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November 20, 2014

2016 Fiat 500X Debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show

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The 2015 Fiat 500X just had its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The 500X small crossover shares its platform with the Jeep Renegade and joins a growing list of new compact crossovers.

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November 19, 2014

Audi A7 Sportback h-tron Quattro Concept Debuts in LA

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This year is all about fuel cell news at the LA Auto Show. This week we've already heard updates from Toyota with its Mirai and the upcoming Honda FCV. Now Audi is showcasing its upcoming fuel cell technology under the hood of the A7 with the debut of the A7 Sportback h-tron quattro concept.

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2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 Debuts at the LA Auto Show

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The "Maybach" name is officially back with the debut of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, which is debuting today at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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2015 Volkswagen Golf R Priced at $37,415

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Volkswagen has released the pricing for "fastest and most powerful Golf ever," the 2015 Golf R, which starts at $37,415.

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November 18, 2014

Audi Prologue Concept Previews Audi's Future Design Language

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Audi has unveiled the Prologue concept, which previews the brand's future design language. It's been rumored that the Prologue concept is a preview of an upcoming Audi flagship, but Audi isn't confirming those rumors.

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BMW i5 to Borrow the Hydrogen Fuel-Cell System from the Toyota Mirai?

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Yesterday Toyota officially dropped all the details for the 2016 Mirai fuel-cell vehicle. Everyone is jumping on the fuel-cell bandwagon and now it's being reported that BMW may tap its current relationship with Toyota for a fuel-cell vehicle for the i-sub brand.

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Volkswagen Golf R Variant Has its World Debut in LA

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Wagon fans will love this! Volkswagen has unveiled the Golf R Variant, which is going to debut this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. With 296 horsepower on tap and standard all-wheel-drive the Golf R Variant isn't just another boring wagon.

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November 17, 2014

Bentley Grand Convertible Concept Revealed

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Bentley has unveiled the Bentley Grand Convertible concept ahead of its debut this week at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Bentley isn't saying if it will produce the Grand Convertible concept, but did say, "We are eagerly awaiting the response of our customers to this car. We will ensure that this car - if it reaches the roads - will be a highly exclusive, extremely limited collector's piece."

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November 15, 2014

Audi Prologue Concept Sketches Leaked Ahead of its LA Debut

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Next week Audi is going to reveal a new concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Until now we've referred to it as the Audi A9 concept, but now the first photos and info have leaked - revealing the fact that it's actually called the Prologue concept.

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November 14, 2014

2016 Audi TT Debuts in LA, Arrives in the Second Half of 2015

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Even though the third-generation Audi TT was originally unveiled earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show, the US-spec TT has not been revealed. Audi has announced that the all-new 2016 TT will have it's U.S. debut next week at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Volkswagen GTI Roadster Concept Heads to LA

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The Volkswagen GTI Roadster concept is going to have its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week. First seen at the W├Ârthersee festival in Austria in May, the GTI Roadster demonstrates the bandwidth of the MQB architecture that underpins the seventh-generation Golf.

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November 13, 2014

Land Rover's SVO Division Developing More Extreme Off-Roaders

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John Edwards, the head of Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division has confirmed that the division is working on a line of more extreme off-road models.

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Aston Martin Lagonda May Be Sold in Other Markets

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When Aston Martin unveiled the ultra-luxurious Lagonda it disappointed fans by stating that it would only be sold in the Middle East. Now according to Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer, the Lagonda may eventually be offered in other markets.

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2015 Volkswagen Golf Family Named Motor Trend's Car of the Year

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Motor Trend has announced that the 2015 Volkswagen Golf family has received its Car of the Year award. The seventh-generation Golf family consists of the Golf 1.8T, Golf TDI, Golf GTI and e-Golf models.

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November 12, 2014

2016 Audi A6 and A7 to Debut at the LA Auto Show

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Audi has announced that the updated 2016 A6 and A7 will have their U.S. debut at the LA Auto Show next week. Both the A6 and A7 models are getting a facelift with revised styling, engine updates and new tech features.

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Volkswagen Golf R 400 to Arrive Late Next Year?

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Volkswagen has reportedly approved the Golf R 400 for production. According to insiders that spoke with Car Magazine, the hottest and more powerful version of the Golf will enter production late next year.

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Mercedes-Benz Updates its Naming Strategy, SUVs Get the Biggest Update

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It's been reported that Mercedes-Benz is going to update the naming structure of some of its models and now it's been confirmed. By 2020 Mercedes-Benz will have brought more than 30 models on to the market worldwide with eleven of them being new, which is why the brand needs to change its naming structure.

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Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Teased

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Mercedes-Benz has released two teaser photos of the new Mercedes-Maybach S 600, which is going to debut next week at the LA Auto Show.

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November 7, 2014

Here's Your First Look at the McLaren Sports Series!

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Following yesterday's announcement about the upcoming McLaren Sports Series entry-level sports car, McLaren has now released the first official glimpse of the new car. Previously referred to as the P13, the Sports Series will be the lowest priced model in the McLaren lineup, but borrows many styling cues from the P1 and 650S.

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November 6, 2014

Limited-Edition Volvo Ocean Race XC60 Debuts in Miami

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Volvo has unveiled the new limited-edition Volvo Ocean Race XC60 that is going to debut at the Miami Auto Show. The special edition XC60 pays tribute to the men and women that compete in the Volvo Ocean Race.

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McLaren Confirms Entry-Level Sports Series, Debuts in Second Quarter of 2015

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McLaren has confirmed plans to introduce a new entry-level sports car called the Sports Series. The entry-level model was previously referred to as the "P13" and will slot in below the 650S in the McLaren lineup.

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Audi Q3 Gets a Facelift, RS Q3 Now Packs 340-HP

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Even though the U.S. just received the small Audi Q3 crossover, it's been on sale in Europe since 2011. Audi has revealed the revised Q3, which will go on sale will go on sale in Europe in early 2015, while the U.S. will probably see the revised Q3 as a 2016 model.

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2016 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe Gets All-Wheel-Drive, Six New F-Type Models to Debut in LA

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As predicted, Jaguar has unveiled a new all-wheel-drive version of the 2016 F-Type R Coupe, which is going to debut this month at the 2014 LA Auto Show. This is the first time that all-wheel-drive will be available in the F-Type lineup and thanks to the extra traction, the F-Type R Coupe AWD model reaches 60 mph in 3.9 seconds, 0.1 seconds faster than the RWD version.

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November 5, 2014

Audi A9 Concept Teased Again Ahead of its LA Debut [VIDEO]

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Audi has released another teaser of its A9 concept that is going to debut later this month at the LA Auto Show. In the new video, Audi's new chief designer Marc Lichte explains his love for past Audi's like the Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO and the first-generation A8 and TT coupe.

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2015 Volvo V60 Cross Country Unveiled Ahead of its LA Auto Show Debut

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Volvo has unveiled the Cross Country version of the V60 wagon ahead of its debut at the 2014 LA Auto Show this month. Like the V70 Cross Country, the V60 Cross Country features a higher ride height and beefier body parts that make it more capable off-road and an alternative to a traditional SUV.

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2015 Porsche Cayenne and Cayenne GTS Unveiled

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Porsche has unveiled the updated base 2015 Cayenne and Cayenne GTS models ahead of their debut this month at the LA Auto Show later this month.

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November 4, 2014

Mission Metris: Mercedes-Benz Previews its New Midsize Van at SEMA

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Mercedes-Benz is planning on introducing a new Metris midsize commercial van to the U.S. market in the fall of 2015. To preview the Metris, Mercedes-Benz is introducing "Mission Metris," a showcase of 4 new midsize Project Vans at SEMA 2014 in Las Vegas.

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November 3, 2014

Mercedes-Benz G-Code Concept Previews an Even Smaller Crossover

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With the new Mercedes-Benz GLA crossover now rolling into showrooms it remains to be seen how many buyers gravitate towards the new compact crossover. Mercedes-Benz is now previewing another crossover that could be even smaller than the GLA with the new G-Code concept.

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October 30, 2014

An Electric Range Rover Could be in the Cards

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Thanks to the success of Tesla and its Model S nearly every automaker is trying to produce a Tesla-rivaling electric vehicle. It's being reported that Land Rover is currently mulling the idea of an electric Range Rover that would compete with the Tesla Model X crossover.

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Porsche Panamera Exclusive Series Arrives With a $315K Price Tag

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Porsche has announced the release of the uber limited Porsche Panamera Exclusive Series, which is going to have its world premiere next month at the 2014 LA Auto Show.

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October 29, 2014

2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M Revealed with 567-HP

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BMW has taken the wraps off the second-generation 2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M models ahead of their world debut at the LA Auto Show next month. Both models are powered by a 567-hp 4.4L V8, which is enough power for a 0-60 mph time of 4.0 seconds.

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Next-Gen Land Rover Defender Coming in 2016

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It's being reported that the next-generation Land Rover Defender is going to enter production during the summer of 2016. We last heard about a Defender replacement back in 2011 with the DC100 concept and at the time 2015 was slated as the last year for the current Defender. The current Defender will go out of production in 2015 due to emissions regulations, but the world will have to wait at least a year later for its replacement.

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Fiat Spins Off Ferrari and Lists 10 Percent Stake on Market

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Fiat Chrysler has announced plans to spin off Ferrari and list a 10 percent stake on the market as it seeks to raise funding. The spin-off is expected to be complete next year.

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October 28, 2014

2015 Audi R8 Competition Revealed Ahead of its Debut in LA

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Audi has unveiled the 2015 Audi R8 Competition model, which is going to debut next month at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The limited-edition R8 Competition features a 570-hp engine and racing-inspired, lightweight matte carbon elements.

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Porsche to Take on Tesla with Electric Mid-Size Model

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Porsche is currently working on a new model that will slot in below the Panamera in Porsche's lineup and while the new model will take on rivals like the BMW 5 Series, it will also be offered in a full electric version. The fully electric model will be Porsche's first ever production electric car and will go head to head with the Tesla Model S.

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October 24, 2014

BMW Teases the New X5 M and X6 M Ahead of Their LA Debut [VIDEO]

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BMW is going to unveil the new X5 M and X6 M high-performance SUVs next month at the LA Auto Show, which is still a month away. While we wait for the debut, BMW has released a teaser video of the X5 M and X6 M.

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How to Drive 834 Miles on One Tank of Fuel in the 2015 Audi A3 TDI [REVIEW]

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I wake up from a nap to find myself sweating in a car with the A/C off in the middle of the California desert. No this isn't a nightmare, my driving partner and I are trying to reach it to San Diego, which is over 100 miles away, but our 2015 Audi A3 TDI's gas gauge says were almost on empty. Why couldn't we stop for fuel? Last week Audi invited 18 journalists out to Albuquerque, New Mexico to take part in its newest TDI Challenge. This isn't the first time that Audi has set up a mileage challenge, since a similar drive was done with the A6 and Q7 TDI diesel models, but this time the only model in the challenge would be the all-new A3 TDI.

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October 23, 2014

2015 VW e-Golf Nabs Title as Most Efficient Compact EV

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The 2015 VW e-Golf electric car has received an EPA rating of 126 MPGe city and 105 highway rating with a combined rating of 116 Miles per Gallon of Gasoline Equivalent (MPGe). It also has a range of up to 83 miles and compared to other compact electric vehicles, the e-Golf is the most efficient car in its compact class.

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BMW M2 to Arrive in 2015 With a Turbocharged 3.0L Six-Cyl

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Next year BMW will launch the hotter version of the 2-Series, the M2. BMW's Friedrich Nitschke recently revealed some of the details to Autocar about the M2, with the biggest update being that it will be powered by a 3.0L inline-six cylinder engine.

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October 21, 2014

2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class to Get an Update, Still Stays Boxy

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Mercedes-Benz is working on an update to the iconic G-Class SUV, but don't expect it to change that much. The G-Class hasn't had a redesign since it was released in 1979, but due to some upcoming stricter EU regulations, Mercedes has to give the boxy SUV a few styling changes.

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