August 2016 Archives

2017 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron starts at $39,850

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Since Audi had to stop selling its A3 TDI in the U.S. that has meant that A3 Sportback fans that love the versatility of a hatchback, have only been able to get the plug-in hybrid A3 Sportback e-tron. Although Audi probably lost some diesel fans, the A3 Sportback e-tron now accounts for nearly 13 percent of all A3 sales in the U.S.

2017 Nissan Versa sedan gets new features, price stays put

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Nissan has announced the updates and pricing for the 2017 Nissan Versa sedan, which stats at $12,825, the same as the 2016 model. The biggest update is the new SV Special Edition Package that adds 15-inch wheels, fog lights, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 5.0-inch color display audio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and a RearView Monitor for only $500.

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BMW has quietly admitted that the new 7 Series flagship sedan has failed to meet sales expectations and now it's hoping that a new large coupe based on the 7 Series platform will help bring in more sales. An inside source has confirmed that BMW is indeed working on a coupe version of the 7 Series, which will be called the 8 Series.

2017 Chevy Colorado gets a new V6 and eight-speed automatic

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Chevy has announced that the 2017 Colorado midsize pickup is getting an all-new V-6 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission.

Mazda RX-9 to go on sale in 2020

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There have been rumors for a while that Mazda is going to add another sports car to its lineup that would be a successor to the RX-7 and RX-8 models. Now it's being reported that Mazda is working on a new rotary powered sports car, dubbed the RX-9, which will go on sale sometime in 2020.

Kia teases the all-new Rio ahead of its debut in Paris

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Kia has released a few teaser sketches of the all-new Rio, which is going to debut next month at the Paris Motor Show. From these teasers we can see that the subcompact Rio will adopt Ki'a latest design language, which will give it a more upscale look compared to the current model.

Tesla Model S P100D is the quickest production car in the world!

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Tesla has announced the introduction of a new version of the Model S, the P100D, which is now officially the quickest production car in the world that is currently on sale. With a 0-60 mph time of an insane 2.5 seconds, the Model S P100D is the third fastest production car ever produced, but the quickest one that you can actually buy new today. The Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder were faster, but you can't buy a new one.

Toyota prices the 2017 Corolla, Corolla iM and 86 models

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Toyota has released the pricing for the 2017 Corolla, Corolla iM and 86 models.

Aston Martin unveils the Vanquish Zagato Volante in Pebble Beach

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Aston Martin has unveiled the very limited Vanquish Zagato Volante at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The Vanquish Zagato Volante is essentially a convertible version of the Zagato Coupe.

Cadillac unveils the sexy Escala concept in Pebble Beach

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Cadillac is giving the world a preview of the next evolution of Cadillac design. According to Cadillac, the Escala Concept previews the design and technical ideas driving the next phase of Cadillac's ongoing expansion.

Mazda reveals the 2017 MX-5 RF Launch Edition

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Mazda has announced plans to introduce the MX-5 RF Launch Edition, which will be limited to 1,000 vehicles in the U.S. The MX-5 RF Launch Edition will be painted in Machine Gray Metallic paint color with an Auburn Nappa leather interior trim with a hand-painted black roof panel.

Volvo and Uber team up to develop self driving cars

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Volvo and Uber have announced a new partnership that will develop new base vehicles that will be able to incorporate the latest developments in AD technologies and fully autonomous driverless vehicles. As part of the partnership the base vehicles will be built by and then purchased from Volvo by Uber. Volvo and Uber are contributing a combined $300 million to the project.

2017 Audi A4 ultra tops its rivals with a 37 mpg highway rating

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Audi has unveiled the 2017 Audi A4 ultra, which has the highest city and highway mpg rating out of any of its direct competitors. The A4 ultra uses a newly revised combustion method and an even more efficient variant of the 2.0L turbocharged engine to achieve 27 mpg city and 37 mpg highway.

Dodge unveils the 2017 Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona models

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Dodge has unveiled the 2017 Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona models ahead of this year's Woodward Dream Cruise that kicks off this weekend in Detroit. Both models add performance upgrades, like a new exhaust system, a cold-air induction system and larger brakes.

Mercedes teases the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 again

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Mercedes-Benz has released another teaser of its new Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept that is going to debut later this week during Monterey Car Week in Pebble Beach, California. This is the second teaser of the coupe concept.

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Cadillac is going to reveal a new concept car this week on Thursday, August 18 during Monterey Car Week. According to Cadillac, the concept will inspire the next evolution of Cadillac Design.

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback debuts with more powerful Sport trims

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Honda has unveiled the 2017 Civic Hatchback, which will join the Civic Sedan and Coupe models when it does on sale this fall in the U.S. The Civic Hatchback was previewed earlier this year as a concept and as is typical with most of Honda's concepts, the production version is almost identical.

BMW X2 to debut next month in Paris

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BMW continues to expand its crossover lineup and now it's being reported that the automaker is going to unveil its newest crossover - the X2 next month at the Paris Motor Show.

Honda trademarks ZSX name, could be used for baby NSX

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It's been rumored that Honda is working on a smaller mid-engine sports car, which could arrive as early as next year. We even saw leaked patent photos of the possible sports car and now we've learned that Honda has trademarked the ZSX name, but it's not known if it really is for a new sports car.

Mercedes-Benz teases its new Maybach Coupe concept

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Mercedes-Benz may be thinking about building the ultimate luxury coupe for its Maybach sub-brand, since the automaker has released a teaser of a new Maybach coupe concept. The concept is going to debut next week in Pebble Beach - the perfect location for the debut of a sexy and luxurious coupe.

2017 Mazda6 debuts with G-Vectoring Control

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Mazda is updating two of its most important models for the 2017 model year - the Mazda3 and Mazda6. While the 2017 Mazda3 is getting some styling updates, the changes to the 2017 Mazda6 are smaller.

2017 Mazda3 gets refined with standard G-Vectoring Control tech

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Mazda is giving the Mazda3 some subtle updates for the 2017 model year, which includes some small styling updates, more content and some interior updates.

2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 priced at $62,135

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Chevy has revealed the official specs and pricing for the 2017 Camaro ZL1. Last week it was reported that the Camaro ZL1 would have the same horsepower as the Corvette Z06 with 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft. of torque. Now Chevy has confirmed the specs and announced that the 2017 Camaro ZL1 coupe will start at $62,135 and the convertible will start at $69,135.

Mercedes-Benz to create new electric vehicle sub-brand

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Last week Volkswagen revealed plans to create a bunch of new electric vehicles and now it's being reported that Mercedes-Benz is working on a new sub-brand for its future EVs. Following BMW with its i- sub-brand, Mercedes-Benz is currently finalizing plans for a new sub-brand that will enter the market with two electric sedans and two electric SUVs.

VW announces plans for an onslaught of new electric vehicles

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VW has yet to recover from its diesel woes, but now that it VW is ready to move past its "clean" diesels, VW is moving its green lineup in a new direction. VW has announced that it is working on three new electric vehicle platforms, which will be used for up to 30 new electric cars.

Hyundai says goodbye to the Genesis Coupe

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The 2016 model year will be the last year for the Hyundai Genesis Coupe. With Hyundai's move to create the new Genesis luxury brand, models, like the Hyundai Genesis sedan, coupe and Equus are all gone from under the Hyundai brand. Hyundai simply rebadged the Genesis sedan as the G80, but the coupe won't have the same fate.

2017 Genesis G80 is priced at $42,350

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Hyundai has announced the pricing for its first model from its new Genesis luxury division - the 2017 G80. The G80, which is formally known as the Hyundai Genesis will be priced higher than the Hyundai badged model.

Restyled 2017 Chevy Trax priced at $21,895

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Chevy has released the pricing for the restyled 2017 Chevy Trax, which will start at $21,895 when arrives in showrooms this fall. Restyled inside and out, the 2017 Trax gets styling cues that bring it closer to the Cruze and Malibu.

2017 Infiniti QX30 priced at $30,945

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Infiniti has released the pricing for the new 2017 QX30 crossover, which will start at $30,945 when it arrives in showrooms next month. The QX30 will be offered in six trim levels: QX30, QX30 Luxury, QX30 Premium, QX30 Sport, QX30 Luxury AWD and QX30 Premium AWD.

Chevy is first automaker to sell 100,000 plug-in vehicles

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Chevy has announced that it has sold the 100,000th Chevy Volt, making it the first automaker to sell 100,000 plug-in vehicles. According to to the automaker in addition to the 100,000 milestone, Volt owners have driven almost 1.5 billion miles in EV mode of a total 2.5 billion cumulative miles, which means that Volt drivers have saved nearly 58 million gallons of fuel.

2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 specs leaked, 650-hp on tap

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The official performance specs for the 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 have leaked online ahead of Chevy's official announcement. According to the leaked specs, the 2017 Camaro ZL1 will have 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft. of torque.

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