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Fri, 27 Apr 2012

It's been a busy week in the automotive world, so let Autoweek get you up to speed with the latest news.

Acura released pricing for its new ILX sedan. The base price of $26,795 includes the $895 destination charge. Look for the latest Acura to hit showroom floors in May.

Jeep adds the Wrangler model to its Altitude lineup. The production run of 4,500 units is expected to sell out rather quickly, according to Chrysler. The model offers no additional performance enhancements but does give the Wrangler a cosmetic boost.

Our senior motorsports editor threw around the 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI, and it took him back to the days right after college with his old Jetta. How do the two stack up? Check out his review for the details.

It was the start of the Beijing motor show in China, and there was plenty to talk about. Lamborghini released its SUV concept, the Urus; BMW showed the i8 sypder; Porsche brought out the Cayenne GTS; Honda laid out its Concept S and Concept C; MG brought the Icon concept and Autoweek brought awards. Check out the China motor show section for more pictures and information than you can shake a stick at.

With the ever-increasing cost of fuel, many have presaged the death of fun cars. But not if Toyota or Subaru have anything to say about it. Check out the Drive Review of the 2013 Scion FR-S, an affordable, front-engine, rear-wheel-drive compact car for the masses. We say, yes, please!

Ferrari announced that it will launch its first gasoline-electric hybrid in 2013. The company claims a 40 percent reduction in fuel consumption and a reduction in the 0-to-124-mph time with its HY-KERS system. Check out the article for more information.

OnStar leaked a clue to the possibility of a Chevrolet performance SS model. Many are betting that it will be a revived Caprice sourced from General Motors' Australian branch, Holden. The clues are adding up; check out the details here.

The new Cadillac XTS was caught testing out on the open road by Autoweek staffers. They say the car has presence. Check out the exclusive photos of the new sedan and let us know what you think.

A 1961 Buick Electra 225 convertible owned by Nicolai Bulgari won best in show at the Food Lion AutoFair. The owner, a grandson of Sotirio Voulgaris, founder of the Bulgari company that makes fine jewelry, owns more than 250 American cars. Check out the article for more details on the show and to see the beautiful Buick.

Ford dropped the proverbial hammer on the sports-car crowd. The new Mustang Shelby GT500 is certified and rated at 662 hp. Let that sink in, as just 10 years ago, the Ferrari Enzo--the flagship Italian exotic supercar--premiered with 651 hp from a V12.

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By David Arnouts