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 |  Aug 23 2013, 8:02 PM

2012 Nissan LEAF

Nissan released the top 15 markets where its Leaf electric car sells best today.

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 |  Aug 22 2013, 9:45 AM


A peek at the facelifted version of Lexus’ 2014 GX SUV leaked online, showing what to expect from the better-appointed version of Toyota’s Land Cruiser Prado.

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 |  Aug 20 2013, 12:02 PM

Can HFP make the Accord a Performer?


Taking something from ordinary to extraordinary is no easy task, and there might not be a better example of ordinary than the Honda Accord.

A solid family car that offers dependability and ease of use over all else, are the folks at Honda crazy for trying to make this family hauler perform on the track?

Starting with a V6-powered Accord Coupe, Honda tacks on new suspension and a full body kit in an attempt to take this car from bland to spicy. It costs $4,620 before installation. Will your money be well spent or are you better off buying something a little less obscure? Read on to find out.

 |  Aug 09 2013, 10:02 AM


Sinking Scion sales and questions about the brand’s future direction could lead to pruning the company’s bloated dealer network.

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 |  Aug 09 2013, 8:32 AM


Scion product sales are struggling across the board… with one exception.

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 |  Aug 02 2013, 9:15 AM


Toyota released its first quarter results today, revealing a 93 percent increase in income over the same period last year.

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 |  Aug 01 2013, 8:35 AM


A bitter dispute between Suzuki and Volkswagen remains unchanged despite recent media reports.

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 |  Jul 31 2013, 11:02 AM


Toyota is expected to reach a production milestone this year by producing over 10 million vehicles.

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 |  Jul 26 2013, 4:01 PM

Toyota looks poised to keep its title as the world’s top-selling auto maker, beating out General Motors once again.

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 |  Jul 23 2013, 12:35 PM

2013 Nissan LEAF

The Renault-Nissan Alliance marked a milestone today by selling its 100,000th zero tailpipe emissions vehicle.

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 |  Jul 18 2013, 8:31 PM

Honda announced today that it will recall 1,695 of its 2013 model year Accord sedans. 

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 |  Jul 17 2013, 1:02 PM


Lexus and announced a contest today that offers the winner a year-long lease with a 2014 IS F-Sport.

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 |  Jul 16 2013, 9:58 AM

"Midnight Opal" Special Edition GT-R

Nissan announced a special edition of its 2014 GT-R supercar today that will cost $6,000 more than the base “premium” model.

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 |  Jul 15 2013, 12:45 PM


Mazda’s severed ties with Ford and recent shift to a single, scalable platform have birthed a series of noteworthy products, but there’s one major question mark left in the company’s portfolio.

It still isn’t clear what Mazda plans to do for either of its performance nameplates. Information on the next MX-5 is still scarce, but a new report suggests Mazda plans for its new roadster to weight in 220 lbs lighter than the current car.

That’s significant considering the current car only weighs 2,447 lbs when equipped with the soft top and a manual transmission. Both the convertible hard top and the automatic transmission add weight.

SEE ALSO: 2015 Mazda MX-5 to Get 1.3L Turbo

Mazda will partner with Fiat to build the car, which will lead to both a new MX-5 and a new Spider for Alfa Romeo. While Mazda hasn’t made details about the car availble, past speculation suggests the car will be powered by a turbocharged 1.3-liter four cylinder rather than the 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four it uses today. That, at least in part, could help account for the weight savings.

[Source: Automotive News]

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 |  Jul 15 2013, 9:02 AM


Nissan just unveiled the first nameplate to be sold under its revived Datsun brand: the Go.

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 |  Jul 12 2013, 11:32 AM


Honda’s Ridgeline compact truck will exit production in a little over a year’s time according to a new report.

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 |  Jun 28 2013, 8:32 AM


The Nissan NV200 will live on as the “Taxi of Tomorrow” as the Taxi and Limousine Commission has amended the rules, allowing cab operators to purchase a hybrid alternative to the NV200 minivan, at least until Nissan comes out with its hybrid variant.

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 |  Jun 27 2013, 4:45 PM


Scion Racing will return for a second year to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this weekend. 

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 |  Jun 27 2013, 3:38 PM


Open-air cars are a lot of fun unless that exposure comes as a surprise.

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 |  Jun 26 2013, 10:56 AM

2014 mazda 3 us-spec

Like a Broadway premiere the 2014 Mazda3 will take a bow in New York City today. Mazda’s best-selling compact car has received a bumper-to-bumper redesign along with some significant improvements. The company’s latest C-Segment offering brings a healthy dose of style, performance and technology to an extremely competitive slice of the market.

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 |  Jun 21 2013, 11:41 AM


Rumblings of a sub-RX crossover from Lexus have been circulating for years and spy photos taken today seem to confirm the car’s development progress.

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 |  Jun 12 2013, 11:32 AM


Toyota doesn’t expect to recapture the 17 percent market share in the U.S. it held four years ago.

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 |  Jun 03 2013, 1:41 PM


May 31 marked the end of Subaru’s strongest sales month to date with a total 39,892 units leaving the lots.

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 |  Jun 03 2013, 9:10 AM


A picture taken from the pages of a Japanese magazine might have prematurely revealed the new Mazda3 hatchback. 

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