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  • Hyundai bringing ‘walking’ vehicle prototype to CES 2019

    1 week ago

    Hyundai bringing ‘walking’ vehicle prototype to CES 2019

    SEOUL, Jan 3 — We’re no stranger to the unique concept vehicles that show up at CES 2019 every year; it’s not very often, though, that a company creates a completely new...

  • Tesla expected to nearly double vehicle lineup in 2019

    1 week ago

    Tesla expected to nearly double vehicle lineup in 2019

    PALO ALTO, Jan 3 — Right now, Tesla has several vehicle projects in the works. If we’re lucky, we’ll see three new models go into production and hit the consumer market this...

  • Norway’s electric cars zip to new record

    1 week ago

    Norway’s electric cars zip to new record

    OSLO, Jan 2 — Almost a third of new cars sold in Norway last year were pure electric, a new world record as the country strives to end sales of fossil-fuelled vehicles by 2025....

  • Great Wall Motors launches second electric vehicle for just US$8,680

    2 weeks ago

    Great Wall Motors launches second electric vehicle for just US$8,680

    BAODING (China), Dec 29 — Yesterday, Great Wall Motors announced their second flagship vehicle under the company’s new electric vehicle brand ORA: the ORA R1, which boasts a...

  • Volkswagen presents a mobile electric vehicle charging station

    2 weeks ago

    Volkswagen presents a mobile electric vehicle charging station

    BERLIN, Dec 29 — German carmaker Volkswagen has revealed a first glimpse of its mobile quick charging station for electric vehicles (EVs), which will go into production in 2020....

  • The McLaren Speedtail will be almost fully customisable

    2 weeks ago

    The McLaren Speedtail will be almost fully customisable

    NEW YORK, Dec 29 — Future owners of the McLaren Speedtail have been invited to customise their Hyper GTs, for which the first deliveries are planned in 2020. Only 106 of these...

  • Germany paves way for upgrading exhaust systems on older diesel cars

    2 weeks ago

    Germany paves way for upgrading exhaust systems on older diesel cars

    BERLIN, Dec 28 — Germany today cleared away legal hurdles for carmakers to upgrade exhaust emissions filtering systems on older diesel cars as a way to avoid vehicle bans, but...

  • Bugatti’s 3D-printed brake caliper ready for the road

    2 weeks ago

    Bugatti’s 3D-printed brake caliper ready for the road

    PARIS, Dec 28 — Nearly a year after Bugatti announced that it was working on a 3D-printed brake caliper, it released a video of the finished product in action. Bugatti has been...

  • Clean energy leader Costa Rica turns attention to electric cars

    2 weeks ago

    Clean energy leader Costa Rica turns attention to electric cars

    SAN JOSE (COSTA RICA), Dec 28 — Costa Rica likes to advertise itself as an ecological paradise, where more than 98 per cent of its electricity needs are met by clean energy. But...

  • Proton says receiving up to 300 bookings a day for X70

    2 weeks ago

    Proton says receiving up to 300 bookings a day for X70

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 27 — The Proton X70, the new sport utility vehicle (SUV) introduced by Proton Holdings Bhd in partnership with China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, has...

  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class scores highest in Euro NCAP crash tests

    2 weeks ago

    Mercedes-Benz A-Class scores highest in Euro NCAP crash tests

    MUNICH, Dec 27 — The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class topped the list of the safest cars among those tested by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) in 2018....

  • Analysts: Proton, Perodua to drive SUV sales in Malaysia

    2 weeks ago

    Analysts: Proton, Perodua to drive SUV sales in Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 27 — The introduction of the Proton new sport utility vehicle (SUV), X70, and the upcoming Perodua SUV could double the SUV segment market share in Malaysia...

  • Luxury hypercars we're waiting for in 2019 (VIDEO)

    2 weeks ago

    Luxury hypercars we're waiting for in 2019 (VIDEO)

    LONDON, Dec 27 — The Aston Martin Valkyrie and McLaren Speedtail top the list of luxury hypercars that we're excited to — hopefully — see in 2019. Aston Martin Valkyrie News...

  • Rétromobile 2019 to celebrate Citroën centenary

    3 weeks ago

    Rétromobile 2019 to celebrate Citroën centenary

    PARIS, Dec 26 — The 100th anniversary of Citroën will be celebrated at the French capital’s Rétromobile classic and vintage car exhibition from February 6-10, 2019. In 1919,...

  • Nissan bakes samples at sun wavelengths to test colour endurance (VIDEO)

    3 weeks ago

    Nissan bakes samples at sun wavelengths to test colour endurance (VIDEO)

    TOKYO, Dec 25 — Nissan recently revealed how it tests the effect of solar energy on paint and other vehicle materials even when the sun's not shining: with a 4,000-watt xenon...

  • Subaru to bring S model STI to US for first time (VIDEO)

    3 weeks ago

    Subaru to bring S model STI to US for first time (VIDEO)

    TOKYO, Dec 22 — Yesterday, Subaru posted a 30-second teaser video of a speedy, camouflaged STI, titled From Japan with Love. The camouflaged star of Subaru's new teaser doesn't...

  • Naza Auto Group chief receives French award

    3 weeks ago

    Naza Auto Group chief receives French award

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 21 — Naza Automotive Group chief executive Datuk Samson Anand George was conferred France’s Ordre National du Mérite (National Order of Merit). Ambassador...

  • Toyota teases 2019 Supra’s power with clip of its roaring engine

    3 weeks ago

    Toyota teases 2019 Supra’s power with clip of its roaring engine

    DETROIT, Dec 20 — Yesterday, Toyota posted a video just a half of a minute long featuring the growl of the 2019 Supra’s straight six. As the world is patiently waiting —...

  • Porsche unveils T versions of the 718 Boxster and Cayman

    3 weeks ago

    Porsche unveils T versions of the 718 Boxster and Cayman

    DETROIT, Dec 20 — Porsche announced this week that the 718 duo is getting the T treatment. For Porsche, T stands for Touring and driver experience, so when the company says...

  • US Congress will not pass self-driving car bill in 2018, say senators

    3 weeks ago

    US Congress will not pass self-driving car bill in 2018, say senators

    WASHINGTON, Dec 19 — The US Congress will not vote on a bill to speed the introduction of self-driving cars before it adjourns for the year, a blow to companies like General...

  • Pennsylvania lets Uber self-driving cars back on roads

    3 weeks ago

    Pennsylvania lets Uber self-driving cars back on roads

    PITTSBURG, Dec 19 — Authorities in the US state of Pennsylvania have given Uber the green light to resume testing self-driving cars, the ride-sharing giant said yesterday, after...

  • Elon Musk’s Boring Company set to unveil its first LA-area tunnel

    4 weeks ago

    Elon Musk’s Boring Company set to unveil its first LA-area tunnel

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 19 — The Boring Company, Elon Musk’s underground transit venture, planned an unveiling of its first tunnel on Tuesday, two years after the billionaire...

  • Automotive concepts galore set for CES 2019

    4 weeks ago

    Automotive concepts galore set for CES 2019

    LAS VEGAS, Dec 19 — Three main themes drove innovation in the auto industry this year and will surely continue to impact 2019 vehicle design: Electrification, automation, and...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA teased before CES 2019 debut

    4 weeks ago

    2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA teased before CES 2019 debut

    STUTTGART, Dec 18 — Daimler announced yesterday that the world premiere of the Mercedes-Benz CLA will take place at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019, as well as the US...

  • Indonesian duo power through rainy conditions to win 2018 Rally of Terengganu

    1 month ago

    Indonesian duo power through rainy conditions to win 2018 Rally of Terengganu

    SETIU, Dec 16 — Indonesia’s Rachmat and Donny Wardono mastered their way through a rain-hit Terengganu to be crowned the overall champions of the 2018 Rally of Terengganu...

  • Naza introduces region’s first-ever DS flagship store

    1 month ago

    Naza introduces region’s first-ever DS flagship store

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 — Malaysia is now home to Southeast Asia’s first and only DS Automobiles signature showroom that was officially launched by local distributor Naza Euro...

  • Terengganu’s Sultan Mizan flags off final round of Malaysian Rally Championship 2018

    1 month ago

    Terengganu’s Sultan Mizan flags off final round of Malaysian Rally Championship 2018

    SETIU, Dec 14 — Sultan of Terengganu Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin flagged off the final round of the Malaysian Rally Championship 2018 at the Terengganu International Endurance...

  • Cadillac's 3-row XT6 SUV loses camouflage for Detroit Auto Show

    1 month ago

    Cadillac's 3-row XT6 SUV loses camouflage for Detroit Auto Show

    DETROIT, Dec 14 ― Cadillac confirmed this week that the forthcoming XT6 crossover SUV will be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show next month. The Caddy that we got a camouflaged...

  • Volvo's all-electric semi-truck comes out of hiding in 2019 (VIDEO)

    1 month ago

    Volvo's all-electric semi-truck comes out of hiding in 2019 (VIDEO)

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 14 ― Volvo Trucks' upcoming sustainable transport vehicle, the VNR Electric, will hit California highways next year and be up for purchase in 2020. Tesla is not...

  • Automobili Pininfarina’s electric hypercar finally gets a name

    1 month ago

    Automobili Pininfarina’s electric hypercar finally gets a name

    NEW YORK, Dec 13 — The first car in Automobili Pininfarina’s luxury electric vehicle portfolio, previously known as the PF0, has officially been named the Battista. A new...