2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: Not Immortal, But It Has Been Updated

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-In Highlander, an immortal Scot born in the 16th century lives in the present day. In Outlander, a 1940s woman is cast back into 18th-century Scotland. In Outlander Sport, there’s a new grille and a few other things, but it’s the same basic machine that bowed for the 2011 model year, oddly making the Outlander Sport more Highlander than Outlander. READ MORE ››

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2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Debuts: After a Year Off, a Triumphant Return

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-After skipping the 2016 model year—did you miss it?—the Mitsubishi Mirage is back for 2017 with revised styling, interior enhancements, and a touch more power under its stubby hood. READ MORE ››

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2016 BMW i3 Shadow Sport Edition Announced, Has a Sunroof

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Attention, all enthusiasts of carbon-fiber-intensive electric cars: The BMW i3 now can be had with an electrically powered sunroof.

Until now, U.S.-market i3s were unavailable with glass in their roofs, even as overseas versions had offered one since the car’s 2013 debut. The 2016 i3 Shadow Sport Edition comes with a conventional power-tilting sunroof; inside, occupants see two separate panels with individual shades. For now, this is the only i3 available with a sunroof, but if you want one, act fast: Just 50 fully electric examples (as opposed to the version with the range-extending engine) will be sold.

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The $48,395 sticker brings never-before-seen Fluid Black paint with bright blue highlights for the dark grey cloth seats. It’s part of a new top-level trim line called Deka World (over the base Mega, mid-level Giga, and Tera). A new sport-tuned suspension is another Shadow Sport goodie, although BMW didn’t specify the changes, or if the Deka World trim would be offered in non-special-edition i3s. The 19-inch 10-spoke wheels are the same as fitted to Tera examples, while there is a plaque inside to commemorate the car’s short run.





The other, non-sunroofed i3 models haven’t changed in price or equipment for 2016. Base prices start at $43,395 for the battery version with an EPA-estimated 81-mile range, or from $47,245 for the gas-powered Range Extender model with 150 miles of total range.

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2017 Buick LaCrosse Revealed: Its Looks Might Thrill

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-Through two generations, the Buick LaCrosse has barely registered on the Car and Driver radar screen. It’s been an underwhelming car in a segment made up of spacious, somnambulant entry-level luxury products like the restrained Toyota Avalon and the forgettable Hyundai Azera. The LaCrosse, like its rivals, has delivered essentially zero driving enjoyment for enthusiasts like us. READ MORE ››

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2017 Buick LaCrosse – Official Photos and Info

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Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept: It Is What It Says It Is – Auto Shows

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Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept Revealed: This Stunner Is What It Says It Is

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-After showing us the amazing-looking Impreza 5-Door Concept at the Tokyo auto show, Subaru has prepared this equally sexy sedan variant for an L.A. debut as a preview for the version that likely will prove more popular here in the United States. READ MORE ››

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The Toyota C-HR Concept Gets a Red Respray and a Scion Badge

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Apparently, Jimmy Pursey was wrong. According to Scion, the kids want to be divided. Hersham, England, boy Pursey grew up on the other side of the M25 from Woking’s Ron Dennis, although the motorway around London came into existence only a year before Pursey founded his punk-rock group, Sham 69. And while Dennis was working on his Project Three operation, predecessor to what we’d ultimately come to know as the modern McLaren concern, Pursey was starting to play shows. By the time Dennis’ Project Four operation merged with McLaren, Sham 69 had broken up, but not before it managed to push “If the Kids Are United” up to number nine on the U.K. charts. One might’ve called Pursey a “young urban creative” or “yucky,” which might’ve been more appropriate given punk rockers’ stinky reputation. Scion likes the term “yuccie,” and they like the yuccies themselves, viewing the city-dwelling post-bohos as the brand’s future. And while we imagine Pursey and his mates meandering about the south of England in a busted-up Commer, Toyota’s youth-focused division has a different vision, one informed by the yuccies, not the yuckies. One that says, “Polarizing is OK. Boring is not.” Really, it says so right in the press release. The result is the C-HR, which we saw a year ago in Paris, as a Toyota, and then again this year in Frankfurt. Now it’s red and in Los Angeles wearing a Scion badge. READ MORE ››

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Yuccie Pup: Scion Unveils Red C-HR Concept – Official Photos and Info

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2016 Mazda CX-9 Revealed: Handsome Styling, Top-Notch Interior, and Not Much Power

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-Let’s get this out of the way up front: The new Mazda CX-9 doesn’t have much in the way of horsepower. On purpose. Allow us to explain. READ MORE ››

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