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December 18, 2014

Scion Could be Re-Positioned as a Small Premium Brand

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When Scion launched in the early 2000's it was positioned as a brand for young car buyers with models like the boxy, but fun xB. Over the past few years Scion's lineup as aged with the only new models being the FR-S and tC coupes. So what does the future hold for Scion? Scion is about to release a host of new models, that may re-position the brand with premium small cars.

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Infiniti Vision Gran Turismo Concept Revealed [VIDEO]

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Infiniti has now joined other automakers like BMW, Nissan and VW that have created unique vehicles for the Gran Turismo 6 video game. Infiniti has revealed the Vision Gran Turismo concept, which is now available to download.

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December 17, 2014

Toyota Reveals the Face of the 2016 Tacoma

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Last week Toyota revealed the first teaser of the all-new 2016 Tacoma and now Toyota has released a second photo that reveals the Tacoma's new face.

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Lexus Teases a New F Model for Detroit, Likely the GS F

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Lexus has released two teaser photos of its new F model that is going to debut next month at the Detroit Auto Show. The new F model will be the second addition to the high-performance F lineup, following the introduction of the RC F earlier this year.

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2016 Nissan Titan Teased Again, Debuts on Jan 12 [VIDEO]

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Nissan has released another teaser spot for the 2016 Titan pickup that is going to debut at the Detroit Auto Show on January 12.

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2016 Acura NSX Teased Ahead of its Detroit Debut [VIDEO]

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Acura has just announced that the next-generation 2016 NSX is going to debut next month at the Detroit Auto Show. To get the world ready for the debut of the 2016 NSX, Acura has released a few teaser photos and a 30-second teaser video that gives an early glimpse of the production car and the sound of its three-motor, twin-turbocharged Sport Hybrid powertrain.

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December 15, 2014

Toyota Delayed the Next-Gen Prius to Make Last Minute Design Changes

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Production of the next-generation Toyota Prius was supposed to kick off next spring, but it's already been reported that it is delayed until the end of 2015. We're now learning that the reason for the last minute delay is due to some last minute styling changes.

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December 12, 2014

Infiniti Q60 Concept Previewed Ahead of its Debut at the Detroit Auto Show

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Infiniti is going to preview the next-generation Q60 coupe with the Q60 concept that is going to debut at the Detroit Auto Show. Infiniti has already stated that the concept will be very close to the production model.

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December 10, 2014

Honda May Finally Bring the Civic Type-R to the U.S.

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Yup you read that right! For years Honda has neglected its U.S. buyers, while buyers in Europe and Japan have been able to get their hands on sportier models like the Civic Type-R. Now it's being reported that Honda may have finally given the green light to a version of the Civic Type-R for the U.S. market.

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2016 Toyota Tacoma Teased Ahead of its Detroit Debut

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Toyota has officially announced that the all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma will debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show next month. While Toyota hasn't released any significant details, we do have a teaser photo to hold us over until Jan 12.

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December 8, 2014

Lexus IS Convertible Could be Replaced by Production LF-C2

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Lexus unveiled the LF-C2 concept at the LA Auto Show last month and although it was expected that the concept previewed a new RC convertible, those rumors were quickly put to rest thanks to a new Lexus SUV. Now it's being reported that Lexus could continue with plans to build the RC convertible.

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December 5, 2014

Lexus Trademarks LC 500 and LC 500h, Likely Production Version of LF-LC Concept

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Lexus has reportedly filed trademarks for the LC 500 and LC 500h names, which furthers speculation that Lexus intends to produce the LF-LC concept. It was rumored that the production version of the LF-LC concept would revive the SC name.

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December 4, 2014

Next-Generation Toyota Tacoma to Debut in Detroit

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Not to be outdone by GM's new midsize pickups, Toyota is reportedly going to reveal the next-generation Toyota Tacoma next month at the Detroit Auto Show. Even though the midsize pickup segment has been relatively flat, Toyota predicts that demand will increase starting in 2015.

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December 3, 2014

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander GT [REVIEW]

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During the 1990s and early 2000s Mitsubishi's lineup was filled with exciting models like the Lancer Evo, Eclipse and 3000GT. Even its SUV lineup brought a bit of excitement to the table with the Montero and Montero Sport models. Fast forward to 2014 and Mitsubishi barely even registers a blip on the radar. Today the last exciting model, the Lancer Evolution is basically dead. So what's left? Well Mitsubishi has decided to ditch its sporty past for greener, more efficient models like the funky i-MiEV electric car and the small Mirage hatchback. It's SUV lineup is still there, but now "Montero" has been replaced by "Outlander" and buyers can choose from either the seven-passenger Outlander or the smaller Outlander Sport. But now that Mitsubishi has completely ditched its past is it even worth checking out?

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December 1, 2014

Lexus Announces New Active 'Lexus Safety System +' Package

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Lexus has announced that introduction of the new Lexus Safety System + package, which is a of active safety technologies designed to help prevent or mitigate collisions across a wide range of vehicle speeds. Lexus says that the package will be introduced starting in 2015 with a goal of rolling it out across all Lexus models in Japan, North America and Europe by the end of 2017.

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November 26, 2014

Lexus to Reveal New Performance Model in Detroit, Maybe New RX Too

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Lexus Group Vice President, Jeff Bracken has revealed that Lexus is planning on debuting at least one new model at the upcoming 2015 Detroit Auto Show. One model is expected to be a new high-performance model, but there's also the possibility that the next-generation RX could debut at the show.

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Nissan Gets Us Ready for the All-New Titan With the "Truckumentary"

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Nissan is going to reveal the all-new 2016 Nissan Titan pickup at the Detroit Auto Show in January, but Nissan is getting us ready for the new Titan now with a series of short videos. To give the world a closer look at the development of the new Titan, Nissan will release a series of short videos under the "Nissan Titan Truckumentary" banner.

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November 24, 2014

Scion FR-S Convertible and Turbo Are Not Coming

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Scion Vice President Doug Murtha has confirmed some bad news for Scion FR-S fans - Scion has no plans to build a convertible or turbocharged version. It's long been rumored that Scion could release a more powerful FR-S or even a drop top version, but Toyota reportedly couldn't produce a strong business case for either version.

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Lexus Cancels RC Convertible to Build LS-Based Crossover

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Last week Lexus revealed the LF-C2 concept at the LA Auto Show and it was expected that the concept was a preview of the upcoming RC convertible. Unfortunately the only thing the LF-C2 did do last week was preview the automaker's future design language, since plans for an RC convertible have been ruled out.

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November 21, 2014

2015 Nissan Murano Priced at $30,445

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Nissan has released the pricing for the all-new 2015 Nissan Murano, which starts at $30,445. The all-new Murano debuted this week at the LA Auto Show and will officially arrive in showrooms on December 5.

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November 20, 2014

2016 Acura ILX Gets a Much Needed Refresh

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Acura is giving the 2016 ILX a much-needed refresh which debuted today at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The ILX is Acura's smallest model, which shares its platform with Honda Civic and thankfully the updates go a long way towards helping to differentiate the two models.

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November 19, 2014

Lexus LF-C2 Debuts in LA and Previews an RC Convertible

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Lexus hasn't officially confirmed plans to build a confirmed plans to build a convertible version of the RC, but it has been rumored. Now we have a look at what the convertible may look like with the debut of the LF-C2 concept that debuted today at the LA Auto Show.

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2016 Honda HR-V Arrives Early Next Year with 138-HP

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The Honda CR-V is set to become the best-selling SUV for the 10th year in a row and now Honda is hoping it can duplicate that success with the introduction of the 2016 HR-V. The HR-V joins a new growing class of compact SUVs that includes new entries like the Mazda CX-3, Jeep Renegade and Chevy Trax.

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Scion iM Concept Previews Scion's New Five-Door Hatchback, Arrives Next Year

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Scion has officially unveiled the iM concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The iM concept is basically a Scion version of the European Toyota Auris and previews a new five-door Scion hatchback that is going to arrive next year.

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November 18, 2014

2016 Mazda CX-3 Goes Head to Head with the Honda HR-V Next Year

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The compact crossover segment is growing at an insanely rapid pace with a bunch of new models like the Honda HR-V, Chevy Trax and Jeep Renegade being released this year. Mazda is also throwing its hat in the ring with the 2016 CX-3 that is debuting this week at the LA Auto Show.

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Toyota Creates a SpongeBob Themed Sienna for the LA Auto Show

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Last year Toyota and Nickelodeon teamed up to create a unique SpongeBob SquarePants themed Highlander and now the two companies have teamed up again. This time the two companies have teamed up to promote the 2015 Sienna and the upcoming film, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.

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Lexus LF-C2 Concept Teased One Last Time

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Lexus has released two more teasers of the LF-C2 concept, which is going to have its world debut tomorrow at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The previous teasers gave us a look at the side profile of the LF-C2 convertible concept, but now we have our first look at the concept's face.

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November 17, 2014

2016 Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell Vehicle Priced at $57,500 or Lease for $499

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Toyota has dropped all the details about the 2016 Mirai fuel-cell sedan that is going to arrive next year. We've already seen photos of it, but now Toyota has announced that the Mirai will have a price starting at $57,500 before any tax incentives.

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Lexus LF-C2 Concept Teased Again, Previews a Convertible RC

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Lexus is going to reveal the new LF-C2 concept this week at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Last week Lexus released a teaser of the LF-C2 and now we have another "clearer" teaser that reveals that the concept is basically a near production convertible version of the RC Coupe.

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November 16, 2014

Toyota Officially Names its 2016 Fuel-Cell Vehicle the Mirai

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As expected, Toyota has officially announced the name of its upcoming 2016 fuel-cell vehicle, which will be called the Mirai. According to Toyota, Mirai, which means "future" in Japanese, represents a turning point for the automotive industry.

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Honda's New Fuel-Cell Vehicle is Delayed Until 2016

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Last year Honda announced plans to introduce its new fuel-cell vehicle in 2015, but now Honda has revealed that those plans have been delayed until 2016. Also with the announcement of the delay, Honda has also revealed an updated version of the FCV concept, which previews the production version that will go on sale in Japan in March 2016.

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November 12, 2014

Scion iM Concept Car Unveiled Ahead of its Debut in LA

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Although we're a week away from the kick off of the 2014 LA Auto Show, Scion has been kind enough to release the first official photos of its iM concept car that is going to debut at the show.

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November 11, 2014

Lexus LF-C2 Concept to Debut at the LA Auto Show

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Lexus has announced plans to reveal the new LF-C2 concept at the upcoming LA Auto Show next week. Lexus hasn't released any details other than this teaser photo, but hopefully the concept is a preview of the aged IS convertible.

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November 10, 2014

2016 Mazda CX-5 Leaked Ahead of its Debut in LA

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In addition to unveiling the all-new Mazda CX-3 crossover at the upcoming LA Auto Show, Mazda is also expected to reveal a refreshed version of the CX-5. Mazda hasn't released any photos of the updated 2015 CX-5, but a few photo scans of the updated crossover have leaked online ahead of its debut.

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November 7, 2014

Scion to Debut Two New Production Models at 2015 NY Auto Show

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It's very obvious that Scion's lineup has grown quite stale with the only real interest being the FR-S. Scion is set to fix that with two new models that will debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show.

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November 5, 2014

2015 Acura TLX Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick + Rating

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The all-new 2015 Acura TLX has received the highest possible Top Safety Pick + award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The TLX received an acceptable rating in the Institute's small overlap front test, good ratings in four other crashworthiness evaluations and a superior rating for front crash prevention.

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November 4, 2014

Toyota Turns the Camry Into an 850-HP Drag Car for SEMA

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At first glance this Camry looks almost identical to the 2015 Camry that you'll find at your local Toyota dealership, but there's something hidden underneath. Toyota has turned the Camry into the ultimate "sleeper" by hiding a purpose-built 850 horsepower dragster under the Camry's skin.

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November 3, 2014

Galpin Auto Sports Acura TLX Heads to SEMA

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Acura has announced that the all-new 2015 TLX will be a big part of its display at this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Acura is going to bring three versions of the new TLX to SEMA including the Galpin Auto Sports Acura TLX, which features custom exterior styling and chassis modifications by Galpin Auto Sports.

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October 31, 2014

Mazda2 Sedan to Debut Next Month in Thailand

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Mazda has confirmed plans to reveal a sedan version of the new Mazda2 next month at the Thailand International Motor Expo.

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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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