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Lexus launched in the NX its first twin-scroll turbocharger to its powertrain family at the 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. The all-new Lexus NX compact crossover offers the brand’s first gasoline turbo engine in the NX 200t, a model the company said will balance excellent fuel economy with responsive acceleration and agility. The all-new NX […]

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The new 2015 Honda Fit goes on sale across the U.S. this coming Monday, April 14, and will carry a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $15,525 for the LX trim with 6-speed manual transmission. All Fit models are powered by a more powerful 1.5-liter engine developing 130 horsepower and 114 pound feet of […]

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The all-new 2015 Honda Fit was unveiled today by Honda at the North American International Auto Show. Set to go on sale in the U.S. this spring, Honda said the new Fit is completely redesigned from the ground up. “The Honda Fit is a small car with big aspirations. Faster, more fuel-efficient and more fun, […]

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Many new vehicles now come wih automatic transmissions  known as CVT. This is even more true in hybrid vehicles where they are the dominant transmission choice. But what is a CVT? A continuously variable transmission (CVT) works without any fixed shifting point resulting in a smooth drive at constant traction and engine speed. “With its […]

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Nissan debuted today the all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue CUV, the company’s second-best selling model in the U.S., best-selling model in Canada and one of a family of new Nissan global compact crossovers. The European version, called the Nissan X-TRAIL, made its world debut during a press conference at the Frankfurt Motor Show earlier today. As […]

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Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) announced that the company’s all-new 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage 5-door sub-compact will have a starting MSRP of only $12,995. The company calls its new Mirage the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid gasoline-powered vehicle available in America with an EPA rated fuel economy of 44 mpg highway (CVT-equipped models). The all-new 2014 Mirage […]

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The 2014 Nissan Versa Note, which goes on sale this month at Nissan dealers nationwide, The Versa Note is fourth all-new product to appear in Nissan showrooms in recent months – following the redesigns of Altima, Pathfinder and Sentra. Nissan declared that the dynamic new styling, interior versatility and advanced technology of the Versa Note […]

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The newly redesigned 2013 Nissan Sentra has been named “Most Affordable Compact Sedan of 2013.” After assessing 11 compact sedans equipped with six key features and factoring in five years of fuel costs, the Sentra sits atop the Cars.com list with $730 separating it from the next most affordable car on the list. According to […]

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Torotrak has acquired a 20-percent stake in flywheel hybrid innovator Flybrid Automotive Ltd (formerly Flybrid Systems LLP) with an option to acquire the remaining shares before the end of the calendar year. While both companies are relatively unknown to the public, they are far from new on the hybrid scene. Together, they are involved in […]

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Following its unveil in Detroit, Nissan celebrated last week the Canadian launch of the Versa Note at the Canadian International Auto Show held in Toronto. The second-generation of Versa hatchback will go on sale at Nissan’s U.S. dealerships in June 2013. Each new Versa Note will come equipped with an advanced 1.6-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine […]

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