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  • Ones to watch at the Bonhams’ ‘Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais’ auction

    2 weeks ago

    Ones to watch at the Bonhams’ ‘Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais’ auction

    PARIS, Feb 7 — Nine cars could break the €1 million (RM4.6 million) mark today at Bonhams’ prestigious annual “Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais” auction in...

  • Range Rover Velar gets V8 engine with SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition (VIDEO)

    2 weeks ago

    Range Rover Velar gets V8 engine with SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition (VIDEO)

    COVENTRY, Feb 7 — Land Rover’s Velar lineup is getting a new model with more “performance, luxury, and exclusivity”: The Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition....

  • Volvo recalls 167,000 cars worldwide, second in weeks

    2 weeks ago

    Volvo recalls 167,000 cars worldwide, second in weeks

    STOCKHOLM, Feb 6 — Swedish manufacturer Volvo Cars, owned by Chinese group Geely, said today it was recalling 167,000 cars worldwide because of a problem with the power-operated...

  • Lagonda to bring concept of first ever production model to Geneva (VIDEO)

    2 weeks ago

    Lagonda to bring concept of first ever production model to Geneva (VIDEO)

    LONDON, Feb 6 — Aston Martin announced today that a new Lagonda is scheduled to debut at the Geneva International Motor Show next month and, while the electric SUV on display...

  • Volkswagen teases new sporty GLI with six-second tweet

    2 weeks ago

    Volkswagen teases new sporty GLI with six-second tweet

    HERNDON (Virginia), Feb 6 — Volkswagen’s USA Twitter account has published a brief clip of the latest Jetta GLI’s sporty front grille; the rest of the model will be revealed...

  • Special edition 2019 Nissan Pathfinder announced before Chicago debut

    2 weeks ago

    Special edition 2019 Nissan Pathfinder announced before Chicago debut

    CHICAGO, Feb 6 — On Monday, Nissan unveiled the 2019 Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition, a sportier rendition of the standard, family-friendly SUV that will be on display at the...

  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles celebrates the minivan’s 35-year anniversary with special edition models

    2 weeks ago

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles celebrates the minivan’s 35-year anniversary with special edition models

    CHICAGO, Feb 6 — After bringing minivans to over 14.6 million families since the segment was created 35 years ago, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is celebrating the model’s...

  • Report: Renault-Nissan to work with Google’s Waymo on driverless cars

    2 weeks ago

    Report: Renault-Nissan to work with Google’s Waymo on driverless cars

    TOKYO, Feb 6 — The three-way alliance of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors is planning a deal to work with Google’s Waymo to jointly develop self-driving taxis, Japan’s...

  • Mazda to unveil new SUV at Geneva Motor Show

    2 weeks ago

    Mazda to unveil new SUV at Geneva Motor Show

    TOKYO, Feb 5 — Japanese automaker Mazda has announced plans to showcase a new SUV in a world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, which runs March 7-17, 2019. This...

  • Tesla to buy battery tech firm Maxwell

    2 weeks ago

    Tesla to buy battery tech firm Maxwell

    PALO ALTO, Feb 5 — Tesla agreed yesterday to buy energy tech firm Maxwell Technologies for US$218 million (RM890 million), a move that could help the electric carmaker extend...

  • Toyota turns 2020 Supra into flashy arcade pinball for Super Bowl LIII (VIDEO)

    2 weeks ago

    Toyota turns 2020 Supra into flashy arcade pinball for Super Bowl LIII (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, Feb 4 — Last week, Toyota released a Super Bowl ad featuring the RAV4 Hybrid six days before the highly-anticipated game. On the day that the Patriots beat the...

  • Lexus bringing luxurious line-up to Chicago next week

    2 weeks ago

    Lexus bringing luxurious line-up to Chicago next week

    CHICAGO, Jan 3 — Just one day after Lexus announced that the third-gen LC 500 Inspiration is scheduled to debut in Chicago next week, the company unveiled three more luxurious...

  • Subaru teases 2020 Legacy one week before Chicago debut (VIDEO)

    2 weeks ago

    Subaru teases 2020 Legacy one week before Chicago debut (VIDEO)

    CHICAGO, Feb 2 ― Accompanying an extremely brief announcement by Subaru stating that it would be revealing the 2020 Legacy at the Chicago Auto Show next week, the company shared...

  • Mercedes V-Class van gets a facelift in time for the Geneva Auto Show

    2 weeks ago

    Mercedes V-Class van gets a facelift in time for the Geneva Auto Show

    GENEVA, Feb 2 ― Not only has Mercedes announced that it will be showing off a refreshed V-Class MPV in Geneva next month, but we can expect to see a fully-electric MPV concept...

  • Here are official photos of the Proton Iriz facelift for 2019

    2 weeks ago

    Here are official photos of the Proton Iriz facelift for 2019

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 1 — Proton will be announcing a new facelifted Iriz for 2019 very soon. Ahead of its launch later this year, Proton has revealed its official images for the...

  • X70 leads Proton’s sales charge

    2 weeks ago

    X70 leads Proton’s sales charge

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 1 — Proton Holdings Bhd kicked off 2019 on a high note as total registrations climbed to 7,007 units for January 2019. The estimated market share is 14.5 per...

  • Jaguar XF Saloon and Sportbrake get a fancy new trim option

    2 weeks ago

    Jaguar XF Saloon and Sportbrake get a fancy new trim option

    COVENTRY, Feb 1 — Earlier this week, Jaguar announced that the latest XF Saloon and XF Sportbrake are both available in a limited edition trim package, the Chequered Flag...

  • The 2019 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration is set to debut in Chicago

    2 weeks ago

    The 2019 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration is set to debut in Chicago

    CHICAGO, Feb 1 — Lexus is planning to debut the third generation of the LC 500 Inspiration Series this month at the Chicago Auto Show in the form of a very limited-edition, very...

  • Volkswagen dune buggy makes an electric comeback

    2 weeks ago

    Volkswagen dune buggy makes an electric comeback

    GENEVA, Feb 1 — Volkswagen announced yesterday that it is bringing a 21st-century-styled, roofless, door-less dune buggy to the Geneva International Motor Show in March — and...

  • Teased 2020 Toyota Tacoma debuting at Chicago Auto Show

    3 weeks ago

    Teased 2020 Toyota Tacoma debuting at Chicago Auto Show

    TOKYO, Jan 31 — Toyota revealed that the 2020 Tacoma is “tacom-ing” to Chicago next week but gave out little more information about the upcoming truck apart for a picture of...

  • Mitsubishi teases athletic and futuristic SUV concept before Geneva Motor Show

    3 weeks ago

    Mitsubishi teases athletic and futuristic SUV concept before Geneva Motor Show

    GENEVA, Jan 30 — Mitsubishi has announced that the Engelberg Tourer electric SUV concept vehicle, complete with roof-mounted LEDs and blue, grille-hugging headlight details,...

  • Harley-Davidson announces two new electric bike concepts

    3 weeks ago

    Harley-Davidson announces two new electric bike concepts

    NEW YORK, Jan 30 — Just a couple weeks after Harley-Davidson announced its very first electric motorcycle set to retail for US$30,000 (RM123,195), the company revealed two more...

  • Lexus talks bringing F-brand power to crossovers

    3 weeks ago

    Lexus talks bringing F-brand power to crossovers

    TOKYO, Jan 30 — During a media event preceding the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona sports car endurance race, the VP of Lexus product planning and strategy revealed that the company...

  • All about the new Renault Clio V (VIDEO)

    3 weeks ago

    All about the new Renault Clio V (VIDEO)

    PARIS, Jan 30 — Renault has unveiled its fifth-generation Clio, which will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, March 7-17, 2019. It is billed as being sleeker, more...

  • Lotus, Williams teaming up to develop ‘advanced propulsion technologies'

    3 weeks ago

    Lotus, Williams teaming up to develop ‘advanced propulsion technologies'

    LONDON, Jan 30 — Lotus has announced a partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering to develop “advanced propulsion technologies,” systems that are expected to be used in...

  • The Skoda Kamiq crossover to premiere at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show

    3 weeks ago

    The Skoda Kamiq crossover to premiere at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show

    PRAGUE, Jan 26 — Czech car maker Skoda has announced that its new urban SUV will be christened Kamiq. The new model will be unveiled in Switzerland at the Geneva Motor Show,...

  • ‘World’s cheapest car’ nears end of the road in India

    3 weeks ago

    ‘World’s cheapest car’ nears end of the road in India

    MUMBAI, Jan 25 — It was billed as the world’s cheapest car and shaped like a jelly bean — but after a bumpy 10-year ride India’s Tata Nano is nearing the end of the road....

  • Honda confirms funky new electric concept with sketch (VIDEO)

    4 weeks ago

    Honda confirms funky new electric concept with sketch (VIDEO)

    TOKYO, Jan 24 — Honda has announced that the world premiere of its latest adorable city concept car will take place at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Yesterday, Honda shared a...

  • Aston Martin creates new performance package for the Valkyrie

    4 weeks ago

    Aston Martin creates new performance package for the Valkyrie

    LONDON, Jan 24 — Aston Martin has presented a new Track Performance Pack for the lucky owners of its Valkyrie, which promises to optimize the hypercar’s speed around a...

  • Boeing flying car prototype completes first test flight

    4 weeks ago

    Boeing flying car prototype completes first test flight

    WASHINGTON, Jan 24 — Boeing said yesterday its prototype “flying car” — part of a project aimed at “on-demand autonomous air transportation” — has completed its...