2016-Truck-of-the-Year-Banner-01From Motor Trend: In case you’re not a frequent reader of this magazine or have fast-forwarded through every commercial break over the past dozen months, the new-for-2015 Colorado midsize pickup was the well-deserved recipient of our 2015 Truck of the Year award. Chevy took a swing at building the ultimate midsize truck from the ground up, and lo and behold, it connected. At this point, you might be wondering, how’d it get back in contention just one year later? How the heck did it win … again?

For the former, the answer is simple. For 2016, the Colorado is available with a 181-horsepower, 2.8-liter inline-four Duramax diesel, making it the only midsize truck to offer such an engine (along with its GMC Canyon cousin). That’s a significant powertrain addition, enough to warrant a title-defense [...]

Lancer-Evolution-X-Final-Edition-2From GTspirit: Mitsubishi is currently auctioning off the very first in the limited run of Lancer Evolution X Final Edition models on eBay. Limited to just 1600 units for the U.S, this first example will help raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The auction for the car will conclude on November 21st at the 29th annual MS Dinner Auction held in Coronado, California.

The Lancer Evolution X Final Edition is the most powerful mass-produced Evolution variant ever with its turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine pumping out 303 hp. That powertrain is then mated to a five-speed manual transmission with braking performed by two-piece Brembo brake discs and calipers at the front and rear. Other key components of the Final Edition include the Bilstein shock absorbers and Eibach springs.

range-rover-evoque-convertibleFrom Tech Times: Jaguar Land Rover is going to showcase the Range Rover Evoque Convertible, Jaguar XE and Jaguar F-PACE at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show.

First off, the 2017 Range Rover Evoque Convertible will be the latest addition to the Range Rover Evoque lineup, and it has been making rounds on the Internet before, appearing as a two-door convertible. The vehicle's concept premiered at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

"When the Range Rover Evoque Convertible was first shown as a concept, the response was overwhelmingly positive. It was the next logical step to bring the pioneering concept to reality and with a clear design strategy we have safeguarded the distinctive character of the Range Rover Evoque," Gerry McGovern, Land Rover design director and chief creative officer, comments in a [...]

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Barbados’ teenage surf phenom and top international surfer, Chelsea Tuach, will be teaming up with Suzuki Caribbean and SOL as she embarks on a new and historic journey for Barbados on the World Surf League’s World Championship Tour in 2016. Tuach will be the first surfer, male or female, to represent not only her country Barbados, but the Caribbean region on what is known as the ‘dream tour’ and which is open only to the top 17 female and top 34 male professional surfers in the world.

“We are very excited to welcome Chelsea as part of the Suzuki Caribbean and Sol family. She is a great talent and ambassador for our region and epitomizes our ‘way of life’ philosophy with her active, wholesome and positive lifestyle which is an inspiration for the [...]

2016-chevrolet-colorado-diesel-120From cnet.com: The diesel version of the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado has snagged bragging rights as most fuel-efficient pickup truck sold in the US.

Chevrolet said Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the 2016 Colorado with the Duramax diesel engine gets 31 miles per gallon in highway driving, making it the country's least-thirsty pickup.

Equipped with the truck's 21-gallon gas tank, you could theoretically stretch a single tank out over 651 miles, which is great news for long-haul drivers. If you're more of a city slicker, the Duramax-powered pickup will achieve 22 mpg in urban environs.

Of course, that's provided you opt for the two-wheel-drive variant. If you want four driven wheels, and you do, if you ever take your truck off the beaten path, those fuel-economy estimates drop to 29 mpg highway [...]

Tokyo, November 10, 2015 – Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, today announced that the “Impreza Sedan Concept” will make its world debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The Impreza Sedan Concept will be unveiled at the press briefing scheduled for 2:35 PM PST on November  18 at Subaru booth following a speech by FHI President & CEO, Yasuyuki Yoshinaga.

The special site opens today on the Subaru Global Site.

The site will feature information updates relating to the Los Angeles Auto Show including Subaru’s press conference.

JCB_tournamentFrom Construction & Demolition Recycling: JCB, with North American headquarters in Savannah, Georgia, hosted its ninth annual Lady Bamford Center Golf Tournament Oct. 17, 2015, at The Club at Savannah Harbor. The tournament is part of JCB’s fundraising events to benefit The Lady Bamford Center. This year’s tournament was supported by 164 golfers and sponsors and raised $85,000..

Tony Whitehurst, tournament chairman and JCB Finance director; Tammy Mixon, executive director of Wesley Community Centers; and Arjun Mirdha, president and CEO of JCB North America, celebrate the $85,000 raised by the 2015 tournament.

“Giving back to the communities in which we work and live is intrinsic to the JCB culture,” saus Arjun Mirdha, president and CEO of JCB North America. “Through this annual golf tournament and the generous support of our suppliers, dealers and friends, [...]

Jag-XEThe Jaguar XE was crowned Best Compact Executive at the annual Auto Express Awards, while the all-new Jaguar XF picked up the
prestigious Design Award.

Auto Express Editor-In-Chief Steve Fowler said: "There are few sectors as competitive as the compact executive class so it's testament to Jaguar that its new XE wins the Auto Express Best Compact Executive Award for 2015. Its beaten multi-award winning rivals to take the title, impressing us with its sense of occasion, its efficiency, its technology and the fact that it's just great fun to drive. It's a compact exec without compromises."

Both awards were collected by Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design, who said: "It's been an incredible evening for Jaguar. With XE, our aim was always to do more than just compete with the [...]

jag_c-x75From CarAndBike: The Jaguar C-X75 supercar made an appearance in Mexico City with a celebrity driver behind the wheel. It was none other than Williams' Formula One driver Felipe Massa who drove the car at an event to celebrate the premiere of the latest James Bond movie, Spectre, in the Americas and the Mexican F1 Grand Prix.

Felipe Massa, speaking after driving the concept car, said: "It was a thrill to take the wheel of a real stunt car used in a Bond movie. Jaguar partnered with Williams Advanced Engineering on the production of these stunning supercars, so it was great to experience some of what my colleagues have developed outside of F1. It was so much fun, and very exciting to be driving the Jaguar on a Spectre filming location in Mexico City."

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E-TypeFrom CTC News: The ballots have been cast and the voting is closed and according to a global poll of automotive aficionados, Jaguar's iconic car, whether in coupé or convertible form -- despite being over 50 years old -- is officially the best ever to come from the U.K.

Collecting the award on Friday, John Edwards, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations, said: "This a fantastic accolade for one of Jaguar's most recognizable models ever built. The fact that it has captured the most votes in a global public vote is a testament to its status as one of the world's most iconic sportscars and now, officially, as the Best British Car Ever."

The poll, held to settle automotive arguments, has been running for six months in 66 countries where Classic [...]

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