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May 22, 2015

Honda kicks off production of the all-new 2016 Pilot in Alabama

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Honda has announced that production of the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot has kicked off at its plant in Alabama. The 2016 Pilot is slated to arrive at dealerships next month.

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May 21, 2015

Mazda launches new 'Driving Matters' campaign

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Mazda has announced the kick of its new "Driving Matters" advertising campaign that i san evolution of the Game Changers campaign. The goal of the new campaign is to create a more emotional connection to the brand.

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May 20, 2015

2016 Honda Pilot priced at $29,995 and gets 27 MPG highway rating

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Honda has released the pricing for the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot, which starts at $29,995 plus the $880 destination fee. The 2016 Pilot will be offered in LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and Elite trim levels.

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May 14, 2015

Mazda and Toyota confirm expanded partnership to share technologies

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As was reported earlier this week, Mazda and Toyota have announced plans to further expand their existing partnership that has already given birth to the Scion iA. The expansion will give both automakers access to each others technologies, but the announcement stopped short of revealing any specific details.

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May 12, 2015

2017 Scion FR-S to get updated styling and a little more power

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Toyota has been pretty vocal about the fact that sales of the Scion FR-S have dropped off since it was introduced back in 2012. Sales of the FR-S were actually down 29 percent in April compared to a year ago, so hopefully an upcoming refresh to to the 2017 FR-S will help keep it alive.

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May 11, 2015

Toyota CEO wishes Lexus introduced a three-row crossover instead of the RC Coupe

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Lexus has one major whole in its lineup - a three row crossover and apparently one Toyota exec is wishing that wasn't the case. Jim Lentz, Toyota's North American CEO recently revealed that he feels that it would have been a wiser choice for Lexus to have built a three-row crossover instead of the new RC coupe.

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May 10, 2015

Mazda may expand its partnership with Toyota to help it build a fuel-cell vehicle

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Currently Mazda and Toyota have a partnership that is giving birth to the Mazda 2 based Scion iA. Now it's being reported that Mazda and Toyota are currently discussing plans to expand their partnership, which would give Mazda access to Toyota's fuel-cell and plug-in hybrid technology.

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May 7, 2015

2016 Toyota Mirai fuel-cell vehicle arrives in October

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Toyota has announced that the 2016 Mirai fuel-cell vehicle will officially arrive at select California dealerships this October. Plus leading up to the arrival, interested buyers can pre-order the Mirai starting this summer.

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May 4, 2015

2016 Honda HR-V [REVIEW]

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The compact crossover segment is now one of the fastest growing segments with almost every automaker jumping in. The 2016 Honda HR-V is set to arrive this month and will be one of the heavy hitters that will compete with other new models, like the Fiat 500X, Jeep Renegade, Chevy Trax and Mazda CX-3. The HR-V borrows its platform from the small Fit, nabs the Civic's engine and comes filled with features that Honda hopes will set it apart, does it work?

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April 30, 2015

2016 Scion FR-S gets and upgraded interior and starts at $25,305

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Scion has revealed the updates to the 2016 Scion FR-S, which gets some interior improvements, two new colors, a new standard audio system and a rear-view back up camera. The interior gets bright silver interior accents on the steering wheel bezel, shift bezel, door grip, and along the sides of the center console.

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2016 Honda HR-V priced at $19,115 and rated at 35 mpg

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Honda has revealed all the details about the 2016 HR-V compact SUV, which will officially go on sale on May 15. Pricing for the 2016 HR-V starts at $19,115 (plus $880 destination).

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April 29, 2015

Fiat 124 Spider to debut this year with Mazda MX-5 Miata DNA

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Fiat has already confirmed plans to introduce a new roadster that will be based on the new Mazda MX-5 Miata, which will be dubbed the Fiat 124 Spider. Now it's being reported that the Fiat 124 Spider will debut later this year.

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April 28, 2015

Honda S2000 successor may get a turbo engine and two electric motors

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There have been rumors about a successor to the Honda S2000 for years and now the latest rumor claims that the successor could get an electrified powertrain that feature a turbocharged engine and two electric motors.

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April 27, 2015

Next-Gen Mazdaspeed 3 to debut later this year as a concept

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With a new batch of hot hatchbacks on the horizon thanks to the upcoming Focus RS and Honda Civic Type R, there have been questions about when we'll see a new Mazdaspeed 3. It's now being reported that Mazda will reveal a concept version of the next Mazdaspeed 3 at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this year.

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is 25 percent more fuel efficient

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Mazda has revealed the fuel economy specs for the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, which is now 25 percent more fuel efficient than the outgoing model. It's now rated at 27 mpg city and 34 mpg highway with the six-speed manual and 27 mpg city and 36 mpg highway with the six-speed automatic transmission.

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April 24, 2015

Toyota Mirai to be the first fuel cell vehicle to pace a NASCAR race

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Toyota has announced that the 2016 Mirai fuel cell vehicle will pace the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night, April 25. The Mirai will be the first hydrogen-fueled vehicle to pace a NASCAR race.

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April 23, 2015

2016 Subaru WRX and WRX STI get EyeSight and Starlink technologies

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Subaru has unveiled the 2016 WRX and WRX STI models, which are now available with new safety technology, including Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. In addition both models are now available with a new Starlink touch screen infotainment system.

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2016 Acura NSX: Acura drops more details

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We're still patiently awaiting the arrival of the 2016 Acura NSX, but some of the NSX's engineers recently shared some of the technical details about the NSX at the SAE Detroit Section dinner, held in conjunction with the SAE 2015 World Congress and Exhibition. Details about the NSX's construction, airflow management system and some details about its hybrid powertrain were discussed at the dinner.

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April 21, 2015

2016 Nissan Maxima: Production kicks off in Tennessee

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Nissan has announced that production of the all-new 2016 Nissan Maxima has started at its plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. The eighth-generation Nissan Maxima continues its mission as a "4-Door Sports Car" with its bold exterior and 300-hp V6.

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2016 Honda Civic patent drawings preview the new Civic

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Leaked patent drawings of the all-new 2016 Honda Civic have leaked online, giving us an early look at the production 2016 Civic. Honda gave us a preview of the new Civic Coupe earlier this month at the New York Auto Show with the Civic Coupe concept, but now we can see what the new sedan will look like as well.

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April 20, 2015

Mazda kicks off production of U.S.-bound 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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The all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is almost here, since Mazda has announced that production of the U.S.-bound MX-5 Miata has started rolling off the production line. The 2016 MX-5 Miata will be offered in three trim levels: Sport, Club and Grand Touring.

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Refreshed 2016 Lexus ES debuts at the Shanghai Motor Show

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The Lexus ES is the best-selling sedan in the Lexus lineup and for the 2016 model year, it should continue to hold that title thanks to a refreshed exterior, new engine options and an updated interior.

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2015 Nissan Leaf: The Future is Here [REVIEW]

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In 2011 Nissan launched the first mainstream electric car, the Leaf. To much fanfare, it was introduced and went on sale right about the same time as Chevy's Volt. While not technically direct competitors, since the Leaf is a true electric vehicle and the Volt a plug-in hybrid, they engaged in a sales battle over who would win the hard earned dollars of early eco adopters. Now four years later, it appears the Leaf has won and after a week living with one, I can easily understand why.

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April 15, 2015

2016 Acura RDX priced at $35,270

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The restyled 2016 Acura RDX is scheduled to hit dealerships tomorrow and Acura has announced the pricing, which starts at $35,270 - an increase of just $175 over the 2015 model. The 2016 RDX gets a bunch of upgrades, including a restyled exterior, a more powerful engine and new technologies.

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April 14, 2015

2015 Lexus CT 200h [REVIEW]

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Looking for a fun, compact hybrid with a bit of luxury thrown in? Well add the Lexus CT 200h to your test drive list. The CT 200h arrived on the market in 2011 and is still the only compact luxury hybrid on the market and even though it shares a lot in common with the not so fun Prius, the CT 200h has a character that is all its own.

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April 10, 2015

2016 Honda Pilot specs released before it arrives this summer

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Honda unveiled the all-new 2016 Pilot earlier this year in Chicago, but Honda didn't release all the specific details about the third-generation Pilot. Honda has now released all the details about the 2016 Pilot, with the exception of the pricing ahead of its arrival this summer.

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2016 Nissan 370Z priced at $30,815

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Nissan has announced the pricing for the 2016 370Z Coupe, 370Z NISMO and 370Z Roadster, which are on sale now. The 370Z Coupe starts at $30,815 with the destination fees included, while the 370Z NISMO will set you back $42,815 and the 370Z Roadster starts at $42,645.

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2016 Lexus ES is getting a refresh, to debut this month in Shanghai

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Lexus has released a teaser of the updated 2016 Lexus ES, which is going to debut later this month at the Shanghai Motor Show. From this single photo we can see that the new ES will get an updated grille and headlights.

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April 8, 2015

Honda Crosstour hits the end of the road

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We can't say that we're too surprised, but Honda has confirmed that the Crosstour crossover is going to be discontinued at the end of 2015. The end of the Crosstour will give Honda more room to produce its higher volume SUVs, like the CR-V and 2016 Pilot.

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Mercedes and Nissan join forces to build midsize pickup

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Last month we thought that Mercedes was pulling an early April Fools prank when it announced plans to develop a midsize pickup, but it's completely true and now we're learning more. Mercedes and Nissan have confirmed that they are working together on a new Mercedes pickup that will be based on the Nissan NP300/ Navara.

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April 2, 2015

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander gets over 100 improvements

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Mitsubishi is trying to regain its footing and its now figured out what its new design language will be. The first model to showcase the brand's new design language is the updated 2016 Outlander. In addition to its updated exterior styling, the 2016 Outlander gets over 100 engineering and design improvements.

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2016 Toyota RAV4 gets a refresh and a new hybrid version

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Toyota continues its quest to offer hybrid versions of many of its models and now the RAV4 SUV can be included in that list. Toyota has revealed the updated 2016 RAV4, which sees the introduction of the model's first hybrid version.

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All-New 2016 Nissan Maxima debuts in NYC and starts at $32,410

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The Nissan Maxima has renewed it's quest to earn the "4-Door Sports Car" title, with Nissan's debut of the all-new 2016 Maxima at the New York Auto Show. It's hard to decide which is more captivating, a new iteration of Nissan's "V-motion" grille or the most unmistakable C-pillar in the industry. Both turn heads while the sides provide a lot of surface detailing to tease your eyes. You'll either love the new Maxima's looks or not.

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April 1, 2015

2016 Honda Civic Concept stuns the crowd in NYC

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The concept version of the all new tenth generation Honda Civic bowed today at the New York Auto Show. Highlighted by stunning neon green paint, LED lighting, and a large spoiler wing; the concept truly turns heads and proves that Honda hasn't lost it's mojo.

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All-new 2016 Lexus RX debuts with a more dynamic look

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Lexus has revealed the all-new 2016 Lexus RX, which marks the introduction of the fourth-generation. The 2016 RX build upon the success of the previous model, but now gets a more chiseled exterior that mimics the styling of the smaller NX SUV.

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March 31, 2015

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club adds more performance to the MX-5

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The all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is going to arrive in showrooms this summer and Mazda has just unveiled the new MX-5 Club version. The new Miata MX-5 Miata is about 150 pounds lighter, which will improve its performance, but if you want even more the Miata MX-5 Club heightens the performance even more.

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2016 Scion iA and iM debut in New York

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Scion's lineup has grown quite stale over the last few years, but Toyota is about to finally add some new models to its "youthful" brand. Scion has just revealed the 2016 iA and iM models, which add a new sedan and hatchback to the lineup.

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Honda confirms next-generation Civic hatchback will be sold in 'global markets'

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A few weeks ago rumors started to circle that Honda is going to bring a Civic hatchback back to the U.S. and now Honda has sorta confirmed those rumors. Honda has announced that its UK plant will be the global production hub for the next Civic five-door hatchback and that it will be exported to key global markets.

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March 30, 2015

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata priced at $24,915

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Mazda has announced the pricing for the much anticipated 2016 MX-5 Miata, which will start at $24,915. The 2016 MX-5 launches this summer and will be available in Sport, Club and Grand Touring trim levels.

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March 26, 2015

2016 Toyota RAV4 gets new hybrid version

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Toyota has announced the addition of a new hybrid to its lineup - the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Toyota has released a teaser photo of the new RAV4 Hybrid, but all the other details are on lock until its debut at the New York Auto Show on April 2.

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