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2016 Honda Civic 1.5 Turbo Gets 42 MPG Highway, This Animation Shows How It Works

The 2016 Honda Civic is the car du jour for many reasons, none more important than the 1.5-liter engine. For the first time ever, a turbocharged engine is available in the United States, offering several benefits that range from lower fuel consumption to better performance. The Jetta has been offering a turbo engine for over a year, the 1.8T that ... Read More »

Mazda concept for Tokyo stokes talk of RX sports car’s return

TOKYO — Mazda Motor Corp., which retired the venerable RX-8 sports car in 2012, will stoke speculation about a possible successor with a new sports concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. Mazda describes the design as modern with a “sense of lineage and authenticity, appearing almost to condense Mazda’s entire history of sports car development into a single model.” A ... Read More »

Updated Nissan Sentra, Mitsubishi Mirage, Outlander Sport Due in L.A.

In addition to cars like the 2017 Infiniti QX30 and Hyundai Elantra, the Buick LaCrosse, the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport, a Scion concept car, and the Range Rover Evoque Convertible, the upcoming 2015 Los Angeles auto show will also play host to the introductions of the refreshed Nissan Sentra compact sedan, the updated Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback, and the revised Mitsubishi ... Read More »

Hyundai hunts scantily clad SEMA models with camper Tucson

This Hyundai Tucson “Adventuremobile” is a campers dream. The Treeline Tamarack roof-top tent combined with solar panels will make this the Ritz-Carlton of the forest. ADVENTUREMOBILE TUCSON READY FOR ANYTHING We’ve already seen Hyundai Tucsons lifted and lowered for this year’s SEMA show, but we haven’t seen one you could camp on — until now. John Pangilinan will unveil his tent-topped Tucson on ... Read More »

Supras, NSXs, RX-7s and more! Japanese cars of the 1980s and ’90s shine at new SoCal show

Is it fair to say that the majority of traditional car collectors have yet to acknowledge any Japanese cars as “classic”? Maybe so. But those “traditional” car collectors are missing out. On Sunday, the same people who put on the Japanese Classic Car Show every year in Southern California held a new event for more modern vehicles. They called it ... Read More »

These are the finalists for the 2016 Green Car of the Year award

The Toyota Prius is an obvious choice to be on the list, but the Honda Civic is a surprise. NO DIESELS MADE THE CUT — AND THEY’RE NOT ALL HYBRIDS Green Car Journal recently announced the finalists for its 2016 Green Car of the Year award. Strangely enough, no diesels made the cut, but it’s not all hybrids, either: The gas-powered Honda Civic and Hyundai ... Read More »

Borgward is back with BX7 crossover headed to Frankfurt motor show

The BX7 will make its debut in Frankfurt next week, but it’ll go on sale in China at first.PHOTO BY BORGWARD CHINESE-BUILT SEVEN-SEATER EXPECTED TO START AT $30,000 ONCE IT GETS HOME TO GERMANY Borgward, the German marque which has been on hiatus for a few decades, has revealed its comeback car ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show next week. ... Read More »

Gordon Murray’s MOTIV.e debuts in Tokyo

About the Tokyo Motor Show Gordon Murray, the famous McLaren Formula One and McLaren F1 road car designer, and bike-builder Yamaha unveiled the MOTIV.e at the Tokyo Motor Show. The MOTIV is a hot take on a city car in the vein of the Smart ForTwo and Aston Martin Cygnet. Multiple versions of the MOTIV could be produced, with both ... Read More »

Wacky crossover concept thing debuts at Frankfurt motor show

We knew Nissan was bringing a new take on the Z car to the Frankfurt motor show. Based on the freaky teaser video, we suspected it would be some sort of crossover-type thing. Yet we weren’t really expecting the Nissan Gripz (the “z” is for “Z car,” get it?!), a Maxima-nosed 4X4 concept supposedly inspired by the Safari Rally-winning Datsun ... Read More »

2015 Honda Fit SEMA Project Vehicle Contest Kicks Off

The 2014 SEMA show in Las Vegas is only two months away, and Honda is gearing up for the annual event by demonstrating that the redesigned 2015 Fit is indeed customizable. Launching today on Tumblr, the 2015 Fit SEMA project vehicle program challenges six build teams to modify their own Fit hatchback, which will then be put on display at ... Read More »