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August 26, 2016

Mazda RX-9 to go on sale in 2020

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There have been rumors for a while that Mazda is going to add another sports car to its lineup that would be a successor to the RX-7 and RX-8 models. Now it's being reported that Mazda is working on a new rotary powered sports car, dubbed the RX-9, which will go on sale sometime in 2020.

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August 22, 2016

Toyota prices the 2017 Corolla, Corolla iM and 86 models

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Toyota has released the pricing for the 2017 Corolla, Corolla iM and 86 models.

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August 19, 2016

Mazda reveals the 2017 MX-5 RF Launch Edition

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Mazda has announced plans to introduce the MX-5 RF Launch Edition, which will be limited to 1,000 vehicles in the U.S. The MX-5 RF Launch Edition will be painted in Machine Gray Metallic paint color with an Auburn Nappa leather interior trim with a hand-painted black roof panel.

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August 15, 2016

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback debuts with more powerful Sport trims

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Honda has unveiled the 2017 Civic Hatchback, which will join the Civic Sedan and Coupe models when it does on sale this fall in the U.S. The Civic Hatchback was previewed earlier this year as a concept and as is typical with most of Honda's concepts, the production version is almost identical.

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August 12, 2016

Honda trademarks ZSX name, could be used for baby NSX

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It's been rumored that Honda is working on a smaller mid-engine sports car, which could arrive as early as next year. We even saw leaked patent photos of the possible sports car and now we've learned that Honda has trademarked the ZSX name, but it's not known if it really is for a new sports car.

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August 10, 2016

2017 Mazda6 debuts with G-Vectoring Control

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Mazda is updating two of its most important models for the 2017 model year - the Mazda3 and Mazda6. While the 2017 Mazda3 is getting some styling updates, the changes to the 2017 Mazda6 are smaller.

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2017 Mazda3 gets refined with standard G-Vectoring Control tech

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Mazda is giving the Mazda3 some subtle updates for the 2017 model year, which includes some small styling updates, more content and some interior updates.

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August 2, 2016

2017 Infiniti QX30 priced at $30,945

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Infiniti has released the pricing for the new 2017 QX30 crossover, which will start at $30,945 when it arrives in showrooms next month. The QX30 will be offered in six trim levels: QX30, QX30 Luxury, QX30 Premium, QX30 Sport, QX30 Luxury AWD and QX30 Premium AWD.

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July 29, 2016

2017 Infiniti Q60 Coupe priced at $39,855

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Infiniti has announced the pricing for the 2017 Q60 coupe, which will start arriving at dealers starting next month. The 2017 Q60 will start at $39,855 and will be offered in three versions.

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July 28, 2016

Acura NSX GT3 to make its public debut in Ohio

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Acura has announced that the Acura NSX GT3 race car is going to make its public debut today during the Pirelli World Challenge practice sessions at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. The NSX GT3 will be driven by development driver Peter Kox, during practice sessions on the 2.25-mile, 14-turn road course today and tomorrow.

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July 26, 2016

2017 Nissan Titan Single Cab revealed

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Nissan has unveiled the first ever single cab version of the full size Titan pickup. The 2017 Titan Single Cab is positioned as the new entry-level model in the Titan lineup and is aimed at the commercial fleet/work truck market.

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July 18, 2016

2017 Subaru BRZ gets a small price increase

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Subaru has announced the pricing for the 2017 BRZ, which now starts at only $100 more than the 2016 model. The good news is that even though the 2017 BRZ's price has barely increased, it's getting a bunch of upgrades for the new model year.

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July 8, 2016

2017 Nissan Pathfinder gets updated

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Nissan has unveiled the updated 2017 Pathfinder, which is getting a long list of upgrades, including styling updates, a more powerful V6 and an upgraded suspension.

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June 30, 2016

Toyota GT86 Initial D Concept re-imagines the AE86 Corolla

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When the Toyota GT86, which is known as the Scion FR-S and soon to be Toyota 86, debuted in 2012, it was seen as the spiritual successor to the rear-wheel drive Corolla GT Coupe - also known as the AE86 - of the mid-1980s. Toyota is now re-emphasizing that connection with the creation of the GT86 Initial D concept, which is covered in livery from the Initial D Japanese manga comic series.

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June 29, 2016

Nissan to release a new EV with a range extender next year

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It's no secret that the Nissan Leaf has struggled to battle other electrified cars, like the Tesla Model S and Chevy Volt with their longer driving ranges. Nissan is now reportedly going to fix that with the introduction of a new electric car with a range extender.

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June 28, 2016

Toyota reveals the 2017 C-HR's interior

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Toyota has already revealed the exterior of the small C-HR crossover and now Toyota has finally released the first photos of the interior. On the outside, the C-HR features an aggressive coupe-like design, while the interior features a new 'Sensual Tech' design concept combining high-tech functionality with a sensual and fashionable style.

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Mitsubishi Ground Tourer concept to debut in Paris

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Mitsubishi has released a teaser photo of the new Ground Tourer concept that it's going to reveal at the 2016 Paris Motor Show this fall. According to Mitsubishi, the Ground Tourer concept features four powerful elements: Augmented Possibilities, Functional Beauty, Solid Thrust and Japanese Craftsmanship.

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June 21, 2016

Acura to race an all-electric NSX at Pikes Peak

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The Acura NSX is officially back and while the production version is powered by a hybrid powertrain, Acura has announced that it has produced an all-electric racing version. The all-electric NSX-inspired EV concept is scheduled to race in the upcoming Electric Modified Class at the 2016 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

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June 20, 2016

Honda has killed the CR-Z

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The news isn't all that surprising, but Honda has stopped producing the CR-Z hybrid. Instead of making a big announcement, Honda quietly ended production, according to Car and Driver.

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June 14, 2016

2017 Subaru BRZ Series.Yellow limited edition revealed

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Subaru has unveiled the very limited 2017 BRZ Series.Yellow. As its name suggests, the limited edition BRZ is painted in yellow, but it also gets unique black alloy wheels, black BRZ and Subaru badging, and black exterior mirrors.

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June 7, 2016

Toyota trademarks Supra name in Europe

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Speculation has been circulating about the return of the Toyota Supra since the automaker trademarked the name in the U.S. two years ago. Now there's even more proof that the iconic badge is set to make a return, since Toyota recently trademarked the Supra name in Europe.

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May 27, 2016

2017 Subaru BRZ gets lots of upgrades

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Subaru has unveiled the updated 2017 BRZ, which gets lots of upgrades, including revised styling, suspension upgrades and updates to its four-cylinder boxer engine.

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May 26, 2016

First production 2017 Acura NSX rolls off the line

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The all-new second-generation Acura NSX is now officially rolling off the production line at Acura's new Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio. The first customer, Rick Hendrick, earned the right to custom order the first production NSX with a winning bid of $1.2 million at the Barrett-Jackson auction in January.

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Lexus may replace the CT with a small hybrid crossover

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Now that Toyota has released an all-new Prius, what does Toyota have planned for its cousin, the Lexus CT hybrid? Well fans of the Lexus CT will probably be disappointed to hear that there are rumors that the CT hatchback will be replaced by a new smaller crossover.

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May 25, 2016

Toyota and Uber team up

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Toyota and Uber have announced the beginning of a partnership to explore collaboration in the world of ridesharing. The signed memorandum of understanding will see the two companies start with trials in countries where ridesharing is expanding. As part of the partnership, Toyota Financial Services Corporation and Mirai Creation Investment Limited Partnership are making a strategic investment in Uber.

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May 23, 2016

Will the Honda S2000 successor arrive in 2018?

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Honda is reportedly planning to celebrate its upcoming 70th birthday by launching a successor to the S2000. According to a source that spoke with Car & Driver, Honda's engineers are hard at work on the new sports car.

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May 19, 2016

Acura unveils its second generation autonomous development vehicle

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Acura continues to work on self driving technology and now it's unveiled its second generation automated development vehicle. Based on the RLX sedan, the automated vehicle features a new suite of radar, Lidar, camera and GPS sensors, complemented by higher performance CPUs and GPUs, and improved cabling, heat management and circuitry.

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May 18, 2016

2016 Infiniti Q50 3.0t priced at $39,900

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Infiniti has announced the pricing for the 2016 Q50 3.0t models, which are powered by a 300-hp 3.0L twin turbocharged V6. The arrival of the 3.0t models, completes the 2016 Q50 lineup, which is now available with a choice of four powertrains.

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May 12, 2016

Could Nissan save Mitsubishi? Nissan to buy a controlling stake

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Mitsubishi's future has been unclear for years, especially in the U.S. where its lineup continues to shrink. Now the automaker's fate has gotten even worse, following its latest emissions scandal, which involved cheating on fuel economy tests. But there's hope, since it's being reported that Nissan is in talks with Mitsubishi to buy a 34 percent controlling stake in automaker.

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May 10, 2016

2017 Honda Ridgeline priced at $30,375

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Honda has released the pricing for the all-new 2017 Ridgeline pickup, which is going to arrive in showrooms next month. The 2017 Ridgeline will be offered in seven trim levels, with the base RT model starting at $30,375 with the destination fees included.

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May 6, 2016

Honda kicks off production of the 2017 Ridgeline

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Honda has announced that production of the second-generation 2017 Ridgeline has started at its plant in Alabama. It's been over 10 years since the first Ridgeline pickup debuted and the new Ridgeline continues stand out from the traditional pickup segment.

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April 25, 2016

Restyled 2017 Lexus IS debuts in Beijing

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The current generation Lexus IS debuted in 2013, so now it's time for a facelift. Lexus has unveiled the restyled 2017 Lexus IS at the Beijing Motor Show.

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Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration previews the future

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Infiniti has unveiled the QX Sport Inspiration concept, which is a preview of the automaker's new midsize SUV. Inspired by Infiniti's "Powerful Elegance" design philosophy, the sculpted exterior of the concept is an early look at what the next QX70 will look like.

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April 22, 2016

Honda is expanding the Clarity with electric and plug-in hybrid versions

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Honda has announced that the Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle will be produced in electric and plug-in hybrid versions starting next year. Both new additions will be based on the same platform as the fuel cell version and this also means that the Clarity will be the first vehicle to be offered in fuel cell, plug-in hybrid and electric versions.

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2017 Honda Accord Hybrid debuts with 212-hp and gets up to 49 mpg

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Honda has unveiled the updated 2017 Accord Hybrid, which gets styling updates and a new hybrid powertrain. The best part is that Honda has finally figured out how to increase production of the Accord Hybrid, which Honda expects will be double of the last model.

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April 20, 2016

2017 Lexus IS teased ahead of its debut at the Beijing Motor Show

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Lexus is going to reveal the updated 2017 Lexus IS next week at the Beijing Motor Show. The teaser photo of the 2017 IS reveals that the updates will include new headlights and a restyled front bumper.

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April 15, 2016

Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration concept previewed

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Infiniti has released a teaser photo of the new QX Sport Inspiration concept that is going to debut later this month at the Beijing Motor Show. The concept is a look at a possible future new mid-size SUV.

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2017 Subaru Forester gets a facelift, more tech and improved fuel economy

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Subaru has unveiled the 2017 Forester, which is getting some small styling updates, new technology and improved driving performance and better fuel economy.

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April 13, 2016

Toyota's student-designed uBox concept is meant to appeal to Gen-Z buyers

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Toyota has unveiled the uBox concept, which was designed by students at Clemson University's International Center for Automotive Research in South Carolina. Toyota and the University teamed up for two years to immerse students in every aspect of automotive development, with the end result being this box on wheels concept, creatively called the uBox.

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April 8, 2016

Nissan GT-R Nismo breaks the Guinness World Record Title for Fastest Drift

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Nissan has announced that it grabbed the Guinness World Records title for the fastest ever drift! The record was broken with a speed of 189 mph and 30 degrees angle using a specially-tuned 2016 GT-R. Masato Kawabata, the Japanese drift champion and title holder for the Japanese drifting series, clinched the top spot from former record holder Jakub Przygoński of Poland.

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