Citroen e-Berlingo

Posted in CAR NEWS on January 25, 2022
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It repeatedly showed the realistic range to be somewhere between 110 and 120 miles, and you would only travel that far if you were absolutely sure of finding reliable charging at your destination. If, as is common, you risk pitching up at overcrowded or unreliable chargers, you would be wiser to factor in 90- to 100-mile hops – a major change of capability in a car whose petrol and diesel versions get close to a 500-mile Read More »

Mini Recharged project to electrify brand's classic models

Posted in CAR NEWS on January 24, 2022
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Mini has launched a new in-house programme dedicated to electrifying its older models as the latest step in a wide-reaching campaign to promote the car maker’s sustainability credentials. The new Mini Recharged project – developed by a team of workers at the firm’s Oxford factory, following a positive reaction to the one-off electrified Mini shown in 2018 – has been devised as a means of “telling the story of the classic Mini in the 21st century, in Read More »

IIHS to rate Autopilot, Super Cruise and other partial automation tech

Posted in REVIEWS on January 24, 2022

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety just revealed another test it will be performing on new cars as part of its battery of safety tests. It’s a ratings program meant to evaluate vehicles with partial automation to determine how safe they are when in use. As with their crash tests, the IIHS will designate ratings of Good, Acceptable, Marginal and Poor.  These new ratings will be applied to systems like Super Cruise from GM, BlueCruise Read More »

KBB data shows average used car is $28,205, but supplies picking up

Posted in REVIEWS on January 24, 2022

As the average price of a new car rapidly approaches $50,000, it shouldn't be surprising that used car prices are shooting up as well. Data from Kelley Blue Book shows that the average used car in December sold for $28,205. That would be 28% higher than it was in December 2020 and 42% higher than the year prior.  As KBB points out, a significant reason for these higher prices is the dwindling selection of cheaper Read More »

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor price is just under $70,000

Posted in REVIEWS on January 24, 2022

Even though final power and torque numbers aren't out yet, the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor does have a base price. A Ford representative provided us with the price tag, and it starts at $69,995 including destination charges. That makes it the most expensive Bronco by far, and it even eclipses the starting price on its bigger F-150 stablemate. To put it in perspective, every other 2021 Ford Bronco starts under $50,000 with destination charges. And Read More »

Lamborghini plans to release four new models in 2022

Posted in REVIEWS on January 24, 2022

Lamborghini set an all-time delivery record in 2021, and almost all of its production capacity for 2022 is already spoken for. It plans to keep the momentum going by releasing four new models in 2022, according to a recent report, including updated variants of its best-sellers. Speaking to British magazine Car, Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann revealed that 2022 will be the last year that the firm launches only cars powered exclusively by an internal combustion Read More »

Corvette 70th Anniversary Edition coming for 2023, will include Z06

Posted in REVIEWS on January 24, 2022

Chevrolet confirmed Monday that a 70th Anniversary Edition package will be available for the 2023 Corvette and Corvette Z06. The name of the package pretty much tells you everything you need to know about its origins, and like similar offerings in decades past, it will be almost universally available across the Corvette lineup.  Yep, this means the leaked 70th Anniversary Edition Corvette Z06 photos were indeed real, but the fun stuff won't be limited to Read More »

New 2022 Alfa Romeo Tonale set for February reveal

Posted in CAR NEWS on January 24, 2022
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Alfa Romeo has confirmed the long-awaited Tonale small SUV will be officially revealed next month. The Italian firm's new hope for sales success will be unveiled as part of an online, rather than in-person, event. According to the firm, “La Metamorfosi (the metamorphosis) is going to begin" on the 8th of February. The SUV, which will sit below the Stelvio in the Alfa Romeo range, and which takes its name from another famous Italian mountain pass (this one lower Read More »

Lamborghini details hybrid and EV model launch timeline

Posted in CAR NEWS on January 24, 2022
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Lamborghini will electrify its line-up in stages over the coming years, introducing the hybridised Aventador successor in 2023, a Urus PHEV in 2024, a Huracán hybrid in 2025 and a pure EV in a new segment around 2028. Confirming the company's hybridisation plan to Autocar, company CEO Stephan Winkelmann estimated that the electrification of the firm's two super-sports car and big-selling super-SUV could slash CO2 emissions to around half of their current levels.  Asked if Read More »

Alfa Romeo Tonale will finally be revealed in February

Posted in REVIEWS on January 24, 2022

Following a couple of delays, the Alfa Romeo Tonale compact SUV will finally, officially be shown to the public. The big reveal date is February 8, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. eastern time. The Tonale was first shown in concept form at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The production model was expected to be shown sometime last year, but a couple issues prevented that. Reportedly, Alfa's CEO wasn't happy with how the plug-in hybrid system was Read More »