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February 16, 2020

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Launched: 2020 Proton X70 CKD – from RM94,800

National carmaker Proton rolled out the fully localised version of its Geely-based X70 offering today, bringing forth several minor changes plus a slight price cut. Here's everything you ought to know about the now locally assembled (CKD) version of the X70. The 1.8-litre turbocharged 4cyl heart is retained from before,but it has been fettled to offer 5 per cent more...

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The Pagani Imola Is a Wild Track-Ready Huayra With 827 Horsepower

After months of teasing, Pagani has finally, officially revealed the Imola. It's an ultra-limited variant of the Huayra with tons of new aero upgrades and over 100 more horsepower. Just five have been built, and all of them have been sold. The Imola gets its name from the Italian race track at which testing for the car was done. Pagani...

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Manual-equipped, 825-horsepower Signature Series Shelby Mustang is how we'd sign our lives away

Ford tuner extraordinaire Shelby American continues to churn out hard-hitting muscle. Hot on the heels of the company's 825-horsepower Super Snake Mustang unveiled in December comes a new Mustang boasting the same power. This one is a tribute to company founder Carroll Shelby and bears his signature. The car is called the Carroll Shelby Signature Series Mustang, and it was...

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Hyundai Prophecy EV Sedan Concept Will Preview Brand's Evolving Style

Hyundai is using the Geneva motor show to take the wraps off an electric concept sedan to showcase the brand's evolving design language, as well as its latest EV tech. Dubbed Prophecy, the concept has been glimpsed mostly from the back so far, with the teaser image showing wide wheel arch flares and a thin, horizontal spoiler. The vertical taillights...

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Toyota gives American Supras more muscle

Less than a year into the Supra’s life, Toyota has chosen to deploy a more powerful version, albeit only in America. New 2021 model year cars will get a substantial boost, up from 335hp to 382hp. These upgrades come from a new dual-branch exhaust manifold, with six ports instead of two. This helps with heat management, while a new piston...

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2020 Toyota Yaris Hybrid can do 36 km/l

Not to be outdone by Honda, Toyota has also released the official numbers for their Yaris Hybrid. It's about time too since it's been months since Toyota first showed the car. Almost four months have passed without them giving more detailed specifications, so this is a welcome bit of news. By this time, we all know that the Yaris Hybrid...

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Meet The New Tayron X, VW’s Latest Coupe SUV Designed Specifically For China

VW is getting ready to launch the new Tayron X in China through its joint venture with FAW, the coupe variant of the also locally-produced Tayron. China’s PCAuto came across the model’s pre-launch information, with FAW-VW expected to launch the new Tayron X later this year. Previewed by the thinly-disguised SUV Coupe concept at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show, the...

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Next-Gen Ford Focus RS Looks To Be Plug-In Hybrid

Ever changing EU CO2 regulations have cancelled plans for a 'mild hybrid' and instead forced Ford to go back to the drawing board to develop a plug in hybrid version of the Focus RS. The move puts the new version of the wildly popular pocket rocket on hold indefinitely until a suitable motor combination is worked out. The Focus RS...

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Nikola Badger Electric Pick Up

In November, just after the reveal of the Tesla Cybertruck, Nikola CEO Trevor Milton picked the perfect time for the first glimpse of Nikola’s pickup designed “to hit a broader market.” At that time Milton teased Tesla CEO Elon Musk over Twitter that he was “happy to let you build it since we won’t.” That turns out to be a...

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Ball and Buck Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler: The Luxury Jeep You Didn't Know You Wanted

If you're still kicking yourself for selling your 1981 Jeep Scrambler back in the day, we have some good news for you: A macho outdoorsy menswear outfit that goes by the name Ball and Buck will build you an even better one. Of course, you'll pay $65,000 to $95,000 for the privilege, but the custom CJ-8 of your dreams will...

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Lucid Shows 400-Mile-Range Air Electric Sedan to Future Owners

Lucid CEO Peter Rawlinson places a carry-on bag on the stage at the company's new showroom and headquarters in Newark, California. He pops it open and pulls out the Lucid Air's motor, transmission, and inverter as one single piece. It's a bit of showmanship for the automotive startup, but it's also an illustration of the engineer turned boss's plan to...

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Porsche’s Dual-Macan Strategy Is About More Than Easing the Shift Into Electrification

When the current Porsche Macan makes its generational shift in 2022 or 2023, it was originally expected to make the shift into EV territory as well. The original “plan” was for the next-gen Macan to be offered only as an EV and ditch the ICE altogether. All that has apparently changed, at least to some extent, if a new report...

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Citroen C5 Aircross Hybrid: details, specs and prices

Having made its debut at the Brussels Motor Show in January, the new Citroen Aircross Hybrid has officially gone on sale in the UK, priced from £35,340. First deliveries of the plug-in hybrid SUV are set to take place this summer. The C5 Aircross Hybrid features a 13.2kWh lithium-ion battery capable of delivering up to 34 miles of electric-only, zero-emissions...

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Audi Plans To Build A Tiny, Electric City Car

Audi has lots of electric vehicles on the way, and a tiny, Europe-focused subcompact model is apparently among them. The Four Rings' product marketing boss Fermín Soneira Santos confirms to Auto Express that the vehicle is still in the planning stages. "It is on our horizon, yes. It’s not yet designed, but yes, we have a chance to have cars...

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250bhp Toyota GR Corolla hot hatch in the pipeline

The dust is still to settle from the reveal of the stirring new GR Yaris, and although the first cars won’t hit the UK until the end of the year, rumours of yet another Gazoo Racing hot hatch have already arisen. Reported by our sister title Auto Express, a performance GR Corolla is due to hit UK shores by 2023....

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New Volkswagen Golf GTD previewed ahead of Geneva debut

Volkswagen has confirmed that the GTD version of its new Golf will make its debut at the Geneva motor show next month. The front end of the diesel-powered warm hatchback, previewed in an official rendering, looks to feature broadly similar styling to the standard Golf, but it will gain a distinctive light pattern in its lower grille, like the plug-in...

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McLaren Improves 570S GT4 Racing Car With Endurance Braking Kit

Introduced in 2016 as a racing car for the GT4 class, the 570S GT4 enters its fourth season of competition with an all-new optional extra. “Endurance braking kit” is how McLaren calls it, available either from the factory or as a retrofit. Homologated for racing from March 1st, the endurance braking kit combines six-piston front calipers with uprated discs, pads,...

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First Look: 2021 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster

Aston Martin says its latest Vantage is its most “driver-focused” model line ever. Now, for 2021, said focus can be enjoyed al fresco, the Roadster version of Aston’s lightest – I suspect that’s where that driver focus comes from – sportster set to hit the street late summer of 2020. Said roadster will be plenty rapid, the company quoting 3.8...

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Behold The VW Arteon Shooting Brake Without Any Camo

Our SUV infested world needs more wagons. And that’s science fact. Sort of. So, we are delighted to announce that VW has made an Arteon ‘Shooting Brake’, and although it’s not due to be revealed until later this year, a completely undisguised prototype has been papped undergoing winter testing. The tiny, studded-tyre-shod wheels aren’t doing it any favours, but we’ve...

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2021 Toyota Highlander XSE gets an aggressive update

It seems like Toyota just introduced its redesigned, fourth-generation Highlander utility vehicle, but the automaker is wasting no time fleshing out the lineup. A sportier XSE model is set to join the family. It just debuted on the eve of the 2020 Chicago Auto Show's first media day, and here are some of its finer points. Compared to a standard...

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Czinger preparing 21C hybrid hypercar for Geneva debut

Kevin Czinger — with a silent C — has spent the past 11 years that we know of trying out various automotive concepts in Southern California. The Yale Law School graduate who built hot rods as a youth in Cleveland co-founded Coda Automotive in 2009, which tried to get off the ground with a re-engineered Chinese sedan converted to an...

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FORD EXPLORER XLT SPORT APPEARANCE PACKAGE RETURNS

In an attempt to draw in more young buyers, the Blue Oval has just announced that the fan-favorite Sport Appearance Package for the Ford Explorer XLT will be returning to the options list this summer for the 2021 model year. The announcement comes after a rather tumultuous first year of sales for the newly redesigned SUV. The Ford Explorer XLT...

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futura 2000 reveals hand-painted BMW M2 during frieze LA 2020

futura 2000 and BMW have unveiled their collaborative M2 art car at frieze los angeles 2020. hand-painted by the american artist, it features an all-over graffiti treatment bearing his unique signature of dripping paint, skewed lines and concentric forms. inside, the trim strips on the instrument panel and the centre console of each vehicle boast a special, individually created futura...

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2,700-HP AMG Cigarette Boat Inspires Matching Mercedes-AMG G63 SUV

AMG is notorious for making ordinary Mercs look, go, and sound like properly antisocial maniacs. But not always—sometimes, it gets the inclination to take its talents to the high seas. Today, AMG announced the latest chapter in a partnership with Cigarette Racing to build a special-edition watercraft, and to make sure its land lovin' customer base doesn't feel left out,...

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KLRegistry's Pick Of The Week - RM262,000 UNREG Lexus RX200t 2.0 Luxury SUV,P/BOOT,3 LED,PRE-CRASH

NEW STOCK!!! NEW STOCK!!! NEW STOCK!!! PRICE CAN NEGO!!! DONT MISS OUT!!! WELCOME TEST DRIVE,WILL GIVE FOR GOOD SERVICE AND BEST PRICE!!! LEUXS RX200T 2.0T Car Chassis Number 1320 Manufactured 2016 Year Unregister,LOCAL AP HOLDER (KL) Car Specification: * Black Colour Exterior * Black Colour Interior * 3 L.E.D Eye Headlamp * Power Boot * Precrash Sensor * Lane Assit...

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