MINI Roadster Unveiled as Your MX-5 Alternative: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

MINI Roadster Unveiled as Your MX-5 Alternative: 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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MINI is bringing a race inspired convertible into the market with the unveiling of the Roadster at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. This is the first two seater open topped vehicle in the English brand’s history and makes the MINI lineup six vehicles strong after the recent introduction of the Coupe (read our review here)…. Continue Reading...

Toyota NS4 Concept Hints at Plug-in Hybrid That’s Not a Prius: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Toyota NS4 Concept Hints at Plug-in Hybrid That’s Not a Prius: 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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Every major auto manufacturer is always developing new and creative ways to improve their vehicles for the future. Today at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Toyota rolled out its NS4 concept complete with all of the new research and development advancements that the brand hopes to be including as standard production equipment in the near… Continue Reading...

Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Provides “Range Generosity”: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Provides “Range Generosity”: 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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The Volvo XC60 is getting a makeover for 2012, but not in the looks department. Aesthetically it will remain the same, but the power plant in the Volvo is getting quite an upgrade. There are many ways that Volvo is trying to improve fuel economy with this new hybrid system. The XC60 will be run by a… Continue Reading...

Acura NSX Concept Gets Mid-Engine V6 Hybrid SH-AWD: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

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Acura NSX Concept Gets Mid-Engine V6 Hybrid SH-AWD: 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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Acura is bringing a dead legend back to life with the unveiling of their NSX concept at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. The all new super car has lost some weight thanks to lightweight build materials and Acura’s race inspired philosophy of a well balanced power to weight ratio. The new NSX will be powered… Continue Reading...

E-Bugster Concept Electrifies a Cult Icon: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

E-Bugster Concept Electrifies a Cult Icon: 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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As it’s name suggests, the E-Bugster relies on pure electric power for motivation, in this case an 85 kW (114 hp) electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack. Projected range is over 100 miles according to VW, while three charging options are available. Continue Reading...

BMW 3-Series Arrives With New Turbocharged Four Cylinder Engine: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

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BMW 3-Series Arrives With New Turbocharged Four Cylinder Engine: 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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Out of all BMW‘s sold worldwide, 1 in 3 is a 3 series sedan. The BMW 3-series is one of the German automakers most iconic name plates and has been revamped with quite a few new options and new exterior styling. The new 3 series sits a little bit longer and a little bit wider… Continue Reading...

Chevy Code 130R Concept Brings Muscle Cars to the Modern Era: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

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Chevy Code 130R Concept Brings Muscle Cars to the Modern Era: 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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Chevrolet rolled out two new concepts today at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, and the Code 130R is definitely the more ‘out there’ design of the two. With a wide and long stance, the Code 130R looks like a very strong and powerful four seat coupe. Unlike the TRU 140S, Chevy’s other concept revealed today… Continue Reading...

Chevy TRU 140S Concept an “Affordable Exotic”: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

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Chevy TRU 140S Concept an “Affordable Exotic”: 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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With a slick low roofline and wild exterior styling, the all new Chevy TRU 140S concept was called an “affordable exotic” at its unveiling today at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. The TRU 140S has a very low profile and looks very sports car-esque. Chevy executives say that this new concept is designed for the… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Sonic RS Gets Sporty New Features: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

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Chevrolet Sonic RS Gets Sporty New Features: 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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Chevrolet’s Sonic compact car is getting some sporty new upgrades. Chevy is adding an RS badge to the Sonic, and all the features that go along with it. Coming standard with the Sonic RS will be a 1.4L turbocharged Ecotec four-cylinder engine cranking out 138hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed transmission in either… Continue Reading...

Acura ILX Compact Sedan to Get Hybrid Powertrain, Choice of Two Gas Engines

Acura ILX Compact Sedan to Get Hybrid Powertrain, Choice of Two Gas Engines
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Honda is conceding defeat to Mercedes, BMW and Lexus but that could be good news for fans of the brand. Their reassessment means a fully-refreshed line including new cars as soon as this spring. The first in line is their new ILX compact sedan which will be based on the global Civic platform. The move… Continue Reading...