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May 9, 2020


Geely Haoyue teases Malaysians who don't think the Proton X70 is big enough

Every new car Geely launches today is subjected to speculation over a Malaysian adaptation and renders featuring Proton's unmistakable tiger badge. This has been the case ever since the Chinese carmaker began its collaboration with the national brand, one that has only yielded a single rebadged product so far: the Proton X70. That said, consumer sentiment surrounding the makers of...

You Can Now Get the Lamborghini Huracán Evo RWD in Spyder Form

Lamborghini has just added a new version of its entry-level Huracán Evo to its lineup: the rear-wheel-drive Spyder. It's a drop-top version of the rear-drive coupe revealed earlier this year, sports the same wild looks, and packs an equally ferocious naturally-aspirated V-10 engine. Like the coupe, the 5.2-liter V-10 sitting behind the cabin in the Huracán Evo RWD Spyder makes...

New Tesla Roadster likely years away from production

At the reveal of Tesla's redesigned Roadster in 2017, the company said the car would start production in 2020. At the time we said the company was notorious for being late on deadlines, and we were right to say it. In a podcast interview with comedian Joe Rogan on Thursday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the redesigned Roadster would be...

This Rollover Video Shows Why the Jeep Wrangler Gets a Marginal IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS, has released crash test information for the current-generation Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JL. It's mostly good news, with one glaring exception: When put through IIHS’ 40-mph, driver-side small overlap frontal test, the organization's 2019 Wrangler Unlimited JL Sport rolled over on its side. According to IIHS, after FCA raised questions with the test—the...

Why hand sanitiser damages your car – and how to prevent it

The coronavirus crisis has led to huge demand for hand sanitiser. And while nobody is suggesting you shouldn’t clean and disinfect your hands, that could be bad news for your car’s interior. Ford engineers have warned that chemicals found in everyday products, including hand sanitisers, sun lotions and insect repellent, can cause interior surfaces to wear prematurely. Many hand sanitisers...

Volvo could have hands-free highway driving tech by 2022

Volvo has been vocal about its progress regarding autonomous driving, and this year is no different. Their latest development? Volvo's upcoming models can be specified with LIDAR technology to further enhance the autonomous driving experience. But first, what is LIDAR and how does it work? LIDAR stands for Light Detection and Ranging or Laser Imaging, Detection, and Ranging. It's commonly...

Five-Year-Old Steals the Family SUV to Purchase a Lamborghini

While most kids save up their allowances to buy a new bicycle or skateboard, one frightful five-year-old from Ogden, Utah just north of Salt Lake City set his sights on a Lamborghini. After begging his mother for a Lambo to no avail, the problem child eventually snagged the family's Dodge Journey and hightailed it south towards his sister's house in...

Lotus Heritage Editions Honor Its Storied Racing History

Lotus Cars’ success in the world of Formula 1 was unprecedented during the time of the original Team Lotus. During its decades-long run (from 1958 to 1994), Team Lotus was able to win 79 races, earn multiple championships. Now, Lotus Cars is paying tribute to this racing history by unveiling four new Elise Classic Heritage Editions. All four Elise Classic...

It Sounds Like Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Is Done For

In a world of cringe-worthy car shows about manufactured deadlines and fake workshop tension, Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is a welcome bright spot. The show features famous personalities—mostly comedians who are friends with Seinfeld—driving around in cool vintage metal, talking about a wide variety of fascinating topics. According to Seinfeld, however, it doesn't sound like we'll be...

Ferrari is Still Planning 2 New Models for 2020, But They Have Been Delayed

In mid-April, we reported that Ferrari’s year of consolidation was likely to be more consolidating than expected with the two new models expected for 2020 potential delayed until 2021. This news was followed as the calendar switched to May with GMC delaying the new Hummer EV and Ford delaying delivers for the Mustang Mach-E. Fortunately, for Ferrari, the speculation about...

2021 Maserati Levante Spied Hiding Its Updated Interior

The Maserati Levante is turning four this year. The Italian marque started selling the luxury SUV in the United States in 2016 for the 2017 model year. With that, it's about time for Maserati to give its SUV a much-needed refresh – and we're starting to see prototypes running around, albeit, don't expect too much in terms of exterior aesthetic...

Customer Bugatti Divo specs surface ahead of first deliveries

Bugatti announced last week that its flagship hypercar, the Divo, will enter production later this year. Although it shares its chassis and powertrain with the Chiron, all-new bodywork and a re-fettled chassis have, according to Bugatti, been designed to make the Divo a sweeter-handling hypercar. The latest news from Molsheim outlines the incredible lengths each of the 40 customers can...

2020 Kia Sorento gets new blindspot camera system

Kia's upcoming new Sorento will be the first European Kia to feature a new type of camera-based display to help solve the issue of blindspots. The system, called Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM), will be offered from launch and uses wide-angle cameras mounted on the door mirrors. They relay a video feed to the SUV's 12.3in digital instrument cluster, briefly replacing...

Get Up Close and Personal with the Uber-Fast Ducati Superleggera V4

At the begininng of the year, Italian bike maker Ducati announced the launch of yet another racing-derived motorcycle, the Superleggera V4, the “most powerful and technologically advanced production Ducati ever built.” Planned as a limited production run of 500 units, the new model is waiting for the production lines to start rolling at full speed after the closures dictated by...

Future Hyundai Santa Cruz truck body spied completely naked

Hyundai is taking a crack at the small truck game with its Ranchero-style Santa Cruz—it’ll be unibody like a car, we’re told, but with a bed in the rear for carrying light loads. Thanks to a photo submitted to Motor1, we’re now getting a better look at the upcoming vehicle. Test mules for the vehicle were spotted driving around in...

The 350bhp, 538lb ft Alpina D3 S Is Here For Autobahn Heroism

Alpina does things a little differently to the horde of German tuning companies. Technically not a tuning company at all, Alpina is classified as a manufacturer whose cars are part-built on BMW’s own production line, before being finished at a specialist factory in Buchloe. They even roll out of the facility with an Alpina-specific VIN. As such, its latest car,...

Chevy Camaro in for Wild Cherry package, complete with new paint color

Chevrolet didn't forget about its pony car. The Chevy Camaro is in for a new package and a new paint color, according to GM fleet ordering guides. Muscle Cars and Trucks first reported the news on Thursday and detailed what's called the "Wild Cherry Design Package." Photos of the package aren't available yet, but the outlet likens the package, complete...

Porsche adds more functionality to Porsche Track Precision App

Track telemetry functions are becoming more and more common with high-end sports cars, whether it's with the Mercedes-AMG Track Pace built-in system, or today's subject, the Porsche Track Precision App. The latter is a free phone app compatible with select Porsche models, and the company is expanding its feature set with Apple CarPlay compatibility and additional race tracks. The CarPlay...


Even though the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport hasn’t been officially unveiled like it was supposed to this spring, we know just about everything there is to know about it. Essentially, it will be a more rugged, off-road offering to a sea of blasé crossovers. Recent leaks and rumors from broncosportforum have now given us more details that show the Bronco...

New all-electric Nissan e-NV200 XL Voltia van launched

Nissan has revealed a larger version of its all-electric e-NV200 panel van, called the e-NV200 XL. The new, upsized model is a collaboration between Nissan and European engineering firm Voltia, and it’s due to go on sale in the UK later this year. The XL Voltia features a box extension that expands the length and height of the standard e-NV200’s...

Long before Tesla existed, Mercedes-Benz tested solar-charged all-electric sedans

The first modern electric cars went on sale in significant numbers about a decade ago, but automakers were experimenting with increasingly modern electric powertrains for decades leading up to that. In 1990, Mercedes-Benz unveiled an electric version of its 190E sedan, dubbed 190E Elektro. A more fleshed-out version appeared at the 1991 Geneva Motor Show the following year. As Mercedes'...

2021 BMW 5 Series LCI facelift revealed via leaked images

The images seem to come from an upcoming press pack, given they are taken in a studio of some kind and show the typical three-quarter view of the front and rear. We can see it is wearing the M Sport pack and the badge on the back tells us we’re looking at the 530e hybrid. From the front you’d be...

The Latest Suzuki Jimny Porn? Its Available Retro Graphics Sets

Come on, Suzuki. You're killing us. Just yesterday we were talking about how aftermarket pickup conversions for your tiny 4x4 were sending our Jimny lust into overdrive. And we've previously gone nuts about the various body kits that turn the Jimny into neo-retro versions of the Ford Bronco. Now we find out that the accessories catalog for the Jimny in...

Why your EV doesn’t have the high-tech batteries Koenigsegg is using

The Koenigsegg Regera is a performance hybrid with direct drive, meaning that, off the line, it uses the 664 lb-ft of instant electric torque generated by its trio of electric motors to get going before its 1100-plus-hp, 5.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8 kicks in for the fastest 0–250-mph run one can experience in a car. Having no gears to speak of helps...

KLRegistry's Pick Of The Week - RM163,000 Raya Sale: 2015 Subaru Levorg Sti Advance Wagon Fully Modified

** Original Black Exterior Colour ** Clean and LIKE NEW Black Interior ** Advanced Package ** Impreza WRX STi Ver.11 Forged Wheels ** Pirelli Dragon Sports Tires (with 70% thread left) ** Bilstein B8 Suspension ** Endless 6 pot brakes with STi Brake Hoses ** STi S206 Seats with SRS Airbag ** HKS FA20 Exhaust System ** HKS Mid Pipes...

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