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    Official: Lexus boots up early NX configurator
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    Lexus is ramping up to launch its NX luxury compact crossover. Its international website just launched a teaser page for the CUV that shows off the available models and some nifty new photos of the upcoming vehicle on location. The site also includes an early configurator to allow potential ...

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    Study: Has the auto industry hit peak hybrid?
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    Hybrids are known for their great fuel economy and low emissions, but it looks like given current market conditions, only about three percent of new car consumers are willing to pay the premium for them. A new study from IHS/Polk finds that the hybrid market share among overall US auto sales are ...

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    Official: 2015 Honda Fit configurator will let you have it your way
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    Honda has released the online configurator for the all-new, 2015 Fit – a vehicle that was scheduled to launch earlier, but was delayed until this month. As is the case with the rest of the Japanese manufacturer's builders, there's not a lot to this one – pick a trim, transmission ...

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    Official: Alfa Romeo franchises 86 dealers across North America
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    Alfa Romeo's return to North America has been a long time coming, which has given us plenty of time to wonder: Will the now-merged Fiat-Chrysler let Fiat dealers sell Alfas, or will the shapely Italians be available in Maserati dealers? The answer we've been waiting for? Both. Auburn Hills has ...

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    Official: 2015 Hyundai Sonata configurator powers up
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    Eager to get your hands on a new Hyundai Sonata? We could hardly blame you. With more mature styling and better equipment for less than the model that preceded it, the new Sonata makes a compelling case, even in a market segment this competitive that includes such rivals as the Nissan Altima, ...

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    Official: BMW offers xDrive on 2015 2 Series
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    BMW has released its mile-long list of model changes for 2015. It's mostly comprised of tiny tweaks to options packages, pricing or trim colors, but there are a few interesting new features in there too. One thing all buyers will notice is that as of July 1, the company's destination charge ...

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    Report: Minivan market not what it used to be, but margins make up for it
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    Residual values for last year's minivans are higher than they were in 2000. Much like the station wagon was the shuttle of Baby Boomer generation, the minivan has been the primary means of transport for Generations X and Y. Just as the boomers abandoned the Country Squire, though, those kids ...

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    Official: Refreshed 2015 Audi A8 starts at $77,400*
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    Audi definitely made the US wait for the refreshed 2015 A8 and S8. The updated models were first unveiled last summer, but it has taken until June for the revised flagship sedan to reach dealers here. The refreshed A8 line doesn't come cheap, though. Prices are up $2,000 or more over the 2014 ...

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    Official: Hyundai Veloster Re:Flex edition hits showrooms with $21,650* MSRP
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    It's been several months since Hyundai first revealed the Veloster Re:Flex at the Chicago Auto Show. The special-edition of the quirky Korean hatchback features an array of chrome accents and exclusive available Ice Pearl paint along with LED lighting, red or black leather interior, and of course ...

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    Study: Americans hate car shopping so much they'd rather give up sex and do taxes
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    Okay America, this has gotten silly. A new study by Edmunds has revealed what we've always kind of known – people don't like going car shopping. What we didn't realize, though, is why, and what they'd rather do (or not do) to avoid a trip to the dealer. Really, it comes down to the haggle. ...

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    Official: 2015 Corvette Stingray gets new options, colors, Z51-look package
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    The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has already established itself as a legitimate successor to the crown with fantastic performance and dynamic looks. But it's a year old now, and that means it's time for some subtle tweaks to the mix. Pricing information for the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette isn't ...

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    Report: Half of Chinese car buyers won't shop Japanese over hard feelings
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    The hard feelings between China and Japan is no real secret. Besides modern-day disputes, the two countries have had a long-running enmity that dates back to well before the atrocities of World War II. All things considered, then, it shouldn't be a shock that half of Chinese car buyers wouldn't ...

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    Official: Infiniti QX70 drops V8 for 2015, holds line on pricing
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    QX70 was the only application for the 5.0L, making it a tough sell in the boardroom. It was always easy to chuckle a bit at Infiniti's branding of its FX crossover as a "bionic cheetah" – until you drove the thing. It was something of a revelation when it came on the market in late 2002 ...

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    Report: 2015 Honda Fit delayed until June for quality checks
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    If you are looking forward to the launch of the 2015 Honda Fit and can't wait to buy one, we have some bad news. Honda is holding off on sales a little longer to make sure everything is just right. The brand's latest subcompact was originally scheduled to start arriving at dealers this spring, ...

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    Official: 2015 Lincoln Navigator ready to roll for $62,475*
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    Fancy picking up a refreshed Lincoln Navigator? Well, prepare to shell out at least $62,475. That's a whopping increase of $6,310 for the now-EcoBoost-equipped SUV. That's just for the two-wheel-drive Select model, though. Want to drive all four wheels? Better have an extra $3,575 laying around. ...

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    Official: 25th Anniversary Edition Mazda MX-5 Miata sells out in 10 minutes
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    Looking to buy one of the limited-edition 25th Anniversary Mazda MX-5 Miata roadsters? Well, you're too late. According to Mazda, all 100 examples of the darling two-seater have sold out – and it only took 10 minutes. On Tuesday, Mazda opened its pre-order site for the limited-run Miata, ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #381
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    Episode #381 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing and Mike Harley talk about our recent experience with the Nissan Micra and Ford Mustang EcoBoost, Dan has an interview with Phil LeBeau of CNBC about the GM ignition switch recall and NHTSA fine, and we also ...

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    Report: Ford turns Navistar from truck business customer to rival
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    There is a showdown brewing in the medium-duty truck segment next year as Ford prepares to launch its all-new, in-house engineered 2016 F-650 and F-750. It finally marks the end of the Blue Diamond joint venture between Ford and Navistar and, making the two entities direct competitors instead of ...

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    Official: 2015 Subaru Legacy to start at $21,695*
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    Subaru unveiled the 2015 Legacy at this year's Chicago Auto Show, and while the company was happy to tell us all about its new platform and features, it kept pricing a secret until now. The new all-wheel drive sedan arrives at dealers this summer with a starting price of $22,490, which includes ...

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    Video: Chinese man tries to buy car with $16k in coins
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    "Money talks," the old saying goes; and it apparently counts everywhere as it does in the US. A man in China showed up to a car dealer with the US equivalent of $16,000 in coins to buy a new car. Only a foolish dealer would turn away a guaranteed sale. So, they started counting it out, while the ...

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