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2015 Toyota Camry

2014 NYIAS: Toyota Camry gets unveiled

Are we excited? No, but this isn’t meant to be an exciting car. Toyota has once again very quickly redesigned the Camry midsize family sedan to appeal to everyone and to offend no one. The resulting design is beige and reminiscent of Camries predating the previous incarnation. The massive grille up front ekes out all […]

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2015 Mini Countryman

2014 NYIAS: Mini Countryman revealed

The big Mini is finally out for everyone to squeeze into; fitted with optional ALL4 all wheel drive, the FWD-based chassis has its biggest assignment yet: a lifted hatchback that’s not exactly a crossover, and yet not exactly just a hot hatch either. As has been the case with the new Cooper and Cooper S […]

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2015 Audi A3 TDI Sportback interior

2014 NYIAS: We sniff the 2015 Audi A3 TDI Sportback

Due to what Audi calls an outpouring of enthusiasts’ support, the Ingolstadt-based marque will daylight the premium oil burning hatchback as a model year 2015 offering and will include Audi’s 150 horsepower 2 liter four cylinder mated to a 6 speed S Tronic automatic transmission. The new model will sit alongside the entry level A3 […]

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2014 Beijing: Honda introduces new Concept B in China

Honda brought a new compact five-door designed only for the Chinese market, known as the Concept B. It resembles a compact hatchback that will be geared towards the young Chinese audience when it goes on sale sometime in 2016. The compact five-door will receive a range of four-cylinder engines, including a hybrid powerplant. ┬áThe Concept […]

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2014 Beijing: Kia introduces the K4 midsize sedan concept in China

Kia revealed a new midsize sedan at Auto China 2014, which poses as a sort of reengineered clone of our Optima. While there is no official documented connection within the press release, by virtue and intent, the K4 is a Hyundai Sonata competitor for China. Though according to Kia themselves, the new K4 is designed […]

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2014 Beijing: Honda showcases the Spirior Concept in China, hints at next-gen Acura TSX

Our beloved Acura TSX isn’t bespoke to our market by any means, as the compact luxury sports sedan has been sold abroad as the European and Japanese spec Honda Accord. Over in China however, it’s sold as the Spirior, which recently received a conceptual redesign for Auto China 2014. Not much is known about the […]

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2014 Beijing: Chevrolet reveals all-new redesigned global Cruze in China

Chevrolet seized the moment in China to reveal the all-new complete redesigned next generation Cruze compact sedan to the fastest growing automobile market currently on our planet. The new models takes on a far more four-door-like profile, similar to the Hyundai Elantra and the Honda Civic. It features a new upside-down trapezoidal grille with a […]

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2014 Beijing: Audi spins an all-road version off of its TT coupe for China

Audi introduced a new concept at the Beijing Auto Show recently, which hints at an off-road–or should we say “all-road”–version of the brand’s signature TT sports coupe. As indicated by the name, the 2014 Audi TT Off-Road Concept is essentially a compact SUV crossover built to match the sporty intent of the original TT, except […]

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2014 Beijing: Volkswagen’s Golf R400 Concept raises the Golf’s ante with nearly 400hp

In a similar fashion to the super radical Volkswagen Golf W12 Concept from several years back, the People’s Car automaker introduced a new hyper-Golf at this year’s festivities in Beijing, China. The result is the new Volkswagen Golf R400 Concept and like its name suggests, it produces nearly 400hp from a seriously upgraded 2.0L turbocharged […]

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2014 Beijing: Lincoln’s MKX Concept revealed in China, suggests new global model

Lincoln brought a new concept to the Beijing Auto Show, previewing Lincoln’s latest plan to build a new global luxury crossover. It’s also the first ever concept to be revealed outside by the luxury branch of Ford outside the United States. Based on the Ford Edge Concept, it is also visibly very similar. It rides […]

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