Watch The Genesis GV70 Put Up A Good Fight Before Being Incarcerated By The Tesla Model Y
The GV70 is Genesis’ first compact-luxury SUV, and it is a fantastic package overall. It is based on the G70 sedan, which means it has a sporty cred to it. And, Genesis being a luxury brand, you get all the bells and whistles as well. There are two engine options on offer, one being a four-pot turbo engine, and the other, a twin-turbo V-6.
Sam from Sam ‘CarLegion’ brought in a V-6 GV70 to take on a Tesla Model Y for a couple of drag races and a rolling race. The Model Y, being an EV, was going to be the winner for sure, but did the GV70 put up a good fight before going down? Let’s find out.
2023 Mercedes-AMG EQE
Times are definitely changing, and that includes how we view what a high-performance German luxury sedan should be. In the past, that would mean a big-displacement V-8 or even a V-10, and now we come at a time when silence doesn’t just mean a yes, but also breathtaking speed. This new Mercedes-AMG EQE is no exception, and it’s essentially a Mercedes-AMG E 53 and E 63 for the future.
Acura’s Focus Falls a Little Outside the Norm, and That’s Okay
What in the world is Acura doing? Every automaker under the sun is pushing out SUVs like it’s all they know how to do, and here’s Acura with its current lineup that includes two sedans, two crossovers, and a supercar known as the NSX. Another SUV is on the cards, right? Wrong – Acura just revealed the all-new Integra, and it’s planning to focus on that for a while. Even better yet, the rest of the world is focused on shifting to EVs and Acura has little concern. There’s a new one coming in 2024, but we don’t know anything about it, and at this point, it seems Acura might not either. Acura’s strategy here is a little weird, and the future is certainly going to be interesting, and Acura’s plan for the Integra is, well, unexpected.
The Upcoming Mercedes EQE SUV’s Candid Spy Shots Reveal The Production Body
The 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE was launched at the 2021 IAA Mobility Show, and then, a few months later, we caught the first prototype of the EQE SUV out testing in the snow. We also found that there will be an AMG version for the next electric SUV.
But now, thanks to our spy photographers, we also get a clear look at the next EQE SUV. During a visit at a test facility outside of Mercedes hometown, Stuttgart, they stumbled into the electric EQE SUV being loaded into a truck.
2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge
Volvo, like many other carmakers, has taken steps towards a fully-electric lineup. While this mostly refers to Polestar – Volvo’s sub-brand – since January 2021, the first EV with a Volvo badge is a fact. The 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge is an all-electric take on the funky, compact SUV (CUV), and there’s a lot to like about it.
The Lamborghini Huracan EVO Smiles With Tears In Its Eyes As It Helplessly Watches The Model X Plaid Destroy It
Ever since the Tesla Model S Plaid came out, it has been on a spree, embarrassing every other car it faces in straight-line races. Tesla came out with the performance Plaid version of its SUV, the Model X as well, sometime back. While it might not be as quick as its sedan sibling, it is still mighty quick to take on some of the hottest supercars from the present era. Its latest rival – or shall we say, a victim – is the Lamborghini Huracan EVO, and the Model X Plaid shows no mercy whatsoever.
The Volkswagen ID. Buzz Debuts In Two Avatars; Offers More Cargo Space Than The Massive Chevy Tahoe!
News about the Volkswagen ID. Buzz has been ‘buzzing’ ever since it was announced back in 2017. More than five years later, the automaker has finally launched it. It isn’t exactly a best-kept secret as the company kept releasing teasers over the years to make sure we didn’t forget about it. We’ve even spotted it in the wild, if the official teasers weren’t enough. Fast forward to the present day, the ID. Buzz is finally here.
The Volkswagen ID. Buzz is an electric people and cargo mover. Volkswagen is trying to create a niche of sorts, it seems, to come up with a vehicle that offers absolute utility. It will be available as a cargo carrier, as well as a passenger mover. It will be available to pre-order from May and will enter production around the same time.
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Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R Loses Gracefully To The Tesla Model S Plaid
Old versus new drag races are always interesting even when one of the contenders seems to be heavily outgunned. With that in mind, Hoonigan is giving us another “This vs Plaid” drag race, and this time, the challenger is a Japanese legend – the Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R. Despite Godzilla being severely outmatched, the 12-year-old in me is still rooting for it. Here’s how it holds up to the Tesla Model S Plaid.
BMW EVs Will Be Restricted to Traditional Charging Methods
Outside of things like available range and the sheer cost of batteries, the time it takes to charge an EV – especially if you’re not at a high capacity DC fast charger – can be a hard pill to swallow. DC fast charging, however, goes a long way to getting us back on the road fast. Tesla’s supercharger network, for example, can give you 200 miles of range in just 15 minutes on the fastest charging option. That’s not bad. Some companies want the whole process to be faster, and perhaps even faster than the time it takes to refuel an ICE vehicle. This is where the concept of battery swapping comes in. Some companies have decided to make it a priority, while others, like BMW, see it as a complete waste of time.
BMW X7 M50i vs BMW iX 50: For Once We Have An Electric vs ICE Drag Race That Isn’t Lopsided!
Mat Watson and his team from ‘Carwow’ arranged for a pretty cool race involving two German cars. On one side, we had the BMW X7 M50i, and on the other, the BMW iX 50. We’ve seen in the past that ICE cars and EVs from the same segment aren’t generally a good match as the EV is always quicker despite similar power outputs (instantaneous torque to the rescue!). But, these two SUVs seemed evenly poised and assured a race that wasn’t lopsided. The iX is expected to win, but not by huge margins. Do you think the X7 can score any wins here?
Kia Plots Two Electric Pickup Trucks to Take on the Big Boys
Hyundai and Genesis are planning to launch a total of 17 EVs between both companies by the end of the decade, so it should be little surprise that Kia is also increasing its efforts – they are all related, after all. There’s an oddity to this announcement, though, as Kia is also planning to launch not one, but two zero-emission electric pickup trucks.
If These Sketches Are Anything To Go By, Then The Ram 1500 BEV Might Be The Most Beautiful Looking Truck!
The electric pickup truck market is booming. You’ve got the GMC Hummer EV, the Tesla Cybertruck, the Rivian R1T, and many other new players. Even the pioneers of the current generation like Ford and Chevy have thrown in their hats and showcased what the truck will look like. But, one big name that’s missing is Ram. The company officially announced the electric Ram 1500 sometime mid-last year. Fast forward to the present day, we have got another set of teasers. Yeah, just teasers; not a glimpse at the real deal.
But, all that is forgiven at the moment because we are in awe of how stunning the Ram 1500 EV could turn out to be. What we see are still sketches, but if Ram can translate it into the production version without a whole lot of changes, it might be the best-looking truck on the market when it comes out.
Did FORD Just Put Elon Musk’s ’SeXY CARS’ Grand Plan To Bed?
The Ford Motor Company has announced the division of its electric vehicle (BEV) manufacturing activities, from that of its internal combustion engine (ICE) or gasoline automobile production into two separate entities. ‘Ford e’ will be the name of the American brand’s electric car division.
This Rendering is Proof that the Kia EV6 Should be a Three-Door Hot Hatch
Electric cars are certainly starting to take a hold of the evolving automotive market, but batteries are still big and heavy, range is still an issue, and packaging is still being fine-tuned. That’s why we have cars like the Porsche Taycan – it’s sporty but large enough to support a decent-sized battery – and the Ford Mach-E, which obviously has enough space to house a large battery. Automakers are venturing more into smaller cars too, but the idea of something compact and sport that can offer decent range and performance isn’t something that’s really on the menu yet. The Kia EV6 does come pretty close, though it’s more of a low-slung four-door crossover than the sport hatchback it could really have been. What would the EV6 look like if it was a sporty hatchback? This rendering from X-Tomi answers that question well.
It Seems Like Hyundai Is Working On A Performance ’N’ Version Of The Ioniq 5 EV
Its been almost a year since Hyundai announced the Ioniq 5 for the first time, and less than two months since, it was put on sale. But, it can never be too soon to offer you more good news when it comes to the Ioniq 5.
We already knew that Hyundai has big plans for the future. By 2025, the company wants to have 23 EVs in its lineup, and it looks like one of these 23 electric cars will be an N version of the Ioniq 5.
Polestar O2 - A Sleek Electric Roadster Concept That Will Redefine Sports Cars
This is the Polestar O2 Concept, a car that demonstrates what a fully electric Polestar roadster could look like. This concept also showcases the Swedish brand’s forward-thinking approach to material selection and sustainability.
The concept of an all-electric roadster isn’t new. Tesla’s first production car was the OG Roaster based on a Lotus platform. While we do know that an all-new Roadster is in the works, Polestar has also decided to show off its interpretation of a Roadster in the O2 concept. This is especially strange how there are not really many options on the market considering how SUV-frenzy everyone is at the moment.