UK’s largest taxi firm to switch to all-electric fleet by 2023

Posted in CAR NEWS on September 21, 2021
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The UK's biggest private vehicle hire firm will move to a fully electric fleet through a £160 million investment and a partnership with Volkswagen.  Addison Lee will target an all-electric fleet by 2023, which it says is two years ahead of any other private hire vehicle operator in London. It will begin the switch by moving to the new Volkswagen ID 4 SUV.  The move will lead to 20,000 zero-emissions journeys each day in London, according to Addison Lee, in what will Read More »

2022 Ford Expedition revealed, with high-riding off-road Timberline trim

Posted in REVIEWS on September 21, 2021

Entering its fourth model year, the 2022 Ford Expedition has received a light but notable refresh, one that includes a couple of new trim levels to appeal to people who either go off-road or stick to the pavement. The exterior changes are fairly modest, consisting mainly of new lighting and an updated grille. The lights themselves blend into the grille, and they're now LED units on all Expedition models. Inside, the dashboard has been revamped Read More »

Ford Kuga 2.0 EcoBlue MHEV 2021 UK review

Posted in CAR NEWS on September 21, 2021
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It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, given the way the wind is blowing, but apparently the Ford Kuga is the most electrified line-up for a single nameplate within Ford. Quite what that makes the all-electric Mustang Mach-E is anyone’s guess, but you get the gist: the Kuga is heartland Ford now, the 2021 equivalent of Mondeo Man, so electrification is key. This is the mild-hybrid version, joining regular ICE variants, as well as the plug-in Read More »

Inaugural junior hillclimb champion crowned

Posted in CAR NEWS on September 21, 2021
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Nineteen-year old Lizzie Dudley from Cambridge has emerged victorious in the inaugural Autocar Shelsley Walsh Young Drivers’ Championship, scoring a resounding overall victory over five hillclimb rounds and one sprint. Driving with impressive smoothness and precision, Dudley notched up four outright victories (20 points each) and finished the season with a score of 112 points from a possible 120. Her nearest rivals were Alfie Westlake on 86 points and James Gwilliam on 80, although the competition was close Read More »

Autocar confidential: the surprising inspiration behind Renault's Megane E-Tech, and more

Posted in CAR NEWS on September 20, 2021
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In this week’s Autocar confidential, Geneva motor show CEO has doubts over climate protestors, the new-look Macan appears set to enjoy a brief lifespan, and the Renault Megane E-Tech’s project lead reveals the inspiration behind the firm’s latest EV. Global warning The 2019 Frankfurt motor show was, despite its heavy focus on electric cars, subjected to protests by environmental activists. So now that the future of the Geneva motor show is looking more stable, we Read More »

Aston Martin DB5 Junior gains special No Time To Die Edition

Posted in CAR NEWS on September 20, 2021
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The Aston Martin DB5 Junior has received a James Bond-inspired special edition ahead of the release of the 007 franchise’s 25th installment.  The model, named the No Time To Die Edition, will be built by the Little Car Company at two-thirds the size of the original DB5. In classic Bond-car fashion, it’s equipped with a plethora of gadgets, including two simulated Gatling guns behind the headlights, a skid mode, a digital numberplate and a smoke Read More »

Acura sold all 300 of the NSX Type S, reportedly in 24 hours

Posted in REVIEWS on September 20, 2021

If you were hoping to nab one of the last Acura NSX supercars, Acura has confirmed to Autoblog that it has already sold out the entire allocation of 300 NSX Type S models that were slated for America. However, you might still have a remote chance. "We have seen tremendous interest in the 2022 NSX Type S following its debut at Monterey Car Week. At this time, confirmed orders have far surpassed the 300-unit allocation Read More »

Tom Cruise's Porsche 928 in 'Risky Business' sold for nearly $2 million

Posted in REVIEWS on September 20, 2021

UPDATE: The Porsche 928 sold this past weekend for a final price of $1,980,000. The text has been updated to reflect this. A high-school senior is left home alone when his parents go out of town. He offers to drive his dad's prized Porsche 928 while they're gone, "just to charge the battery." Dad says, no, he's not insured to drive the car. Mom says, "Just use the station wagon." Does he listen? Of course Read More »

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback priced and headed to dealers now

Posted in REVIEWS on September 20, 2021
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Pricing is out for the 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback, and as expected, it’s more expensive than the sedan. Your entry-level model is the LX, which is combined with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a CVT. It starts at $23,915, including the destination charge. That’s $1,220 more than the LX sedan. For your troubles, the Hatchback features a “sportier driving character” than the sedan, much more utility in the cargo area, and especially slick exterior styling. For Read More »

2022 Toyota Tundra: What do you think of the TRD Pro's unique design?

Posted in REVIEWS on September 20, 2021

I walked away thinking that there are a lot of interesting design details worth discussing after spending a day with the all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra. There’s the massive grille with a chromed-out mustache-shaped highlight on some trim levels. Then there are the lighting elements that look like they’ve been pulled taught in several different dimensions, sort of like toffee that’s being stretched in a candy shop. There are blacked-out A- and B-pillars that give the Read More »

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