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 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 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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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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Scion has announced plans to unveil two new concepts at this year's SEMA show in November, which are inspired by metal, music and skateboarding. Scion will unveil the Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC" for heavy metal band Slayer and the "Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB" for pro skateboarder Riley Hawk.
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Nissan's engineers have turned the Leaf EV into something unexpected, a truck. What you see here is Sparky, which is a Nissan Leaf crossed with a Nissan Frontier, brought to life by Nissan's Roland Schellenberg and Arnold Moulinet.
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Honda has revealed the Jazz prototype, which is going to debut next month at the Paris Motor Show. The Jazz is basically a European version of the Honda Fit.
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Honda has announced the updates to the 2015 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe. Following last year's long list of updates that included a facelift for the Coupe and a new CVT, Honda is keeping it simple for 2015 with the biggest addition being the release a Special Edition version of the Civic Sedan.
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Two years ago Mazda confirmed plans to offer a diesel-powered version of the Mazda6 in the U.S., but fast forward to today and the Mazda6 diesel has yet to arrive. According to the latest report, the Mazda6 diesel is now still at least a year away.
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Toyota has announced the updates for the 2015 Toyota Tundra, which was all-new for the 2014 model year. The biggest change to the 2015 Tundra is the deletion of the V6 engine, which Toyota reportedly decided based on the fact that barely any Tundra buyers ever chose the base engine.
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Toyota has released this teaser photo of the new C-HR crossover concept that is going to debut next month at the Paris Motor Show on October 2. Toyota says that the concept "combines a powerful new design language with an engaging driving experience and a hybrid powertrain."
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According to Infiniti, "Dark Chrome is the new black" or at least it is for the Infiniti QX70S Design which is going to debut next month at the Paris Motor Show.
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When Mazda unveiled the all-new 2016 MX-5 Miata last week, Mazda kept most of the specs under wraps, but now some of the specs have reportedly leaked out. If the leak is accurate, the base MX-5 Miata will be powered by a 1.5L four-cylinder, which will be borrowed from the new Mazda2.
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Mazda officially unveiled the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata last week, but even though we go to see its exterior and interior, there are still a lot of unanswered questions. For example, Mazda has yet to announce any specs for what lies under that more stylish hood and we also haven't received word on the power folding hardtop version, until now.
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Toyota has unveiled the Urban Utility Concept today at a private panel discussion hosted by Make: magazine in San Francisco. With a footprint that's the same size as a compact car with the functionality of a compact truck and the spaciousness of a cargo van, the Utility Concept is perfect for the urban driver.
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Honda has released two photos of the Euro-spec HR-V small crossover that is going to debut next month at the Paris Motor Show. The HR-V is Honda's new entry in the small SUV segment and will compete with models like the Nissan Juke.
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Scion has announced that the limited edition 2015 Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0 is now available with pricing starting at $30,760.
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One of the biggest criticisms of the current Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ are their lack of power, since 200 horsepower isn't too exciting. There have been countless rumors about more powerful versions, but nothing has come to fruition. Now we have a new rumor that states that the Toyota is working a more powerful GT86/ Scion FR-S with a turbocharged engine that sends its power to all four wheels.
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With the Toyota RAV4 EV set to disappear by the end of the year, what's in the future for Tesla and Toyota? The two automakers teamed up for the electric RAV4 and now Tesla CEO Elon Musk sees another "significant" joint project that could be released in the next two to three years.
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According to a recent report, Lexus is going to expand its high-performance F lineup with the addition of a new GS F late next year, which will be followed by a four-door version of the RC F.
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Lexus has released all the details and pricing for the 2015 Lexus RC F, which will go head to head with the BMW M4. The Lexus RC F is now on sale with a price tag that starts at $63,325, which is slightly less than the M4's starting price.
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As promised Mazda has unveiled the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata at an event in Monterey, California. The all-new fourth generation MX-5 Miata adopts Mazda's latest design Kodo design language with an exterior that is far more dramatic than the outgoing model.
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Infiniti has announced the updates to the 2015 Infiniti Q70, which is now available in a new extended wheelbase model, the Q70L. For the new model year, the Q70 gets revised styling and interior updates.
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Infiniti has released a new sketch of the Q80 Inspiration concept that is going to debut on October 2 at the Paris Motor Show.
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Toyota has announced the pricing for the 2015 Toyota Sienna minivan, which starts at $29,485. The updated Sienna gets a few tweaks to its exterior and an updated interior.
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Toyota has announced the pricing for the significantly restyled 2015 Toyota Camry, which starts at $23,975. The 2015 Camry was originally unveiled earlier this year at the New York Auto Show and even though the current generation was all-new for the 2012 model year, the 2015 Camry is getting far more than a standard mid-cycle facelift.
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Mitsubishi has released teaser photos of its new Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Concept-S, which is going to debut next month at the Paris Motor Show.
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Mazda has announced that Duran Duran will headline the world debut of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata at a live event in Monterey, California on September 3. Mazda will also hold simultaneous global reveals in Tokyo and Barcelona.
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Nissan has announced the pricing for the 2015 Nissan Rogue, which starts at $23,650. The Rogue was all-new for 2014, so in its second model year, it's just getting a few small updates.
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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution fans won't be able to get their hands on a new Lancer Evolution for much longer, since 2015 will be its last year.With the Lancer Evolution's days numbered, it's being reported that a limited Special Action Model will be released to give it a big send off.
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Toyota has released the pricing for the ultimate off-road version of the 2015 Toyota Tundra, the Tundra TRD Pro. Pricing ranges from $42,385 for the Double Cab with a 5.7-liter V8 and $45,000 for the CrewMax V8 with.
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VW and Volvo have boasted several times about their new platforms that will underpin most of their respective lineups and now Subaru is about to follow suit. It's being reported that the next-generation of Subaru's lineup will all use a single platform.
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Just last month it was reported that Nissan may not release a production version of last year's IDx concept - citing concerns that it needed a lower cost and lighter rear wheel drive platform. Although Nissan has yet to release any production details about the rear-wheel-drive coupe, a new report claims that it will be built on the same platform as the next-generation Nissan Z.
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Mazda has a lot of new plans in the works in addition to the much anticipated 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata. In a few days we'll finally see the fourth-generation MX-5 Miata, but reports about the rest of Mazda's lineup have started to surface.
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Subaru has released two new versions of the WRX in Japan, the WRX S4 and WRX STI Type S. The WRX S4 is powered by a 296-hp 2.0L turbocharged, while the WRX STI Type S has 305-hp and 311 lb-ft. of torque.
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There have been countless reports about the return of the Mazda RX-7 with the latest report now claiming that it will arrive by 2017. One interesting tidbit from the latest report also claims that in addition to the RX-7, a new RX-9 sports car is in the works and it could arrive by 2020.
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Nissan has announced the pricing for the 2015 Nissan Frontier pickup and Xterra SUV, which are both getting a few changes for the new model year.
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Anyone that's ever driven the Honda CR-Z hybrid knows that the main thing that it needs is more power, a lot more power. Well Honda has yet to release a version direct from the factory that packs more than 130 horsepower, but Honda has announced the availability of a new dealer-installed Honda Performance Development (HPD) supercharger kit.
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Honda has announced that the 2015 Honda Fit has been named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS, but it wasn't an easy feat. Back in March an early production 2015 Fit was tested, but it only received a marginal score in the small overlap test, which would have prevented it from receiving the top safety rating. Honda's engineers responded quickly and made a design change to fix the issue.
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Honda has announced the small upgrades to the 2015 Honda Accord lineup, which is going on sale today, with pricing starting at $22,895.
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