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Report: Porsche unveils new turbocharged four-cylinder for base Macan elsewhere

A new report is in that says Porsche has just introduced their own 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder for the basic Macan. It’s the first turbocharged inline-four since the beloved 968 of the 1990s. While the 968′s four was a massive 3.0L unit, the Macan’s engine is goes for a much smaller 2.0L displacement, but is still […]

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Report: Subaru WRX hatchback downplayed again, despite previous reports

In a sort of automotive news tug-o-war, there seems to be conflicting reports now, surrounding the emergence of a Subaru WRX five-door hatchback. When the WRX was first revealed, Subaru didn’t say that a hatchback was on the way. Following that, a report from Australia’s Motoring.com said that Subaru was thinking about it… But a new update […]

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Report: Lexus IS250 to get turbocharged four-banger

Some rumors have surfaced surrounding the current Lexus IS250, which according to MotorTrend, will be receiving a turbocharged four-banger in place of its naturally-aspirated and gutless 2.5L V6. According to the report, the IS250 will most likely receive the same turbocharged engine as the incoming NX200t, revealed at this year’s auto show in Beijing, recently. The […]

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Report: Mercedes to launch C450 AMG Sport in 2015

AutoCar in the UK recently learned that Mercedes-Benz is looking to close the market gap in between the top-dog C-Class AMG and the top-of-the-line non-AMG C-Class by building a C450 AMG Sport for the 2015 model year. The C450 will sit above the C400 and below the upcoming C63 AMG. Rumors indicate the use of […]

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Report: Hyundai preparing to launch up to 12 new models over next three years

Hyundai is continuing to ride their wave of success as AutomotiveNews recently reported that Hyundai North America’s CEO, Dave Zuchowski, confirmed to be preparing 12 new models for the next three years. According to the interview, the focus will be on new and emerging segments, like the compact crossover market, which is rapidly expanding in all […]

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Report: Volkswagen’s CEO suggests major changes to refreshed Passat

At the New York Auto Show, Volkswagen of America’s CEO, Michael Horn, was getting on the horn quite often to answer many questions for us automotive journalist lot. And after speaking with MotorTrend, Horn disclosed that the Passat will be receiving far more significant changes when it gets refreshed for the mid-cycle, unlike the updated Jetta, […]

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Report: Mini to introduce a new model later this year

After speaking with Mini US’s product planning manager, Pat McKenna, AutoGuide recently leaned that a new model will be revealed sometime later this year. McKenna disclosed that it’s not an all-new model, but rather a modification of something else, during the press days at the New York Auto Show. Specific that may not be, but speculation […]

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Audi A1 Sportback S line

Report: Audi A3 and A1 will get a three banger under the hood

A cylinder count that might be more in place in a Ford Fiesta has now made its way behind the now garden-variety Audi single frame grille. Why? It’s not clear, but in the same way that Fiat put out their sub 1 liter 500, this is likely a bid to knock down CO2 figures. Known […]

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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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