KBB Weekend: 2015 GTI driven, 2014 Corvette priced, CLA reviewed

This was another eclectic week that saw auto news being made in all parts of the world. It encompassed everything from striking one-offs showcased in Shanghai -- including the Icona Vulcano featured in the gallery above -- to VW's plans for a super-efficient 10-speed automatic transmission, to Chevy confirming that the new 2014 Corvette will match outstanding performance with exceptional value.

Rounding out the mix is a first look at the superlight Audi TT Quattro Ultra Concept, our first drive in the 2015 Volkswagen GTI and full reviews of the new 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and E-Class.

2015 VW GTI makes a good first impression
Ready to reclaim its status as ruler of the hot hatch realm

New Corvette Coupe will open below $52,000
The price is definitely right, but finding one may not be all that easy

Icona Vulcano erupts in Shanghai
There's a lot to love about a 950-horsepower hybrid supercar

2014 Nissan Versa Sedan retains its price-leader crown
This subcompact 4-door is still set to please budget-bound buyers

New Lexus ES 350 will be made in America
Production will start in 2015 for the luxury division's first U.S.-built model

Volkswagen developing a 10-speed automatic transmission
Ultra-performance turbodiesels and a bevy of plug-ins also on the way

Nissan Friend-Me Concept thinks young and cool
This flashy 4-door treats everyone aboard with a new level of respect

Featherweight flash: Audi TT Quattro Ultra Concept
Audi's scintillating one-off comes fully loaded with all the light stuff

Close encounter with the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
We wring out this new rival for the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Cadillac ATS

2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class reviewed
Edgier style and new attitude earn more love for M-B's mid-size luxo runner



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