Honda has released this teaser photo of the Honda Civic that will compete in the 2014 World Touring Car Championship (WTCC). Honda's WTCC racer is based on the Euro-spec Civic five-door hatchback, but looks way more aggressive with its wheel arch extensions, larger diameter wheels, sleeker aero package and extended rear spoiler.
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It's being reported that the production version of the Lexus LF-NX crossover concept is going to debut in March at the Geneva Motor Show. According to Auto Express, the production version will retain many of the aggressive styling cues from the concept.
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Following the extensive updates to the Honda Civic sedan last year, Honda has now turned its attention to the 2014 Civic Coupe. The 2014 Civic Coupe gets an updated exterior with a restyled grille, hood and front fenders. Out back the Civic Coupe's rear end has new taillights and a restyled bumper.
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The 2014 Lexus CT 200h has received a refresh with updated exterior styling and more standard features, but the best part is that the pricing for the CT 200h remains the same as last year at $32,050.
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Acura is reportedly working on a new convertible version of its upcoming NSX supercar. Honda's Principal Designer Jun Goto recently confirmed that the convertible is in the beginning stages. "We are looking at the convertible," Goto stated. "But we have a long way to go with it."
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Toyota has unveiled the new hybrid version of the all-new Highlander. The all-new third-generation 2014 Highlander Hybrid is powered by a 3.5L V6 that is mated to an electric motor that has a combined output of 280 horsepower and will also get up to 28 mpg.
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Nissan continues to expand its NISMO lineup and now it is teasing a new NISMO version of the Sentra, the Sentra NISMO concept. Anyone who's driven the Sentra knows that it is not sporty at all, but the NISMO concept adds some much needed "performance" into the mix.
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Honda has announced that the 2014 Honda Civic is getting more upgrades and changes, which is the second year in a row that Honda has given the current Civic significant updates, since it was introduced in 2012. To keep it fresh the 2014 Civic Coupe and Civic Si get some styling updates, the interior of all the Civic models has been refreshed and a new CVT replaces the former five-speed automatic transmission.
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Subaru has unveiled the all-new 2015 WRX at the Los Angeles Auto Show. While we've all been fans of the past WRX models, the new one may disappoint some of you. First it doesn't look anything like the WRX concept that was unveiled earlier this year and second it's reportedly a bit slower than the last one.
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Honda has unveiled the production version of the Urban SUV concept, the VEZEL at the Tokyo Motor Show. The VEZEL is a new Fit-based compact crossover, which is going to be offered worldwide. It goes on sale in Japan today and both hybrid and gasoline-powered versions will be offered.
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Lexus has unveiled the 2015 RC Coupe at the Tokyo Motor Show, which is slated to arrive sometime next year. The 2015 RC Coupe will not simply be a coupe version of the IS or GS sedans, but instead RC is a stand-alone model based on the GS platform.
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The Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ may soon have some competition from Nissan. Nissan has just unveiled its answer to the rear-wheel-drive twins with the IDx NISMO and IDx Freeflow concepts that are debuting in Tokyo. According to Nissan, the IDx Freeflow is a is a casual/lifestyle-focused vision, while the IDx NISMO is an ultra-sporty model of the future.
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Next spring Acura is going to release the 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, which features a new 377-hp three-motor hybrid system. The RLX is the first Acura model to feature the new 377-hp hybrid system, which combines a V-6 engine with a new 7-speed dual clutch transmission with built-in electric motor and an electrically powered variant of Acura's torque-vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system.
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It was only a matter of time until Honda decided to finally started bolting turbochargers onto its engines. Honda has announced the introduction of three new turbocharged direct-injection engines that will be used by small-medium sized vehicles in its lineup.
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Nissan has unveiled the 2015 Nissan GT-R and the much anticipated GT-R NISMO version at the Tokyo Motor Show. The Nissan GT-R NISMO is now the one to get with its 3.8L V6 that puts out a whopping 600 horsepower and 481 lb-ft. of torque thanks to new high-flow, large diameter turbochargers, which are used for GT3 racing.
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When we tested the al-new 2013 Nissan Sentra last year, we dinged it for its unsporty driving characteristics and overall boring driving experience. Well Nissan has apparently noticed the issues as well, since the 2014 Sentra is getting bunch of new updates to improve the driving experience.
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On paper with only 167 horsepower under the hood, the 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata doesn't look like a sports car, but unlike other sports cars that boast about their gobs of power, this little roadster has something else under its sleeve. When Mazda handed me the keys to the 2014 Miata Club Sport I didn't know what I was in store for. On paper the Miata's stats didn't seem too impressive, so I prepared myself for what would end up being a kinda blah experience. Well I was definitely wrong.
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The Nissan Xterra is one of the last truck based SUVs on the market, but Nissan hasn't announced any immediate plans to discontinue it. Nissan has announced the updates to the 2014 Xterra, which gets new wheels, an updated grille and more features like Bluetooth and an updated NissanConnect with navigation system.
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Over the last week the news about the all-new 2015 Subaru WRX has been all over the internet. Subaru confirmed that the 2015 WRX is going to debut next week at the LA Auto Show, but what about the more potent WRX STI? It's being reported that the 2015 WRX STI will debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January.
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Subaru is giving the world a preview of the 2015 Legacy with the debut of the Legacy Concept, which is going to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show this month. Subaru also says that the concept celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Legacy.
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Honda has announced that the 2014 Honda Ridgeline Special Edition is now on sale starting at $37,505. The new Special Edition model sits at the top of the lineup and adds special 18-inch alloy wheels; a black trim package including black headlight and brake light housings, black tailgate and black honeycomb grille with black surround; and a navigation system with Bluetooth.
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Nissan has revealed that it is working on a new 3E device that is similar to Google Glass. The device, which is very similar to the Google Glass device can be connected to the Internet, allowing the users to overlay acquired information on the glasses, record projected images, and communicate with others by sending information to their glasses.
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Lexus has announced that the refreshed 2014 Lexus CT 200h will be unveiled at the Guangzhou Motor Show on November 21. The 2014 CT 200h gets a new face with the Lexus "spindle grille" in addition to new wheels and a slightly tweaked rear end.
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Well that didn't take long! This morning Subaru announced that the 2015 WRX is going to debut this month at the LA Auto Show. Subaru also released a teaser photo of the front end, which raised some concerns based on how close it is to the Impreza and not the WRX concept. Well it looks like WRX fans can now start crying! The first photo of the 2015 WRX has leaked online and it is really disappointing...
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Subaru has announced that the all-new 2015 WRX will have its world debut later this month at the LA Auto Show. In addition to the announcement, Subaru also released this teaser photo of the new WRX.
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Honda has announced plans to release a new fuel-cell electric vehicle in the U.S. and Japan in 2015. Now Honda is giving us a preview of the new FCEV, with the appropriately named FCEV concept, which is going to debut later this month at the LA Auto Show.
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The 2013 Tokyo Motor Show is only a few weeks away and this year Nissan is going to unveil the BladeGlider electric sports car concept at the show. The three-seater electric sports car concept was developed with form following function, but the best part is that it previews an upcoming production vehicle.
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Earlier this year Honda gave the world a preview of its new compact crossover with the debut of the Urban SUV concept. The small crossover shares its platform with the Honda Fit and is going to arrive in the US in 2014. Honda hasn't unveiled the production version, but these new leaked patent photos show that it won't change a lot from the concept.
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Two years ago BMW and Toyota announced an agreement that would see the release of a new sorts car with a hybrid powertrain. It was reported earlier that the sports car would be a midsize model, but now a source is reporting that the two automakers have decided to produce a supercar.
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Nissan's sales and marketing boss Andy Palmer has confirmed that the next-generation Nissan GT-R will use an electric motor to boost performance and lower the GT-R's emissions. t's win-win, and I'd expect to see some form of hybridization on the next generation of car," Palmer told Autocar.
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Anyone who's driven the Honda CR-Z hybrid knows that it needs a lot more power to earn its "sport hybrid" title. While we wait for Honda to release the next CR-Z, which will hopefully have more grunt under the hood. Honda Performance Development, Honda's racing arm will now be offering a new range of HPD Street Performance products for Honda's lineup, starting with the Honda CR-Z.
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Toyota is getting ready to say goodbye to the FJ Cruiser SUV, but before it's gone forever, Toyota is releasing the 2014 FJ Cruiser Trail Teams Ultimate Edition. The 2014 Trail Teams Ultimate Edition is a commemorative final special edition of the FJ Cruiser and pays tribute to the SUV that will end its production run at the conclusion of the 2014 model year. With limited production, only 2,500 will be built.
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Honda significantly updated the 2013 Civic Sedan after the less than stellar reviews of the all-new 2012 model. Now Honda has announced that the Civic Coupe is getting even more updates for the 2014 model year. Honda has unveiled the revised 2014 Civic Coupe today at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
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Although Toyota has yet to announce any official plans to build a convertible version of the GT86/Scion FR-S, Toyota has announced that the FT-86 Open concept will take the stage at the Tokyo Motor Show. Previously the concept was painted in white and now the concept gets a new "Flash Red" body color for the Tokyo show.
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Lexus unveiled the LF-NX compact crossover concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show earlier this year and Lexus has confirmed that it will be bringing it to the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. This time the concept will be shown off with a new 2.0L turbocharged engine.
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Lexus has announced that the new 2015 RC Coupe is going to be unveiled at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show on November 20. Lexus has released a few photos of the RC Coupe ahead of its debut in Tokyo and two versions will be on stage, the RC 350 with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, and the RC 300h hybrid with a 2.5-liter engine.
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The reviews of the new Acura RLX have been pretty lackluster, but hopefully the more powerful 2014 RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD will bring some excitement to Acura's flagship sedan. Acura has announced that the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD is going to be on display at the LA Auto Show later this month before it joins the lineup in 2014.
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Mitsubishi is going to unveil three new concept cars at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013 on November 20. According to Mitsubishi the three concepts incorporate a new design that symbolizes the functionality and reassuring safety inherent to SUVs.
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Scion is going to be bringing three custom versions of the Scion tC to the SEMA Show next month in Las Vegas. The three custom cars are part of Scion's Tuner Challenge where Scion gave each builder a stock 2014 tC plus $15,000 to design and modify the car within 90 days. The three cars at the show represent tuner scenes in the East, the Pacific Northwest and Southern California.
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Subaru has released a few teaser photos of its new Levorg concept, which is going to debut next month at the Tokyo Motor Show. The name "Levorg" comes from a combination of the words Legacy, Revolution and Touring.
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