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September 6, 2020


First Look: 2020 Nissan Almera Turbo in Malaysia

As we’ve noted, 2020 is definitely the year of the B-Segment sedan. Though Honda may have fired the first shots with its electrifying new City, the folks over at Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) have issued their response today. The local Nissan vanguards held a press preview of the all-new 2020 Nissan Almera Turbo range earlier today at its Glenmarie...

You Can Now Get the Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Shaker and T/A 392 in Widebody Form

In Dodge's never-ending quest to keep sales of the aging Challenger strong, the company has announced today new Widebody packages for the 2021 R/T Scat Pack Shaker and T/A 392 trims. Like with other Widebody-equipped Challengers, the new flared fenders add a full 3.5 inches of width, and come included with a set of massive 20-by-11-inch wheels wrapped in 302...

2022 Mini Convertible spy shots: Mild facelift pegged for drop-top

Mini is preparing a subtle facelift for its Hardtop and Convertible, with a prototype for the latter spotted testing in Germany this week. We've previously spotted prototypes for the updated Hardtop, in Cooper SE and John Cooper Works guises, as well as for a new plug-in hybrid model. The latest prototype shows a Mini Convertible in Cooper S guise.

Jaguar Land Rover Launches Subscription Service as Mercedes Quits

Jaguar Land Rover is diving into the world of luxury vehicle subscription services after a string of rivals have experimented with the business model with varying levels of success. Dubbed Pivotal, the subscription service will integrate with existing dealerships to supply vehicles to users for a single monthly payment covering the cost of insurance, service, tax, repairs and the rental...

Jeep wants luxury SUV crown back with Grand Wagoneer

Here's a fun fact: the original go-anywhere premium sport utility vehicle wasn't the Range Rover. That distinction belongs to the Jeep Wagoneer which first came out in 1962. Fitted with design touches (i.e. exterior wood panels) and equipment considered to be luxurious at the time of its initial introduction in the early 1960s, the Wagoneer and its many premium variants...

Subaru Impreza Returns In 2021 With New SI-Drive And Eyesight Technologies

Subaru's beloved Impreza has always been known for its standard AWD system, and also for its somewhat costly maintenance. AWD remains standard for the 2021 iteration of the Subaru Impreza, which adds SI-DRIVE performance management system for the higher trims. With previous iterations already incredible especially when modified, the Impreza remains an impressive proposition for the 2021 model year.

Murray Automotive Isn’t Done Rocking The Supercar Establishment, Unveils Track-Only T.50s

Legendary automotive designer Gordon Murray promised that his latest supercar, the T.50, will deliver the best driving experience ever. Powered by a bespoke V-12 capable of revving at over 12,000 rpm that sends all the power to the back axle via a manual transmission, the T.50 is a proposition that’s almost impossible to rebuke and that’s before anyone’s got the...

Porsche 911 Turbo S By Manhart Is An 850-Horsepower Catapult

With the debut of the sensational 2020 992 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S the previous 991.2 911 Turbo S is now just another used Porsche, which is great news. With many Porsche 911 Turbo customers always looking to own the most powerful 911 money can buy, many of them will offload their old 911.2 911 Turbo S’s, which will...

Brabham BT62R revealed – an Aussie racing car with number plates

Brabham Automotive has revealed its first road-going model in the form of a road-legalised version of its BT62. The new variant is called the BT62R, and it won’t be the last Brabham to feature number plates with the brand confirming that this is just the beginning of its planned road car range. Fundamentally the BT62R is very similar to its...

Toyota Aygo JBL Edition packs upgraded sound system

Toyota has released a special edition of its Aygo city car that sports upgraded cabin speakers and a grey and orange exterior. Called JBL Edition, this latest iteration of the Aygo focuses on "audio excellence", according to Toyota, and features the most powerful and sophisticated sound system yet in an Aygo. The new set-up comprises two 225mm high-frequency tweeters installed...

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class revealed

This is it. The all new, seventh-generation 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. You know what this means? We get a preview of technologies and innovations that will likely trickle down to regular cars in the future. As usual, Mercedes-Benz is aiming to reset the bar in terms of safety and technology with the new S-Class. The nameplate is often regarded as the...

Google Maps Getting Lots of New Features for Electric Vehicles

Google Maps is one of the most popular apps not only on Android and iPhone, but also on Android Auto and CarPlay, and Google wants to make sure that everybody buying a car with Android Automotive pre-loaded sticks with the same navigation solution too. So the Google Maps integration in Android Automotive comes with lots of exclusive features, including several...

The new Trail trim will serve as the Toyota 4Runner's base model

Toyota unveiled its new Trail package for 4Runner in July as a special edition addition to the SR5 trim, but we’re now learning it will instead be its own trim level. The Toyota 4Runner Trail trim will be the new base model trim and start at $45,960. The Trail is offered in two body colours, Cement Grey and an Army...

The Volvo P1800 Cyan Is A 990kg, Race-Engined Continuation Beauty

Gorgeous though the old Volvo P1800 way be, it’s unlikely to offer a particularly thrilling driving experience. We are, after all, talking about a near-60-year-old car, the most powerful version of which produced 130bhp. But for anyone (with buckets of spare cash) wanting those looks with more dramatic performance, Cyan Racing has an answer. Geely’s motorsport arm - formerly known...

VW-backed battery maker QuantumScape to go public at $3.3 billion valuation

QuantumScape, the 10-year-old Silicon Valley battery startup backed by Volkswagen AG, said on Thursday it plans to go public through a reverse merger with Kensington Capital Acquisition Corp with an enterprise value of $3.3 billion. San Jose-based QuantumScape, a 2010 spinout from Stanford University, said it will form a joint venture with VW to produce solid-state battery cells, starting in...


MC&T is proud to share exclusive details today of an upcoming off-road full-size truck from General Motors, the Silverado ZR2. Foremost, the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 won’t quite be the Ram TRX or Ford F-150 Raptor hunter that GM fans want, but that’s not to say it’s not worth getting excited about. Chevrolet has proven that they can build a...

Volvo starts masking its exhaust tips, on the way to more EVs

In the past we’ve asked how far off in the future tailpipes might be seen as socially inferior and morally wrong—or at the very least, uncouth. That time might have already arrived. Volvo announced Monday, within a series of styling and feature updates to its model lineup, that it’s hiding its exhaust tips within the rear bumper cover on many...

2021 Audi RS6 Avant RS Tribute Edition Is Smurf-ing Gorgeous

Wagon fever, after going on the wane, is catching back on in the United States. Audi is now selling the RS6 Avant and less bonkers A6 Allroad, and alongside the standard RS6 model, it is introducing a limited edition with a coat of electrifying blue paint. It's called the RS Tribute edition, and only 25 copies will be available. Keep...

One-off Aston Martin Victor is a manual-trans V-12 monument to the Vantage

Bespoke commissions can fall a bit flat at times. Maybe a customer requested special shade of exposed carbon-fiber or a blue suede interior to match their favorite shoes. Or maybe an entirely pink interior for their Rolls-Royce. The latest special-order from Q by Aston Martin, however, does more than pay homage to a customer’s favorite color; the one-off Victor combines...

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 EV Interior Revealed, Looking Uncluttered

Volkswagen is showing off the interior of its upcoming ID.4, the first electric vehicle coming to the United States based on VW's MEB EV platform. Slated to be unveiled in late September, the electric crossover is part of a large electrification plan from the German automaker. It is expected to go on sale here by the end of the year.

The 2021 Kia Seltos SX pairs style with substance

Kia’s on a roll. The Korean automaker can’t build the Telluride three-row SUV fast enough, and now its pint-sized Seltos crossover brings some slick European design to a usually utilitarian segment. The 2021 Kia Seltos small crossover SUV fills a void between the subcompact Niro and the popular Soul. Count the Soul as its competition as well as the Chevrolet...

Jeep Is Installing Solar Chargers Off-Road On The Rubicon And In Moab For The New Hybrid Wrangler

The new plug-in hybrid Jeep Wrangler 4xe debuted this week as “the most capable Wrangler ever.” However, when it comes to ensuring owners have enough all-electric range to tackle some of America’s best off-roading playgrounds, Jeep isn’t taking any chances. According to Roadshow, the company plans to back up its 2021 hybrid off-roader with charging infrastructure in the last place...

You can set up your Ford Mustang Mach-E before taking delivery

Ford is making it easy for drivers to initially configure the Mustang Mach-E all-electric SUV. On Friday, the company announced it's introducing a new Remote Vehicle Setup function on this amped-up pony, a first for the automaker. "It allows them to personalize their vehicle [even] before taking delivery," Erika Raia, Ford's global EV digital experience manager, said during a video...

New 2020 Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake on sale now

Volkswagen has launched the new Arteon Shooting Brake on the UK market. Prices start from £37,640 for the mid-range Elegance model, climbing to £39,055 for the range-topping R-Line variant. First deliveries are expected to arrive before the end of the year. The standard facelifted Arteon hatchback will be available in a cheaper SE Nav trim-level, which starts from £35,435. The...

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