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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, July 28 - August 1

July 28 ATS Coupe Gets More Torque Cadillac has raised the sport factor on the 2015 ATS by increasing the torque to 295 lb-ft. They did this by increasing the boost pressure and adjusting engine calibration.  In addition, the ATS produces 90% of its peak power in the 2100-3000 rpm range.  These numbers are very impressive and should have the Germans looking over their shoulders. Second Hellcat Coming? Just as you started to wrap your head around the new Challenger Hellcat and its 707hp, rumors have started to circulate that the 2015 Charger will receive the Hellcat t ...

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, July 28 - August 1

July 28 ATS Coupe Gets More Torque Cadillac has raised the sport factor on the 2015 ATS by increasing the torque to 295 lb-ft. They did this by increasing the boost pressure and adjusting engine calibration.  In addition, the ATS produces 90% of its peak power in the 2100-3000 rpm range.  These numbers are very impressive and should have the Germans looking over their shoulders. Second Hellcat Coming? Just as you started to wrap your head around the new Challenger Hellcat and its 707hp, rumors have started to circulate that the 2015 Charger will receive the Hellcat t ...

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, July 21 - 25

July 25 Making James Bond Jealous Aston Martin has officially released teasers of the new Lagonda Super Sedan. Styling holds retro cues from the original Lagonda that debuted in 1976. Expect the 6.0L V12 packing about 600hp to power this amazing sedan. 2014 Nismo Note Nissan announced the release of the Nismo Note today and stated that it will arrive in dealerships in the fall of 2014.  Highlights of the Note Nismo include custom front grille, front and rear bumpers, side sill protectors, roof spoiler, electronic folding red side mirrors, and Nismo badge. Will it be able ...

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, July 14 - 18

July 18 LF-LC Gets Green Light Alain Uyttenhoven, Lexus Europe’s Vice President, revealed to Autocar that the LF-LC will be produced in 2016.  The concept version of this vehicle debuted at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show and Alain stated that the production model will retain between 90 and 100 percent of what was seen in the concept. This may be the sexiest car on the market when it arrives. Way to go Lexus! July 17 The New Mazda 2 Mazda revealed the new Mazda 2 last night, and it looks good.  It has the KODO (Design of Motion) visual philosophy, and is similar t ...

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, July 7 - 11

JULY 10 CLA Shooting Brake Autoevolution reports, according to a Mercedes Benz insider who wishes to remain anonymous, the CLA Shooting Brake will become a reality.  As a matter of fact, it will make its live debut this October at the Paris Motor Show. JULY 9 The Nissan Cube is Part of the History Books Autoblog has received confirmation from Nissan of Canada that the Cube will not survive beyond 2014. This is not really a surprise since sales are down 23.8 percent from last year. Chevy Pays $559 Million to be Manchester United’s Jersey Sponsor Chevrole ...

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, June 30 - July 4

JULY 3 2015 Saleen Mustang 302 Saleen dropped a teaser image onto the web of the 2015 Mustang 302, and boy does it look good.  No details were given about what performance and suspension upgrades will be included in the package, but they have never let us down before. Saleen did go as far as to say that the new Mustang is an “American Exotic.” Let us hope that it lives up to that hype. New Mazda MX-5 to Debut on September 3rd Mazda has confirmed that it will debut the new 4th generation Mazda MX-5 on September 3 simultaneously in three different locations: Japa ...

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, June 23 - 29

JUNE 27 New 2015 Focus ST Ford revealed the refreshed 2015 Focus ST at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Key updates to the car include: Redesigned, sportier front and rear fascia HID headlamps standard with ST2 and ST3 trim levels with Recaro seats Standard LED signature lighting 18-inch Rado Gray alloy wheels standard Available new 18-inch alloy wheel design with red painted brake calipers Redesigned instrument panel center stack with improved climate controls and new finishes New flat-bottom steering wheel to provide extra leg clearance for the driver Revised ste ...

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, June 16 - June 20

J.D. Power released its Initial Quality Study today, which indicates the number of problems reported per 100 new vehicles. General Motors said in a recent press release that next year’s half-tons will be rated at 12,000 pounds with the 6.2 L V8.

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, June 9 - June 13

It may be Friday the 13th, but nothing unlucky about the new 2015 Mustang online configurator where you can build the Mustang of your dreams. In May, 29,422 large SUV’s were sold in the United States; 75% of those sales were made by GM, not even including the Escalade. A study performed by The Aluminum Association finds that 75% of all new pickup trucks produced in North America will have aluminum bodies by 2025.

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, June 2 - June 6

MINI just released pictures, information and pricing for the all-new 5-door MINI Cooper. McLaren Automotive made a profit for the first time after its third year of car production. The most popular vehicles for the month of May by the number of units sold remains a who’s who of pickups and family sedans. According to a recent Edmunds study, only two out of 10 Americans actually enjoy car shopping. 

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