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Report: Volvo is working on a new range of three-bangers

The fight for fuel economy is in full force and automakers are trying to penny-pinch every last bit of fuel economy out of their latest and greatest models. One of the growing trends is the revitalization of three-cylinder engines, which sound like they’re better off being left to motorcycles and tractors. Though three-bangers aren’t necessarily new to […]

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Report: Toyota could sell their own version of the BMW 1-Series

Toyota isn’t unfamiliar to the badgineering crowd…they have Lexus to boot. Though, Toyota is rumored to possible offer their own version of the next-generation BMW 1-Series, closing the ties even more between their collaborative efforts in the future. Word comes from Best Car Magazine and rumors point to a codename of 69DZ and is expected […]

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The 2015 Volvo XC90 is Sweden’s most powerful model ever

Finally! After one generation and twelve consecutive years of production and counting (Volvo will continue producing the first generation XC90 in China as the XC Classic), Sweden’s full-size seven-seater luxury crossover is here and ready to take the market by storm. Meet the 2015 Volvo XC90. Sporting a completely new look and an all-new backbone, Volvo’s Scalable […]

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The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta costs $16,215 for its price of entry

Pricing details have just recently been announced for the 2015 Volkswagen Golf, which starts at $16,215, not including that usual $850 destination charge. The level of entry for the 2015 Jetta includes a naturally-aspirated 2.0L four-banger while the next choices available with more oomph are the 1.8T and the 2.0T models, both with TSI direct-injection. In addition to the […]

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Report: Ford working on a Toyota Prius competitor

Ford is in the rumor mill by way of Reuters, who recently learned that the Dearborn-based automaker is seeking to build a dedicated hybrid model to compete directly with the Toyota Prius. Reuters apparently spoke to “company insiders,” who leaked information by saying it would be introduced in late 2018 and the new model will solely […]

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Report: Some details on the 2016 Chevrolet Volt surface

AutoBlog recently conducted a rundown of what’s currently known for the next-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt. The new model is due at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show early next year and is promised to be more fuel and electrically efficient, according to GM’s executive vice president, Mark Reuss. The current Volt is rated at the equivalent […]

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Report: The Tesla Model X predicted to outsell competition of premium SUV market

Tesla’s new Model X crossover is making a big impression–so big in fact, that Morgan Stanley predicts the new Model X could do some serious damage to the competition in the premium SUV market segment. Check out more news on the Tesla Model X. According to The Los Angeles Times, the new Model X is even expected […]

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Report: Acura RLX Sport Hybrid delayed for technical issue

Acura was on schedule to launch its anticipated RLX Sport Hybrid but after a technical issue, Acura’s senior vice president, Mike Accavitti, confirmed the model is delayed. After speaking with Wards Auto, specifics weren’t disclosed by Accavitti, though he said that “it just hasn’t met with our expectations yet.” Speculation suggests there is a problem with the […]

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Report: Mazda apparently developing diesel-hybrid system

Mazda is reportedly working to innovate the traditional hybrid system by developing a new diesel-based powertrain. Not much is known, though The Japan News reports Mazda’s diesel-hybrid system is destined for Asia and Europe only and could be available as early as 2016 in the Mazda3, also known as the Axela in Japan. Thanks to the use of […]

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Report: Nissan’s next-gen 370Z to have hybrid tech and Mercedes-Benz engines

Australia’s Motoring.com apparently heard that the next-generation Nissan 370Z is to feature a new hybrid powertrain featuring a Mercedes-Benz four-banger. According to the report, the new model is to be called the Z35 generation and is going to be sold mainly in Japan and the United States. The hybrid version is supposedly going to utilize a Mercedes-Benz-sourced […]

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