Toyota has announced that the replacement for the Yaris subcompact will be powered by the same Skyactiv four-cylinder engine as the upcoming Mazda2. The replacement for the lackluster Yaris will actually be built on the same platform as the next Mazda2, but will have unique sheet metal.
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It seems like everyday more news trickles out about the next-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata and the Fiat/ Alfa Romeo version. First it was originally reported that the next MX-5 Miata would debut next year at the Chicago Auto Show, but now those plans have been shelved. Second the Alfa Romeo version may actually be badged a Fiat or Abarth.
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Honda has yet to reveal the U.S. spec version of the Honda Vezel crossover that is sold in Japan, but a new trademark for the HR-V name may be a clue to what it will be called.
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Rather than unveil the 2015 Lexus NX crossover at today's Geneva Motor Show, Lexus has decided to wait until next month's Beijing Motor Show to debut the small crossover.
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Infiniti originally unveiled the Q50 Eau Rouge concept earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show, but failed to tell us what powered the concept. Now Infiniti has revealed that the Q50 Eau Rouge has borrowed the Nissan GT-R's 3.8L V6 engine, which generates 560-hp and 442 lb-ft. of torque in the Infiniti concept.
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Tomorrow Mazda is going to take the wraps off its latest concept, the Hazumi concept at the Geneva Motor Show. Even though we're only less than a day away from the kick off of the show, several photos of the Mazda Hazumi concept have started floating around the web.
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Following the confirmation that the Honda Insight hybrid is being discontinued, Honda has announced that it is committed to expanding its hybrid lineup. Honda hasn't revealed any details, but does say that it plans to expand its two-motor hybrid system that is currently offered in the 2014 Accord Hybrid.
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Lexus has unveiled the final version of the 2015 RC Coupe, the RC 350 F Sport. The RC 350 F Sport joins the RC 350 and RC F models and is basically a combination of the two, with the performance of the RC 350, but with the more aggressive styling that is a little less aggressive than the RC F.
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After several rumors and reports that the Honda Insight is being discontinued in Europe, Honda has now confirmed that the Insight hybrid will be leaving the U.S. market as well. The Insight has never been able to put even a small dent in Toyota Prius sales and slow sales means that it will be gone after the 2014 model year.
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The first full photo of Mazda's new Hazumi concept has leaked ahead of its debut next week at the Geneva Motor Show. The Hazumi name is a Japanese word meaning to "bound or spring up and the concept is a preview of the next-generation Mazda2.
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It was previously reported that Nissan is going to unveil the all-new 2015 Nissan Murano crossover at the New York Auto Show in April, but now it looks like it will actually have its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show, next month.
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Mazda has announced that it is going to unveil the new Hazumi concept at the Geneva Motor Show next month. The new Hazumi concept is a preview of what we can expect from the next-generation Mazda2 hatchback.
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Ever since the Scion FR-S/ Toyota GT 86 hit the market we've been hoping that a high-performance version of the rear-wheel-drive coupe was in the works. With only 200 horsepower under the hood, the rear-wheel-drive coupe is definitely under powered and sadly that may be one of the reasons why it's failed to meet sales expectations.
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Infiniti has announced that it will be bringing the Q50 Eau Rouge concept to the Geneva Motor Show next month. We first saw the concept at the Detroit Auto Show last month, but at the time Infiniti did not announce what was under the hood. Now we have confirmation that the concept is powered by a turbocharged engine and that it will be revealed at next month's show.
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It's being reported that Mazda is currently working on a new Mazda-2 based crossover that is expected to be released sometime this year in Japan, which will coincide with the introduction of the next Mazda2. The new Mazda2-based crossover will be smaller than the current CX-5 and sales are expected to launch in Japan first before it expands to Europe and emerging markets.
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Toyota has reportedly filled an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office to trademark the Supra name, which provides more proof that the Supra is set for a come back. It may seem odd that Toyota is reapplying to trademark the Supra name, but the original application from 1979 expired in 2006.
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Slow sales of the Honda Insight and CR-Z hybrids have prompted Honda to stop selling them in Europe. Last year Honda only sold 1,242 Insights and 695 CR-Zs in Europe, which were both down over 60 percent from the prior year. Honda will now just sell off its remaining stock of Insights and CR-Zs.
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Subaru has announced the pricing for the 2015 Subaru WRX and WRX STI models. The 2015 WRX starts at $26,295, while the WRX STI keeps the same starting price as the outgoing model at $34,495.
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Nissan is going to unveil the all-new 2015 Nissan Murano at the New York Auto Show in April. Although Nissan hasn't revealed any photos of the next-generation Murano, it's expected that it will borrow many styling cues from the Resonance concept (pictured here).
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Today's clunky and annoying charging cables that are needed to recharge electric vehicles may soon become extinct. Toyota has announced that it is the latest automaker to begin testing new a wireless battery charging system for plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles.
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Lexus has announced that it is bringing two new versions of the 2015 RC Coupe to the Geneva Motor Show next month. Following the debut of the 2015 RC 350 F in Detroit, Geneva will see the debut of the 2015 Lexus RC F Sport and RC F GT3 Racing Concept.
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Last week Subaru took the wraps off the all-new 2015 Subaru Legacy sedan at the Chicago Auto Show. When the 2015 Legacy arrives in showrooms buyers can choose between a 2.5L four-cylinder or 3.6L six-cylinder engine, but a new report says that a turbocharged Legacy Sport is in the works.
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It's being reported that the 2016 Toyota Tundra is going to get a version of the same 5.0L Cummins diesel that will be offered in the next Nissan Titan pickup.
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Honda has released this teaser sketch of the 2015 Honda Civic Type R concept, which is going to debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. The 2015 Civic Type R is going to arrive in Europe early next year, but next month we will get a preview of what we can expect.
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Last week Subaru unveiled the all-new 2015 Legacy at the Chicago Auto Show and now it's being reported that the 2015 Outback is going to be unveiled at the New York Auto Show in April.
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Last month Toyota unveiled the FT-1 Concept at the Detroit Auto Show, which Toyota said was a preview of future sports car styling for the automaker. Of course it was widely rumored that it was a preview of the successor to the Supra and now that rumor has been confirmed.
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Nissan has created a special version of the current Frontier, the Frontier Diesel Runner, which is powered by a 2.8L four-cylinder Cummins turbo diesel engine. Nissan is using the Frontier Diesel Runner project truck to see if there is enough customer interest in a future diesel powered Frontier.
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Off-Road enthusiasts now have a new reason to choose walk into a Toyota showroom, since Toyota just debuted its new TRD Pro Series. The 2015 Toyota Tacoma, Tundra and 4Runner can now be made even more capable with the new factory installed TRD Pro Series off-rad package.
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Subaru has officially unveiled the 2015 Subaru Legacy today at the Chicago Auto Show and one thing is clear - it bares little resemblance to the Legacy Concept. Once you get past that sad point, the 2015 Legacy does look better than the outgoing model and is more fuel efficient with a slightly roomier interior.
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Nissan has announced two new trim levels for the 2015 Nissan Versa, which will go on sale this spring. The 2015 Nissan Versa Note SR debuted today at the Chicago Auto Show, which will be joined by the Versa Note SL.
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Honda has unveiled the new Honda Vision XS-1 concept, which is having its world debut this week at the Auto Expo in India. Honda says that the concept is a creative study model that is based on Honda's "man maximum, machine minimum" design philosophy.
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Toyota has unveiled a new version of the Camry Hybrid, the 2014.5 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE Limited Edition. As the name states, the limited edition Camry Hybrid SE gets many of the same features as the standard Camry SE and builds upon the Camry XLE Hybrid.
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Honda has announced that the 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas are going to arrive in showrooms this month. The updated 2014 Civic Hybrid is now more fuel efficient with a 44/47 mpg rating and the Civic Natural Gas returns after taking the last model year off.
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The all-new 2015 Subaru Legacy is set to debut in two days at the Chicago Auto Show, but the first batch of photos have already leaked online. Unfortunately as we predicted, the 2015 Legacy bares little resemblance to the Legacy Concept that Subaru unveiled late last year.
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The 2014 Chicago Auto Show kicks off next week and Subaru has revealed that the 2015 Legacy will take the stage in the "Windy City." Subaru previewed the 2015 Legacy with the Legacy concept back in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show, but compared to past Subaru concepts, no one really believed that the production version would look like the stylish concept. Fortunately based on this single teaser photo it looks like the 2015 Legacy is going to stop that trend with a side profile that retains the sleek "coupe-like" profile of the concept.
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Lexus has yet to show us the production version of the LF-NX compact crossover, but it looks like a presentation is giving us our first look. The production version is expected to be dubbed the NX and was previewed in a presentation during the 26th Annual Society of Automotive Analysts' Automotive Outlook Conference that took place right before the Detroit Auto Show.
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Honda has announced that it became a net exporter in the U.S. for the first time in 2013 - exporting 108,705 U.S.-made Honda and Acura vehicles versus the 88,537 vehicles it imported from Japan. In 2013, Honda achieved record production of automobiles in 2013, both in North America (1,781,213 units) and in the U.S. (1,309,917 units).
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Toyota has released a new video that teases upcoming TRD Pro versions of the Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner models. The video doesn't reveal a lot, but we can see that the TRD Pro package does add a blacked out grille, black wheels and TRD Pro badges.
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We're still about a year away from the release of the fourth-generation Toyota Prius, but more details about the next Prius have been released. Some of Toyota's execs have released a few more details about the next Prius, which will get a revolutionary design, a new gasoline engine and more powerful lithium-ion batteries.
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Now that Lexus has officially unveiled the 2015 RC F coupe, what does that mean for the fate of the IS F sedan? Past reports have claimed that it is going to be canceled, but now there is a new report that Lexus is working on a new IS F that will debut sometime next year.
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