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With the current generation Lexus ES slowly becoming due for its four-year mid-cycle update, Lexus has revealed that it will debut the newest iteration of the ES at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show later this month; the Japanese luxury brand has released a lone teaser image of the car ahead of its official unveiling.
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GM has recently issued a recall that isn't actually a recall... sort of. The General is bringing back Chevy Trax made between October 13, 2014 through February 3, 2015 (all 2015 designated models) and Buick Encore models made between August 26, 2014 through February 9, 2015 (also all 2015 designated models) totaling a whopping 19,831 models in all. So what's the big issue? Well, nothing. The cars themselves are okay (so far) mechanically speaking. No big engine failures or potential electrical fire hazards. Actually, the issue is that GM didn't put the rim-size information for these trucks on the placards on the cars. No big deal, right? Well, no, and yes. Technically, this violates the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards requirement that states load capacities must be available. The issue isn't for the rims that come with the car from GM, but rather, if the owner were to change the rims on their truck, they may not know what size or load capacity to look for, and may mistakenly get a rim that cannot handle the amount of load necessary, which may result in some serious driving issues.
To avoid all this, GM is going to contact owners of these vehicles and ask them to come back for a free fix of the unlabeled placard and replace it with one that has the correct information on it. GM has not stated when they will begin their recall but owners may contact Buick at 1-800-521-7300 and Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 for more information. Read on for the full report...
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Looking for more performance and off-road capability from your Raptor puchase? Shelby American may have the solution to your needs with the unveiling of a special limited production upgrade suite that is designed to bring out the Raptor's full potential.
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In terms of model years, very few sports cars ever make it to old age. Brand image changes, budgetary constraints, gas-guzzling taxes, cooperate outlooks, designers being poached by other companies; there is a multitude of factors working against the idea of longevity amongst automotive models. Sure, every now and then there is the occasional Corvette or Porsche 911 that hangs around for more than half a century, or the namesake of some cars will live a long time, but the cars themselves deviate so far from their original roots they might as well be different cars altogether. More often than not, making it past ten years is an amazing feat, and keeping true to its original intentions is even more of an accomplishment for any car, never mind the constantly evolving, heavily competitive sports car market. That being said, the Mazda MX-5 (formally known as the Miata) has quietly logged 26 years of history and stayed surprisingly close to its parent company's original plans for it.
Following numerous rumors suggesting a formal reboot of its mothballed Lagonda brand, Aston Martin appeared to officially hint that such a move is possible in a statement released to multiple press outlets.
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In a supervise move, MINI has chosen to unveil a new concept but whereas many auto manufacturers use the occasion to unveil an advanced car, MINI has chosen to unveil an advanced set of "augmented eyewear" that aims to improve driver vision and safety.
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Dismissing persistent rumors of the Italian sports car maker building a cheaper entry model sports car offering, the company has passionatly dismissed such claims, revealing that it does not have any immediate plans at offering a model that would be in the entry-level segment.
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I've been a sports guy all my life, and when I was younger I was very passionate about playing basketball. Over a number of years the sport transformed me from a shy kid with no self-esteem into a committed athlete who took the court with a great deal of pride and self-confidence.
In an announcement released earlier this week, Jaguar has revealed that it intends to formally unveil the production version of its upcoming F-Pace CUV at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, a big step that would see the F-Pace ultimately serve as the first-ever CUV entry fielded by the company in its ongoing quest to obtain more sales in untapped market segments.
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By now, just about anyone in the automotive world has heard rumors of the next NSX. We have all had not one, not two, not three, but now four rounds of revival rumors since its sad departure in 2005. There was a single-cam 3.5-liter V6 powering one version, a high-revving V10 powering another, and they both were scrapped over the course of Acura's modeling, and remodeling, the NSX. Natural aspiration, electric, and forced induction have all made cameos in Acura's plan for their halo car, and, at last, there seems to be a final verdict on just what the next NSX will be.
Following the recent industry trend of downsizing its engine offerings, Hyundai has revealed that its range-topping Genesis sedan will ditch the familiar 5.0-liter Tau V8 in lieu of an all-new twin turbocharged V6 that promises better fuel economy and performance for luxury buyers turned off by the V8's poor fuel economy figures.
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