October 2016 Archives

2017 Mazda CX-5 teased ahead of its Los Angeles debut

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Mazda has released the first teaser photo of the all-new 2017 CX-5, which is going to debut next month at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. The new CX-5 will be enhanced with Mazda's KODO - Soul of Motion design language and according to Mazda, its design and technology will "offer new dimensions of driving pleasure."

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Mazda is bringing two concept versions of the MX-5 Miata to the SEMA show in Las Vegas next week, the MX-5 Miata Speedster Evolution and MX-5 RF Kuro.

2017 MINI Countryman is now the automaker's biggest model ever

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MINI has unveiled the not so "mini" 2017 Countryman, which is now the automaker's biggest model ever. The new Countryman has been completely revamped with not only a bigger exterior, but the styling is also now more crossover-like than before.

Mercedes-Benz X-Class truck concept revealed

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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the X-Class truck concept that is a preview of the automaker's new mid-size pickup that is going to go on sale by late 2017. To show off the truck's potential, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the X-CLass Powerful Adventurer and X-Class Stylish Explorer concepts.

2017 Honda Clarity fuel cell beats every zero-emission vehicle

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Honda is getting ready to launch the 2017 Clarity fuel cell vehicle later this year. The EPA has confirmed that the Clarity fuel cell will have a driving range of 366 miles and fuel economy rating of 68 MPGe combined, giving it the best range rating of any electric vehicle without a combustion engine, including fuel cell and all-electric vehicles, in the U.S.

Mercedes-Benz teases its pickup concept

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Mercedes-Benz is getting ready to enter the mid-size pickup segment with a new body-on-frame pickup that is going to debut on October 25 as a concept.

Maserati Alfieri pushed back until at least 2020

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Maserati has reportedly pushed back the launch of the sexy Alfieri coupe, according to a report from Autocar. General manager of Maserati Europe Giulio Pastore has revealed that the Maserati is going to release new versions of the Granturismo and Grancabrio before the Alfieri arrives, which means we'll probably have to wait until 2020 or 2021.

Chevy Malibu and Cruze RS hatchback Blue Line concepts revealed

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Chevy has unveiled the Malibu and Cruze RS hatchback Blue Line concepts ahead of their debut on November 1 at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Both of models are painted in Genesis White with blue-tinted windows and ride 18-inch concept wheels painted slate blue metallic.

2017 Audi Q7 gets 2.0L turbocharged four-cyl

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Audi is expanding the Q7's lineup with the addition of the automaker's 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder. According to Audi, the 2.0L equipped Q7 is faster, lighter and more efficient than the previous generation Q7 3.0T V6.

Audi's new electric SUV will be called 'e-tron'

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Audi is working on an all-electric SUV that is expected to arrive by 2018. Although earlier rumors suggested that it would be called the Q6, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has confirmed that it will simply be called the "e-tron."

MINI Countryman Plug-in hybrid previewed

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MINI has released a teaser of the next-generation MINI Countryman crossover, which will be offered with a plug-in hybrid powertrain - the automaker's first plug-in hybrid.

Next-Gen Honda Civic Si to debut at the LA Auto Show

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Honda has yet to make the official announcement, but our friends at the LA Auto Show have already spilled the details. Honda is finally going to unveil the all-new Civic Si next month at the 2016 LA Auto Show.

2017 Honda CR-V debuts with a turbocharged engine

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Honda has unveiled the all-new 2017 CR-V, which gets a new exterior, the model's first turbocharged engine and an upgraded interior.

2017 BMW 5 Series revealed, arrives in the U.S. early next year

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Following the earlier photo leaks, BMW has unveiled the all-new seventh-generation 5 Series sedan, which is going to arrive in U.S. showrooms early next year.

Next-Generation BMW 5 Series leaked

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BMW is scheduled to reveal the all-new BMW 5 Series sedan tomorrow, but the first photos have already leaked. If you were expecting a dramatic restyle you'll be disappointed, but if you like the design of the larger 7 Series, but want something a bit smaller - this is your car.

Ford Mustang sales tank, Camaro takes the crown

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Sales of the Ford Mustang dropped 32 percent last month, which allowed the Chevy Camaro to overtake it for the first time in nearly two years. Sales of the Mustang have dropped off so significantly that Ford has now idled the Flat Rock, Michigan plant that produces the Mustang for a month, until October 17.

2017 GMC Sierra HD All Terrain X unveiled

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GMC has unveiled the 2017 Sierra HD All Terrain X, which it says is the most off-road-capable model in the Sierra HD lineup. It joins Canyon and Sierra 1500 as the third model in GMC's limited-edition All Terrain X series.

Elon Musk announces new Tesla debut on Oct 17

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced on Twitter that the automaker will have a new product unveiling on October 17th. Musk did not reveal any details about the debut other than saying that it's "unexpected by most."

VW's new SUV will actually be called Atlas and not the Teramont

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Last month it was reported that VW's upcoming three-row SUV will be called the Teramont, but now a new report claims that it will actually be called the Atlas. According to Automotive News, the VW is actually going to use the Atlas name instead.

New Jeep Grand Wagoneer could have a $140k price tag

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Jeep has already confirmed that the Jeep Grand Wagoneer is coming back, but we have yet to see any concepts, design sketches or even a sneak peek at the new flagship SUV. While we still don't have any previews of what the new Grand Wagoneer will look like, Jeep has already given a hint at where it will fit in Jeep's lineup and what it which models it wants to go head-to-head with.

2017 Honda Civic adds a manual option to the turbocharged models

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When the all-new 2016 Honda Civic was unveiled last year, enthusiasts loved the fact that Honda finally added some "sport" back to the non-Si Civic models with the new turbocharged model. The turbo was great, but the bad part was that it was only available with a non-sporty CVT, but now for 2017 you can get the turbocharged Civic models with a 6-speed manual transmission.

BMW confirms electric MINI and X3 in the works

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Last week Mercedes-Benz announced plans to introduce a new sub-brand of electric vehicles, BMW already has its i sub-brand, but it wants to stay ahead of its competitors. BMW has confirmed that it is working on fully-electric versions of the next-generation X3 and a new MINI model.

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF priced at $32,390

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Mazda has announced the pricing for the 2017 MX-5 Miata RF, which will start at $32,390 for the six-speed manual Club version and $33,120 for the six-speed automatic Club version.

GM unveils the fuel-cell powered Chevy Colorado ZH2 concept

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While there are a few fuel cell vehicles on the market, like the Toyota Mirai, it's no where near as cool as this Chevy Colorado ZH2! GM has unveiled what is likely the most capable fuel cell vehicle to date with the Colorado ZH2 concept.

Ford to build new Bronco and Ranger in Michigan

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Donald Trump's attacks on Ford in his latest campaign have sparked fights between the automaker and the presidential candidate. If you haven't seen the news, Trump claims that Ford is going to move jobs from the U.S. to Mexico in its latest campaign. Ford has continued to fire back at Trump's claims, by claiming that it is actually investing more in the United States, which will include new production in Michigan.

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