VW Phaeton Delayed Again, Will Be Electric

The fallout from Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal is still in full force. The Volkswagen Group has begun a massive cost-cutting program that has already had some effects.  According to Motor Authority, the Phaeton, which was already delayed once, has seen another setback and will most likely arrive in 2020. 

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Subaru Unveils Sleek New Impreza Concept

Yesterday, at the LA Auto Show, Subaru announced the all-new Impreza concept. The new design language, named Dynamic x Solid, is the first example of Subaru’s next-generation modular platform.

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Analysis: BMW i8 Offers Value and Performance

In 2011, the BMW i8 Concept plug-in hybrid electric vehicle was unveiled at the International Motor Show Germany and featured in the blockbuster film, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. With its futuristic design and bold color scheme, the car was truly a sight to be seen; however, as the electric supercar was the product of the automaker’s nascent BMW i division, it remained to be seen if the car had the substance to match its style.

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Volkswagen Diesel Price Update — Week 6

Gas-powered Jetta and Passat prices for model years 2011-2013 have generally fallen by amounts similar to those of their respective segments. Six weeks post-notice of violation, 2011-2013 gas-powered Jetta prices declined by a range of 5% – 10% compared to the four week period prior to the EPA’s NOV. During the same period, compact car prices overall fell by an average of 4%.

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Dodge Viper ACR Sets 13 Production Car Lap Records

Performance benchmarks have changed in the past few years. Horsepower has been replaced by lap times and it’s pushing overall performance to the extreme. Setting a fast lap of the Nürburgring has become the gold standard and Dodge is looking for its shot to take the throne.

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Revealed: An Even Lighter Mazda MX-5 Miata

As if Mazda's all-new roadster wasn't light enough, this is what happens when a study of lightness is taken to the extreme.

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Volkswagen Emissions Issue Update – Week 5

Regarding wholesale auction prices, not much has changed compared to last week. Gas-powered Jetta and Passat prices for model years 2011-2013 have fallen by amounts similar to those of their respective segment. In the five most recent weeks post-issue, 2011-2013 gas-powered Jetta prices declined by a range of 4.2% – 9.2%. During this same period compact car segment prices were down by an average of 3.2% – 3.9%. Similar to the Jetta, 2012 – 2013 gas-powered Passat prices have declined by 1.9% – 6.8%, whereas average midsize car prices declined by 3.1% – 3.8%.

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Porsche Macan GTS Adds Power and Style

Porsche’s Macan, a compact utility vehicle (CUV), is quickly becoming a hot luxury market commodity. It’s a fantastic mixture of sporty and practical, at a lower price point than its bigger sibling, Cayenne. In an effort to continue strong sales and attract new buyers, Porsche announced the new Macan GTS yesterday. 

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Review: 2015 Chrysler 300C AWD

While crossovers might be an industry sales success, Chrysler's largest sedan is a welcome option to buyers who prefer a lower center of gravity without giving up the reassurance of all-wheel drive in inclement weather.

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Acura Drops Tech Specs for 573 Horsepower NSX

The Acura NSX has seemed more like a fantasy than reality for the past few years. What started as a magnificent return to the sports car world, turned into a parade of seemingly endless concept cars with no concrete production dates. The fairytale is finally coming true as Acura announced the complete specs for the 2017 NSX this week. 

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