Mercedes-Benz is reportedly working on a smaller version of the boxy G-Class SUV with the GLB badge.
September 2014 Archives
Ford has revealed the details of its 2020 Vision plan that includes the 'reinvention' of the Lincoln brand. Ford has set a goal of selling 300,000 Lincoln vehicles globally by 2020, thanks to the addition of more models and the brand's debut in China.
Chrysler has been struggling to keep up with demand for the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel and now it's announced plans to boost production of the diesel-powered pickup.
Honda has unveiled the restyled 2015 Honda CR-V, which is getting a long list of updates that should help it stay at the top of the small SUV segment. The biggest updates include a new engine with more torque, a CVT transmission, more available safety technology and a restyled exterior.
In addition to the 708 horsepower Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai has announced a second model for the 2014 SEMA Show, the Genesis AR550 sedan from ARK Performance. The Genesis AR550 is the sixth Hyundai vehicle that the tuner has built for SEMA.
The first production 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat was auctioned off this weekend at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2014 auction where it was auctioned off for a whopping $825,000.
Kia has announced plans to unveil the Optima T-Hybrid Concept car at the 2014 Paris Motor Show next month, which it says is the first application and demonstration of its new mild hybrid powertrain.
Kia has unveiled the updated Rio, which is going to debut next month at the Paris Motor Show.
Next month at the Paris Motor Show, Honda is going to give the world another preview of the 2016 Civic Type-R in concept form.
We're just a few months away from the debut of the all-new 2016 Chevy Volt, but Chevy has already released a teaser photo of its rear end. Now we have a closer look at the profile of the 2016 Volt, although its camouflaged.
McLaren has just revealed the 625C Coupe and Spider, which have been created specifically for the Asian market. The Asian market has seen the biggest area of growth for McLaren over the past two years and sales are set to grow from 20 percent in 2013 to more than a third in 2014.
Audi has released a special S3 Limited Edition, which is only for the U.S. market. The very limited S3 features Daytona Gray pearl paint with red brake calipers and a two-tone black and red leather interior.
Chevy has unveiled the new Silverado Toughnology concept at the Texas State Fair. On the outside it doesn't look that different from the production Silverado, but underneath it's constructed of high strength steel, which is lighter, stronger and more efficient than the conventional carbon steel used in most vehicles.
Chevy has unveiled the off-road ready Z71 editions of the 2015 Tahoe and Suburban at the Texas State Fair.
Fiat has announced that the electric 2015 Fiat 500e is now available in Oregon. For the past two years the 500e has only been available in California, but now buyers in both states can get one for $199 a month for 36 months.
Toyota has unveiled the 2015 Toyota Tundra Bass Pro Shops Off-Road Edition at the 2014 State Fair of Texas.
Ferrari just took the wraps off the convertible version of the 458 Speciale, the 458 Speciale A with the "A" standing for Aperta. The 458 Speciale Aperta is going to be officially unveiled next month at the Paris Motor Show.
Subaru has unveiled the 2015 Impreza, which is getting a facelift that includes revised styling, more technology and better fuel economy ratings.
Even though it was rumored that Cadillac's new flagship sedan would be dubbed the LTS, Cadillac has just announced that it will actually be called something odd - the Cadillac CT6.
VW has unveiled the Golf Alltrack, which is based on the Golf SportWagen, but thanks to the addition of all-wheel-drive and a 20 mm higher ground clearance, it's a bit more rugged.
Mercedes-Benz has released the first photos and info for the 2015 C63 AMG and C63 AMG S, which are going to debut next month in Paris. Both models are powered by a 4.0-liter V8 Biturbo engine with up to 503 horsepower.
VW has announced the introduction of the limited-edition 2015 Beetle Classic. The Beetle Classic adds 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, Sirius XM satellite radio, a navigation system, two-tone brown "Sioux" leatherette and checked cloth seating surfaces and a six-speed automatic transmission.
In the past 30 years the Toyota Camry has never really been associated with the words "style" or "exciting," well maybe with the exception of the Lexus-esque 1992-1996 Camry. Toyota is trying to change that with this new more "emotional" and "stylish" 2015 Camry, but does it succeed?
Fiat has released a creepy new video that teases the upcoming Fiat 500X crossover, which is going to debut next month at the Paris Motor Show. We've already seen a few photos of the 500X, but in this video we get to see some of its angles up closer and a quick look at its interior.
Many automakers are starting to use more pricey aluminum to cut weight from their vehicles, like the 2015 Ford F-150 and the 2016 Jaguar XE. Toyota is reportedly getting ready to use more aluminum in its vehicles starting with the all-new 2016 Lexus RX and the 2018 Toyota Camry.
Hyundai has announced that is teaming up with Bisimoto Engineering for the third year in a row to create a special vehicle for the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. This year they've created a 708 horsepower Sonata.
GM has announced the fuel economy specs for the four-cylinder powered 2015 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups. The 200-hp 2.5L four-cylinder engine with 2WD and the 6-speed automatic transmission is rated at 20 mpg city and 27 mpg highway.
Mitsubishi has unveiled the Outlander PHEV Concept-S that is going to debut at the Paris Motor Show. The Outlander PHEV Concept-S is based on the Outlander plug-in hybrid, but with sportier styling.
Toyota has revealed the C-HR crossover concept ahead of its world debut at the Paris Motor Show next month. The small crossover concept is a hint or preview of a new smaller crossover that Toyota could add to its lineup.
Honda has yet to reveal the updated 2015 Honda CR-V crossover, but a single photo has leaked ahead of its official debut.
Cadillac has confirmed something that we already knew, that it is working on a new flagship sedan to compete with models like the BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The yet to be named sedan will enter production in the fourth quarter of 2015 at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.
GMC has unveiled the 2015 Sierra Elevation Edition, which is based on the Sierra 1500 double-cab pickup and adds a body-colored grille surround, color-keyed door handles, mirror caps, side moldings and front and rear bumpers.
VW has announced that the updated 2015 VW Jetta has received the highest safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) - Top Safety Pick +.
Scion has announced plans to unveil two new concepts at this year's SEMA show in November, which are inspired by metal, music and skateboarding. Scion will unveil the Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC" for heavy metal band Slayer and the "Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB" for pro skateboarder Riley Hawk.
Porsche currently offers three plug-in hybrid models, the 918 Spyder and the Cayenne and Panamera S E-Hybrid models, but could Porsche release other plug-in hybrids? Porsche has placed emphasis on vehicle electrification, which means that the rest of Porsche's lineup could soon offer a plug-in hybrid system, including the new Macan.
GM has announced that the first batch of the 2015 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickups are on their way to dealers.
Last month Volvo unveiled the all-new XC90 SUV and now Volvo has released the first photos of the R-Design trim, which adds a sportier touch inside and out.
With 707 horsepower on tap, you'd think that the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat would be a gas hog, but Dodge has just announced that it is rated at 22 mpg on the highway, when it's equipped with the eight-speed automatic.
Lamborghini has released a teaser sketch of a new model that is going to debut next month at the Paris Motor Show. Lamborghini is keeping all the details under wraps, but did state, "once perfection is achieved, you can just double it."
Last week BMW officially unveiled the 2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible and now we have the first photos of the M Sport appearance package.
Honda has revealed the Jazz prototype, which is going to debut next month at the Paris Motor Show. The Jazz is basically a European version of the Honda Fit.
We now have a few more leaked photos of the Fiat 500X crossover ahead of its debut next month at the Paris Motor Show. The photos were captured during a commercial shoot for the 500X in Italy.
Ford has unveiled the refreshed 2015 C-MAX that now sports a new face that is similar to the restyled Focus.
Honda has announced the updates to the 2015 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe. Following last year's long list of updates that included a facelift for the Coupe and a new CVT, Honda is keeping it simple for 2015 with the biggest addition being the release a Special Edition version of the Civic Sedan.
Chrysler is set to unveil the updated 2015 Chrysler 300 at the LA Auto Show in November, but is this our first look at the new sedan?
Bentley has unveiled the 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed ahead of its debut next month at the Paris Motor Show. With 530 horsepower on tap, the Mulsanne Speed will be the most powerful version of Bentley's flagship sedan.
Two years ago Mazda confirmed plans to offer a diesel-powered version of the Mazda6 in the U.S., but fast forward to today and the Mazda6 diesel has yet to arrive. According to the latest report, the Mazda6 diesel is now still at least a year away.
We're still waiting for Ford to release all the details about the hot 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, but according to a new report it will be powered by a 5.2-liter flat-plane crankshaft V8.
Kia has announced the pricing for the all-new 2015 Sedona minivan, which starts at $25,900. Unveiled in New York earlier this year, the 2015 Sedona features styling elements that are closer to a crossover than a typical minivan.
Anyone that's taken a close look at the current MINI Cooper knows that the small hatchback is no longer the pocket sized model that it was when it was introduced in the early 2000s, but a small model could return to the MINI lineup if the Rocketman concept ever gets the green light. According to the latest report, a production version of the Rocketman could be introduced by 2016.
The first official photo of the small Fiat 500X crossover has leaked ahead of its debut at the Paris Motor Show next month.
Toyota has released this teaser photo of the new C-HR crossover concept that is going to debut next month at the Paris Motor Show on October 2. Toyota says that the concept "combines a powerful new design language with an engaging driving experience and a hybrid powertrain."
Toyota has announced the updates for the 2015 Toyota Tundra, which was all-new for the 2014 model year. The biggest change to the 2015 Tundra is the deletion of the V6 engine, which Toyota reportedly decided based on the fact that barely any Tundra buyers ever chose the base engine.
Audi has reportedly confirmed plans for a third body style of the new TT, which will eventually join the coupe and roadster versions. Just a few months ago Audi showed off the TT Offroad Concept in Beijing, which is a preview of the third version of the TT.
Kia is reportedly working on a more powerful version of the popular Kia Soul with the turbocharged 1.6L from the Kia Forte SX Turbo and Hyundai Veloster Turbo. The 1.6L generates 201 horsepower, which would be a nice increase over the 130-hp and 164-hp engines that are currently offered under the Soul's hood.
GMC has announced the introduction of the 2015 GMC Sierra Carbon Edition, which is based on the Sierra 1500 pickup, but adds some unique additions to give the pickup a sportier look.
The official fuel economy specs have been released for the 2015 Ford Mustang, which now confirms that it is less fuel efficient than the outgoing model. The V6 and V8 trims are now thirstier, but does that matter?
According to Infiniti, "Dark Chrome is the new black" or at least it is for the Infiniti QX70S Design which is going to debut next month at the Paris Motor Show.
Mercedes-Benz has revealed the updated 2015 B-Class, which now gets some updates that give it a sportier look.
Kia has released the pricing for the 2015 Kia Soul EV, which will start at $33,700 before any federal or state tax credits are applied. Kia has also announced an introductory lease price for the Soul EV, which is set at $249 a month for 36 months.
Aston Martin has unveiled the Vanquish carbon special edition, which is the latest Aston Martin to get the unique appearance package following both the DB9 Carbon Edition.
Mazda officially unveiled the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata last week, but even though we go to see its exterior and interior, there are still a lot of unanswered questions. For example, Mazda has yet to announce any specs for what lies under that more stylish hood and we also haven't received word on the power folding hardtop version, until now.
BMW is getting ready to introduce a new BMW 7 Series, but before we get the new flagship sedan, BMW has revealed a special 'Final Edition' that will debut next month at the Paris Motor Show.
Toyota has unveiled the Urban Utility Concept today at a private panel discussion hosted by Make: magazine in San Francisco. With a footprint that's the same size as a compact car with the functionality of a compact truck and the spaciousness of a cargo van, the Utility Concept is perfect for the urban driver.
Honda has released two photos of the Euro-spec HR-V small crossover that is going to debut next month at the Paris Motor Show. The HR-V is Honda's new entry in the small SUV segment and will compete with models like the Nissan Juke.
Fiat has temporarily stopped production of the Fiat 500L at its plant in Serbia, since sales have failed to meet expectations. Production of the Fiat 500L kicked off in July 2012 and since sales are a problem, production is expected to be halted for at least a few days.
BMW has unveiled the 2015 2 Series Convertible ahead of its world debut next month at the Paris Motor Show. The 2 Series Convertible will be offered in the same 228i and M235i versions as the coupe when it arrives in the U.S. in early 2015.
Audi has reportedly announced plans to unveil the convertible version of the third-generation TT next month at the Paris Motor Show.
Scion has announced that the limited edition 2015 Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0 is now available with pricing starting at $30,760.
Audi continues to expand its lineup with the introduction of the new A3 range and the small Q3 crossover. Now Audi is reportedly expand the other end of its lineup with a new A9 flagship four-door coupe, that will be previewed in concept form at the L.A. Auto Show in November.
According to Autocar, the new concept will also showcase Audi's new design language, which is expected to be an evolution of Audi's current designs. The concept will likely feature an updated version of Audi's signature single-frame grille and laser headlights.
Yesterday Jaguar officially unveiled the all-new XE compact sedan, which will go on sale in Europe next year and in the U.S. sometime in 2016. Jaguar is now reportedly considering additional versions of the XE, which could see the introduction of an XE Coupe and Wagon.
One of the biggest criticisms of the current Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ are their lack of power, since 200 horsepower isn't too exciting. There have been countless rumors about more powerful versions, but nothing has come to fruition. Now we have a new rumor that states that the Toyota is working a more powerful GT86/ Scion FR-S with a turbocharged engine that sends its power to all four wheels.
Jaguar has just unveiled its new BMW 3 Series rival, the all-new XE sedan. With styling that is similar to the larger XF, the 2016 Jaguar XE is ready to take on the compact luxury sedan segment.
With the Toyota RAV4 EV set to disappear by the end of the year, what's in the future for Tesla and Toyota? The two automakers teamed up for the electric RAV4 and now Tesla CEO Elon Musk sees another "significant" joint project that could be released in the next two to three years.
Cadillac has announced that it will begin offering advanced "intelligent and connected" vehicle technologies on certain 2017 model year vehicles, like the 2017 CTS.
Dodge has announced that the 2015 Dodge Viper is getting a $15,000 price cut, which brings its starting price down to $84,995 before the destination fee and taxes are applied.
Last week Volvo took the wraps off the all-new 2015 Volvo XC90 SUV and also announced the released of a limited "First Edition" version of the new XC90 that would go on sale this week. Volvo announced that only 1,927 units would be produced, which went on sale on Wednesday. Volvo says that all of the "First Edition" XC90 SUVs were sold out in 47 hours.
Lexus has released all the details and pricing for the 2015 Lexus RC F, which will go head to head with the BMW M4. The Lexus RC F is now on sale with a price tag that starts at $63,325, which is slightly less than the M4's starting price.
Jaguar is going to officially take the wraps off the compact XE sedan next week in London, but in the meantime Jaguar has released another teaser video of the 2016 XE.
The plan for a three-row Cadillac crossover isn't new, but the latest report claims that plans for a Lambda-based Cadillac may be scrapped. The Lambda platform is used for GM's other crossovers, like the Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave, but GM reportedly feels that it would be too hard to differentiate a Lambda-based Cadillac from the rest of the GM SUVs. Now Cadillac may have a new plan.
Audi has revealed the updates to the A6 lineup ahead of its debut in Paris next month. You'll be hard pressed to be able to see the small changes to the exterior, but under the hood there are much bigger updates.
As promised Mazda has unveiled the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata at an event in Monterey, California. The all-new fourth generation MX-5 Miata adopts Mazda's latest design Kodo design language with an exterior that is far more dramatic than the outgoing model.
GM has released the fuel economy specs for the 2015 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon V6 midsize pickups, which get up to 26 mpg on the highway.
Infiniti has announced the updates to the 2015 Infiniti Q70, which is now available in a new extended wheelbase model, the Q70L. For the new model year, the Q70 gets revised styling and interior updates.
General Motors began taking orders for the 2015 Chevy Colorado midsize pickup in early August and in one month Chevy dealers requested nearly 30,000 pickups - five times more than originally forecasted.
Infiniti has released a new sketch of the Q80 Inspiration concept that is going to debut on October 2 at the Paris Motor Show.
It's being reported that the Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG is going to go on sale in the U.S. for the 2016 model year. The V12-powered G65 AMG SUV could also arrive with a price tag over $250,000.
Toyota has announced the pricing for the 2015 Toyota Sienna minivan, which starts at $29,485. The updated Sienna gets a few tweaks to its exterior and an updated interior.
Land Rover has taken the wraps off the all-new 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV, which is the replacement for the LR2/ Freelander. The Discovery Sport is the first model from the new Discovery family that was previewed by the Discovery Vision concept earlier this year.
Toyota has announced the pricing for the significantly restyled 2015 Toyota Camry, which starts at $23,975. The 2015 Camry was originally unveiled earlier this year at the New York Auto Show and even though the current generation was all-new for the 2012 model year, the 2015 Camry is getting far more than a standard mid-cycle facelift.
Land Rover is scheduled to unveil the all-new 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport tomorrow, but at least one site has gotten their hands on some of the photos early. The Discovery Sport is Land Rover's replacement for the Freelander/ LR2 and was previewed earlier this year with the Discovery Vision Concept.
Mitsubishi has released teaser photos of its new Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Concept-S, which is going to debut next month at the Paris Motor Show.
Buick is set to expand its lineup with the addition of a rebadged version of the Opel Cascada convertible and the Envision crossover that you see here. The Buick Envision was just unveiled at the 2014 Chengdu Auto Show in China.
Mazda has announced that Duran Duran will headline the world debut of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata at a live event in Monterey, California on September 3. Mazda will also hold simultaneous global reveals in Tokyo and Barcelona.
Kia has released more details about the all-new 2016 Kia Sorento ahead of its world debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show in October.
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