New 2022 Maserati Granturismo: all-electric GT previewed

Posted in CAR NEWS on June 11, 2021
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Maserati has released the first official images of its landmark first electric car: the second-generation Granturismo coupé. The purposely obstructive angles and heavy camouflage give little away, but we can see that it retains the sleek silhouette of its predecessor, and - notably - its name. It looks to bear a resemblance to the long-awaited Alfieri concept, which was previewed as long ago as 2016 but has yet to be seen in public.  The pictures Read More »

2022 Audi A3 and S3 pricing out, starts at just under $35,000

Posted in REVIEWS on June 11, 2021

Unveiled in 2020, the fourth-generation Audi A3 and its spicier S3 derivative will arrive in American showrooms in the coming months. The German firm published pricing and trim details about its two new entry-level sedans. Pricing for the entry-level, front-wheel-drive 2022 A3 Premium starts at $34,945 including a mandatory $1,045 destination charge. Audi priced the mid-range Premium Plus and the range-topping Prestige models at $38,245 and $42,245, respectively. Adding all-wheel-drive increases the three aforementioned figures Read More »

Scotland could host Extreme E round to replace South America

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Scotland could host a round of the Extreme E championship, after the electric off-road racing series announced it would postpone visits to South America because of the ongoing coronavirus situation. The series was due to hold its Amazon X Prix in the Brazilian state of Pará in October before heading further south to the Glacier X Prix in Patagonia, Argentina, in December, but this has now been postponed until next season. The Western Isles of Scotland have been named Read More »

Buying a £1000 Saab from a hidden car collection

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I bought a car the other day. Okay, I know that’s not exactly an earth-shattering revelation, particularly in a place like this, but the process reminded me of a used car adage about ‘buying the seller rather than buying the car’. You know the sort of thing: you turn up at an immaculately kept house with an impeccably manicured lawn to find a kindly and honest vendor who just wants the car to go to Read More »

Archer two-seater flying taxi makes splashy debut in hot eVTOL market

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LOS ANGELES — Archer Aviation unveiled its first electric flying taxi "Maker" in a Tesla-style debut on Thursday as an increasing number of investors and aviation companies pile into the hot but yet-to-be-approved urban air mobility space. Interest in zero-emission aircraft that take off and land like helicopters but fly like planes is growing as aerospace companies look for new markets and face pressure to help decarbonize their industry though the battery-operated vehicles. Maker's debut, Read More »

2021 Acura TLX Long-Term Update | Seats look great, feel less so

Posted in REVIEWS on June 11, 2021
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There's a lot to like about our Acura TLX A-Spec's interior. In particular, I love the vivid red leather upholstery, the satisfying drive mode selector, and the loads of space inside. What I'm not so in love with is the actual design of the front seats. They look great and are quite shapely with the undulating black faux suede inserts and leather piping separating the aforementioned red leather panels. But they're underwhelming when they're under Read More »

The last Hyundai V8 car is already here

Posted in REVIEWS on June 11, 2021

Hyundai will end production of V8-powered cars this year, if a new report out of South Korea proves true. It would make the 5.0-liter unit found in the current Genesis G90 sedan the final Hyundai Tau V8. According to South Korean website Daum, the updated Genesis G90, expected later this year, will no longer have the 420-horse, 383 lb-ft V8 available as an option. The top-grade engine will, moving forward, be the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6, Read More »

VW Multivan reinvented as a more car-like adventure machine

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Volkswagen has brought its long-running Multivan people-mover into the 2020s by giving it a sharper-looking design, a more versatile interior, and major changes underneath. Called T7 internally, the van will go on sale later in 2021. In the past, the Multivan (known as the Caravelle in some markets) was closely related to the Transporter, a commercial van more often seen on construction sites than campsites. The decades-long relationship between the two models ends here; Volkswagen Read More »

McLaren Racing confirms Extreme E entry for 2022

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Leading Formula 1 team McLaren Racing will enter a team in the electric Extreme E off-road championship from next year. The British firm is one of the most storied in F1 history, having scored 182 grand prix victories and 12 drivers’ championships since entering the sport in 1966. It also expanded into the Indycar Series last season with the US-based Arrow McLaren SP squad. Extreme E currently features nine teams, who must use identical 536bhp electric spaceframe SUVs. Read More »

Opinion: Why the Volkswagen Multivan means so much to so many

Posted in CAR NEWS on June 11, 2021
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The Ferrari SF90 Stradale, Mk8 Volkswagen Golf, new Land Rover Defender and Aston Martin DBX are among the cars that we've been most excited about over the past couple of years. The launch of each was hyped up for months in advance, read by thousands of readers on the Autocar website and - without exaggerating - had a real cross-industry effect. But yesterday came an unveiling with a slightly more personal touch – one that may Read More »