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June 20, 2020

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BMW Malaysia unveils sporty new plug-in X5

BMW Malaysia finally released its latest offering today in the form of the BMW X5 xDrive45e M Sport. Aptly, the terms after ‘X’ and ‘5’ will tell you that this X5 is both electrified and dressed in a very sporty outfit. To refresh your memory, the firm already introduced the new G05-generation SUV not too long ago in a non-electrified...

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Mazda's New BT-50 Pickup Is Actually an Isuzu Underneath

Earlier this week, Mazda introduced a new vehicle to its global lineup: a pickup truck dubbed the BT-50. Built for the Oceanic market, it's based on an Isuzu, and shares the company's corporate "Kodo" design language. We wish it would come to the U.S. Though the underbody is Isuzu, Mazda has added its own flair to the BT-50's exterior, with...

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2021 Ford F-150 teased ahead of June 25 reveal

Ford on Thursday released a teaser shot of its redesigned 2021 F-150 and confirmed the reveal of the pickup truck on June 25. Prototypes have been spotted testing in public for over a year and already revealed many of the design details. The new F-150 is more of a heavy update of the current generation than a true redesign, though...

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Ford Mustang Mach-E Goes Hands-Free Next Year

Ford is joining Cadillac in hands-free, semiautonomous driving with its new Ford Co-Pilot360 Active Drive Assist, and it will start on the all-electric Mustang Mach-E. The Active 2.0 Prep Package will come standard on the company’s newest car, though it won’t begin rolling out until the third quarter of 2021 as an over-the-air update. Ford already had adaptive cruise control...

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Triumph Motorcycles launches its first e-bike

Triumph, the world-famous British motorcycle manufacturer, has launched its first electric bicycle, or e-bike. The Triumph Trekker GT is now on sale for £2,950. Already available to order in the UK, U.S. and Europe, the new Trekker GT e-bike design is described as minimalist, with all the electric components fully concealed within the frame.

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Kia teams up with Google for user-friendly owner's manuals

Let’s be honest, not everyone takes the time to meticulously read through the owner’s manual of a vehicle from cover to cover. Aside from taking hours, it’s quite a hassle going through the pages just to know how the basic functions of how a vehicle works. At most, you will only be using the owner’s manual to check how often...

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New Perseverance Rover Ready For 2020 Mars Mission

Mars is already our solar system's first robot planet with rovers Opportunity, Curiosity, Spirit, and Sojourner all on the fourth planet in our solar system. A fifth rover is set to join the group bringing the total up to five as NASA has released the details of the new Perseverance Rover. The new rover will drop down on the site...

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Chevy Corvette C8 with Enormous Wing Spotted Testing

Now that the mid-engine Corvette C8 is out in the world, it’s time to start thinking about the Z06 version. If you have an image in your mind, forget it while you check out these spy photos of what might just be that more powerful Corvette adorned with a wing that resembles a bird of prey ready to pounce on...

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Tesla Model S Officially Becomes The First EV To Boast A 400-Plus Mile Range

Tesla now holds the bragging rights to be the first EV automaker to offer a 400-plus mile range on the Model S. Musk had already announced this during the first quarter’s earnings call earlier this year. During this call, he had claimed that the Tesla Model S has achieved an official 400-mile range as per EPA ratings, but it wasn’t...

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Yoho Camper Shell Is A Feature-Rich Topper For Small Pickup Trucks

Scout Campers is keen to expand its lineup of drop-in camping shells for pickup trucks. In early June we saw a smartly designed camper called Olympic, designed for full-size trucks. Now, the company has a new model called Yoho, and it’s designed to give mid-size truck owners a four-season, all-inclusive camping option in a lightweight package. In this case, lightweight...

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McLaren 720S Le Mans Special Edition revealed

McLaren has revealed a new limited edition of its 720S supercar built to celebrate the 25th anniversary of McLaren’s outright victory at the 1995 Le Mans 24 Hours with the F1 GTR. Combining a suite of unique design and trim elements, the 720S Le Mans Special Edition will be limited to 50 units globally, with just 14 of those available...

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2020 Bentley Bentayga facelift previewed in leaked images

Bentley will update its best-selling model, the Bentayga SUV, to bring it into line with its latest models for 2020 – and new images posted online give us an idea of what to expect from the overhaul. At the front, the Bentayga retains its prominent grille but receives a reconfigured headlight design to match the firm's new Continental and Flying...

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The Ampaire EEL Hybrid - It Doesn’t Need Roads Where It’s Going

With this mission statement, Ampaire, a California based company, is leading the way for 100% electric flight. The first step taken by the startup in paving the way for electric flight is by taking a pre-existing aircraft, modifying it, and then installing an electric powertrain on it. The Ampaire Electric EEL is a modified twin-engine Cessna 337 Skymaster, and currently...

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VW's Canada-bound ID.4 electric crossover leaked in photos

Volkswagen’s upcoming electric crossover has leaked in photos sent to the Chinese government, showing off a clean design with flowing lines and classic VW elements. The photos were taken from VW’s filings to China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and show the ID.4 undisguised, and from a few different angles. The car’s styling features arelook similar to those...

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Mercedes-AMG Has Partnered With Garrett To Make No-Lag Electric Turbos

With V8s set to make way for inline-fours in Mercedes-AMG’s range, Affalterbach needs to start squeezing a ridiculous amount of power from tiny engines. With a specific output of over 200bhp per litre, the ‘M139’ that powers the ‘45 line-up is a good starting point, but it’s going to need some help, which will come in the form of electricity....

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Kia Sedona minivan teased and it's looking mighty fine

Hot on the heels of the new Sorento and Optima, we got our first look at the fourth-generation Kia Sedona on Thursday. It's called the Kia Carnival in other countries, but the Korean carmaker doesn't want the US to have the much more fun (and better) name, at least in my opinion. The looks shown in the teaser photo are...

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Alex Zanardi seriously injured in handbike crash

ROME — Paralympic champion Alex Zanardi was seriously injured again in a handbike crash on Friday — nearly 20 years after losing both of his legs in a horrific auto racing accident. Zanardi was transported by helicopter to Santa Maria alle Scotte hospital in Siena following an incident near the Tuscan town of Pienza during a national race for Paralympic...

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YOU COULD DESIGN THE NEXT JEEP EASTER EGG

For almost 10 years, Jeep has been hiding special touches in their cars, known as Easter eggs. They started back with the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee headlights. Instead of plain silver headlight bulb shields, they had a tiny jeep grille on them. Fans loved the special touch, and the Jeep Easter egg was born. Recently, the JL Jeep Wrangler too...

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New Mercedes-AMG E 63 S facelift arrives with styling tweaks and same 604bhp V8

Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the facelifted E 63 S. It follows the recently revised E-Class into the showrooms, sporting a range of cosmetic and technology updates which will keep it competitive with the revised Audi RS 6 Avant and the facelifted BMW M5. The updated E 63 S will go on sale in the UK in July, with first deliveries expected...

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Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid coupe: 52 miles electric, then 26 mpg combined

Electric range and efficiency ratings for the Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid coupe are in. The luxury coupe boasts one of the longest electric ranges of any plug-in hybrid currently on sale, but with less-impressive efficiency ratings. The Polestar 1 has an EPA-rated 52 miles of electric range. The coupe is rated at 26 mpg combined when using its turbocharged and...

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Lamborghini Urus Pearl Capsule edition debuts with MY2021

Called the Urus Pearl Capsule, it’s being pitched as the first customisation option for the Urus via the special operations division. The team has coated the SUV in an exclusive two-tone theme consisting of high-gloss four-layer pearl in either Giallo Inti (yellow), Arancio Borealis (orange), or Verde Mantis (green). The exquisite paint finish is topped off with a high-gloss black...

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First Look: 2021 BMW M5 Gets Refresh, Same Power, Small Price Hike

Hot on the heels of the freshly-updated BMW 5 Series comes news of the updated 2021 BMW M5. Short version: If you're averse to change, you're going to love the 2021 model. Like the rest of the 2021 BMW 5 Series lineup, the M5 gets a refresh rather than a complete redesign. The biggest alteration is to the front and...

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The wild technology behind Porsche’s newest brakes

The earliest automobiles had brakes made of wood, pressed against the rim or tire by a hand lever. Now, saying a car’s brakes are “wooden” is almost as cliché as determining that it “understeers at the limit.” Utter either phrase amidst intelligent company at your own risk. Chintzy phraseology or not, the evolution of brake technology is no joke. In...

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Vauxhall Vivaro-e Life arrives as flagship EV passenger van

Vauxhall has continued the electrification of its range with the Vivaro-e Life, a range-topping electric variant of the Vivaro Life passenger van. The new model sits above the diesel-powered Vivaro Edition and Vivaro Elite and can carry up to nine passengers. The battery-electric Vivaro-e Life also has a new 'Charge My Car' feature via an app that directs customers to...

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KLRegistry's Pick Of The Week - RM148,500 2013 Volkswagen Scirocco R

2013 Volkswagen Scirocco R For Sale 1 Owner, Bought New, Sunroof, Multi Function Steering, Accident Free, Done 72k kms.

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