The photos not only give us our first look at the exterior of the Discovery Sport, but its optional third-row seating.

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Priced at $39,325

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The all-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class goes on sale this fall and Mercedes-Benz has announced that it will start at $39,325, including the $925 destination fee. That price is actually $75 lower than the starting price of the 2014 C300.

All-New 2016 Kia Sorento Teased [VIDEO]

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Kia has released two teaser photos and a short video that previews the next-generation 2016 Kia Sorento, which is slated to be unveiled next month.

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Mercedes-Benz has released the pricing details for the 2015 GLA-Class, which is set to arrive this fall. The 2015 GLA250 with front-wheel-drive will have a starting price set at $32,225, but if you need all-wheel-drive, the price increases by $2,000 to $34,225.

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Toyota has been very vocal about the current status of the Scion brand and where it will go in the future. Even though it was reported that Toyota studied the idea of turning Scion into a near-luxury brand, it's now being reported that it will continue to target young car shoppers.

2015 Ford F-150 Priced at $26,515

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Dealers are now able to start ordering the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 and now we've learned that the starting price will increase slightly to $26,515.

2015 Dodge Viper Gets Horsepower Bump to 645-HP

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It's being reported that the 2015 Dodge Viper is getting a small horsepower bump to 645 horsepower. Unfortunately that means that the 2015 Viper will not be as powerful as the Challenger SRT Hellcat.

2015 Cadillac ATS Gets Wireless Charging System

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The 2015 Cadillac ATS sedan and coupe are getting a new wireless charging system for smartphones.

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Chrysler has announced that the first production 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat will be auctioned for charity in September with all proceeds benefitting Opportunity Village.

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The Kia Soul was all-new for the 2014 model year, so the 2015 Kia Soul is only getting a few updates for the new model year.

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Ford has unveiled the 2015 F-35 Lightning II Edition Mustang GT, which is inspired by the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II.

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Aston Martin has released this teaser photo of the upcoming Lagonda sedan that will be sold exclusively in the Middle East, next year.

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Nissan's Nismo performance team has created a hotter version of the Versa Note hatchback. The sportiest Versa Note is going to be offered in two versions: Note Nismo and the Note Nismo S.

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Now that Chrysler has decided to role up the SRT brand under the Dodge badge, what does that mean for the Chrysler 300 SRT and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT? Originally it was believed that both models would go away, since they are not Dodge vehicles, but at least one of them is expected to stay around.

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Porsche has taken the wraps off the updated 2015 Porsche Cayenne. For 2015 the Cayenne will be offered in four versions in the United States: Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo, and the new plug-in hybrid Cayenne S E-Hybrid.

Buick Envision

Starting next year Buick is reportedly going to start introducing a slew of new and redesigned models. Two of the new models are expected to be a new midsize crossover and a convertible.

2015 Toyota Yaris Gets a Bit More Aggressive

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Toyota has unveiled the restyled 2015 Toyota Yaris, which has received a restyled exterior, retuned suspension and updated interior.

2015 VW Eos Final Edition Announced to Celebrate its Last Year

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VW has confirmed that 2015 will be the last year of the Eos convertible. For its last year of production the previous Sport trim is now being replaced by the Final Edition trim.

2015 Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Generates 325 Horsepower

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Ford has released the specs for the new turbocharged 2.7L EcoBoost V6 that will see duty under the hood of the all-new 2015 F-150. The 2.7L EcoBoost V6 generates 325 horsepower and 375 lb-ft. of torque.

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Just as almost every automaker is introducing CVT transmissions in their more fuel efficient models, Audi has announced that development on its own CVT has ended. Instead of using a CVT in models like the A4, Audi's CVT is going to be phased out over the next few years.

2015 Hyundai Tucson Starts at $21,500

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Hyundai has announced that the 2015 Tucson crossover starts at $21,500. While there aren't any big changes, a new Popular Equipment Package is now available on the 2015 Tucson GLS.

2015 Volvo XC90 Gets New Safety Tech

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Volvo is going to officially unveil the all-new 2015 Volvo XC90 next month, but Volvo has already shown off its interior, powertrains and now we're getting a preview of its new safety technology.

Jaguar Creates a One-Off F-Type Coupe to Support Tour de France

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Jaguar has unveiled a one-off F-Type Coupe to support Team Sky during the 2014 Tour de France.

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Last week Dodge announced that the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat will start at $59,995, much lower than the Camaro Z/28. Now its being reported that production is going to be limited to 1,200 units.

Audi A8 e-tron Plug-in Hybrid to Debut Next Year

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It's being reported that Audi is going to unveil a new plug-in hybrid version of its flagship A8 sedan next year.

Lexus LF-LC to Get 600 Horsepower Twin-Turbo V8

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Lexus has yet to officially confirm a production date for its new coupe that will be based on the LF-LC concept, but several rumors have it pegged for an introduction in 2017 with the SC badge. We're now getting reports about what will power the SC, which could include a 600 horsepower V8.

Maserati to Limit Production to 75,000 Units

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In an attempt to keep its exclusivity, Maserati plans on limiting its annual production to 75,000 units. Maserati still has a few years to go until it estimates that it will hit that cap, but with its growing model lineup, it shouldn't take too long.

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GM has confirmed that the the 2015 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra full size pickups and GMC Yukon SUV are getting a new eight-speed automatic transmission.

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It's being reported that General Motors is working on a competitor to the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, but instead of building an off-road pickup based on the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra, GM is going smaller.

Lexus Mulls a Smaller Crossover

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This fall the 2015 Lexus NX small crossover will be introduced, but Lexus is now reportedly looking at adding an even smaller crossover to its lineup.

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Yesterday Dodge released the pricing for the restyled 2015 Dodge Challenger and now Ford has followed that up with the power specs for the all-new 2015 Mustang. The 2015 Ford Mustang is offered with a choice of three engines.

2017 Lexus SC Will Look Nearly Identical to the LF-LC Concept

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Since the Lexus LF-LC Concept debuted in 2012 there have been countless rumors and reports about a production version. We're now getting stronger reports that it will enter production as a 2017 model with the SC badge. Now Lexus' vice-president in Europe, Alain Uyttenhoven has revealed that the production version will look very close to the concept.

2015 Toyota Sienna Gets a Small Facelift

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Toyota is giving the 2015 Sienna minivan a small facelift for the new model year. On the outside the changes are minimal with a redesigned front grille and available LED daytime running lights and headlights.

All-New 2016 Mazda2 Officially Unveiled

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Mazda has officially unveiled the all-new 2016 Mazda2, which is known as the Demio in Japan. The new Mazda2 was originally previewed by the Hazumi concept earlier this year, which now adopts Mazda's Kodo design language.

2015 Smart ForTwo and ForFour Officially Unveiled

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Smart has unveiled the 2015 Smart ForTwo and ForFour models. Mercedes-Benz, Smart's parent company says that the new ForTwo and ForFour models offer more space, color and equipment than before.

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

After an earlier leak about the 2015 Challenger's pricing we now have all the official pricing details for the updated Challenger, including the Challenger SRT Hellcat, which starts at $59,995, slightly higher than the earlier report.

2015 Mazda2 Leaked Ahead of its Official Debut

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A few photos of the all-new 2015 Mazda2 or Demio as it's known in Japan, have leaked online ahead of its official debut later this year. Mazda originally previewed the new Mazda2 with the Hazumi concept earlier this year and from these photos, we can see that the most of the concept's styling details have transferred to the production version.

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

The upcoming 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat will be the most powerful muscle car available, but its pricing will start below the Camaro Z/28. A leaked presentation slide has revealed that the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat will start at $59,900.

2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster Unveiled [VIDEO]

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Aston Martin has unveiled 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster, which as its name suggests, is powered by a 6.0L V12 engine with 565 horsepower and 457 lb-ft. of torque. Aston Martin says that the V12 Vantage S Roadster is its fastest roadster yet with a 0-60 mph time of 3.9 seconds and a 201 mph top speed.

Tesla Model III to Take on the BMW 3 Series in 2017

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Tesla has confirmed that its Gen III car, which was originally called the Model E, has now been renamed the Model III. The Tesla Model III or Model 3 as some people will call it, is slated to arrive after the Model X, with an anticipated on sale date set for sometime in 2017.

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The next-generation 2016 Toyota Prius isn't expected to arrive until the end of 2015. When the 2016 Prius arrives we can expect it to be more fuel efficient with updated styling, but some other details have started to surface, including a report that two battery options will be available.

2015 Smart ForTwo Sketches Revealed on the Eve of its Debut

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Smart is going to pull the covers off the 2015 Smart ForTwo and ForFour models tomorrow in Berlin, Germany, but today we have a few official sketches of the new ForTwo.

Next-Gen Toyota Camry Could Ditch its V6 for a Turbo Four-Cyl

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In an effort to increase its fuel economy by up to 30 percent, Toyota is going to revamp its engine lineup, which could see the next Camry losing its V6 in favor of a turbocharged four-cylinder.

Cadillac Mulling Turbo V6 and Diesel Engines for the Escalade

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Cadillac is reportedly considering offering more powertrains in the new Escalade beyond the current 6.2L V8. According to brand manager David Schiavone, Cadillac is currently mulling over a sportier Escalade Vsport model in addition to turbo-diesel V6 and twin-turbo V6 powered versions.

2016 Jaguar XE to Debut on September 8

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Jaguar has announced that the 2016 Jaguar XE sedan will debut on September 8 at a special event in London. With the debut just over a month away, Jaguar has released a few more details about the XE, like its suspension setup.

Nissan's Compact RWD Sports Car May Not Happen

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Late last year Nissan excited fans when it unveiled the IDx sports car concepts, which previewed a possible Scion FR-S fighter. The small rear-wheel-drive coupe was supposed to receive the green light, but now cost concerns may ruin those plans.

2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe Debuts with 621-HP

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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the 2015 S65 AMG Coupe, which is powered by a 6.0L V12 engine with 621 horsepower and a massive 738 lb-ft. of torque.

2017 VW Seven-Passenger SUV Will be Built in the U.S.

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VW has finally confirmed that its much talked about three-row midsize SUV is going to be produced at its Chattanooga, Tennessee plant starting at the end of 2016.

Mercedes-Benz CLA250 Sport Package Plus Unveiled

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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a new Sport Package Plus trim package for the CLA250.

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

When Dodge announced that the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is powered by a 707 horsepower V8, it also stated that it will be the fastest muscle car ever. Dodge has now announced that it has a quarter mile time of 11.2 seconds at 125 mph with stock Pirelli P Zero tires. With drag radials, the run dropped to just 10.8 seconds at 126 mph.

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Ford has revealed the updates to the 2015 Ford Fusion, which is getting a few trim updates and more standard features.

2017 Mazda RX-7/ RX-8 Successor In the Works With 450-HP?

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A new report claims that Mazda is working on a successor to the RX-7/ RX-8, which is slated to arrive in 2017 with a 450 horsepower rotary engine.

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BMW is reportedly going to introduce an all-new X3 crossover for the 2017 model year. The big news is that the next X3 will see the introduction of a plug-in hybrid version as well as the first M version.

Jaguar Land Rover Details its Ingenium Four-Cylinder Engine

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Jaguar Land Rover is currently working on a new family of four-cylinder engines that will replace the current Ford-sourced engine, which is used by the Range Rover Evoque. The Ingenium engine family will include both diesel and gasoline versions.

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BMW is expected to unveil a revised 3 Series next spring and while we still away from the debut some details have already started to leak out. The biggest news to date is that the current N20 (2.0L 4-cyl) and N55 (3.0L 6-cyl) engines are being replaced.

2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Gets a Few Updates

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Mitsubishi is giving the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution a few updates for what is probably its last year. The Lancer Evolution has already been discontinued in several markets, but luckily the U.S. gets it for another year.

2015 Opel Corsa Unveiled Ahead of its Paris Debut

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Opel has unveiled the 2015 Opel Corsa ahead of its world debut later this year at the Paris Motor Show. The fifth generation Corsa is Opel's best seller and continues to be offered as a three or five door hatchback.

Is the Nissan Cube Going Away After the 2014 Model Year?

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Yesterday Nissan released the updates for its 2015 model lineup, but one car was missing from the list - the Nissan Cube. Sales of the boxy Cube have been a disappointment, so does that mean that Nissan is finally giving it the axe?

2015 Cadillac ATS Sedan Gets a Small Facelift

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Cadillac has unveiled the 2015 Cadillac ATS sedan, which is getting a small facelift. The biggest change is an updated front fascia which also features Cadillac's new crest logo, which says goodbye to the classic laurel wreaths.

2016 Nissan Titan to Debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

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Nissan has confirmed that the all-new 2016 Nissan Titan pickup is going to debut at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show in January. Nissan hasn't revealed many of the details about the next Titan, but we do know that it will be offered with a 5.0L Cummins diesel V8 engine with around 300 horsepower and 500 lb-ft. of torque.

All-New 2015 Mazda2 Interior Revealed

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Earlier this year Mazda previewed the next-generation 2015 Mazda2 with the Hazumi concept at the Geneva Motor Show. Now a few low-res images of the production version's interior have been released online.

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Volvo continues to slowly release the details about the all-new 2015 Volvo XC90. After teasing the XC90's interior, Volvo has now released some of the powertrain details, which includes a version with 400 horsepower.

Subaru Denies Rumors About the BRZ's Demise

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Last month there were rumors that the Subaru BRZ would only be around for one generation due to the growing relationship between BMW and Toyota. According to remarks from Toyota's chief engineer, Australia's Drive reported that Subaru may not be involved in the creation of the next generation coupe.

2015 Smart ForTwo and ForFour Teased [VIDEO]

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Smart has published a teaser video that previews the next-generation Smart ForTwo and ForFour. Both models will go on sale in Europe later this year before the ForTwo arrives in the U.S. as a 2015 model.

Next-Generation Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Not Coming Until 2016

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Although the all-new 2015 Hyundai Sonata is already on sale, Hyundai has yet to unveil a new hybrid version. It's being reported that the next Sonata Hybrid is not going to arrive until 2016, which means the current model is going to stick around for another year.

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Expected This Fall With 707-HP

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Last week we learned that the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is powered by a 6.2L supercharged engine with an insane 707 horsepower. Now it's being reported that the 2015 Charger is going to get the same engine sometime this fall.

2015 Acura TLX Starts at $30,995

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Acura has announced the pricing for the 2015 Acura TLX, which will arrive in showrooms in August. The 2015 TLX with the 2.4L starts at $30,995, while the 3.5L V6 model starts at $35,220. The all-wheel-drive TLX with the 3.5L V6 starts at $41,450.

VW Reveals the Euro-Spec 2015 Passat

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Volkswagen has released the first photos of the European-spec 2015 Passat ahead of its debut later this year at the Paris Motor Show. The eighth-generation 2015 Passat gets a more aggressive exterior with cues borrowed from some of VW's concepts, like the T-Roc and NMC.

Hyundai Veloster May Not Be Around Much Longer

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Hyundai is reportedly trying to decide the fate of the Veloster, which may end up being discontinued after just one generation. With disappointing sales, Hyundai's execs have yet to make a decision regarding a second generation Veloster.

VW Beetle Dune Gets the Green Light for 2016

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Last week VW hinted again at the fact that the Beetle Dune concept was a production-ready model. Now it's being reported that VW has already given the Beetle Dune concept the green light with a production model expected to arrive in early 2016.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Will Officially Debut on September 3

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Mazda has announced that the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will be unveiled on September 3. At this year's New York Auto Show Mazda revealed the 2016 MX-5 Miata's chassis and this fall the four-generation will debut during simultaneous global events in Japan, Spain and the United States.

BMW Has No Plans to Build an M4 Gran Coupe

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Ever since the BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe was unveiled we've been waiting to hear news about an M version. A BMW executive has revealed that the rumors about an M4 Gran Coupe were false as the automaker has no plans to build one.

2015 Saleen S302 Mustang Photo Released

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Curious to see what Saleen has in store for the new Mustang? Saleen has released the first photo of the S302 Mustang, it's first model based on the new Mustang, which it says is the "next American exotic."

Next-Gen Hyundai Genesis Coupe to Get a V8?

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The current Hyundai Genesis Coupe launched with four-cylinder and V6 engines, but a new report claims that the next-generation Genesis Coupe will be offered with the same 5.0L V8 as the Genesis Sedan.

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Officially Packs 707-HP!

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The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT with the new 6.2L supercharged Hellcat engine is officially the most powerful Muscle Car ever with 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft. of torque.

2015 Porsche Macan

Although the 2015 Porsche Macan only went on sale in May, Porsche its already sold out. If you were hoping to buy a Macan, you will have to wait at least six months or longer to get one. Because of the long wait Porsche is willing to give you a Boxster or Cayman to keep you happy while you wait.

Buick Envision Crossover Teased Ahead of its Premiere in China

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Buick's crossover lineup currently consists of only two models, the Encore and Enclave. Well Buick is getting ready to release a new midsize crossover that will slot in between its two existing crossovers, called the Buick Envision.

Lincoln Almost Died Last Year

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Now that Alan Mulally is no longer Ford's CEO details about some of his decisions have started to be released, with one of the biggest reports stating that he wanted to drop the Lincoln brand last year.

2015 MINI Cooper 4 Door: Production Kicks off in Oxford

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The first batch of 2015 Four Door MINI Coopers have started rolling off the assembly line at MINI's plant in Oxford. The new four-door model is the second member of the all-new MINI family, following the introduction of the hatchback earlier this year.

2015 Lexus IS Gets a Few Updates

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Lexus has announced the updates to the 2015 IS. Since the IS was all-new for the 2014 model year, the 2015 model only gets a few updates like LED fog lights, Apple's Siri Eyes Free and a few interior changes.

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