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October 18, 2020


2020 Honda City launched: fifth-gen sedan priced from RM74k in Malaysia

Honda Malaysia has sold over 209,000 units of the fourth-generation City since it was first launched in 2014. And the Japanese carmaker is looking to do one better with the fifth-generation model that is now officially on sale in Malaysia, world-premiering RS e:HEV variant included. That Honda chose Malaysia as the launch pad for the first ever hybrid variant of...

2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross refreshes interior, reworks rear end

Launched new for 2018 to compete with the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, the Eclipse Cross wears a new face with redesigned lights. The all-black grille is framed by C-shaped chrome design elements on either side that house stacked headlights. At the top of either C, narrow daytime running lights run along the C around the side to the upper...

This Limited-Edition Audi TT RS Celebrates 40 Years of Quattro

Quattro, the branded all-wheel-drive system synonymous with the Audi brand, turns 40 this year. To celebrate, Audi has created the TT RS 40 Years of Quattro. It's a special edition of the fiery sport compact with a retro livery and a limited production run.

Check out the McLaren Elva speedster in classic Gulf livery

The famous blue-and-orange Gulf Oil colors are iconic in racing history. They've been worn by several brands, including historic McLaren race cars. Now a new McLaren street car wears the Gulf colors as the British supercar company unveiled a one-off Elva speedster on Friday.

Lexus Launched the 2021 IS and Offers a Wide Variety in Packages

The third-generation Lexus IS arrives for the 2021 model year with development miles accrued at a new technical center in Japan, which includes a 3.3-mile track. Furthermore Lexus widened the front track and worked to reduce the car's un-sprung mass with bolt hubs replacing studs as well as lighter weight springs and suspension arms. That means it comes with more...

VW wants to hunt Civic Type Rs with 2021 Golf GTI Clubsport

The Honda Civic Type R (and the Renault Megane RS Trophy RS-R) better watch their rearview mirrors the next time they're doing rounds at the infamous Nurburgring Nordschleife. That's because Volkswagen recently unveiled its most powerful Golf GTI to date. This is the 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport, and it's now the most powerful model in the latest generation of...

Ford Is Bringing The Mustang Mach 1 To European Market In 2021

The Mach-1 Mustang was one of the original variants of the Mustang and in 2020, it’s become a much-loved icon. Classic Mustangs just resonate with people, especially MK1 models. Production of the last batch ended in 2004, but a new, limited edition variant of the car is making its return in 2021. And today, Ford Motor Company has announced that...

The SSC Tuatara May Have Set a New World Top Speed Record

After nine years of development, the SSC Tuatara finally went into production in 2020, with the first customer car showcased in February. Ever since it started working on the Tuatara, SSC said it will attempt a Guinness Book top speed record for production cars. And it seems it might have already happened.

Watch The Goodwood Speedweek Live From England

2020 hasn’t been great for motorsport fans so far but there’s finally some light in the tunnel. From 16 to 18 October, the organizers of the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed are hosting a one-off motorsport event called the Goodwood Speedweek. The action is happening right now and you can follow it on this page. The Goodwood Speedweek is taking...

Tuner Mountune goes independent with acquisition by founder

The brand, known for its manufacturer-backed tuning packages for hot hatchbacks like the Ford Fiesta ST and Volkswagen Golf R, was previously reported to be seeking a buyer after Mountain stepped down from his role as director. Now, it said, Mountain's investment has safeguarded "a large number of jobs at the Essex-based facility" and raised "the required capital to both...

Bentley introduces 2021 Flying Spur V8, 100kg lighter than W12

Bentley has announced a less powerful, V8 version of its otherwise W12-powered 2021 Flying Spur flagship sedan. Why? Well, it offers reduced fuel consumption over the existing W12, and emits fewer emissions. It also promises a “characteristic and unmistakable” V8 soundtrack. It ain’t no slouch, though. The Flying Spur entry model uses a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 that produces 404kW of...

Tired of Idling in a Corner Office? You Could Work From an Executive Van

Inkas is a Canadian company better known for its thriving security business, but it has also ventured into automotive manufacturing with a penchant for offering the best-possible armored protection to its customers. As it turns out, if instead of a high-profile target you’re a very affluent businessperson, there’s also an interesting option that will make you give up the corner...

Canada's Magna will build Fisker's ambitious new electric SUV

Electric carmaker Fisker is partnering with Canadian auto parts supplier Magna to assemble the U.S.-based brand’s upcoming Ocean SUV, a move which will be accompanied by Fisker making shares in its company available on the public market. According to Reuters, Magna International Inc. will supply the vehicle platform for Ocean SUV, and build it at Magna’s Graz, Austria plant.

395bhp Cupra Formentor Spotted With 5-Cylinder Turbo Power

A 400 metric horsepower Cupra SUV is testing at the world-famous Nurburgring. This lightly camouflaged Cupra Formentor test mule is set to spawn a new flagship model for the young Spanish brand. Representing a hefty step up from the standard 306bhp Formentor, the new car uses a totally different engine. Borrowing Audi’s five-cylinder charisma factory from the RS Q3 will...

One of Paul Newman's champion Datsun 280ZX race cars is for sale

Actor Paul Newman's other great passion was auto racing, and unlike some with boldface names who dabble in the sport, Newman didn't just race, he won. He also co-owned racing teams. An early highlight of his decades-long motorsports career was during the 1970s and '80s driving for the Bob Sharp racing team, which campaigned Datsuns/Nissans. This Datsun 280ZX racer was...


What you see before you is a rendering right now, but that will change soon. California-based Competition Carbon currently prides itself in making high-end body kits for the Lamborghini Huracan and C7 Corvette, and it comes as no surprise that their attention has now turned to everybody’s favorite mid-engined sports car right now: the C8 Corvette. The most extreme of...

Renault Mégane eVision concept shows an electric future for popular Euro-hatchback model

Renault on Thursday unveiled an electric version of one of its most popular models. The Renault Mégane eVision concept previews a future all-electric version of the Mégane—one of Renault's volume hatchback models for Europe since the 1990s. The Mégane is sized in the "C-segment," which also includes cars like the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf, and has been the default...

Kyocera’s Whimsical Moeye Concept Car Is Ripped From a Sci-Fantasy Anime

Today in sentences we thought we'd never type, this Kyocera concept car features both a see-through dashboard, vibration speakers embedded in the headrests, and a lab-grown opal embedded in the center console. That's the Moeye Concept in a nutshell: a deeply, delightfully weird conceptualization of futuristic personal transportation from a Japanese company associated with electronics, but not so much cars....

GM’s MagneRide 4.0 debuts with 45 percent quicker reflexes

Cadillac has announced that MagneRide 4.0 will debut with the 2020 Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V, which began production this fall, and the newly-beefed up variable-damping shocks will be found in next year’s CT5 Sport and Escalade. The logic-defying MagneRide shocks that debuted with the 1998 Cadillac STS have become one of Delphi and General Motors’ most prevalent innovations, find their...

iPhone Builder Foxconn Is Making an EV Platform with a Solid-State Battery

Foxconn, the company that builds iPhones for Apple, has unveiled its own open-source EV platform, saying the the first vehicle using it will be out in two years and a solid-state battery is coming in 2024. The hardware platform can be adjusted to comply with individual automaker’s' needs and specs, and the software elements will be upgradable. The company hopes...

New Audi RS e-tron GT electric supercar to boast around 700bhp

It has been confirmed that a hot Audi RS e-tron GT will crown the German brand’s electric performance car line-up. The RS e-tron GT will be the first fully electric vehicle to be developed by Audi Sport, and it will go on sale alongside the regular saloon in the middle of next year. Audi had intended to launch the standard...

Tesla Model 3 sees more range, quicker acceleration for 2021

Tesla began rolling out the 2021 updates for its Model 3 on Friday, and it somehow managed to make it even more desirable by incorporating a few new tricks from the Model Y. Specifically, Tesla has opted to include a new heat pump system in the 3 from the Y, and has also decided to ditch the chrome trim. Ranges...

2022 GMC Hummer EV Will Be Built at Detroit Plant Converted to 'Factory Zero'

GM used to build the Chevy Volt there, but just as the automaker made the transition to the Bolt EV, gasoline engines will be a thing of the past in Hamtramck, which will only build electric vehicles moving forward. The GMC Hummer EV will be the first all-electric vehicle built at the newly named Factory Zero, but the Cruise Origin...

Dacia Spring Electric: an eco SUV for the masses

You’re looking at the new Dacia Spring Electric, a new SUV that promises to make electric cars even more accessible. Based on the concept car of the same name, we saw just a few months ago, the Spring has been revealed alongside another EV from parent company, Renault. And yes it does share DNA with Renault City K-ZE. As you’d...

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