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Autoblog is Live: Playing 'Trackmania'

Posted in REVIEWS on June 1, 2021
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The world is a crazy place and this is a crazy time. Everyone is looking for a good way to unwind, even us. As a way to inject some fun into our lives, we've been streaming racing and driving games on Twitch and Youtube Tuesday and Thursday from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M. Eastern. Feel free to join us on Twitch, or Youtube.  So far we've played: And we'll be swapping in as many as Read More »

Porsche might launch a smaller, more affordable electric sedan

Posted in REVIEWS on June 1, 2021

Porsche's electrification strategy might spawn a battery-powered sedan positioned below the Taycan, according to a recent report. If it's approved for production, the firm's entry-level EV could be aimed directly at the BMW i4. British magazine Autocar learned the sedan, which would be Porsche's seventh model line, is under consideration. It hasn't been approved for production yet, according to insiders, so details like its horsepower and its driving range have not been finalized. However, if Read More »

Kia Sportage teased for 2023 ahead of official reveal

Posted in REVIEWS on June 1, 2021

Kia teased the 2023 Sportage on its global social media channels this week, sharing images of its exterior silhouette and a new dash which flaunts a double-width screen incorporating both the digital cluster and infotainment system. Mark your calendar. Full design will be unveiled on 8 June.#Kia #MovementThatInspires #KiaSportage pic.twitter.com/ms2YJ6yGPD — Kia Worldwide (@Kia_Worldwide) May 31, 2021 The upcoming replacement for Kia's aging compact CUV will ride on a new platform shared with the Hyundai Read More »

Lamborghini walks us through improvements it made to the Huracan

Posted in REVIEWS on June 1, 2021

LE CASTELLET, France — Lamborghini's updated Huracán EVO2 will make its competition debut during the 2022 season of the Super Trofeo one-make series. Visually, it gains a new-look design that blazes the path future models — including production cars — will follow in the coming years. There's more to it than a face-lift, and we sat down with Leonardo Galante, the man in charge of technical development for Lamborghini's racing arm, to get the full Read More »

2022 Kia Stinger GT Scorpion Special Edition adds dark trim and big spoiler

Posted in REVIEWS on June 1, 2021

All the details about the 2022 Kia Stinger dropped a couple of months ago, but Kia teased a special edition model called the Scorpion back then that was kept in darkness. Today, Kia revealed photos and everything you might want to know about the Stinger Scorpion Special Edition model. The Scorpion is essentially an appearance package for the Stinger GT2. That means it’s only available when paired with the top-tier 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 version of Read More »

Russia begins production of $245,000 Aurus Senat sedan promoted by Putin

Posted in REVIEWS on June 1, 2021

MOSCOW — Russia on Monday has begun production of the Aurus Senat luxury sedan promoted by President Vladimir Putin. Russia unveiled plans for the Aurus line of cars in 2013. Putin helped to promote its limousine model by driving it during his 2018 inauguration as president for a new six-year term. Production of the sedan is unlikely to have a significant impact on Russia's car industry in the near future. Industry Minister Denis Manturov said 200-300 Read More »

Cruise asks Biden to help lift restrictions on autonomous cars

Posted in REVIEWS on June 1, 2021
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WASHINGTON — Cruise LLC, the autonomous vehicle (AV) company majority-owned by General Motors, has urged President Joe Biden to back efforts to speed thousands of self-driving cars to U.S. roads, saying the country risks lagging behind China, according to a previously unreported letter seen by Reuters. The chief executive of Cruise, Dan Ammann, in a letter to Biden dated May 17, asked him to back legislation raising the cap on the number of vehicles that Read More »

Ford Mustang Mach-E tops Norway car sales in May

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OSLO — Ford's electric Mustang Mach-E topped Norway's car sales in May, the first full month of registrations for the crossover vehicle in the small but influential Nordic market, national data showed on Tuesday. Battery electric vehicles made up 60.4% of all new cars sold in Norway last month, the Norwegian Road Federation (OFV) said, up from 43.1% a year ago as the country seeks to become the first to end the sale of petrol Read More »

Cargill will sell cow masks to trap methane burps

Posted in REVIEWS on June 1, 2021
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Agriculture giant Cargill Inc. will start selling methane-absorbing wearable devices for cows, putting its support behind an experimental technology that could help the industry cut greenhouse gas emissions. The mask-like accessory was developed by U.K. startup Zelp Ltd., which claims it can reduce methane emissions by more than half. Cargill said Tuesday it expects to start offering the devices to European dairy farmers in 2022. The companies haven't set a price yet, but Zelp says an annual subscription fee may Read More »

Dakar greats Peterhansel and Sainz will drive electric Audi in next rally

Posted in REVIEWS on June 1, 2021
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Carlos Sainz, left, Stephane Peterhansel and Cyril Despres sign autographs at the 2019 Dakar Rally. (Reuters) "Mr Dakar" Stephane Peterhansel and triple champion Carlos Sainz have joined Audi's bid to win the 2022 edition of the endurance rally with an electric prototype, the Volkswagen-owned manufacturer said on Monday. Frenchman Peterhansel, 55, has won the Dakar a record 14 times including this year. Spaniard Sainz, 59, triumphed in 2020 with both drivers recently competing for the Read More »