August 2015 Archives

Chevy produces the 10-millionth Malibu

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After 51 years, Chevy has an important milestone to celebrate - the production of the 10 millionth Malibu. Introduced back in 1964, the Malibu took its name from the famous California city and was introduced as an "intermediate" car that found many buyers, since Chevy sold more than 370,000 units in its first year.

2017 Volvo S90 previewed thanks to scale model

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The Volvo S90 is scheduled to go on sale sometime next year, but Volvo has yet to reveal the S80 replacement. Now photos of a scale model of the Volvo S90 have leaked. 1:43 scale versions of the S90 were posted on a Chinese website.

2016 Toyota Prius caught undisguised ahead of its debut on Sept. 8!

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Toyota is going to reveal the all-new fourth-generation Prius on September 8, but two photos of the new Prius have surfaced.

2017 Hyundai Elantra photos leaked

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Hyundai is prepping an all-new Avante/ Elantra and although Hyundai has released a few teasers of the new sedan, we now have our first unofficial look at it, thanks to a few photos that have leaked online.

2016 Subaru BRZ gets lower price and new touchscreen

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Subaru has announced the updates to the 2016 BRZ, which now has a $300 lower starting price at $26,190 after the destination fees. There aren't any big updates to the 2016 BRZ, other than the now standard 6.2-inch multimedia system and a rear camera.

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Summer is almost over, but that isn't stopping Smart from debuting its new ForTwo Cabrio that is going to debut next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Based on the ForTwo Coupe, the convertible version retains the same formula as the last model with retractable canvas roof design that retains the hatchback's B-pillars.

Here's another look at the Infiniti Q30 hatchback

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Infiniti has released another photo of the Q30 hatchback ahead of its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

2017 Kia Sportage photos released

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Kia has released the first official photos of the all-new Sportage, which is going to debut next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Ford may bring the Ranger back to the U.S.

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The Ford Ranger pickup left the U.S. in 2011, but Ford still sells the midsize pickup in almost 200 markets around the world. According to a new report, Ford is having discussions with the UAW about bringing the Ranger back to the U.S.

2017 Jaguar F-Pace borrows tech from the F-Type [VIDEO]

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Jaguar believes that its first crossover - the F-Pace, may look like an SUV on the outside, but underneath it borrows many technologies from the F-Type sports car. Jaguar says that "we haven't made any compromises or exceptions: the new F-Pace had to be a true Jaguar and had to deliver the dynamics DNA."

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet teased again

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Mercedes-Benz has released another teaser photo of the S-Class Cabriolet, which is going to debut next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show. As its name suggests, the S-Class Cabriolet is based on the S-Class Coupe and according to Mercedes-Benz, it will be "most comfortable cabriolet in the world."


Honda CR-Z to get one more refresh, leaked photos surface

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It looks like the Honda CR-Z hybrid is going to get another refresh and a few photos of the refreshed hybrid have surfaced online ahead of its debut.

2016 Honda Pilot gets Top Safety Pick+ rating

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Honda has announced that the all-new 2016 Pilot SUV has received the highest safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. When it's equipped with the optional Honda Sensing front crash prevention technology, the 2016 Pilot has a Top Safety Pick+ rating.

2016 Chevy Camaro priced at $26,695

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Chevy has released the pricing for the all-new 2016 Camaro, which starts at $26,695 for the Camaro 1LT, while the Camaro SS starts at $37,295. The 2016 Camaro will return in both coupe and convertible body styles, but with a simplified model lineup with just two models (LT and SS) and four trim levels (1LT, 2LT, 1SS, and 2SS).

2017 Kia Sportage photos leaked

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Kia is going to reveal the all-new 2017 Sportage next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but a batch of official photos have already leaked online.

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor-Prototype-Test

We are still about a year away until the arrival of the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, but Ford's engineers are hard at work trail testing prototypes. Ford has released this video of an early prototype climbing two track trails in Northern Michigan.


All-New 2017 Hyundai Elantra teased

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Hyundai is pretty close to revealing the all-new 2017 Elantra/ Avante, but before the automaker does that, Hyundai has released a batch of renderings depicting the new sedan. The photos you see here show the Korea-spec Avante, but the Elantra will be virtually identical when it arrives in the U.S.

Next-Gen 2016 Toyota Prius to debut on Sept 8

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Toyota has announced that the all-new fourth-generation Toyota Prius is going to be revealed on September 8. It's been seven years since the current Prius was introduced, but now its finally time to redo the best-selling hybrid as sales have started to decline.

2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe unveiled, arrives next summer

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Mercedes-AMG has unveiled what it calls the "sportiest C-Class ever" - the 2017 C63 Coupe. With a 4.0L biturbo V8 engine that generates 463-hp in standard trim or 503-hp in the C63 S, the C63 Coupe has its eyes set on the BMW M4, Cadillac ATS-V and Lexus RC F.

Audi e-tron quattro concept teased ahead of its Frankfurt debut

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Audi has released a batch of teaser images that preview the new e-tron quattro concept that is going to debut next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The concept is a preview of the new Q6 crossover coupe, which will also be offered in an electric version that will take on the Tesla Model X.

Aston Martin gets into EVs: Electric Rapide and DBX confirmed

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Aston Martin has confirmed plans to build an all electric version of the Rapide sedan, which should arrive sometime around 2017. Andy Palmer, Aston Martin's CEO confirmed the plans last weekend at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe leaked ahead of its debut in Frankfurt

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Photos of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe have leaked out just days after Mercedes-Benz officially revealed the standard-spec C-Class Coupe. Mercedes-Benz will likely unveil the C63 Coupe soon, ahead of its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month.

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser gets a facelift

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Toyota's iconic SUV - the Land Cruiser, is getting a facelift for the 2016 model year that includes styling updates, a new transmission and more technology. For starters everything from the A-pillar forward is new. The 2016 Land Cruiser's front bumper, grille, headlights and hood have been redesigned. As you move back you'll see new alloy wheels, restyled taillights and a redesigned rear bumper.

2015 Ford Focus ST performance upgrade gives it 275-hp

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Ford Performance has announced a new upgrade kit for the 2015 Focus ST, which bumps up the stock 2.0L four-cylinder engine's power to 275-hp and 296 lb-ft. of torque, 23 more horsepower and 26 lb-ft. of torque than the stock version.

2016 Toyota Tacoma starts at $24,200

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Toyota has announced the pricing for the 2016 Toyota Tacoma pickup, which now boasts a more rugged exterior, a more modern interior and a new V6.

The Taurus may disappear again from Ford's U.S. lineup

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Just a few months ago Ford unveiled a new Taurus, but there was a catch - this new Taurus was only designed for the Chinese market. So what lies in store for the Taurus sold on our shores? The Taurus has already disappeared once from Ford's U.S. lineup and there's a chance that the Taurus could disappear again in the not too distant future.

All-New 2017 Kia Sportage teased

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Kia has released a few teaser sketches of the all-new 2017 Kia Sportage, which is going to debut next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The all-new fourth-generation Sportage will feature a bolder design than the current model and an even more refined interior.

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When Acura unveiled the new NSX earlier this year, Acura said that it was expected to go on sale by the end of the year. Now it's being reported that production has been delayed until next spring, which means the new NSX will arrive as a 2017 model.

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Mercedes-Benz has released a single teaser photo of the upcoming S-Class Cabriolet, which is going to debut next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The S-Class Cabriolet will feature a folding fabric roof and room for up to four passengers.

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It's already been a year since the BMW M4 debuted and now BMW is previewing the higher performance M4 GTS as a concept at the Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance in Monterey, California. When the M4 GTS arrives it will be the first special edition version of the latest M3/M4 models.

2016 Lexus GS 200t debuts at Pebble Beach

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Following the debut of the 2016 Lexus GS F earlier this year, Lexus has now unveiled the updates to the rest of the 2016 GS range. The biggest update is the introduction of the new GS 200t, which is powered by the same 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder as the IS and NX models.

2016 Lexus LX 570 gets a dramatic new face

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Lexus has unveiled the heavily revised 2016 LX 570 SUV, which is getting a dramatic makeover, which is highlighted by the in your face Lexus spindle grille. Lexus says that nearly every part of the LX 570's exterior has been redesigned with the exception of the door panels.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe revealed, goes on sale next spring

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Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off the all-new 2017 C-Class C300 and C300 4Matic Coupe. Looking like a mini S-Class Coupe, borrows many of the same sexy styling cues that make the S-Class Coupe so great.

2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition debuts at Pebble Beach

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Infiniti has unveiled the 2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition that is debuting this week at at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The Q70 Premium Select Edition adds dark chrome trim, a darkened lower rear bumper, a rear spoiler and unique 20-inch wheels and unique Graphite or Stone semi-aniline leather seats.

Highways England wireless charging

Imagine how cool it would be to drive an electric vehicle without ever having to worry about stopping to charge it. The technology sounds out of this world, but it could soon become a reality, since Highways England has announced that it will soon start testing in-road wireless charging technology. The technology would charge electric vehicles wirelessly from under the road's surface - allowing EVs to be driven longer distances without having to stop and charge the car's battery.

2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang configurator

Ford has released the pricing for the 2016 Shelby GT350 Mustang and the GT350R, which you can now build on Ford's online configurator. The Shelby GT350 Mustang starts at $47,795, while the GT350R starts at $61,295. Both prices are before the $900 destination fee.

Bentley Bentayga leaked thanks to a diecast model

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Bentley is expected to reveal the Bentayga SUV next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but photos of a 1/18 scale diecast model may have just given the SUV an early reveal. The Bentayga will be Bentley's first-ever SUV and thankfully the Bentayga has ditched many of the awkward styling cues from the EXP 9 F concept that previewed it.

Honda may bring the S660 to the U.S.

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Honda is reportedly mulling the idea of offering the small S660 convertible to the U.S. according to John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda. With a footprint that is two feet shorter than the Mazda Miata MX-5, the S660 convertible is considered a mini car in Japan.

Hyundai Vision G Coupe Concept

Hyundai has just unveiled the HCD-16 "Vision G" coupe concept at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Hyundai says that the concept previews the inspiration for its future premium products, but stops short of saying if it previews the next-generation Genesis Coupe.

Infiniti confirms Q30, QX30 and Q60 Coupe to arrive in 2016

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Infiniti has revealed some of its future production plans, which includes the introduction of the compact 2017 Q30 and QX30 models, in addition to the all-new Q60 Coupe. The Q30 and QX30, which were previewed in concept form, will go on sale in late spring/ early summer 2016, while the Q60 Coupe will go on sale by the fall.

Is Toyota going to unveil a new small crossover in Geneva?

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The subcompact crossover segment is growing insanely fast with the introduction of models, like the Chevy Trax, Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3. Toyota may soon jump into the segment with a new smaller crossover that could debut as early as the next Geneva Motor Show in March.

Hyundai and Kia to introduce several electrified models by 2018

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With the exception of the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima hybrids and the Kia Soul EV, Hyundai and Kia haven't really played very much in the "green" segment, but that's about to change. It's being reported that between the 2016 and 2018 model years, Hyundai and Kia are going to introduce four hybrids, two plug-in hybrids and an electric car in the U.S.

2016 Lexus LX 570 facelift leaked again

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Lexus has yet to reveal the updates to the 2016 LX 570, but an undisguised LX 570 was recently caught. The newest photos reveal that the 2016 LX 570 is going to get an updated front and rear fascia with the front getting a more aggressive version of the Lexus spindle grille.

2016 Honda Accord Coupe facelift revealed

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Last month Honda unveiled the updated 2016 Honda Accord Sedan, but we've had to wait a few weeks to see the official photos of the updated Coupe. The styling changes aren't huge, but they do make the 2016 Accord look a bit more aggressive.

Tesla reveals a cool robotic snake charger prototype [VIDEO]

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Tesla has released a video that shows off a new charging prototype for the Model S. The prototype is a robotic metal snake that can automatically plug into the charging port on the Model S.

Mazda Koeru concept may preview a crossover coupe

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BMW and Mercedes-Benz continue to expand the scope of the crossover segment with the introduction of coupe-like crossovers, like the BMW X4/ X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLC/ GLE models. It's only a matter of time until non-luxury brands jump on the bandwagon and now Mazda may be preparing a rival. Mazda has released a preview of the new Koeru concept, which may preview a sportier alternative to the CX-5.

Elon Musk confirms Tesla Model X is almost here

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It's taken quite a while, but Tesla's CEO Elon Musk has announced that the Model X SUV is set to debut in September. In an official letter, Musk discussed the status of the Model X and that the Tesla is currently "building more validation vehicles, executing final engineering and testing work, enabling our new manufacturing equipment and finalizing arrangements with our suppliers."

2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid priced at $38,825

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Audi has released the pricing for its first plug-in hybrid, the 2016 A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid, which will start at $38,825 when it arrives later this year. The A3 e-tron is eligible for several federal and state tax incentives, including a $4,168 federal tax credit.

Audi S8 Plus debuts with 605 horsepower

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Audi has just unveiled a new version of the A8, the S8 Plus, which is powered by a 605 horsepower 4.0L V8 that gives it a 0-62 mph time of 3.8 seconds. The new range topping S8 Plus also has a top speed of 189.5 mph.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 starts at $39,875

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Mercedes-Benz has released the pricing for the 2016 GLC300 and GLC300 4MATIC SUV that is going to arrive in showrooms in November. Pricing for the GLC300 starts at $39,875, but if you need the all-wheel-drive capability of the GLC300 4MATIC it starts at $41,875 after the destination charges.

2016 VW Jetta gets a new 1.4L Turbo

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VW has announced that the 2016 VW Jetta now features a new 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that replaces the old naturally aspirated 2.0L engine in the S model and the 1.8T in the SE model. With 150 horsepower on tap, the new 1.4L generates 35 more horsepower than the old 2.0L engine, but at the same time it's up to 13 percent more fuel efficient.

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Chevy has revealed two new special versions of the 2016 Colorado pickup - the Colorado Midnight Edition and Z71 Trail Boss. Both models are meant to add some new bolder options to the Colorado lineup. According to Chevy, the Midnight Edition is design for the city, while the Z71 Trail Boss lives up to its name by being designed for a less civilized environment.

2016 Chevy Volt can officially drive 53 miles in EV mode

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Chevy has announced that the all-new 2016 Chevy Volt can travel up to 53 miles in electric mode, which is nearly a 40 percent improvement over the first-generation Volt. The EPA has also certified that the new Volt has a combined rating of 106 MPGe.

2016 Honda Odyssey gets a new SE model

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Honda has announced the updates to the 2016 Odyssey with the biggest update being the introduction of a new SE model that comes standard with a rear entertainment system, SiriusXM satellite radio and the HondaVAC.

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