March 2016 Archives

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Tesla is finally going to give the world a look at the much anticipated Model 3 sedan tonight. Production is expected to kick off by the end of 2017, but the version of the sedan that we see tonight may differ from what rolls off the line next year.

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Ford has announced plans to build a limited run of 300 Ford F-150 MVP edition trucks at Kansas City Assembly Plant. The F-150 MVP edition salutes Kansas City's world championship.

BMW confirms the ultra luxurious $100k X7 SUV

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BMW has already confirmed plans to introduce a new X7 flagship SUV, but now the automaker has confirmed that it will also offer an ultra luxurious version with a price tag well north of $100k. While the standard X7 will have room for up to seven passengers, the second, more luxurious version will only seat four passengers.

Land Rover may be working on a BMW X6 rival

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Crossover coupes don't seem to be going away anytime soon and now it looks like Land Rover may also be working on a sleeker crossover that would rival the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe.

Jaguar will release an electric car by 2018

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Although Jaguar's current lineup is anything but "green" especially with the introduction of the F-Type SVR, that will soon change. Jaguar will reportedly add an electric vehicle to its lineup within the next two years according to Ian Callum, Jaguar's head of design.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe

Last week Mercedes-Benz unveiled the GLC Coupe, which is the automaker's rival to the BMW X4 crossover coupe. Now it's being reported that Mercedes-Benz may be considering a convertible version, which would go head-to-head with the new Range Rover Evoque convertible.

2017 Toyota Corolla gets a refresh

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Toyota is giving the Corolla a mild facelift for the 2017 model year, which includes a restyled grille and front bumper, new taillights and updated wheels.

Lexus confirms three-row RX crossover

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Lexus has finally confirmed that it is working on a larger version of the RX crossover that will have three rows of seats, which will finally give Lexus a competitor to the Acura MDX and Volvo XC90.

Kia unveils the all-new 2017 Cadenza in the Big Apple

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Kia has unveiled the all-new 2017 Cadenza at the New York Auto Show. The all-new Cadenza looks even more luxurious than the outgoing model, which should help it stand out more in the large sedan segment.

2017 Audi R8 Spyder debuts at the New York Auto Show

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Audi has chosen this week's New York Auto Show to be the location for the world debut of the 2017 R8 Spyder. The R8 Spyder is powered by the same naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine and seven-speed S-tronic dual-clutch transmission as the R8 V10 coupe, but its open-top driving experience will be even more fun.

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Acura has unveiled the restyled 2017 MDX at the New York Auto Show, which gets updated styling and a new hybrid version.

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Nissan continues to improve the GT-R and today the automaker has unveiled the latest updates to its flagship sports car. The 2017 GT-R gets some modest styling updates, a redesigned interior and even more power under the hood.

2017 Toyota Prius Prime

Toyota has unveiled the 2017 Prius Prime plug-in hybrid today at the 2016 New York Auto Show. The new Prius plug-in hybrid can now travel twice as far as the old model and is expected to be rated at 120 MPGe - higher than any other plug-in hybrid.

Lincoln previews the next-generation Navigator in NYC

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Lincoln is giving the world a preview of what the next-generation Navigator SUV will look with the new Navigator concept that debuted today at the New York Auto Show. Lincoln says that the design of the concept takes inspiration from luxury sailboats and yachts.

2017 Fiat 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth debuts with 160-hp

2017 Fiat 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth

Fiat has unveiled a new Abarth version of the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, the 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth. Powered by the same 160-hp turbocharged 1.4L as the 500 Abarth, the 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth also gets a sport suspension, mechanical limited slip differential, Sport Mode selector and sport-tuned, chrome quad-tip exhaust.

2017 Buick Encore gets some styling updates

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Just like its cousin, the Chevy Trax, the Buick Encore small SUV is getting some styling updates for the 2017 model year. With more refined styling and updated technology, the Encore will likely continue to hold its title as the best selling model in the Buick lineup.

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Subaru is going to reveal the all-new 2017 Impreza sedan and five-door models tomorrow in New York, but Subaru has been kind enough to send out a few photos early. What we have here are the first photos of the new sedan, but we'll have to wait until tomorrow to get all the details.

2017 Mazda MX-5 RF shows off its retractable top in New York

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Ever since Mazda unveiled the all-new MX-5 Miata last year, we've been wondering what Mazda had in store as a successor for the retractable hardtop version. Now Mazda has revealed it with the debut of the MX-5 RF (retractable fastback) at the New York Auto Show.

2017 Volvo S60 and V60 Editions revealed

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Volvo has unveiled the special S60 and V60 Edition models, which add some unique touches, like special leather seats, different interior trims, colors and wheel options.

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Chevy has announced that the 2016 Malibu Hybrid is now the most fuel efficient hybrid sedan in its segment with a 46-mpg combined rating. With a 47 mpg city/ 46 mpg highway rating, the Malibu Hybrid easily tops the hybrid versions of the Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry and Kia Optima.

VW reveals the US-spec 2017 Golf Alltrack

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VW has unveiled the US-spec version of the all-wheel drive Golf Alltrack, which is going to debut this week at the New York Auto Show, ahead of its arrival this fall.

Honda to display US-spec Clarity FCV in New York

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This week the 2016 New York Auto Show kicks off on March 23 and Honda has announced that it will be showing off the US-spec version of the Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle.

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New photos of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk have leaked online, ahead of the SUV's debut next week at the New York Auto Show. Before you get too excited, this isn't the Hellcat supercharged V8 version that we're waiting for.

Scion FR-S will be reborn as the Toyota 86 this fall

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Now that Scion is officially dead, we've been wondering what lies in store for the brand's shinning star - the FR-S. When Toyota announced that Scion would disappear this summer, it confirmed that the iA, iM and FR-S would live on as Toyota models in the U.S. Now Toyota has confirmed that the FR-S will be badged as the 2017 Toyota 86 here in the U.S.

2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 revealed ahead of its debut in New York

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Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the AMG version of the GLC crossover - the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43, which is going to debut next week at the New York Auto Show. The "dynamic addition" to the GLC lineup has a nice 362-hp under the hood, a more aggressive body kit and other performance upgrades.

2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 arrives with 640-hp

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Chevy has unveiled the hottest version yet of the all-new Camaro - the 2017 Camaro ZL1. With 640 horsepower on tap, a new 10-speed transmission and various other performance upgrades, the Camaro ZL1 is sure to satisfy muscle car fans.

2017 Chevy Colorado Shoreline edition is designed for California

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California is by far the largest midsize pickup market and to appeal to truck buyers in the state, Chevy has unveiled the unique 2017 Colorado Shoreline edition.

Toyota teases new Prius model, it's probably the plug-in hybrid?

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Toyota has released a teaser of "the next mechanical marvel" in the Prius lineup, which is going to debut next week at the New York Auto Show.

Cadillac introduces a Black Chrome Package for the ATS and CTS

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Cadillac has unveiled a new Black Chrome package for the 2016 ATS and CTS models. As the name suggests, the Black Chrome package blacks out the grille, window moldings and wheels.

Dodge releases Go Mango Charger and Challenger SRT models

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Following the success of the "Plum Crazy" purple, "B5 Blue" and "Sublime" green Dodge Charger and Challenger models, Dodge has unveiled a new Go Mango exterior paint for the 2016 Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT.

Mazda CX-4 confirmed for debut next month in Beijing

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Mazda has announced plans to reveal the new CX-4 crossover next month at the Beijing Motor Show. The concept was previewed last year with the Koeru concept, which is expected to arrive as a sportier alternative to the CX-5 crossover.

2017 Toyota Highlander gets some updates for New York

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Toyota is going to reveal the updated 2017 Highlander SUV this month at the 2016 New York Auto Show. The 2017 Highlander gets some styling updates, a new V6 and more technology.

Mazda MX-5 Coupe could be headed to the New York Auto Show

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Is Mazda going to reveal a coupe version of the MX-5 this month at the New York Auto Show? Mazda isn't saying, but the automaker did just drop a big hint, "Help us blow the lid off at the New York Auto Show."

2017 Porsche Macan four-cylinder starts at $48,550

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The popular Porsche Macan SUV is now going to be even more attainable later this year when the new entry-level Macan arrives. Following the introduction of the Macan S, Macan Turbo, and the Macan GTS models, Porsche is now introducing the four-cylinder powered 2017 Macan.

2017 Mercedes-AMG E43

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the first AMG version of the new E-Class - the Mercedes-AMG E43. The E43 is powered by a twin-turbo 3.0L V-6 with 396 horsepower and 384 lb-ft. of torque.

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Subaru is going to unveil the all-new 2017 Impreza later this month at the 2016 New York Auto Show.

2016 Honda Civic Coupe arrives next week and starts at $19,050

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Honda has announced that the all-new 2016 Civic Coupe is going to go on sale on March 15 and its pricing will start at $19,050. The arrival of the Civic Coupe builds on the success of the new Civic lineup, which will be followed up by a new Civic Hatchback later this year.

2016 Infiniti Q50 2.0t and Q50 Hybrid Premium models priced

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Infiniti has released the pricing for the 2016 Infiniti Q50 2.0t and Q50 Hybrid Premium models, which are the first two of the four engine options that will be available for the Q50 lineup. The pricing starts at $33,950 for the Q50 2.0t and $47,050 for the Q50 Hybrid Premium, plus the $905 destination fee.

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Chrysler has released the fuel economy specs for the 2017 Pacifica minivan, which now gets up to 28 mpg on the highway - a rating that is unsurpassed in its segment. That rating also represents a 12 percent improvement over the old Town & Country.

VW Golf GTI TCR is ready for the track with 330-hp

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40 years after the launch of the first Golf GTI, Volkswagen has unveiled a racing version - the Golf GTI TCR. With 330 horsepower and a chassis that is about 40 centimeters wider than the production Golf, the Golf GTI TCR is ready for the race track.

Next-Gen Volvo S40, V40, XC40 confirmed for the U.S.

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Volvo has confirmed plans to bring the compact 40 series models back to the United States and when it does, it will bring along the XC40 compact crossover. Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson confirmed the news at the Geneva Motor Show last week, "I think it was a mistake not having the V40, not being prepared for the U.S. It was a mistake, but it was in that time when the company was in extreme trouble."

BMW Vision Next 100 concept celebrates BMW's centenary

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BMW is celebrating its 100th anniversary with the debut of the Vision Next 100 concept, which BMW says its vision of the future.

Audi SQ7 TDI debuts as the most powerful diesel SUV in the world

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Audi has unveiled the new SQ7 TDI, which is the first S model for the Q7 model. The big news is that the SQ7 will be the most powerful diesel SUV on the market.

2016 Mazda CX-9 gets up to 28 mpg

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Mazda has announced the fuel economy ratings for the all-new 2016 CX-9 crossover. With front-wheel drive, the CX-9 gets 22 mpg city/ 28 mpg highway/ 25 mpg combined, which puts it at the top of the list of any non-hybrid, midsize, three-row crossover.

2016 Porsche 911 R debuts with 500 horsepower

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Porsche has unveiled the limited edition 2016 Porsche 911 R at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The 911 R is limited to 991 units worldwide, and is the lightest available version of the 911 at only 3,021 pounds.

2017 Audi Q2 compact crossover breaks from the mold

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Audi continues to expand its crossover lineup and now it's adding a new smaller crossover - the Q2. Besides its small footprint, you'll also notice that the Q2's exterior looks a bit different than the rest of Audi's crossovers, which Audi hopes will give it a more independent character.

2017 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport is ready for the track

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Chevy has unveiled the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport at the Geneva Motor Show. According to Chevy, the Corvette Grand Sport "is a pure expression of the car's motorsports-bred pedigree."

2017 Toyota C-HR debuts in Geneva

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With the success of rivals, like the Honda HR-V and Chevy Trax, Toyota is now about to jump into the competitive subcompact crossover segment with the C-HR. The C-HR has debuted today at the Geneva Motor Show.

Subaru XV concept previews the next-gen Crosstrek crossover

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Subaru continues to preview the next-generation Impreza models with the two concept models that debuted late last year. Now Subaru is previewing the next-generation Crosstrek with the debut of the new XV concept today at the Geneva Motor Show.

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback prototype debuts in Geneva

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Honda has revealed the Civic Hatchback prototype today at the Geneva Motor Show. The prototype is a preview of the 2017 Civic Hatchback that will be sold in markets all over the world, including the U.S.

VW T-Cross Breeze concept previews a new small crossover

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Just about every automaker has recently introduced or is working on a new small crossover and that list now includes Volkswagen. VW is previewing its upcoming compact crossover with the T-Cross Breeze concept that is debuting this week at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

The 1,500-hp Koenigsegg Regera isn't your mom's hybrid!

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With over 1,500 horsepower on tap and a 0-60 mph time of only 2.8 seconds, the Koenigsegg Regera is one insane plug-in hybrid! The Koenigsegg Regera was introduced last year in concept form at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and now after some 3,000 changes, the Swedish automaker has unveiled the production version.

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