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Emission Impossible? Mazda Still Not Committing To A New Rotary Sports Car

Ever since Mazda pulled the plug on the RX-8 in 2012, reports have been circulating about a new rotary sports car that was supposed to have been launched by now. However, with the stricter emissions rules that have already affected plenty of vehicles, such a model could turn out to be mission impossible for the …

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Here’s a Close Look At Some of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator’s Mechanical Bits

You’ve seen all the 2020 Jeep Gladiator’s sheetmetal. It’s pretty. But who cares about that; what we want to see is the hardware, and while much of it is common with the Jeep Wrangler JL, there’s plenty that isn’t. Let’s take a dive under this beast. Let’s start with the rear suspension, because it’s a …

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2019 Polaris Slingshot Entertains Visitors At AutoMobility LA

Some people go to car shows expecting more than just the chance to stare at a bunch of new rides which they may or may not be able to afford. With that in mind, Polaris brought its 2019 line-up of Slingshot models to this year’s LA Auto Show in order to give fans and potential …

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Mazda May Apply Skyactiv-X Technology to a Rotary Engine

Art: Jason Torchinsky Near the top of any car enthusiast’s list of most lustworthy engine types sits the Wankel rotary. So when I had a chance to talk with Mazda’s vice president of R&D and design Masashi Otsuka at the LA Auto Show, I had to see what the company was up to in the …

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2019 Honda Passport Is For Anyone Who Wants A Larger CR-V

Honda’s 2019 Passport crossover is scheduled to go on sale early next year. Until then, potential buyers can admire it in person by visiting the LA Auto Show, open November 30th until December 9th. According to Honda, the Passport can provide a unique blend of “on-road driving refinement and off-road adventure capability.” It’s also been …

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I Have a Radical Proposition for the 2020 Porsche 911

Photo: Porsche The 2020 Porsche 911 is out and so are its dimensions. Mostly. And guess what? It’s larger and heavier than the outgoing model. Because of this, I believe that the 911 should no longer receive the performance-oriented RS models. Before you start screeching, let me walk you through it. Whereas only the four-wheel …

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The 2019 Mazda 3 Hatch’s Rear Visibility Is Precisely as Bad as You Think It Is

When the 2019 Mazda 3 officially dropped earlier this week, we fell for its pretty face immediately, the fact that it will be offered with a manual and have all-wheel drive. And, like nearly all of you, I got to looking at the rear of the hatch version and paused. That massive C-pillar is, uh, …

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A Porsche 911 SUV? Sounds Like A ‘Good Idea’, Says Exec

Porsche was criticized by purists for putting the Cayenne into production back in 2002, but stirring the waters has turned out to be a great decision for the automaker. The Porsche Cayenne was quickly embraced by consumers worldwide. Three generations later, it’s still a big money-maker for the Stuttgart brand, with Porsche expanding its offerings …

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Mitsubishi E-Evolution Concept Rallies To The Cause On America’s Left Coast

Mitsubishi is focusing these days, as so many automakers are, on its crossover SUVs. But it hasn’t forgotten the most exciting of its passenger-car nameplates that it’s left along the way. It’s just applying them to crossovers instead. Like the Eclipse (Cross), and this – the e-Evolution concept. Look familiar? The Diamond-Star automaker first revealed …

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2020 BMW M340i Emerges Just Shy Of A Full-On M3

With the release of the new seventh-generation 3 Series, performance enthusiasts the world over have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of a new M3. And we’ll have to wait a little longer. But this ought to fill the void in the meantime. It’s the new M340i, and it’s the most powerful non-M 3 Series that …