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February 26, 2015

2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV gets some upgrades

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Mitsubishi's i-MiEV electric vehicle is returning for the 2016 model year with some much needed upgrades that will make it a bit more livable. If you were to walk into a Mitsubishi showroom today to buy the i-MiEV you'd notice that it doesn't come with simple tech gadgets like Bluetooth or even a navigation system. Thankfully those will be part of the options list when the 2016 i-MiEV arrives this spring.

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February 24, 2015

Nissan Xterra will disappear from the U.S. after this year

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It's being reported that the Nissan Xterra's days are numbered, since the report claims that the Xterra will be discontinued after the 2015 model year. According to a source the Xterra is getting the axe since it won't comply with the new safety and emissions regulations that are scheduled to come into effect in 2016.

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Nissan Sway concept teased ahead of its debut next week in Geneva

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Nissan recently asked its designers to come up with a radically styled hatchback, that would be as daring as the the Qashqai and Juke models. What they came up with is the Sway concept, which is going to debut next week at the Geneva Motor Show.

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February 23, 2015

2016 Honda Civic Type R teased again in a new spot [VIDEO]

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Honda has released a new 55-second spot titled "Keep Up" that is meant to "echo the brand's thirst for relentless improvement by pushing themselves to new limits." But what we're most excited about is that the video provides a preview of the new Civic Type R.

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February 19, 2015

Toyota Tacoma Diesel isn't going to happen according to Chief Engineer

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This year the Toyota Tacoma midsize pickup is finally getting some competition from GM's new Colorado and Canyon pickups and even though the Toyota gave the 2016 Tacoma a big refresh, there's one area that Toyota will not compete in - diesels.

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Infiniti releases the first photo of the QX30 Concept

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Infiniti has released the first photo of the new QX30 crossover concept that is going to debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show. The concept hints at the upcoming QX30 compact crossover that will share its platform with the compact Q30.

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February 18, 2015

Honda trademarks 'CDX' name, likely for small Acura crossover

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It's being reported that Honda filed a trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office last week to protect the name "CDX." Acura has revealed that it is looking at the idea of selling a version of the small Honda HR-V crossover, which would likely be called the CDX to align with the naming structure of the RDX and MDX crossovers.

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February 17, 2015

Lexus LF-SA concept teased ahead of its debut in Geneva

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Lexus has released the first official teaser of its new LF-SA concept that is going to debut next month at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Lexus also says that the concept explores unexpected territories for the brand in a bold and emotional execution, but what exactly does that mean?

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February 13, 2015

Next-Gen 2017 Honda Ridgeline previewed in Chicago

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In addition to unveiling the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot SUV, Honda also previewed the next-generation Ridgeline pickup at the Chicago Auto Show. This single sketch previews the design of the new Ridgeline, which looks a bit more like a traditional truck, than the original Ridgeline.

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February 12, 2015

2016 Acura RDX gets more power and updated styling

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Last year the RDX had its best sales year ever and Acura is hoping to keep that momentum rolling with the debut of the updated 2016 RDX. When the 2016 RDX arrives this spring it will arrive with updated styling that aligns it closer with the rest of the updated lineup, like the ILX and MDX. It will also get a new V6 and Acura's AcuraWatch safety and driver-assistive technologies.

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2016 Toyota Avalon gets a facelift

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Toyota has revealed the updated 2016 Avalon, which is getting a restyled exterior and updated features. Although the changes are small, the 2016 Avalon's face has been updated with a wider lower front grille, new turn signals, restyled LED taillights and a chrome bumper accent.

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All-New 2016 Honda Pilot debuts with a more muscular body and 9-speed transmission

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Honda has unveiled the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot SUV, which now in its third generation, the eight passenger SUV ditches the previous boxy look. The 2016 Pilot will arrive in showrooms this summer with a body that's been stretched 3.5 inches, a new 3.5L V6 and a Honda's first 9-speed automatic transmission.

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Accessories Concept debuts in Chicago

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Mazda has revealed the 2016 MX-5 accessories design concept that previews many of the accessories that will be available when the MX-5 Miata arrives this summer.

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February 11, 2015

2016 Acura ILX priced at $28,820

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Acura has announced the pricing for the updated 2016 ILX, which now starts at $28,820. The 2016 ILX gets a bunch of big updates, like a standard 201-hp engine, a restyled exterior and more features.

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February 10, 2015

2016 Honda Civic Type R official pics released, has 167 mph top speed

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Honda is getting ready to reveal the new Civic Type R next month at the Geneva Motor Show, but even though the show is a few weeks away, Honda has been kind enough to release a few teasers early. The Civic Type R will look very close to the concept version, which is proven by these few photos of the production version.

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata accessories concept heads to Chicago

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Mazda has announced that it will reveal a concept version of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata at the Chicago Auto Show this week. The unique concept is an accessories design concept that will preview what may be in store for those looking to personalize their MX-5 Miata.

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February 6, 2015

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport gets more power

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Mitsubishi is giving the small 2015 Outlander Sport more power thanks to the addition of a new 168-hp 2.4L four-cylinder that packs 20 more horsepower than the current 2.0L engine.

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February 5, 2015

Infiniti QX30 compact crossover concept set for Geneva debut

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Infiniti is going to give the world a preview of its upcoming QX30 compact crossover with a concept version that is going to debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. The QX30 and its Q30 hatchback sibling will both be built on the same MFA platform as the Mercedes A-Class and GLA models.

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Toyota is bringing 2016 Camry and Corolla Special Editions and restyled 2016 Avalon to Chicago

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Toyota has announced that it is going to reveal both a Special Edition Camry and Special Edition Corolla at the Chicago Auto Show, in addition to a restyled 2016 Avalon.

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February 3, 2015

Lexus to reveal a new concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show

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Lexus has announced plans to reveal a new concept vehicle at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, next month.

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2016 Acura MDX gets a 9-speed transmission, new AWD system and AcuraWatch

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Acura is giving the 2016 MDX a long list of updates, which should help it hold on to its title as the best-selling three-row luxury SUV. The updated 2016 MDX gets a new 9-speed automatic transmission, a new AWD system with a twin-clutch design and the AcuraWatch suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies.

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2016 Nissan Maxima revealed ahead of its debut in New York

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Following its debut this weekend in Nissan's "With Dad" Super Bowl commercial, Nissan has announced that the all-new 2016 Maxima will have its world debut at the New York Auto Show in April.

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February 2, 2015

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO racer to debut at the Chicago Auto Show

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After its quick cameo in Nissan's "With Dad" Super Bowl commercial, Nissan has announced that the GT-R LM NISMO race car will make a two-week pit stop at the Chicago Auto Show this month. Before the GT-R LM NISMO competes in the Le Mans 24 Hours race, it will be part of Nissan's NISMO display at the show.

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Mazda is considering turbo or MPS versions of the new MX-5

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Mazda is reportedly looking at a faster version of the new MX-5 Miata, with the possible introduction of a turbocharged or MPS version. Mazda's head of global public relations, Kudo Hidetoshi recently revealed that a larger displacement engine or a turbocharged version is under consideration.

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February 1, 2015

2016 Nissan Maxima debuts in Nissan's Super Bowl spot [VIDEO]

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During today's big game, Nissan aired a spot called "With Dad" that is meant to "depict the struggle of work-life balance facing many American families." The big surprise is at the end of the 90-second commercial the all-new 2016 Nissan Maxima is revealed.

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January 30, 2015

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata officially packs 155-hp

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Mazda has finally confirmed the specs for the 2.0L SkyActiv four-cylinder engine that will power the U.S.-spec 2016 MX-5 Miata. The 2.0L generates 155 horsepower and 148 lb-ft. of torque.

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January 28, 2015

Honda confirms Civic Type R will debut at the Geneva Motor Show

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Honda has finally confirmed that it will show the production version of the much anticipated Civic Type R at the upcoming 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March. Honda says that the Civic Type R will be the "most extreme Type R ever built."

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January 27, 2015

Acura kicks off production of the refreshed 2016 ILX

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Acura has announced that it has started production of the refreshed 2016 Acura ILX, which was revealed in November at the LA Auto Show. The 2016 ILX gets styling updates, a new powertrain and more equipment inside. In addition to the new ILX, Acura is also celebrating the 2 millionth North American-made Acura vehicle, 20 years after Acura production began in the U.S.

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Mitsubishi teases a new concept that will debut in Geneva

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Mitsubishi has released two teaser photos of a new crossover concept that it is going to reveal at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March. Mitsubishi says that the concept is a 'declaration of intent' for its future directions -a powerful embodiment of its next generation 2WD plug-in hybrid electric technology as well as its bold design renaissance.

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January 22, 2015

Mitsubishi wants us to get ready for the "Return of a Legend" in Chicago

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Mitsubishi has released this teaser of a model that it is going to reveal at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show next month. It's hard to make out what it is, but it looks like it is some sort of crossover, which has been strategically placed on a sand dune. Either way, Mitsubishi think its debut will be exciting, since it is labeling the event as the "Return of a Legend."

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January 21, 2015

Toyota RND concept to preview a new production model

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Toyota has released a teaser of its new RND concept ahead of its debut on January 26. We can't tell much from this photo, but Toyota says that it is "ready for fast-track development that should see it changing the face of motoring within weeks."

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Restyled 2016 Acura RDX to debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show

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Acura has almost revamped its entire lineup, but only one model hasn't received the latest Acura face - the RDX. Acura has just announced that the restyled 2016 RDX SUV is going to debut next month at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

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All-new 2016 Honda Pilot teased ahead of its debut in Chicago

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Just yesterday we discussed the fact that Honda is preparing an all-new 2016 Honda Pilot and now Honda has released a teaser of the new SUV ahead of its debut next month at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

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January 20, 2015

All-new 2016 Honda Pilot coming later this year

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Honda is set to introduce an all-new 2016 Honda Pilot right after the debut of the 2016 HR-V SUV this year. The 2016 HR-V is expected to launch this spring.

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Honda and Toyota part of Tokyo's plan to put 6,000 fuel-cell cars on the road by 2020

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Tokyo has set a goal of putting 6,000 vehicles on the road by the 2020 Olympics, which will see the city spend up to $385 million on fuel cell vehicle subsidies and hydrogen stations. Tokyo plans to build 35 stations and is in negotiations with Toyota and Honda, since both automakers plan to release new fuel-cell vehicles within the next year.

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January 19, 2015

2016 Nissan Altima to get "significant" update

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Even though the midsize sedan segment isn't growing nearly as fast as it used to, it's still an incredibly important segment, which explains why Toyota gave the 2015 Camry such a significant update. Now Nissan is reportedly going to follow Toyota's path with a big midcycle update planned for the 2016 Altima.

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January 17, 2015

Scion to drop the slow-selling iQ

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In a few months Scion is going to reveal two new additions to its lineup at the New York Auto Show, but one model that isn't going to be sticking around is the slow-selling iQ. The tiny iQ has failed to find many buyers and now its days are numbered.

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January 16, 2015

Next-Gen 2016 Lexus RX to debut in New York

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Earlier this week Lexus revealed the 2016 GS F at the Detroit Auto Show, but we were also expected a new RX to take the stage. Instead of debuting the next-generation RX in Detroit, Lexus is now reportedly going to use the 2015 New York Auto Show for its debut.

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January 15, 2015

Next-Gen Nissan Leaf will go head-to-head with 200-mile range Chevy Bolt

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Now that Chevy has officially upped the ante with the debut of the 200-mile range Chevy Bolt electric vehicle, it's time for other EVs to follow suit. The Nissan Leaf is currently the most popular fully-electric vehicle on the market and Nissan hopes to keep that title with a "high-output" version of the next Leaf that could have an even longer driving range than the upcoming Bolt.

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January 14, 2015

Acura NSX Type-R could be Acura's answer to the Ford GT

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This week two supercars debuted at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show - one was expected, but another stole the show. It had been rumored that Ford was working on a new GT supercar and Ford started the Detroit Auto Show off with a bang by pulling the covers off the new GT, unfortunately the dust hadn't settled by the time that Acura pushed the start button on the 2016 NSX. For the most part it seemed that most of the media at the show was more excited about the Ford GT, but Acura may have something else up its sleeve to put the NSX on top - the NSX Type-R.

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