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July 4, 2020


Formula 1 Is Back and Everything Is Different Now

On March 12th, the 2020 Australian Grand Prix was still inevitable, and so was the beginning of what felt like a bit of a lame duck season, the lastbefore the introduction of revolutionary new rules in 2021 that are widely expected to shake up both the look and characteristics of the Formula 1 car as we know it. Four months...

Ford's 7.3-liter V-8 now available as a crate engine

Ford's 7.3-liter V-8 that debuted in the 2020 Super Duty is being offered as a crate engine by Ford Performance. The monster engine, part number M-6007-73 on the Ford Performance website, costs $8,150 and is known to be capable of fitting in an F-150 or Mustang. However, before you starting dreaming up some wild engine swaps, note that the 7.3-liter...

You can now have your Nissan X-Trail "Tuned by Impul" in Malaysia

Malaysian Nissan brand custodian Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) has done it again. Rallying on in a pandemic-stricken market with a catalogue that could really use a boost from highly-anticipated products like the 2020 Nissan Almera, the company has launched yet another accessory package in a bid to uphold the popularity of an existing model. But this looks like a...

Nikola (No Relation to Tesla) Passes Ford's Market Cap as It Readies EV Truck

The same week that Tesla stock reached an all-time high—surging 35% a month after Elon Musk tweeted that the company's stock price was "too high" and making the company the world's most valuable automaker—another Nikola Tesla-inspired EV startup has surpassed the market caps of numerous established automakers. That startup is Nikola, an aspiring EV truckmaker, and it made news earlier...

New US Army infantry vehicle is basically a Chevrolet Colorado

General Motors' subsidiary, GM Defense, has just been awarded by the US Army Contracting Command – Detroit Arsenal to supply their troops with a new truck called the ISV, or Infantry Squad Vehicle. “Winning this Army award is well-deserved recognition for the hard work and dedication of our GM Defense team and their production of a fantastic vehicle. We are...

Here's The 2021 Ford Bronco Lineup Before You're Supposed To See It

After many teasers and leaked photos of the new Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport, a photo showing the Bronco's family silhouette was leaked on a Facebook account. According to the Bronco's leaked social media schedule, this image wasn't supposed to be seen until July 6th. This picture gives us some idea of the dimensions between the three-door Bronco, five-door Bronco,...

The 2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Is Fastest and Most Powerful Sedan In the World

The current-generation Dodge Charger is a bit long in the tooth. Introduced in 2011, it’s already nine years old as of 2020, and some argue that the 2015 facelift didn’t bring notable improvements beyond the looks and some extra tech. But Dodge did offer an SRT Hellcat model, which proved that the old Charger is not yet ready to surrender....

Hyundai Venue To Get Manual Gearbox Without Clutch Pedal In India

Back in April, a report came out stating that only 41 new car models in the United States are offered with a manual transmission. That's out of 327 in total, which translates to only 12.5 percent of the entire population of brand new cars. In other words, cars with three pedals are becoming a minority, and we expect it to...

Full 2020 Skoda Octavia vRS engine range detailed

Skoda has officially revealed the full Octavia vRS engine range after initially revealing the sporty mid-sized hatch and estate earlier this year in plug-in iV form. Launching with the plug-in powertrain is a familiar pair of 2-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel engines from the previous version, but updated to suit the new model. The most potent petrol is a...

New 2020 MG ZS receives redesign and quality boost

MG Motor's biggest-selling car, the ZS crossover, has been updated for 2020 with an exterior redesign and, it's claimed, a "real uplift in specification and quality". The Kia Stonic rival, on sale now from £15,495, has been given a revised front-end look with an evolved hexagonal grille design, new swept-back full-LED headlights and an aluminium-effect lower-grille treatment. New alloy wheel...

The Volkswagen Streetmate - Coming Soon to Change the Mobility Game

Nowadays we are seeing all kinds of companies that promise to change urban mobility for the better. But as we all know 90% or more of businesses fail within the first year. So it makes sense for an industry giant like Volkswagen to step up to the plate and show us what it can do. Now, what did or can...

2021 BMW M3 and M4 will get up to 510 hp, automaker confirms

BMW is giving the people what they want, and what they want is an M3 with a manual transmission. Yes, it seems that the hashtag #savethemanuals has actually done some good, as BMW will be offering a manual transmission for 2021 on its M3 and (ugly) M4 models. “For customers who prefer a puristic performance experience and particularly intense interaction...

This Is Maserati's New 613bhp Midship Twin-Turbo V6

With the vast amounts of engineering and marketing money being lobbed at electric powertrains, you’d be forgiven for thinking the internal combustion engine is already on its way out. Despite how it might seem, though, ICE has plenty of life left in it yet, as evidenced by Maserati making an all-new powerplant running on the good old-fashioned suck, squeeze, bang...

2021 Hyundai Elantra walk-around: There's more to this sedan than bold styling

The Hyundai Elantra has been redesigned from the platform up. Not only does it offer unmistakable style, but it's got plenty of groundbreaking tech as well. Unfortunately, I can't tell you anything about how it drives, but there's a mountain of other stuff to talk about. Come along with us as we take an up-close-and-personal look at the new Elantra,...

NEVS Sango autonomous shuttle rises from the ashes of Saab

National Electric Vehicles Sweden (NEVS), the company that purchased Saab's bankrupt carcass in 2012, has introduced an autonomous ride-sharing shuttle named Sango and announced plans to test it in real-world conditions. It also outlined a system named PONS that will allow operators and riders to connect with the shuttle. Saab famously claimed its cars were born from jets, but the...


The current crop Ram Heavy Duty pickups are a massive and intimidating truck in their own right, but the brand realizes some owners want them to look downright sinister. A blacked-out exterior is the best way to achieve this, and Ram has done just that with the Black Appearance Package, available on the 2020 Ram HD 2500 and 3500. Now,...

New 2020 Jaguar XJ: specs and details on the new electric luxury saloon

Jaguar’s forthcoming replacement for the XJ luxury saloon is nearing its launch date. The all-new model will make its official debut at the end of 2020, where it will act as a pure electric alternative to the BMW 7 Series and Mercedes S-Class saloon – although the latter will soon gain its own electric sibling in the form of the...

Lucid Air claimed to be the most aerodynamically efficient luxury car

Lucid Motors says its upcoming electric car will be the world's most aerodynamically efficient luxury car when it goes into production later this year. The Air achieved a drag coefficient (Cd) of 0.21 in recent wind tunnel tests, which is better than the 0.23 of the Tesla Model S. However, this is yet to be confirmed for the production version...

2021 Citroen C4 debuts with e-C4 fully electric variant

This is the all-new 2021 Citroen C4 – another provocative and chic design by the French company. It seems the nameplate has morphed into something of a crossover for the 10th generation, and there’s a fully electric e-C4 being launched for the first time. The new model is described as presenting an elevated and assertive posture, Citroen says, inspired by...

Restore Your EG Honda Civic With Spoon Sports' OEM-Style Replacement Parts

Renowned Honda tuner and aftermarket supporter Spoon Sports USA recently announced a new line of parts called the "Timeless Collection," which gives builders of fifth-generation Civics another chance at some rare discontinued exterior parts. It's no secret that golden-era Hondas are facing a crisis due to their age. We've seen it happen to the EF/ED-chassis Civic and CRX, as well...

Kia’s 2021 K5 gets a shot in the arm with 290-hp GT trim

Pour yourself another cup of coffee, folks, because your next sleeper sedan could well be a Kia. No, we’re not talking about the ballsy, $50K Stinger, but its volume-seller little brother, the 2021 K5. Wider, longer, and slightly lower, the erstwhile Optima seems determined not to be boring. The K5 embraces an edgy persona with a meaner front fascia and...

Audi e-tron EV Adds High-Performance S Model with 496 HP

Audi has officially shown the high-performance S version of the e-tron electric SUV. It has 496 horsepower and comes in both standard e-tron and e-tron Sportback forms. We don't know if or when the e-tron S will reach the U.S. market. While there is much to like about the Audi e-tron, it has never been able to get close to...

BMW rolls out upgraded software, subscription-based convenience features

Not much about BMW screams "Pay for what you need," but the automaker will test that idea soon. On Wednesday, BMW detailed its comprehensive update to its infotainment system, including updated navigation services, wireless Android Auto compatibility, electric-vehicle charging services, and subscription-based convenience features coming soon to cars. BMW said cars built after July 1 will feature the updated tech,...

Petrochemical Company Ineos Is Going To Build This Reborn Land Rover Defender

If the name Ineos isn’t familiar to you, it’s probably because you still know them by their old name, Inspec Ethylene Oxide Specialities. Ring a bell? No? Weird. Anyway, they’re a big London-based, multinational petrochemical company that happens to have a founder, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who really wanted to make a conceptual and aesthetic descendent of the Land Rover Defender....

KLRegistry's Pick Of The Week - RM180,000 2012 Mercedes SL350 AMG

Well Kept, Accident Free, Sports Alloys, multi function steering, twin electric seats, Pedal Shifters, premium Diamond stitched interior,

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