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October 30, 2014

Lexus Confirms An RC F Convertible is In the Works

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At its recent national dealer meeting in Los Angeles, Lexus confirmed that a convertible version of the 467-hp RC F is in the works.

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Toyota FCV to Enter this Year's Japanese Rally Championship

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Toyota has announced that its new fuel cell vehicle will be put through its paces in the final installment in this year's Japanese Rally Championship, the 177 mile Shinshiro Rally held in Aichi Prefecture on November 1 and 2. The Toyota FCV that has been specially tuned and outfitted for rally racing will check the safety of the roads as a zero car.

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Scion Heads to SEMA with a Targa Top FR-S, Slayer tC and Riley Hawk xB

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Scion has unveiled its lineup for the SEMA Show that kicks off next week in Las Vegas. Scion tasked six builders to create their own interpretations of the Scion tC, FR-S and xB with custom upgrades, individual style and creativity.

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October 29, 2014

Mazda6 Coupe in the Works?

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Mazda currently offers the Mazda6 in sedan and wagon versions, but could a new coupe join the lineup? According to Auto Express, Mazda is working on a coupe version of the Mazda6.

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2015 Scion tC Release Series 9.0 is Ready for Halloween

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Scion has unveiled the new 2015 Scion tC Release Series 9.0, which features a unique two-tone exterior that was designed with help from Jeremy Lookofsky of Cartel Customs.

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October 28, 2014

Nissan Kicks Crossover Concept Debuts in Sao Paulo

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Nissan has unveiled its newest concept, the Kicks concept at the the Sao Paulo Motor Show. The Kicks concept is a compact crossover that Nissan says was "inspired by the streets of Brazil and designed for its people."

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October 27, 2014

2016 Mazda CX-3 Teased Ahead of its Debut in LA

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Mazda has confirmed plans to unveil its newest crossover, the CX-3 at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show. The CX-3 joins a growing segment of small crossovers that includes new entries like the Honda HR-V and Jeep Renegade.

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Toyota Uses This Year's SEMA Show to Celebrate its Performance Legacy

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Toyota wants the world to celebrate its performance legacy and this year at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Toyota will focus on the past, present and future of its passion for performance. This year Toyota will showcase fifteen unique vehicles that Toyota says "underscore the company's commitment to truly push the limit of both man and machine."

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2016 Honda HR-V Delayed Due to Quality Problems at Honda's Mexico Plant

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Earlier this year Honda launched the all-new 2015 Honda Fit, but it wasn't easy. Production of the new Fit was delayed due to problems at Honda's new $800 million plant in Celaya, Mexico. The challenges with the Fit's launch have now reportedly pushed back the launch of the new HR-V crossover.

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Subaru Forester STI Teased, Debuts on November 25

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Subaru has released teasers of a new hotter version of the Subaru Forester crossover. The Forester STI will debut next month on November 25. What can we expect?

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Mazda CX-3 Crossover to Debut at the LA Auto Show?

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Small crossovers are set to become one of the hottest new segments and it looks like Mazda is getting ready to jump in with its new CX-3 crossover. It's being reported that Mazda may reveal the CX-3 at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show next month.

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October 24, 2014

2015 Toyota Avalon XLE Touring Sport Edition Announced

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Toyota has has revealed the updates to the 2015 Avalon, which includes the addition of the new limited production XLE Touring Sport Edition.

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October 23, 2014

2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek and XV Crosstrek Hybrid Get Updated Tech

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Subaru is giving the XV Crosstrek a few updates for the 2015 model year, which includes the addition of its EyeSight driver assist technology and an updated infotainment system.

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October 22, 2014

Scion iM Concept Teased Ahead of its Debut at the LA Auto Show

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Scion has released two teaser photos of its new iM concept car that is going to debut next month at the LA Auto Show. The teaser photos don't reveal a lot, but it does give us a look a the aggressive front end.

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Nissan Teases a Compact Crossover Concept Ahead of its Debut in Sao Paulo

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Nissan has released a teaser photo of a new concept car that is going to debut next week at the Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil.

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October 21, 2014

2015 Nissan Pathfinder Starts at $30,395

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The current Nissan Pathfinder was all-new for the 2013 model year, so for 2015 there aren't any big changes. The 2015 Pathfinder now starts at $30,395.

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2015 Green Car of the Year Finalists Announced

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The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show is just a month away and at the show Green Car Journal gives away its annual Green Car of the Year award. The 2015 contenders include the Audi A3 TDI, BMW i3, Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel, Honda Fit, and VW Golf.

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October 20, 2014

2016 Honda HR-V Officially Debuts Next Month in LA

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Earlier this year Honda unveiled its new HR-V crossover at the New York Auto Show. Well almost, since Honda only showed a few photos of the small crossover. Honda is now going to officially unwrap the 2016 HR-V at next month's Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Restyled 2016 Acura ILX Debut Confirmed for LA

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Acura has announced that the "substantially new" 2016 Acura ILX is going to debut next month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Acura hasn't released any significant details other than this teaser photo, but Acura promises that the 206 ILX will bring a sharper performance focus while delivering a greater set of high-value comfort, convenience and safety features.

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October 17, 2014

2015 Lexus NX Crossover Starts at $35,405

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Lexus has revealed the pricing for the 2015 NX crossover, which starts at $35,405 for the base 200t model, while the NX 300h hybrid starts at $40,645, including destination.

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October 15, 2014

2015 Honda CR-V Named Motor Trend's SUV of the Year

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Honda has something to celebrate today, Motor Trend has named the refreshed 2015 CR-V has its 2015 SUV of the Year. The CR-V received high marks for "its extensive list of delightful design and thoughtful engineering improvements."

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October 14, 2014

Toyota Sells 7 Million Hybrids, Will Introduce 15 New Hybrids Through 2015

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Toyota has announced that it's global hybrid sales surpassed the 7 million mark in September and that it only took the last nine months to sell 1 million hybrids. Toyota has also announced that including the hybrid vehicles launched this year, Toyota will introduce a total of 15 new hybrids globally through 2015.

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October 13, 2014

Acura Looks to All-Wheel-Drive to Help Boost Sales

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It's no secret that Acura has struggled for years to secure its place in the luxury market and with a lineup that is newer than many of its competitors, it remains to be seen if Acura will finally succeed. Even though the jury is still out, Acura is already working on another way that it could differentiate itself - all-wheel-drive.

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2015 Toyota Camry NASCAR Race Car Unveiled

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Toyota has unveiled the newest Toyota Camry Race Car that will compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition beginning next season. Toyota has also announced that the redesigned Camry will also be used in next year's NASCAR Xfinity Series, currently the Nationwide Series.

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October 10, 2014

Restyled 2015 Subaru Impreza Starts at $18,990

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Subaru has announced the pricing for the restyled 2015 Subaru Impreza, which starts at $18,990 for the four-door and $19,490 for the five-door hatchback.

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October 9, 2014

2015 Honda CR-Z Pricing Announced, the CR-Z Lives for Another Year

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Despite the fact that Honda just killed the Insight hybrid and even though the CR-Z hasn't met sales expectations, Honda is keeping the CR-Z around. Honda has just announced the pricing for the 2015 CR-Z, which starts at $20,935.

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October 8, 2014

Toyota is Giving Away a Fuel Cell Vehicle!

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Toyota has announced that it is giving away a Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) to one lucky winner in California. Toyota has partnered with Environmental Media Association (EMA) to give away the automaker's first zero-emission hydrogen vehicle when it arrives in California in late 2015.

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October 7, 2014

2016 Acura NSX Targets Ferrari, But With an Audi R8 Price Tag

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We're still about a year away until the Acura NSX returns, but we've recently learned some details about Acura's performance targets for the new NSX. NSX development chief Ted Klaus recently revealed that Acura is targeting performance that will be similar to the Ferrari 458, but with a price tag that is closer to the cheaper Audi R8.

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October 2, 2014

2016 Mazda MX-5 Officially Gets a 2.0L in the US, Other Markets Get a 1.5L

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When Mazda unveiled the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 last month, Mazda failed to release any details about what will power the fourth-generation roadster. Now Mazda has confirmed that in the U.S. the 2016 MX-5 will be powered by a 2.0L Skyactiv-G four-cylinder engine, while other markets will get a smaller 1.5L engine.

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October 1, 2014

Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Concept is the 'Inspiration' for Infiniti's New Flagship

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Infiniti has unveiled the Q80 Inspiration concept that previews Infiniti's upcoming flagship sedan. Not only does the Q80 Inspiration concept hint at a new model, but it also provides a preview of Infiniti's future design language and powertrain technology.

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September 30, 2014

Restyled 2015 Honda CR-V Gets More Torque, MPG and Features

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Honda has unveiled the restyled 2015 Honda CR-V, which is getting a long list of updates that should help it stay at the top of the small SUV segment. The biggest updates include a new engine with more torque, a CVT transmission, more available safety technology and a restyled exterior.

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September 29, 2014

2016 Honda Civic Type-R Will Pack More Performance Than the NSX

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Next month at the Paris Motor Show, Honda is going to give the world another preview of the 2016 Civic Type-R in concept form.

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September 25, 2014

2015 Toyota Tundra Bass Pro Shops Off-Road Edition Debuts in Texas

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Toyota has unveiled the 2015 Toyota Tundra Bass Pro Shops Off-Road Edition at the 2014 State Fair of Texas.

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2015 Subaru Impreza Gets a Facelift

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Subaru has unveiled the 2015 Impreza, which is getting a facelift that includes revised styling, more technology and better fuel economy ratings.

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September 23, 2014

Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Concept's Rear End Revealed

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Infiniti has unveiled the Q80 Inspiration Concept ahead of its debut next month at the Paris Motor Show. According to Infiniti, the Q80 Inspiration is "Infiniti's vision of category-breaking, supreme luxurious driving - a top-of-the-line, four-seat fastback that rises above the crowd."

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2015 Toyota Camry Gets More Emotional [REVIEW]

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In the past 30 years the Toyota Camry has never really been associated with the words "style" or "exciting," well maybe with the exception of the Lexus-esque 1992-1996 Camry. Toyota is trying to change that with this new more "emotional" and "stylish" 2015 Camry, but does it succeed?

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September 22, 2014

Next-Generation 2016 Lexus RX 350 Will Use Aluminum to Cut Weight

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Many automakers are starting to use more pricey aluminum to cut weight from their vehicles, like the 2015 Ford F-150 and the 2016 Jaguar XE. Toyota is reportedly getting ready to use more aluminum in its vehicles starting with the all-new 2016 Lexus RX and the 2018 Toyota Camry.

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S Unveiled

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Mitsubishi has unveiled the Outlander PHEV Concept-S that is going to debut at the Paris Motor Show. The Outlander PHEV Concept-S is based on the Outlander plug-in hybrid, but with sportier styling.

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Toyota C-HR Crossover Concept Revealed Ahead of its Paris Debut

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Toyota has revealed the C-HR crossover concept ahead of its world debut at the Paris Motor Show next month. The small crossover concept is a hint or preview of a new smaller crossover that Toyota could add to its lineup.

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September 20, 2014

Restyled 2015 Honda CR-V Photo Leaked

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Honda has yet to reveal the updated 2015 Honda CR-V crossover, but a single photo has leaked ahead of its official debut.

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