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August 28, 2015

2016 Subaru BRZ gets lower price and new touchscreen

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Subaru has announced the updates to the 2016 BRZ, which now has a $300 lower starting price at $26,190 after the destination fees. There aren't any big updates to the 2016 BRZ, other than the now standard 6.2-inch multimedia system and a rear camera.

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August 27, 2015

Here's another look at the Infiniti Q30 hatchback

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Infiniti has released another photo of the Q30 hatchback ahead of its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

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August 25, 2015

Honda CR-Z to get one more refresh, leaked photos surface

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It looks like the Honda CR-Z hybrid is going to get another refresh and a few photos of the refreshed hybrid have surfaced online ahead of its debut.

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August 24, 2015

2016 Honda Pilot gets Top Safety Pick+ rating

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Honda has announced that the all-new 2016 Pilot SUV has received the highest safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. When it's equipped with the optional Honda Sensing front crash prevention technology, the 2016 Pilot has a Top Safety Pick+ rating.

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August 20, 2015

Next-Gen 2016 Toyota Prius to debut on Sept 8

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Toyota has announced that the all-new fourth-generation Toyota Prius is going to be revealed on September 8. It's been seven years since the current Prius was introduced, but now its finally time to redo the best-selling hybrid as sales have started to decline.

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August 18, 2015

2016 Toyota Land Cruiser gets a facelift

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Toyota's iconic SUV - the Land Cruiser, is getting a facelift for the 2016 model year that includes styling updates, a new transmission and more technology. For starters everything from the A-pillar forward is new. The 2016 Land Cruiser's front bumper, grille, headlights and hood have been redesigned. As you move back you'll see new alloy wheels, restyled taillights and a redesigned rear bumper.

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2016 Toyota Tacoma starts at $24,200

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Toyota has announced the pricing for the 2016 Toyota Tacoma pickup, which now boasts a more rugged exterior, a more modern interior and a new V6.

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August 17, 2015

Acura NSX production delayed, to arrive in the spring as a 2017 model

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When Acura unveiled the new NSX earlier this year, Acura said that it was expected to go on sale by the end of the year. Now it's being reported that production has been delayed until next spring, which means the new NSX will arrive as a 2017 model.

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August 14, 2015

2016 Lexus LX 570 gets a dramatic new face

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Lexus has unveiled the heavily revised 2016 LX 570 SUV, which is getting a dramatic makeover, which is highlighted by the in your face Lexus spindle grille. Lexus says that nearly every part of the LX 570's exterior has been redesigned with the exception of the door panels.

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2016 Lexus GS 200t debuts at Pebble Beach

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Following the debut of the 2016 Lexus GS F earlier this year, Lexus has now unveiled the updates to the rest of the 2016 GS range. The biggest update is the introduction of the new GS 200t, which is powered by the same 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder as the IS and NX models.

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August 13, 2015

2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition debuts at Pebble Beach

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Infiniti has unveiled the 2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition that is debuting this week at at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The Q70 Premium Select Edition adds dark chrome trim, a darkened lower rear bumper, a rear spoiler and unique 20-inch wheels and unique Graphite or Stone semi-aniline leather seats.

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August 12, 2015

Honda may bring the S660 to the U.S.

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Honda is reportedly mulling the idea of offering the small S660 convertible to the U.S. according to John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda. With a footprint that is two feet shorter than the Mazda Miata MX-5, the S660 convertible is considered a mini car in Japan.

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August 11, 2015

Infiniti confirms Q30, QX30 and Q60 Coupe to arrive in 2016

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Infiniti has revealed some of its future production plans, which includes the introduction of the compact 2017 Q30 and QX30 models, in addition to the all-new Q60 Coupe. The Q30 and QX30, which were previewed in concept form, will go on sale in late spring/ early summer 2016, while the Q60 Coupe will go on sale by the fall.

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Is Toyota going to unveil a new small crossover in Geneva?

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The subcompact crossover segment is growing insanely fast with the introduction of models, like the Chevy Trax, Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3. Toyota may soon jump into the segment with a new smaller crossover that could debut as early as the next Geneva Motor Show in March.

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August 10, 2015

2016 Lexus LX 570 facelift leaked again

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Lexus has yet to reveal the updates to the 2016 LX 570, but an undisguised LX 570 was recently caught. The newest photos reveal that the 2016 LX 570 is going to get an updated front and rear fascia with the front getting a more aggressive version of the Lexus spindle grille.

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2016 Honda Accord Coupe facelift revealed

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Last month Honda unveiled the updated 2016 Honda Accord Sedan, but we've had to wait a few weeks to see the official photos of the updated Coupe. The styling changes aren't huge, but they do make the 2016 Accord look a bit more aggressive.

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August 7, 2015

Mazda Koeru concept may preview a crossover coupe

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BMW and Mercedes-Benz continue to expand the scope of the crossover segment with the introduction of coupe-like crossovers, like the BMW X4/ X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLC/ GLE models. It's only a matter of time until non-luxury brands jump on the bandwagon and now Mazda may be preparing a rival. Mazda has released a preview of the new Koeru concept, which may preview a sportier alternative to the CX-5.

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August 3, 2015

2016 Honda Odyssey gets a new SE model

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Honda has announced the updates to the 2016 Odyssey with the biggest update being the introduction of a new SE model that comes standard with a rear entertainment system, SiriusXM satellite radio and the HondaVAC.

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July 30, 2015

Honda to get 'Baby NSX' and it may debut this fall

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There are several reports that Honda is working on another sports car for its lineup, following the introduction of the new NSX. Dubbed as a "baby NSX," the new sports car will be based on the same platform as the NSX, but will have a less powerful powertrain and will get a Honda badge.

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July 28, 2015

2016 Lexus CT 200h gets a few updates

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Lexus has revealed the updates to the 2016 CT 200h hybrid, with the biggest update being a new chrome surround grille, an optional moonroof, Lexus Enform Remote and Lexus Service Connect.

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Honda and Toyota finally embrace the turbo, Accord and Camry to get turbocharged

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For years several automakers have been swapping out their large displacement engines for smaller turbocharged engines, but Japan's Big 3 - Honda, Toyota and Nissan have largely stayed away turbos. Save for the fact that the first Acura RDX had a turbo and the Nissan Juke and GT-R models currently offer a turbo, you won't find any other turbos on their lots. That's about to change.

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July 25, 2015

2016 Lexus IS 200t officially replaces the slow IS 250

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Lexus has announced the updates to the 2016 IS, with the biggest update being the addition of the new IS 200t and IS 300 AWD, which replace the underpowered IS 250 and IS 250 AWD models.

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July 24, 2015

Next-Gen Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid to have 30-35 mile EV range

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One of the biggest criticisms of the current Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid is the fact that it only has an all-electric driving range of 11 miles, which is much lower than the 38 miles that the current Chevy Volt can travel. Thankfully it's being reported that the next-generation Prius Plug-in Hybrid will have a longer range of 30-35 miles.

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July 23, 2015

2016 Honda Accord gets updated styling plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

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Honda has unveiled the updated 2016 Accord, which gets updated styling, Honda Sensing plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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Infiniti Q30 caught in Prague

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Earlier this week Infiniti announced that the small Q30 would debut in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Infiniti also released an official photo, which showed off the front of the Q30, but now we have our first look at the rear. The Q30 was recently caught filing an ad in Prague.

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July 22, 2015

Toyota will give you $7,500 to buy the 2016 Mirai fuel-cell vehicle

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The order portal for the 2016 Toyota Mirai fuel-cell vehicle has officially opened, which is expected to arrive this fall. Pricing for the Mirai starts at $57,500 plus the $835 destination fee, but Toyota has announced at least three different programs to help get drivers into its new fuel-cell vehicle.

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July 21, 2015

Infiniti Q30 revealed ahead of its Frankfurt debut

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Infiniti has revealed the new Q30 small ahead of its official world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Designed for more urban buyers, the small Q30 looks close to the concept version that previewed it two years ago.

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July 20, 2015

2016 Acura RDX [REVIEW]

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While Acura's sedan lineup has had its ups and downs over the years, one part of its lineup has remained the shinning star - its SUV lineup. The MDX continues to be the best-selling luxury three-row crossover and the smaller RDX has managed to outgun rivals, like the Audi Q5 and BMW X3. For 2016 Acura gave the RDX a nice update that adds a little more styling pizzaz, a little more fun under the hood and some small interior updates. Will the updates keep the RDX out front, or is there a chance now that others may catch up? Read on to find out.

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2016 Toyota Camry and Corolla Special Editions priced

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Toyota has announced the pricing for the 2016 Camry and Corolla Special Edition models, which both get a few sportier styling bits to make both sedans look a little more aggressive.

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July 17, 2015

2016 Scion tC gets some interior upgrades

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Scion is giving its best-selling model, the tC some updates for the 2016 model year. The 2016 tC is getting a new standard audio system, some upgraded interior features and a standard rear wiper.

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July 16, 2015

2016 Mazda CX-3 priced at $20,840

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Mazda has just released the pricing for the 2016 CX-3 subcompact crossover, which will start at $20,840 if you live in any state besides Alaska, if you are in Alaska it will be a few bucks more at $20,885 after the destination fees.

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July 15, 2015

Honda's CEO has no car, says he's holding out for the Civic Type R

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It may seem a bit odd that the CEO of a major automaker doesn't even own a car, but that's the case for Honda's new CEO, Takahiro Hachigo. Hachigo says that he is holding out for a specific car until he finally owns a car again. Which model is he waiting for? The 306-hp Civic Type R, which is going to arrive this fall.

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July 14, 2015

2016 Toyota Mirai orders kick off on July 20

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Toyota's Mirai fuel-cell vehicle is almost here and Toyota has announced that California customers will be able to order the Mirai starting on July 20.

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July 13, 2015

Would a NISMO-tuned Nissan Maxima make it a true sports sedan?

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Nissan continues to bill the Maxima as a four-door sports sedan, but over the years it's been debatable about how much of that was actually true. Now that the all-new 2016 Maxima is here, Nissan is reportedly looking at the possibility of adding a sportier NISMO-tuned version.

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July 11, 2015

2016 Lexus ES 350 and ES 300h get a refresh

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Back in April Lexus revealed the updated 2016 Lexus ES, but now Lexus has revealed the details about the U.S. models, which includes the ES 350 and ES 300h. The refreshed 2016 Lexus ES gets styling updates, new driver assist technologies and some upgrades to the interior.


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July 9, 2015

2016 Nissan Rogue a few more features

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Nissan Rogue sales have really taken off, with sales increasing 54.3 percent in June alone and 36.3 percent in the first six months of this year. Nissan hopes to continue that momentum with the 2016 Rogue, which is getting some new features.

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July 7, 2015

Nissan Leaf buyers now get free charging in Boston

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Nissan has announced that its "No Charge to Charge" promotion is now available for Boston-area Nissan Leaf buyers. The promotion provides two years of free public charging and includes access to fast chargers that can charge the Leaf from empty to 80 percent in about 30 minutes.

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July 6, 2015

2016 Mazda3 gets more features, base model dropped

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Mazda has revealed the updates to the 2016 Mazda3 four- and five-door models, which now starts at $17,845. The biggest change is the deletion of the base i SV model, which leaves the i Sport trim level as the entry to the Mazda3 lineup.

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July 5, 2015

Honda begins production of the new Civic Type R

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Honda has officially started production of the all-new Civic Type R at its European plant in Swindon, UK. The first three versions of the 306 horsepower Civic Type R were painted in red, white and blue respectively as they left the line heading to Honda dealerships across Europe.

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July 2, 2015

2016 Subaru Series. Hyperblue BRZ and WRX STI revealed

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Subaru has announced the introduction of the limited-edition 2016 Series. Hyperblue BRZ and WRX STI models. The limited-edition models are a follow up to the 20151 Series.Blue BRZ and both models are painted in Hyper Blue with matching interior trim.

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