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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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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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