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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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March 25, 2015

Updated 2016 Infiniti QX50 will take the stage in New York

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Infiniti is going to reveal a new QX50 crossover next month at the New York Auto Show. Infiniti hasn't released any photos of the new 2016 QX60, but did reveal that it's wheelbase has increased more than three inches and that it has new front and rear fascias, wheels, side sills, as well as a slightly higher ride stance.

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club Edition to debut in New York

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Mazda has announced that the 2016 MX-5 Miata Club edition is going to debut next month at the New York Auto Show. The MX-5 Miata Club edition is the most aggressive version of the all-new roadster.

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March 23, 2015

Honda extends Fit EV leases and drops price to $199 a month

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When Honda released the Fit EV in 2012, Honda announced that only 1,100 Fit EVs would be available over the following three years. Buyers could also only lease it for three years, but now that many of those original leases are now close to done, Honda has announced that it is extending the lease option for another two years.

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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander gets over 100 improvements

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Mitsubishi has released two teaser photos of the updated 2016 Outlander SUV, which is going to debut next month at the New York Auto Show. The two teaser photos reveal updates to the both the front and the rear of the 2016 Outlander, which has received a total 100 engineering and design improvements.

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March 20, 2015

2016 Lexus RX teased and confirmed for debut next month in New York

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17 years after the first Lexus RX crossover was introduced, Lexus has now confirmed plans to introduce an all-new 2016 RX. The 2016 RX will debut next month at the New York Auto Show.

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2015 Lexus NX 300h Hybrid [REVIEW]

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For over a decade Lexus has only offered one crossover in its lineup - the RX, which essentially started the luxury crossover craze. Now Lexus has finally released a second smaller crossover, that competes in the heavily packed compact crossover segment. With the release of the new NX does Lexus have something that will be as successful as the RX and will it be able to compete with other luxury compact crossovers like the Acura RDX, Audi Q5 and the BMW X1/X3 models?

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March 18, 2015

2016 Scion iA and iM teased ahead of their debut next month in New York

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Scion has revealed the name of its upcoming sedan - the 2016 iA. The iA and the iM five-door hatchback are going to debut next month at the New York Auto Show.

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Honda Civic Hatchback to return to the U.S. in 2016

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Being big fans of hatchbacks like the Mazda3 and VW Golf, this is great news! It's being reported that Honda is finally going to offer a hatchback version of the Civic in the U.S. again. It's been 10 years since Honda offered a Civic hatchback in the states.

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2015 Acura TLX V6 SH-AWD [REVIEW]

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The Acura TLX is unique in the that it's an all new model, yet technically replaces two. By being affordable, feature filled, and versatile, it's going to offer a ton of value making your forget all about the TSX and TL before it. What it will remind you of though is... an Audi. After a week behind the wheel of the V6 AWD model with the Advance package, that's what it kept repeatedly reminding me of, and that's not a bad thing.

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March 16, 2015

Nissan's 2016 GT-R glows in gold

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Nissan has unveiled the 2016 GT-R, which sees the introduction of the 45th Anniversary Gold Edition GT-R. Based on the GT-R Premium model, the 45th Anniversary Gold Edition GT-R commemorates the GT-R's long heritage of world-class high performance.

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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander teased ahead of its NY debut

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Mitsubishi has released a teaser photo of the restyled 2016 Outlander, which is going to debut next month at the New York Auto Show. The teaser doesn't reveal a lot, but we can see that the 2016 Outlander will benefit from a new grille and more angular headlights.

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March 13, 2015

2016 Mazda MX-5 added to Forza Horizon 2 and final curb weight revealed

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Mazda has announced that beginning next week, it is giving Forza Horizon 2 players the opportunity to drive the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata on Xbox One months before the car goes on sale. Additionally, by taking advantage of the free download of the car, and driving it in the game, users will have the chance to win one by competing in the new Time Trial Rivals Contest.

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March 12, 2015

Next-Gen Honda Civic to get a standard turbo 1.5L

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Honda recently announced plans to introduce a range of new turbocharged four-cylinder engines in the U.S. as it seeks to use the technology to meet stricter fuel economy standards. It's now being reported that the next-generation Honda Civic will get a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine as standard.

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March 11, 2015

Next-Gen Honda CR-Z to get the Civic Type-R's engine in 2017

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Although sales of the Honda CR-Z hybrid have failed to meet expectations, Honda is reportedly working on a new one. A source has revealed that an all-new CR-Z is in the works and will arrive by 2017.

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March 6, 2015

Mazda begins production of the 2016 MX-5 Miata

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Mazda has announced that production of the all-new 2016 MX-5 Miata has kicked off at its Ujina Plant No.1 in Hiroshima. The first sales of the new MX-5 will begin in Japan in June of this year before it arrives in other markets around the world later this year.

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March 4, 2015

Nissan Sway concept previews Nissan's future hatchbacks

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Nissan has revealed the new Sway concept at the Geneva Motor Show, which it says is "is a glimpse at how a future generation of compact Nissan models might look if the company's striking new design language was applied to a European hatchback."

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March 3, 2015

Infiniti joins the subcompact crossover party with the QX30 concept at Geneva

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Infiniti's portfolio of smaller models is blossoming. The QX30 concept is proof of that, as it will likely join the Q30, also still currently a concept, in Infiniti's new compact family.

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The tiny Lexus LF-SA Concept debuts in Geneva

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As its competitors continue to move further down market with new small entry-level luxury models, Lexus may finally mulling the idea of building its own small entry. Lexus has revealed the new LF-SA concept at the Geneva Motor Show, which could be a preview of a new Lexus city car.

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March 2, 2015

All-new Honda Civic Type R packs 305 horsepower!

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Honda has just revealed the most powerful Type R model yet - the all-new Civic Type R. With a new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder under the hood, the new Civic Type R packs 305 horsepower and 295 lb-ft. of torque. The new engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission, but unlike the Golf R or Focus RS, the Civic Type R sends all its power to the front wheels.

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2016 Acura RLX gets AcuraWatch tech and revised tuning

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Acura has revealed the updates to the 2016 RLX, which goes on sale on March 3. The 2016 RLX is getting a few updates including the addition of the AcuraWatch suite of safety technologies and a revised suspension tuning to improve the RLX's ride quality.

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