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What’s a Nivus? Volkswagen Debuts Stylish, Coupe-Like Small Crossover

Volkswagen doesn’t offer the T-Roc or T-Cross here in the U.S., and now it’s debuting another stylish small crossover that will likely remain forbidden fruit on our shores. The Volkswagen Nivus will launch soon in Brazil and other markets in South America. Measuring 168 inches in length, the Nivus about the same size as subcompact […]

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The Clinton- and Bush-Era Cars Still Sold Today

We hear it all the time: Keep politics out of MotorTrend. Well, you’re in luck, because despite the political nature of this article’s title, there are no political undertones to the text. Did you support Bill Clinton while Newt Gingrich and Ken Starr tried to take him down? Whatever. Were you hooting and hollering as […]

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Acura’s Type S Sub-Brand Returns After a Decade-Plus of Dormancy

The Type S name is making its return with the 2021 Acura TLX. We’ve known for quite some time that the second-generation TLX would get a hotter version bearing the brand’s iconic Type S nomenclature. But the Type S name has a longer history than you might imagine, and we’re taking a look at the […]

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The Upcoming Nissan Z Car Has a Lot of 1999 240Z Concept Going On

The Nissan 370Z, like many models in the company’s range, isn’t just aging—it’s old. But it’s a credit to its sharklike sheetmetal that it still looks reasonably fresh after a dozen years on sale. The brand new, upcoming Nissan Z—which the company just teased in a video—has the delicate job of reigniting enthusiast interest after […]

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2021 Acura TLX First Look: Back to the Roots

A few minutes after the checkered flag waved at 2017’s rainy 24 Hours of Daytona, Acura’s bossman, Jon Ikeda, was cheering inside the luxury brand’s suite at the raceway. The #86 NSX GT3 car crossed the line in a respectable fifth place—but Ikeda was not only acclaiming a successful debut for the new Acura race […]

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