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2016 Mazda Mazda3 s Grand Touring 5-door

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Forget the word “compromise” ever existed. Mazda3 is a vehicle that exceeds expectations, from its impressive fuel economy to its sophisticated ride and handling to features that are rare or exclusive in its class like available adaptive high-intensity headlights, Mazda Radar Cruise control and even Active Driving Display, a head-up unit that displays important information helping the driver keep his …

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2016 Honda Pilot

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The all-new 2016 Honda Pilot SUV, with seating up to eight passengers, joins the Honda CR-V and all-new HR-V as the flagship in an expanded lineup of innovative, benchmark-setting Honda SUVs. It is the third generation of Honda’s popular three-row SUV to be designed, developed and manufactured in America. The new Pilot was designed and developed by Honda R&D Americas, …

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2016 Hyundai Genesis AWD 3.8

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Hyundai continues to add compelling premium-market appeal to the Genesis sedan for the 2016 model year. HID headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) are now standard for 2016, while ultra-premium LED fog lights are now available on the 3.8 model, further enhancing the Genesis exterior lighting signature. Genesis represents a bold step forward for Hyundai, continuing to build upon …

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2016 Honda Civic

2016 Honda Civic Sedan

The creation of this new 10th-generation Civic represents one of the most comprehensive and ambitious new-model developments ever undertaken by Honda, requiring an unprecedented commitment of R&D resources and Honda engineering prowess. While the development of the Civic Sedan was led by a North American team – a first for Honda and Civic – the overall Civic series involves design …

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring

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Innovate in Order to Preserve After 26 years and more than 950,000 Mazda MX-5 Miatas sold globally, the 2016 MX-5 has circled back to what made the world fall in love with it when it went on sale in 1989. When the first-generation MX-5 Miata made its world debut at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show, it ushered in a new …

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2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

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Revised Transmission, More Powerful Electric Motor and Larger Lithium-Polymer Battery Pack Improve Fuel Economy The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid continues to visually differentiate itself from other Sonata models with purposefully unique wheels and front and rear fascia that improve aerodynamics while highlighting Sonata Hybrid’s advanced technology and efficiency. The 2016 Sonata Hybrid SE model estimated combined fuel economy of 42 …

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2016 Mazda 6, a Major Refresh to Mazda’s Flagship Model

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Debuting in 2012 as the flagship model in Mazda’s new-generation product lineup, Mazda6 earned high acclaim in markets around the world thanks to the alluring vitality of the KODO—Soul of Motion design language and SKYACTIV Technology’s balance of driving pleasure, environmental performance and safety. This round’s update aims to fully respond to customer expectations and Mazda went to extraordinary lengths …

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2015 Kia Optima

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The 2015 Optima midsize sedan, built in the U.S.* at Kia’s West Point, Ga., facility (KMMG), arrives with the next-generation of UVO eServices and a number of subtle interior refinements meant to improve ergonomics and offer a more premium experience.  Significantly updated last year, the 2015 Optima remains available in LX, EX, SX, SX Turbo and SX-Limited trims for the new model …

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2015 Kia Sedona

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The 2015 all-new Sedona’s CUV-like styling and proportions offer all of the functional convenience of the segment while defying its design limitations.  In addition to innovative European-inspired design, the 2015 Sedona also delivers the exceptional interior volume buyers expect in the segment with ample passenger and cargo room and a quiet and comfortable cabin.  Following the philosophy that has guided …

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2015 Kia Soul EV

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Fun-and-Funky Goes Green: Soul EV Arrives as Kia’s First All-Electric Vehicle in the U.S. Eco-friendly Soul EV positions brand as a true stakeholder in the growing green segment The impressive 27kWh lithium battery delivers EPA estimated 93 miles of range Soul EV achieves EPA MPGe1 of 92 miles highway and 120 miles city for a combined mileage rating of 105 …

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2015 Mazda CX-9

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  New Accessory Package Expands Mid-Size SUV’s Already Versatile Range   The elder statesmen of the Mazda lineup, the CX-9 mid-size SUV looms large above the plucky Mazda2 sub-compact car and almost aloof next to the CX-5 compact SUV. Yet while bold may not be CX-9’s repertoire, being decisive is. With seating for seven in its multi-configuration three rows, the …

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2015 Hyundai Elantra

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The award-winning 2015 Hyundai Elantra continues its high value proposition as a strong choice in this highly-competitive segment, validated by several coveted accolades over the model’s lifecycle, including ranking the highest in its segment for initial quality in the influential J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Initial Quality StudySM (IQS). Elantra is also the recipient of multiple ALG Residual Value Awards and remains …

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Boldly Restyled and Significantly Enhanced 2015 Honda CR-V Gets New Powertrain, Advanced Features and New Premium Touring Trim

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The new 2015 Honda CR-V received the most significant mid-model cycle refresh in its history, with a new direct-injected Earth Dreams Technology™ i-VTEC® engine and continuously variable transmission (CVT), a new suite of Honda Sensing™ safety and driver assistive features, significantly enhanced exterior and interior styling, a long list of new standard and available features and a new premium Touring trim. …

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2016 SORENTO SXL 2.0T AWD

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Beautifully Redesigned CUV is Packed with Premium Materials and Amenities, Offers More Headroom and Legroom in All Three Rows, and is Capable Enough to Handle any Adventure-Seeker’s Lifestyle With a new 2.0-liter turbocharged engine option as well as a stronger body structure, longer wheelbase and dynamic driving improvements, Sorento delivers a premium utility experience Kia’s popular U.S.-built* Sorento is the …

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2015 K900 WITH VIP PACKAGE

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Modern and Elegant, the K900 Signals a New Era for Kia and Advances the Brand to New Levels of Sophistication Highly intuitive and advanced technology combine with superb craftsmanship and materials to boldly announce Kia’s entry into the rear-drive premium-luxury sedan segment All-new V8 flagship debuts with 420 horsepower; V6 model produces 311 horsepower Flagship Sedan Accompanied by Complimentary Scheduled …

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2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD, a More Sophisticated Crossover SUV Refreshed Throughout

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The refreshed Mazda CX-5 made its world debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.  The CX-5 was the first model to fully adopt SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and the KODO—Soul of Motion design language. The model offered much more than the basic values of utility and practicality that customers expect from an SUV; KODO design imparted a powerful sense of vitality, …

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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Offers New Standard Features, Revised Steering and Suspension Tuning

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The award-winning Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport offer more standard comfort and convenience equipment for 2015, including refinements to the steering and suspension systems. The 2015 Santa Fe Sport starts at only $24,950, excluding $875 freight charge, and is arriving in dealerships now. The electric power steering system in the 2015 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport now …

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2015 Hyundai Sonata Blends Confidence-Inspiring Driving Dynamics and Premium Design

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The all-new 7th generation Sonata offers a more refined look through a new Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language, stiffer body structure, better ride quality, reduced noise, vibration and harshness and advanced safety and convenience features. Sonata truly democratizes the premium design and convenient technology of the Genesis sedan for the mid-size class. The new 2015 Hyundai Sonata will be built …

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All New 2015 Acura TLX

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The 2015 Acura TLX is an all-new midsize sports sedan, the successor to the TL, and the third vehicle in Acura’s re-envisioned performance-luxury sedan lineup, positioned between the ILX entry-luxury sedan and the RLX flagship Acura sedan. Developed under the theme of ‘Red Carpet Athlete,’ the all-new TLX is designed to deliver a unique and compelling blend of sports-sedan athleticism …

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Washington Auto Car Show

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By: Anita Kinney Photo Credit; Veronica Silvany          The Washington Auto Show can be overwhelming for a first-time visitor. Over 40 automakers display more than 700 vehicles over the Washington Convention Center. It’s best to come with a plan of attack: a visitor should decide what they want to see beforehand, so that they can make a beeline for …

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2014 VOLKSWAGEN CC: STYLISH COUPE LOOKS WRAPPED IN A FOUR-DOOR PACKAGE

New for 2014 Fresh from a redesign in 2013, the CC carries over into 2014 with few but significant updates, including the introduction of standard navigation and VW Car-Net™ connected services to all CC models. VW Car-Net—which has a six-month no-charge trial period—offers a wealth of security and convenience features, including Automatic Crash Notification, access to roadside assistance, and stolen …

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2014 Toyota Prius Continues to Dominate the Hybrid Category

The Toyota Prius, the brand’s first production gas-electric hybrid model, remains the world’s best-selling hybrid with more than three million sold worldwide since its introduction. The Prius also continues to dominate the hybrid category in the United States, where more than 1.5 million Prius vehicles have been sold since 2000. Beyond its tremendous sales success, the Prius also focused attention …

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Lexus GS 350 Delivers Ideal Blend of Luxury, Sport and Alluring Design

  The new-generation Lexus GS 350, introduced for the 2013 model year, delights luxury aesthete and enthusiast driver alike, with engaging performance that never compromises the brand’s renowned ride smoothness, and ride comfort that does not take the edge off performance. Leading a long list of enhancements for 2014, a new eight-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel paddle shifters debuts …

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2014 Nissan Quest Continues to Celebrate Family Life with Wide Range of User-Friendly Innovations

For 2014, the Nissan Quest minivan once again offers an extensive list of family-friendly features – from its bold styling with full surround glass that provides an airy, open interior environment to one-touch power sliding doors, quick release fold-flat 2nd and 3rd row seats, Advanced Climate Control System, and an always-available rear storage well. Two new exterior colors are added for the …

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