June 2016 Archives

Toyota GT86 Initial D Concept re-imagines the AE86 Corolla

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When the Toyota GT86, which is known as the Scion FR-S and soon to be Toyota 86, debuted in 2012, it was seen as the spiritual successor to the rear-wheel drive Corolla GT Coupe - also known as the AE86 - of the mid-1980s. Toyota is now re-emphasizing that connection with the creation of the GT86 Initial D concept, which is covered in livery from the Initial D Japanese manga comic series.

Nissan to release a new EV with a range extender next year

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It's no secret that the Nissan Leaf has struggled to battle other electrified cars, like the Tesla Model S and Chevy Volt with their longer driving ranges. Nissan is now reportedly going to fix that with the introduction of a new electric car with a range extender.

2017 Porsche Panamera debuts with a much better looking rear

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Porsche has unveiled the all-new second-generation 2017 Panamera, which finally fixes one of the most polarizing aspects of the last generation - its rear. In addition to the much better looking exterior design, the new Panamera also gets an updated engine lineup and more technology.

Toyota reveals the 2017 C-HR's interior

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Toyota has already revealed the exterior of the small C-HR crossover and now Toyota has finally released the first photos of the interior. On the outside, the C-HR features an aggressive coupe-like design, while the interior features a new 'Sensual Tech' design concept combining high-tech functionality with a sensual and fashionable style.

Mitsubishi Ground Tourer concept to debut in Paris

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Mitsubishi has released a teaser photo of the new Ground Tourer concept that it's going to reveal at the 2016 Paris Motor Show this fall. According to Mitsubishi, the Ground Tourer concept features four powerful elements: Augmented Possibilities, Functional Beauty, Solid Thrust and Japanese Craftsmanship.

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R debuts with 577-hp

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Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the track-ready 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R, which is lighter and more powerful than the GT and GT S models. Coming in at 200 pounds lighter than the GT S and with 577 horsepower under the hood, the GT R can reach 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and a top speed just under 200 mph.

2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo leaked ahead of its debut next week

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Porsche is going to officially reveal the all-new 2017 Porsche Panamera next Tuesday, but we're getting our first look today at the new Panamera. Thanks to a few photos that have leaked online, we can see that the new Panamera won't be a major departure from the current model, but its overall look is sleeker and less awkward looking.

2017 Volvo S90 and V90 R-Design models revealed

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Volvo has unveiled the sportier R-Design versions of the all-new 2017 S90 and V90 models.

Dodge finally says goodbye to the Viper

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It's been rumored for a while, so it's not that surprising, but Dodge has officially announced the death of the Viper. To celebrate the Viper's 25th birthday and its last year of production, Dodge is going to build five limited-edition Viper models.

Acura to race an all-electric NSX at Pikes Peak

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The Acura NSX is officially back and while the production version is powered by a hybrid powertrain, Acura has announced that it has produced an all-electric racing version. The all-electric NSX-inspired EV concept is scheduled to race in the upcoming Electric Modified Class at the 2016 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Jeep will continue to build the Compass and Patriot into 2017

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A replacement for the Jeep Compass and Patriot small SUVs is in the works, but it won't arrive until sometime in 2017. This means that Chrysler is going to continue to produce the long in the tooth Compass and Patriot until early 2017.

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Wagons continue to be overshadowed by crossovers in the U.S. and now we have another victim. It's being reported that BMW will not bring a wagon version of the next-generation to the U.S.

Honda has killed the CR-Z

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The news isn't all that surprising, but Honda has stopped producing the CR-Z hybrid. Instead of making a big announcement, Honda quietly ended production, according to Car and Driver.

Rolls-Royce previews the future with its Vision Next 100 concept

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Earlier this year BMW unveiled the Vision Next 100 concept to celebrate its 100th birthday and now its other brands - Mini and Rolls-Royce are unveiling their own concepts.

Mercedes-AMG GT R teased ahead of its debut next week

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Mercedes-AMG has released a few teaser photos of the upcoming GT R, which is going to debut next week at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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A week after Volvo unveiled the Polestar-tuned S90 and V90 optimization models, Volvo has now unveiled the upgraded XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid.

2017 Subaru BRZ Series.Yellow limited edition revealed

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Subaru has unveiled the very limited 2017 BRZ Series.Yellow. As its name suggests, the limited edition BRZ is painted in yellow, but it also gets unique black alloy wheels, black BRZ and Subaru badging, and black exterior mirrors.

2017 Maserati Quattroporte gets some updates

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Maserati has unveiled the updated 2017 Quattroporte sedan, which is getting some styling tweaks and an updated interior.

BMW to supply to Los Angeles Police Dept with 100 i3 EVs

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BMW has announced that it will supply the Los Angeles Police Department with 100 i3 electric vehicles for use in the department's transportation fleet. The addition of the 100 BMW i3 electric vehicles follows the initial trial of a BMW i3 in LA's fleet.

2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport packs 380 lb-ft. of torque

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The 2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport is definitely going to pack a punch from its turbocharged 2.7L V6. Ford has announced that not only will the Fusion Sport have 325 horsepower, but it's V6 will generate a nice 380 lb-ft. of torque.

Tesla introduces a cheaper Model S

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Tesla is making the Model S a little more attainable with the introduction of a new 60 model that now starts at $66,000.

Porsche teases the next-generation 2017 Panamera [VIDEO]

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The next-generation 2017 Porsche Panamera is almost here and now Porsche is teasing us with a few teaser photos and a video of the new Panamera. The clearest photo reveals the new Panamera's taillights, which take inspiration from the brand's iconic 911.

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Volvo has announced that Polestar has created a new performance package for the 2017 S90 and V90 models. Dubbed Polestar Performance Optimization, the package upgrades the drivetrain and driving dynamics.

BMW to launch M2 Gran Coupe in 2019

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As the 3-Series continues to grow in size, there will be more room in BMW's lineup for the 2-Series and upcoming 1-Series models. BMW is reportedly looking at expanding the 2-Series lineup, which will also get a four-door coupe model, like the 4-Series, which will be dubbed the 2-Series Gran Coupe. Unlike the 4-Series Gran Coupe that isn't available in an M version, it's being reported that the 2-Series Gran Coupe will get an M version - called the M2 Gran Coupe.

Toyota trademarks Supra name in Europe

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Speculation has been circulating about the return of the Toyota Supra since the automaker trademarked the name in the U.S. two years ago. Now there's even more proof that the iconic badge is set to make a return, since Toyota recently trademarked the Supra name in Europe.

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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the all-new 2017 E-Class Wagon, which is going to arrive in the U.S. by early 2017. The new E-Class wagon gets a look that is similar to the C-Class wagon, which is not only sportier, but stylish than the outgoing model.

"Transformers: The Last Knight" Bumblebee Chevy Camaro revealed

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The next Transformers movie, Transformers: The Last Knight is set to be released on June 23, 2017. Even though the movie is a year away, director Michael Bay has tweeted out a photo of the new Bumblebee character, which is based on the new sixth-generation Chevy Camaro.

Audi unveils the all-new 2017 A5 and S5

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Nine years after the debut of the last A5, Audi has finally unveiled the all-new 2017 A5 and S5 models. Just like the redesigned A4, the new A5 and S5 aren't dramatically different than the last-generation.

2017 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo gets a facelift

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BMW has unveiled the updated 2017 3 Series Gran Turismo, which most buyers probably won't even know has actually been updated. Just like the recent updates to the 3 Series sedan, the Gran Turismo version is getting some small updates on the outside, while bigger changes happen under the exterior.

2018 Buick Regal wagon rumored

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For years wagons have been overshadowed by SUVs and minivans, but some automaker's like Volvo have continued to offer them. Buick may soon enter the segment with a wagon version of the Regal. A new report claims that the next Regal will be offered with a wagon version.

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