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February 10, 2016

2017 Nissan Armada debuts in Chicago

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Nissan has revealed the all-new 2017 Armada full-size SUV, which is debuting this week at the Chicago Auto Show. The new Armada is the basically a Nissan badged version of the Infiniti QX80 SUV, but with a face that is closer to the new Titan pickup.

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Honda Civic Hatchback prototype teased ahead of its debut at Geneva

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Honda has released a teaser photo of the all-new Civic hatchback prototype, which is going to debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show. The prototype is a preview of the hatchback that is going to launch in Europe in early 2017. The good news is that it will also be offered in other markets, including the United States.

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Nissan reveals a trio of "Winter Warrior" concepts for Chicago [VIDEO]

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This week the 2016 Chicago Auto Show kicks off and this year Nissan is bring unique versions of its crossovers, the Pathfinder, Murano and Rogue. All three crossovers ditch their standard wheels for heavy-duty snow tracks to tackle the winter.

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February 8, 2016

Mazda hints that its new rotary engine could be turbocharged

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Yes, Mazda is finally working on a new rotary engine and according to one report, it could get a turbocharger. Speaking to Australia's Motoring, Mazda's drivetrain and powertrain assistant manager, Tetsushi Marutani, stated, "Personally, I think that a rotary with some turbo or compressor would be good. Because a rotary, in my opinion, they require more low speed, low down torque. So if we have some small compressor or turbo, it would help."

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February 4, 2016

2016 Prius stars in Toyota's Super Bowl ad [VIDEO]

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The big game is just a few days away and this year, Toyota is running a 90-second spot, title "Heck on Wheels," that will highlight the all-new Prius.

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February 3, 2016

Scion is no more! iA, iM and FR-S to become Toyotas

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After 13 years, Toyota is saying goodbye to the Scion brand. Back in 2003, Scion was launched as a way for Toyota to reach younger buyers, but now Toyota is ending the brand's run and moving some of its models under the Toyota umbrella.

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February 2, 2016

First 2017 Acura NSX sells for $1.2 million

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The first production version of the all-new 2017 Acura NSX has sold for a whopping $1.2 million Barrett-Jackson. The 2017 NSX now holds the title as the highest-selling designated vehicle identification number (VIN) 001 vehicle ever at the auction. All proceeds from the auction will go to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and Camp Southern Ground.

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February 1, 2016

2017 Honda Ridgeline 'A New Truck to Love' to air during Super Bowl 50 [VIDEO]

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Honda is going to air two new commercials during the upcoming Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, Feburary 7. The first will be a commercial for the all-new Acura NSX and the second will be a 60-second commercial for the all-new 2017 Ridgeline pickup - titled "A New Truck to Love."

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January 29, 2016

Here's Acura's Super Bowl commercial that features the NSX [VIDEO]

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Each year automakers spend big bucks to run commercial spots during the Super Bowl and this year will probably be even bigger as the Super Bowl celebrates its 50th anniversary. This year Acura is going to run a 30-second commercial that will feature the 2017 NSX.

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January 22, 2016

Honda Clarity fuel cell to cost around $60,000

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Honda has revealed the pricing details for the Clarity fuel cell sedan that is expected to launch in California before the end of 2016. When it does go on sale the Clarity is expected to be priced around $60,000 with a targeted monthly lease under $500.

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January 12, 2016

Acura Precision concept previews the brand's future design language

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Acura has revealed the Precision concept today at the Detroit Auto Show, which is supposed to be a preview of Acura's new design language. The Precision concept was designed by the Acura Design Studio in California to express the Acura brand DNA of "Precision Crafted Performance."

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January 11, 2016

2017 Honda Ridgeline debuts with front or all-wheel drive in Detroit

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Honda has revealed the all-new 2017 Ridgeline pickup at the Detroit Auto Show. The new Ridgeline continues to be based on a unibody platform, but just like the original it continues to bring unique packing and technology to the midsize pickup segment.

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January 5, 2016

Nissan to introduce new Kicks crossover later this year

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Nissan has announced plans to introduce a new global crossover that will be called the Kicks. The new model gets its name and inspiration from the the Kicks concept car that debuted at the 2014 Sao Paulo Motor Show.

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January 4, 2016

2016 Mazda CX-3 [REVIEW]

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Just a few years ago, the subcompact crossover segment didn't even exist and now almost every automaker has introduced or is about to introduce one. Over the last year we've received new entries, like the Fiat 500X, Honda HR-V and Jeep Renegade. While the segment may be getting a bit crowded, Mazda may have just introduced one of the best subcompact crossovers you can buy today. The tiny SUV is really that good!

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December 30, 2015

Infiniti reveals the details about the US-spec 2017 QX30

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Infiniti is expanding its lineup with two new compact models, the Q30 hatchback and the QX30 crossover, and although both models will be sold in the U.S., Infiniti has a slight twist. Rather than market both nameplates in the U.S., Infiniti has decided to sell both models under the QX30 name.

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December 23, 2015

Scion C-HR to debut as a production model in Detroit

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It's being reported that Scion is going to reveal the production version of the CH-R concept next month at the Detroit Auto Show. The C-HR originally debuted as a concept at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, which was followed by a more production ready concept earlier this year in Geneva. The C-HR concept had its U.S. debut last month at the LA Auto Show, where it dubbed a Scion badge.

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2016 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab priced at $41,485

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Nissan has announced the pricing for the 2016 Titan XD Crew Cab, which is now on sale with a starting price set at $41,485. The Titan XD is available in five trim levels: S, SV, SL, Platinum Reserve and Pro-4X.

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December 22, 2015

BMW and Nissan team up to add 120 DC Fast Chargers

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BMW and Nissan have teamed up to add DC Fast charging at 120 locations across 19 states in an effort to support Nissan Leaf and BMW i3 customers and to promote increased adoption of electric vehicles nationwide. The DC Fast Chargers will be added in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, North and South Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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Lexus creates an NX that rides on ice

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Lexus recently created an IS that is made of cardboard and now Lexus is at it again with another crazy concept. This time Lexus has created a version of the NX crossover that rides on wheels and tires that are made of ice.

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December 21, 2015

2015 Scion tC [REVIEW]

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To date, Scion has spent $100 million on the arts to help engrain the brand into youth culture and it seems to have worked with the lowest average age for buyers of any car brand. Still, the child of Toyota has suffered a lack of popularity in recent years, due mostly to some rather stale product. Helping solve part of the problem, Scion launched the new FR-S model into the lineup to increase interest in the brand. With an average owner age of just 31, the FR-S proved to be another hit with younger buyers, despite its higher price tag (for a Scion). Although this could change soon with the just introduced entry-level iA and mid-lineup iM. That's nothing, however, compared to the tC, which continually wins over youth buyers with the youngest average age of any car in the industry at just 28.

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2016.5 Mazda CX-5 gets more standard features

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Mazda has announced some packaging updates for the 2016.5 Mazda CX-5, which goes on sale in January.

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December 20, 2015

2017 Honda Civic Si to get 230-hp 2.0L turbo?

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Now that the standard Civic can be equipped with a small turbocharged engine, we're now wondering what Honda has in store for the next-generation Civic Si. Although Honda hasn't revealed any details, reports have surfaced that claims that the next Civic Si will be powered by a turbocharged engine with 230 horsepower.

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December 19, 2015

2017 Acura NSX: Acura now has a car that costs over $200k

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Acura has released more of the details about the 2017 NSX, which is finally going to arrive next spring. While we've already heard that it will pack 573 horsepower and now we're hearing how much the NSX will cost. With a starting price set at $157,800 including the destination fees, the all-new NSX is definitely not cheap.

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Acura Precision Concept to debut at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show

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Acura has announced plans to bring a new concept to next month's Detroit Auto Show. The concept is called the Acura Precision Concept and according to Acura, the concept will help set Acura's future design language.

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2017 Honda Ridgeline teased ahead of its debut in Detroit

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Honda has released the first teaser photo of the all-new 2017 Ridgeline pickup ahead of its debut next month at the Detroit Auto Show. The new Ridgeline will go on sale sometime in the first half of next year.

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December 18, 2015

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport [REVIEW]

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Mitsubishi recently announced that it's refocusing its limited resources on its SUV lineup, but although we now know how Mitsubishi plans to stay alive in the competitive industry, we will have to wait a few years to see these new models. For now Mitsubishi offers the Outlander Sport and Outlander models. While the larger Outlander just received a through redo with a long list of updates, the smaller Outlander has remain largely unchanged the last few years (note a refreshed Outlander Sport is coming for 2016). While I haven't had a chance to drive the updated Outlander Sport, Mitsubishi did give me a week with the 2015 model. How did it do? Let's just say that I walked away feeling a bit sad about Mitsubishi's small SUV.

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December 16, 2015

2016 Infiniti QX60 gets a refresh

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We're still about a month away from the debut of the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, but Infiniti has already unveiled the updated 2016 QX60, which is going to debut at the show.

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2016 Infiniti Q50 gets new engines including a new 400-hp twin-turbo

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Infiniti has revealed the updates to the 2016 Q50 sedan, with the biggest news being the addition of a new 400-hp 3.0L twin-turbocharged V6.

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December 9, 2015

2015 Honda CR-V [REVIEW]

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Honda has released its 2015 CR-V compact crossover with practically no extravagant hoopla. The Honda officials trumpeted the 2015 CR-V as a major update to an already fresh product. They claimed the changes this vehicle received are much more significant than what most cars and trucks get during mid-cycle updates. Almost every area of the vehicle was touched from the usual suspects including the exterior and cabin to the body structure, chassis and even powertrain. These enhancements were meant to take an already competitive product and propel it to the top of its segment.

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December 8, 2015

Mazda Koeru concept could rival the Subaru Outback

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Mazda may soon add a new sportier crossover to its lineup, which was previewed by the Koeru concept in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Mazda CEO Masamichi Kogai has revealed that that the concept could add a new entry for the automaker.

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Next-Gen Subaru WRX STI may get a hybrid powertrain

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A new rumor claims that the next-generation Subaru WRX STI may get a turbocharged hybrid powertrain. If the rumors are true, the new WRX STI will be powered by a revised version of the current 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that will give it a total output around 320 horsepower.

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December 7, 2015

Honda now wants a new S2000 before the 'Baby NSX'

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Ever since the Honda S2000 was killed in 2009 there have been rumors about a new model. Well it's been almost seven years since the last S2000 was produced and the rumors continue to surface that Honda is going to bring its beloved roadster back.

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Nissan confirms plans to build EV with range extender

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Even though the 2016 Nissan Leaf can now travel further than every EV in its price range, a 107 mile driving range is still not long enough to banish range anxiety fears for many drivers. That is why Nissan is now working on a new EV with a range extender, like the Chevy Volt and BMW i3.

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December 3, 2015

Toyota S-FR concept heads to 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon

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Back in October, Toyota revealed the S-FR concept at the Tokyo Motor Show and now the concept is being reimagined as a track-ready race car at next month's Tokyo Auto Salon.

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November 30, 2015

Mitsubishi to focus on crossovers, Lancer and i-MiEV to disappear

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Mitsubishi is still trying to revamp its U.S. lineup and according to CEO Osamu Masuko, Mitsubishi will channel its limited resources into a more compact lineup that will largely consist of crossovers.

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November 24, 2015

Honda Ridgeline Baja Race Truck tackles the Baja 1000

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Earlier this month at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Honda revealed the Ridgeline Baja Race Truck that was not only a preview of the new 2017 Ridgeline, but it was also a heavily modified race truck that was going to compete in this year's SCORE Baja 1000. This past weekend the Ridgeline Baja Truck competed in the race and came away with a Class 2 victory.

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November 19, 2015

Mitsubishi reveals the restyled 2016 Outlander Sport and 2017 Mirage

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Mitsubishi has unveiled the updated 2016 Outlander Sport and 2017 Mirage at the LA Auto Show. Both models get updated faces and some interior upgrades.

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November 18, 2015

Scion C-HR concept previews a new compact crossover

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Scion is finally expanding its lineup with new models, like the iA and iM, but Scion isn't stopping there. Scion has now previewed a new small crossover with the C-HR concept that is debuting this week at the LA Auto Show. This isn't the first time that we've seen the C-HR concept, since it debuted earlier this year in Geneva with a Toyota badge.

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Subaru Impreza Sedan concept previews Subaru's new design language

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Subaru has unveiled the Impreza Sedan concept, which is a preview of the next-generation Impreza. The new Impreza will adopt Subaru's new Dynamic x Solid design language and will have have a sportier and less angular exterior.

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2016 Mazda CX-9 debuts with a new 2.5L turbo

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Mazda took the wraps off the all-new 2016 CX-9 three-row crossover today at the LA Auto Show. The new CX-9 adopts Mazda's Kodo design language and more importantly, it is the first Mazda to be powered by its new 2.5L turbocharged engine.

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