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July 3, 2015

2016 Fiat 500 gets updated styling inside and out

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Fiat has revealed the updated 2016 Fiat 500, which it says has received no fewer than 1,800 detail changes, but you probably can't spot all of them.

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July 1, 2015

2017 Jaguar F-Pace Prototype supports the Tour De France

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Jaguar is giving the world another preview of the upcoming F-Pace SUV, which is going to serve as the official Team Sky support vehicle in this weekend's Tour de France. Labeled as a prototype, the F-Pace is preview of Jaguar's new SUV that is going to debut later this year.

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June 30, 2015

Next-Gen VW e-Golf could have 186 mile driving range

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Volkswagen has revealed that it is developing new battery technology that will give its electric vehicles a much longer driving range than today's e-Golf. VW Chairman Martin Winterkorn recently confirmed that the new technology will bring "a quantum leap for the electric car."

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June 28, 2015

2016 Audi A4: Here's the official info and pics

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Audi has unveiled the all-new 2016 A4 ahead of its official world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The new fifth-generation A4 may not look that different on the outside, but beyond the evolutionary styling, the new A4 gets new technology features, more efficient engines and an elegant new interior.

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June 24, 2015

2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia has its eyes set on the M3

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Alfa Romeo has unveiled the 2016 Giulia, which it says "encapsulates 105 years of style excellence and Italian technology." The new stylish sedan has its eyes set on the segment leader - the BMW 3 Series and with a 503 horsepower V6, the Giulia is definitely has our attention.

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2016 MINI Clubman official photos revealed

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The first official photos of the second-generation MINI Clubman have appeared online ahead of MINI's planned reveal. The second-generation Clubman is a major departure from the last generation, which now has two full size rear doors, which effectively turns it into a compact wagon.

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June 17, 2015

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC officially replaces the GLK

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Mercedes-Benz's boxy GLK has been relaunched by a rounder and smoother successor called the 2016 GLC. It utilizes the same modular architecture with rear-wheel-drive found in the latest C-Class, which will also end up underpinning most of M-B's lineup over the coming decade. The new GLC will arrive in the US with just two versions, a rear-wheel-drive GLC300 and an all-wheel-drive GLC300 4Matic. More variants are expected including an AMG GLC63, diesel, and for the first time ever, a plug-in hybrid. In addition, a new GLC Coupe is also in the making.

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Land Rover reveals a smartphone-controlled Range Rover Sport

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Jaguar Land Rover has a revealed a unique version of the Range Rover Sport, which can be controlled by the driver on a smartphone outside the vehicle. The unique Range Rover Sport prototype is helping Jaguar Land Rover researchers develop new sensing technologies that will help future autonomous vehicles tackle any terrain.

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June 15, 2015

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider priced at $65,495

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The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is scheduled to officially arrive in showrooms this summer and now FCA has announced the pricing, which starts at $65,495 after the $1,595 destination charge. That puts the starting price for the 4C Spider at just over $10,000 more than the 4C Coupe.

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June 13, 2015

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC teased ahead of its debut on June 17, Arrives in Nov.

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Mercedes-Benz has released a teaser of the new 2016 GLC compact crossover, which is the replacement for the current GLK. The new name ties the crossover to the C-Class, which it will be based on.

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June 11, 2015

2016 VW Jetta GLI gets a bit more aggressive

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VW has revealed the 2016 Jetta GLI, which is kinda a sedan version of the much loved GTI. It's powered by the same 210-hp 2.0L turbocharged engine as the GTI and now for the 2016 model year, the Jetta GLI gets more aggressive styling and a few other updates.

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June 10, 2015

All-new 2016 BMW 7-Series debuts with an emphasis on new technology

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BMW has finally unveiled the new 7-series with more space, more technology, and more powerful yet efficient engines. The new 7 arrives this fall, as a 2016 model, in 740i and 750i xDrive guises no longer offering the short-wheelbase. Prices start at $82,250 for the 740i and $98,350 for the 750i xDrive including BMW's $950 destination charge. The new 740e xDrive plug-in hybrid model will join the lineup next year.

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BMW may build a Tesla Model X rival

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A new report claims that BMW is working on plans for an all-electric SUV that will take on the upcoming Tesla Model X. We're still months away from the arrival of the Model X, but due to the successful response that Tesla has received so far, it only makes sense that other automakers want to build rivals.

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June 8, 2015

2016 BMW 7-Series leaked ahead of its debut this week

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BMW is going to reveal the all-new 2016 7-Series this week on June 10, but a photo of the new 7-Series has already been released thanks to an accidental push on the automaker's website. Someone in Austria hit send too early, since the photo you see here was shown on BMW's online configurator, which also revealed some of the specs for the 2016 7-Series.

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June 4, 2015

Audi and TOMS team up to create a limited-edition shoe

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Audi and TOMS have announced the release of a new limited-edition Alpargata shoe that will be available to Audi buyers this summer. From June 3 until August 4, if you buy or lease an Audi you will receive an offer for a pair of exclusively-designed TOMS featuring the four rings. As part of the program, TOMS will donate 55,000 shoes to children in need.

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June 3, 2015

Restyled 2016 Audi Q3 priced at $33,700

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Audi has revealed the updates to the 2016 Q3 crossover, which is now getting a restyled front fascia with a new grille and a few interior upgrades.

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2015 Audi A3 TDI [REVIEW]

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Audi first introduced the A3 to the US market for 2007. Here in the US it basically began the premium small car market. There weren't any other players at the time, except for perhaps Mini one size down, but that's more a niche player. Since that time though the competition has caught up. Every high line manufacturer either now offers a small vehicle or is planning to shortly. So luckily Audi has released an all new generation to protect it's market share.

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June 2, 2015

All-new 2016 BMW X1 now looks like a mini X5

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The BMW X1 only came to the US in 2012, but it's been on sale in the other markets since 2009. The new X1 will be a 2016 and goes on sale this Fall, which is why BMW has revealed in full ahead of a likely debut at September's 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. With almost 62,000 sold in the U.S. to date, the outgoing model turned out to be a big sales success for BMW. But this new one has a lot going for it. For instance, it features a much more handsome design as well as a roomier cabin and a more fuel-efficient drivetrain.

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2016 BMW 7-Series teased ahead of its debut on June 10th [VIDEO]

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BMW has announced plans to officially unveil the all-new 2016 7-Series next week on June 10th. Even though we only have to wait a week to see it, BMW has revealed a teaser video of the new 7-Series.

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June 1, 2015

2015 Volvo S60 T6 [REVIEW]

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Volvo's S60 has been in it's second generation since 2010. Having received a slight facelift last year, this year Volvo has imbued the S60 with its new range of impressive Drive-E powertrains. The S60 competes in one of the most hotly contested segments, the near-luxury class that contains some formidable players such as the Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and the king of the class, BMW 3-Series. So how does the Volvo S60 compare?

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May 29, 2015

2016 Volvo XC90 [REVIEW]

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Today Volvo's lineup as grown quite stale with the only updates being mild updates to its existing lineup, but some big things are on the horizon for the Swedish brand. What we have here is the all-new 2016 Volvo XC90 SUV, which is getting its first full redesign since it was introduced way back in 2002. The new XC90 is also the first of many new Volvo models, since Volvo says that by 2018 every model in its current lineup will be replaced.

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May 27, 2015

Lamborghini SUV confirmed! It will arrive sometime in 2018

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Lamborghini has confirmed that it is going to build a new SUV, which was originally previewed by the Urus concept in 2012. There have been several reports about the new Lamborghini SUV and today Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann finally announced that the new SUV has received the green light and that it will arrive in 2018.

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May 25, 2015

Audi R8 e-tron piloted driving concept previews Audi's self-driving tech

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Audi has unveiled the R8 e-tron piloted driving concept at the CES Asia show in Shanghai, China. The R8 e-tron piloted driving concept may look almost identical to the R8 e-tron electric car, but the big news here is what you can't see - the concept previews Audi's self-driving technology that is slated to arrive in two years.

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May 26, 2015

2015 Volkswagen GTI [REVIEW]

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I'm often asked what is the best small car on the market and the list always includes top models, like the Honda Fit and Mazda3, but one small car easily makes the top list - the VW Golf and specifically the GTI. The last-generation GTI was the definition of the perfect hot hatch and I loved it so much, that I actually bought one. Now for 2015 VW has completely revamped the Golf and the GTI, but is it just as good? Yes!

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May 22, 2015

Audi officially confirms Q1, Q6 and Q8 crossovers

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Audi has big plans to further expand its current SUV lineup from the existing Q3, Q5 and Q7 lineup. It's been widely reported, but Audi has finally confirmed that three new SUVs will be added to its lineup by 2019.

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May 21, 2015

BMW X2 confirmed, coupe-like crossover expected to arrive in 2017

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BMW has reportedly approved the launch of another crossover - a coupe-like crossover called the X2. The X2 will borrow styling cues from the larger X4 and X6 crossovers according to a report from Autocar.

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May 20, 2015

2016 BMW 435i ZHP Coupe revealed, production limited to 100 units

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BMW has unveiled the new special edition 435i ZHP Coupe, which pays tribute to the original ZHP Performance Package that was offered on the 2003-2006 3 Series. The 435i ZHP Coupe not only gets improved styling and aerodynamic upgrades, but its also quicker with more precise handling.

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May 19, 2015

2017 Porsche Boxster and Cayman to get flat-four boxer engine

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Porsche has confirmed that both the Boxster and Cayman will get a new four-cylinder engine next year. Porsche CEO Matthias Müller has revealed that both models will be getting a flat-four boxer engine by mid-2016, which will be the first time that Porsche has sold a four-cylinder engine in the U.S. in 20 years.

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May 18, 2015

2016 Lotus Evora 400 priced at $89,900, arrives in December

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Lotus has announced the pricing for the 2016 Lotus Evora 400, which will start at $89,900 when it goes on sale at the end of the year. What does that price get you? Well the new Evora 400 costs a bit more than the outgoing Evora and Evora S models, but at least now it holds the title as the fastest road car that Lotus has ever produced.

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May 15, 2015

Porsche 911 GT3 R customer race car unveiled

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Porsche has unveiled a new customer sport race car that is based on the 911 GT3 RS - the 911 GT3 R. The 911 GT3 R starts with the GT3 RS, but thanks to its lower weight, improved aerodynamics and a few other mods, it's ready for the track.

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May 14, 2015

Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport concept debuts with 395-hp plug-in hybrid system

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In addition to the Golf GTI Clubsport and Golf GTI Performance, VW has unveiled another Golf model - the Golf GTE Sport concept in Austria today at Wörthersee. Even though its name may make you think that it's just a sportier version of the Golf GTE, you'll be pleasantly surprised thanks to the concept's carbon fiber body and gullwing doors. VW says that the front of the concept previews "how the Golf GT models could develop in future."

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May 13, 2015

VW GTI Clubsport concept unveiled, production version arrives in 2016

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Next year the Volkswagen GTI turns 40 years old and to celebrate the birthday of one of the most iconic hatchbacks, VW is going to release a special model. VW is previewing the new limited-edition model with the GTI Clubsport concept that is debuting this week at the Wörthersee Tour GTI meet in Austria.

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BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage concept teased

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BMW has released a teaser photo of the new 3.0 CSL Hommage concept that is going to debut on May 22 at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. The concept is a tribute to the BMW 3.0 CSL coupe from the 1970s.

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May 12, 2015

Range Rover Evoque SVR may be in the works

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Land Rover is reportedly set to expand its new high-performance Special Vehicle Operations lineup to include a more powerful Range Rover Evoque SVR. There have been reports of a more powerful Evoque for a while, but now it might actually happen.

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May 8, 2015

VW Golf GTI Clubsport teasers preview another hot hatch

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VW has released design sketches of the new Golf GTI Clubsport, which is going to debut at Wörthersee next week. The concept is expected to preview a new model that will slow in between the current GTI and Golf R models in the Golf lineup.

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Audi TT Clubsport turbo concept debuts at Wörthersee with 600-hp

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Audi is bringing a new concept car to Wörthersee Tour - the TT clubsport turbo concept. Even with styling bits that look like they are borrowed from the R8, the big news is what powers the concept, a 600 horsepower powertrain that gives the concept a 0-62 mph time of only 3.6 seconds.

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May 7, 2015

Restyled 2016 BMW 3 Series revealed: 340i and 330e models debut

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BMW has revealed the restyled 2016 3 Series sedan and wagon. The updated 3 Series lineup gets some styling updates, but the bigger updates will improve the driving dynamics, since it gets new front struts, new rear damper technology and redesigned electric power steering.

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May 6, 2015

2016 Audi TT starts at $42,900, TTS priced at $51,900

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Audi has announced the pricing for the all-new 2016 TT. The third-generation TT is inspired by the first-generation TT, but has a modern take on the original with its with short overhangs, broad wheel arches and a lean a muscular stance.

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Porsche is working on a 5 Series rival with a fuel cell powertrain

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It's been reported for a while that Porsche is working on a BMW 5 Series rival, but now a new report claims that the new model will also be offered with electric and hydrogen fuel cell versions. A series of new patent applications filed in Germany, the U.S. and China have revealed some of the details for the new vehicle, which will be based on the Panamera Sport Turismo concept.

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May 5, 2015

2017 Maserati Levante to debut in Detroit, pricing to start around $100k

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A new report claims that Maserati is going to debut its first-ever SUV, the Levante at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show in January. Autovisie claims that the Levante will debut in Detroit, just a few months before production kicks off in March 2016.

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