September 2015 Archives

Honda reveals its new fuel cell vehicle ahead of its debut in Tokyo

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Honda has revealed the production version of its new fuel cell vehicle ahead of its debut next month at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. Tentatively called the FCV, the concept borrows many styling cues from the concept version that debuted almost two years ago at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Mazda sports car concept teased ahead of its debut in Tokyo

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Mazda has announced that it is going to reveal a new sports car concept at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, which kicks off at the end of October. According to Mazda, the concept "is modern but maintains a sense of lineage and authenticity, appearing almost to condense Mazda's entire history of sports car development into a single model."

Tesla Model X can officially drive 257 miles on a single charge

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Now that the Tesla Model X electric crossover is finally here, we now know how far it can drive on a single charge. The EPA estimates that drivers will be able to drive the Tesla Model X 90D model up to 257 miles, while the more powerful P90D model will be able to drive up to 250 miles.

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Rennsport Reunion Edition debuts in Monterey

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Rennsport Reunion Edition

To celebrate the fifth Rennsport Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Porsche has unveiled the limited 911 Carrera GTS Rennsport Reunion Edition. The latest special edition 911 is going to be extremely limited, since Porsche is only planning on producing 25 units and the model will only be sold in North America.

Scion says gooodbye to the xB with the xB 686 Parklan Edition

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Scion is getting ready to say goodbye to the xB, but before it's gone, Scion is releasing one final special edition of the xB - the xB 686 Parklan Edition. Scion partnered with 686, the snowboard technical apparel company, to create the 2015 xB 686 Parklan Edition.

Tesla could have a 600-mile range EV by 2017 [VIDEO]

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk recently revealed that Tesla could soon have a 600-mile range electric car, which is a longer driving range than many gas powered vehicles. In an interview with Danish television, Musk stated that a 600-mile range Tesla could arrive by 2017 and that by 2020, the driving range could be even higher at 725 miles.

BMW X4 M40i leaked, powered by 355-hp six-cyl turbo

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The first photos of the BMW X4 M40i have leaked online ahead of the model's official debut. Bimmertoday has got its hands on the first batch of photos of the most powerful version of the X4 crossover, which is scheduled to debut in a few weeks.

2016 MINI Clubman priced at $24,950

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MINI has released the pricing for the 2016 Clubman, which will start at $24,950 for the base Cooper model, while the Cooper S version starts at $28,500. Compared to the last Clubman, the 2016 Clubman is now bigger with two full size rear doors, bringing the total number of doors to six.


2016 Chevy Silverado HD gets digital steering assist

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Chevy has announced the updates to the 2016 Silverado HD pickups, which now offer new technologies, like integrated cruise control, powertrain grade braking and diesel exhaust braking. A new digital steering assist power steering system also makes driving the big truck easier, since the system features electronic controls that enhance road holding and stability on the highway.

2016 Buick Cascada starts at $33,900

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It's been 25 years since Buick offered a convertible in the United States and the wait is over with the arrival of the 2016 Cascada. Buick has announced that when the Cascada arrives early next year, it will be priced at $33,900.

2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty debuts with an aluminum body and more tech

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Ford has unveiled the all-new 2017 F-Series Super Duty, which it says is "the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty truck lineup ever." The big news is that the new F-Series Super Duty now has an all-new high-strength steel frame, that's wrapped in a new aluminum-alloy body.

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Ford is going to auction a special one-of-a-kind 2016 Shelby GT350R Mustang on Saturday, September 26 with the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. The custom Mustang will be auctioned off at the Cattle Baron's Ball Auction.

2016 GMC Sierra Elevation Edition gets a new face

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The 2016 GMC Sierra Elevation Edition has been unveiled with some styling updates and new technology, like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

2017 Buick LaCrosse teased ahead of its debut at the LA Auto Show

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Buick has announced that the all-new 2017 LaCrosse is going to debut in November at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. Buick has released a teaser photo of the new LaCrosse, which is going to get some of the design cues from the Avenir concept.

2016 Nissan Altima adopts Nissan's 'Energetic Flow' design language

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The new Nissan Murano and Maxima were the first models in Nissan's lineup to debut with its new "Energetic Flow" design language and now Nissan is adding it to more of its models. Nissan has unveiled the updated 2016 Altima, which now sports the new exterior design language.

Apple's new electric car could arrive by 2019

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Rumors about a possible electric car from Apple have been circulating for a while and now The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has set a goal for the new car to arrive in 2019. According to the report, Apple has labeled the electric car as a "committed project."

Hyundai teases 700+ horsepower 2016 Tucson ahead of its SEMA debut

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Hyundai has a tradition of creating insanely powerful versions of its vehicles for the SEMA show in Las Vegas and this year won't disappoint, since Hyundai is going to debut a 700-hp version of the all-new 2016 Tucson. Built by Bisimoto Engineering, the special Tucson is the most powerful Tucson ever.

2016 Volkswagen Passat debuts with new styling

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The timing almost couldn't be worse for Volkswagen to reveal the restyled 2016 Passat. With all the news focusing on the diesel scandal, it may be a bit hard to focus on the updated Passat. Either way, VW has given the 2016 Passat a long list of upgrades, which includes new styling and more tech.

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Late last week news broke that Volkswagen has been using software on almost 500,000 diesel Volkswagen and Audi models to manipulate the EPA's emissions tests. The EPA and California Air Resources Board revealed that the software breached the Clean Air Act, which could bring heavy fines to the automaker and now VW's CEO has issued an apology.

Mercedes-Benz confirms Tesla Model S rival, could arrive by 2018

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Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that it is working on a new electric vehicle that will go head to head with the Tesla Model S. According to Thomas Weber, Daimler board member in charge of Mercedes-Benz car development, Mercedes-Benz will release a new electric vehicle in the next few years that will have a driving range between 250-310 miles.

Infiniti officially cancels the Q50 Eau Rouge

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It's been a while since we've heard anything about the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge and now we know why. Infiniti has officially killed the plans to produce the GT-R powered Q50 Eau Rouge.

2016 Infiniti QX50 priced at $35,445

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Infiniti has announced the pricing for the 2016 QX50 crossover, which now rides on a longer wheelbase - giving it more interior room. The 2016 QX50 starts at $35,445 for the rear-wheel drive version and $36,845 for the all-wheel drive version.

2016 Chevy SS gets a facelift

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Chevy is giving the 2016 SS a facelift. The changes are small, but it's great to see that Chevy continues to pay attention to its high performance sedan.

2016 Ford Focus RS: 350-hp, 0-62 mph in 4.7 secs, 165 mph top speed!

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Ford has released the specs that we've been waiting for - the 2016 Ford Focus RS packs 350 horsepower and 350 lb-ft. of torque under that hood!

2016 Honda Civic gets a dramatic remake!

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Honda has unveiled what it calls the most ambitious remake yet of the Civic. The all-new 2016 Civic is completely new from the ground up with a new platform, new engines, more features and a striking new exterior.

2017 Audi S4 brings 354-hp to Frankfurt

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Audi has unveiled the 2017 S4, which is debuting this week at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Based on the all-new A4, the S4 gets a revised 3.0L turbocharged V6 that generates 354 horsepower and 369 lb-ft. of torque.

Toyota's C-HR crossover concept gets one step closer to production

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Nearly every automaker is jumping into the growing compact crossover segment and now we can add Toyota to that list. Toyota has announced that it intends to produce the C-HR crossover concept that debuted last year at the Paris Motor Show.

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Just a year after the introduction of the all-new Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai has announced a bunch of upgrades to the 2016 Sonata. The seventh-generation Sonata heads into the new year with some minor styling updates, suspension upgrades and improved fuel economy on models equipped with the 2.4L engine.

Mazda Koeru concept debuts at the Frankfurt Motor Show

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Mazda has unveiled the new Koeru crossover concept today at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Designed under Mazda's latest Kodo design language, the Koeru concept is a sporty crossover that could previews the design of its future crossovers.

Nissan Gripz compact crossover concept debuts in Frankfurt

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Nissan has revealed the new Gripz compact crossover concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Designed by designers in Europe and Japan, Nissan says that the Gripz concept "blends the ability and practicality of a compact crossover with the excitement and performance of a sports car."

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Electric vehicles seem to be making all the headlines so far at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show and the VW group is part of the news with its new plug-in concepts. Audi has unveiled the e-tron quattro concept, which is a preview of its new electric SUV that is going to arrive in early 2018.

2017 Jaguar F-Pace debuts in Frankfurt, pricing starts at $41,985

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Jaguar has officially unveiled the 2017 F-Pace crossover at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The small crossover is Jaguar's first entry in the crowded crossover segment. The F-Pace was originally previewed with the C-X17 concept and thankfully the production version doesn't stray too far off from the concept.

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Infiniti is taking its model lineup down a size with the introduction of the 2017 Q30 compact hatchback, which is debuting this week at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Two years ago Infiniti previewed the Q30 in concept form, which has mostly made the transition to the production version.

Porsche Mission E concept sets its sights on the Tesla Model S

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Porsche looks like it's getting ready to go head to head with Tesla, since it just revealed the new Mission E electric car concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan grows up, will be offered with two wheelbases

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Volkswagen has unveiled the all-new Tiguan on the eve of the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The second-generation Tiguan is the first VW SUV to be based on the MQB platform as the SUV grows in almost every dimension.

2016 Chevy Camaro performance specs revealed

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Chevy has released all the performance specs for the all-new 2016 Camaro, which drops almost 400 pounds compared to the outgoing model.

Nissan Gripz crossover concept to debut this week in Frankfurt

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Last week Nissan announced plans to unveil a new crossover concept at this month's Frankfurt Motor Show and now it has a name. Nissan has released another teaser of the concept, which is called the Gripz concept.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet get two special editions

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Mercedes-Benz has introduced two new special edition models for the E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet - the Sport and V8 editions.

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport [REVIEW]

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Are you in the market for a midsize crossover? It's easily one of the most competitive segments, which explains why almost every automaker plays in it. Hyundai has been a player in the segment for years with the Santa Fe and with every new generation it continues to get better. The current generation Santa Fe was introduced back in 2012 and now three years later, it remains a top choice in the segment.

Mercedes-Benz IAA concept teased

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In addition to new models, like the C-Class Coupe and S-Class Cabriolet, Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to reveal a new concept car this week at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Called the IAA concept, the new design study is an extremely aerodynamic four-door coupe.

Next-Gen 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan teased, debuts this week in Frankfurt

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Volkswagen has released two official design sketches of the next-generation 2017 Tiguan, which is going to debut this week at the Frankfurt Motor Show. We've been waiting a long time for the new Tiguan and from these sketches you can see that the new one is heavily influenced by VW's previous crossover concepts.

2016 Honda Civic sits out in the open before its debut on Sept 16

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Honda has been trying to keep the all-new 2016 Civic under wraps until its official debut on September 16, but someone screwed up, since it was recently caught sitting outside on the street in Michigan. The guys over at CivicX have posted a few photos of the 2016 Civic that was spotted on the streets in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

2017 Cadillac XT5 photos released ahead of its debut in Dubai

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Following yesterday's teasers, Cadillac has now released the first full photos of the 2017 Cadillac XT5. The XT5 is the successor to the SRX and is slated to debut for the first time ever at the Dubai Motor Show in November.

2016 Chevy Malibu priced at $22,500

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Chevy has announced the pricing for the all-new 2016 Chevy Malibu, which will start at $22,500. Chevy is highlighting the fact that the 2016 Malibu starts at a lower price than many of its rivals, including the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion.

2016 Nissan Leaf gets 107-mile driving range

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The 2016 Nissan Leaf now has the longest driving range of any electric vehicle in its class, thanks to a new larger 30 kWh battery that gives it a driving range of 107 miles. It may not seem like a lot, but that's a longer driving range than the Leaf's rivals, like the VW e-Golf, BMW i3 and Fiat 500e.

Cadillac releases the first photos of the 2017 XT5 crossover

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Cadillac is going to officially reveal the 2017 XT5 crossover in November at the Dubai Motor Show, but Cadillac has decided to release a few photos a bit early.

Hyundai reveals the all-new Avante aka Elantra in South Korea

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Hyundai has unveiled the all-new Avante in South Korea, which will wear the familiar Elantra badge when it goes on sale in the U.S. The all-new Elantra features an evolution of the Fluidic Sculpture design language, which is now more refined and simpler than before.

2016  VW GTI Clubsport

VW is getting ready to celebrate the iconic GTI's 40th birthday in 2016 and to celebrate the big birthday, VW has unveiled the new GTI Clubsport. The GTI Clubsport was originally unveiled as a concept earlier this year, but the production version is going to debut this month at the Frankfurt Motor Show as the most powerful production GTI yet.

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Toyota has officially unveiled the much anticipated all-new fourth-generation 2016 Prius at an event in Las Vegas. The new Prius is the first vehicle based on Toyota's New Global Architecture and as predicted has a ten percent fuel economy improvement over the current model.

2017 Cadillac XT5 to debut in Dubai this November

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Cadillac has confirmed plans to the replacement for the SRX crossover - the 2017 XT5, at the Dubai Motor Show in November. The SRX is the best-selling vehicle in Cadillac's lineup, so there's a lot riding on the introduction of the XT5, this fall.

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Bentley has pulled the wraps off the Bentayga SUV, which it bills as the "fastest, most powerful, most luxurious and most exclusive SUV in the world." It's been three years since Bentley revealed the EXP 9 F concept, which was a preview of the Bentayga. Is the world now ready for a Bentley SUV?

Rolls-Royce Dawn officially debuts ahead of its debut in Frankfurt

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Rolls-Royce has unveiled the new Dawn convertible ahead of its world debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Although it's styling does look familiar, Rolls-Royce bills the Dawn as "the sexiest Rolls-Royce ever built."


Nissan teases a new crossover concept

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Nissan has released a teaser photo of a new crossover concept that it is going to reveal at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. Nissan hasn't released any details about the concept, other than stating, "What if Nissan created a new way to feel driving excitement?"

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Porsche has revealed the updates to the 2017 911 Carrera and Carrera S models, which are going to debut this month in Frankfurt. The updates include a restyled exterior, new turbocharged engines, chassis updates and the new Porsche Communication Management System that comes with Apple CarPlay.

The Bentley Bentayga easily hits 187 mph in this latest video

Bentley-Bentayga- Exploring the limits of performance

Bentley has released another teaser of the upcoming Bentayga SUV, which will be officially unveiled later this month in Frankfurt. In this latest teaser, Bentley is out to prove that the Bentayga will easily hold the title as the "fastest SUV in the world."

Jaguar F-Pace previewed ahead of its debut in Frankfurt

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Jaguar has released the first teaser photo of its new F-Pace SUV, which is going to debut later this month at the Frankfurt Motor Show. We've seen the F-Pace in concept form and several prototypes, but this is our first look at the production version.

Elon Musk confirms Tesla Model 3 to debut in March

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Tesla's CEO has announced via Twitter that it's much anticipated entry-level model, the Model 3, is going to be revealed in March. It's expected that the Model 3 will debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Following its debut in March, Tesla will start taking reorders for the Model 3.

2017 Kia Sportage interior revealed

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We're getting close to the kick off of the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show and this year Kia's big reveal is the all-new fourth-generation Sportage. Last week Kia revealed the 2017 Sportage's exterior and now Kia has revealed the new Sportage's upgraded interior.

Aston Martin DB9 GT Bond Edition arrives for 'Spectre' debut

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The latest James Bond movie Spectre is going to hit the big screen in a few months and although you won't be able to buy the Aston Martin DB10 that was made for the film, there is another Aston Martin Bond car that you can buy. Called the DB9 GT Bond Edition, the special Aston Martin celebrates the launch of the new film.

Tesla Model X revealed, reserve one now for $133,200

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The Tesla Model X is finally about to arrive in the hands of those people that placed their reservation for the electric SUV when it was first revealed three years ago. Tesla still hasn't officially revealed the production version, but the online configurator for the Model X has powered up - giving us a look at the production version of the Model X Signature.

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet drops its top

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Mercedes-Benz has officially unveiled the 2017 S-Class Cabriolet, which is going to debut in two weeks at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The new S-Class Cabriolet is the fourth variant of the current S-Class family in the U.S. market and the first open-top flagship four-seater from Mercedes-Benz since 1971.

Infiniti teases the 2016 Q30's interior

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Infiniti is going to reveal the Q30 hatchback later this month at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but Infiniti has decided to give us an early peek at its interior now.

2017 Chrysler Town & Country will have foot-operated doors [Spy Shots]

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Several SUVs have rear tailgates that open with the swift kick of a foot underneath the rear bumper and now its being reported that Chrysler is going to take the technology a step further. A new report claims that the 2017 Town & Country minivan will get foot-operated rear sliding doors.

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