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March 31, 2015

2016 Scion iA and iM debut in New York

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Scion's lineup has grown quite stale over the last few years, but Toyota is about to finally add some new models to its "youthful" brand. Scion has just revealed the 2016 iA and iM models, which add a new sedan and hatchback to the lineup.

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Honda confirms next-generation Civic hatchback will be sold in 'global markets'

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A few weeks ago rumors started to circle that Honda is going to bring a Civic hatchback back to the U.S. and now Honda has sorta confirmed those rumors. Honda has announced that its UK plant will be the global production hub for the next Civic five-door hatchback and that it will be exported to key global markets.

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March 30, 2015

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata priced at $24,915

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Mazda has announced the pricing for the much anticipated 2016 MX-5 Miata, which will start at $24,915. The 2016 MX-5 launches this summer and will be available in Sport, Club and Grand Touring trim levels.

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March 26, 2015

2016 Toyota RAV4 gets new hybrid version

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Toyota has announced the addition of a new hybrid to its lineup - the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Toyota has released a teaser photo of the new RAV4 Hybrid, but all the other details are on lock until its debut at the New York Auto Show on April 2.

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March 25, 2015

Updated 2016 Infiniti QX50 will take the stage in New York

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Infiniti is going to reveal a new QX50 crossover next month at the New York Auto Show. Infiniti hasn't released any photos of the new 2016 QX60, but did reveal that it's wheelbase has increased more than three inches and that it has new front and rear fascias, wheels, side sills, as well as a slightly higher ride stance.

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club Edition to debut in New York

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Mazda has announced that the 2016 MX-5 Miata Club edition is going to debut next month at the New York Auto Show. The MX-5 Miata Club edition is the most aggressive version of the all-new roadster.

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March 23, 2015

Honda extends Fit EV leases and drops price to $199 a month

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When Honda released the Fit EV in 2012, Honda announced that only 1,100 Fit EVs would be available over the following three years. Buyers could also only lease it for three years, but now that many of those original leases are now close to done, Honda has announced that it is extending the lease option for another two years.

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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander gets over 100 improvements

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Mitsubishi has released two teaser photos of the updated 2016 Outlander SUV, which is going to debut next month at the New York Auto Show. The two teaser photos reveal updates to the both the front and the rear of the 2016 Outlander, which has received a total 100 engineering and design improvements.

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March 20, 2015

2016 Lexus RX teased and confirmed for debut next month in New York

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17 years after the first Lexus RX crossover was introduced, Lexus has now confirmed plans to introduce an all-new 2016 RX. The 2016 RX will debut next month at the New York Auto Show.

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2015 Lexus NX 300h Hybrid [REVIEW]

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For over a decade Lexus has only offered one crossover in its lineup - the RX, which essentially started the luxury crossover craze. Now Lexus has finally released a second smaller crossover, that competes in the heavily packed compact crossover segment. With the release of the new NX does Lexus have something that will be as successful as the RX and will it be able to compete with other luxury compact crossovers like the Acura RDX, Audi Q5 and the BMW X1/X3 models?

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March 18, 2015

2016 Scion iA and iM teased ahead of their debut next month in New York

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Scion has revealed the name of its upcoming sedan - the 2016 iA. The iA and the iM five-door hatchback are going to debut next month at the New York Auto Show.

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Honda Civic Hatchback to return to the U.S. in 2016

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Being big fans of hatchbacks like the Mazda3 and VW Golf, this is great news! It's being reported that Honda is finally going to offer a hatchback version of the Civic in the U.S. again. It's been 10 years since Honda offered a Civic hatchback in the states.

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2015 Acura TLX V6 SH-AWD [REVIEW]

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The Acura TLX is unique in the that it's an all new model, yet technically replaces two. By being affordable, feature filled, and versatile, it's going to offer a ton of value making your forget all about the TSX and TL before it. What it will remind you of though is... an Audi. After a week behind the wheel of the V6 AWD model with the Advance package, that's what it kept repeatedly reminding me of, and that's not a bad thing.

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March 16, 2015

Nissan's 2016 GT-R glows in gold

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Nissan has unveiled the 2016 GT-R, which sees the introduction of the 45th Anniversary Gold Edition GT-R. Based on the GT-R Premium model, the 45th Anniversary Gold Edition GT-R commemorates the GT-R's long heritage of world-class high performance.

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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander teased ahead of its NY debut

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Mitsubishi has released a teaser photo of the restyled 2016 Outlander, which is going to debut next month at the New York Auto Show. The teaser doesn't reveal a lot, but we can see that the 2016 Outlander will benefit from a new grille and more angular headlights.

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March 13, 2015

2016 Mazda MX-5 added to Forza Horizon 2 and final curb weight revealed

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Mazda has announced that beginning next week, it is giving Forza Horizon 2 players the opportunity to drive the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata on Xbox One months before the car goes on sale. Additionally, by taking advantage of the free download of the car, and driving it in the game, users will have the chance to win one by competing in the new Time Trial Rivals Contest.

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March 12, 2015

Next-Gen Honda Civic to get a standard turbo 1.5L

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Honda recently announced plans to introduce a range of new turbocharged four-cylinder engines in the U.S. as it seeks to use the technology to meet stricter fuel economy standards. It's now being reported that the next-generation Honda Civic will get a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine as standard.

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March 11, 2015

Next-Gen Honda CR-Z to get the Civic Type-R's engine in 2017

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Although sales of the Honda CR-Z hybrid have failed to meet expectations, Honda is reportedly working on a new one. A source has revealed that an all-new CR-Z is in the works and will arrive by 2017.

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March 6, 2015

Mazda begins production of the 2016 MX-5 Miata

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Mazda has announced that production of the all-new 2016 MX-5 Miata has kicked off at its Ujina Plant No.1 in Hiroshima. The first sales of the new MX-5 will begin in Japan in June of this year before it arrives in other markets around the world later this year.

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March 4, 2015

Nissan Sway concept previews Nissan's future hatchbacks

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Nissan has revealed the new Sway concept at the Geneva Motor Show, which it says is "is a glimpse at how a future generation of compact Nissan models might look if the company's striking new design language was applied to a European hatchback."

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March 3, 2015

Infiniti joins the subcompact crossover party with the QX30 concept at Geneva

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Infiniti's portfolio of smaller models is blossoming. The QX30 concept is proof of that, as it will likely join the Q30, also still currently a concept, in Infiniti's new compact family.

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The tiny Lexus LF-SA Concept debuts in Geneva

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As its competitors continue to move further down market with new small entry-level luxury models, Lexus may finally mulling the idea of building its own small entry. Lexus has revealed the new LF-SA concept at the Geneva Motor Show, which could be a preview of a new Lexus city car.

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March 2, 2015

All-new Honda Civic Type R packs 305 horsepower!

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Honda has just revealed the most powerful Type R model yet - the all-new Civic Type R. With a new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder under the hood, the new Civic Type R packs 305 horsepower and 295 lb-ft. of torque. The new engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission, but unlike the Golf R or Focus RS, the Civic Type R sends all its power to the front wheels.

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2016 Acura RLX gets AcuraWatch tech and revised tuning

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Acura has revealed the updates to the 2016 RLX, which goes on sale on March 3. The 2016 RLX is getting a few updates including the addition of the AcuraWatch suite of safety technologies and a revised suspension tuning to improve the RLX's ride quality.

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2016 Honda Civic Type R: First official photo revealed

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We're now just a day away from the official reveal of the much anticipated Honda Civic Type R, but Honda Poland has just given us our first look at the production model.

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February 28, 2015

Lexus LF-SA concept leaked ahead of its Geneva debut

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Even though Lexus has said several times that it has no plans to introduce a model smaller than the CT, it looks like things might have changed. Lexus is bringing the new LF-SA concept to the Geneva Motor Show, which is an aggressive high-riding three door hatchback.

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March 2, 2015

2015 Mazda3 Five-Door [REVIEW]

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Other markets like Europe and Japan offer plenty of fun hatchbacks to choose from, but here in the U.S. the hatchback has a negative stigma and many buyers sadly prefer a sedan over the more versatile hatchback. Fortunately a few automakers still offer them here, like Volkswagen and Mazda. The latest VW Golf has received overwhelming praise from the automotive media, but how does one of its main rivals, the Mazda3 stack up?

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February 26, 2015

2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV gets some upgrades

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Mitsubishi's i-MiEV electric vehicle is returning for the 2016 model year with some much needed upgrades that will make it a bit more livable. If you were to walk into a Mitsubishi showroom today to buy the i-MiEV you'd notice that it doesn't come with simple tech gadgets like Bluetooth or even a navigation system. Thankfully those will be part of the options list when the 2016 i-MiEV arrives this spring.

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February 24, 2015

Nissan Xterra will disappear from the U.S. after this year

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It's being reported that the Nissan Xterra's days are numbered, since the report claims that the Xterra will be discontinued after the 2015 model year. According to a source the Xterra is getting the axe since it won't comply with the new safety and emissions regulations that are scheduled to come into effect in 2016.

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Nissan Sway concept teased ahead of its debut next week in Geneva

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Nissan recently asked its designers to come up with a radically styled hatchback, that would be as daring as the the Qashqai and Juke models. What they came up with is the Sway concept, which is going to debut next week at the Geneva Motor Show.

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February 23, 2015

2016 Honda Civic Type R teased again in a new spot [VIDEO]

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Honda has released a new 55-second spot titled "Keep Up" that is meant to "echo the brand's thirst for relentless improvement by pushing themselves to new limits." But what we're most excited about is that the video provides a preview of the new Civic Type R.

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February 19, 2015

Toyota Tacoma Diesel isn't going to happen according to Chief Engineer

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This year the Toyota Tacoma midsize pickup is finally getting some competition from GM's new Colorado and Canyon pickups and even though the Toyota gave the 2016 Tacoma a big refresh, there's one area that Toyota will not compete in - diesels.

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Infiniti releases the first photo of the QX30 Concept

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Infiniti has released the first photo of the new QX30 crossover concept that is going to debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show. The concept hints at the upcoming QX30 compact crossover that will share its platform with the compact Q30.

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February 18, 2015

Honda trademarks 'CDX' name, likely for small Acura crossover

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It's being reported that Honda filed a trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office last week to protect the name "CDX." Acura has revealed that it is looking at the idea of selling a version of the small Honda HR-V crossover, which would likely be called the CDX to align with the naming structure of the RDX and MDX crossovers.

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February 17, 2015

Lexus LF-SA concept teased ahead of its debut in Geneva

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Lexus has released the first official teaser of its new LF-SA concept that is going to debut next month at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Lexus also says that the concept explores unexpected territories for the brand in a bold and emotional execution, but what exactly does that mean?

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February 13, 2015

Next-Gen 2017 Honda Ridgeline previewed in Chicago

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In addition to unveiling the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot SUV, Honda also previewed the next-generation Ridgeline pickup at the Chicago Auto Show. This single sketch previews the design of the new Ridgeline, which looks a bit more like a traditional truck, than the original Ridgeline.

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February 12, 2015

2016 Acura RDX gets more power and updated styling

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Last year the RDX had its best sales year ever and Acura is hoping to keep that momentum rolling with the debut of the updated 2016 RDX. When the 2016 RDX arrives this spring it will arrive with updated styling that aligns it closer with the rest of the updated lineup, like the ILX and MDX. It will also get a new V6 and Acura's AcuraWatch safety and driver-assistive technologies.

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2016 Toyota Avalon gets a facelift

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Toyota has revealed the updated 2016 Avalon, which is getting a restyled exterior and updated features. Although the changes are small, the 2016 Avalon's face has been updated with a wider lower front grille, new turn signals, restyled LED taillights and a chrome bumper accent.

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All-New 2016 Honda Pilot debuts with a more muscular body and 9-speed transmission

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Honda has unveiled the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot SUV, which now in its third generation, the eight passenger SUV ditches the previous boxy look. The 2016 Pilot will arrive in showrooms this summer with a body that's been stretched 3.5 inches, a new 3.5L V6 and a Honda's first 9-speed automatic transmission.

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Accessories Concept debuts in Chicago

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Mazda has revealed the 2016 MX-5 accessories design concept that previews many of the accessories that will be available when the MX-5 Miata arrives this summer.

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