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November 3, 2019

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Nissan X-Trail X-Tremer & Aero Edition announced

Reckon the recently refreshed Nissan X-Trail lacked some zing with the way it looks? Assembler and distributors Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) just announced two specials that they reckon should sate this particular need. We’ll kick things off with the X-Trail X-Tremer package (pictured), which sees the X-Trail sporting several striking two-tone colour options. Choices for the main...

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Fiat Chrysler to Merge With Owner of Peugeot

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Groupe PSA, the French company that owns Peugeot and Citroen, intend to merge, the companies announced in a press release Thursday. It will be a fifty-fifty merger, that when complete, will create the fourth largest automaker in the world. This will put Fiat, Dodge, Ram, Jeep, Chrysler, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Opel, and Vauxhall...

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Veloster N Performance concept headlines Hyundai's SEMA offerings

Hyundai's performance hatchback is getting some love for this year's edition of SEMA, America's biggest automotive aftermarket trade show. The Korean automaker's own N performance division and Bisimoto Engineering are showing off concepts such as an off-road prepped Kona that turns the baby crossover concept on its ear. The Veloster N Performance concept got an extensive work-over using what Hyundai...

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THE B3 IS BMW TUNER ALPINA’S TAKE ON THE NEW 3-SERIES

Alpina’s latest B3 sedan, shown at the Tokyo Motor Show, gets the typical Alpina goodies: lower suspension, more power, body kit ... you get the idea. Alpina has tuned BMW’s sweetheart 3.0-liter straight-six to 462 hp and 500-plus lb-ft of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic. Alpina says the all-wheel-drive B3 can hit 60 mph in 3.8 seconds (three-tenths faster...

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Kia previews their future with sharper looking 2021 Optima

Since the mid-2010s, Kia has been drawing up some pretty stylish or radical-looking designs for their production cars. If you take at the current lineup, you could say that most of Kia's present offerings look good, to say the least. As the decade winds down, automakers are looking forward to the next ten years not just in the field of...

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2020 Jeep Wrangler And Gladiator “Three O Five” Editions Are For Miami Only

Jeep is paying tribute to the “Magic City” of Miami with two “Three O Five” Edition models based on the Wrangler and Gladiator. Debuting at the Miami Auto Show this weekend, the two models are named after the 305 area code of Florida’s biggest city. They are limited to 305 units (255 Wranglers and 50 Gladiators) and specifically target local...

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American Honda's 60th Anniversary To Go With A Bang At SEMA Show

It has been 60 years since Honda arrived in the United States. Those 60 years have been fruitful and the Japanese carmaker plans to celebrate its six decades in the US with a bang by displaying a slew of modern and vintage creations at the at the 2019 SEMA Show. In particular, Honda’s modern displays are dressed up to demonstrate...

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Fisker Ocean electric crossover due in 2021 with solar roof, vegan interior

Fisker's forthcoming electric crossover now has a name: Ocean. The new model, which Fisker claims will be the most sustainable vehicle in the world, will be officially unveiled in January. Unlike the ambitious EMotion flagship, Ocean will target the volume market with a starting price below $40,000. For that, you get approximately 275 miles of total range, an interior decked...

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2021 Ford Bronco Debut Timing Announced

We've known for years that a new Ford Bronco was in the works, and now we finally know when we can expect to see it in the metal. The rugged 4x4 SUV will make its world premiere in spring 2020. Ahead of the reveal, Ford has also previewed the new Bronco logo with the horse on top, so there's that....

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How future electric cars could charge in 10 minutes

New technology could give electric cars the ability to gain 200 miles of range in less than 10 minutes, according to scientists. This doesn’t rely on a futuristic type of battery or a pie-in-the-sky technology, either. Charging electric cars far more quickly could be a simple case of warming up current lithium-ion batteries.

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Here’s How Mercedes-Benz's Automatic Driver’s Seat Adjustment Works

If you're taller than 7'3'' or shorter than 4'9'', you're out of luck. Sorry, Yao Ming and Peter Dinklage. Well, if you're either of those heights, driving a car would present challenges anyway. But, if you do fall in between those two heights and are a driver of a new Mercedes-Benz, your driver's seat can be automatically adjusted to the...

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2020 Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo

Ferrari has just lifted the wraps off its 2020 488 Challenge Evo. The new track-ready speed machine is described as an improvement in aerodynamics first and foremost, with teams now allowed to alter the level of downforce on the front axle independently of the rear axle. On top of that, the Evo comes with a souped-up body kit and looks...

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Meet the Lambo Urus ST-X, a Fully Race-Prepped SUV. Really.

As if the Urus weren't quick enough, now Lamborghini will build a racing version. The track-spec Urus ST-X was previewed as a concept in late 2018, but now Squadra Corse, the brand's motorsports division, has announced official details of the track-special SUV and its competition schedule. Lightness is key to any successful race car, and to that extent Lamborghini fitted...

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Uniti One electric car: details, specs and on-sale date

The Uniti One – currently the cheapest electric car on sale, priced from £15,100 – will be built at the firm's development and engineering hub in Norwich when production starts next year, the company has confirmed. Previously, the Swedish start-up had planned to open a pilot factory at the Silverstone Technology Park in Northamptonshire, creating 150 jobs within Uniti itself...

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Maserati's New Product Roadmap Reveals an Electrified Future

The Maserati brand is going all-electric, at least, that’s what it looks like based on the brand’s product road map. For Q3 2019 FCA, the parent company of Maserati revealed that all future Maseratis will feature an electric variant. The future of Maserati looks bright although it will be a lot quieter. To quickly gain market share, Maserati is betting...

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Volkswagen ID 4: 2020 electric SUV shown in disguised form

The electric crossover-style SUV will be a big part of the VW ID brand's range offensive in the US, as well as in Europe. Previous spyshots gave us the best glimpse of the production model next to its hatchback sibling. The bodywork similarities of the two prototypes suggest the ID 4 will be closely linked to the ID 3 it...

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McLaren Speedtail - everything you need to know about the F1's real successor

McLaren has now officially moved into the final stages of on-road testing before customer cars begin production in 2020. The Speedtail's wild styling is one thing in pictures, but on the road, this latest Ultimate Series McLaren is promising to break the boundaries of road car design, just like the F1 did over 20 years before it. Here's all you...

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Hennessey’s insane 1000hp Gladiator Maximus to be unveiled at 2019 SEMA Show

Renowned Texan tuning house Hennessey Performance is set to unveil the first production Jeep Gladiator Maximus 1000 at the 2019 SEMA tuning show. Hennessey has dialled up the Gladiator to ‘God’ mode by dropping in a 6.2-litre supercharged V8 Hellcat engine, with an HPE1000 engine upgrade upping output to a whopping 1000hp (986bhp of our imperial horsepower) and 933lb ft...

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Polestar 1 Cover Car from Need For Speed Heat Is Real, Build Shows Sci-Fi Look

We first talked about this really not a Volvo anymore contraption back in September. That's when Khyzyl Saleem, an artist whose work we featured on multiple occasions, showcased a rendering of the project on social media. As it happens, the pixel wielder was part of the team working on the upcoming arcade racing title, which explains how his design reached...

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The 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera will have a seven-speed manual transmission

Porsche is catering to the #savethemanual crowd, and we’re totally here for it. The 992 generation of 911 wasn’t previously offered with a manual, but it is now — three-pedal mafia, rejoice! To get the manual, you’ll have to step up to the Carrera S, Carrera S Cabriolet, Carrera 4S or the Carrera 4S Cabriolet. Base 911s without the ‘S’...

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Fully-Electric Audi e-Tron SUV Tops Norway's October Car Sales

The fully-electric Audi e-Tron SUV has become the top-selling vehicle in Norway, for the month of October 2019. According to the registration data shared by the Norwegian Road Federation, the Ingolstadt-based carmaker delivered 879 units of the Audi e-Tron electric SUV in Norway last month. With this, the e-Tron also surpassed the Volkswagen Golf, which now holds second place with...

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Updated Lexus UX headlights earn Top Safety Pick+ from IIHS

In May, the IIHS reported that the new Lexus UX, which is related to the Toyota C-HR, earned top "Good" scores in its crash-tests, including front- and passenger-side small overlap protection that simulates the crossover hitting a small tree or light pole and earned a Top Safety Pick award. The insurance industry-funded agency rated the active safety features that include...

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Alfa Romeo's New GTV And 8C Have Been Canned, Bigger Saloon Won't Happen Either

We couldn’t quite believe our luck. With Alfa Romeo’s long-awaited rear-wheel drive-based rebirth having already giving the world the 503bhp Giulia Quadrifoglio, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles confirmed 18 months ago that it would build successors for both the GTV and 8C. What a time to be alive. It wasn’t to be, however. During a Q3 earnings call with investors, FCA CEO...

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Ford juices Sync 4 to include wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

In a world where the automobile acts more and more like a connectivity hub, automakers continuously race to better integrate drivers' person technology. On Wednesday, Ford took a major leap as it announced improvements coming to its Sync 4 infotainment system. The followup to Sync 3 will include -- drumroll please -- wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. The...

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KLRegistry's Pick Of Thbe Week - RM208,000 1990 Nissan Skyline GTR32 Godzilla

REMARKS: 1990 Nissan GTR32 For Sale Good Cond., Neat Original Interior, Original Color, Well Mantained, Done 110k kms. MAKE: Nissan MODEL: GTR32, BNR-32 EXTERIOR: Gun Metal Grey INTERIOR: Black YEAR: 1990

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