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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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December 9, 2016

2018 Lexus LS teased ahead of its debut in Detroit

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Lexus has announced plans to reveal the all-new 2018 Lexus LS flagship sedan next month at the Detroit Auto Show. Even though we're about a month away from its debut, Lexus has released a teaser photo of the new LS, which gives a hint at its bolder styling.

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December 6, 2016

Honda to reveal "Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem" at CES

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Honda has announced that the "Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem" will be the theme for its exhibit at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Using the power of artificial intelligence, robotics, and big data to transform the mobility experience, Honda plans to give the world a look at how it sees the future of transportation.

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Mazda just killed our dreams, an RX-8 successor isn't happening

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There have been off and on again rumors for a while that Mazda is working on a successor to the RX-7/ RX-8 models with a new rotary powered engine. Well those rumors have now been officially killed thanks to Mazda's CEO Masamichi Kogai who recently told Automotive News that Mazda has no plans for a sports car larger than the MX-5 Miata.

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December 1, 2016

2018 Toyota Camry teased ahead of its Detroit debut

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Toyota has announced that the all-new 2018 Camry is going to debut next month at the Detroit Auto Show.

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November 22, 2016

Honda will lease you a 2017 Clarity for only $369 a month

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Fuel cell vehicles have yet to become anywhere near as popular as traditional electric cars or hybrids, but they could find a few more homes thanks to the attractive pricing. Honda has announced that you can now lease a 2017 Clarity fuel cell vehicle for only $369 a month for 36 months.

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November 18, 2016

2018 Toyota C-HR debuts in LA, arrives next spring

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Toyota has unveiled the US-spec version of the 2018 C-HR compact crossover, which is going to arrive in showrooms next spring. The C-HR joins an ever growing list of new small crossovers.

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November 17, 2016

Subaru Viziv-7 concept previews a new 3-row SUV

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It's been rumored for a while that Subaru is going to finally release another large SUV, but up until now we've only seen a few test mules. Now Subaru has released a preview of its new large SUV with the debut of the Viziv-7 concept at the LA Auto Show.

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November 15, 2016

2017 Nissan Sentra Nismo revealed

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It looks like Nissan is finally adding some excitement back into the Sentra lineup with the debut of the new 2017 Sentra SR Turbo and now Nissan is dialing up the sport a notch higher with the new Sentra Nismo.

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2017 Mazda CX-5 debuts at the LA Auto Show

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After selling 1.4 million units in four years, Mazda is ready to introduce an all-new CX-5, which is debuting this week at the LA Auto Show. The second-generation CX-5 borrows many of the styling cues from the newer CX-9 and CX-3 models, but according to Mazda its designers settled on a "refined toughness" design theme for the new CX-5.

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2017 Honda Civic Si Prototype debuts as the most powerful Civic Si yet

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Honda has unveiled the all-new 2017 Civic Si Prototype, which is a preview of the 2017 Civic Si Coupe and Sedan.

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November 9, 2016

Honda WR-V compact SUV debuts in Brazil

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Honda has unveiled a new compact crossover for South America - the WR-V, which stands for "Winsome Runabout Vehicle."

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November 7, 2016

2017 Honda Pilot gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

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Now entering its second model year, the third-generation 2017 Honda Pilot is getting a few upgrades, like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, a new fingerprint resistant touchscreen and an expanded interior color palette.

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November 3, 2016

2018 Toyota C-HR to debut at the LA Auto Show

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Toyota has announced that the 2018 C-HR compact crossover is going to debut this month at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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November 2, 2016

Toyota reveals the 220 mph Land Speed Cruiser

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Toyota has just created the "World's Fastest SUV." While the Toyota Land Cruiser is known for its off-road prowess, most of us would never expect the SUV to be faster than many of the world's fastest sports cars.

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October 31, 2016

2017 Mazda CX-5 teased ahead of its Los Angeles debut

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Mazda has released the first teaser photo of the all-new 2017 CX-5, which is going to debut next month at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. The new CX-5 will be enhanced with Mazda's KODO - Soul of Motion design language and according to Mazda, its design and technology will "offer new dimensions of driving pleasure."

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October 27, 2016

Mazda MX-5 Miata Speedster Evolution and MX-5 RF Kuro concepts head to SEMA

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Mazda is bringing two concept versions of the MX-5 Miata to the SEMA show in Las Vegas next week, the MX-5 Miata Speedster Evolution and MX-5 RF Kuro.

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October 25, 2016

2017 Honda Clarity fuel cell beats every zero-emission vehicle

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Honda is getting ready to launch the 2017 Clarity fuel cell vehicle later this year. The EPA has confirmed that the Clarity fuel cell will have a driving range of 366 miles and fuel economy rating of 68 MPGe combined, giving it the best range rating of any electric vehicle without a combustion engine, including fuel cell and all-electric vehicles, in the U.S.

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October 14, 2016

Next-Gen Honda Civic Si to debut at the LA Auto Show

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Honda has yet to make the official announcement, but our friends at the LA Auto Show have already spilled the details. Honda is finally going to unveil the all-new Civic Si next month at the 2016 LA Auto Show.

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October 13, 2016

2017 Honda CR-V debuts with a turbocharged engine

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Honda has unveiled the all-new 2017 CR-V, which gets a new exterior, the model's first turbocharged engine and an upgraded interior.

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October 6, 2016

2017 Honda Civic adds a manual option to the turbocharged models

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When the all-new 2016 Honda Civic was unveiled last year, enthusiasts loved the fact that Honda finally added some "sport" back to the non-Si Civic models with the new turbocharged model. The turbo was great, but the bad part was that it was only available with a non-sporty CVT, but now for 2017 you can get the turbocharged Civic models with a 6-speed manual transmission.

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October 5, 2016

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF priced at $32,390

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Mazda has announced the pricing for the 2017 MX-5 Miata RF, which will start at $32,390 for the six-speed manual Club version and $33,120 for the six-speed automatic Club version.

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September 29, 2016

Lexus UX concept debuts in Paris

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Lexus has unveiled the new UX concept at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The small SUV concept previews a new smaller Lexus SUV and also previews the future of Lexus' design language.

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2018 Honda Civic Type R prototype is the US-bound Civic we're waiting for!

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The Honda Civic Hatchback finally went on sale this week in the U.S. and although it comes standard with a turbocharged engine, the model we're all waiting for is the Civic Type R. Honda is previewing the upcoming 2018 Civic Type R this week at the Paris Motor Show.

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September 28, 2016

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Launch Edition orders begin

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Mazda has announced that it is now taking orders for the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Launch Edition, which starts at $34,685 for the six-speed manual and $35,760 for models with the six-speed automatic transmission.

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September 26, 2016

2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo priced at $176,585

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Nissan has announced the pricing for the 2017 GT-R Nismo, which is priced at an astonishingly high $176,585. If you've been keeping a record of the GT-R's pricing over the years, you will probably realize that the 2017 GT-R Nismo is now over $100k more expensive than the US-spec R35 GT-R that debuted back in 2007.

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September 24, 2016

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback starts at $20,535

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Honda has announced that the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback is going to arrive in showrooms in a few days with a starting price set at $20,535 for the base LX trim level with a 6-speed manual transmission.

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September 23, 2016

Lexus UX concept features a 3-D driving experience

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Lexus is going to reveal its latest concept, the UX next week at the Paris Motor Show. The UX concept is likely a preview of a new small crossover from the automaker. Lexus hasn't revealed all the details about the concept, but it has revealed a second teaser photo, which this time shows off the concept's interior.

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September 20, 2016

You can now lease a 2017 Toyota Mirai for $349 a month

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When the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle arrived in showrooms late last year, Toyota priced it at $57,500 or you could lease it for $499 a month for 36 months, with $3,649 due at signing. Now Toyota has announced the pricing for the 2017 Mirai, which can now be leased for a easier to swallow $349 a month for 36 months with $2,499 due at signing.

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