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2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake will soon be available in the United States

The automotive world is intensely competitive given the growing number of players, but the British car manufacturer is adamantly holding on to its spot. The 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake, priced at $70,450 will soon be joining Volvo V90 and and Mercedes-Benz E-Class in the battle for the best luxury wagon--- both in the US and the rest of North America.

Bearing the price tag of $71,445 inclusive of destination charge, Jaguar’s new luxury estate wagon will be head to head with Volvo’s $49,950-$55,950 V90 as well as Mercedes Benz’s $62,300 E-Class in this tough competition.

While the XF Sportbrake is significantly pricier than the XF sedan (which carries a starting price of $47,775), the S-specced, all-wheel drive wagon has been armed with additional cargo space, a sunroof and a 380hp 3.0 liter supercharged V6 engine. Its trunk capacity is at 20cu.ft which is expandable up to 60 cu.ft. when the seats are folded.

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2018 BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo (GT) to arrive in the US in the fall with starting price of $69,700

Goodbye to the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo and say hello to the all-new 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo. BMW has finally announced the impending arrival of the new 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo, its highly distinctive and highly luxurious four-seater with coupe-inspired aerodynamic design.

The Bavarian manufacturer will have the all-new 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo available in the US this fall exclusively as a BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo model.

According to BMW, the all-new 2018 6-Series Gran Turismo (GT) has a starting price of $69,700 plus $995 in Destination and Handling charges.

Read the entire article 2018 BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo (GT) to arrive in the US in the fall with starting price of $69,700

2018 Subaru Crosstrek pricing announced

Thinking of getting a Subaru Crosstrek? You’re probably thinking that by getting yourself the 2018 model year, you’ll then have to spend a lot more compared to the previous year model. But we have some good news that will prove you wrong. Subaru had just announced that the 2018 Crosstrek, which will arrive this summer, will just cost $140 more than last year’s model. The compact crossover will have a starting price of $22,710, which already includes the destination fee. Not bad, Subaru!

The 2018 Crosstrek 2.0i will be equipped with a 2.0-liter flat four-cylinder engine under the hood that produces 152 horsepower (113 kilowatts), compared to the previous model that gave out only 148 horsepower (110 kilowatts). This will be paired with a six-speed manual, but a CVT is also available, which features the X-Mode off-road traction tech and Hill Descent Control, but will cost $1,000 more. We expect that most US buyers will opt for the CVT instead of the standard transmission.

The all-wheel-drive will be getting a longer wheelbase with 1.2 inches more than that of the previous model, but the overall length is only up by 0.6 inch. This increases the rigidity of the utilized body structure by over 70 percent.

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First ever US-spec 2017 Honda Civic Type R sold for $200,000

How much do you reckon someone would pay to own the first ever 2017 Honda Civic Type R? Last week, Honda collaborated with an online auction site, Bring a Trailer to sell its very first US spec Civic Type R. It came out wearing an Aegean Blue Metallic paint paired with black wheels, and covered in red details, with a VIN number 01. T Eight days later, on 15th of June, the Civic Type R has finally been awarded to someone.

The said model had a going price of $200,000, and by far is the new most expensive Honda Civic ever auctioned. As you know, Honda has been supporting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation since 1991, and all the proceeds from this particular sale will go to charity.

Senior Vice President of American Honda Motor Co, Jeff Conrad talked about how much fun the company thought it would have to give one very lucky customer the first of its kind vehicle in the U.S. while aiding the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, which was created to find a cure for brain tumors in children.

Read the entire article First ever US-spec 2017 Honda Civic Type R sold for $200,000

For those who are excited to purchase the new 2018 VW Tiguan compact crossover, here is the good news. You can now start planning your budget for the 2018 VW Tiguan as it is set to arrive in dealerships in summer 2017, with four models to choose from: Tiguan S, Tiguan SE, Tiguan SEL and Tiguan SEL Premium.

Interested buyers with a tight budget could get the new VW Tiguan S. The front-wheel drive version of the Tiguan S – powered as standard by a four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0L TSI engine – has a starting price of $25,345. For those who prefer an all-wheel drive unit, the Tiguan TSI S 4Motion -- powered by the same engine -- is available starting at $26,645.

Both versions of the Tiguan S feature -- as standard – feature halogen headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) as well as LED taillights. Riding on 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, the Tiguan S is provided with a rearview camera, heated side mirrors and black roof rails. As standard, the interior of the Tiguan S is fitted with cloth seating with an upscale Rhombus pattern as well as a 6.5-inch Composition Color touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity for compatible devices. Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect for compatible devices is also standard.

Read the entire article 2018 VW Tiguan to arrive in the US this summer, priced as low as $25,345

The current generation of the Ford Focus will be axed next year as the new-generation 2018 Ford Focus RS will take its place, and this is sort of a good news - bad news situation. The bad news is that CarsDirect disclosed that the next-gen 2018 Focus RS is priced from $41,995- an increase of $5,000 compared to its 2017 model. It costs more than a Mustang GT premium and is priced much higher than the 2017 Honda Civic Type R's expected $35,000 price tag. But on a positive note, the extra $5,000 will give you an extremely well-armed RS.

If the disclosed price is in any way true, it will be $5,000 more expensive than the standard price of the current-gen Focus RS which demands only $36,995 (including $875 for destination cost). This sudden increase in price might seem shocking, but this 2018 Ford Focus will be released as a limited-edition model that will be well-equipped for the new model year. The hot hatch will have the RS2 package, which is set as an option on the current model for an added $2,785.

The package flaunts a heated, leather-bound Recaro seats paired with 8-way power adjustment for the driver, heated exterior mirrors and 3-spoke steering wheel and will also have a voice-activated navigation system. There's more, as there will be a carbon-fiber trim meant for door handles, handbrake lever and the bezel found around the boost gauge.

Read the entire article 2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition has starting price of $41,995

The 2017 Honda Civic Type R will be the first ever Civic Type R that will be offered to U.S. consumers. Now it is only fitting that the very first of these Type Rs made as a US-spec model will go under the auction hammer for charity. This auction at the Bring a Trailer website will last for 8 days and will end on June 15. The clock is ticking; so have a go at it, bidders.

Loyal followers of the Honda Civic Type R have been waiting a long time to get their hands on the hot hatch since it was revealed for the United States around 2015. Like any dynamic automobiles that is on high demand, the Japanese automaker channeled their inner benevolence by offering their first Civic Type R at the Bring A Trailer website.

Bearing the VIN number 01, the Civic Type R will be set on a bidding war starting June 07 of this year with all the final proceeds benefiting the organization that the Japanese automaker has been supporting since 1991- the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The said auction will be held for 8 days. Jeff Conrad, Vice President at American Honda Motor Co., said that the Civic Type R has long been seen as the desired object for car enthusiasts in the U.S., and they planned that it would be fun to offer one lucky customer a chance of bringing home the first of its kind Civic R in the US.

Read the entire article First US-bound 2017 Honda Civic Type R is up for grabs at ‘Bring A Trailer’ auction

2017 Civic Type R is currently Honda’s hottest and most trending model, and fans are eagerly waiting for its arrival. For the past few months, people have been waiting patiently for information regarding the price of this Japanese rocket. And recently, folks from CivicX.com have released a photo of what seems to be a legitimate window sticker showing the Type R’s base price – a whopping $33,900.

The photo sure looks like the real deal and it shows that there are no optional items (just like the previous Honda Civic Type R models) for the Type R but specifies a $875 “destination and handling” charge as the only additional fee. Buyers will have to pay a total of $34,775 to get a hold of this Japanese rocket. It’s like paying an additional $10,000 premium over the Honda Civic Si.

While the amount falls on the estimated mid-$30,000 range, there are still some who find that this amount is too much for a Honda Civic, regardless of it being a powerful Type R. For the said amount, you can actually get a two-year old BMW M235 coupe complete with its factory warranty except that it can’t get you your dose of adrenaline rush at the Nurburgring with a lap time of 7 minutes and 43 seconds – the current track record of Type R front-wheel-drive vehicles.

Read the entire article Leaked: 2017 Honda Civic Type R starting price is set at $33,900

Enthusiasts know that in the automotive world, beauty (and power) always comes with a price – a very big price, at that. The Lamborghini Centenario is an example. Considering its beauty and power, the Centenario has a right for an expensive price tag. It gets more expensive when you factor in its exclusivity as only 40 examples will be available worldwide. Twenty units of this exclusive hypercar come as coupes, while the other twenty are convertibles. Come to think of it, with its price and a limited number of units available [worldwide], it will be quite rare to spot any one of these in just any ordinary neighborhood.

Last May, we’ve learned of the whereabouts of one Centenario, which is apparently flaunting its stunning bare carbon fiber exterior featuring blue accents in California – and our first time to spot the car not in is usual carbon fiber and yellow finish. Now, just a few weeks from this first sighting, two more examples have been spotted in the stateside. Photos of the said vehicles have already circulated online, leaving us jaw-slacked by its beauty.

The first of the latest two examples comes in Nuovo Giallo Orion yellow finish with carbon fiber accents – yet again, forgoing its usual carbon fiber body. The said majestic creation landed into U.S. soil just a few months after the first sighting, and it was delivered fresh to Lamborghini Beverly Hills to await its owner.

Read the entire article Two new Lamborghini Centenarios have landed on US soil

The much-hyped 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon certainly has attracted a lot of attention, and possibly many potential buyers. Now, here is good news for interested customers: Dodge has finally revealed how much they have to shell out just to get a new unit of the Challenger SRT Demon.

According to Dodge, the Challenger SRT Demon could be availed at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $84,995, which already includes a $1,700 gas guzzler tax. However, this amount doesn’t include $1,095 in destination charges. At this price, a customer already has access to a number of standard features distinct to brand’s performance halo. Moreover, all customers are treated to a one full-day session at Bob Bondurant School of High-performance Driving (Chandler, Arizona), which is the Official High-performance Driving School of Dodge/SRT.

The new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Demon V8 engine that delivers – as standard 808 horsepower of max output and 717 lb.-ft. of peak torque – as mated to TorqueFlite 8HP90 eight-speed automatic transmission. Brembo lightweight high-performance brake system with two-piece rotors and SRT Demon-tuned three-mode Adaptive Damping Suspension (ADS) are also provided. Its lightweight aluminum wheels (18 x 11 inches) are wrapped in 315/40R18 street-legal drag radial tires.

Read the entire article 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has price of $84,995 with juicy options at $1

The Italian sports car Lamborghini revealed the first ever magnificent Centenario around the year 2016 at the Geneva Motor Show. And even though the Lamborghini Aventador SV and Centenario have a brooding similarity when it comes to performance, the Centenario was pretty much still a hit to loyal Lamborghini fans and car enthusiasts worldwide. Now a Lamborghini Centenario has arrived in the U.S., particularly at Newport Beach located in Costa Mesa, California. While it is the first ever Centenario to step on American land, it won’t be the last.

Largely based on the Lamborghini Aventador SV, the dashing Centenario utilizes the same 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 that will produce around 759hP (565 kW) and pure 508 lb-ft (688 Newton Meters) of torque, allowing the sports car to reach around 60 miles per hour (96 km per hours) needing only 2.8 seconds to do the job. Nevertheless, the top speed of the Centenario is limited to around 217 mph (349 kmh). The said horsepower is only 20hp more powerful than its predecessor, but the Centenario is considered a tad lighter due to its carbon fiber body. The Centenario weighs at an estimated 3,350 lbs (1,519 kg).

The Italian automaker claimed that performance-wise, the Centenario is more dominant compared to SV but not on a large scale. Only 40 units of the Lamborghini Centenario worth around $1.9 million each will be manufactured and sold globally. Specifically, there will be 20 coupes and 20 convertibles produced to celebrate the 100th birthday of founder Ferrucio Lamborghini, who was born on April 28, 1916. The swanky sports car that was delivered in the US flaunted its awesome bare carbon fiber exterior paired with blue accents to contrast its dark paint.

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Amid reports that major rival Volkswagen would cease producing 2016 and 2017 model year diesel cars following the wake of the "Dieselgate" scandal, it’s believed that Chevrolet sees its opportunity and seeks to take advantage of it.

With Volkswagen allegedly put on the sidelines, Chevrolet aims to be one of the main sources of compact diesels. So it’s with this environment that the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze arrives. And the good news is that it will be equipped with packages that raise its convenience factor as well as its sportier aesthetic and performance.

2018 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel has some new improvements that will come across as great news for loyal followers and car enthusiasts alike. The promising vehicle is considered as one of the most cost-effective non hybrid automobiles found in the US Market to date. The Chevrolet Cruze Diesel manual also boasts of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rating of an impressive 52 miles per gallon highway, 37 mph and 30 mpg city. Its automatic counterpart fitted a 9 speed auto transmission boasts the same average consumption, but its highway rating is around 47 mpg and city is 31 mpg. Now that's one automobile that we would like to get our hands on.

Read the entire article 2018 Chevy Cruze Diesel is priced from $24,670, sales begin in the fall

The refreshed 2018 Acura TLX will be hitting the showrooms next month with a starting price of $33,000 for the TLX 2.4L and $36,200 for the V6. Coming out with a new A-Spec variant and the latest premium features, Acura is also equipping all its TLX models with AcuraWatch technology inspired by Acura Precision Concept.

By bringing the “precision crafted performance” on the exterior design, the already impressive performance of the Acura TLX is highlighted even further, explains Acura VP & GM John Ikeda. That said, the addition of a sportier A-Spec in the segment raises the TLX a notch higher as it also appeals to those in search of a performance-oriented model.

Regarding its new features, all V6 engine variants will come with a new rear diffuser with dual exhausts while the Technology Package consists of a power-operated height extension on the driver’s seat. In addition to this, the package features leather seats with high contrast stitching and piping with chrome side sills to match.

Read the entire article 2018 Acura TLX to arrive this June with $33,000 starting price

A couple of days ago, Audi announced an update in terms of the pricing of their 2018 lineup. With the price increase, several models will have more features as standard equipment while there will be more models that will have sportier interior and exterior design packages.

The Audi A3 Sportback E-Tron had always been a successful model since it was first released in the United States. Sales charts of the said model from January 2016 up until March this year indicate that the model is doing well. In fact, the model made up around 13 percent of all Audi A3 sales in its first eight months, and by last December, the percentage went up to 20 percent.

The 2017 model was first sold with a price tag of $37,900, and it soon increased to $38,900. And naturally, there will be a price increase for the 2018 year model, with the Premium trim at $39,500, the Premium Plus at $42,600, and $48,100 for the range-topping Prestige. That is about $600 to $1,300 more than the previous model.

Read the entire article There has been a noticeable price hike for the 2018 Audi A3 E-Tron

There is no doubt that the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 can perform. And not only can it perform, it can definitely impress a lot of car enthusiasts. But if you think the ZL1 can do a better job, you are indeed right about that. Chevrolet just announced the 1LE option package for the said model, to ensure that the muscle machine efficiently uses every bit of its 650 horsepower down to the road.

You can get the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE along with the track-focused equipment for a total of $69,995, which already includes the $995 destination fee, as soon as this summer. The 1LE option package has a price of $7,500.

The Camaro ZL1 that comes with the optional 1LE package is currently the range topper in the lineup. If you choose to get the said package, your Camaro will be given performance parts such as Multimatic’s Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve dampers - this will allow the driver adjust the ride height at the front. There is also a three-way adjustable rear stabilizer bar.

Read the entire article Range topping 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE starts at $69,995

It appears that the Dieselgate scandal masterminded and perpetrated by Volkswagen AG isn’t limited with company, but also has affected, albeit indirectly, its fellow carmakers from Germany. In fact, automotive customers in the United States might not be able to buy new diesel models from German premium carmaker Mercedes-Benz (2017 model year).

Mercedes-Benz’ parent Daimler AG disclosed that it had dropped plans to have Mercedes’ diesel cars and engines certified in the US. Sans any certification, Mercedes-Benz cannot sell its diesel-powered 2017 premium vehicles in the country. Mercedes-Benz USA spokesman Rob Moran told Automotive News that the company is putting on hold the certification process for its diesel passenger cars in the US, as part of a review of the carmaker’s portfolio offerings.

Mercedes-Benz hasn’t decided if it would totally exit from the American passenger diesel market, even though it would not be selling 2017 models in the region. However, given the current situation, an exodus from the American passenger diesel market in the future by Mercedes-Benz won’t be a surprise.

Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz drops plans to sell 2017 diesel models in the United States

Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the Italian-American automaker's current bid to extract a five-figure amount out of the check books of consumers who like to cruise around in style with Giorgio-backed grace, and those who are highly interested to know how much it costs to acquire such vehicle then you are in luck. FCA North America recently revealed the price tag for both Stelvio and Stelvio Ti, and automaker competitors might just be worried now.

The Italian-American automaker is finally taking part in the crossover buzz in the United States by unveiling the Stelvio this summer. The top of the tier Quadrifoglio will sit beside the Stelvio at a later time, but the standard trim will sell for about $42,990 (plus $995 destination) when arriving at selected dealers. Its mid-range counterpart, the Stelvio Ti will bear a price tag of around $44,990. The standard Stelvio and Ti's powertrain is a 2.0 L turbocharged 4 cylinder that produces around 280hp (209 kW) and 306 lb-ft (415 Newton-meters) of torque.

The output will be delivered via an 8-speed automatic gearbox to the front and rear wheels. The automotive company claimed that the new crossover can go up to 60 miles per hour (97 km per hour) in just 5.4 seconds and can clinch a top speed of about 144 mph (232 kph). But don’t be fooled, as the low-range Stelvio have some nifty features including Alfa DNA drive mode selector, leather interior, backup camera, rear parking sensors, bi-xenon headlamps with LE daytime running light, LED tail lamps, passive entry care of Keyless Go, power liftgate, power hatch, and a Formula One inspired flat bottom steering wheel with dedicated push button start to top it all.

Read the entire article 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is set to arrive this summer, price starts at $42,990

If you’ve been hoping to acquire a new Toyota RAV4, then this announcement will probably make your day. The Japanese automaker has revealed that certain models of the 2017 Toyota RAV4 will have price cuts in the hopes of keeping the crossover's value quotient high. Also, this will give the SUV the edge compared to its rivals in its category. The models that will have a discounted price are the LE, XLE, SE and Limited. However, the RAV4 Platinum and RAV4 Hybrid will be excluded from the said discounts. But all in all, this is good news for the Toyota patrons.

The Toyota RAV4 is considered as a bestseller in its small SUV range. Despite that, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 is only halfway through its model year. Toyota shocked us with the recent announcement of price drops which apply to both front wheel and all-wheel drive versions. They cover every trim except the Platinum and Hybrids. The standard 2017 Toyota RAV4 LE will now cost $24,410 for the FWD and $25,810 for the AWD, which means savings of $500. However, if you are more interested in a more standard layout, then you can obtain the largest discount of any model you desire, the price after the discount will be at $25,500 ($26,900 or AWD) -- an awesome $1,330 price slash.

Moving upwards to the top of the tier, the RAV4 SE costs $28,790 for FWD and $30,190 for AWD, an impressive $1,195 discount overall. With the Limited trim, you can benefit from a $925 price decrease, with the AWD only costing $32,305 while the FWD can be yours for $30,905. But take note that the price slash that was mentioned above doesn't include yet the $960 destination and handling fee, so you need to prepare more than the discounted price still.

Read the entire article Toyota offers game-changing price cuts for the 2017 RAV4

Customers like us always want to have options. In fact, the more options, the better. BMW offers a range of vehicles that can provide for everybody’s needs, from sedans, coupes, hatchbacks to convertibles. Although this is a good thing (providing more choices), there is also a downside to this. By having many options, some of your models may do really well while the others may not - especially the ones in between.

Just last month, reports say that the 4 Series Gran Coupe sedan is one of the company’s bestselling cars. Same with the 6 Series, the Gran Coupe makes up over 50 percent of BMW’s total sales, while the Cabrio comes second and the Coupe seems to be the last one that sells. So believe it or not, BMW just put a stop on the production of their 6 Series Coupe. And did you know that they have already stopped production back in February, except the information was not disclosed until now.

According to Road and Track, a BMW spokesperson confirmed that production has ended for the coupe. However, if anyone is interested in this model, it is still available to order in some markets, but not in the United States.

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Automakers in the 1960s participated in the horsepower wars, and afterwards different oil companies took up the challenge to produce fuel that could prevent high compression engines from blowing up pistons. However, it all halted when the Clean Air Act was imposed. Further, preposterous insurance premiums and an oil crises wiped out any further demand for 100-plus octane fuel. Car enthusiasts then resorted to either searching for 100-plus octane race gas or just detuning their cars to run on 91 octane. Enthusiasts have done a wonderful job in converting power with lower octane fuels but these advantages might soon disappear without better fuel.

The Detroit Free Press reported that the automakers and oil companies are now developing and advocating for a new generation of fuels and engines that will run more smoothly. In turn, this will generate more power from a lower amount of gasoline, resulting to less emissions and better fuel economy. However, this higher-octane gasoline will cost 10 cents more per gallon more than the current premium fuel. The auto industry and oil companies haven’t figured out yet how to appeal to drivers with this plan. They are concerned that the consumers might be puzzled about the increased costs and won’t choose the higher-octane gas even if it generates more power and uses less fuel.

Octane is a measurement of a fuel's resistance to igniting upon being compressed in an engine's cylinder. Increasing octane will allow engineers to boost the engine's compression ratio, then it can facilitate an engine to run with greater thermal efficiency. In the U.S., gasoline grades range from 87 to 93 but this largely depends on the state. A rise to 98 octane will grant a 10 percent rise in fuel economy compared to the modern premium fuel. An engineer even presented the significant benefits of gas that’s as high as 114 octane but he commented that the price would be considered too steep by the public consumers. The Detroit Free Press further pointed out that raising the octane could be the ideal solution to achieve the lowest cost to increase fuel economy. Another advantage is that it will cost less than developing a brand new transmission.

Read the entire article Automakers and oil firms push for use of higher-octane gas in the United States
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