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Mitsubishi teases Tokyo-bound concept

Mitsubishi has teased a plug-in hybrid crossover concept ahead of its debut at next month’s Tokyo motor show. The company has said the concept will showcase “a downsized, lower-weight PHEV drivetrain and an electric 4WD system” and that it’ll be a small SUV...

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BMW i3 won't be replaced - report
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BMW i3 won't be replaced - report

The i3 introduced BMW buyers to the idea of a BMW-branded electric car. Now, it’s done its job and it’s time to move on. The Financial Times reports BMW won’t develop a second-generation of its first electric car, the i3. Pieter Nota, BMW’s sales and marketing chief, told the Financial Times there’s "no specific plan for an i3 successor"...


Ferrari Dino project axed
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Ferrari Dino project axed

The Dino is extinct. Autocar reports Ferrari’s entry-level, V6-powered coupe project has been shelved. "I would never use the word dead in the future strategy. [But] it’s certainly not something that we're planning shortly," Ferrari's chief commercial officer, Enrico Galliera, told Autocar. The Dino had been rumoured to be reaching production for some time...


Aiways U5 EV awarded a Guinness World Record
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Aiways U5 EV awarded a Guinness World Record

Aiways has hit the road in a big way. Carscoops reports the Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer has been awarded a Guinness World Record for the longest journey completed by an electric vehicle prototype. Aiways sent two all-electric U5 crossovers on a 15,022km journey across 12 countries...


Volkswagen ID.R Heaven's Gate record video released
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Volkswagen ID.R Heaven's Gate record video released

There’s been a lot of talk lately about slow television, where a camera is placed on a boat or cross-country train and the result is a peaceful, relaxing movie. Volkswagen has released a clip that’s anything but. Full of action movie jump cuts and a suspenseful score, the video shows Romain Dumas setting a new record time up Tianmen Mountain Big Gate Road in China with the electric Volkswagen ID...


2020 Cadillac CT4 revealed
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2020 Cadillac CT4 revealed

After unveiling the sporty CT4-V earlier this year, Cadillac has now taken the wraps off the rest of the CT4 range. The CT4 uses an updated version of the Alpha platform underpinning the Chevrolet Camaro and Cadillac CT5 sedan. That’s good news as Alpha cars have been frequently praised by critics for their dynamics...


Nissan EV SUV previewed to US dealers
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Nissan EV SUV previewed to US dealers

Nissan’s electric vehicle range is branching out from the Leaf, with US dealers getting a preview of a new electric crossover last month. Automotive News reports the unnamed two-row crossover has been described by dealers as being the size of an X-Trail but as spacious as the larger Murano...


Volkswagen teases production ID.4 crossover
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Volkswagen teases production ID.4 crossover

Another electric Volkswagen made its debut in the metal at Frankfurt... it just happened to be shrouded in fog and covered in stripes. Though this year’s show heralded the debut of the production ID.3 hatchback, the Volkswagen stand was also home to an upcoming electric crossover. Automotive News reports the electric crossover, which appears to be based on the ID Crozz concept, will wear the ID...


Tesla Model S: Modified EV spotted near the Nürburgring
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Tesla Model S: Modified EV spotted near the Nürburgring

Spy photographers have snapped a modified Tesla Model S testing near the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Last month, the Porsche Taycan set a 7:42 minute lap time on the famous racetrack, claiming the record for fastest four-door production electric car. The Taycan's effort didn't go unnoticed in Silicon Valley...


2021 Jaguar XJ teased
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2021 Jaguar XJ teased

As we reported in June, the next generation of Jaguar XJ will have an electric powertrain. CEO Dr. Ralf Speth has referred to the next XJ as being “all-electric” and “full-electric”, suggesting there may be no petrol or diesel XJs whatsoever. AutoExpress published a teaser of the next-generation XJ, displayed at Jaguar Land Rover’s press conference this week at the Frankfurt motor show...


2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Upland on sale from $61,450
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2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Upland on sale from $61,450

Blackhawk, 70th Anniversary, 75th Anniversary, Jet, Night Eagle, S-Limited, S-Overland… Those are just the special editions that have been offered on the current series of Jeep Grand Cherokee, and that’s not even including the ones based on the SRT. It’s time to add another name to that list – the Jeep Grand Cherokee Upland...


2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 pricing and specs
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2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 pricing and specs

The roll-out of Porsche 911 variants continues with the launch of the 911 Carrera 4, slated to arrive in Australia during the fourth quarter of 2019. The 992-series 911 reached Aussie showrooms this year in Carrera S and Carrera 4S guises, and later this year the Carrera 4 Coupe will arrive priced at $245,600, while the Carrera 4 Cabriolet will retail for $267,100, both prices before on-road costs...


Bentley Blower Continuation Series revealed
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Bentley Blower Continuation Series revealed

Bentley has announced it’ll build 12 replicas of its iconic 1929 Team Blower race car, in part to celebrate the brand’s centenary. It’ll take two years for Bentley and its Mulliner coachbuilding division to complete the 12-car series, though they’ll take advantage of the latest manufacturing technologies...


2020 Buick Verano sedan debuts
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2020 Buick Verano sedan debuts

A refreshed version of the Buick Verano sedan has debuted in China.  The Verano uses the same D2XX platform as our Holden Astra and has a 2700mm wheelbase, identical to the recently discontinued Astra sedan.  Unlike our Astra, however, the 2020 Verano has ditched four-cylinder engines for a pair of turbocharged three-pots. There’s a 1...


2020 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ revealed
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2020 Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ revealed

Earlier this year, Bugatti once again broke the record for the fastest road car. Andy Wallace took a modified Chiron past 300mph (482km/h) to a record 304.77mph (490.48km/h) at the Ehra-Lessien test track in Germany. To celebrate, Bugatti is producing 30 versions of the monumental prototype, fittingly called the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+...