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  • Global Debut: Meet the All-New 2020 Nissan Sentra

    The 2020 Sentra looks like a mini Maxima. That’s a good thing.

    For 2020, the Compact Gets Sharp New Styling, a Luxurious Interior, and Great Tech

    -- by Andrew Chen

    On the eve before the whirlwind schedule of announcements at the 2019 LA Auto Show, Nissan introduced to the world the all-new 2020 Sentra.

    As the garage doors rolled up inside the downtown Los Angeles event space, a pair of Sentras emerged from behind a wall of smoke and lights. And you know what? It felt alright, because the fanfare matched the exciting re-imagined styling of Nissan’s best-selling U.S. model.

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  • Beginning of a New Era: Meet the 2021 Mustang Mach-E

    The 2021 Mustang Mach-E at the launch event in New York City

    The latest Mustang doesn’t have a V8 or burnout mode — it’s all about the future

    -- by Omar Rana

    Meet the 2021 Mustang Mach-E. Over the past 55 years, Ford has kept the iconic Mustang brand to a single model, but times are changing. So for the Mustang lineup’s first expansion, the Blue Oval pivoted away from monster V8s and images of burning rubber, and jumped into the booming EV market. Here’s what we learned about this game changer at the launch event in New York City.

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  • Check Out Our Photos and Video from SEMA 2019

    Don't Worry if You Couldn't Make it to Sin City, We've Got You Covered

    -- by John Coyle

    There’s just nothing like SEMA. Since 1967, the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association has hosted the annual gathering, and in the five decades since, it’s become the world’s craziest automotive carnival.

    The big show moved from California to the Las Vegas Convention Center in the late 1970s, and today, it’s second only to the Consumer Electronics Show in size. With over a million square feet of space to explore, there’s something for every type of gearhead…

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  • Here are the Nominees for the 2020 North American Car of the Year

    2020 North American Car of the Year

    It's August, so right now, we're still enjoying the sunshine and summer cookouts. And while we're still a ways away from all the year end best lists that crop up toward the end of the year, the nominees for the annual North American Car of the Year award have been announced.

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  • AutoNation’s Build for SEMA 2019 has Been Unveiled in Vegas!

    SEMA Build Hero

    The Chevy Colorado Showcases Tons of Great Parts Available Through Our AutoGear Locations

    by John Coyle

    That’s right — SEMA 2019 has officially begun! And that means we can finally get a look at the Chevy Colorado Jeff Allen and the gang at Flat 12 Gallery have been working on for the big show. It’s a wicked rig, but aside from newsprint-themed wrap, it’s not over the top. Because the primary goal of…

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  • Flat 12 Gallery is Finishing Up AutoNation’s 2019 SEMA Build!

    This Year, Jeff Allen and the Wizards at Flat 12 Gallery are Transforming a Chevy Colorado!

      — by John Coyle

    Fall is in the air, and that means it’s almost time for SEMA! Right now, builders all over the country are putting the finishing touches on the wild creations they’re bringing to the big show in Sin City. This year, AutoNation partnered with Pennzoil and Flat 12 Gallery to show off all the amazing aftermarket components available from our line of AutoGear vehicle customization centers.
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  • Highlights from the State Fair of Texas Auto Show Media Day

    The State Fair of Texas is a Perfect Place to Check Out the Latest and Greatest in the World of Trucks!

    — by Derek Shiekhi 

    The Geneva and Detroit Auto Shows receive a lot of press because automakers typically reveal their latest and greatest performance cars at them. But down here in Texas, we get our own big reveals — literally. Folks in the Lone Star State contribute significantly to truck and SUV sales so it only makes sense that the companies that produce them choose to show off their newest models at the State Fair of Texas, which drew more…
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  • Double Reveal: 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible, Plus C8.R Race Car

    Nobody Expected to See the New Corvette Race Car

    —by Andrew Chen

    When the very first Corvette made its debut at the 1953 New York Auto Show, it was introduced as a convertible-only version. Three hundred of these Polo White vehicles would go on to be hand-built that year, and for the next decade, a drop-top was the only type of Corvette you could buy.

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  • Toyota Engineer: New 86 Could 'Surpasses the Supra'

    — by John Coyle

    There’s been lots a speculation about the next-gen Toyota 86. Now, the car’s chief engineer says it will be be better than the Supra. Confused? So are we. But here’s what we know. In a recent interview with Australia’s Motor, senior Toyota engineer Tetsuya Tada, who helms both the 86 and Supra programs, said this: “We have to make a new 86 that surpasses the Supra. This is what the customer expects.”

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  • SEMA Flashback: Chevrolet Features Classic Trucks and Killer Camaros at SEMA 2018


    The 2019 SEMA show runs from November 5th to the 8th, in Las Vegas. We’ll be on the ground with full coverage once the show starts, but until then, check out some of the vehicles were on display last year!Even if Chevrolet didn't even decide to have an official corporate presence at SEMA, the company would be well represented in booths across the vast expanse of the show floor. Because Chevy engines…
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