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Mazda CX-5 to Debut at Frankfurt Auto Show

Mazda has just started to release details on its newest affordable compact SUV, the Mazda CX-5, which is set to debut at the Frankfurt auto show in September. The CX-5 will be smaller in stature than the Mazda CX-7, and Mazda says in a press release that, “The CX-5 is the first of a new generation of Mazda products that will adopt the full range of Mazda’s breakthrough SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and new design theme, ‘KODO - Soul of Motion.’” SkyActiv ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Auto Shows, New Cars, Mazda

2012 Scion iQ to Start at $15,995

This week, automotive journalists headed to California for a preview of the 2012 Scion iQ, a small coupe that resembles the Smart ForTwo. The 2012 Scion iQ will start at $15,995, including destination charges. The iQ’s market debut is behind schedule. “The Scion iQ was initially supposed to make its American debut this summer, but first supply issues and then the March 11 earthquake pushed the iQ’s launch back further,” says Motor Trend. “But Toyota was able ... continue reading»

Tags: New Cars, Chatter, Scion iQ, Model News

2012 Mini Coupe Pricing Released

With the all-new Mini Cooper Countryman added for 2011, Mini has already made significant changes to its lineup. There are even more updates in the works. Yesterday, the automaker released pricing data for the 2012 Mini Coupe, and rumor has it that Mini will produce a five-door hatchback as well. According to Autoblog, “a pair of suicide doors will be available on the upcoming third-generation model to allow easier access to the rear seats while allowing the Mini to take ... continue reading»

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2012 BMW M5 Revealed

Performance-minded shoppers who’ve been eyeing cars like the Audi S6 and the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG just got some new eye candy, as BMW released preliminary specs on the new 2012 M5 today. Under the hood, the automaker decided to make some significant changes compared to the 2010 model. “BMW is eschewing a naturally aspirated powerplant in the new M5, whose high-revving roots date to the 1980s, in favor of a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 pushing out about 552 hp ... continue reading»

Tags: News, New Cars, Audi S6, BMW M5, Mercedes Benz E63 AMG

2011 Hyundai Equus: Is Luxury Defined by Brand?

During my week with the 2011 Hyundai Equus, I was curious what others thought of it. The Equus comes in two trim levels that are loaded with standard features, but no options. Our base Signature model came with nearly every bell and whistle imaginable. I was pulling into a Georgetown garage when a construction worker yelled, “I’ve seen that thing in the garage, how much does it cost?” When I told him it was $58,000 and showed him ... continue reading»

Tags: Test Drives, New Cars, Mercedes Benz S Class, Hyundai Equus

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