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October 10, 2020

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The 542bhp Aston Martin DBX is now in Malaysia

The future of Aston Martin is looking quite racy, with the British marque competing as a works team in Formula One from 2021 with four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel at the wheel. But on the business end of things where what happens on public roads matter more than trackside action, the fate of the company hinges heavily on one of...

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Lexus cuts price on redesigned 2021 Lexus IS F Sport

The 2021 Lexus IS compact sedan gets an updated look, a stiffer suspension, and a streamlined model lineup that cuts the price on top F Sport models, Lexus announced Wednesday. Even though the powertrains haven't changed, they are the source of the biggest change when it comes to pricing. Three powertrains are still offered on the 2021 Lexus IS, but...

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This Is Probably the Sabre, McLaren's Newest Supercar

Spy photos of what seem to be a new McLaren supercar called the "Sabre" have emerged on Instagram, giving us a good look at what the British carmaker has in store for the future of its top-tier lineup. The images, which look to have been taken at a private McLaren event, show a fully camouflaged track weapon with tons of...

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2023 Mercedes-AMG C63 spy shots: V-8 rumored to make way for electrified 4-banger

Mercedes-Benz is working on a new generation of its C-Class, and a prototype for the car's high-performance Mercedes-AMG C63 variant has been spotted for the first time. Our previous spy shots showed prototypes for the regular C-Class and Mercedes-AMG C43-replacing C53. The new C-Class is due out in 2021, likely as a 2022 model. While AMG should have the C53...

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The Jaguar F-Type Flaunts a New Face but Still Burbles and Coughs

It’s hard to improve on Ian Callum’s original Jaguar F-Type design. Even though it’s been around for seven years as a production car, it’s still gorgeous. Jag is taking a stab at it though, offering for 2021 a mid-cycle update including a new hood, revised taillights that give it a bit of an an I-Pace look and new, slimmer headlights...

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What's new with the 2021 Subaru XV?

Believe it or not, the current-generation Subaru XV has been around for two years now. Typically, automakers refresh or update their car in the third year, but Subaru has other ideas. As early as now, their popular crossover gets a nip and tuck.

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Real Version Of Iron Man's Audi E-Tron GT Set For Production In Germany

When concept cars appear in futuristic movies, the chances that they'll actually end up entering real-world production is slim to none. But Audi has established itself as a brand that hews quite closely to concept designs, as proven by the original TT that debuted at the 1995 Frankfurt Motor Show. And now, Audi has released a huge batch of information,...

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Mercedes Teases The Vision EQXX Concept - A Promise to Deliver 750-Miles of Range

Mercedes-Benz is working on a brand-new, all-electric concept car. It’s called the Vision EQXX and the German firm released teaser images and some details during its 2020 strategy update presentation. By far the biggest highlight is its record-breaking range, estimated at around 750 miles!

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Next Volvo XC90 Likely The Company's Last Model With Combustion Engine

With the automobile industry inevitably going the sustainable route with EVs and other hybrids, manufacturers around the globe are finding ways to maximize and adapt their existing platforms. For some, it might be a matter of compliance and brownie points, for others, it's another chance to innovate in a field that's bound to be highly competitive. Volvo is definitely leaning...

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Aston Martin V12 Speedster prototype revealed on public roads

Following its reveal in March, Aston Martin has released images of its open-to-the-elements V12 Speedster hitting public roads as on-road development commences. Conceived in early 2019 by Q by Aston Martin, the marque says the model is ‘a truly visceral driver’s car that draws inspiration from both the brand’s rich racing history and aeronautical design’. First customer cars are scheduled...

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Amazon unveils Rivian-built electric delivery van

Amazon has revealed its first electric van, developed by EV start-up Rivian, which it claims "raises the bar for next-generation delivery" vehicles. The internet giant last year agreed a deal with Rivian for the Californian EV firm to supply 100,000 electric delivery vans by 2030. The first machine has now been delivered to Amazon and will go into service next...

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Jaguar Land Rover introduces Active Noise Cancellation tech

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is introducing a new Active Noise Cancellation technology in its vehicles that promises to lower unwanted noises by up to 10dB. Not only does this help to provide a more refined and relaxed driving experience, the technology is also designed to help reduce driver fatigue and improve overall safety. According to research by the National Centre...

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Kahn Automobiles’ Mercedes-Benz X-Class Has Bulletproof Windows

Due to weak sales figures, the Three-Pointed Star discontinued the production run of their luxury pickup truck. Back in 2019, only 15,300 units of the X-Class were sold worldwide, which is rather pitiful. For comparison’s sake, over 9,500 copies of the German automaker’s GLE-Class SUVs were purchased during the first half of 2020 on the U.S. market alone.

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Acura teases the 2021 MDX's interior just ahead of its reveal

Acura is teasing its upcoming next-generation MDX via some photos of the interior with lots of pretty colours. The brand has already given us a small teaser of the exterior via a YouTube video, showing that the new MDX will borrow styling from Acura’s new S-Type sedan, which means more pronounced creases and more machismo.

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Volvo Has Filed A Patent For A Sliding, LHD/RHD-Capable Steering Wheel

Having to produce both right and left-hand drive cars is an additional complexity most manufacturers would probably like to do away with. A few do so by not bothering to build some models for right-hand drive markets - which are in the minority - at all, but Volvo has a different solution. It seems to be proposing doing away with...

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2021 Audi R8 RWD brings light weight and low-ish price to supercar line

A couple of years ago, Audi brought back a rear-wheel-drive variant of the R8 called the RWS. It was lighter than the regular all-wheel-drive models, and substantially cheaper. But it was limited to 320 examples. If you had your heart set on one but missed out, we've got great news: The 2021 Audi R8 RWD brings back the affordable(ish) lightweight...

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2020 CORVETTE PRODUCTION EXTENDED JUST AS PLANT SHUTS DOWN NEXT WEEK

It seems like every month since the 2020 Corvette Stingray has been in production there’s some sort of obstacle that the General Motors Bowling Green Assembly plant has to overcome. This time around it’s once again being cited as “supplier issues,” which otherwise means that, once again, there’s a lack of parts. Notifications have been sent to various employees notifying...

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End of an era: Mitsubishi likely to stop making the i-MiEV electric car

What was the first mass-produced electric vehicle, after the GM EV1? No, it’s not the Nissan Leaf. The Mitsubishi i-MiEV was, by many assessments, a pioneer as a dedicated electric vehicle. It was intended to be mass-produced, not a simple conversion, and widely available (at least in some markets). Although first put in test fleets in 2007, it was offered...

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Look Out, Small-Block V-8s—This Tesla Crate Motor Is Coming For Your Jobs

The term "crate engine" has long been used to describe engines you could buy (typically hotted-up or modified) and install in the car or project of your choosing. Why the name, though? Because the engines ship in crates. Often, the word "engine" is used interchangeably with the word "motor," a casual oversight of the distinction between an internal-combustion engine and...

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Mazda confirms return of rotary engine for 2021, but don’t get too excited

Mazda confirmed something that enthusiasts have long been clamoring for, a return of the rotary engine. In a live-streamed event for the MX-30 crossover, Akira Marumoto noted that a rotary-powered range-extender was coming for the MX-30, starting in 2021 for the 2022 model year. The compact crossover was first shown in 2019 and is currently sold as a hybrid in...

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This Wind-Powered Super Sailboat Will Carry 7000 Cars across the Atlantic

A wind-powered super sailboat could change how we ship cargo, reducing energy-related carbon emissions in a method still used by 90 percent of manufactured goods. The Wallenius Marine OceanBird can carry 7000 cars at a time and is powered totally by wind. Cargo ships are a gigantic worldwide business, and freight lines have already made changes to use fewer fossil...

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Here's Ram's small pickup truck, and it doesn't look that bad

All signs point to the fact Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has a new Ram pickup in the works, and rumors swirl it will wear the Dakota name whenever it does arrive -- likely in a few years. But, for our friends to the south, Ram treated buyers to their own small pickup truck. On Wednesday, the automaker revealed the Ram 700...

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New 2020 Volkswagen California Beach 6.1 revealed

This is the new Volkswagen California Beach 6.1 campervan. It’s based on the recently updated Transporter and will follow the new Caddy California into the showroom later this month, sporting a similar range of outdoorsy accessories. Prices start from £52,062 excluding VAT – and first deliveries are expected to arrive in March 2021. Full specifications for the new California Beach...

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KLRegistry's Pick Of The Week - RM32,800 CONVERT LANCER & EVO 10 & Proton Inspira 1.8 Executive Sedan

NEW STOCK!!! NEW STOCK!!! NEW STOCK!!! PROTON INSPIRA 1.8 AUTO CONVERT MITSUBISHI LANCER Tahun Dibuat Manufactured 2012 Year (Can Request Registration Card CHECKING!!!) Tahun Terpakai Registered 2012 Year Car Specification : * Blue Colour Exterior * Black Colour Interior * Full Bodykit And Spoiler * Steering With Volume Button * Engine / Gaer Box / Air-cond And Suspension All Running...

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