January 2017 Archives

Audi A3 Four-Door Coupe gets ready to rival the CLA


Audi is reportedly working on a new four-door coupe version of the next-generation A3, which will go head-to-head with the Mercedes-Benz CLA. The new A3 coupe will be joined by the sedan and hatchback versions, although the four-door coupe is likely to arrive first, around 2019.

GM and Honda team up to build a fuel cell system


General Motors and Honda have announced plans to team up to mass produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system that will be used in future products from each automaker. The auto industry's first manufacturing joint venture will be based within GM's existing battery pack manufacturing facility site in Brownstown, Michigan.

Mercedes-Benz Aesthetics A sculpture previews the A-Class sedan


Mercedes-Benz is previewing its next-generation A-Class models with the Aesthetics A design sculpture. The sculpture previews the new compact A-Class lineup, which gets even more rigorous implementation of the brand's design idiom of "sensual purity." The Aesthetics A sculpture specifically previews the upcoming A-Class sedan.

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon shows off its wide body


We're getting closer to the debut of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, which is going to debut at the upcoming New York Auto Show. Dodge has decided to release a video teaser of the "Demon" each week, leading up to its debut. This week we get a preview of its "Wide Body."

2017 Audi R8 V10 Spyder priced at $176,350


Audi has released the pricing for the 2017 R8 V10 Spyder, which can be yours for a reasonable $176,350, including the destination fees.


Ford has announced that the 2017 Ford GT has the highest top speed and fastest lap time of any production Ford, ever! With 647 horsepower and 550 lb.-ft. of torque generated from its new 3.5-liter V6, the new GT's engine also produces the most horsepower of any EcoBoost production engine.

Mitsubishi teases a new compact crossover


It's obvious that Mitsubishi's lineup has grown a bit stale over the past few years, but that will soon change with the addition of a new compact crossover that is going to be revealed at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

VW Microbus revival slated for 2022


Earlier this month, VW unveiled the I.D. Buzz concept at the Detroit Auto Show, which signaled the possible return of the iconic Microbus. While VW made no production promises at the show, there are now reports that a production version could arrive by 2022.

Lexus LC stars in the brand's Super Bowl commercial


Lexus has announced that the new LC 500 will be featured in its Super Bowl commercial, "Man and Machine." According to Lexus, the spot recognizes the parallels between the shapes and movements of the human form and the power and athleticism of Lexus' most premium models. The spot features movement artist Lil Buck and music from Sia.

2018 Subaru XV teased ahead of its Geneva debut


Subaru has released a teaser photo of the all-new 2018 Subaru XV or Crosstrek as its known here in the U.S. The new XV is going to debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March.

2018 Ford Mustang Convertible revealed


Earlier this week, Ford unveiled the restyled 2018 Mustang coupe and now we have our first look at the updated convertible.


Dodge has released the second teaser video of the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon that is going to debut in April at the 2017 New York Auto Show. The new top dog version of the Challenger lineup will receive "adjustments" to the wheels, steering, suspension, brakes, interior construction and components to make it Dodge's "ultimate performance halo" model.

Chrysler Portal concept may enter production


Chrysler is considering a production version of the electric Portal concept that it revealed earlier this month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne reportedly told reporters at this month's Detroit Auto Show that the automaker is considering a production version of the concept, but it wouldn't arrive until after 2018.

VW could build an all-electric Beetle

VW Beetle Concepts

Sales of the VW Beetle have continued to decline, but that doesn't mean that VW is ready to say goodbye to the iconic Beetle. VW is reportedly mulling the idea of an all-electric Beetle, which could make it more appealing.


MINI has unveiled the John Cooper Works version of the all-new Countryman crossover, which now holds the title as the most powerful MINI yet with its 228 horsepower engine.


Ford has unveiled the refreshed 2018 Ford Mustang! The updated Mustang gets new front and rear styling, updated technology and an optional 10-speed automatic.

2018 BMW 4 Series gets a small facelift and stiffer suspension


BMW has unveiled the updated 2018 4 Series lineup, which consists of the Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe models. While most buyers will probably not notice the updates, the 2018 4 Series gets sharpened styling, interior updates and a revised suspension.

Leaked video reveals the 2018 Ford Mustang GT!


Ford hasn't unveiled the updated 2018 Mustang, but a leaked video has given away all the exterior updates. Most of the exterior updates take place at the front, where the 2018 Mustang gets new headlights, a restyled hood and a new bumper. The rear also gets updated taillights.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport GT (Review)


The days of models like the 3000GT, Eclipse and even the Lancer Evo are long gone! Sad face! Now Mitsubishi is ditching its past and trying to regain market share by focusing all of its energy on SUVs. Even the really old Lancer is about to go away this summer. So what does that mean for the fledgling automaker?


The dust still hasn't settled from VW's diesel scandal, but now another automaker may be using similar software in the U.S. to get its diesel vehicles to pass emissions requirements. The EPA is claiming that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is using emission control devices on the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 to help them pass emissions tests.

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon to debut in NYC


Dodge is going to resurrect the "Demon" name that was originally introduced in 1971. The name is going to be used for an even hotter version of the Challenger, called the Challenger SRT Demon.


Kia might have had the biggest debut this week at the Detroit Auto Show with the debut of the 2018 Stinger sedan. Kia's most performance focused model yet will arrive with arrive with a choice of turbocharged engines and either rear- or all-wheel drive, but there may be even more powertrain options in the works.

2018 Jaguar F-Type gets a facelift and a cool GoPro app

2018 Jaguar F-Type

It's hard to believe that the sexy F-Type was unveiled five years ago back in 2012, so it makes sense that Jaguar is giving it an update for the 2018 model year. The 2018 F-Type Coupe and Convertible get a small facelift, new technology and even a new app that Jaguar developed with GoPro.

Honda will release a new dedicated hybrid in 2018


Now that the Honda Insight and CR-Z models are gone, Honda is finally getting serious about electrified models. The revamp started with the revised Accord Hybrid, which will be followed by the Clarity Fuel Cell and the Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-in hybrid models that are going to arrive this year. Honda has now confirmed that a new dedicated hybrid will be added to the lineup next year.

Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept previews the next Altima


Nissan has unveiled the new Vmotion 2.0 concept at the Detroit Auto Show. The Vmotion 2.0 concept previews Nissan's future sedan design direction, which basically means the next generation Altima.

Audi Q8 plug-in hybrid concept previews a new flagship SUV


Audi is getting ready to expand its crossover lineup with the addition of the Q6 and Q8 models. Audi is giving us a preview of what the new Q8 flagship SUV will look like with the debut of the Q8 concept this week at the Detroit Auto Show.


Honda has unveiled the all-new 2018 Odyssey at the Detroit Auto Show. While its exterior isn't a dramatic departure from the current model, its what's inside that counts here, since the new Odyssey gets a host of new features and technologies for 2018. The 2018 Odyssey gets a new versatile Magic Slide second-row seat new CabinWatch and CabinTalk technologies, a new Display Audio touchscreen, 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity and a new Rear Entertainment System with streaming video.

2018 Toyota Camry debuts in Detroit with more emotional styling


Just a few years ago, Toyota did a major mid-cycle update to the Camry to inject some excitement into the midsize sedan. Now Toyota has unveiled an all-new Camry, which Toyota says gains an "emotionally-charged design and performance experience."

VW I.D. Buzz concept signals the return of the Microbus


VW has unveiled the latest vehicle from its new family of I.D. electric concepts - the I.D. Buzz. The I.D. Buzz concept follows the debut of the I.D. hatchback that debuted a few months ago in Paris and is simply "a Microbus for the future."

Nissan Qashqai comes to the US as the 2017 Rogue Sport


Nissan is expanding the Rogue lineup for the 2017 model with the introduction of the new Rogue Sport. The Rogue Sport may look familiar to some, since its sold as the Qashqai in other markets outside the US.

VW unveils a long-wheelbase Tiguan in Detroit


As expected, VW is introducing a new long-wheelbase version of the next-generation 2018 Tiguan crossover. The new long-wheelbase Tiguan offers three rows of seats and up to 57 percent more cargo space than the standard Tiguan.

2018 GMC Terrain debuts with a bolder look and a diesel


GMC has unveiled the all-new 2018 Terrain crossover, which is debuting this week at the Detroit Auto Show. With a new bolder design and more powertrain options, the Terrain is set to continue to lead GMC's sales growth.

2018 Kia Stinger sends 365-hp to the rear wheels


Kia may have taken the crown at this year's Detroit Auto Show. The show kicks off tomorrow, but Kia has already unveiled its new real-wheel drive Stinger sports sedan. The Stinger was originally previewed by the GT concept and now the brand is ready to jump in a completely new segment.

2018 Ford F-150 gets a new 3.0L diesel and updated styling


Ford has unveiled the updated 2018 F-150, which gets a facelift, but the most noteworthy addition is a new 3.0L diesel engine.

2018 Subaru WRX and WRX STI get a facelift


Subaru has unveiled the updated 2018 WRX and WRX STI, which get updated styling, performance enhancements, more tech and an upgraded interior.

Toyota Concept-i builds a relationship with the driver


Toyota has unveiled the new Concept-i at this week's CES in Las Vegas, which has been designed from the inside out to foster a warm and friendly experience for the driver and passengers. Designed with user experience technology, Toyota says that the Concept-i was created around the philosophy of "kinetic warmth," a belief that mobility technology should be warm, welcoming, and fun.

Faraday Future reveals the 1,050-hp FF 91 electric SUV concept


Faraday Future has just unveiled the concept we've been waiting for - the FF 91, which previews its first production model. The FF 91 electric SUV concept is powered by a 130 kWh battery pack and sends the power to the ground via four electric motors with a total output of 1,050 horsepower.

2017 Genesis G80 (Review)


Back in 2008 when Hyundai revealed its new luxury, rear-wheel drive Genesis sedan, Hyundai grabbed the industry's attention. Could Hyundai, which for years had been known building budget-minded models, actually make a luxurious vehicle that could compete with the best from Germany and Japan? Now almost ten years later, Hyundai has finally decided to break off its luxury Genesis and Equus models into their own sub-brand, appropriately named Genesis. The first of these models is the Genesis G80, which is basically the same thing as the second-generation Hyundai Genesis.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA teased ahead of its Detroit debut


Mercedes-Benz is going to reveal the updated 2018 GLA next week at the Detroit Auto Show. To get us ready for the reveal, the brand has released this teaser.


Ford made a big announcement this morning by revealing its plans to introduce more electrified models, including an F-150 Hybrid, Mustang Hybrid and Transit Custom plug-in hybrid. The models, plus a new 300-mile range fully electric SUV are part of 13 new electrified models that Ford is going to release over the next five years.

Chrysler Portal electric minivan concept debuts at CES


Chrysler has unveiled a minivan for millennials, with the debut of the new Portal concept. The Portal minivan concept is debuting this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

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