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Auto News For Wednesday, November 18, 2015 – Fiat 124 Spider Is A Less Attractive Mazda MX-5 Miata

2017 Fiat 124 Spider

Here are the five must-read, must-watch auto news stories, recalls and videos for Wednesday, November 18, 2015.

Time was, we thought this car would turn out to be an Alfa Romeo. But here it is, the Fiat version of the new Mazda MX-5 Miata. So if you want a less attractive Mazda MX-5 Miata, you’ll seen be able to get a Fiat 124 Spider.

Remember when Ford’s Premiere Automotive Group held brands like Aston Martin, Volvo, Land Rover, Jaguar, and Lincoln? They’re separate entities now (except for Land Rover and Jaguar) with different owners. But for some reason, Lincoln just stole Jaguar’s grille for its facelifted MKZ, which will also be available with a unique-to-Lincoln 3.0L twin-turbocharged 400-horsepower V6.

The new tenth-gen Civic sedan is already on sale. Now we know what the Civic Coupe looks like. It’s not the prettiest car on the block, but it’s not as dull or bloated as the ninth-gen Civic two-door.

Now that we know the Jaguar XE will be really rather affordable, it’s important to know whether evo magazine thinks it’s a great car to drive. Says evo, “The XE thunders straight to the top of the class.”

Surely the ideal Consumer Reports reader overlaps with the target market for the Toyota Prius, right? Here’s Consumer Reports’ first video of the fourth-generation 2016 Toyota Prius.