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November 22, 2020

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The Lexus LC500 Convertible will set you back a cool RM1.35m

Shot-callers and ballers, take note: there’s a new drop-top Lexus in town, and it packs a meaty V8 punch to deliver its unmistakable wind-in-hair magic. Launched virtually earlier today, the new Lexus LC500 Convertible complements the recently refreshed coupe twin. Aptly, this offshoot packs a retractable soft-top mechanism that takes just 15 and 16 seconds to retract and extend respectively,...

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2021 Lincoln Nautilus refreshed with a modern, connected cabin

The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus compact crossover SUV sheds the vestiges of its MKX predecessor with a new interior more in line with the upscale refinements of the larger Lincoln Aviator and Lincoln Navigator. The powertrain carries over, and new color options and a revised front bumper freshen the outside, but the inside is the main attraction, based on Lincoln's announcement...

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Consumer Reports Rates Mazda as Most Reliable Automaker

With its fleet of owned test cars and extensive owner surveys, Consumer Reports is the authority for rating automotive reliability. Yesterday, CR released the results of its annual reliability survey, and good news for enthusiasts—Mazda takes the number 1 spot for automakers. And what's Mazda's most reliable car? The Miata. As if you needed another reason to buy what we...

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Prince's Purple Rain tour bus is for sale

The 1984 release of the album Purple Rain and accompanying movie brought Prince to the height of his fame. Prince went on tour that year to promote the album, and now the bus that served as his home on the road is scheduled to be auctioned off by Mecum in December. First spotted by Silodrome, the bus is a 1983...

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GM Now Spends More on EVs Than Gas-Powered Cars

General Motors brought some good news in the form of heady claims yesterday at the virtual Barclays Global Automotive Conference. GM said it’s upping its investments in EVs and said they'll be more profitable and more powerful as the second-generation Ultium project comes into play. GM is also hiring for its EV teams and plans to break ground on a...

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Ford shows us how to modify Bronco, Bronco Sport, F-150, Ranger

Even though this year's Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) aftermarket trade show didn’t go as planned, it didn't stop manufacturers from building customized versions of their vehicles to showoff. One of those manufacturers is Ford. The automaker showcased some of their newest modified creations that include a Bronco, Bronco Sport, F-150, Ranger, and Mach-E via the Ford Auto Night Virtual...

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Kia Hypes Up 2021 Sorento’s Off-Road Capabilities With Yosemite And Zion Concepts

The SUV game is somehow taking the off-road route with the unveiling of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and Ford Bronco. Nonetheless, other carmakers such as Kia Motors wanted to show the public they too offer off-road capable SUVs that can be personalized according to the owners' wishes. So, Kia revealed two concepts to show off-road enthusiasts how far they can...

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Elation Hypercars Unveils A 1,900-Horsepower Electric Beast

There is no dearth of electric hypercars on the market these days, but we have another new entrant. What makes this one special is that it’s the first electric hypercar to be built in the States. Northern California-based Elation Hypercars has come up with its first electric hypercar called the Freedom. This handmade EV will make 1,414 horses in the...

Meilenstein für Daimler in China: Mercedes-Benz Motorenwerk in Peking offiziell eröffnet. 

Next milestone for Daimler in China: Mercedes-Benz engine plant at Beijing Benz celebrates grand opening.
Mercedes-Benz and Geely to co-operate on new petrol engines

Mercedes-Benz is planning to shift the majority of its four-cylinder petrol engine production to China in a move that will greatly expand its activities with Chinese car maker Geely. The deal will mean the parent companies of Mercedes-Benz and Geely, Daimler and Geely Holdings, will assume much closer technical ties. The two companies plan to jointly develop and produce a...

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Apple Thinks It Can Build a Better Charging Station than Tesla

The infamous Apple Car is still nowhere to be seen, and while information on the project comes and goes, the Cupertino-based tech giant has tried to remain as tight-lipped as possible on this topic. This doesn’t necessarily mean Apple is no longer eyeing the automotive sector, and even though it may after all not launch its very own car, it’s...

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Lamborghini’s top-spec 640-hp STO the maddest Huracán yet

Lamborghini keeps turning up the wick on its junior supercar, its very latest iteration little more than a racing car licensed for the street. Based on the its Squadra Corse race team’s 24 Hours of Daytona-winning Huracán GT3 EVO 
as well as the Super Trofeo EVO developed for its own single-make racing series, the madmen from Sant’Agata Bolognese have dubbed...

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Get Your Waft On With The New Mercedes-Maybach S-Class

Without spending Rolls-Royce money, the Mercedes S-Class is probably the best luxury car you can buy. For those insisting on splashing out a little more, though, there is now an option - the Mercedes-Maybach version. As with the previous generation version and unlike the old 57/62, it keeps the S-Class badging. There’s plenty to set it apart from a standard...

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Subaru explains why it chose not to turbocharge the new 2022 BRZ

Enthusiasts hoping the second-generation Subaru BRZ would break cover with a turbocharged engine were sorely disappointed. Unveiled this week, it receives a bigger engine that delivers more horsepower and torque, but it remains naturally aspirated. Subaru explained why its engineers ruled out adopting forced induction. Power for the BRZ comes from a 2.4-liter flat-four that's related to the engine found...

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HUMMER EV SUV TEASED DURING BARCLAYS AUTO CONFERENCE PRESENTATION

General Motors just concluded in detailing its future electric vehicle product strategy during a live webcast that’s the 2020 Barclays Global Automotive Conference. And behind Doug Parks, GM Executive Vice President, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain was our first official look at the upcoming GMC Hummer EV SUV. The future product remained static in the background of GM...

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Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV pulled forward for early 2022 US arrival

General Motors plans to phase internal combustion engines out of its Cadillac lineup by the end of the decade. Although the luxury brand doesn’t have a single plug-in model at the moment, that’s set to change with the introduction of the battery-electric Lyriq in 2022. As part of a stepped-up $27 billion EV plan announced Thursday, the Lyriq launch will...

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The Morgan 3 Wheeler Is Dead, Long Live the Limited-Edition P101

After a decade, the delightfully anachronistic Morgan 3 Wheeler will say its goodbyes. Morgan revived this classic form factor in 2011, which was last produced in 1952 and superseded by the long-lived 4/4 Roadster (and its derivatives). That project was known internally as P101, and so to celebrate the end of the current 3 Wheeler's production run, the company's whipped...

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Land Rover wants to stop Porsche and Audi selling SUVs in America

Jaguar Land Rover has launched a legal bid to ban VW Group SUVs, including those from Porsche, Audi, and Lamborghini, from being imported to the United States. The British firm alleges that its German-owned rivals are infringing the patent on its Terrain Response technology, according to a report by Bloomberg. Terrain Response is a suite of systems that allows Land...

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Lego McLaren Senna GTR Turns Your Track Dreams Into ABS Plastic

The fourth McLaren Lego set, featuring the Senna GTR, is the largest yet, mostly because this one uses the more detailed Technic building system. Using Technic allowed the Lego designers to add a small V-8 engine with moving pistons and working dihedral doors (that means they hinge forward and upward). The 830-piece Lego Technic McLaren Senna GTR will be available...

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MINI Countryman production set to move to Germany in 2023

MINI has confirmed that the third-generation Countryman will make its debut in 2023. When it arrives, it’ll be available with a choice of petrol, diesel and pure-electric powertrains, which will allow it to compete with the likes of the Kia Niro and Hyundai Kona. However, to support the crossover’s shift to electric drive, BMW will move production of the Countryman...

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Rivian: Electric pickup and SUV first, smaller EVs for Europe and China next

Rivian's launch plans for its R1T and R1S electric vehicles may have shifted amid the coronavirus pandemic, but it still has an eye on the future, and said future includes new EVs tailored for Europe and China. CEO RJ Scaringe told Reuters in a Wednesday report the company will first focus on launching its electric pickup truck and SUV, but...

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Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series takes Nurburgring production car record

Yep, it's done it. With GT3 racer Maro Engel at the helm, the AMG GT Black Series recorded an officially notarised time of 6:43.616 around the Nordschleife without the T13 straight, and 6:48.047 for the full circuit. That puts it as the number one fastest production car ever to lap the circuit, beating the previous record holder (the Lamborghini Aventador...

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Volkswagen ID.5 Coupe SUV Will Be Sold Only In Europe

Volkswagen is bullish with its ID electric vehicle lineup, looking to sell millions of zero-emission cars by 2023. The United States-bound VW ID.4 is at the forefront of that. The electric crossover is the first VW ID that will reach American soil and will also be the first global model from the ID family. With that said, VW will be...

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2022 Honda Civic prototype debuts, previews 11th gen design

Yes, it is just a prototype, but it does showcase the freshened up design that will feature on the next production model. It seems to have fewer angles and sharp edges over the outgoing model, with a wider front grille and set-back headlights, and a huge lower grille. Around at the back there seems to be a bit of Audi...

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HONDA ACCORD VTEC VTI-L 2.0 NEW FACELIFT VERSION Tahun Dibuat Manufactured 2013 Year Tahun Terpakai Registered 2013 Year Car Specification : * NEW FACELIFT VISION / VTI-L / FULL LEATHER SEAT * 154hp / 189Nm * 5-Speed Automatic Transmission. * Grey Colour Exterior * Black Colour Interior * Full Modulo Bodykit * Front Grille * Chrome Strips Rear Light *...

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