Land Rover Confirms Range Rover Evoque Convertible

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Land Rover debuted an updated-for-2016 version of its popular Evoque compact SUV at this year's Geneva International Motor Show, but the news doesn't stop there. Today, the automaker put some very old rumors to rest in confirming that it would produce a convertible version of the Evoque.

Related: 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque: First Look

Details are slim — even the teaser photo is wearing camo — but Land Rover said the droptop SUV will go on sale in 2016 and more details will be announced later this year. Aside from Jeep's Wrangler, it will be the only convertible SUV on the market after Nissan canceled its unpopular, oddball Murano CrossCabriolet.

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By Jennifer Geiger | March 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

Volkswagen Sport Coupe Concept GTE Photo Gallery (40 Photos)

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Volkswagen unveiled a new concept at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show, but this "coupe" has four doors. Like the Cross Coupe GTE concept that debuted at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Sport Coupe Concept GTE is a plug-in hybrid that shows off the brand's future design language and alternative-fuel technologies.

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Outside, the sedan is sleek with a swooping roofline, a strong character line running the length of the body and low overall height. Its strong face is accented by LED headlights and daytime running lights along with a linear aluminium grille that dips up "like the winglets of a modern jet airplane," VW said in a statement.

By Jennifer Geiger | March 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

February's Fastest- and Slowest-Selling Cars

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Redesigned and all-new models made a big impact for automakers last month, selling quickly. Eleven of the 19 fastest-selling cars in February were significantly changed or completely new, which led to those select cars selling at an average of just 15 days while the average for all new cars was 47 days.

Related: Research New SUVs on Cars.com 

As has been the trend, most of the models on the list — 15 — were SUVs or pickup trucks. Redesigned pickups from Chevrolet and Ford had two versions each on the list, the Colorado and F-150 respectively. One oddity in the group was Nissan's Rogue Select, which is the same vehicle as the 2013 Rogue before it was redesigned for 2014. Nissan sells it as a more-affordable option - its starting price is nearly $3,000 less than the Rogue — and is not just a vehicle for rental fleets.

By David Thomas | March 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

2015 Audi S3 Review

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"Audi's 2015 S3 spices up the A3 subcompact sedan with a healthy dose of performance, but I wanted more thrills and fewer frills for its nearly $50,000 as-tested price," said Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek.

2015 Audi S3 Expert Review

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By Jennifer Geiger | March 2, 2015 | Comments (1)

Recall Alert: 2015 Dodge Challenger, Charger

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 2,000 model-year 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT coupes and Charger SRT sedans equipped with a 6.2-liter V-8 engine

The Problem: Hose seals in the fuel-delivery system may have been improperly installed, increasing the risk of a fuel leak and a subsequent fire. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it is unaware of any injuries or crashes related to this issue.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the fuel-delivery components for free.

What Owners Should Do: FCA has not yet released an owner identification schedule; owners can call 800-853-1403 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jen Burklow | March 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2016 Kia Sorento

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 12,360 model-year 2016 Kia Sorento SUVs manufactured from Oct. 27, 2014, to Jan. 29, 2015

The Problem: An improperly soldered component in the accelerator pedal assembly may prevent the driver from accelerating the vehicle; if this happens there is an increased risk of a crash.

The Fix: Kia began notifying owners Feb. 19; dealers will replace the accelerator assembly free of charge.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Kia at 800-333-4542 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jen Burklow | March 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2008-2010 Hyundai Elantra, 2009-2010 Elantra Touring

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 205,000 model-year 2008-10 Hyundai Elantra sedans manufactured June 1, 2008, to April 30, 2010, and model-year 2009-10 Elantra Touring wagons manufactured Nov. 1, 2008, to April 30, 2010

The Problem: In these vehicles, the electronic power-steering control unit may mistakenly disable power-steering assist, requiring greater driver effort to steer at low speeds. This increases the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and update the electronic power steering control unit for free.

What Owners Should Do: The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners can call Hyundai at 855-671-3059 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jennifer Geiger | March 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

Has Toyota's Styling Gone Too Far?

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Hey Toyota, I'm very happy for you and Imma let you finish, but we need to talk about where the styling is going on some of your mainstream models. Perhaps it all started with the updated Camry, with its unfinished-looking grille, and we became slightly concerned. Maybe it was just a one time thing.

Related: How New Is the New 2016 Toyota Avalon?

Then the refreshed Prius c and Prius v showed up late last year, and we wondered about the Prius v's new nose job ... to say it was aesthetically challenging might be a little kind. But then, right around the Los Angeles Auto Show, we saw what had happened: The hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai was unveiled, and we realized that somehow this abomination had either infected the rest of the lineup with seriously unpleasant sheet-metal angles or it was the culmination of all those other designs.

By Aaron Bragman | March 2, 2015 | Comments (12)

Video: Track Day at Roebling Road Raceway

Cars.com and "MotorWeek" spent several days at Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah, Ga., sampling some of industry's highest horsepower cars. Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays highlights the cars at the track, including the Nissan GT-R and … a golf cart? Check out the video for more.

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By Jennifer Geiger | March 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

Low Gas Prices Send Prices for Used Plug-in Car Tumbling

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Despite its recent rise, a gallon of regular gas is still $1.06 cheaper today than it was a year ago, according to AAA. That's led prices for used electric vehicles to plunge, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Related: How Would Chevy's Bolt EV Stack Up Against the Nissan Leaf?

How much? Try more than $2,000. That's the difference in average listing prices between a 3-year-old Nissan Leaf on Cars.com in January 2015 versus a 3-year-old Leaf in January 2014. Last month, the average 2012 Nissan Leaf listed for just $15,575 — a $2,226 drop compared to the average listing price for a 2011 Leaf in January 2014, which was $17,801.

The drop reflects a rough stretch for EV resale value, but it's great news if you're shopping for a used plug-in car.

By Kelsey Mays | February 27, 2015 | Comments (8)

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