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January 25, 2020


Jeep is back again in Malaysia

Yes, that's right, one of the planet's most iconic names in all-things 4x4 and SUVs are back in the local market, hopefully for much longer than it did with DRB-Hicom previously. So let us all say hello and welcome – again – to the Jeep brand. Following a soft launch event held at its new home in Glenmarie last weekend,...

This Firm in the U.K. Will Sell You a Fully Running F1 Car for $2 Million

Tour de Force (TDF), a racing specialist shop in the United Kingdom, has announced plans to sell five Formula 1 cars that have been modified for track day duty. Based on three Marussia and two Sauber chassis from the 2011 and 2012 F1 seasons, they've been simplified and modernized so anyone with enough bravery could theoretically get behind the wheel...

New Brumos Collection museum is a trip through Porsche history

The newly opened Brumos Collection museum in Jacksonville, Florida, is the beautiful remnants of a racing team, a dealership, and a distributorship. The Brumos Collection focuses on vintage Porsches, many of them race cars, but also features an assortment of other vintage vehicles. The collection has been famous for quite some time, but it was only viewable by invitation. Now,...

Subaru EV Concept Looks like a Crosstrek Cybertruck

Subaru said it plans to get at least 40 percent of its global sales from full-electric or hybrid vehicles by 2030. And at a technology briefing held in Tokyo, the company went a step further, saying in the first half of the 2030s, it plans to electrify every vehicle in its global lineup; by 2031, it will cut carbon dioxide...


More than a decade after Tesla announced its first wholly-produced car, the Model S saloon, the American brand is introducing its first mid-size crossover, the Model Y. It’s expected to be a hugely significant new model that could sell in high numbers. According to Tesla founder Elon Musk, the Model Y is expected to outsell the company’s other models combined....

Bentley launches a ski-drive holiday – but it isn’t cheap

Set in the Rocky Mountains, Bentley and Bomber will host a group of ski enthusiasts at a six-day, five-night experience. Eighteen places are available on this ‘once-in-a-lifetime experience’. Six-time Olympic medallist and five-time World Champion skier Bode Miller will be on hand to provide expert guidance and coaching to skiers of all abilities. Skiers are promised access to areas only...

This is the all-new (international) Honda Jazz in LHD

For the longest time, Honda has been referring to its all-new hatchback as the Fit. Now while we all know it here as the Jazz, the automaker hasn’t exactly called the fourth-generation model by its other name…until now. After making its global debut at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show last October, Honda has officially revealed the international version of the...

Next-Gen Volvo XC90 Getting An Electric Variant

The Volvo XC90 got a facelift last year, but new details are starting to emerge about the next-generation model which is due in 2022. According to Autocar, the redesigned XC90 will ride on an updated version of the SPA architecture. Little is known about the platform, but it is also slated to underpin next-generation S60 / V60 and S90 /...

Maserati Ups Its Game With Special Editions, Savings

While the world hungrily awaits the entree that is Maserati’s new home-grown sportscar, the Italian company is currently serving up something tasty indeed. In an effort to broaden its already attractive but precious line up, the company is enhancing its 2020 models with appearance packages, more equipment and, surprisingly, even lower prices. Let’s see what’s new. First and foremost, Maserati...

EQC 400 4MATIC; designo selenitgrau magno; AMG Line; Ledernachbildung ARTICO / Mikrofaser DINAMICA schwarz; (Stromverbrauch kombiniert: 20,8 – 19,7 kWh/100 km; CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 0 g/km) //

EQC 400 4MATIC; designo selenite grey magno; AMG Line; ARTICO man-made leather / DINAMICA microfiber black; (combined electric energy consumption: 20.8 - 19.7 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km)

Mercedes unfazed by battery-supply issues for EQC, still targeting 50,000 in 2020

The Mercedes-Benz EQC electric SUV was originally supposed to be on U.S. streets and highways by now. Daimler called the decision to delay sales in the U.S. until 2021 a strategic one, so it could focus on Europe. Yet based on a report from Reuters, citing sales figures, Mercedes has struggled to sell a fraction of what it intended, even...

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Is a Hardcore Off-Road Special Edition

The Rubicon Recon is back. The new trim level is now available on the 2020 Jeep Wrangler, donning red and black accents and serious off-road capability. Jeep offered the Rubicon Recon on the previous JK Wrangler, but this is the first time it has appeared on the new-generation JL model. The trim gets standard LED headlights and taillights, and a...

Next Ford Fusion Takes Shape as a Subaru Outback–Style Lifted Wagon

We now have more proof that the Ford Fusion will soon be recast as a Subaru Outback–style lifted wagon, as was first reported in 2018. The evidence comes both from the spy photos of a prototype test mule you see here and from an Autocar report containing more information about the next-generation Ford Mondeo (the Fusion's Europe-market twin). If you're...

The DeLorean DMC-12 is Finally Making a Comeback With More Power, Better Tech

The whole new DeLorean Motor Company situation has been happening for a while. Production of “New” DMC-12s was supposed to start way back in 2017 but due to a delay in the Low Volume Manufacturers Act – an act that allows companies to build up to 325 examples of cars at least 25 years old – all of that has...

AIWAYS U5: production version of electric SUV set for Geneva debut

Chinese electric-car company AIWAYS has announced it will reveal the final production version of its U5 SUV at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Visitors to the show will be able to drive the car on a 10-minute indoor route, after registering at the AIWAYS stand. AIWAYS is also promising to reveal a new concept, called the U6ion, at the...

Cadillac CT4-V, CT5-V Flagships Will Offer Manual Trans: Report

The mystery surrounding Cadillac’s forthcoming super sedans is getting deeper. We’ve caught a few high-performance CT4-V and CT5-V prototypes over the last several months, and we even were privy to a video giving us a taste of what engines might be underneath the hood. Meanwhile, rumors galore have been flying like UFOs at Area 51, with the latest being both...

New 2020 Seat Leon to be revealed on Tuesday

The fourth-generation of the Spanish brand's Ford Focus rival will be revealed at a dedicated event on January 28th. Seat insiders have called the new car the biggest step forward in the model's history, with a significant improvement in cabin technology and the introduction of variants with electrified powertrains. The latest picture expands on the fleeting view of the Leon’s...

£6million Lancia collection of dreams to go under the hammer

Founded by the man once responsible for RM Sotheby’s European operations, Max Girado, specialist car dealer Girardo & Co has been tasked with putting the world’s most complete collection of significant racing Lancias under the hammer later this year. The ‘Campion Collection’ will make its first public appearance at the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic in Florida, USA, on January 25-26....

2021 Mercedes E-Class Is Almost Here, Here's an Accurate Rendering

As we've repeatedly shown you over in our spyshots, the E-Class refresh features new headlights, a different grille and long taillights, all of which will make the car look like the CLS-Class. But Mercedes recently showed prototypes with liter camouflage, and there was even a leak, thanks to the picture of the car they always put in their infotainment. Using...

Lexus imagines far-out vehicles built just for the moon

We always thought Lexus’ grille gave off an out-of-this-world vibe, but it seems the company is now doubling down on the space motif with a series of vehicles designed for a lunar mission. The project was done for art and fashion magazine Document Journal, which chose Lexus as one of the contributors to its “The Lunar Design Portfolio.” Seven different...

Toyota Has Made A FWD CVT GR Yaris, Reportedly Develops Just 118bhp

Perhaps the most incredible thing about the GR Yaris is that the all-wheel drive hot hatch isn’t a super-limited edition special. Toyota will need to build 25,000 of the things to satisfy homologation rules if it’s able to enter a fully-prepped version in the World Rally Championship. But it’s not quite that simple. It’s specifically the three-door body that needs...

Two awesome Mercedes-Benz Unimog trucks set a new altitude world record

The Mercedes-Benz Unimog has built its 70-year reputation on being an unstoppable workhorse and off-road vehicle, and it can now add something new to its resume: world-record holder. A pair of Unimogs -- U 5023 models, to be specific -- were part of an expedition that climbed the Ojos del Salado volcano in Chile, setting the world record for a...

Porsche ends two-decade Super Bowl commercial hiatus with 'The Heist'

Porsche will return to the Super Bowl commercial frenzy after a hiatus lasting more than two decades, the company confirmed Friday. The spot will be called "The Heist," and Porsche teased us earlier Friday with the first 60 seconds of this 2:30 commercial depicting a playful caper being pulled off at the company's museum in Stuttgart. As the spot opens,...


It has been a few months since Ford unvieled their hardcore track only version of their Ford GT supercar: the $1.2 million Ford GT Mk II. Limited to only 45 units, the Mk II isn’t just exclusive because of its high price tag. Along with that rarity comes the owner’s ability to have the car painted however they see fit,...

metallica frontman's built-from-scratch vintage car collection goes on view in LA

opening to the public on february 1st 2020, a collection of james hetfield’s automobiles, guitars, memorabilia and photos will be showcased at the petersen automotive museum in los angeles. the exhibition ‘reclaimed rust: the james hetfield collection’ is a celebration of heavy metal band metallica, and its lead vocalist’s nine, most prized custom-vintage cars. hetfield, a lifelong car enthusiast, views...

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