Lexus RX L 3-row SUV to debut at 2017 LA Auto Show

Talk of a Lexus crossover SUV with third-row seats dates back quite a few years. Lexus even rolled out a concept previewing such a model as early as the 2003 New York International Auto Show, the HPX. Lexus put off a production version, though, deeming the segment too mainstream for a luxury player. Instead, it offered its rugged GX and LX body-on-frame SUV...

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Mazda 6 finally gets Mazda’s 2.5-liter turbo engine

The Mazda 6 is finally getting the performance shove it's handsome, segment-leading looks deserve. Mazda will unveil an updated Mazda 6 at this month's 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, and among the updates made to the car is the fitment of a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4. This is the same engine in the Mazda CX-9, where it delivers 250 horsepower...

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Hyundai SUV onslaught will include diesel, electric and fuel cell models

Hyundai's been caught out by the consumer shift to SUVs and pickup trucks, and this is reflected in the automaker's sales which in the first half of the year are down nearly 11 percent compared to an overall market decline of only 2.9 percent. The picture is much bleaker when you focus solely on Hyundai's sedans. In response, Hyundai is...

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Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro promises F1-like track times

Aston Martin's Valkyrie is already pushing the limits of car design but there's a more powerful, more hardcore version coming, and it's set to rewrite the rule book on the performance potential of road car-based track specials. The track-only version of Aston Martin's hypercar will be called the Valkyrie AMR Pro, and based on...

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BMW X7 to spawn ultra-posh coupe-like X8?

BMW showed the X7 iPerformance concept at this year Frankfurt motor show, previewing the brand's all-new three-row X7 SUV. However, the concept could birth a second derivative in the form of an ultra-luxurious X8 with a coupe-like design. BMW's head of development, Klaus Fröhlich, didn't confirm plans for an X8 SUV in an Autocar report published on...

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Mercedes-AMG lets you say it with puddle lamps

Here in the States, we have a fascination with car badging. We want others to know the make and model of our cars. Automakers allow you to shout this from the roadways with badging, decals, and now all sorts of lighting options. Mercedes-Benz offers a giant lighted star for the nose of its vehicles, so the look-at-my-brand game can continue well into the...

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Engineer buys Ford Shelby Cobra Concept he helped develop

Many engineers have the opportunity to see their concept cars evolve from sketch to clay to production vehicle, but, alas, not every concept finds its way to a dealership showroom. Unfortunately, that was the case for the 2004 Ford Shelby Cobra Concept. However, one engineer who helped develop the Shelby Cobra Concept, Chris Theodore, potentially...

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