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Pricing for Toyota’s Former Scion Lineup Announced

Pricing has been announced for Toyota’s upcoming lineup of former Scion vehicles. Since Scion, a subsidiary of Toyota, was closed and absorbed by its parent company, their vehicles will be going into Toyota’s 2017 lineup.   2017 Toyota 86 Formerly the Scion FR-S, the 2017 Toyota 86 comes into the market with an improved look and a sportier performance. Toyota has given the 2017 86 a new front end with a next level look featuring LED headlights, a new fog lamp bezel, and a redesigned bumper. A redesigned rear end…

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Five Hot Hatchback Vehicles for 2016

Hatchbacks are small, often sporty, wagon-like vehicles that have been all the rage for several years. Today, the defining structure of a “hatchback” is whether the rear cargo door lifts like a hatch and if the hatchback comes with the looks as well as the attitude. These five hatchback vehicles not only have the body-style, they have the attitude to proudly wear the ‘Hatchback’ title.   2016 Hyundai Veloster This front-wheel drive hatch offers aggressive styling, seating for four, and offers 201 horsepower from a twin turbo four-cylinder engine (in the…

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Nissan’s Around View Monitor is a game changer for parallel parking-challenged drivers

Nissan’s Around View Monitor isn’t new. Unveiled in 2007 and applied to the then-new 2008 Infiniti EX35 (now QX50), the system continues to trickle down to more affordable Nissan products. Case in point: the 2015 Nissan Versa Note, which is available with the technology for less than $20,000. Exclusive to the top-of-the-line 2015 Nissan Versa Note SL, Nissan’s Around View Monitor gives the driver a virtual 360-degree look at what surrounds the vehicle from a bird’s-eye perspective. Incorporating one camera on each side mirror, a camera within the front badge…

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2015 NYIAS: 2016 Chevrolet Spark Lights Up the Small Car Segment

Like Bruce Springsteen, Chevrolet must know that “you can’t start a fire without a spark,” because the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Spark is poised to set the small car segment on fire. Evolving upon the exterior design of the current 2015 Chevrolet Spark, the all-new 2016 Spark offers more mature looks compared to its predecessor. Much of this can be attributed to the new Spark’s 1.6-inch height reduction and slightly longer wheelbase, as well as its more aggressive front end design. The 2016 Chevrolet Spark also benefits from an all-new 1.4-liter 4-cylinder…

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Automotive News Test Drive Reviews 

2015 Honda Fit Test Drive

The all-new 2015 Honda Fit comes in three trim levels — LX, EX and EX-L — and Honda left us with the highest end model to test for a week. All three 2015 Honda Fit trims come with a peppy 1.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine, as well as Bluetooth. The top-of-the-line 2015 Honda Fit EX-L comes with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, leather seats, heated front seats and heated mirrors. The EX-L can be further upgraded with a navigation system. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard for LX and…

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