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June 13, 2020

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The Mercedes-Maybach Night Edition costs over RM1million

In the US, a standard Mercedes-Maybach S650 will set you back $202,550, or roughly RM866,104. You do get quite a lot for the money, mind – not least a 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 with 621bhp and 1,000Nm of torque. But what if you want a bit more exclusivity? Well, say hello to the $242,950 (RM1.03mil+) S650 Night Edition. Seems like a...

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The 2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS Brings Back a Snarling V-8

The last Porsche Cayenne GTS embraced downsizing, swapping out a naturally aspirated V-8 for a twin-turbo V-6. That brought more power and torque, but at the expense of character. Thankfully, the V-8 is back for this, the 2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS. This new Cayenne GTS is following the same formula set by Porsche's latest GTS models—handling and interior upgrades combined...

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Pre-production, aluminum-bodied Aston Martin V12 Zagato can be yours

Early last decade, Aston Martin rolled out the Vantage-based V12 Zagato race car to mark the 50th anniversary of when Aston Martin and Zagato first worked together on the DB4GT Zagato. It also served as a reboot of the partnership between the two historic firms and proved so popular that a run of road-going examples, 150 all up, quickly followed....

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Honda in Recovery Mode after Monday’s Cyberattack

Honda has confirmed a cyberattack on its corporate computer networks that has brought some of its worldwide operations to a standstill. According to a statement, “Work is being undertaken to minimize the impact and to restore full functionality of production, sales and development activities.” The company also says no data has been breached, just held for ransom, hence the name....

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New all-electric Fiat 500 hatchback revealed

Fiat has revealed the new all-electric 500 hatchback and opened reservations for the launch la Prima model. Prices for the well-specced launch version start from £29,995 (or £26,995 including the Plug-in Car Grant. This makes it £2,000 cheaper than the electric 500 convertible revealed earlier this year. More affordable electric 500 versions are expected later. The new 500 electric has...

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2021 Chevrolet Spark gets more active safety kit, new trim levels

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word Chevrolet? If's it's trucks and SUVs, we can't blame you for that. After all, Chevrolet makes one of the biggest SUVs you can buy these days, the Suburban. But they have small cars too, and they just recently updated one of them. That model is the Spark,...

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BMW Celebrates 65 Years Of The Groundbreaking Isetta

In 2020 BMW is celebrating 65 years of the birth of one of its more iconic cars, the Isetta. Born as a result of post-war German industry, the Isetta was a vehicle with the narrow European streets in mind. The Isetta was known for its quirks. It only had one door, which was at the front of the vehicle, and...

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2021 Nissan Rogue Shows Its Face Before June 15 Debut

A new Nissan Rogue is right around the corner. After photos of the new 2021 model leaked recently, Nissan is now ready to show the new crossover off for real. This initial photo shows the front end and profile but we'll have to wait until Monday, June 15 to see the Rogue in full. From what we can see so...

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Rivian R1V and R2X Trademarks Hint at a New Electric Van and Compact Crossover

Rivian is growing at a fast rate despite having a single product on the road to date. The company unveiled the R1T pickup truck and the R1S SUV at the 2018 LA Auto Show and has since become a familiar name in the industry. Rivian also hit the headlines courtesy of investment from two giants – Ford and Amazon. The...

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BMW Celebrates Five Millionth Vehicle Assembled In The US

BMW’s Spartanburg factory has been up and running for more than a quarter of a century as series production of the 3 Series kicked off in the spring of 1995. The Z3 roadster hit the assembly line by the end of that year and the X5 joined in 1999. Three years later, the Z3 was replaced by the Z4, with...

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Gran Turismo 7 coming to new PlayStation 5

The legendary racing game franchise Gran Turismo is coming back in its seventh full form (excusing its various Gran Turismo Prologue, Concept and Sport derivatives) on Sony’s newly revealed PlayStation 5 games console. Online and simulation racing games such as Gran Turismo have always been popular with a certain strain of motoring enthusiast, and with the limited access to real...

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MG E-Motion: electric sports car previewed in patent images

MG is set to launch an electric sports car based on the 2017 E-Motion concept, and new images may preview the production car. Detailed renders that have surfaced online are alleged to be patent filings, used to protect the design of a production model. They show a design evolved from that of the Shanghai motor show concept, with hints of...

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2021 Lexus IS 350 Teased With Hofmeister Kink, Debuts June 15th

Toyota New Global Architecture – N replaces both the N and New N platforms with longitudinal engines, rear-, and all-wheel drive. However, some people claim that Lexus has actually upgraded the older platform instead of switching to the new one. Still, what is Lexus trying to say about the IS with the "Pure Sport" tagline? The IS 350 isn’t exactly...

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Is this the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLB 45?

Patent photos discovered by Automobile Magazine appear to show photos of Mercedes-AMG’s new GLB 45 SUV, the quicker variant of the GLB 35. The patent was filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Mercedes-Benz, and gives us a pretty good look at the boxy SUV before it’s officially revealed to the public. There is some question as...

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Porsche Engine Legend Hans Mezger Has Died

Hans Mezger, the revered Porsche engineer, has died aged 90. He leaves behind an incredible legacy of road and race car engines designed over several decades. Born near Stuttgart on 18 November 1929, Mezger’s first car was a tatty Porsche 356. Inspired by the thing, he applied to work for the company that built it, despite having 28 job offers...

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2021 Subaru Crosstrek revealed with new engine, Sport trim

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek might not look all that different, but it's what's under the skin that counts. Subaru announced a number of upgrades for the Crosstrek on Tuesday, the most significant of which is a more powerful engine option. Opt for a 2021 Crosstrek Sport or Limited and you'll be treated to the 2.5-liter boxer-four found in the Forester,...

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Zeltini Z-Triton is a boat, trike and cabin all in one

Zeltini is a Latvia-based design studio that dabbles in a variety of design products and projects. The prototyping shop has envisioned a modern outhouse with a roof garden, a futuristic ceiling lamp shade, a combo houseboat-trailer, and the product seen above, the Z-Triton. It's part trike, part two-person cabin, and part boat. Via Uncrate, Zeltini operates on eight core principles:...

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JEEP GLADIATOR ALTITUDE PACKAGE REPORTEDLY INBOUND

When Jeep unveiled the luxury-oriented High Altitude Package for their Wrangler and Gladiator models back in February, it was clear that they weren’t finished quite yet. Now thanks to the folks over at Mopar Insiders, we know that a Jeep Gladiator Altitude model is on the horizon. According to the publication’s sources within the dealer network, we can expect a...

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Lotus abandons petrol power for all-electric future

Lotus is undergoing the biggest shake-up in its 72-year history, and it will shift its focus to developing a fleet of fully electric sports cars, Auto Express can reveal. Lotus has been under the ownership of Chinese car giant Geely since 2017, and it has already demonstrated its intent with the launch of the electric Evija hypercar. However, that is...

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Musk says yes: Tesla Semi reportedly being pushed toward mass-production

Tesla revealed the Semi back in 2017, and there have been no significant recent updates on its progress. But Tesla CEO Elon Musk is now pushing to begin "volume production" of the electric semi truck, according to a company memo obtained by CNBC. In the memo, Musk urged employees to go "all out" on ramping up production, but did not...

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2021 Mazda BT-50 previewed, to switch to Isuzu D-Max underpinnings

The new model is set to coincide with the arrival of the 2021 Isuzu D-Max, slated to go on sale in Australia in July. Why? Well, instead of borrowing underpinnings from the Ford Ranger like the first two generation models, the new third-gen BT-50 is switching to Isuzu thanks to a partnership agreement announced in 2016. With this we can...

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Cadillac Design Director Brian Smith Paints an Exciting Picture of Forthcoming Electric-Car Styling

General Motors' flagship brand is taking the lead among its marques to go fully electric with its Cadillac electric cars portfolio. The company plans to proliferate its EV portfolio throughout the 2020s on the road to that goal, using the new Ultium system and common, flexible "skateboard" platform designed to offer driving range of more than 400 miles on some...

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2021 Bronco’s seven-speed manual will boast a low-range crawl gear

Based on photos snagged of the Bronco’s interior via an anonymous source, TFL-Car is confirming that the upcoming 2021 Ford Bronco will have a low-ratio “crawling” gear thanks to its seven-speed Getrag 7MTI550 manual. The leaked information backs up rumors from 2018, when we first speculated about a low-ratio gear for the upcoming 4×4’s seven-speed manual. Now, it appears that...

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New Citroen e-Spacetourer is nine-seat EV with 143-mile range

The e-Spacetourer, which can accommodate up to nine people, features an electric motor putting out 134bhp and 192lb ft of torque in place of the standard model’s diesel engine. Mated to a 50kWh battery pack, that’s enough for a WLTP-certified 143-mile range and a top speed of 80mph. Three driving modes allow you to reduce or increase the power level...

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KLRegistry's Pick Of The Week - RM52,000 MANUFACTURING 2013 YEAR, Honda Accord 2.0 i-VTEC

HONDA ACCORD VTEC VTI-L 2.0 NEW FACELIFT VERSION Tahun Dibuat Manufactured 2013 Year Tahun Terpakai Registered 2013 Year Car Specification : * NEW FACELIFT VISION / VTI-L / FULL LEATHER SEAT * 154hp / 189Nm * 5-Speed Automatic Transmission. * Grey Colour Exterior * Black Colour Interior * Front Grille * Chrome Strips Rear Light * Front Parking Sensors *...

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