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Volkswagen Arteon R-Line Package to Launch This Fall

Volkswagen Arteon R-Line Package to Launch This Fall
I’ve become quite a fan of Volkswagen in recent months, after buying my first German car in the form of a new VW Alltrack a few months back. The build and ride quality of these cars is fantastic compared to the Ford and Nissan vehicles I owned in the past.
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2018 Cadillac CT6 Review: Super Cruisin’ in the Lap of Luxury

2018 Cadillac CT6 Review: Super Cruisin’ in the Lap of Luxury
We are two years away from 2020, and despite what we thought when we were kids, we’re nowhere close to flying cars, or even Back to the Future-like hoverboards. The Cubs did win the World Series, so the future doesn’t seem that far-fetched any longer.
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2018 Toyota Camry XSE V6 Review: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

2018 Toyota Camry XSE V6 Review: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
A few months back, I spent a day or so driving the new Toyota Camry lineup, and overall was very impressed with the progress that Toyota has made in turning its trusty sedan into a truly desirable car.
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10 Things You Need to Know About the Kia Optima PHEV

10 Things You Need to Know About the Kia Optima PHEV
Despite their growing availability, many people still feel that plug-in hybrids are a waste of resources and money, a sentiment that automakers like Kia are working hard to to amend. Unassuming from head to tail, and stuffed with all manner of “Eco-minded” engineering, the Optima PHEV plays Korean counterpart to Hyundai’s Sonata plug-in, both of which come powered and packaged in a very similar manner.
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2019 Jaguar I-PACE EV Specs and Details Revealed

2019 Jaguar I-PACE EV Specs and Details Revealed
After numerous teases, Jaguar has finally revealed the production model and specs for their new I-PACE. This sleek crossover is the British automaker’s first ever pure electric vehicle, and it looks pretty awesome based on what’s now been revealed. The low-slung, short-nosed EV inherits many of the styling elements found in its fossil fuel-powered brethren, the E-PACE and F-PACE, but the I-PACE benefits from a lower center of gravity and better weight balance thanks to its all-electric drivetrain, and big 90kWh battery pack underneath its cabin.
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2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Review: Affordable Hatchback Done Right

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Review: Affordable Hatchback Done Right
“There’s no such thing as a bad car nowadays,” the experts say, “Hell, just look at how good Korean cars have become over the years!” This may be true now, but back in 2005 I would have been far more prone to disagree.
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2018 BMW 430i xDrive Gran Coupe Review

2018 BMW 430i xDrive Gran Coupe Review
You might think I’m trying to pull a fast one over on you if you look at this review. I did, in fact, review a very similar car late last year when my review of the BMW440i ran right here on 95Octane.
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6 Things You Need to Know About the All-New Ford Ranger

6 Things You Need to Know About the All-New Ford Ranger
Ford has brought forth a lot of neat machines over the years, and has discarded quite a few as well. From the questionably named “Probe” to the bucking “Bronco,” Americans have bought, owned, and mourned the loss of a multitude of Blue Oval automobiles over the years, with the Ranger being one of the most sorely missed here in the US.
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2019 Subaru Ascent SUV Price Revealed

2019 Subaru Ascent SUV Price Revealed
We’ve talked about the Subaru Ascent SUV before, and we knew what the basic specs and equipment would be. What we didn’t know was how much the Ascent would cost. Subaru has now offered up that information.
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10 of the Sexiest Lines from the 2018 Chicago Auto Show

10 of the Sexiest Lines from the 2018 Chicago Auto Show
If cars are indeed your thing, then what is the equivalent of having tasteful amounts of sex appeal? Does it go beyond beltline curves, carbon fiber, Alcantara, and aluminum? The vehicular landscape is one that comes littered with both staggeringly good and bad design touches, and while concepts like Infiniti’s insanely sleek Q Inspiration stirred the Detroit auto show this year, there’s a lot to love about Chicago’s shindig a couple weeks later as well. Chicago’s McCormick Place is the sort of split-hall structure that can accommodate throngs of buyers and journalists alike, a vaulted wonderland hell-bent on giving your feet blisters and an automotive experience like no other.
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Every FIAT 500 Gets a Turbo Boost in 2018

Every FIAT 500 Gets a Turbo Boost in 2018
Every FIAT 500 being sold in the US for the 2018 model year will now sport a 1.4-liter MultiAir turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Plus, that engine has been upgraded to make about 34% more power than the prior version.
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2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Turbo 2.0L Four Add-on Cost Explained

2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Turbo 2.0L Four Add-on Cost Explained
The Jeep Wrangler JL launched not long ago, and comes with a standard V6 engine under the hood. One of the optional engines that is coming for the JL is a turbo 2.0L direct-injected four cylinder engine (the other is a diesel).
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2019 Infiniti QX50 First Drive Review: Compress and Release

2019 Infiniti QX50 First Drive Review: Compress and Release
If there were but one unsung automotive love song, it would be the one composed for the Infiniti brand. While other luxury automakers are busy vying for waltzes with high-brow buyers, the opulent Nissan counterpart bides its time, a ravishing wallflower with fire in its eyes.
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2018 Kia Soul Turbo Review: Tiny Tremors and Animalistic Behavior

2018 Kia Soul Turbo Review: Tiny Tremors and Animalistic Behavior
Drop all of the animal analogies and jabber about buyer interest for a moment and actually stare at the Kia Soul, and you will see a small, round-eyed automobile that if seen on the streets in 1959 would likely have been mislabeled as “UFO activity.”
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2018 Volkswagen Atlas V6 SEL Premium Review: Bigger Is Better

2018 Volkswagen Atlas V6 SEL Premium Review: Bigger Is Better
Every single automaker needs a three-row SUV to compete in today’s crowded market. After a couple of years with some less-than-positive headlines, Volkswagen needed a win from their first-ever three-row midsize SUV. And they got it with the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas.
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