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Report: BMW M could finally be ready to make the jump to hybridization

It was only a few years ago when BMW’s M Division denied any interest in hybridizing its performance cars, despite the fact that automakers such as Porsche, Ferrari, and McLaren made hybrids cool in the eyes of the public, meaning people just don’t think of the Prius when you mention one. But over time, some […]

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Report: The Cadillac ELR is being axed for good after it ends production

This should really come to no surprise, but AutomotiveNews reconfirmed the Cadillac ELR’s eventual demise when its production run ends for its first generation. Yes, this means there will be no second generation or attempt at the ELR, and yes, that’s because it sold so poorly. Even Cadillac’s own Chief Marketing Officer, Uwe Ellinghaus, called the […]

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First 2017 Acura NSX Scores Record Auction Price of $1.2 Million

The first-ever production 2017 Acura NSX, VIN #001, goes for $1.2 million at Barrett-Jackson

They finally made one! An actual, production, 2017 Acura NSX, with a legit VIN number! After all these years of constant concepts, teasers, and baseless reassurances, “it’s coming, we promise.” It’s almost exciting, because, well, the NSX still manages to feel like old news, despite just commencing production. Nonetheless, the first-ever 2017 Acura NSX, with […]

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Report: More Saab drama, as Saab AB says NEVS is banned from using the name on new cars

It seems another battle is brewing with Saab, but this time, it’s over intellectual property as AutomotiveNews reports Saab Automobile, owned by National Electric Vehicles Sweden, is banned from using the Saab name and Griffin logo for the new cars. After speaking with Saab AB spokesman, Sebasian Carlsson, AutomotiveNews Europe says the company revoked NEVS’s rights to using the […]

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Report: Volkswagen will indeed build the Budd-e Concept, should be here in four years

Not too long ago at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Volkswagen revealed the latest rendition and interpretation of a modern Microbus, the Budd-e Concept. Now, according to Car Magazine, Volkswagen will indeed move it into the production phase as reception was positive enough for it. It’s also part of Volkswagen’s latest plan to increase its […]

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Report: The long-roof Volvo V90 should debut in February in Sweden

Teknikens Varld reports that Volvo’s long-roof version of the handsome S90 sedan is expected to be revealed next month at a special event in Stockholm, as an addition and supplement for Europe’s love for wagons. We already sorta’ knew a V90 was on the way as pictures of diecast models of both the S90 and V90 […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Hyundai confirms a new Sport model for the 2017 Elantra, why this might not suck [UPDATED]

UPDATE: We’ve added a graphic from the 2017 Hyundai Elantra’s launch presentation, confirming the arrival of the Sport trim. Check it out after the jump! There was a time and a place when nobody would ever even consider purchasing a Korean car of any type, simply because they had a poor reputation for reliability and […]

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Report: Audi of America’s president hints at more RS models, talk autonomous cars and EVs

Automobile Magazine recently sat down to speak with Audi of America’s President, Scott Keogh, along with the company’s Director of Product Management, Filip Brabec. And in that interview, Keogh reportedly hinted at the possibility of some incoming, new RS models for the United States. “We’re looking to significantly expand the presence of RS in the […]

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Report: A refreshed Volkswagen Golf to come in March, hot R420 model to follow

Some big news for Volkswagen Golf fans recently surfaced by way of AutoBild in Germany, who reported that a new mid-cycle refreshed Golf should surface in the European market by March, with the hotly anticipated R420 model due shortly after. This seems like big news, but know how the Germans like to treat their domestic continent […]

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Report: The Porsche 911 will get its first plug-in hybrid powertrain soon

CARandDRIVER recently learned Porsche will be offering a plug-in hybrid variant to the 911 on the regular, starting with the next generation, according to the company’s engineering boss for the 911 variants, Erhard Mossle. Inspired by the Mission-E concept, the plug-in hybrid 911 is part of Porsche new electrifying initiative, not only offering the plug-in […]

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