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February 25, 2015 • Autos

2015 Honda Civic Sedan Proves Good Things Can Come in Small Packages

Compact cars are just not as popular in North America as they are with car buyers around the globe. Midsize sedans dominate car sales in the U.S., but globally cars like the Honda Civic are top sellers; after a week in the 2015 Honda Civic Sedan it is easy to see why it is No. 1 …

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February 17, 2015 • Autos

2015 Toyota Tundra 1794 Rides High in the Saddle

I finally got to spend some quality time in the ranch version of the 2015 Toyota Tundra 1794 full-size pickup. That name was chosen by Toyota to honor the year the ranch was founded where the truck manufacturing plant now sits in San Antonio, Texas. The 1794 edition is positioned squarely against Ford’s King Ranch models and …

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February 11, 2015 • Autos

2015 Acura TLX All About the Drive – and the Driver

Rounding out its new lineup of “X marks the spot” vehicles, Acura has delivered the new TLX as its midsize sports sedan replacement. TLX succeeds the TL as well as the TSX and lines up between the ILX and RLX models. It is powered by choice of four- or six-cylinder engines backed by new eight- …

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February 6, 2015 • Autos

2015 Mazda CX-9 Is Still a Winner

When Mazda first launched its flagship crossover utility, dubbed CX-9, it took what was then a radical approach to designing CUVs by adding, of all things, a third row. This quickly helped the CX-9 garner such high honors as North American Truck/Utility of the Year and Motor Trend Sport Utility of the Year and has …

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February 2, 2015 • Autos

2015 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X Pickup is Comfortable, Yet Oh So Capable

When initially developing the latest generation Frontier pickup, Nissan chose “More” as its marketing mantra – more size, more power, more off-road capability, more towing and cargo capacity and more comfort and utility. More size put Frontier squarely in the new middle-sized class of pickups that feature performance figures rivaling those found in full-size pickups …

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January 26, 2015 • Autos

2015 Toyota Camry Even More of a Good Thing

The Toyota Camry has been the best-selling car in America for 12 years and for the 2015 Toyota Camry model year, Toyota decided it needed to up its game with the midsize sedan. Engineers and designers set out to make the best handling and most comfortable Camry yet while also updating styling and addressing the …

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January 21, 2015 • Autos

2015 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Reports for Duty

Although it may seem like the Ram (formerly Dodge) truck division of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Corporation has been serious about competing against the likes of Chevy and Ford pickups in recent years, the brand’s off-roading heritage goes back to the waning days of WWII and a purpose-built ¾-ton military truck known as Power Wagon.

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January 14, 2015 • Autos, Events

2015 North American International Auto Show Photo Gallery

There was so much to see and do at the annual North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week. Press days precede the official opening of the show to the public which runs Jan. 17-25 this year. Automakers from around the globe bring their newest production cars, trucks, SUVs, CUVs, EVs and just about …

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January 14, 2015 • Autos

Ford Wows Detroit with new GT Supercar at NAIAS

Ford Motor Company stole the Detroit Motor Show this year with the introduction of the GT Supercar that Ford says it will build next year. Carbon Fiber body and 600+ horsepower. For more information on the next Ford GT, see our story from NAIAS.

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January 14, 2015 • Autos

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Video from NAIAS

The third vehicle debuted at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit was the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor which will utilize the aluminum construction found in the new 2015 F-150 and the Raptor will see a new beefy next-generation EcoBoost engine and new 10-speed automatic transmission. For more information see our story from the show.

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January 14, 2015 • Autos, Gear Bits

Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang Video from NAIAS

Ford debuted the new Shelby GT350R Mustang at the auto show in Detroit this week. Ford said they designed this car with “everything you need, nothing you don’t” in referring to the track-readiness of the new GT350R. For more information see our post from the show.

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January 13, 2015 • Autos

Cadillac Debuts 200MPH 2016 CTS-V

Cadillac took the stage in Detroit to debut its most powerful production vehicle in its 112-year history, the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V performance sedan. Cadillac’s president Johan de Nysschen said this new car is meant to go for the jugular of its European competitors and that Cadillac is not just in it to compete but to …

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January 13, 2015 • Autos

Lincoln Debuts All-New MKX in Detroit

Lincoln Motor Company (still a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company) took the world stage Tuesday morning to shows its all-new MKX luxury midsize crossover utility vehicle. While not calling it at 2016 model, the next MKX will boast a choice of V-6 powertrains including the new 330hp turbocharged EcoBoost 2.7-liter V-6 and two new available …

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January 13, 2015 • Autos

Alfa Romeo Debuts New 4C Spider at NAIAS

While the Fiat Chrysler Automobile group did not host a bevvy of press conferences at the big auto show in Detroit this year, it was represented by one of its small brands Alfa Romeo with the debut of the all-new 2015 4C Spider. The new model is said to build on the brand’s legendary racing …

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January 13, 2015 • Autos

Acura Debuts Production Unit NSX…Finally

Acura used the world’s stage known as the North American International Auto Show to premiere its production version of the next NSX Supercar. Twenty-five years after the launch of the first generation, Acura says the new car will feature a Sport Hybrid Power Unit (AKA gas/electric engine) mounted midship and mated to a new 9-speed …

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January 13, 2015 • Autos

Hyundai Debuts New Sonata Hybrid Sedans and Santa Cruz Crossover Concept Truck

Hyundai took the stage Monday afternoon showing the 2016 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid sedans and surprised attendees at the Detroit Motor Show press days by rolling out the Santa Cruz Concept Truck aimed at Urban Adventurers. The Sonata models boast improved hybrid technology while Santa Cruz features its own eco-friendly powertrain in the form …

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January 12, 2015 • Autos

Nissan Unveils New Titan Pickup in Detroit, Now With a Diesel

Nissan has been promising a new fullsize pickup for some time and they finally have taken the wraps off the next-generation Nissan Titan that will also see a diesel engine offered under the hood. At the Detroit Motor Show, Nissan unveiled the new truck including the XD version outfitted with a new Cummins 5.0-liter V-8 …

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January 12, 2015 • Autos, News

Chevrolet Introduces Next Volt and New Bolt at NAIAS

Chevrolet unveiled its electric future at the Detroit Auto Show today, showing journalists the next-generation extended range electric vehicle Volt and an all-new electric vehicle to be named Bolt. Volt extends its EV operating range by 31 percent and the new Bolt EV concept is said to eliminate range anxiety by delivering up to 200 …

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January 12, 2015 • Autos, News

Ford Debuts F-150 Raptor, Shelby GT350R and new GT Supercar

Ford Motor Company wowed the journalists in attendance at its press conference at the North American International Auto Show today by debuting three significant new vehicles, two based off current production models and one “dream” car. Shown in Detroit were the F-150 Raptor, Mustang Shelby GT350R and the GT that Ford CEO Mark Fields says …

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January 11, 2015 • Autos, Events

The Buick Avenir Concept: A Flagship That Explores Technology and Comfort

Avenir means “future” in French, and that is what’s being showcased in the Buick Avenir Concept. No, this isn’t a model that you’ll necessarily be able to buy any time soon, but the technology and eye-catching design found in the Avenir will likely find their way into future or existing flagship models.

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January 11, 2015 • Autos

North American International Auto Show Preview

Detroit. Rock City. Motown. Motor City. Home of the North American International Auto Show and that is where GearDiary is taking you this week as we cover media days at the granddaddy of motor shows in the U.S. Over the next two days, automakers from around the globe will be showing off their newest, coolest, …

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