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  • Volkswagen launched a new generation of the Jetta compact sedan for 2019 but the model we're most interested in seeing is yet to debut. We'll see it soon, though, as the debut is expected to take...

  • 2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N spy shots and video

    Hyundai's newest Elantra GT has a sporty liftback variant sold overseas, and it's about to get the N performance treatment. The standard version of the car is called the i30 Fastback. The latest spy shots and video show a prototype for what's shaping up to be a new i30 Fastback N, a car that will...

  • Aston Martin testing manual-equipped Vantage?

    If CEO Andy Palmer has his way, Aston Martin’s sports cars will always be available with a manual transmission—but right now none of its cars come with a third pedal. The good news is that Aston Martin looks to be in the process of rectifying the issue. Engineers are out testing a...

  • 2019 Renault Mégane RS Trophy revealed with 296 horsepower

    Renault's RS version of its Golf-rivaling Mégane hatchback is already one of the fastest front-wheel-drive cars in production, but a more hardcore version with extra power and fewer pounds has been revealed. The car is the Mégane RS Trophy, and it comes with a 1.8-liter turbocharged...

  • Pininfarina confirms specs for production H2 Speed supercar

    Pininfarina bosses are planning the launch of a premium electric car brand utilizing the name and talents of the Italian design house. And a Pininfarina-badged car has already been confirmed for production later in 2018. We are talking about the H2 Speed, an electric supercar that relies on a...

  • China's LVCHI unveils 1,000-horsepower Venere electric sedan in Geneva

    A new Chinese company has come out with ambitious plans to launch a family of electric cars, but unlike others this one has teamed up with an established design firm to work on its products. The company is called LVCHI, and on Tuesday it unveiled the Venere concept at the 2018 Geneva International...

  • Morgan used this week's 2018 Geneva International Motor Show to introduce the Plus 8 50th Anniversary Edition.

    As the name suggests, the car, of which just 50 units will be built, celebrates the...

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, 2019 Kia Niro EV, 2018 Jaguar E-Pace: Car News Headlines

    The first prototypes for Mercedes-Benz's next-generation S-Class have been spotted. The camouflage gear may be laid on thick but we can already see influences of Mercedes' current styling themes on the new flagship sedan. It was only a few weeks ago that Kia previewed its Niro EV with a concept and...

  • 2019 Kia Forte to debut in Detroit

    The Kia Forte is a pleasantly styled and attractively priced alternative to the likes of the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla in the compact segment, though there's nothing really compelling about it. A redesigned model debuting next week in Detroit at the 2018 North American International Auto Show...

  • Could Audi phase out the R8?

    When Audi first launched the R8 at 2006’s Paris auto show, the whole world took notice of the brand with the four rings. The car brought the exoticness of a Ferrari or Lamborghini and combined this with impeccable build quality and reliability you could count on every day. It also cost a...

  • 2019 Audi A6 spy shots and video

    A prototype for the redesigned, fifth-generation Audi A6 has been spotted again. The car has been developed alongside the new generations of the A7 and A8, two models with which it shares much in common. Common to all three is the latest evolution of Audi’s MLB platform for front- and...

  • 2018 Lexus RX L 3-row SUV to debut at 2017 LA Auto Show

    Talk of a Lexus crossover SUV with third-row seats dates back quite a few years. Lexus even rolled out a concept previewing such a model as early as the 2003 New York International Auto Show, the HPX. Lexus put off a production version, though, deeming the segment too mainstream for a luxury...

  • Aston Martin’s turnaround plan, known as the Second Century plan since it was announced just as the British automaker entered its second century of operation, calls for seven cars in seven...

  • Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in finally on sale in US, prices start at $35,535

    As the saying goes, “better late than never.” That’s certainly the case with Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV which is finally ready for sale in the United States. We’ll remind you the vehicle was first shown as far back as the 2012 Paris Motor Show, although the Outlander...

  • Jaguar XJR575, Infiniti QX70, BMW 7-Series Edition 40 Jahre: Today’s Car News

    Jaguar’s added a slew of updates to its XJ, among which is a new performance flagship called the XJR575. As the name suggests, the car packs 575 horsepower which Jaguar says is enough for 0-60 mph acceleration in 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 186 mph. The 2017 model year will be the last for...

  • Jost Capito quits McLaren F1 team to run Volkswagen R division

    The driving force behind Ford’s first Focus RS and F-150 Raptor has now been tasked with churning out high-performance Volkswagens, including the next Golf R. We’re talking about motorsport veteran Jost Capito who has quit his job as CEO of the McLaren Formula One team to return to the...

  • Mazda MX-5 Miata RF driven, BMW M2 spied, VW 10-speed DSG axed: Car News Headlines

    If you’ve been dreaming of a Mazda MX-5 Miata coupe, it’s time to get acquainted with the new RF. We’ve just spent some time with the car and can attest that the new roof option doesn’t harm the driving experience one bit. For buyers with a bigger budget, BMW has an updated...

  • 2018 BMW Alpina B4 S revealed

    Alpina’s B4 has been updated along with the BMW 4-Series on which it is based. In updated the form the car is known as the B4 S, and its 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-6 now beats out an M4-rivaling 434 horsepower and 487 pound-feet of torque. That’s up from 410 hp and 442 lb-ft...

  • Acura currently sells a crossover SUV sized below its RDX exclusively in China.

    Called the CDX, the vehicle is a close relative of the Honda HR-V we get here and has previously been hinted for more...

  • Nismo mulls high-performance pickup for US

    Nissan is finally getting serious about its in-house tuner Nismo. A week ago, Nissan announced the establishment of a new Nismo department focused specifically on road car development. The goal is to boost Nismo sales primarily through the expansion of the lineup. Around 15,000 Nismo models were...

  • Porsche tuner Ruf to unveil standalone sports car in Geneva

    Famous Porsche tuner Ruf has dabbled in standalone sports cars in the past, though these have all been based on models from Porsche’s regular fleet—the most recent being 2011’s CTR 3. At the 2017 Geneva auto show starting tomorrow, Ruf will present a new standalone sports car, one...

  • 7th-gen Rolls-Royce Phantom production ends after 13 years

    A new, eighth-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom is due in 2018 but production of the current model has already wound up. Rolls-Royce on Tuesday revealed the final seventh-generation Phantom to roll off the line at its plant in Goodwood, England. Its build was commissioned by a Rolls-Royce collector...

  • BMW 1-Series sedan debuts at 2016 Guangzhou auto show

    BMW has unveiled the smallest sedan in its lineup, the 1-Series. The compact sedan was first shown in July and on Friday it was formally introduced at the 2016 Guangzhou auto show. BMW has confirmed that the 1-Series will only be sold in China, where it is being assembled by the joint venture...

  • Genovation’s electric Corvette priced from $750K

    Genovation, an engineering skunkworks based in Rockville, Maryland, is working on an electric Chevrolet Corvette called the Genovation Extreme Electric (GXE). The company made headlines earlier in 2016 after initially setting the standing mile record for a street-legal electric car and then the...

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