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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Ford Gains Approval to Test Autonomous Cars in California

Ford is on a roll this week! After making Fortune’s Blue Ribbon list earlier in the week, the team is at it again securing a permit to test its self-driving vehicles in California. Ford announced on Tuesday, that it will be testing a Fusion Hybrid as the race for autonomous technology heats up. 

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Ford Takes Home Fortune’s Blue Ribbon Award

Being a part of the Fortune 500 list is no small deed. Making several of Fortunes list’s is an even bigger feat. The Blue Ribbon award is a premium designation representing the best of the best and companies that are “firing on all cylinders”. Today the Ford Motor Company announced it is one of the prestigious companies receiving the Blue Ribbon. 

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2016 Mazda CX-9 May See a Value Retention Boost

At the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show a few weeks ago, Mazda Motor Corporation President and CEO Masamichi Kogai revealed the brand’s newest-generation CX-9 model, a seven passenger crossover. It was a celebration of sorts as the three-row crossover is the final model in the product lineup to transition to Mazda’s Kodo design language. Resultantly, the unveiling was the completion of a shift to a new era for the company with a new look and array of SkyActiv technologies. Thus far, the transformation has had a positive effect on the brand’s portfolio, but to get a sense of how one-year value retention may improve for the 2016 CX-9, we will analyze the company’s three highest-volume models, the CX-5, Mazda3 and Mazda6 during the periods each model was updated.

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2016 Porsche Boxster and Cayman Receive ‘718’ Moniker

In 1957, Porsche built a four-cylinder open cockpit racecar dubbed the ‘718’. It claimed a class win and overall third place at Le Mans, as well as several other podium finishes. Fast forward nearly 50 years and Porsche has plans to revive the moniker.

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Volkswagen Diesel Price Update — Week 11

Wholesale auction prices of 2.0-liter diesel engine Volkswagen Jettas and Passats — the most voluminous of those involved in the automaker’s well-publicized emissions violation issue — have fallen by approximately 13% to 16% since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its initial notice of violation (NOV) mid-September. 

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BMW i8 Gets Spyder Variant

BMW is approaching its 100 year anniversary in 2016. As the company prepares for celebrations, it also has something special planned to mark the milestone. As Motor Authority reports, a new BMW i8 Spyder Concept will be previewed at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show. 

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