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Romanian automotive media publication cars.ro earlier said that the new Ford Fiesta will no longer be offered in the United States. Robert Stiller, Ford’s vehicle program manager for the B-segment, said that since the demand for such vehicles is declining in North America especially in the US, the new generation Ford Fiesta is targeted only at markets in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Aside from the US, the B-segment is also becoming less popular in China and Latin America, which very much explains why the company is responding accordingly. It should be noted that Ford hasn’t made any official announcement yet but is likely to confirm the matter any day now.
It can also be recalled that the B-segment sales in the US have significantly declined in the last few years. To support this, Autoevolution recounted how Ford was only able to sell around 48,807 units in the country from the previous year. A 31% drop, the figure marks a significant decrease in Fiesta’s sales performance compared to the 71,073 examples sold in 2013.
Currently, Ford is busy showing off the 2018 Ford Fiesta to potential clients and European automotive journalists. The company has no difficulty in selling roughly 300,000 units in Europe every year. Motor1UK’s Editor Alex Goy, one of the first to get his hands on the new Fiesta, was nonetheless impressed with the new car.Read the entire article 2018 Ford Fiesta may not be offered in the US due to sluggish B-segment sales
Even cops get excited when they’re assigned to drive the best cars in the market. In Austria, police officers drive around in a Porsche 911 Carrera while in Milan, authorities run after bad guys in a Ferrari 458 Spider.
In the United States, one of the biggest automakers that provide vehicles in the law enforcement would be Ford. Manager of commercial and government fleet sales of Ford, Michele Bartlett, said that in 2016, the company has sold 43,000 police vehicles alone, that is about 60 percent of the market. Now, Ford had just revealed the 2018 F-150 Police Responder, and they are hoping to further expand their presence in the country.
The 2018 F-150 Police Responder is the first pursuit-rated pickup truck and is based on the FX4 off-road package. This package gives the Police Responder a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that enables it to put out 375 horsepower and 470 pound feet of torque, paired with a ten-speed automatic transmission. This will enable the truck to reach a top speed of 100 miles per hour in no time. The package is only sold as a SuperCrew with a 5.5-foot bed.Read the entire article Ford F-150 Police Responder, a tougher pursuit truck, will report for duty in early 2018
If you’ve been looking for a striking three-row SUV that also has enough power to give you the pleasure that you want, look no further as the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is here. It does not have the same 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine that the Hellcat offers, but it does come with a naturally aspirated 6.4-liter V8 that produces 475 horsepower and 470 pound feet of torque. Now, that’s probably the most powerful 3-row SUV we have heard of.
With this engine, the Durango SRT is capable of hitting 0-60 miles per hour in 4.4 seconds, and has a quarter-mile time of 12.9 seconds. That is very impressive for an SUV that weighs a lot.
The Durango SRT will have a set of 20 inch wheels, Brembo brakes, quad-exhaust tips, Bilstein dampers, and an all-wheel drive system. There will be a driving mode selector which includes seven settings like sport mode. In this mode, shift times of the 8-speed auto can be reduced by up to 50 percent, and can also split torque 35:65 front to rear.Read the entire article 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is a tempting proposition with its starting price of $64,090
With all the news and the noise Dodge is making, it is definitely becoming a more popular car. And believe it or not, for the first time in seven years, the Dodge Challenger was able to outsell the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro. That is a big deal considering that two months ago, it was announced that the Ford Mustang is the best-selling car in the world - at least in last year’s ratings.
Last month alone, Dodge was able to deliver 6,605 Challengers, which definitely is a huge hike from last year’s sales. The company sold 1,000 units more than it did in June 2016. For the sake of comparing, Ford sold 6,186 Mustangs which while Chevrolet only delivered 4,691 Camaros in June 2017.
While sales of the Dodge Challenger had suddenly gone up in June, we do not know if this will be a trend in the next coming months. In terms of year-to-date sales, the Ford Mustang still is at the top of the leaderboard at 44,608 units during the first two quarters of the year, followed by the Chevrolet Camaro at 36,567 units, and catching up is the Dodge Challenger with 35,910 examples sold, according to Torque News.Read the entire article June 2017 sales of Dodge Challenger surprisingly beat Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro
Hyundai has officially announced what it will be offering for the 2018 model year. The lineup will include a refreshed Accent and Elantra GT, together with the brand new Kona compact crossover. The other models that were not mentioned will also be getting some upgrades for the next generation, except for one: the full-size Azera sedan. Well, in the United States at least. Nonetheless, the model will still be available in the Korean market, where it will be known as the Grandeur.
The main reason for the discontinuation is because the Azera has not been doing well in the U.S. for the past few years. The Azera first entered the western market in 2011, where it peaked in 2013 making just over 11,000 sales. Since then, it has just declined. Despite going through a makeover in 2015, it still did not raise its sales with just 5,539 units sold, and just under 5,000 units in 2016. That is a clear indication that the Azera is not seen as appealing in the market, especially if you consider that its rivals like the Chevrolet Impala and Toyota Avalon are selling the same number of cars, in just a month - making the Azera way behind in terms of sales.
Other than that, the Korean automaker also has its upscale company Genesis in the market. Despite the fact that the Azera comes off as an upscale model with a touch of luxury and a number of options, it was never considered a proper sport sedan. And when being compared to a Genesis G80 sedan, both cars offer similar features and performance. In terms of price, the Azera Limited costs almost the same as the base Genesis G80. I’m guessing that there may be so much competition in the segment that the 2018 Azera will just drown. But who knows, its Grandeur twin might still make it in the Asian market.Read the entire article Hyundai Azera discontinued in the United States
Buick’s new wagon, the 2018 Regal TourX will come with an MSRP of $29,995 including delivery charges as reported by CarsDirect earlier this week. Its base model or the 1SV trim is set to be the more affordable choice between other expensive brands like Audi’s A4 Allroad, the Volvo Cross Country wagon, Subaru Outback or even Volkswagen’s Golf Alltrack wagon model. Currently, the pricing for some of these wagons start at $45,475 for Audi and $37,145- $42,696 for the Volvo.
The new base model, including the entire Regal TourX range, will pack a standard 250hp and 265lb-ft of torque 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and all- wheel- drive layout. All versions will be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission while the set of 18-inch wheels, active noise cancellation and push start button have also been included in the setup.
For the price of $33,575 (or an additional $3,850), Buick offers the Regal TourX Preferred 1SB with more color options aside from the standard silver, white and black body paints. Those come in addition to the door sill plates, power driver’s seat, leather wrapped steering wheel and auto-dimming rearview mirror that are all part of the package.Read the entire article 2018 Buick Regal TourX priced below $30,000
After the German automotive brand opened the new Porsche Design Tower along Collins Avenue in Miami, it’s Aston Martin’s turn to construct a towering condominium, this time along Miami’s Biscayne Bay Boulevard just beside the InterContinental hotel.
Aston Martin announces its recent partnership with G and G Business Residences in designing the new Aston Martin luxury condominium in Miami, Florida. Like Porsche, the British luxury sports car manufacturer is also setting out with a new venture into real estate development.
Aston Martin Residences will come with 391 luxury condo units, ranging from 700 square feet one-bedroom apartments to 19,000 square feet duplex penthouses with their own private pools. Other than offering a good view of the ocean, the tower’s 55th floor also offers an infinity pool for all owners to enjoy. The prices for each unit starts at $600,000 and goes up to $50 million.Read the entire article Aston Martin Residences to rise high in Miami
Last month, the Lamborghini Centenario made its way to the Transformers: The Last Knight premiere where it got the attention of many. Following that event, three Lamborghini Centenario coupes landed on the US soil. One of them made its way to Lamborghini Newport Beach, while the two went straight to Beverly Hills and New Jersey, respectively. And this week, another Centenario arrives, but as a drop top.
We are aware that only a total of 40 units of the Centenario will be produced - 20 roadsters and 20 coupes. Last week, Lamborghini Beverly Hills took one of the 20 Centenario Roadsters. Similar to the coupe, the limited-edition roadster has a V12 engine that produces 759 horsepower (565 kilowatts). The most common colour scheme for the roadster would be the one on the photo, a bare carbon fiber finish with yellow accents, paired with silver wheels and black brake calipers.
To complement the exterior finish, the roadster's interior has been finished with Black Nero Ade leather and Alcantara throughout, accented with yellow piping and stitching on the seats. The steering wheel and the dashboard also get yellow embroidery. As standard with all Lamborghini vehicles, the company's logo is stitched on the headrests.Read the entire article First Lamborghini Centenario Roadster heads to the United States
New and improved 2018 Subaru Legacy comes packed with a number of upgraded features from the get go - from the exterior to the interior. And the company has finally revealed the pricing for the Legacy, starting at $22,195, which makes it $200 more expensive than the outgoing model.
Legacy receives updates to its front fascia, the grille, side mirrors and the rear bumpers - keeping it fresh for the mid-cycle update. As for the engine, the base 2.5-liter Box engine still produces 175 horsepower (130 kilowatts), paired with a CVT with paddle shifters. An all wheel drive comes standard, and an Active Torque Vectoring system adds grip in wet conditions.
The upgraded interior is now available in Titanium Grey as an option, as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Tech features include a standard 6.5-inch infotainment system that's compatible with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Pandora, and Bluetooth.Read the entire article Pricing for the 2018 Subaru Legacy has been announced, expect a slight hike
2018 Ford Expedition is on its way to the market, and will be arriving at dealerships this fall. The all-new SUV will come with a new design, new EcoBoost engine, and a new price tag. Though it is normal for successors to cost more than the previous year model, the new Expedition XLT will start at $52,890 including destination - that is $4,570 more than the 2017 model.
With that being said, the $52,890 is the cheapest you could get the Ford Expedition for. The Expedition MAX, formerly known as the 2017 EL, starts at $55,580, and an additional $3,000 can get you an all-wheel drive. For the Limited trim, be ready to shell out $63,780, or $66,465 for the MAX option - making it $6,000 more than the 2017 model.
Moving on to the Expedition Platinum, the 2018 model now costs $73,905, the Platinum MAX starting at $76,595, while the range topping Platinum Max 4x4 starts at $79,740. Compared to last year’s asking price of $71,090, the 2018 range topper costs $8,640 more. All the above figures have been confirmed by Ford, according to CarsDirect.Read the entire article 2018 Ford Expedition comes with a major price hike
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.Read the entire article 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake will soon be available in the United States
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
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.Read the entire article 2018 Subaru Crosstrek pricing announced
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
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