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 |  Jun 12 2014, 2:36 PM

Ford C-MAX Hybrid

Ford is reducing the fuel economy rating on its C-Max hybrid for the second time since the car’s introduction as a 2013 model year vehicle.

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 |  Jun 03 2014, 9:41 AM


Toyota’s struggling Scion brand will soon get some much needed new product, with an insider confirming a new hatchback will be added to the lineup as well as a product the brand has never before offered, a sedan.

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 |  May 29 2014, 8:27 AM

2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Touring

Contrary to past reports, the Mitsubishi Evo will not be discontinued at the end of the year.

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10 Cars and 10 Laps at Road America

Driving impressions from the MAMA Spring Rally

 |  May 23 2014, 1:50 PM


Track testing a car is one of the true joys of the job, but winding out 10 cars in one morning makes for a special day indeed.

And that’s just what we had the chance to do this week at one of America’s premiere regional events for auto journalists. Each year the Midwest Automotive Media Association holds its Spring Rally at one of the most impressive tracks in the country: Road America.

With over 90 different cars available to test, at least two dozen were available to be evaluated on the impressive and intimidating 4.048 mile track. Here are a few initial impressions from 10 different cars we were able to test, ranging from a Mazda3 to a Mercedes E63 AMG.

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 |  May 20 2014, 5:37 AM


Unveiled a half a year ago, the 2015 Ford Mustang is now available to order starting at just $24,425.

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 |  Apr 25 2014, 1:44 PM

scion fr-s rs 1

What’s wrong with the Scion FR-S? According to one Nissan exec, it’s too slow.

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 |  Apr 24 2014, 2:10 PM

2015 nissan micra

With the introduction of the Micra to Canada it seemed like an inevitability that Nissan would then bring the small car to America, but that’s not going to happen.

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 |  Apr 24 2014, 10:14 AM

nissan sentra nismo

The next Nismo-tuned product from Nissan is likely to be a hopped-up version of its Sentra compact sedan, but there will be more to follow says product boss Pierre Loing.

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 |  Apr 23 2014, 11:57 AM

mini one

MINI sales are in a serious slump, but that doesn’t mean the brand is willing to cater to the lowest common denominator.

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 |  Apr 22 2014, 9:17 AM

2014 mini clubman

With the debut of a new MINI hardtop, those awaiting a second-generation Clubman will have to be patient… maybe forever.

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 |  Apr 21 2014, 9:48 AM

mclaren family

McLaren has promised one new model each year and while there are plenty of rumors as to what will arrive in 2015, we can confirm it won’t use hybrid power.

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 |  Apr 16 2014, 7:12 PM

mazda display nyias

Celebrating 25 years of its much-loved sports car, Mazda is presenting a huge selection of historic MX-5 Miata models at the New York Auto Show.

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 |  Apr 16 2014, 11:54 AM

2014 lexus IS250

The IS sports sedan will be the next product in the Lexus lineup to gain a turbocharged engine.

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 |  Apr 16 2014, 10:01 AM

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What if we told you there was a car that combines the torque of a NASCAR racer with the luxury of a private yacht? Well It doesn’t exist. That’s because this car, the Mercedes S63 AMG coupe actually makes more twist than an oval track racer.

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 |  Apr 16 2014, 6:29 AM

2016 mazda mx-5

Mazda has revealed the chassis that will underpin the next-generation MX-5 today at the New York Auto Show, promising a sports car that will be both lighter and smaller.

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 |  Apr 09 2014, 7:31 AM

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Toyota has announced a wide range of recalls affecting 6.39 million vehicles including 2.34 million in North America.

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 |  Apr 06 2014, 10:01 AM


If you want to survive the Zombie Apocalypse, avoid the Mitsubishi Mirage. That, at least, is the opinion of AutoGuide writer Craig Cole, but one Mitsubishi dealership decided to fight fire with fire.

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 |  Apr 04 2014, 8:22 AM

2013 mini countryman

Originally introduced as a 2011 model, MINI will debut a refreshed version of its Countryman crossover at the New York Auto Show in just a few weeks’ time.

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 |  Apr 02 2014, 9:10 AM

pagani google streetview

It is perhaps the most exotic car maker of them all, and now you can tour the facilities of Pagani Automobili from the comfort of your seat.

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 |  Mar 31 2014, 2:32 PM

lamborghini gallardo reiter engineering

A busy weekend of motorsports saw plenty of action including a milestone for one exotic car brand, namely, its first ever North American motorsports victory.

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 |  Mar 28 2014, 10:01 AM

2014 toyota corolla

Toyota has promised big changes for the updated 2015 Camry and now we can report that the new look will draw inspiration from the FR-S sports car.

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 |  Mar 27 2014, 7:45 AM

toyota ts040 hybrid

Looking to finally wipe the smug grin off the consistently victorious Audi team at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Toyota has unveiled its latest hybrid race car; and it’s no Prius.

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 |  Mar 19 2014, 7:34 AM

2014 porsche cayman gts red

Raising the performance of its entry-level models once again, Porsche has announced the new GTS trim level for both the Boxster roadster and Cayman Coupe.

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 |  Mar 17 2014, 5:31 PM

lamborghini p140 concept

Wandering through the Lamborghini museum can leave you with a lot of thoughts.

It’s hard not imagine blasting to 200 mph with a V12 at your back, or just getting lost in the nostalgia of the truly retro designs that seem to define their respective automotive eras.

But read each of the plaques pasted next to every car and there’s another tale being told, that of the automaker’s history, and it goes like this: Chrysler pretty much ruined Lamborghini. . . and Audi saved it.

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