May 14, 2016

Fuji Heavy Industries to be Subaru Corporation for 100th birthday

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Fuji Heavy Industries to be Subaru Corporation for 100th birthday

As part of its centenary celebrations, Fuji Heavy Industries will rename itself as Subaru Corporation in 2017, pending shareholder approval in June.

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May 13, 2016

2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco: 1.4-liter turbo, 7-speed DCT and 35mpg

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2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco: 1.4-liter turbo, 7-speed DCT and 35mpg

Priced at US$20,650, the new Hyundai Elantra Eco has a small 1.4-liter turbocharged gas engine, skinny tires, and a focus on improving mileage.

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May 12, 2016

2017 Nissan Tiida for China is a sportier looking Euro Pulsar

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2017 Nissan Tiida for China is a sportier looking Euro Pulsar

The new 2016/2017 Nissan Tiida for China is a lightly redesigned version of the 2013 European Pulsar hatchback with a sportier appearance.

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May 12, 2016

Datsun etymology: What does its name mean?

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Datsun etymology: What does its name mean?

Datsun is one of the most famous automotive names to be killed and resurrected, but what does the name formerly used on Nissan cars mean?

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May 11, 2016

Toyota 86 Shooting Brake: Australian design, not for production

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Toyota 86 Shooting Brake: Australian design, not for production

To show off its design expertise before local manufacturing ceases in 2017, Toyota Australia has come up with the striking 86 Shooting Brake concept.

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May 10, 2016

Buick Verano could be axed in the US, will live on in China

Buick Verano could be axed in the US, will live on in China

The second generation Buick Verano will be a China only model, with the compact sedan looking like it will be axed from the North American range.

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May 9, 2016

2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer facelift: New much improved nose, interior

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2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer facelift: New much improved nose, interior

The GMT 31XX Chevrolet Trailblazer has been given a facelift for the 2017 model year, and has just made its global debut in Brazil.

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May 8, 2016

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S: Limited to 400 strippers

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2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S: Limited to 400 strippers

Debuting at the 2016 Lake Worthersee meeting, just 400 of the more powerful, stripped out 3-door, 2-seat Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S will be built.

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May 7, 2016

2017 Citroen C6: Bland second-gen model won’t disappoint France

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2017 Citroen C6: Bland second-gen model won’t disappoint France

If you love cars and Citroens, the new C6 is a disappointment, but at least it won’t be going on sale in France, Europe or anywhere else not named China.

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May 6, 2016

2016 Volkswagen Amarok: New 3-liter V6 TDI option has 550Nm

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2016 Volkswagen Amarok: New 3-liter V6 TDI option has 550Nm

The Volkswagen Amarok is now available with a range topping 3-liter V6 turbo diesel option, with a maximum output of 165kW (221hp) and 550Nm (406 lb-ft).

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May 5, 2016

2016 Smart Brabus ForTwo, ForFour (Type 453) has 900cc turbo

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2016 Smart Brabus ForTwo, ForFour (Type 453) has 900cc turbo

The new Smart Brabus versions of the ForTwo hatch and convertible, and ForFour hatch, are all powered by a 900cc turbocharged I3 engine.

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May 4, 2016

2017 Audi TT RS: 2.5-liter turbo 5-cylinder delivers 400hp (298kW)

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2017 Audi TT RS: 2.5-liter turbo 5-cylinder delivers 400hp (298kW)

The new third generation Audi TT RS has the brand’s distinctive 2.5-liter turbocharged 5-cylinder turned up 400hp (298kW) to deliver ballistic performance.

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May 3, 2016

2017 Chevrolet Colorado: Global facelift revealed by Brazil’s S10

2017 Chevrolet Colorado: Global facelift revealed by Brazil’s S10

The facelift for the GMT 31XX Chevrolet Colorado that’s sold outside of North America has been unveiled in Brazil, where the pickup is sold as the S10.

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May 2, 2016

2016 Mazda CX-4: China-only SUV “coupe” based on the CX-5

2016 Mazda CX-4: China-only SUV “coupe” based on the CX-5

The Mazda CX-4 has been launched in China, and for now that’s where this SUV coupe is going to stay, with no plans for overseas availability.

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May 1, 2016

2017 Fiat 124 Spider: Starts at $25k, hundreds off MX-5 Miata

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2017 Fiat 124 Spider: Starts at $25k, hundreds off MX-5 Miata

Pricing for the Fiat 124 Spider, and the Abarth, has been released in the US, and it’s surprisingly close to that of the Mazda MX-5 Miata it’s based on.

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May 1, 2016

Daihatsu etymology: What does its name mean?

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Daihatsu etymology: What does its name mean?

Daihatsu is an small car specialist, and although it has left most markets outside of Asia, have you ever stopped wondered what its name means?

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Apr 30, 2016

2016 Volkswagen Golf R400: Cancelled due to dieselgate cutbacks

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2016 Volkswagen Golf R400: Cancelled due to dieselgate cutbacks

The high power 400hp (298kW) Volkswagen Golf R400 super hot hatch has been cancelled due to the company’s dieselgate woes and worsening financial state.

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Apr 29, 2016

2017 Renault Koleos: Larger second-gen SUV more off-roader like

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2017 Renault Koleos: Larger second-gen SUV more off-roader like

The second generation Renault Koleos has significantly bigger and taller than the first generation model, and has more off-roader style features too.

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Apr 28, 2016

Mitsubishi caught fudging fuel economy numbers by Nissan

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Mitsubishi caught fudging fuel economy numbers by Nissan

Mitsubishi has been caught out cheating on its fuel economy numbers in Japan by one of its joint venture partners in the kei car space, Nissan.

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Apr 27, 2016

Cadillac Mercedes-Benz CLA rival to be based on FWD Chevy Cruze?

Cadillac Mercedes-Benz CLA rival to be based on FWD Chevy Cruze?

Rumor has it that GM is seriously considering a front-wheel drive Cadillac to take on the Mercedes-Benz CLA, which will use the Cruze’s Delta 2 platform.

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Apr 26, 2016

2019 Ram 1500, Jeep Wagoneer: Due early 2018 and made in Detroit

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2019 Ram 1500, Jeep Wagoneer: Due early 2018 and made in Detroit

The next-gen Ram 1500 pickup trucks will shift production from current generation’s home at Warren to the soon to be liberated Sterling Heights factory.

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Apr 24, 2016

2016 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid: China sedan does 4.7L/100km (50mpg)

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2016 Buick LaCrosse Hybrid: China sedan does 4.7L/100km (50mpg)

A hybrid variant of the second-gen Buick LaCrosse has debuted at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show, and will be the first of 10 electrified GM cars in China.

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