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Toyota unveils 6 new electric concepts launching for 2020-2025

Toyota has been conspicuously quiet while the world embraces full-electric motoring but things are about to change with the Japanese giant unveiling six new battery-electric concepts it plans to roll out from the early 2020s. Widely credited for its pioneering hybrid technology and hydrogen fuel cell tech, Toyota says it …

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2020 Bentley Flying Spur unveiled – sports sedan meets luxury

Bentley has taken the wraps off the third-generation Flying Spur luxury limousine, which is billed as a technical tour de force for innovation, connectivity, passenger comfort and driver excitement. “As with the launch of the Continental GT, the new Flying Spur is a ground up development that pushes the boundaries …

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 7-seat compact SUV unveiled

Mercedes-Benz’s transformation from a staid, matured brand to a more youthful offering continues with the introduction of the GLB compact SUV. Described as a more practical and roomy alternative to the GLA, the GLB is the first compact car from Mercedes to come with the option of seven seats. To …

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Mulgari Icon03 is a bespoke M2 Competition slaying BMW M240i

UK-based tuner, Mulgari Automotive has unveiled its Icon03 project which might just send a shiver or two down the BMW M2 Competition. That’s because its B58 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six has been tweaked to produce a healthy boost in both power and torque – in fact, significantly more than the M2 …

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Kia previews stylish XCeed crossover

Kia has released the first official image of the XCeed, the fourth member of the Ceed family after the hatchback, wagon and ProCeed shooting brake. Described as “a sporty alternative to traditional larger SUVs”, the crossover is the product of the brand’s European design centre in Frankfurt, Germany, penned under …

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2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 Shooting Brake brings pace and space

Mercedes-AMG is continuing to expand its performance line-up with the introduction of the new CLA 35 Shooting Brake. Like the hatch, its more practical sibling is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 225kW and 400Nm of torque. It drives all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, which …

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Apple CarPlay gets “biggest update ever”

While Apple releases a new iOS operating system for the iPhone every year, the latest iOS 13 comes with significant update for CarPlay, a feature most vehicle owners have enjoyed for quite some time. Described as the “biggest update ever”, the refresh comes with a new dashboard that can now …

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VW showcases one-off 279kW Golf GTI and 295kW R concepts

It’s that time of the year again where everything GTI descends upon Wörthersee. This year, Volkswagen’s team of apprentices brought two Golf concepts called the GTI Aurora and Estate FighteR, both featuring tweak styling and a massive boost in power. The Golf GTI Aurora comes with a pumped up 2.0-litre …

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6 tuner-ready features in the 2020 Toyota Supra

The fourth-generation A80 Toyota Supra is well known around the tuning scene and is one of the reasons why it is so popular amongst car enthusiasts. Well, it seems Toyota is fully aware of this and has designed the all-new A90 Supra to be as tuner friendly as possible straight …

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First look: All-new 2020 BMW 1 Series hatch, gets M135i xDrive

BMW has taken the wraps off its all-new 1 Series hatch – the first-ever 1 Series to be front-wheel driven. Looking like a low riding version of the larger BMW X2 SUV, the third-generation 1 Series is actually slightly shorter at 4,319mm (-5mm), while width has increased to 1,799mm (+34mm) …

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Honda introduces 298kW Civic Type R and OveRland off-road concepts

The FK8 Honda Civic Type R is one of the most potent hot hatches around today, churning out a hearty 228kW and 400Nm of torque straight out of the box but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. That’s exactly what Honda’s UK arm set out to do, unveiling …

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BMW X5 and X7 M50i coming in 2020 with 390kW

BMW has taken the wraps off its X5 M50i and X7 M50i performance SUVs, which are set to go into production later this year. Both models share a stonking twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 engine generating 390kW of power and 750Nm of torque that is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and …

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Lamborhini mulling hardcore ST-X race car-based Urus

Lamborghini is reportedly considering a more hardcore version of its Urus SUV, which could be based on the ST-X Concept unveiled last year. According to Digital Trends, Lamborghini’s head of research and development, Maurizio Reggiani confirmed that the ST-X could indeed spawn a road car. This in turn suggests reports …

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