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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.Read the entire article First Lamborghini Centenario has landed on U.S. shores
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.Read the entire article BMW stops production of the 6-Series Coupe in the United States
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
Acura first introduced the CDX at the 2016 Auto China, and today it is being sold exclusively across their showrooms in China. But recent news from all over the web is saying that Acura is considering bringing the CDX to the United States.
What’s with the change of heart? John Ikeda, Vice President and General Manager of Acura US told Wards Auto in an interview (during a ’18 TLX media event) that the CDX seems like “a model that interests a lot of our people, so we have our R&D guys looking into the possibility”. He then added that it won’t be that simple as the CDX was designed especially for the Chinese market and this may not pass the United States regulatory standards. So it isn’t shipping that may cause problems but more of the regulatory requirements. However, this matter is currently under discussion.
The CDX is a small luxury CUV based on the Honda HR-V. Under the hood, the CDX has a turbocharged 1.5 liter four cylinder engine (the same engine found in a Civic and the CR-V) that produces 180 horsepower and 177 pound feet of torque, powered by an eight speed dual clutch transmission and an all-wheel-drive system.Read the entire article Acura CDX might enter the US market
The company with the three-pointed star logo a.k.a. Mercedes-Benz currently has the GLA and the GLC out in the market. But if customers are still not satisfied with both models, or find the GLA too cramped or the GLC too pricey, then don’t you worry. Car and Driver has received information from Stuttgart saying that there will be another model that will join these two tentatively called the “GLB”. Rumours say that this mini G-Class is supposed to be a middle version of the GLA and the GLC.
More sources say that the GLB will combine styling cues inspired by military vehicle design with a more contemporary touch. Optional styling packages will be available for customers to choose from as well. The GLB measures 4600mm in length, that is 180mm longer that the new generation GLA. The SUV will probably go on sale in 2019 with a starting price of £32,000.
Since Mercedes is adding more models to the A- and B-Class families, we all know that the company aims to strengthen its compact model portfolio. Just recently at the Auto Shanghai, they unveiled a concept car that is an A-Class Sedan, which was said to be produced and sold in the United States according to sources. It is launched alongside the next generation CLA that is supposed to get its new look from the four-door AMG GT that has not been released yet. Another version of the A-Class Sedan, with a long wheelbase will also be available in China as rear legroom continues to be an issue for them.Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz has plans to release the GLB SUV in the United States
Just days after unveiling the refreshed 2018 Toyota Yaris hatchback to the North American public at the 2017 New York Auto Show, the Japanese company is now disclosing how much an interested buyer should shell out to purchase a unit in the United States. It will be available in the US starting summer in three trim levels – L, LE and SE.
For customers having the tightest budget but still want to drive Toyota’s hatchback, they could opt for the three-door Yaris in L trim and manual gearbox. This version of the Yaris has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $15,635, which is around $385 more than the tag of its predecessor ($15,250). When the destination charge of $885 is factored in, the base version of the Yaris carries a price of $16,520 in the US. The same Yaris with the automatic transmission has an MSRP of $16,385 -- also reflecting a $385 increase over its previous equivalent ($16,000). Price with the destination charge is $17,720.
Meanwhile, a Yaris of the same L trim but with five doors and an automatic gearbox has an MSRP of $16,760 (plus $385 over its $16,375 predecessor), or $17,645 with the destination charge.Read the entire article 2018 Toyota Yaris to arrive in the US this summer at starting price of $16,520
It appears that flying cars will no longer be experienced solely by the Jetsons. That is, if Uber pushes through with the plan. During the early part of the week, Jeff Holden, who is the Chief Product Officer of Uber, disclosed that the company is planning to shake up the taxi industry with the introduction of the flying taxi. Announced during the Uber Elevate Summit held in Dallas, the goal is to make all this possible before the end of this decade.
Holden said that the company plans to release this project by 2020 at both Dubai and Dallas-Fort Worth in Texas. While not exactly cars in a general sense, these flying taxis are in fact small electric aircraft that can take off vertically and land vertically as well. Meaning they can be considered as VTOL, which stands for vertical take-off and landing. Since it is powered by electricity, then there is the expectation that it will have no emissions. Further, they are projected to be quiet enough in order to be operated in urban areas.
As if to heighten the excitement even more, Uber said that the price will only be a bit expensive compared to UberX. In terms of figures, the company estimates that a mile may cost somewhere in the area of $1.32. However Uber believes that the price will likely go down over the long run and could become cheaper than actually owning a car.Read the entire article Uber plans to debut flying taxis by 2020
After unveiling the next generation Odyssey at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Honda has officially commenced production of the minivan. As planned, Honda is now assembling the 2018 Odyssey at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA).
Despite the increasing popularity of SUVs and crossovers, minivans have managed to post reasonable sales. One of these minivan models is the Honda Odyssey, which has been popular among customers for seven years. Its popularity is evidenced by the fact that around 130,000 Honda Odyssey minivans were sold in 2016. Now, the 2018 iteration of the Odyssey is offering new features and different technologies to further its appeal among minivan customers.
The start of production of the 2018 Honda Odyssey was celebrated by HMA’s over 1,500 associates. HMA – located in Lincoln, Alabama -- is the sole manufacturer of Honda Odyssey, and also of the Pilot SUV and Ridgeline pickup truck. HMA also assembles the Acura MDX luxury SUV.Read the entire article Honda commences production of 2018 Odyssey minivan
Nissan revealed that the new 2017 Rogue Sport crossover will be priced in the U.S. market at $21,420. Specifically, this is for the front-wheel drive version of the Rogue Sport S. Expected to go on sale across the U.S. at authorized dealers, it joins the Rogue and helps expand the brand’s SUV and crossover range. Based on first quarter 2017 sales, the Rogue is presently the best-selling compact SUV in the U.S.
According to Nissan, the Rogue Sport is designed mainly for young couples as well as customers who want a vehicle that has the versatility offered by a crossover but could provide the needed space. In addition, this vehicle should also have the handling and the sporty feel that is similar to a small sedan.
Other pricing details include the Rogue Sport SV at $23,020, and the Rogue Sport SL at $26,070. These two are like the Rogue Sport S which has front-wheel drive. The all-wheel drive versions meanwhile will come at $22,770 for the S, $24,370 for the SV, and $27,420 for the SL. Destination and Handling meanwhile is at $960.Read the entire article Nissan reveals US market pricing for 2017 Rogue Sport
Not so long ago, the 2018 Genesis G80 Sport made its debut at the 2016 LA Auto Show. But at that time, it did not have a price yet. And now that there is a price tag on it released along with the rest of the 2018 model lineup, it turns out the Sport model isn’t a cheap one.
And it doesn’t end there. If you compare last year’s prices to the rates of the 2018 models - particularly the G80 3.8 and the G80 5.0 Ultimate, you will notice a slight price hike. And that does not even include the extra $25 increase in destination fee.
Let us get in detail about the changes in price. For the G80 3.8 rear-wheel drive, the 2017 model had a price of $41,400, while the 2018 model is at $41,750, there is a noticeable difference of $350 for this model. Similarly, the all-wheel drive version also gets a $350 increase, with the 2017 model at $43,900, and the new 2018 model at $44,250. But what is really surprising is the price increase of the G80 5.0 Ultimate rear-wheel drive. The 2017 model was once priced at $54,500, and now that the 2018 model is out, it comes with a price tag of $57,000 - that is a $2,450 increase from the older model. Meanwhile, the all-wheel drive variant of the 2018 G80 5.0 Ultimate is at $59,500.Read the entire article 2018 Genesis G80 Sport pricing announced in the United States
It seems like an increase in price has become a trend for automotive companies lately. Genesis isn’t alone when it comes to this. Subaru had just announced that the 2018 WRX will have a price tag of $27,855, while the WRX STI will be at $36,955, inclusive of the destination free. And if you compare these prices to the 2017 models sold last year, you will see a slight difference across all trims.
For the Subaru WRX, there is a $340 increase from the 2017 models of the standard, premium, and premium CVT trims, while a more noticeable increase of $640 for the limited and limited CVT trims. The 2018 Subaru WRX STI, on the other hand, goes up further with a $940 increase compared to the 2017 model. The 2018 standard trim now costs $36,955 (from $36,015), and the two limited trims now have a price tag of $41,755 (from $40,815). Now if you’re reading this, you might regret not having purchased a 2017 model. Take note that there is a destination fee of $860 on top of the base price, which also increased by $40 compared to last year.
Physically, the 2018 WRX models have a more distinct look thanks to its more angular fascia. The limited trim, and all STI models have steering-responsive LED headlights as well.Read the entire article There is a price hike for all Subaru WRX and STI trims for 2018 model year
From the moment FCA kicked off with its 3-month-long ad campaign until the day it unveiled the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, folks have been guessing what the exact figures would eventually be on its price tag. Well, we think we have the probable answer to that enquiry. Only last week, Tim Kuniskis had spoken with Road & Track and mentioned that the muscle car will cost below $100,000. Isn't that a good start?
During the interview, Fiat Chrysler’s Head for Passenger Car Brands explains that although the starting price will be more expensive than the standard HellCat, the SRT Demon would still fall under the six-digit figure. In that case, if the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat comes with a $64,000 price tag, the Demon’s asking price will be more or less $35,000 higher—still a lot less expensive than a Tesla Model S P100D model that comes with a starting price of $135,000.
The Demon boasts a menacing 840 horsepower under the hood. That said, customers can also benefit from its very swift 0-62mph 3-second acceleration as compared with other cars in the market. By hitting a quarter mile in only 9.65 seconds, the Challenger SRT Demon is in fact, way faster than a $1.4M La Ferrari hyper car being offered by Ferrari.Read the entire article FCA boss talks about the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon’s price range
Alongside the 2017 Trans Am Super Duty 1,000 hp muscle car and the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon that were unveiled in the 2017 New York Motor Show comes the newest member of the Honda family: the Honda Clarity Electric and Honda Clarity Plug in Hybrid. The two new drivetrains will accompany the hydrogen fuel cell model which is already made available in selected markets, including California and the homestead of Honda- Japan. The starting price of the Honda PHEV and Electric? Each will boast of a $35,000 base price tag.
The anticipated announcement of the plug-in hybrid and the complete electric variants of the newly unveiled Honda Clarity models also includes details about the PHEV's 2 mile electric range and the EV's 25.5 kWH battery. Not only that, there's another important revelation that was disclosed by Honda's representative that we all should know- its base price of $30,000. However, Honda hasn't readily announced the specific manufacturer's suggested retail price of both automobiles just yet. The new Honda vehicles will be possibly available this year, with the EV leading the way in the market to be followed next by the PHEV.
The suggested prices of both the EV and the PHEV are less steep than the Clarity Fuel Cell, which can only be availed for lease at around $369 per month (and an addition of $2,499 due upon signing the lease) for 36 months. Like the Honda Clarity PHEV and All Electric Units, the Japanese automaker is also mum on the supposed manufacturer's suggested retail price for the fuel cell, but an alleged report in the past revealed a not-surprising $60,000 price tag.Read the entire article Pricing starts at $35,000 for 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, Electric variants
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