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Report: The Nissan Altima to get significant facelift for 2016

The Nissan Altima has been with us in its fifth generation since 2013 and now, AutomotiveNews heard from Nissan of North America’s Vice President of Product Planning, Pierre Loing, that the Altima should be getting a “significant” update for the 2016 model year. Some of the changes hinted include a serious visual overhaul and upgraded technology. […]

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Photo Rendering: This is what an Acura NSX Type R could look like–and it’ll likely happen

The Acura NSX is finally here in production form and to make things a little more interesting, graphic artist, X-Tomi Designs decided to render their own version of a more powerful Type R version of the NSX. And while this may be an interpretation and rendering of what the hypothetical Type R version could look like, […]

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Report: Mercedes-Benz hints at a Porsche 918 Spyder competitor

MotorTrend recently spoke with Mercedes-AMG’s boss, Tobias Moers, who hinted at the possibility of a Porsche 918 Spyder competitor from the Stuttgart brand. Speaking at the Detroit Auto Show last week, Moers said that AMG’s plan is “to be seen by the public on the same level as other sports cars makers in Germany,” which […]

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Report: Toyota and Lexus to introduce more crossovers to meet demand

It’s without a doubt that the crossover is one hot commodity and it’s even becoming more popular as Bloomberg reports Toyota and Lexus are gearing up to introduce more crossover models to meet surging demand. As if they weren’t already popular enough. According to the report, sales in general were up 16 percent last year for […]

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Report: A new Audi R8 and R8 e-tron to surface at Geneva

CarAdvice from down yonder recently received confirmation from Audi’s technical director, Ulrich Hackenberg, that a new R8 and R8 e-tron are due for a launch at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show in March. The Audi R8 has been known to be in the works for the second generation, which includes a production version of the […]

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Report: The next Lexus RX to surface in New York

A previous report from Edmunds recently claimed that Lexus was going to reveal a new RX successor at Detroit. However, this was not true and a new follow-up report from Edmunds confirms that it’ll actually be revealed at New York in April. The RX competes with the Acura MDX, the new Audi Q7, the BMW X5, […]

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Report: The next Jeep Wrangler may get a hybrid option

Although the press days for the 2015 Detroit Auto Show are over, that doesn’t mean the news reel is slowing as a new report is in from AutoExpress, who heard that the next Jeep Wrangler could gain a hybrid option. Jeep’s CEO, Mike Manley, spoke with AutoExpress, and Manley said the potential for hybrids in the future exists […]

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2015 Detroit: Honda reveals the FCV Concept at the Cobo

Honda recently revealed their take on a possible new fuel-cell vehicle at Detroit recently and it’s called the FCV Concept. Due for a production launch 2016, the FCV intends to be the brand’s next move with their fuel-cell saga. The FCV Concept looks like a significantly evolved version of the last fuel-cell vehicle, the FCX Clarity, […]

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2015 Detroit: Say hello to the all-new Audi Q7 on the floor of the Cobo

Audi revealed the all-new Audi Q7 on the floor of the Cobo, ushering in the second generation of the automaker’s luxury crossover. It boasts a serious diet of around 716.5lbs over the outgoing model, allowing it to be 26 percent more efficient overall. For instance, the Q7 equipped with the heavy iron 3.0L TDI lump at […]

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2015 Detroit: The Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE debuts for the world to see at Detroit

Volkswagen revealed a new concept called the Cross Coupe GTE and it’s another idea at a possible new crossover for the People’s car. This new midsizer also boasts a new plug-in hybrid powertrain, complete with a 3.6L VR6 motor with 276hp and two electric motors, rated at 54hp and 114hp each, powering all four wheels. […]

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