A More Affordable Tesla? Yes, in 2017

The Tesla Model S has shared huge success over the last few years. While the vehicle has an impressive combination of technology and efficiency, it has always had one downside: the price. According to Electrek, that’s all about to change as Tesla hints at a more affordable Model 3 sedan.

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Farewell to the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200

In a recent presentation of the five year plan for the company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne noted a permanent shift in market demand for trucks and utility vehicles. As a result, the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200 will be phased out, according to Autoblog.

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Outgoing Honda Ridgeline’s High Retention Sets Bar for its Successor

At the recent 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, there was much anticipation regarding whether Honda would be able to best its successes from 2015. Last year proved to be huge for the Honda brand in the United States as it set a new calendar year record for light truck sales with 661,188 deliveries, a nearly 12% improvement over prior year. In order to continue its sales push, however, the automaker will need to revitalize its Ridgeline nameplate, which is exactly what it set out to do in Detroit this year.

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MINI Continues Brand Overhaul with New Clubman ALL4

The MINI's Cooper lineup is never short on options. Offered in a variety of body styles from Coupe to Countryman, MINI aims to offer a fun experience for all drivers. The most recent newcomer to the stage is the MINI Clubman ALL4, which was unveiled earlier this week.  

 

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Lexus LC 500 Makes Bold Statement for Lexus’ Future

The Lexus LF-LC started as an idea — a concept meant to showcase the seamless integration of luxury and performance that was never intended for production. Since its debut four years ago, it has garnished so much interest that Lexus had no choice but to move forward with a production version. Last week at the North American International Auto Show, the LC 500 made its anticipated debut.  Retaining as much of the concept as possible resulted in a shift of not only the engineering process, but the design ideology as well. 

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The New Flagship of Lincoln: 2017 Lincoln Continental

At last year’s North American International Auto Show, Lincoln shocked the press corps with their Continental Concept. Hopes have been high for the premium marque as Lincoln looks to re-establish itself as a luxury contender. The 2017 Lincoln Continental was revealed this past week at this year’s show, amplifying the flagship’s 2015 debut buzz.

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Honda Ridgeline Makes its Return to the Pickup World

 
Two years after exiting the pickup truck market, Honda is back. Yesterday at the Detroit Auto Show, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline was revealed with a bold new design.

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Will the 2017 Acura NSX Present the Same Value Proposition as its Predecessor?

Acura recently released pricing information for its much anticipated 2017 NSX and unsurprisingly the supercar will carry a lofty price tag to match its high expectations. Pricing will start at $157,800, including destination, but those looking for all the trimmings will have to pony up $207,500. While the newest NSX is certainly a vehicle only afforded by individuals with deep pockets, it is important to remember the original model wasn’t exactly cheap either despite having a much lower MSRP. What made the previous generation NSX particularly special, however, was its ability to hold its value over the years, which is something the new NSX will try to duplicate in addition to meeting its obvious design and performance goals.

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Meet the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Mercedes- Benz is in the process of adopting its new design language across its lineup. Consumers have gotten a taste of the new look thanks to several vehicles like the C and S-Class. According to Autoblog, the tenth generation E-Class has been leaked before its official debut at the Detroit Auto Show next week. 

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Korean Automakers’ Rental Penetration Levels not a Red Flag

Last week, Automotive News published an interesting piece analyzing changes in the rental market over the past few years. The article concluded that as domestic automakers General Motors and Ford Motor Company have lowered sales to rental fleets, Asian brands led by Hyundai and Kia from South Korea have stepped in to fill the gap with increased fleet deliveries of their own. A deeper dive, however, reveals that although the Koreans’ current rental penetration is higher than it was a few years ago, it is fairly modest by Korean standards over the past decade.

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