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Honda S660, Honda R&D Center, Oct. 2015

Mighty Micro: We Drive The Tiny But Fun Honda S660

Not many Americans know about it, but Japanese domestic market (JDM) enthusiasts are hoping Honda will bring its tiny new S660 roadster to the United States. Classified as a kei (micro) car in Japan, this lightweight roadster is powered by a turbocharged 0.66-liter three-cylinder engine that puts... read more

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2015 Nissan Patrol NISMO

Nissan Patrol Full-Size SUV Gets NISMO Treatment

The Nissan Patrol isn’t sold in these parts, although we do get its Infiniti QX80 corporate cousin. That’s a shame because the Patrol is a much better looking... read more October 13, 2015 by 

2016 Opel Astra Sports Tourer

2016 Opel Astra Sports Tourer Revealed

Opel’s new Astra compact hatch will be joined by its Sports Tourer wagon variant at the official debut next week at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show. We saw the new hatch... read more September 10, 2015 by 

2016 Volkswagen GTI Clubsport

261-Horsepower VW GTI Clubsport 40th Anniversary Model Revealed

Volkswagen at next week’s Frankfurt Auto Show will introduce a new, more potent GTI hot hatch. It’s called the GTI Clubsport, and it’s been built to... read more September 9, 2015 by 

2016 Audi SQ5 TDI Plus

Audi Ups Power On SQ5 TDI With Plus Trim: Forbidden Fruit

Audi is working on a new generation of its Q5, but to send out the current model with a bang the German automaker is launching a new, more powerful version of the SQ5 TDI... read more September 6, 2015 by 

2015 Honda S660

Honda S660 Sells Out In Japan, Bought By Over-40 Crowd

Honda has a hit on its hands with the mid-engine sports car known as the S660. The kei car went on sale in Japan back in April, and Honda has announced that the first year's... read more August 10, 2015 by 

2015 Renault Talisman

Renault Replaces Laguna With New Talisman Sedan: Video

French automaker Renault’s entry in the competitive mid-size sedan segment, the Laguna, has been replaced by an all-new model that bears the name Talisman. The car... read more July 7, 2015 by 

2016 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer plug-in hybrid prototype

BMW 2-Series Active Tourer Plug-In Hybrid Edges Closer To Production

When BMW first previewed its 2-Series Active Tourer back in 2012 with the Concept Active Tourer, it chose to fit the vehicle with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, suggesting that... read more July 2, 2015 by 

2016 Mercedes-AMG A45 4Matic

2016 Mercedes A-Class Debuts, Mercedes-AMG A45 Now With 375 HP: Video

Even in this era of engine downsizing and ever-present fuel economy and emissions regulations, the power wars are alive and well. Audi fired the last shot in the hot hatch... read more June 28, 2015 by 

Lotus 3-Eleven, 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Lotus 3-Eleven Debuts At 2015 Goodwood Festival Of Speed

Lotus has developed a hardcore, track-focused machine along the lines of its previous 2-Eleven launched in 2007. The new track car is called the 3-Eleven to signify its... read more June 26, 2015 by 

2015 Peugeot 308 GTI

2015 Peugeot 308 GTI: Forbidden Fruit

The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Focus ST and Volkswagen GTI better watch out as French automaker Peugeot has unveiled a new 308 GTI that delivers upwards of 270 horsepower... read more June 18, 2015 by 

2016 Opel Astra

2016 Opel Astra Revealed Ahead Of Frankfurt Auto Show Debut

We weren’t meant to see the new Opel Astra until the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show in September but following a leak earlier today the European arm of General Motors Company... read more June 1, 2015 by 

2013 Peugeot RCZ R

Peugeot Rules Out Second-Generation RCZ

Peugeot’s stylish RCZ, often described as a French take on the Audi TT, was launched in 2009 after first being previewed as a concept all the way back in 2007. Sadly... read more April 27, 2015 by 

2015 Volkswagen Scirocco GTS

2015 Volkswagen Scirocco GTS Debuts In Shanghai

Volkswagen updated its Scirocco coupe last year and now the updated version of the sporty GTS variant has made its debut, appearing this week at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show... read more April 21, 2015 by 

2015 Subaru Exiga Crossover 7

Forbidden Fruit: 2015 Subaru Exiga Crossover 7

While Subaru still decides on a vehicle to replace its Tribeca, over in Japan it has an interesting option called the “Exiga Crossover 7”. The vehicle is... read more April 17, 2015 by 

2016 Audi A6 L e-tron

Plug-In Hybrid Audi A6 Debuting At 2015 Shanghai Auto Show

Audi is committed to electrifying its lineup and has already revealed plug-in versions of its A3 Sportback, Q7 and R8 models. Now the A6 is getting a plug-in option in the... read more April 16, 2015 by 


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