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November 16, 2019

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The Volvo XC90 PHEV just got better

Fresh off from launching its latest S60 saloon recently, Volvo Car Malaysia keeps its momentum going by officially announcing the refreshed XC90 model this week. The range features a T5 Momentum base offering, followed by the electrified T8 Inscription and T8 Inscription Plus flagship duo. As for prices, the base T5 variant commands RM373,888 while the electrified range-toppers retail from...

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BMW's First Electric Sedan Will Have More Power Than an M3

BMW debuted its electric sub-brand with two unusual cars—the i3 city car and the mid-engine i8, but its next EVs will be more conventional. The iX3 crossover will arrive next year, and in 2021, we'll get the i4 sedan. It should be a serious performer.

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Penske reportedly in talks to buy Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 team

American racing mogul Roger Penske may be in negotiations to acquire the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Formula 1 team, which would increase the size and reach of a powerhouse racing organization that already owns the IndyCar series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway itself. F1 Insider reported Friday that Penske is just one potential suitor for Daimler's works racing team, which the site...

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THE PRODUCTION ASPARK OWL EV IS SO QUICK TO 60 MPH, IT MIGHT ACTUALLY BE UNCOMFORTABLE

If it seems like you’ve been barraged with electric vehicle news, congratulations: You’ve been paying attention. From the Ford Mustang Mach-E to intriguing plug-in VW longroofs to electric pickup restomods, there’s been a flood of EV announcements of late. To round out the market, you’ve got to have a few battery-powered hypercars. And for the time being, it seems like...

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Can the Chevrolet Menlo spark interest in the EV crowd?

Whether you like it or not, electric cars are here to stay. Nowadays, you can get them in all sorts of body styles too, from hatch, to sedan, and even crossover. So here's another EV crossover to add to that list: the Chevrolet Menlo. The Menlo is actually based on the Buick Velite 6, a wagon/crossover also with EV power....

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2020 Acura MDX PMC Edition Is Handcrafted By The Same Experts Who Make The NSX

The countdown to the Los Angeles Auto Show continues as Acura has announced plans to unveil the MDX PMC Edition. Set to be unveiled on November 20th, the MDX PMC Edition follows in the footsteps of the TLX PMC Edition that was unveiled earlier this year. Just like the sedan, the crossover will be hand-assembled at the company’s Performance Manufacturing...

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McLaren Elva Unveiled As 800-HP Supercar Without Any Windows

The McLaren Eva is here and surprises us with its barebones approach to speed. So barebones, in fact, that it doesn’t have any glass. You gotta bring a helmet or at least some goggles. There's something to be said for an open-top car. The feeling of the wind in your hair, the sun on your face--it's why convertibles exist. It's...

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Volkswagen breaks ground on plant expansion for US-made electric cars

Volkswagen has broken ground on an $800 million expansion of its Tennessee production facility that will eventually house assembly lines for electric vehicles. The Wednesday announcement marks the beginning of a shift toward battery-electric vehicles for the U.S. market. While Americans will not see this generation of VW's new ID 3 battery-electric hatchback, the lines that will eventually be built...

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THOR 24 Is the 3,424-HP, 24-Cylinder, 12-Blower Semi of Doom

If you thought the Transformers were only in the movies, you've never been to Lake Havasu City on the California/Arizona border. The Colorado River cuts through the desert tourist spot, but up on the north end of town, an airport hangar holds what looks like Optimus Prime's bigger and more badass older brother: THOR 24. Dreamed up by Southern California...

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Peugeot to enter Le Mans 2022 with hybrid hypercar

Peugeot has announced plans to return to Le Mans once the Hypercar class is well established. The new racer will join the Aston Martin Valkyrie and Toyota GR SuperSport on the grid in 2022. Peugeot last won Le Mans in 2009 with the diesel-powered 908 HDI FAP. It was due to race in 2012, but backed out at the eleventh...

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First Look at New Ferrari Roma Coupe That's an Instant Classic

The Ferrari Roma is meant to evoke the La Nuova Dolce Vita, and with stunning modern looks, a powerful turbocharged V-8, and clever performance and design tricks, a bit of the sweet life can be yours, too, with Maranello's latest. We're in the Eternal City, from which the Roma takes its inspiration. Like the Ferrari Portofino, Modena, Maranello, and others,...

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The Lotus Elan Could Come Back, and It’ll Take the Porsche 718 Boxster Head On

The iconic Lotus Elan could return to the market after nearly three decades. The British company is reportedly considering a revival of the nameplate for a brand-new drop-top sports car that will slot above the Elise in the lineup. The revival won’t happen until 2021 though, as that is when Lotus will have the proper platform for such a car.

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Electric Range Rover due in 2022

An electric Range Rover looks set to launch in 2022, following the arrival of plug-in hybrid and mild-hybrid variants that are planned for the fifth-generation model’s launch in 2021. The new Range Rover will be built on Land Rover’s new Modular Longitudinal Architecture (MLA) platform, which can support battery-electric, plug-in hybrid and mild-hybrid powertrains. Land Rover has been testing prototypes...

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Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Sports Cup Edition Gets Visual Tweaks

While we’re patiently waiting for Porsche to come out with the hardcore 718 Cayman GT4 RS, the company’s German division is introducing a special edition of the road-legal track toy. Unveiled last weekend at the Hockenheimring, the limited-run coupe goes by the name of “Sports Cup Edition” and comes to celebrate the 15thanniversary of the Porsche Sports Cup Germany –...

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Updated Honda Civic gets styling and interior tweaks

The refreshed Honda Civic, arriving early next year, has a restyled front end, an upgraded interior and new colour options. There's an additional lower grille section around the foglights, while the main grille has been simplified in a move designed to give the front profile “a cleaner, more aerodynamic design”. Full LED headlights are also available for the first time,...

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New 2020 Skoda Octavia revealed – value-driven hatch and estate head upmarket

The all-new Skoda Octavia has been revealed, building on the model’s traditionally value-driven package with a sleek new look, lots of tech and electrified powertrains. Although its basic underpinnings are shared with the previous-generation Octavia, like the recently revealed Golf it does incorporate the biggest update to the widely used MQB platform yet. A new Octavia vRS is also on...

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Sleek, China-Bound Denza X EV Crossover Is Designed by Mercedes-Benz

The Stuttgart-based automaker created Denza back in 2010 by teaming up with local partner BYD to make and sell electric cars in the People’s Republic. Right now it only sells a single model, the Denza 500 hatchback (named after the number of kilometers it can travel on a single charge), but it plans to add a crossover to the range...

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Ford's new electric crossover will officially be named 'Mustang Mach-E'

Ford will be expanding its Mustang range to include its new all-electric crossover — or at least, that’s what it’s officially naming the SUV the “Mustang Mach-E” suggests. Rumours of the “Mach-E” part of the name have been circulating for a long while, but this is the first hard confirmation we’ve got the crossover will also wear a Mustang badge.

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2020 Mercedes Benz S-Class Spied With Production Ready Elements

Mercedes-Benz seems really busy with the next-generation S-Class and going by numerous spy pics that have surfaced online in the past, the upcoming W223 looks really promising. We have seen some new updates in the test mule everytime the car has been spotted and the recent spy shots of the car being tested near its headquarters in Stuttgart give us...

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2020 Mazda CX-5 comes standard with more safety tech

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 crossover is getting a $740 price bump over last year's model—an increase which Mazda says is offset by new standard equipment and other small updates. At the core of the 2020 CX-5's updates are a series of tweaks intended to improve the compact crossover's refinement. Mazda says its engineers have further mitigated intrusive road noise and...

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The Maserati Gran Turismo Zeda Is A Colourful Last Hurrah For An N/A Hero

The Maserati Gran Turismo is a true survivor of the motoring world. It’s clung on in there for 12 years, still rocking a naturally-aspirated V8 while rivals have downsized and sprouted turbochargers. It’s a dinosaur by all accounts, but a loveable one. And so, now Maserati has finally ended production, we can’t help but be a little sad. Happily, to...

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Hummer electric pickup truck scheduled to kick off brand's rebirth in 2021

Hummer went away during General Motors bankruptcy restructuring, which at the time, was understandable. Americans were crunched for cash and dumped their thirsty SUVs for smaller, more efficient cars. As we knock on a new decade's door, my, how things have changed. Crossovers, SUVs and pickups are king and off-road models have struck a chord with buyers. That's left GM...

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MORRIS NAME RETURNS AS A RETRO PURE-ELECTRIC VAN MAKER

THE MORRIS name is set to once again return to UK roads with this, the ultra-cute retro Morris JE, after a British-based investment firm announced it’s preparing to revive the famous marque. Warwickshire-based China Ventures is set on reviving Morris’ van-making division, and bringing to market a range of new commercial goods vehicles. That means modern day versions of iconic...

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Salomé Yachts: former bugatti designer debuts first sports tender

Sports car designer etienne salomé has penned some of most beautiful cars on the roads today, including none other than the one-off bugatti ‘la voiture noire‘. his sporty, sculptural ideas have now turned nautical, though, as he launches the eponymous brand salomé yachts. and, as the first concept, he has designed a 60 knot sports tender inspired by his favorite...

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KLRegistry's Pick Of The Week - RM1,190,000 2014 Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4

REMARKS: 2014 Lamborghini Huracan For Sale Mint Condition, Neat Interior, Front Lifter, Sportive Leather, Sports Exhaust, Glass Engine Bay, Carbon Rear Spolier, Front Rear Paking Sensor, Reverse Camera, Low Miles Done 15k Miles MAKE: Lamborghini MODEL: Huracan Coupe EXTERIOR: White INTERIOR: Black YEAR: 2014

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