Mazda’s fourth-generation MX-5 Miata
, the ND, made its debut this week. The design is stunning, and the best part is that the car weighs around 220 pounds less than the outgoing model.
Audi’s A6 has undergone a mid-cycle update for the 2016 model year
. The updated car features new styling, engines and tech, and the sporty S6 variant gets some additional horsepower. Unfortunately, we still miss out on some of the cooler variants such as the M5-rivaling RS 6 Avant and the A6 Allroad soft-roader.
The Dodge Viper SRT has also received a few updates, this time for the 2015 model year
. The car’s 8.4-liter V-10 gets some extra horsepower, and an enhanced Viper Time Attack model has been added to the lineup.
Mercedes-Benz’s CLA and the Audi A3 better watch out as BMW is working on a new compact sedan of its own. We spotted a prototype for the car, destined to be called a 1-Series
, and the proportions look quite inviting despite the small size.
2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport at Virgin Galactic’s Spaceport AmericaEnlarge Photo
This week saw the covers come off the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport
, which will replace the LR2 (a Freelander for our international readers) when it goes on sale early next year. And, to help celebrate its launch, Land Rover is giving the chance for you and four of your mates to go into space
This week we found out that VL Automotive, the company planning to sell Fisker Karma sedans powered by Corvette V-8 engines, has merged with WM GreenTech Automotive. The good news is that the V-8-powered Karma is still being developed, only now it will be called the WM Destino. Notice the new badge
Buick revealed a new crossover this week called the Envision
. It’s about the same size as the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class and should be on sale in the U.S. next year. A version of the Envision will also be sold in Europe as an Opel.
Ford’s 2015 Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition coupe is almost certainly sold out—only 1,964 examples are destined to be built—but you can still get a hold of one if you’ve got deep pockets. The Blue Oval is putting the very last example up for auction
, and all proceeds from the sale will be going to charity.
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