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March 28, 2017

2018 Acura TLX to debut its new face in NYC

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Acura has announced that the updated 2018 TLX is going to debut next month at the New York Auto Show. From the front, the new TLX is going to get a face that is inspired by the Acura Precision Concept that debuted last year in Detroit.

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March 27, 2017

2018 Honda Civic Si will have 192 lb-ft. of torque

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Honda has yet to officially release the specs for the new Civic Si, but an email from Honda may have released the torque spec for the Civic Si's new turbocharged engine.

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2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition starts at $129,585

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Nissan has unveiled a new third model for the 2017 GT-R lineup: the GT-R Track Edition. The new Track Edition will slot in between the Premium and Nismo models in the lineup.

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March 23, 2017

Hear how awesome the 2017 Honda Civic Type R sounds!

Honda unveiled the all-new 2017 Civic Type R a few weeks ago. The 306-hp Civic Type R is powered by a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine, which sounds great on paper - but now Honda is letting you hear how awesome it sounds.

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March 24, 2017

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster (Review)

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In the not too distant future, words like "autonomous" and "electric", will likely replace words, like "throaty exhaust" and "redline." So is now the time to stop and find some driving enjoyment? Yes! Today the roads are littered with boring SUVs and sedans, but there are a few options left on the market if you want to actually feel the road, enjoy the sounds of the engine and at the same time have a hell of a lot of fun. Yes you can look at anything from a Camaro to an M4 or even a Toyota 86, but what about a roadster? There are a few good options, especially the Mazda MX-5 Miata and Porsche 718 Boxster.

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March 22, 2017

Restyled 2018 Toyota Sienna and Yaris to debut in NYC

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Toyota has revealed the updated 2018 Sienna and Yaris ahead of their debut at the New York Auto Show next month.

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March 21, 2017

Mitsubishi delays the next-generation Outlander and Outlander Sport

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Mitsubishi has reportedly delayed work on the next-generation Outlander and Outlander Sport models as the automaker looks for ways to share parts with Nissan. The news is an obvious blow to dealers who have been begging for new product and the first negative of the new Mitsubishi-Nissan pair up.

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March 20, 2017

Battle of the fuel cell vehicles: 2017 Honda Clarity vs 2017 Toyota Mirai (Review)

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Electric cars and plug-in hybrids are becoming more common everyday, especially with the introduction of the new Chevy Bolt - the electric car for the masses, but what's next. Although hybrids, plug-in hybrids and fully electric vehicles are becoming more popular, there is one future technology that has yet to take off, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Honda originally started leasing its Clarity FCX fuel cell vehicle in 2008 and since then we've seen the limited release of other fuel cell vehicles from GM, Hyundai and most recently Toyota, but is the technology now ready for prime time? For the 2017 model year, Honda and Toyota have released two vehicles, which they hope will finally improve public perception of fuel cell vehicles and prove that they are just as easy to operate and as safe as conventional vehicles. With that we have our first head to head battle of the 2017 Honda Clarity and 2017 Toyota Mirai!

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March 17, 2017

Is the Lexus GS about to go bye bye?

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Just a few months ago, Lexus unveiled the all-new LS flagship sedan, which is now ditching the old V8 engine in the last generation for a twin-turbocharged V6. The twin-turbo V6 may sound like a nice upgrade to the LS, but it will come at a cost. It's being reported the new LS may lead to the death of the smaller GS sedan.

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March 16, 2017

Lexus UX crossover concept headed to production

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Lexus has confirmed that the small UX crossover concept is going to enter production, as the brand looks for ways to attract younger buyers. Lexus executive Yoshihiro Sawa revealed the news during an interview with Motoring last week at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

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March 15, 2017

2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid priced at $52,935

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Acura has announced the pricing for the first ever MDX hybrid, the 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid, which starts at $52,935. Acura is quick to point out that, that starting price is only $1,500 more than the non-hybrid MDX.

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March 14, 2017

2017 Toyota 860 Special Edition unveiled

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Toyota has unveiled a new special edition of the 86, dubbed the 860 Special Edition. The special 86 gets some unique exterior upgrades, an upgraded interior and some new performance tech features.

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March 13, 2017

Honda Clarity Electric and Plug-in Hybrid to debut in New York

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Honda has announced that both the Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-in Hybrid will debut at the 2017 New York Auto Show, which kicks off next month. Honda has released this teaser photo of the new Clarity models, which will look almost identical to the Fuel Cell version.

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March 7, 2017

2017 Honda Civic Type R debuts with 306-HP!

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Honda has finally unveiled the 2017 Civic Type R, which is going to arrive in the U.S. later this spring! The much anticipated halo model for the Civic lineup is debuting this week at the Geneva Motor Show.

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March 4, 2017

2018 Honda Civic Type R leaked!

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Honda is going to reveal the production version of the 2018 Civic Type R in just a few days at the Geneva Motor Show. Fortunately two leaked images of the new Type R have leaked online ahead of its debut.

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March 1, 2017

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross revealed

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Mitsubishi has unveiled its newest crossover, the Eclipse Cross, which is going to have its world debut next week in Geneva. The Eclipse Cross will be sold in markets all over the world, including Europe, Japan and North America.

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February 28, 2017

Honda Clarity EV to get a short 80-mile driving range

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Tesla's Model S can travel well over 200 miles, the new Chevy Bolt has a 238 mile driving range and even the Nissan Leaf has a 107 mile range. While every other automaker is looking at longer range electric vehicles, Honda is about to buck that trend with the new Clarity EV, with its short 80 mile range.

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February 17, 2017

2018 Honda Civic Type R to debut in Geneva!

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Honda has announced that it will reveal the production version of the 2018 Civic Type R, next month at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

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February 15, 2017

Mitsubishi resurrects the Eclipse name for a crossover

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The name Mitsubishi Eclipse brings back memories of a happier time for Mitsubishi - when the automaker offered more noteworthy models and was also actually on buyer's radar. Today the Eclipse name is gone, but next month the name will reappear on a new model, too bad it's nothing like the last model it was last used on.

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February 14, 2017

2018 Lexus LS 500h to debut in Geneva

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Lexus has announced that the 2018 Lexus LS 500h hybrid is going to debut early next month at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

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February 9, 2017

Nissan adds the Midnight Edition to the Sentra, Altima, Rogue, Murano and Pathfinder

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Nissan is expanding its Midnight Edition equipment package, which until now has only been available on the Maxima SR, to five additional models - the Sentra, Altima, Maxima, Rogue, Murano and Pathfinder. The package adds black wheels, black spoiler, and black mirror caps.

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February 7, 2017

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition debuts in Chicago

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It's not a surprise to call the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, dated or past its prime, since the compact crossover has been on the market largely unchanged since 2011. A refresh for the 2016 model year barely improved things, but Mitsubishi continues to try to keep it fresh and is introducing a new Outlander Sport Limited Edition model this week at the Chicago Auto Show.

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February 3, 2017

2018 Subaru Legacy gets a few tweaks

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Subaru is bringing an updated 2018 Legacy to the Chicago Auto Show next week, which is getting a slightly updated exterior, more tech and some suspension tweaks.

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February 1, 2017

Honda S2000 successor rumored again, still a year away

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For years Honda fans have been begging Honda to build a successor to the S2000 and there have even been off and on again rumors of a successor. Now Car and Driver is reporting that Honda is working on a new roadster and we may even get to see it in 2018 - just in time for Honda's 70th birthday.

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January 30, 2017

GM and Honda team up to build a fuel cell system

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General Motors and Honda have announced plans to team up to mass produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system that will be used in future products from each automaker. The auto industry's first manufacturing joint venture will be based within GM's existing battery pack manufacturing facility site in Brownstown, Michigan.

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January 25, 2017

Mitsubishi teases a new compact crossover

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It's obvious that Mitsubishi's lineup has grown a bit stale over the past few years, but that will soon change with the addition of a new compact crossover that is going to be revealed at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

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January 24, 2017

Lexus LC stars in the brand's Super Bowl commercial

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Lexus has announced that the new LC 500 will be featured in its Super Bowl commercial, "Man and Machine." According to Lexus, the spot recognizes the parallels between the shapes and movements of the human form and the power and athleticism of Lexus' most premium models. The spot features movement artist Lil Buck and music from Sia.

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January 23, 2017

2018 Subaru XV teased ahead of its Geneva debut

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Subaru has released a teaser photo of the all-new 2018 Subaru XV or Crosstrek as its known here in the U.S. The new XV is going to debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March.

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January 16, 2017

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport GT (Review)

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The days of models like the 3000GT, Eclipse and even the Lancer Evo are long gone! Sad face! Now Mitsubishi is ditching its past and trying to regain market share by focusing all of its energy on SUVs. Even the really old Lancer is about to go away this summer. So what does that mean for the fledgling automaker?

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January 11, 2017

Honda will release a new dedicated hybrid in 2018

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Now that the Honda Insight and CR-Z models are gone, Honda is finally getting serious about electrified models. The revamp started with the revised Accord Hybrid, which will be followed by the Clarity Fuel Cell and the Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-in hybrid models that are going to arrive this year. Honda has now confirmed that a new dedicated hybrid will be added to the lineup next year.

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January 10, 2017

Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept previews the next Altima

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Nissan has unveiled the new Vmotion 2.0 concept at the Detroit Auto Show. The Vmotion 2.0 concept previews Nissan's future sedan design direction, which basically means the next generation Altima.

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January 9, 2017

2018 Honda Odyssey debuts with 10-speed transmission and Magic Slide seats

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Honda has unveiled the all-new 2018 Odyssey at the Detroit Auto Show. While its exterior isn't a dramatic departure from the current model, its what's inside that counts here, since the new Odyssey gets a host of new features and technologies for 2018. The 2018 Odyssey gets a new versatile Magic Slide second-row seat new CabinWatch and CabinTalk technologies, a new Display Audio touchscreen, 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity and a new Rear Entertainment System with streaming video.

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2018 Toyota Camry debuts in Detroit with more emotional styling

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Just a few years ago, Toyota did a major mid-cycle update to the Camry to inject some excitement into the midsize sedan. Now Toyota has unveiled an all-new Camry, which Toyota says gains an "emotionally-charged design and performance experience."

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Nissan Qashqai comes to the US as the 2017 Rogue Sport

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Nissan is expanding the Rogue lineup for the 2017 model with the introduction of the new Rogue Sport. The Rogue Sport may look familiar to some, since its sold as the Qashqai in other markets outside the US.

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January 6, 2017

2018 Subaru WRX and WRX STI get a facelift

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Subaru has unveiled the updated 2018 WRX and WRX STI, which get updated styling, performance enhancements, more tech and an upgraded interior.

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January 5, 2017

Toyota Concept-i builds a relationship with the driver

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Toyota has unveiled the new Concept-i at this week's CES in Las Vegas, which has been designed from the inside out to foster a warm and friendly experience for the driver and passengers. Designed with user experience technology, Toyota says that the Concept-i was created around the philosophy of "kinetic warmth," a belief that mobility technology should be warm, welcoming, and fun.

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December 30, 2016

Infiniti QX50 concept to preview the next-gen in Detroit

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Infiniti is going to give the world a preview of the next-generation QX50 crossover, with the debut of the QX50 concept new month at the Detroit Auto Show. It's expected that the design of the concept is pretty close to the production version, which Infiniti says is "an evolution of the QX Sport Inspiration" concept.

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December 29, 2016

2018 Subaru WRX to get facelift, all-new model still years away

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Although Subaru has released an all-new Impreza for the 2017 model year, we'll have to wait a few more years for an all-new WRX and WRX STI. According to a Subaru engineer, the WRX is slated to get a facelift for 2018, but an all-new model won't arrive until around 2020.

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December 19, 2016

2018 Honda Odyssey teased ahead of its Detroit debut

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Honda has announced that the all-new 2018 Odyssey minivan is going to debut next month at the Detroit Auto Show. Honda has released a teaser sketch of the new 5th-generation 2018 Honda Odyssey which will feature new powertrain technology and new features.

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December 14, 2016

Toyota teases a high performance Yaris

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Toyota has released a teaser sketch of a new high-performance version of the Yaris hatchback, which will take inspiration from Toyota's new Yaris WRC race car.

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