October 2015 Archives

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Scion has unveiled the limited-edition 2016 Scion FR-S Release Series 2.0, which adds more luxurious features like leather seats and HID headlights.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS leaked

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Mercedes-Benz is working on an update for its full-size GL SUV, which will also see its name change to GLS as part of the automaker's new naming structure. Mercedes-Benz hasn't revealed the new GLS, which is expected as a 2017 model, but a few brochure scans have leaked online.

2016 Honda Civic Sedan [REVIEW]

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What we have here is the all-new tenth generation 2016 Honda Civic, which is new from the ground up as Honda attempts to bring the Civic back to its roots. With the current generation Civic, Honda somewhat lost its way when it decided to bring a de-contented and quite stale looking Civic to market in 2012. After a quick refresh the Civic did improve a bit, but not to levels that would satisfy diehard Honda fans. With the introduction of the 2016 Civic, Honda has gone back to the drawing board to make a Civic that will not only win over would be Corolla and Focus buyers, but will hopefully satisfy some of Honda's loyal fans.

Mazda to debut MX-5 Spyder and Speedster concepts at SEMA

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Mazda wants to showcase the lightweight performance of the all-new MX-5 and next week at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Mazda is going to unveil the MX-5 Spyder concept and MX-5 Speedster concept.

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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its latest concept, the Vision Tokyo at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The concept looks similar to the F 015 Luxury in Motion concept that debuted earlier this year, but its van-like styling and lounge interior are designed to appeal to a younger generation.

Kia Forte Koup Mud Bogger concept heads to SEMA

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Kia has announced plans to reveal six new concepts next week at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, one of which will be the Forte Koup Mud Bogger that you see here. Kia says that the concept is meant to represent the adventurous side of the American South and the joy of getting dirty on four wheels.

Lexus LF-FC concept previews the next-gen LS in Tokyo

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Lexus has revealed the LF-FC concept at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The flagship concept previews the design and technology that we will see when the next-generation LS arrives.

Subaru Impreza 5-Door concept debuts in Tokyo

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Subaru is previewing the next-generation Impreza with the Impreza 5-Door concept that is debuting this week at the Tokyo Motor Show. The concept not only previews the next-generation Impreza, but also the design direction of all of Subaru's future models.

2017 Porsche Macan GTS debuts with 360-hp

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Porsche has unveiled the 2017 Macan GTS, which borrows the 3.0L twin-turbocharged V6 from the Macan S, but dials up the performance with 360-hp and 369 lb-ft. of torque. The Macan GTS also gets a reengineered suspension, unique GTS-specific exterior and interior appointments, and new connectivity options.

Mazda RX-VISION concept debuts in Tokyo. The rotary is back!

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Mazda has unveiled its newest concept, the RX-VISION at the Tokyo Motor Show. Although its wrapped in a very sexy exterior, the even more exciting fact is that it is powered by a new rotary engine. According to Mazda, the rotary engine is a symbol of the company's "never-stop-challenging" spirit.

2016 Audi A8 L 4.0T Sport revealed with 450-hp

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Audi has revealed the new 2016 A8 L 4.0T Sport, which is powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 with 450-hp, 15 more horsepower than the previous 4.0T model.

2016 Chevy Camaro is on its way to dealers

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Chevy has announced that it will officially start shipping the all-new 2016 Camaro to dealers by the end of this week, which means that the first models will arrive in dealers by mid-November.

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It's been 25 years since Acura introduced the original NSX and now Acura is finally getting ready to release an all-new NSX for 2017. Acura unveiled the new NSX earlier this year in Detroit, but at the time Acura did not release the specs for the hybrid supercar.

2015 Subaru Legacy [REVIEW]

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The Subaru Legacy has become the forgotten family sedan. Currently, the Legacy is outsold by every other mainstream mid-sizer on the market. To gain some insight as to why, Subaru went straight to customers and found the key issues with the car were its exterior styling, interior quality and lackluster infotainment system.

Mercedes-Benz teases Vision Tokyo autonomous concept

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Mercedes-Benz has released a teaser of its new Vision Tokyo concept, which is going to debut later this week at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Honda Desert Race Truck to preview the 2017 Ridgeline at SEMA

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Honda has announced that it is going to reveal a new Ridgeline Desert Race Truck concept at the upcoming 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The truck is a preview of the next-generation 2017 Ridgeline that is going to debut next year.

2016 MINI Cooper Convertible revealed, will go on sale in March

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MINI has revealed the next generation MINI CooperConvertible, which will arrive in the U.S. by March 2016, just in time for warmer weather. The soft-top convertible has room for up to four passengers and now offers a choice of 11 exterior colors including the new Caribbean Aqua, which harkens back to the classic MINI color palette.

Audi RS 6 Avant and RS 7 get 605-hp performance upgrade

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Audi has unveiled new "performance" versions of the RS 6 Avant and RS 7, which bumps the power from the 4.0L engine to 605 horsepower and 516 lb-ft. of torque. If you want more power, an overboost function will temporarily boost the available torque up to 553 lb-ft.

Aston Martin RapidE electric concept revealed

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Aston Martin has revealed the new RapidE concept, which is a preview of the fully-electric Rapide sedan that is scheduled to arrive sometime around 2017.

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October 21, 2015 is a significant date, since it was the futuristic date introduced in Back to the Future Part II. In addition to kicking off sales of the Mirai, Toyota has also re-created Marty McFly's Toyota truck to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the trilogy.

Honda kicks off production of the all-new 2016 Civic

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Honda has announced that production of the all-new 2016 Civic sedan has kicked off at its plant in Alliston, Ontario. The completely revamped Civic sedan will arrive in showrooms next month with a starting price set at $19,475.

New Lexus concept will preview the next-gen LS in Tokyo

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Lexus is going to reveal a new concept at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, which Lexus says is its vision of progressive luxury. The concept is also expected to be a preview of the next-generation LS.

Hyundai previews the Tucson 'Adventuremobile'

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Hyundai has previewed another version of the 2016 Tucson that it is going to reveal next month at the SEMA Show. Dubbed the "Adverturemobile," the unique Tucson comes to life thanks to John Pangilinan, a tuner known for creating vehicles that blur the lines between lifestyle and automotive.

2017 Volvo V90 leaked

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Here's your first look at the upcoming Volvo V90 wagon, which has been revealed thanks to a few photos of a scale model. Next year Volvo is going to release two new models, the S90 sedan, which has also been revealed as a scale model, which will then be followed by the V90.

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Cadillac has announced the introduction of the Crystal White Frost Edition for all three of its new high-performance V-Series models - the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe and Sedan, and the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan.

2016 Honda Civic starts at $19,475, 1.5L turbo rated at 42 mpg

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Honda has released the pricing and the specs for the all-new 2016 Civic sedan, which is going to go on sale next month. Pricing for the 2016 Civic starts at $19,475 for the base LX with a six-speed manual. Add a CVT and the LX price jumps to $20,275.

2016 VW Passat priced at $22,440

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VW has released the pricing for the restyled 2016 Passat, which starts at $22,440. Even though the starting price is the same as the outgoing model, VW has added a host of new standard features that it says represent a $1,315 value over the 2015 Passat.

Dodge Viper to end production in 2017

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It's being reported that the Dodge Viper may soon disappear, since it's being reported that the sports car will end production in 2017. Automotive News is reporting that the Viper's fate was sealed in Fiat Chrysler's new contract with the UAW.

Volvo announces plans to introduce an electric car by 2019

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Volvo has already announced plans to add plug-in hybrid versions of its new models, but now Volvo has confirmed that it will introduce a fully electric car by 2019. As part of this new strategy, Volvo said it expects electrified vehicles to account for up to 10 percent of total car sales in the medium term.

Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG 4Matic revealed

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Mercedes-Benz has revealed its latest AMG model, the GLE 450 AMG 4Matic. The GLE 450 AMG is the third AMG sport model after the C 450 AMG and GLE 450 AMG Coupe.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Back to Future and to celebrate the iconic movie, Toyota is bringing actors Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd together to showcase its future, the Toyota Mirai fuel-cell vehicle. October 21, 2015 - the futuristic date first introduced in Back to the Future Part II is also the official on-sale date of Toyota Mirai.

2016 Kia Optima priced at $21,840

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Kia has announced the pricing for the all-new 2016 Optima, which will start at $21,840 for the base LX with the 2.4L engine. The 2016 Optima will be offered in five trim levels - LX, LX 1.6T, EX, SX and SXL.

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It's finally here! BMW has officially unveiled the 2016 BMW M2, which is going to arrive in the spring of 2016.

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Ferrari has unveiled the new F12tdf, which it says pays tribute to the Tour de France endurance race that Ferrari dominated in the 1950s and 1960s, especially the 1956 250 GT Berlinetta.

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Toyota has released more details about the all-new 2016 Prius following its official introduction last month. The all-new fourth-generation Prius will be powered by the same 1.8L four-cylinder engine, but it's been reworked to help the Prius have the highest fuel economy of any vehicle without a plug.

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Ford has released more info about the highly anticipated 2016 Focus RS that is scheduled to enter production later this year. With 350 horsepower and 350 lb-ft. of torque on tap, the Focus RS is ready to take on models like the VW Golf R, Subaru WRX STI and Honda Civic Type R.

Hyundai previews the 500-hp Veloster Turbo R-Spec ahead of SEMA

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Hyundai has teamed up with Blood Type Racing Inc. to create a one-off Veloster, called the Veloster Turbo R-Spec, which is going to debut next month at SEMA.

Another scale model shows off the 2017 Volvo S90

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Volvo has yet to release any photos about the S80's replacement, the 2017 S90, but a new batch of low-resolution pictures of a 1/43 scale model have surfaced. The S80 has been on the market for almost a decade, so its replacement, the S90 is long overdue.

Chevy introduces performance parts for the 2016 Camaro

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The 2016 Chevy Camaro hasn't even rolled into showrooms yet, but when it does arrive this fall, buyers will be able to choose from a new line of accessories and performance parts for their Camaro.

2017 Lincoln Continental to debut at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show

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Lincoln Marketing Manager Imran Jalal has confirmed that the 2017 Lincoln Continental is going to debut in January at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. Earlier this year, Lincoln released a concept version of the new Continental, but Jahal has confirmed even more information about Lincoln's new big sedan.

2016 Cadillac ATS and CTS get a new 3.6L V6

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Cadillac has announced that the 2016 ATS and CTS models are going to be offered with a new 3.6L V6 engine.

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Mitsubishi has revealed its eX electric compact crossover concept ahead its debut later this month at the Tokyo Motor Show. On the outside, the concept exhibits Mitsubishi's new Dynamic Shield design language and under the skin, it's powered by two electric motors and a lithium-ion battery that give the SUV a 250 mile driving range.

Toyota is bringing three new concepts to the Tokyo Motor Show

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Toyota has announced plans to reveal three new concept vehicles at this year's Tokyo Motor Show. According to Toyota, this year's concepts represent the development and commercialization of groundbreaking new technologies, others seek to explore and strengthen the emotional bond between car and driver.

Elon Musk tweets about Tesla Model Y, then deletes the tweet

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Last Friday Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to answer many questions about the Model X crossover. One of the questions centered around the upcoming Model 3 and if it would too have the same Falcon wing doors as the Model X. "Not gonna lie, I'd sell my soul to @elonmusk for one. Please tell me the Model III crossover will have these doors!", stated AwesomelyOZ. Musk's response, "there will be a Model 3 and a Model Y. One of the two will."

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Targa 4 get turbocharged

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Following the introduction of the refreshed 2017 911 Carrera and Carrera S models, Porsche has unveiled the updated Carrera 4 and Targa 4 models. Both models are powered by a bi-turbocharged 3.0L six-cylinder engine that generates 370-hp in the standard version, while the S models up the output to 420-hp.

Subaru VIZIV Future and Impreza 5-Door concepts to debut in Tokyo

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Subaru has announced plans to reveal two new concepts at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, which kicks off later this month - the VIZIV Future concept and Impreza 5-Door concept. Subaru also plans to show off four new production models at the show.

2016 Honda CR-V Special Edition introduced

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Last year Honda gave the 2015 CR-V an extensive refresh with a new engine, improved styling and more features. Now for the 2016 model year, the CR-V is getting a new Special Edition trim level that is positioned above the base LX trim.

2016 BMW M4 GTS debuts with Water Injection System and 493-HP

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BMW has unveiled the most powerful M4 yet - the 2016 M4 GTS. The M4 GTS is the ultimate M4 for the track thanks to its new innovative water injection system that boosts power to 493 horsepower and its track ready chassis. BMW says that the M4 GTS recently recorded a lap time of 7 minutes 28 seconds around the legendary Nürburgring-Nordschleife.

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport to debut at the LA Auto Show

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Porsche is bringing a new racing version of the Cayman GT4 to this year's LA Auto Show - the Cayman GT4 Clubsport. Using the Cayman GT4 as its base, the Cayman GT4 Clubsport gets a double clutch transmission, lighter suspension and beefier brakes.

Scion teases a new concept car ahead of its debut in LA

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Following the introduction of the 2016 Scion iA and iM models, Scion has now confirmed that it is working on a third all-new model. Scion is going to preview this new model in concept form at the upcoming LA Auto Show next month, but for now we have this teaser.

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While automakers try to find new alternatives to steel, here's one material that we didn't see coming. Lexus has revealed an IS sedan that is made entirely out of cardboard. The best part is even though it's made out of 1,700 sheets of cardboard, the unique IS also has an electric motor that makes it drivable.

Nissan Teatro for Dayz concept is a smartphone on wheels

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Nissan has revealed one of its latest concepts, the Teatro for Dayz, which is going to debut at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. It's no secret that the newest generation of drivers have less interest in cars than older generations, so Nissan is presenting the Teatro for Dayz concept, which is an attempt to appeal to a new generation.

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Mitsubishi is ready to say goodbye to the iconic Lancer Evolution with the limited-production 2015 Lancer Evolution Final Edition. After ten generations - three of which were sold in the U.S., Mitsubishi is sending the Lancer Evolution off with 1,600 numbered Final Edition models.

Honda's 'Baby NSX' to arrive by 2018 with 300-hp?

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It's being reported that Honda's new 'Baby NSX' could arrive by 2018. The reports follow the leaked patent drawings were of the mid-engined sports car that leaked out earlier this year.

2016 Porsche Cayman Black Edition revealed

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Porsche is expanding its lineup of Black Edition models with the debut of the Cayman Black Edition. The Cayman Black Edition features a Black on Black design just like the Black Edition versions of the 911 and Boxster.

2016 Lexus RC 200t and RC 300 AWD unveiled

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Lexus is adding two new models to the 2016 RC Coupe's lineup, the RC 200t and RC 300 AWD.

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Land Rover is getting ready to reveal the Range Rover Evoque Convertible and to tease the new convertible, Land Rover has created a collection of Range Rover Evoque Convertible 'wireframe' sculptures. The sculptures are installed outside certain locations in London, including the Harrods department store on Brompton Road, Knightsbridge and in notable Mayfair addresses.

2016 Mitsubishi Lancer gets a facelift, loses Ralliart model

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The Mitsubishi Lancer is definitely showing its age, but Mitsubishi hopes that a small facelift will help liven it up a bit. The 2016 Lancer gets a refreshed exterior and even more standard features.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Cup race car priced at $53,000

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If you'd love to turn the all-new 2016 MX-5 Miata into a race car, but don't want to do all the work, Mazda has the perfect turnkey model for you - the MX-5 Cup race car. Mazda has announced the pricing for the 2016 MX-5 Cup race car, which starts at $53,000.

2016 BMW X4 M40i unveiled, arrives in Feb

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BMW has unveiled the 2016 X4 M40i, which will now be the top dog in the X4 lineup. Powered by a new turbocharged inline 6-cylinder, the X4 M40i packs 355 horsepower and can reach 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph.

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