January 2016 Archives

Here's Acura's Super Bowl commercial that features the NSX [VIDEO]

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Each year automakers spend big bucks to run commercial spots during the Super Bowl and this year will probably be even bigger as the Super Bowl celebrates its 50th anniversary. This year Acura is going to run a 30-second commercial that will feature the 2017 NSX.

2016 GMC Sierra All Terrain X is ready to get dirty

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GMC has unveiled the 2016 Sierra All Terrain X, which is a special edition of the All Terrain model, that adds several new features to increase the pickup's off-road capability.

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has released its revised five-year plan today, which has some brings some big updates to its midsize and compact sedan offerings.

Porsche 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S debut with 4-cyl engines

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Porsche has unveiled the new 718 Boxster and Boxster S, which are now both powered by new turbocharged four-cylinder engines.

Mercedes-Benz pickup might be called the X-Class

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Mercedes-Benz has yet to reveal its new pickup, but a new report claims that it might be called the X-Class.

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid [REVIEW]

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Hybrids have been on the market over 15 years now and today they are often overshadowed by plug-in hybrids and full electric cars. At the other end of the spectrum, regular combustion-powered vehicles have caught up with hybrids in the MPG race, with models like the Honda Civic getting a very hybrid-like 42 mpg highway rating. So is there any point to looking at a standard hybrid anymore? Yes, if you still want something that gets great gas mileage and the idea plugging in your car isn't your cup of tea.

Honda Clarity fuel cell to cost around $60,000

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Honda has revealed the pricing details for the Clarity fuel cell sedan that is expected to launch in California before the end of 2016. When it does go on sale the Clarity is expected to be priced around $60,000 with a targeted monthly lease under $500.

Porsche confirms 911 plug-in hybrid in the works

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After several unconfirmed reports, Porsche has finally confirmed that it is working on a plug-in hybrid version of the 911. At the Detroit Auto Show, Erhard Mössle, the 911 turbo's engineering head, confirmed that the hybrid 911 is in the works.

2017 Audi R8 V10 and V10 Plus pricing announced

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Audi has released the pricing for the all-new 2017 R8, which is now holds the title of the "the fastest and most powerful Audi production model ever." Pricing for the R8 V10 starts at $164,150, while the R8 V10 Plus will set you back $191,150 after the $1,250 destination fees are applied.

MINI Clubman All4 brings all-wheel drive to the Clubman

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MINI has unveiled the new Clubman All4, which is basically a new all-wheel drive version of the all-new Clubman.

2016 Chevy Silverado Realtree Edition

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Chevy has unveiled another unique version of the Silverado - the 2016 Silverado Realtree Edition - an outdoors-inspired special edition that features camo graphics from Realtree.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC

Conversations around fuel-cell vehicles have increased significantly over the last few years, especially with the arrival of the Toyota Mirai and the upcoming Honda Clarity. Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that it will release its own fuel-cell vehicle next year, which will be a fuel-cell version of the GLC SUV, dubbed the GLC F-Cell.

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Last year Buick revealed the Avenir concept at the Detroit Auto Show, which sparked rumors that Buick could get a new rear-wheel drive flagship sedan and now this year, Buick showed off the stylish Avista concept, which sparked dreams of a new rear-wheel drive Buick coupe. Will Buick ever put either of them in production? Well it looks like at least one of them is already a no-go.

BMW confirms i3 battery upgrade coming for the 2017 model year

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Late last year reports started to surface that BMW is working on an upgrades for the i3 that will ultimately give it a much longer driving range. Now BMW has confirmed those reports, since Ian Robertson, BMW AG board member for sales and marketing recently revealed that the 2017 i3 will have a longer driving range.

2017 Hyundai Elantra pricing announced

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The all-new 2017 Hyundai Elantra is here and Hyundai has announced that it will start at $17,150 - $100 less than the outgoing model. After you add in the $835 destination fee, that price jumps to $17,985, which is still cheaper than the 2016 model.

2016 Ford Focus RS is now rolling off the line

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The awesome 2016 Ford Focus RS is now on its way to dealers, since production has kicked off at Ford's plant in Saarlouis, Germany. The 350-hp Focus RS will officially start rolling into showrooms this spring.

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MINI has announced the pricing for the all-new 2016 Cooper Convertible, which starts at $26,800 - only $250 more than the current model. If you want something a bit more powerful, the John Cooper Works model will set you back $36,450.

Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup gets the green light

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Hyundai is about to introduce a new pickup, which will be a production version of the Santa Cruz concept that debuted at last year's Detroit Auto Show. Although Hyundai hasn't made the formal announcement, the pickup has already reportedly received the green light.

2017 GMC Acadia goes on a massive diet and gets a 2.5L four-cyl

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GMC has unveiled the all-new 2017 Acadia crossover at the Detroit Auto Show. The biggest news is that the Acadia is now 700 pounds lighter than the current model, thanks to a new lighter body structure and a smaller exterior.

2016 BMW M2 priced at $51,700

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The 2016 M2 had its official world debut this week at the Detroit Auto Show and now BMW has released the pricing for the 365-hp coupe, which is slated to go on sale in April. Pricing for the M2 will start at $51,700.

Acura Precision concept previews the brand's future design language

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Acura has revealed the Precision concept today at the Detroit Auto Show, which is supposed to be a preview of Acura's new design language. The Precision concept was designed by the Acura Design Studio in California to express the Acura brand DNA of "Precision Crafted Performance."

2017 Lincoln Continental debuts with a 400-hp twin-turbo

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Lincoln has unveiled the 2017 Continental at the Detroit Auto Show. As the replacement for the MKS sedan, Lincoln decided to bring back the iconic badge for its flagship sedan.

2017 Honda Ridgeline debuts with front or all-wheel drive in Detroit

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Honda has revealed the all-new 2017 Ridgeline pickup at the Detroit Auto Show. The new Ridgeline continues to be based on a unibody platform, but just like the original it continues to bring unique packing and technology to the midsize pickup segment.

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew revealed

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Last year at the Detroit Auto Show, Ford revealed the all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor and now this year, Ford has revealed the SuperCrew version of the insane off-road pickup.

2017 Ford Fusion introduces the 325-hp V6 Sport

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Ford has revealed the updated 2017 Ford Fusion at the Detroit Auto Show. In addition to its restyled exterior, the 2017 Fusion also introduces a new V6 Sport model that packs 325 horsepower.

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Chrysler has basically owned the minivan market since it created it in the 1980s with the Town & Country, Caravan and Voyager models. Now over 30 years later the segment has largely cooled off, so Chrysler is hoping to reinvent the segment with an all-new minivan that has debuted today at the Detroit Auto Show - the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class debuts with a 241-hp four-cylinder

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Mercedes-Benz has officially unveiled the all-new tenth-generation 2017 E-Class at the Detroit Auto Show. With styling that closely mirrors the C and S-Class models, the new E-Class is bigger than its predecessor with a more stylish exterior.

VW Tiguan GTE Active concept debuts in Detroit

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Last week, VW unveiled the fully-electric Budd-e concept at the Consumer Electronics Show and now VW is continuing with the electrified theme at this week's Detroit Auto Show. VW has unveiled the Tiguan GTE Active concept, which is a plug-in hybrid version of the next-generation Tiguan.

2016 Buick Envision adds a new compact crossover to the lineup

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Coming off the success of the Encore and Enclave crossovers, Buick is now adding another crossover to its lineup - the 2016 Envision. The Envision is a new compact crossover that will slot right in the middle of the two existing crossovers and will compete with other luxury crossovers, like the Acura RDX and Lincoln MKC.

Buick Avista concept could preview a sexy Buick coupe

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Although Buick has unveiled the new 2016 Envision crossover at the Detroit Auto Show, the new Avista concept will likely steal the spotlight. The 2+2 concept is a sexy coupe that Buick says "rekindles its historic performance roots."

2017 GMC Acadia teased ahead of its Detroit debut

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GMC has released this teaser photo of the next-generation 2017 GMC Acadia, which is going to debut in just a days at the Detroit Auto Show.

Kia confirms Telluride name for its new SUV concept

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Kia has released the second teaser photo of it its new SUV concept that is going to debut next week at the Detroit Auto Show. Dubbed the Telluride, the concept previews the a possible new larger SUV for the brand.

2017 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid details released

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Hyundai is about to take on the Toyota Prius with the 2017 Ioniq, which will be offered in electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid versions. The first version to go on sale will be the standard hybrid, which will be powered by a 1.6L four-cylinder and an electric motor.

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Next week we'll get to see the 2017 Lincoln Continental debut at the Detroit Auto Show, but a very blurry image of the new sedan has surfaced now.

2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback revealed, arrives in the U.S. this fall

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Chevy has unveiled the all-new 2017 Cruze hatchback, which is going to debut next week at the Detroit Auto Show. Unlike the last Cruze hatchback, this one will be sold in the U.S. starting this fall.

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Hyundai has released a new batch of sketches of the upcoming Ioniq electrified vehicle that is going to debut later this month. The Ioniq is Hyundai's answer to models like the Toyota Prius, but will be the first car to be offered with three electrified powertrains: hybrid, plug-in hybrid and full-electric.

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While the Tesla Model 3 promises to bring a 200-mile electric car to the masses, Chevy might have just got there first. Chevy has unveiled the 2017 Bolt electric car at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas!

VW Budd-e concept is a futuristic electric Microbus

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As expected VW has unveiled a new electric concept that could preview a new Microbus. Dubbed the Budd-e concept, the electric concept features a 101 kWh battery pack that gives it a driving range up to 373 miles on a single charge.

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Kia has released the first teaser photo of its new SUV concept that is going to debut next week at the Detroit Auto Show. Kia hasn't released any big details, but does say that the concept previews a possible large SUV for the brand.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class leaked

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Mercedes-Benz was scheduled to reveal the all-new 2017 E-Class next week at the Detroit Auto Show, but thanks to a batch of leaked photos, we have our first look at the new sedan, now.

Nissan to introduce new Kicks crossover later this year

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Nissan has announced plans to introduce a new global crossover that will be called the Kicks. The new model gets its name and inspiration from the the Kicks concept car that debuted at the 2014 Sao Paulo Motor Show.

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Mercedes-Benz is going to finally debut this month at the Detroit Auto Show. After various teasers, Mercedes-Benz has released another quick teaser and this time we get a closer look at the new Multibeam LED headlamps that are composed of 84 individually-controlled LEDs.

2016 Mazda CX-3 [REVIEW]

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Just a few years ago, the subcompact crossover segment didn't even exist and now almost every automaker has introduced or is about to introduce one. Over the last year we've received new entries, like the Fiat 500X, Honda HR-V and Jeep Renegade. While the segment may be getting a bit crowded, Mazda may have just introduced one of the best subcompact crossovers you can buy today. The tiny SUV is really that good!

2017 Volvo V90 revealed thanks to leaked photos

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We've already seen a small die-cast version of the new Volvo V90 wagon, but now we have our first look at a full scaled version of the 2017 V90 thanks to Teknikens Värld, who has posted photos of the Swedish wagon.

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