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  • Volkswagen says to invest €60b by 2024 in cars of the future

    2 weeks ago

    Volkswagen says to invest €60b by 2024 in cars of the future

    FRANKFURT, Nov 19 — German car giant Volkswagen said Friday it would plough €60 billion (RM276 billion) by 2024 into its switch to electric, hybrid and connected vehicles, as...

  • Mitsubishi facelifts the Mirage and Attrage for 2020

    2 weeks ago

    Mitsubishi facelifts the Mirage and Attrage for 2020

    TOKYO, Nov 19 — On Sunday, Mitsubishi revealed the latest iterations of the Mirage hatchback and Attrage sedan. After briefly teasing the models, Mitsubishi this weekend...

  • Ford takes wraps off Mustang-inspired all-electric SUV (VIDEO)

    2 weeks ago

    Ford takes wraps off Mustang-inspired all-electric SUV (VIDEO)

    DETROIT, Nov 19 — On Sunday, Ford expanded its iconic Mustang segment with an all-electric SUV: The 2020 Mustang Mach-E. For the very first time in its history, Ford gave an SUV...

  • Cupra races the Ateca around Paris rooftop with view of Eiffel Tower (VIDEO)

    3 weeks ago

    Cupra races the Ateca around Paris rooftop with view of Eiffel Tower (VIDEO)

    PARIS, Nov 16 — On Thursday, Cupra demonstrated the power of the Ateca on a rooftop racetrack in France's capital city. On a racetrack built in six days on the eighth floor of a...

  • Morris Commercial unveils the vibrant and charming all-electric Morris JE van (VIDEO)

    3 weeks ago

    Morris Commercial unveils the vibrant and charming all-electric Morris JE van (VIDEO)

    LONDON, Nov 15 — Seventy years after the original J-type van launched in the 1950s, Morris Commercial has brought the iconic model back; on Wednesday, the company took the wraps...

  • Ferrari reveals polished and powerful mid-engine coupe in Rome

    3 weeks ago

    Ferrari reveals polished and powerful mid-engine coupe in Rome

    ROME, Nov 14 — Though a hardtop version of the Portofino has been expected since the convertible was announced in 2017, Ferrari went ahead and used this opportunity as a chance...

  • Study: Calgary is the world’s best city for drivers

    3 weeks ago

    Study: Calgary is the world’s best city for drivers

    LONDON, Nov 14 — According to a study published by auto parts vendor Mister Auto, Calgary, Alberta is the world’s most pleasant city for vehicle users. The third-largest...

  • Ferrari adds Roma to growing ‘Prancing Horse’ stable

    3 weeks ago

    Ferrari adds Roma to growing ‘Prancing Horse’ stable

    MILAN, Nov 14 — Ferrari is set to roll out the Roma, a record fifth new model this year for the “Prancing Horse”, as it expands its stable to help sustain its profit and...

  • Kia previews Optima’s new look for 2021 model year

    3 weeks ago

    Kia previews Optima’s new look for 2021 model year

    SEOUL, Nov 13 — Kia has published official pictures of 2021 Optima’s updated design with its “Tiger Nose” front end just a few weeks after the brand’s parent company...

  • First all-electric Lexus to be unveiled in China

    3 weeks ago

    First all-electric Lexus to be unveiled in China

    NEW YORK, Nov 13 — Lexus, the high-end division of Toyota, has announced the forthcoming presentation of its first ever all-electric vehicle at the 17th Guangzhou International...

  • Maserati creates special edition GranTurismo to celebrate model’s discontinuation

    3 weeks ago

    Maserati creates special edition GranTurismo to celebrate model’s discontinuation

    NEW YORK, Nov 13 — To signify the end of an era for Maserati and the debut of a new electric one, the company presented the GranTurismo Zeda, a model with a gradient paint...

  • Electric motorcycles ride to rescue in fuel-short Cuba

    3 weeks ago

    Electric motorcycles ride to rescue in fuel-short Cuba

    NOVEMBER 10 — It is rush hour in Havana and the queue at the bus stop is longer than ever. Then a fleet of electric motorcycles appears, beeping their horns. Surprised and...

  • Mercedes-Benz has plans to launch a fully electric G-Class wagon

    4 weeks ago

    Mercedes-Benz has plans to launch a fully electric G-Class wagon

    MUNICH, Nov 9 — This week, Daimler’s digital transformation head Sascha Pallenberg relayed via Twitter that the head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, speaking at an automobile event in...

  • Rolls-Royce introduces Black Badge trim for the Cullinan (VIDEO)

    4 weeks ago

    Rolls-Royce introduces Black Badge trim for the Cullinan (VIDEO)

    LONDON, Nov 9 — On Thursday, Rolls-Royce revealed that the latest model to get the shadowy and imposing Black Badge treatment is the luxurious, all-terrain Cullinan SUV. Joining...

  • Karma teases glossy SC2 concept ahead of AutoMobility LA debut

    4 weeks ago

    Karma teases glossy SC2 concept ahead of AutoMobility LA debut

    LOS ANGELES, Nov 9 — Karma Automotive has published the first teaser image of the upcoming SC2 concept ahead of its debut in LA in a few weeks’ time. On Thursday, the...

  • Volkswagen’s latest futuristic electric ID concept to debut at LA Auto Show

    4 weeks ago

    Volkswagen’s latest futuristic electric ID concept to debut at LA Auto Show

    LOS ANGELES, Nov 9 — The seventh member of the ID family, the ID Space Vizzion concept, will make its world debut at the LA Auto Show later this month. On Thursday, Volkswagen...

  • EICMA 2019: Electric scooters making waves at the Milan motorcycle show

    4 weeks ago

    EICMA 2019: Electric scooters making waves at the Milan motorcycle show

    MILAN, Nov 9 — The latest electric scooters are among the highlights at this year’s international motorcycle show in Milan, Italy. Among the new models are premieres from such...

  • Citroën C5 Aircross Hybrid: An electrified SUV (VIDEO)

    4 weeks ago

    Citroën C5 Aircross Hybrid: An electrified SUV (VIDEO)

    PARIS, Nov 8 — Citroën has announced the launch of a plug-in hybrid version of its family SUV, which is based on the C5 Aircross Hybrid Concept unveiled at the Paris Motor Show...

  • Tesla’s electric ‘cybertruck’ pickup to be unveiled on November 21

    4 weeks ago

    Tesla’s electric ‘cybertruck’ pickup to be unveiled on November 21

    NEW YORK, Nov 8 — After announcing the vehicle years ago, Elon Musk revealed Wednesday in a tweet that the “cyberpunk” Tesla pickup truck will be officially unveiled on...

  • Kawaski exec confirms electric motorcycle in the works (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    Kawaski exec confirms electric motorcycle in the works (VIDEO)

    TOKYO, Nov 7 — On Tuesday, Kawasaki confirmed that the brand is joining the EV (electric vehicle) revolution by officially announcing that an electric motorcycle is on the way....

  • Ford Mustang Lithium: One-off electric concept sparks a stir

    1 month ago

    Ford Mustang Lithium: One-off electric concept sparks a stir

    DETROIT, Nov 7 — Ford has presented a high-powered all-electric version of its Mustang, produced in collaboration with German parts manufacturer Webasto, at the Sema Show, which...

  • Aston Martin unveils its first ever motorcycle in a limited edition of 100

    1 month ago

    Aston Martin unveils its first ever motorcycle in a limited edition of 100

    LONDON, Nov 5 — In the run-up to the EICMA motorcycle show, which is to be held in Milan, Italy, November 7-10 2019, automaker Aston Martin has unveiled its first ever...

  • Idris Elba teams up with Ford for the launch of 100pc-electric SUV

    1 month ago

    Idris Elba teams up with Ford for the launch of 100pc-electric SUV

    LOS ANGELES, Nov 5 — British actor Idris Elba, who recently played the villain in Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw, will promote an all-electric SUV which will soon be unveiled...

  • Tesla’s Autopilot can now detect traffic cones

    1 month ago

    Tesla’s Autopilot can now detect traffic cones

    NEW YORK, Nov 5 ― Over the weekend, Electrek reported that Tesla rolled out a software update to Autopilot that incorporates traffic cones into the driving visualisation...

  • Kia teases the 2021 Optima with series of official renderings

    1 month ago

    Kia teases the 2021 Optima with series of official renderings

    SEOUL, Nov 1 — On Tuesday, Hyundai Motor Group teased the 2021 model year version of the Kia Optima; from the renderings published to the company's official Facebook page...

  • Next VW ID electric concept to debut in the US on Nov 19

    1 month ago

    Next VW ID electric concept to debut in the US on Nov 19

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 31 — The newest member of the Volkswagen ID family, an electric model that appears to be a sedan in the official teaser image, will be revealed on November 19...

  • Audi Q3 dresses up as a unicorn for Halloween

    1 month ago

    Audi Q3 dresses up as a unicorn for Halloween

    WASHINGTON DC, Oct 31 — To celebrate Halloween as well as one of its most popular social media posts, Audi made the Audicorn a reality; yesterday, the unicorn-disguised Q3 SUV...

  • New battery design can charge an electric car in 10 minutes

    1 month ago

    New battery design can charge an electric car in 10 minutes

    WASHINGTON, Oct 31 — Ten minutes charging time to add 322 kilometres (200 miles) of driving range: Scientists in the US have claimed a technological breakthrough that could...

  • Porsche pilots online car sales in the US

    1 month ago

    Porsche pilots online car sales in the US

    PARIS, Oct 30 — For the first time, Porsche is letting customers shop for a new car online. Today, Porsche announced that it has launched a US-based online car sales project in...

  • Hyundai soups up the 2020 Veloster N Performance for SEMA 2019

    1 month ago

    Hyundai soups up the 2020 Veloster N Performance for SEMA 2019

    SEOUL, Oct 30 — At this year’s SEMA Show, Hyundai will be displaying a Veloster N Performance Concept that ramps up the performance of the already zippy, racing-inspired...

  • Fishing for scooters in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower

    1 month ago

    Fishing for scooters in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower

    PARIS, Oct 26 — The proliferation of electric scooters for rent in the French capital has spawned a new Parisian profession: scooter fisherman. Youva Hadjali, who works for the...

  • Toyota’s not alone in the slow lane to self-driving cars

    1 month ago

    Toyota’s not alone in the slow lane to self-driving cars

    TOKYO, Oct 25 — When Toyota Motor Corp launches its all-battery Lexus next year, the luxury model will be able to drive autonomously on highways, a big step for the Japanese...

  • Ford’s ‘Mustang-inspired’ all-electric SUV will debut on Nov (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    Ford’s ‘Mustang-inspired’ all-electric SUV will debut on Nov (VIDEO)

    DETROIT, Oct 25 — The ‘Mustang-inspired’ fully electric SUV that Ford has been teasing since 2018 finally gets an unveiling date: November 17. Since the 2018 Detroit Auto...