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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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Next-Gen Honda CR-V will be larger and possibly even offer a hybrid version

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Honda is scheduled to release an all-new CR-V sometime in 2018, but even though that's at least a year away, some details have started to surface now. Honda has also released the teaser you see here, which reveals some of the design details.

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April 5, 2016

Nissan GT-R Nismo sets a new world record [VIDEO]

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Nissan has released a new teaser video of the GT-R Nismo, which has apparently set a new world record. Nissan hasn't released any details, but the video does say "Coming Soon!!!"

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March 25, 2016

2017 Toyota Corolla gets a refresh

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Toyota is giving the Corolla a mild facelift for the 2017 model year, which includes a restyled grille and front bumper, new taillights and updated wheels.

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March 24, 2016

Lexus confirms three-row RX crossover

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Lexus has finally confirmed that it is working on a larger version of the RX crossover that will have three rows of seats, which will finally give Lexus a competitor to the Acura MDX and Volvo XC90.

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March 23, 2016

2017 Acura MDX debuts in NYC with updated styling and a new hybrid version

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Acura has unveiled the restyled 2017 MDX at the New York Auto Show, which gets updated styling and a new hybrid version.

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2017 Nissan GT-R arrives this summer with styling updates and more power

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Nissan continues to improve the GT-R and today the automaker has unveiled the latest updates to its flagship sports car. The 2017 GT-R gets some modest styling updates, a redesigned interior and even more power under the hood.

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid debuts at the New York Auto Show

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Toyota has unveiled the 2017 Prius Prime plug-in hybrid today at the 2016 New York Auto Show. The new Prius plug-in hybrid can now travel twice as far as the old model and is expected to be rated at 120 MPGe - higher than any other plug-in hybrid.

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March 22, 2016

Subaru reveals the all-new 2017 Impreza sedan on the eve of the New York Auto Show

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Subaru is going to reveal the all-new 2017 Impreza sedan and five-door models tomorrow in New York, but Subaru has been kind enough to send out a few photos early. What we have here are the first photos of the new sedan, but we'll have to wait until tomorrow to get all the details.

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2017 Mazda MX-5 RF shows off its retractable top in New York

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Ever since Mazda unveiled the all-new MX-5 Miata last year, we've been wondering what Mazda had in store as a successor for the retractable hardtop version. Now Mazda has revealed it with the debut of the MX-5 RF (retractable fastback) at the New York Auto Show.

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March 21, 2016

Honda to display US-spec Clarity FCV in New York

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This week the 2016 New York Auto Show kicks off on March 23 and Honda has announced that it will be showing off the US-spec version of the Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle.

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March 17, 2016

Scion FR-S will be reborn as the Toyota 86 this fall

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Now that Scion is officially dead, we've been wondering what lies in store for the brand's shinning star - the FR-S. When Toyota announced that Scion would disappear this summer, it confirmed that the iA, iM and FR-S would live on as Toyota models in the U.S. Now Toyota has confirmed that the FR-S will be badged as the 2017 Toyota 86 here in the U.S.

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March 15, 2016

Toyota teases new Prius model, it's probably the plug-in hybrid?

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Toyota has released a teaser of "the next mechanical marvel" in the Prius lineup, which is going to debut next week at the New York Auto Show.

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March 14, 2016

Mazda CX-4 confirmed for debut next month in Beijing

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Mazda has announced plans to reveal the new CX-4 crossover next month at the Beijing Motor Show. The concept was previewed last year with the Koeru concept, which is expected to arrive as a sportier alternative to the CX-5 crossover.

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2017 Toyota Highlander gets some updates for New York

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Toyota is going to reveal the updated 2017 Highlander SUV this month at the 2016 New York Auto Show. The 2017 Highlander gets some styling updates, a new V6 and more technology.

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March 11, 2016

Mazda MX-5 Coupe could be headed to the New York Auto Show

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Is Mazda going to reveal a coupe version of the MX-5 this month at the New York Auto Show? Mazda isn't saying, but the automaker did just drop a big hint, "Help us blow the lid off at the New York Auto Show."

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March 10, 2016

2017 Subaru Impreza teased ahead of its debut this month in New York

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Subaru is going to unveil the all-new 2017 Impreza later this month at the 2016 New York Auto Show.

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2016 Honda Civic Coupe arrives next week and starts at $19,050

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Honda has announced that the all-new 2016 Civic Coupe is going to go on sale on March 15 and its pricing will start at $19,050. The arrival of the Civic Coupe builds on the success of the new Civic lineup, which will be followed up by a new Civic Hatchback later this year.

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