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The AutoGuide News Blog is your source for breaking stories from the auto industry. Delivering news immediately, the AutoGuide Blog is constantly updated with the latest information, photos and video from manufacturers, auto shows, the aftermarket and professional racing.
 |  Oct 29 2012, 9:20 PM

A year ago Honda previewed a new engine at the SEMA Show and twelve months later it has found a home. The engine is a supercharged 1.5-liter hybrid and the car is the CR-Z.

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 |  Oct 16 2012, 7:10 PM

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is pushing for more dealers to integrate both brands into a single showroom in an effort to compete better with other luxury brands.

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 |  Oct 09 2012, 9:03 AM

The Toyota GT86 or Scion FR-S as it’s known on our shores may just be the best new sports car in a generation, but it certainly won’t be the last of its kind. According to chief engineer Tetsuya Tada, the FR-S is just the first of three planned sports cars by the world’s largest automaker.

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 |  Oct 02 2012, 10:31 AM

Four Reasons the Accord Coupe is better than a Camaro... and one reason it's not


It may surprise you to learn that the Honda Accord Coupe is one of the most cross-shopped cars with the Chevrolet Camaro. After all, one is a front-drive two-door version of a family sedan, while the other is a purpose-built Muscle car.

And yet the two stack up quite closely in many respects, though certainly not in all of them. Here’s a list of four ways the Accord is a better car… and one way it most certainly is not.

 |  Sep 27 2012, 3:58 AM

Since its resurrection by BMW in 2001, MINI has proven that consumers will buy premium cars in the compact segment. Now it aims to prove naysayers again, combing its upscale small car philosophy in a totally original package: a three-door crossover.

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 |  Sep 18 2012, 8:15 AM

After releasing the first photos of its LF-CC coupe yesterday, Lexus is further showcasing its stylish two-door future with a video detailing the many angles of its latest concept car.

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 |  Sep 14 2012, 7:47 AM

It might have the looks, but the CR-Z has been an utter flop for Honda in the sales department. A sporty hybrid, the bad press is the result of it not being terribly efficient or overly powerful.

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 |  Sep 14 2012, 7:12 AM

If Smart had half as many production cars as it does concepts, the mini-car brand might actually have a lineup of vehicles people talk about.

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 |  Sep 06 2012, 8:32 AM

Fans of the American Le Mans Series and motorsports in general may be weary of Grand Am’s acquisition of ALMS, but if there’s any hope to be had that top quality motorsports will remain on the North American continent it’s that automakers are supporting the merger.

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 |  Aug 28 2012, 6:56 AM

Ever since the Lexus LF-LC debuted at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, the general public has called for its production. All signs indicated that Lexus was listening with the possibility that the LF-LC will be headed to production within three years.

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 |  Aug 19 2012, 9:32 PM

Sitting among the collector cars, classics and one-offs this weekend was the upcoming MINI John Cooper Works GP.

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 |  Aug 19 2012, 8:55 PM

Among all the gorgeous cars at Pebble Beach, one of the most stunning of all is the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. Today it made it’s premier journey on North American soil, among all the hubbub at Pebble Beach.

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 |  Aug 15 2012, 8:31 AM

The beautiful Ferrari F12 Berlinetta debuted at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, and will finally head to Pebble Beach’s Concours d’Elegance for its North American debut.

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 |  Jul 18 2012, 8:01 AM

If it’s slipped your radar, BMW‘s next generation M3 will be called the M4, and these are some of the very first spy photos of the car.

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 |  Jul 16 2012, 10:53 AM

Unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, the all-new Acura NSX isn’t just the flagship for the brand, it’s a technology showcase for new hybrid and all-wheel drive technologies. It comes as some surprise then to hear then that the Honda luxury division may be planning a non-hybrid version of the supercar.

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 |  Jul 11 2012, 12:28 PM

10.Honda Civic Hatchback


We might have some fancy cars over here in the USA, but there are quite a few vehicles overseas that we can’t help but think are desperately missing from our shores. More than a few are niche market models perfect for auto-enthusiasts, while others are more stylish or practical than what’s currently available in the US. And some are both.

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 |  Jul 10 2012, 7:10 AM

With the FR-S now on sale the once-popular Scion tC has been significantly overshadowed in the brand’s already limited lineup. Hoping to draw in customers with some added individuality, the Toyota youth brand has just released the latest limited edition Release Series tC with styling provided by tuner Five Axis.

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 |  Jul 03 2012, 12:34 PM

Audi is giving its customers a reason to be happy by announcing its TT Coupe S line competition special edition, which combines two previously separate packages, cutting approximately 50 percent of the total cost out.

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 |  Jun 28 2012, 9:01 AM

It’s the most hard core Lotus ever, which makes news that it likely won’t ever go on sale in America that much more depressing.

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 |  Jun 27 2012, 7:32 PM

Aviation fans attending this year’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. will also see the latest in what has become a tradition of aviation-themed Ford Mustangs.

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 |  Jun 21 2012, 4:33 PM

New information on the 2013 Honda Accord is available thanks to one dealership with a “loose lips” marketing strategy that probably has the brand’s higher-ups on edge.

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 |  Jun 19 2012, 8:43 AM

Caught sliding through corners at the very limits of its All4 all-wheel drive system, a selection of spy photos reveals the near-production MINI Countryman Coupe testing on the Nurburgring.

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 |  Jun 18 2012, 6:09 PM

The 2013 Porsche Cayman, the company’s closed-top car based heavily on the Boxster, will make its first appearance at this year’s L.A. Auto Show in November.

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 |  Jun 12 2012, 2:45 PM

Driving an Infiniti IPL G Coupe, F1 star Sebastian Vettel set tires smoking and caught some serious speed racing around the New Jersey roads that will mark the Grand Prix of America course in 2013. 

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