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Subaru BRZ To Get STI Edition Along With Company's Other Vehicles


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Keen on capitalizing on its strong American reception, Subaru is looking to add more performance versions of its existing models. And while a much-anticipated hotter BRZ coupe is on the cards, it may not come with more power.

Mazda Starts Building 2016 MX-5 for US, Prices Launch Edition from $30,495*


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Mazda has started building North America-bound 2016 MX-5 Miata at its plant in Japan and has announced pricing for the all-new roadster’s entire lineup.

Elon Musk Almost Sold Tesla To Google In An $11 Billion Deal


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How long Tesla can remain independent seems to be a constant topic among analysts, so it's interesting to see how close founder Elon Musk came to selling the car firm to Google.

All-Aluminum Ford F-150 Aces Safety Tests – Leaves Rivals Trailing


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One of the less talked about advantage of Ford’s switch from steel to (mostly) aluminum construction (of the passenger cell and body) apparently is safety. In recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) tests it scored extremely well and noticeably better than its more conventional rivals (from GM).

Lotus Signs Joint Venture Agreement to Build and Sell Cars in China


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Lotus Group has signed a joint venture agreement with Proton and China’s Goldstar Heavy Industrial which will allow the UK sports car manufacturer to build and sell vehicles in the world’s largest auto market.

Bernie Ecclestone Says F1 Needs V8 Engines Now More Than Ever


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F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is still adamant about V8 engines and the fact that they need to come back, though he currently faces an uphill battle on this issue.

Toyota To Spend $1 Billion To Build Corollas In Mexico


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Toyota will build a new plant in the state of Guanajuato in Central Mexico to manufacture the Corolla. The company said it will invest approximately $1 billion in the new production facility, which is expected to employ around 2,000 people and have an annual capacity of 200,000 vehicles.

Jaguar Reportedly Looking At FWD A-Class, 1-Series Rival


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Jaguar has put its badge on a front-wheel drive car before and a recent report says it might do it again, in order to have a model to fight Mercedes’ A-Class and BMW’s 1-Series which will ditch rwd for the next generation.

NY Man Burns Down Three Cars While Trying To Kill Bedbugs! [w/Videos]


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Apparently, pouring rubbing alcohol inside your car to kill bedbugs and lighting up a cigarette at the same time is a very, very bad idea.

Williams Needs To Overcome Soft Tire Issues Before Challenging Mercedes & Ferrari


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During the 2014 Formula One season, Williams were excellent at preserving their tires, which in turn translated into longer stints and better grip. This year, they've really struggled with that.

First Retail 2016 Cadillac CT6 Heading For Auction


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The first retail production 2016 Cadillac CT6 will be auctioned on Friday evening with proceeds to be donated to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. The CT6 will be auctioned by Barrett-Jackson during its 13th Annual Palm Beach Auction.

Chevrolet FNR Concept Teased ahead of Shanghai Debut


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The Shanghai-GM joint venture will showcase a mysterious concept at the Shanghai Auto Show called Chevrolet FNR. An alleged teaser photo of the study has been published by Chinese website Auto Sohu, with the image showing the front end of the car in a dark studio setting.

10 Best New Interiors Of 2015, According To Ward's Auto


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After assessing 42 vehicle interiors that are either all-new or significantly revamped for the US market over a period of two months, WardsAuto editors released their top 10 picks for 2015.

GM Is 'Working On' A Flagship Buick Sedan


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Now that the 2016 Cadillac CT6 has launched with the new Omega rear-drive platform, eyes are turning to a Buick concept that could benefit from that high-tech basis and become a flagship for the brand.

Get Ready for Iran, Possibly The Last Great Untapped Car Market


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With so much going on in Iran these days, it’s hard to also see that it has the potential to be a huge automotive market once tapped by the big names. This could happen once the agreement to halt (alleged) development of nuclear weapons goes through.

Mercedes Midsize Pickup Will be Developed With Nissan


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We’ve just learnt that Mercedes is, in fact, looking to create a midsize pickup truck with a double-cab design. Additionally, the source of the information says the model has a high likelihood to be badged GLT.

McLaren Chief Says Team Is Ready To Increase Engine Power


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Even though three races have past and McLaren-Honda has yet to score a single point, the team is starting to be happy with the reliability of MP4-30, with both cars finishing the race in China.

Saab Owner NEVS Announces End of Reorganization


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Saab has been going through a tumultuous period over the last few years, and at the end of August 2014, it entered a state-mandated reorganization process after previously filing for insolvency.

Now, though, the owner of Saab, NEVS, has managed to pull the company out of reorganization so hopefully they can now concentrate on making cars (electric ones, like they said…).

Production Version Of Chevy Bolt Concept Will Be Called Chevy Bolt


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Do you think Chevrolet shouldn't have a car called the Bolt while they have a Volt in the lineup? Too bad, they're doing it anyway.

Nissan Rogue Hybrid Under Consideration For U.S. Market


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On the heels of the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid's reveal, Nissan is reportedly considering a gas-electric version of its Rogue crossover.