In an effort to improve sales of the Dodge Viper, Dodge lowered the starting price of the 2015 Viper by $15k to $84,995. Sales have improved and now Dodge has announced the pricing details for the Viper GTS and TA 2.0 models.
November 2014 Archives
Mercedes-Benz has released the first teaser photo of the new GLE Coupe, which is the automaker's BMW X6 rival. Mercedes has announced plans to expand its AMG Sport lineup, which are previewed in this photo - the C450 AMG Sport and the GLE Coupe AMG Sport.
Lexus Group Vice President, Jeff Bracken has revealed that Lexus is planning on debuting at least one new model at the upcoming 2015 Detroit Auto Show. One model is expected to be a new high-performance model, but there's also the possibility that the next-generation RX could debut at the show.
Nissan is going to reveal the all-new 2016 Nissan Titan pickup at the Detroit Auto Show in January, but Nissan is getting us ready for the new Titan now with a series of short videos. To give the world a closer look at the development of the new Titan, Nissan will release a series of short videos under the "Nissan Titan Truckumentary" banner.
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the more practical version of the popular CLA - the CLA Shooting Brake. Just like the CLS Shooting Brake, the CLA Shooting Brake combines the coupe-like styling with a more practical wagon hatch.
Cadillac CEO Johan de Nysschen has big aspirations for the brand, which will see it go head to head with the best from Germany. In addition to one day offering a $250k model, de Nyssschen has confirmed plans to offer diesel engines and even expand its high-performance V-Series lineup.
The MINI Coupe and Roadster models are about to go bye bye. MINI USA's Product Planning Manager Patrick McKenna recently confirmed that both models will go out of production at some point next year.
There have been a lot of rumors about what we can expect for the next-generation Jeep Wrangler that is expected to be introduced for the 2018 model year. While we've heard reports about an aluminum body for the next Wrangler, one thing that is for sure that it will get a new eight-speed automatic transmission.
Scion Vice President Doug Murtha has confirmed some bad news for Scion FR-S fans - Scion has no plans to build a convertible or turbocharged version. It's long been rumored that Scion could release a more powerful FR-S or even a drop top version, but Toyota reportedly couldn't produce a strong business case for either version.
Last week Lexus revealed the LF-C2 concept at the LA Auto Show and it was expected that the concept was a preview of the upcoming RC convertible. Unfortunately the only thing the LF-C2 did do last week was preview the automaker's future design language, since plans for an RC convertible have been ruled out.
Cadillac is on the cusp of a major reinvention with new models like the 2016 ATS-V and upcoming CT-6 sedan. While today's top Cadillac sedan, the XTS can command a price around $70,000 could Cadillac one day sell a car with a $250,000 price tag?
Ever since Ford revealed the new lighter 2015 F-150 one of the bigger discussions has been around what that would mean for its fuel economy specs. Ford has now revealed that the 2015 F-150 gets up to 26 mpg with the new 2.7L EcoBoost engine - making it the most fuel efficient full size gasoline-powered pickup.
Who doesn't love a good massage? Well now you can get one as you're driving down the road in the 2015 Cadillac XTS and Escalade. Cadillac has announced that both models are available with new massage seats for the driver and front passenger.
Even though the Los Angeles Auto Show kicked off this week, one car that was not at the show was the next-generation Chevy Volt. We have to wait until January to see the 2016 Volt, but Chevy did reveal part of the Volt's new face at a fan event in LA.
The 2015 Fiat 500X just had its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The 500X small crossover shares its platform with the Jeep Renegade and joins a growing list of new compact crossovers.
Acura is giving the 2016 ILX a much-needed refresh which debuted today at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The ILX is Acura's smallest model, which shares its platform with Honda Civic and thankfully the updates go a long way towards helping to differentiate the two models.
Lexus hasn't officially confirmed plans to build a confirmed plans to build a convertible version of the RC, but it has been rumored. Now we have a look at what the convertible may look like with the debut of the LF-C2 concept that debuted today at the LA Auto Show.
The Honda CR-V is set to become the best-selling SUV for the 10th year in a row and now Honda is hoping it can duplicate that success with the introduction of the 2016 HR-V. The HR-V joins a new growing class of compact SUVs that includes new entries like the Mazda CX-3, Jeep Renegade and Chevy Trax.
The "Maybach" name is officially back with the debut of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, which is debuting today at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Chrysler has revealed the updated 2015 Chrysler 300, which is having its debut today at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The changes aren't as dramatic as its cousin, the Dodge Charger received, but there are some small tweaks.
Volkswagen has released the pricing for "fastest and most powerful Golf ever," the 2015 Golf R, which starts at $37,415.
Ford has revealed the updates to the 2016 Ford Explorer, which is not only getting a facelift, but also a new 2.3L four-cylinder EcoBoost engine and a new Platinum trim level.
Audi has unveiled the Prologue concept, which previews the brand's future design language. It's been rumored that the Prologue concept is a preview of an upcoming Audi flagship, but Audi isn't confirming those rumors.
The compact crossover segment is growing at an insanely rapid pace with a bunch of new models like the Honda HR-V, Chevy Trax and Jeep Renegade being released this year. Mazda is also throwing its hat in the ring with the 2016 CX-3 that is debuting this week at the LA Auto Show.
As promised Cadillac has officially unveiled the hot version of the ATS, the 2016 ATS-V. The ATS-V is ready to go head to head with models like the BMW M3 and M4 with its 455-hp twin-turbocharged 3.6L V6 that accelerates it from 0-60 mph in a quick 3.9 seconds.
Last year Toyota and Nickelodeon teamed up to create a unique SpongeBob SquarePants themed Highlander and now the two companies have teamed up again. This time the two companies have teamed up to promote the 2015 Sienna and the upcoming film, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.
Yesterday Toyota officially dropped all the details for the 2016 Mirai fuel-cell vehicle. Everyone is jumping on the fuel-cell bandwagon and now it's being reported that BMW may tap its current relationship with Toyota for a fuel-cell vehicle for the i-sub brand.
Lexus has released two more teasers of the LF-C2 concept, which is going to have its world debut tomorrow at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The previous teasers gave us a look at the side profile of the LF-C2 convertible concept, but now we have our first look at the concept's face.
Wagon fans will love this! Volkswagen has unveiled the Golf R Variant, which is going to debut this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. With 296 horsepower on tap and standard all-wheel-drive the Golf R Variant isn't just another boring wagon.
Bentley has unveiled the Bentley Grand Convertible concept ahead of its debut this week at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Bentley isn't saying if it will produce the Grand Convertible concept, but did say, "We are eagerly awaiting the response of our customers to this car. We will ensure that this car - if it reaches the roads - will be a highly exclusive, extremely limited collector's piece."
Toyota has dropped all the details about the 2016 Mirai fuel-cell sedan that is going to arrive next year. We've already seen photos of it, but now Toyota has announced that the Mirai will have a price starting at $57,500 before any tax incentives.
Lincoln has announced the release of the new Black Label package for the 2015 MKC and MKZ, which adds unique interior design themes and an elevated Lincoln customer experience.
Lexus is going to reveal the new LF-C2 concept this week at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Last week Lexus released a teaser of the LF-C2 and now we have another "clearer" teaser that reveals that the concept is basically a near production convertible version of the RC Coupe.
Ford has unveiled the all-new Shelby GT350 Mustang, which is now currently the most powerful version of the latest Mustang. With a naturally aspirated 5.2L flat-plane crankshaft V8 it packs more than 500 horsepower - the most powerful naturally aspirated Ford production engine ever.
As expected, Toyota has officially announced the name of its upcoming 2016 fuel-cell vehicle, which will be called the Mirai. According to Toyota, Mirai, which means "future" in Japanese, represents a turning point for the automotive industry.
Last year Honda announced plans to introduce its new fuel-cell vehicle in 2015, but now Honda has revealed that those plans have been delayed until 2016. Also with the announcement of the delay, Honda has also revealed an updated version of the FCV concept, which previews the production version that will go on sale in Japan in March 2016.
Next week Audi is going to reveal a new concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Until now we've referred to it as the Audi A9 concept, but now the first photos and info have leaked - revealing the fact that it's actually called the Prologue concept.
Cadillac is set to unveil the 2016 ATS-V coupe and sedan next week at the LA Auto Show, but today Cadillac has revealed the ATS-V.R race car. The ATS-V.R takes the ATS-V coupe even further with 600 horsepower on tap and its FIA GT3 specifications.
Dodge has announced that the first batch of 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcats are on their way to dealerships. Dodge has already received more than 4,500 orders for the 707 horsepower Challenger.
Even though the third-generation Audi TT was originally unveiled earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show, the US-spec TT has not been revealed. Audi has announced that the all-new 2016 TT will have it's U.S. debut next week at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The Volkswagen GTI Roadster concept is going to have its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week. First seen at the Wörthersee festival in Austria in May, the GTI Roadster demonstrates the bandwidth of the MQB architecture that underpins the seventh-generation Golf.
John Edwards, the head of Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division has confirmed that the division is working on a line of more extreme off-road models.
When Aston Martin unveiled the ultra-luxurious Lagonda it disappointed fans by stating that it would only be sold in the Middle East. Now according to Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer, the Lagonda may eventually be offered in other markets.
Motor Trend has announced that the 2015 Volkswagen Golf family has received its Car of the Year award. The seventh-generation Golf family consists of the Golf 1.8T, Golf TDI, Golf GTI and e-Golf models.
Audi has announced that the updated 2016 A6 and A7 will have their U.S. debut at the LA Auto Show next week. Both the A6 and A7 models are getting a facelift with revised styling, engine updates and new tech features.
Volkswagen has reportedly approved the Golf R 400 for production. According to insiders that spoke with Car Magazine, the hottest and more powerful version of the Golf will enter production late next year.
It's been reported that Mercedes-Benz is going to update the naming structure of some of its models and now it's been confirmed. By 2020 Mercedes-Benz will have brought more than 30 models on to the market worldwide with eleven of them being new, which is why the brand needs to change its naming structure.
Galpin Auto Sports and Henrik Fisker are going to reveal the Rocket, "ultimate American muscle car" at the LA Auto Show. We do have this teaser photo of the Rocket, which is likely draws its roots from the Ford Mustang.
The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V is going to debut next week at the LA Auto Show, but the first photos of the coupe version have leaked out a bit early. Thankfully the ATS-V Coupelooks a lot more aggressive than the standard coupe.
Although we're a week away from the kick off of the 2014 LA Auto Show, Scion has been kind enough to release the first official photos of its iM concept car that is going to debut at the show.
Lexus has announced plans to reveal the new LF-C2 concept at the upcoming LA Auto Show next week. Lexus hasn't released any details other than this teaser photo, but hopefully the concept is a preview of the aged IS convertible.
The face of GMC is expected to change in the near future with the brand looking at the possibility of expanding its lineup.
Jeep is finally going to bring back the Grand Wagoneer, which is expected to arrive for the 2018 model year. According to Jeep global brand director Michael Manley the Grand Wagoneer will sit at the top of the Jeep lineup and will rival Range Rover.
Cadillac has released a teaser video of the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe, which is going to be revealed next week at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
In addition to unveiling the all-new Mazda CX-3 crossover at the upcoming LA Auto Show, Mazda is also expected to reveal a refreshed version of the CX-5. Mazda hasn't released any photos of the updated 2015 CX-5, but a few photo scans of the updated crossover have leaked online ahead of its debut.
Hyundai has revealed the refreshed 2015 Hyundai Azera at the Miami Auto Show. While the 2015 Azera doesn't look dramatically different than the 2014 model, the 2015 Azera did get a small nip and tuck.
Following yesterday's announcement about the upcoming McLaren Sports Series entry-level sports car, McLaren has now released the first official glimpse of the new car. Previously referred to as the P13, the Sports Series will be the lowest priced model in the McLaren lineup, but borrows many styling cues from the P1 and 650S.
This week at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Ford unveiled a new King Cobra package for the 2015 Mustang GT. At the show Ford Racing introduced a special 2015 Mustang GT built exclusively with Ford Racing performance parts.
GMC has announced that the 2015 Yukon Denali SUV is getting a new eight-speed automatic transmission. Both the Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali are now powered by a 420-hp 6.2-liter V-8 engine with a new Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed automatic transmission, which is more fuel-efficient than the Denali's previous six-speed automatic.
Volvo has unveiled the new limited-edition Volvo Ocean Race XC60 that is going to debut at the Miami Auto Show. The special edition XC60 pays tribute to the men and women that compete in the Volvo Ocean Race.
McLaren has confirmed plans to introduce a new entry-level sports car called the Sports Series. The entry-level model was previously referred to as the "P13" and will slot in below the 650S in the McLaren lineup.
Just a few months ago it was announced that production of the Tesla Model X crossover was being delayed until the second quarter of 2015, but now it's being delayed further. Tesla has announced that production is now delayed until the third quarter of 2015.
Even though just about every part of the 2015 Ford Edge is new, one thing is not. Ford has held the line on the pricing with the 2015 Edge keeping its same $28,995 starting price as the outgoing model.
Even though the U.S. just received the small Audi Q3 crossover, it's been on sale in Europe since 2011. Audi has revealed the revised Q3, which will go on sale will go on sale in Europe in early 2015, while the U.S. will probably see the revised Q3 as a 2016 model.
As predicted, Jaguar has unveiled a new all-wheel-drive version of the 2016 F-Type R Coupe, which is going to debut this month at the 2014 LA Auto Show. This is the first time that all-wheel-drive will be available in the F-Type lineup and thanks to the extra traction, the F-Type R Coupe AWD model reaches 60 mph in 3.9 seconds, 0.1 seconds faster than the RWD version.
The all-new 2015 Acura TLX has received the highest possible Top Safety Pick + award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The TLX received an acceptable rating in the Institute's small overlap front test, good ratings in four other crashworthiness evaluations and a superior rating for front crash prevention.
Audi has released another teaser of its A9 concept that is going to debut later this month at the LA Auto Show. In the new video, Audi's new chief designer Marc Lichte explains his love for past Audi's like the Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO and the first-generation A8 and TT coupe.
At first glance this Camry looks almost identical to the 2015 Camry that you'll find at your local Toyota dealership, but there's something hidden underneath. Toyota has turned the Camry into the ultimate "sleeper" by hiding a purpose-built 850 horsepower dragster under the Camry's skin.
Chevy is bringing two unique versions of the Corvette to this year's SEMA Show: a 2015 Stingray styled in collaboration with KISS front man Paul Stanley and a vintage third-generation Corvette built with NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson that features the 6.2L engine from the 2015 Corvette Stingray.
Mercedes-Benz is planning on introducing a new Metris midsize commercial van to the U.S. market in the fall of 2015. To preview the Metris, Mercedes-Benz is introducing "Mission Metris," a showcase of 4 new midsize Project Vans at SEMA 2014 in Las Vegas.
Ford has released a teaser video that confirms Ford's plans to reveal a new performance model on November 17th, a day before the kick off the 2014 LA Auto Show. Is this new model the much anticipated Mustang GT350?
Hyundai is giving the 2015 Accent a small facelift that includes styling and packaging updates.
Acura has announced that the all-new 2015 TLX will be a big part of its display at this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Acura is going to bring three versions of the new TLX to SEMA including the Galpin Auto Sports Acura TLX, which features custom exterior styling and chassis modifications by Galpin Auto Sports.
With the new Mercedes-Benz GLA crossover now rolling into showrooms it remains to be seen how many buyers gravitate towards the new compact crossover. Mercedes-Benz is now previewing another crossover that could be even smaller than the GLA with the new G-Code concept.
Chevy has partnered up with Motocross legend Ricky Carmichael to create the Colorado Performance concept for the SEMA Show. The Colorado Performance concept is meant to illustrate the lifestyle-supporting capability of the new midsize pickup truck that can hold Carmichael's motorcycle, mountain bike and the rest of his gear.
Chevy has unveiled the 2015 Camaro Commemorative Edition at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The latest special edition Camaro celebrates the final year of the fifth generation Camaro and goes on sale in the spring.
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