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March 27, 2015

Mercedes-Benz announces new midsize pickup

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Yes you read that right! Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to introduce a new midsize pickup by the end of the decade. The new Mercedes-Benz pickup will initially be targeted at markets in Latin America, South Africa, Australia, and Europe.

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March 25, 2015

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE says goodbye to the M-Class

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18 years after the M-Class SUV first hit the scene, Mercedes-Benz is now saying goodbye with the introduction of the 2016 GLE. Mercedes is mixing up the naming conventions of its SUV lineup, so now even though it doesn't look that different than the outgoing M-Class, we now have to refer to the midsize SUV as the GLE.

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March 24, 2015

2016 Jaguar XF gets a conservative redo

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Jaguar has revealed the all-new 2016 XF ahead of its world debut next month at the New York Auto Show. If you were hoping for a drastic redo, you'll be disappointed, but if you like the XE, then the XF will be right up your alley.

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VW's new SUVs to get more aggressive styling, small crossover coming in 2017

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Volkswagen has previewed its new SUV lineup several times with concepts like the Cross Coupe GTE and T-Roc. When the new SUV lineup does arrive they will have a more aggressive design language than VW's conservative models, like the Passat and Jetta.

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Larger Fiat 500X and Jeep Renegade in the works?

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It's being reported that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) wants to further expand its number of SUVs and will soon introduce larger versions of the Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X.

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March 23, 2015

2016 Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition debuts with 380-hp

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Land Rover has revealed the 2016 Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition, which is going to debut next month at the 2015 New York Auto Show. The HST model is powered by a 3.0L supercharged V6 that delivers an extra 40 horsepower over the SE and HSE models.

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2016 Jaguar F-Type gets more standard equipment and starts at $65,000

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The words "value" and "Jaguar" aren't two words that you would really ever put together in the same sentence, but Jaguar just did it with the 2016 F-Type. Jaguar has announced that the 2016 F-Type now has more standard equipment, a longer warranty and complimentary scheduled maintenance package.

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Mercedes-Benz gets serious about plug-in hybrids

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This fall Mercedes-Benz will introduce plug-in hybrid versions of the S- and C-Class sedans, but that's just the beginning. Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to add 10 plug-in hybrids to its lineup by 2017.

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March 20, 2015

Volkswagen mulls a pickup for the U.S.

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Volkswagen is reportedly looking at the idea of bringing a pickup truck to the U.S. market as it looks at ways to expand its lineup in the states. A VW pickup for the U.S. has been rumored for a while, but a decision could finally happen soon.

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Lotus celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Elise with Special Edition model

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20 years ago Lotus unveiled the Elise sports car at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1995. Now Lotus is celebrating the anniversary with the 20th Anniversary Special Edition Elise.

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March 19, 2015

BMW exec says small MINI Minor unlikely

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There have been off and on again rumors about the possibility of MINI adding a new smaller model to its lineup. Ever since MINI revealed the Rocketman concept at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, there have been reports that MINI could introduce a smaller model called the Minor.

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March 18, 2015

All-new 2016 Jaguar XF teased ahead of its debut in NY

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Jaguar has announced that the all-new XF sedan is going to have its world debut next month at the New York Auto Show, even though Jaguar will officially take the wraps off on March 24th.

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March 17, 2015

Mercedes-Benz looks at an Audi TT rival

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It's being reported that Mercedes-Benz is looking at adding an Audi TT rival to its lineup. The plan is in the early stages, but Autobild is reporting that the TT rival could be based on the next-generation A-Class.

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BMW contemplates next i model, but it won't arrive until after 2020

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BMW is currently deciding what its next "i" model will be, following the launch of the i3 and i8 models last year. There have been rumors about a Tesla-fighting i5 model, but a BMW source has revealed that the automaker is still contemplating its next model.

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MINI Superleggera Vision concept approved for production?

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It's being reported that the MINI Superleggera Vision concept has been approved for production. Now that some models like the Coupe and Roadster models are about to disappear, MINI is reportedly looking at adding a new halo model to the lineup.

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March 15, 2015

BMW X5 eDrive40e plug-in hybrid unveiled

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BMW has unveiled a plug-in hybrid version of the X5 - called the X5 eDrive40e. The plug-in hybrid SUV was originally previewed almost two years ago and its now officially BMW's first non-i badged plug-in hybrid model.

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March 13, 2015

BMW i3 gets a much needed software update to fix acceleration issue

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BMW is giving the i3 models equipped with a range-extender a much needed software update. The i3 with the two-cylinder range extender currently suffers from an acceleration issue, which was first reported by Consumer Reports.

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March 12, 2015

Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe will be prettier than the S-Class

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Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that the next-generation C-Class Coupe is going to debut this fall at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Design chief Gorden Wagener also revealed that it will be "even better to drive than it looks." He also stated that it will have a "sleeker and more beautiful design" than the S-Class Coupe.

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March 11, 2015

BMW kills plans to bring the 2-Series Active Tourer to the U.S.

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BMW has reportedly decided against bringing its new 2-Series Gran Tourer to the United States, since it has deemed it too small for the U.S. market.

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All-Electric Audi Q6 SUV peeks out during Audi's annual presentation

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Last week it was reported that Audi's next all-electric model will not be a Tesla rivaling sedan, but instead a fully electric SUV. Now we may have just received our first look at the new SUV, likely to be called the Q6.

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March 10, 2015

VW Beetle may get dropped as VW reportedly looks to kill slow selling models

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A new report claims that VW may soon cut more slow selling models from its lineup. VW has already confirmed plans to kill the Eos convertible, but now there's a report that the Polo and even the Beetle may be on the chopping block.

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March 9, 2015

Lotus CEO reveals next all-new model likely to be an SUV

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Right now Lotus is known for making light sports cars, but Lotus may expand its sights a bit with a new SUV. Last week Lotus CEO Jen-Marc Gales stated at the Geneva Motor Show that the next all-new car from the brand will most likely be an SUV.

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March 7, 2015

Fiat 124 Spider will be Fiat's version of the Mazda MX-5

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Fiat has announced that the Fiat version of the new Mazda MX-5 Miata will be called the 124 Spider. The Fiat 124 Spider will borrow its chassis from the 2016 MX-5 Miata, but its styling will be a bit more retro with influences from the Fiat 124s from the 1960s.

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2015 VW Passat Limited Edition starts at $23,995

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VW has announced the introduction of a new Limited Edition version of the 2015 Passat that starts at $23,995, and supersedes the Wolfsburg and SE trim lines. The new Limited Edition model adds $2,755 worth of additional equipment to the automatic transmission S model, but costs just $1,555 more.

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March 6, 2015

Audi confirms all-electric SUV in the works

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This week Audi took the covers off the fully electric Audi R8 e-tron and now the automaker has confirmed plans to add another electric model to its lineup. The new electric model will be a fully electric SUV that will have a driving range of more than 311 miles on one charge.

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March 5, 2015

2015 VW e-Golf gets a cheaper Limited trim and starts at $33,450

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VW has announced the introduction of a new Limited Edition version of the all-electric e-Golf that starts at $33,450, almost $2,000 less than the SEL version. To get the price lower, the Limited version gets 16-inch steel wheels in place of aluminum-alloy wheels, halogen instead of LED headlights, cloth in place of leatherette seating surfaces, and deletion of the heat-pump system.

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2016 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe is the fastest BMW you can buy

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BMW has announced that the 2016 BMW Alpina B6 xDrive Gran Coupe is going to debut next month at the New York Auto Show. When it arrives it will be the fastest BMW you can buy with a 0-60 time of 3.6 seconds and an electronically-limited top speed of 200 mph.

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McLaren Sports Series teased again in a new video

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McLaren has released another teaser video of the upcoming Sports Series entry-level sports car that will debut next month at the New York Auto Show.

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March 3, 2015

2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is the fastest 911...Yet

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Porsche has revealed a new top dog in the 911 range, the 911 GT3 RS, which takes the performance of the GT3 to new heights. The 911 GT3 RS gets long list of modifications ranging from custom aerodynamics to light weight components and a new engine, which should make it a blast to drive on the track.

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Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce is a 750-hp monster!

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Lamborghini has unveiled the new Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce, which will be a killer on the track with its 750 horsepower V12 and lighter weight.

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Audi Q7 e-tron diesel plug-in hybrid debuts in Geneva

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Want the long range efficiency of a diesel engine, plus the zero-emissions capability of an electric motor all wrapped in an SUV? Well Audi has your answer with the new Q7 e-tron diesel-electric plug-in hybrid.

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Aston Martin DBX concept is a high-riding electric sports car

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Aston Martin has unveiled its newest concept, the DBX concept at the Geneva Motor Show. The DBX concept not only shows off its new sexy shape, but also is a technology showcase with its four-electric motors and auto-dimming smart glass.

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Land Rover confirms Range Rover Evoque Convertible

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Land Rover has confirmed that it is working on a convertible version of the Evoque that will arrive in 2016. Seen here covered in camouflage, we can see that the Evoque Convertible will retain most of the same styling as the two-door Evoque sans the roof.

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March 2, 2015

VW Sport Coupe Concept GTE debuts at the Geneva Motor Show

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Volkswagen has revealed the Sport Coupe Concept GTE at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, which is a sleek four-door coupe that previews a new model that could take the brand further upmarket. You'll recall that VW already offers the CC four-door coupe, but VW says that the Sport Coupe Concept GTE could lead to another four-door coupe that is positioned higher in the VW lineup.

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Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 concept previews a possible two-seater coupe

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Bentley has pulled the covers off the EXP 10 Speed 6 concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The concept is Bentley's interpretation of a high performance two seater sports car.

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February 27, 2015

MINI Clubman Vision Gran Turismo Concept previews the next Clubman

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MINI is going to reveal the next-generation Clubman soon, but we're now getting an early preview of it thanks to the Clubman Vision Gran Turismo concept. The concept joins the list of Vision Gran Turismo concepts for the Gran Turismo 6 video game.

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February 26, 2015

The Evora 400 is Lotus' fastest and most powerful production model ever!

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Let's start with the most important part...400. In the new Lotus Evora 400 that equates to 400hp and 395 lb-ft of torque. It's still the same Toyota sourced supercharged 3.5L V6, but a new supercharger with new water-to-air intercooler and engine management system have brought horsepower up by 55 and torque by 100 ft-lbs. While the horsepower increase may not be substantial, the extra 100 lb-ft. of torque is impressive. Lotus now claims the Evora 400 is able to reach 0-60 mph in just 4.1 seconds with a top speed of 186 mph. This new found power allows Lotus Evora 400 to lap it's home track a breathtaking 6 seconds faster than the model it replaces.

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All-new 2016 Audi R8 revealed with 610-hp

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Audi has revealed the second-generation R8 supercar, which is going to debut next week at the Geneva Motor Show. Some of the new R8's highlights include an aluminum and carbon fiber Audi Space Frame, a 610-hp V10 engine and a new all-wheel-drive system.

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February 25, 2015

McLaren 675LT only takes 2.9 seconds to reach 62 mph

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McLaren has unveiled the 675LT supercar ahead of its world debut next week at the Geneva Motor Show. Offered only as a coupe, the 675LT is basically a lighter and faster 650S that re-establishes the McLaren "Longtail" heritage.

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Volkswagen to preview next-gen CC with a concept in Geneva

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Volkswagen is going to give us a preview of the next-generation CC four-door coupe with a new concept at the Geneva Motor Show next week. VW hasn't released the name of the concept, but we do have two sketches of the new concept, which features a more aggressive and coupe-like body than today's model.

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