2017 Mazda MX-5 RF
June 26, 2017

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2017 Mazda MX-5 RF</br>June 26, 2017

Sports cars represent driving fun in its most passionate form, and the Mazda MX-5 has helped bring enjoyment to more than one million enthusiasts around the world since 1989. For 2017, the current MX-5 (Miata) roadster is joined by the MX-5 RF, which stands for Retractable Fastback.

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2018 Volvo XC90
June 5, 2017

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2018 Volvo XC90</br>June 5, 2017

For a near-mainstream automaker, Volvo’s enhanced lineup of Sweden-built vehicles is perhaps surprisingly competitive with better-known and more-popular luxury rivals, such as the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Cadillac XT5.
The 2018 XC60 (due out later this summer) is a five-passenger utility vehicle that represents a new breed of Volvo. It also plays a critical role in the automaker’s increasing global popularity; the previous model accounted for about 30 percent of total sales for the brand.

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq
April 24, 2017

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq</br>April 24, 2017

It has taken the auto industry some time to get serious about gasoline-electric propulsion and challenge Toyota’s supremacy. But in one fell swoop, Hyundai/Kia have literally doubled down on dedicated-hybrid platforms with the all-new Kia Niro wagon and Hyundai Ioniq hatchback. Both shared-platform vehicles are now available in basic hybrid formats, but will eventually be offered as plug-in hybrids or 100-percent-electrified versions, with the latter intended mainly for California buyers.

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2017 Porsche 718 Cayman
March 27, 2017

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2017 Porsche 718 Cayman</br>March 27, 2017

Engines are getting smaller and smaller, but their power levels still seem to keep growing and growing.
One of the best examples is the new Porsche 718 Cayman coupe and its Boxster roadster counterpart that both deliver greater potency, but with two fewer cylinders than before. Many Porsche fans will bemoan the loss of the six-cylinder engines have powered the Cayman since its creation.

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2017 Dodge Challenger GT
February 20, 2017

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2017 Dodge Challenger GT</br>February 20, 2017

For a car that burns the back tires as easily as the Dodge Challenger, a new all-wheel-drive option seems obvious, if not downright necessary.
By driving the front wheels as well as the rears, the car has enough grip to actually be useful when there’s snow on the ground.
The Challenger GT is the first of the pony-car group (that includes the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang) to drive all four wheels. This is indeed groundbreaking, but also incredibly frustratingly as the system is only available with the base V-6 and not with any of the V-8 models, which could really use the traction.

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2017 Genesis G90
January 23, 2017

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2017 Genesis G90</br>January 23, 2017

Lexus, Infiniti and Acura are familiar names and are premium offshoots of Toyota, Nissan and Honda, respectively. Genesis has now been added to that list as a premium offshoot of Hyundai.
Until recently, the Genesis was one of two upper-level Hyundai models and was perched one rung below the Equus. However the Genesis name has been spun into a separate brand. The previous Genesis car is now called the G80 and the Equus is henceforth known as the G90.

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2017 Honda CR-V
December 19, 2016

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2017 Honda CR-V</br>December 19, 2016

Even before the arrival of the new model, the Honda CR-V compact utility vehicle was the most popular of its type in all the land. Its position will be cemented with a new 2017 model that’s larger, more refined and burns less gasoline. Visually, the new fifth-generation CR-V remains recognizable for what it is, even though the redesigned sheetmetal more closely resembles the larger Pilot, especially from the front and sides where bolder fenders figure in a wider, more planted stance.

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2017 Infiniti Q60
November 14, 2016

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2017 Infiniti Q60</br>November 14, 2016

In recent years, coupes such as the Infiniti Q60 have undergone a renaissance of sorts to become a basic requirement for an increasing number of premium automotive brands. And there are more all-new or updated models coming soon.
That’s welcome news for buyers who prefer the sportiness of a two-door model in place of the roominess of a four-door sedan. These are folks wanting something that’s noticeably different in personal-luxury transportation.

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt
November 7, 2016

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt</br>November 7, 2016

The knock against battery-electric cars in general is that they’re expensive, have short ranges, take far too long to charge and, with gasoline prices cheap and stable, are somewhat irrelevant.
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt scratches as least one of those negatives off the list. It has a range of 238 miles, which is more than double that of the Nissan Leaf, and enough for a full week of average daily commutes before a recharge is needed.

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2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
October 31, 2016

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2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack</br>October 31, 2016

Most automakers focus their energy on tall wagons, but Volkswagen also keeps the traditional wagon fires burning with the Sportwagen and the new Alltrack offshoot.
The Alltrack is essentially a Sportwagen that’s modified to be more capable on rough back roads and in sloppy weather conditions. The changes include increasing the ride height by 0.6 of an inch and installing all-wheel-drive and protective body side cladding as part of the vehicle’s standard equipment.

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