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Next-gen VW Golf production kicks off in June 2019

next-gen vw golf sketch

Volkswagen has announced that production of the next generation VW Golf will kick off next summer in June 2019. VW has high hopes for the eighth-generation Golf, since the automaker is investing a massive $2.2 billion to bring it to life. "Together with the I.D family, the introduction of the upcoming Golf generation will be the most strategically important product...

Mercedes-Benz still has no plans for diesels in the U.S.

Mercedes-Benz Diesel, Mercedes-Benz E 320

Last year Mercedes-Benz announced that it would not sell any 2017 diesel models in the United States and that decision is now carrying over for the 2018 model year. Even though there has been a small resurgence of diesel powered models, Mercedes-Benz still doesn't think that there's enough demand in the U.S. Ola Kallenius, Mercedes’ head of R&D revealed to...

Bentley will compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

2018 Bentley Bentayga

Bentley has announced that it will compete in this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with the Bentayga SUV. Even though Bentley recently unveiled the V8-powered Bentayga, the top W12-powered Bentayga will tackle the 12.42-mile Colorado Springs hill climb. Bentley hasn't announced who will pilot the Bentayga, but a special Bentayga is being prepared for the competition by Bentley’s motorsport...

BMW iNEXT SUV concept will preview an electric SUV this year

BMW Vision Next 100

BMW has confirmed plans to unveil the BMW iNEXT SUV concept later this year, which will preview its upcoming electric SUV, which will arrive in 2021. The new electric SUV will be about the same size as the X5 and in addition to a fully electric powertrain, the SUV will also be able to drive autonomously. Head of BMW i...

Chrysler confirms Pacifica-based crossover, will arrive by mid-2019

2018 Chrysler Pacifica S Appearance Package

Chrysler's current lineup is looking quite sparse with only the 300 and Pacifica, but mid-2019 Chrysler will get a new Pacifica-based crossover. FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne recently confirmed that most of the work is done on the new crossover, so it could arrive within the next 18 months. “It’s there. We have the car designed and we’re ready to go,"...

Mazda named most fuel efficient brand for the fifth year

2018 Mazda CX-9

Mazda has announced that it has been named as the most fuel efficient automaker for the fifth year in a row, by the EPA. The EPA's Light Duty Fuel Economy Trends Report lists Mazda in the top spot for the fifth year in a row for the 2016 model year. The EPA’s report summarizes fuel economy trends by model year...

Lexus LC convertible is reportedly two years away

2018 Lexus LC Inspiration Series

The Lexus LC coupe is about to get a convertible version, according to a recent report. Lexus hasn't made any official announcements, but the LC convertible has reportedly been given the green light, but won't arrive for at least two years. According to Auto Express, received the word from a source that claims that the LC convertible is a “done...

BMW i3 and i8 replacements aren’t in the works

2018 BMW i3 and i3s

BMW is planning on expanding its electrified lineup with the launch of the iX3 electric SUV in 2020, which will be the first of several new electric models that the brand is working on. With the arrival of 11 new electric vehicles, what does that mean for the i3 and i8? Well according to a new report, both models...

2018 Lexus LS priced at $75,995

2018 Lexus LS

Lexus has announced the pricing for the all-new 2018 Lexus LS sedan, which starts at $75,995 - $2,480 more than the current LS 460 and $3,820 less than the current long wheelbase LS 460 L. The 2018 LS 500h hybrid starts at $80,505. The all-new 2018 Lexus LS 500 is powered by a 3.5L twin-turbocharged V6 with 416 horsepower and...

2018 Honda Accord, Volvo XC60 and Lincoln Navigator win big in Detroit

North American Car Truck SUV of the Year

Today the highly coveted North American Car, Utility and Truck of the year awards were announced. The 2018 Honda Accord took home the award, as well as the Volvo XC60 and Lincoln Navigator. This marks the third year in a row that Honda has received an award from the North American jury of automotive journalists. The Civic took the...

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