Sidd Dhimaan
Sidd Dhimaan
Associate Editor and Truck Expert - sidd@topspeed.com
Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. He is currently our pickup truck expert and focuses his attention on heavy-duty and off-road vehicles.

As a full-on enthusiast, Sidd has been active in the automotive world his entire life. He started reading about cars and trucks at the age of 5 and has attended and reported numerous auto shows and race events. Over the years, Sidd has become an expert among his peers, especially in the field of pickup trucks, and finds himself constantly wrapped up the day-to-day news and developments of the truck and sportscar world.

In all honesty, Sidd’s love is divided between cars and trucks, music, and acting, but he manages to devote 100-percent of his heart to all three.

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This Tastefully-Customized Audi RS6 Avant Shows You Why Wagons Shouldn't Be Taken For Granted

This Tastefully-Customized Audi RS6 Avant Shows You Why Wagons Shouldn’t Be Taken For Granted

Digital steering wheel, ABT body kit, and 700 horses are just some of this wagon’s accolades

The Audi RS6 Avant is a mighty fast wagon and we can’t get over it. It strikes the perfect balance of an SUV and a sedan. As practical and spacious as an SUV and comes with sedan-like driving dynamics. The RS6 Avant also happens to be a hot favorite with the tuners. While these renditions are generally pretty good, you have to customize it based on the stuff offered by that one particular tuner only.

However, here’s one example of a heavily customized RS6 Avant that comes with parts and accessories from various equipment manufacturers and we love it to bits. Nice, huh?

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The McLaren Artura Is Fast, But Not Fast Enough to Be a Dodge Challenger

The McLaren Artura Is Fast, But Not Fast Enough to Be a Dodge Challenger

Well, it’s the Dodge Challenger Super Stock, and Only by 0.2 seconds in the quarter mile

The Artura is the stepping stone for McLaren moving into the future. It is the third hybrid model (behind the P1 and the Speedtail) and the first plug-in hybrid to roll out of the automaker’s factory. There was a lot of buzz surrounding its powertrain, but a few months into the launch, we now have some stats that give us an idea of how good (or bad) the Artura is.

As it turns out, the supercar can hit 60 mph from rest in three seconds flat and quarter-mile in 10.7 seconds. Impressive? Oh yes. However, it’s not as quick as the Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock to a quarter-mile.

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2022 Jeep Compass

2022 Jeep Compass

Refreshed exterior, interior, and new tech additions make the 2022 Compass an interesting proposition

Jeep has refreshed the Euro-spec Compass but it gives us a good preview of what to expect from the U.S.-spec model that will arrive later this year. The 2022 Jeep Compass comes with exterior and interior cosmetic upgrades, and some tech features inside the cabin. This compass also comes with a new plug-in hybrid powertrain called the 4xe. Trivia: This is the first Jeep launch in Europe after incorporating it into the Stellantis umbrella.

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Are Automakers Using V-8 Engines As An Emotional Bait?

Are Automakers Using V-8 Engines As An Emotional Bait?

What are carmakers focusing on – developing quality EVs or coming up with V-8 engines in their products?

The world is moving towards electrification faster than we can digest. While many of us are looking forward to clean mobility, some enthusiasts and purists are dreading it and want to enjoy internal combustion engines while they last. Automakers have been reducing the number of cylinders under the hood in the name of “efficiency” for a long time now, but that didn’t mean V-8s weren’t in demand. But, with major strides being done in electrification technology lately, the demise of V-8s will be sooner than expected.

However, many vehicles are being offered now with V-8 engine options. This is pretty much against the tide, but very welcoming, to say the least. So, the question here is, are automakers trying to use V-8s as an emotional bait to lure in customers and build a loyal base heading into the future, or is this the last hurrah before V-8s finally slip into oblivion?

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This 2006 Ferrari F430 Is the Queen of Naturally Aspirated Thrills

This 2006 Ferrari F430 Is the Queen of Naturally Aspirated Thrills

The F430 is a special model that ticked a lot of firsts for Ferrari moving forward

The Ferrari F430 was unveiled at the 2004 Paris Motor Show as a successor to the Ferrari 360. It came with a whole lot of changes compared to its predecessor, especially in the aerodynamic efficiency department. The F430 now generated a greater downforce, thus instilling more confidence at higher speeds. The supercar was in production for about five years from 2004 to 2009 wherein Ferrari make around 15,000 examples of it. Not exactly a rare breed, but the F430 came with a naturally aspirated V-8 and a lot of heritage-inspired elements that make it a looker even to this day.

A 2006 example finished in the Rosso Corsa red shade with 20,000 miles on the odo has revisited the Bring-a-Trailer auction and here’s your chance to grab the beauty.

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Can The Lamborghini Urus Stand Up Against The Likes Of The Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat and The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk?

Can The Lamborghini Urus Stand Up Against The Likes Of The Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat and The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk?

That’s three V-8s with a combined power output of over 2,000 horses! What’s not to like?

The sight of seeing SUVs rocket down a quarter-mile in a little over 10 seconds is exhilarating. Automakers have realized that people love performance SUVs and it could rake in big numbers for them. Take the Urus for instance. It has been the company’s best-seller since its launch. Even Dodge decided to let all hell break loose by throwing in a supercharged engine under its family SUV’s hood. Throw the Jeep Trackhawk in the mix and you have three of the best performance SUVs that money can buy today.

The folks at Throttle House brought them all together on a drag strip for some straight-line battles. The Urus has obliterated competition mercilessly so far, but can it reign over the mighty powerful FCA....I mean Stellantis twins?

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Chevrolet Confirms An Electric Silverado, But Will It Be a Rebadged Hummer EV?

Chevrolet Confirms An Electric Silverado, But Will It Be a Rebadged Hummer EV?

Chevy is late to the party but don’t discount it because the automaker has done its groundwork already

It was pretty hard to digest that one of the top truck manufacturers in the U.S., Chevrolet, was mum about electric trucks. At a time where every EV manufacturer was coming up with an offering to the open-bed segment, Chevy was out of the limelight for a very long time. Ford, on the other hand, has been active for years now, right from challenging Tesla to making official announcements.

But finally, the Bowtie has stepped up and officially announced its first-ever electric pickup truck in the form of the Silverado EV. And the icing on the cake? A range of 400 miles!

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2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat - Driven

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat - Driven

A true-blue performance SUV with a supercharged V-8 that can seat seven people and swallow any amount of luggage

Until 2020, the Dodge Durango was a family SUV with a sporty side to it. It came with a V-8 engine that churned out enough power to fulfill the adrenaline rush while also serving as a practical utility vehicle. For the 2021 model, however, Dodge upped the ante. As part of its process to plonk in the Hellcat engine in every product in its portfolio, the automaker transformed the Durango into a beast incarnate that just can’t be tamed. On paper, the Durango SRT Hellcat is now the most powerful production SUV. It can sprint to 60 mph from a standstill in 3.5 seconds. Isn’t that a wonderful and frightening sight at the same time?

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Is This The Perfect Spec Lexus LFA?

Is This The Perfect Spec Lexus LFA?

The LFA comes with a V-10 naturally-aspirated engine and redlines at a super-impressive 9,400 rpm

The Lexus LFA arrived back in 2010 with specs that made it one of the strongest cars in the segment. The company built only 500 examples of the same and that would’ve made it a collector’s item in the future. You would expect it to sell like hotcakes, but surprisingly, 11 years later there are still a few copies that remain unsold.

This shouldn’t be a testament to the fact that the LFA is a hot sports car and deserves to be remembered as one of the best cars to have come from the Japanese automaker, and this video by Supercar Driver shows us exactly that.

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The GMC Hummer SUV Sacrifices Range And Power for Cargo Room

The GMC Hummer SUV Sacrifices Range And Power for Cargo Room

The company reduced 50 miles of range and 170 horses on the SUV version of the EV so that the cargo space isn’t compromised

Almost a year after GMC reincarnated the Hummer moniker in the form of an electric supertruck, the company has now come up with an SUV based on it. Both the products are priced the same except for the top trim, so one would naturally assume them to have identical specs and features.

While the off-road tech and most of the other things are shared, the SUV comes with lower power figures and range. It took people by surprise, but GMC has now clarified that the range and horsepower had to be sacrificed to offer decent cargo room.

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GMC Unveils The 2024 Hummer EV SUV

GMC Unveils The 2024 Hummer EV SUV

As expected, it is based on the electric Hummer truck and shares almost all the features and specs

Almost every new upcoming EV truck has an SUV-twin – Rivian R1T and R1S, Bollinger B1 and B2, and so on. GMC has jumped the wagon, too, and has officially announced an electric SUV based on the Hummer EV. While many features are shared, there are a few differences between the two that deem the SUV to be the inferior one. It boasts of fewer horses in the SUV avatar but there seems to be no price difference in the three standard trims on offer.

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2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 - Driven

2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 - Driven

This luxurious SUV is a good package overall but sits in a weird niche of its own

The Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 is based on the standard Mercedes GLS SUV. It costs twice as much as the GLS but is a lot more premium and plusher. The Maybach-affiliation to the SUV puts it right at the top with the likes of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan and the Bentley Bentayga. It isn’t as expensive as the British brands, but comes with enough tech and luxuriousness to keep you happy if you don’t want to spend a lot of money. It comes with a V-8 engine under the hood to help it propel to 60 mph in less than four seconds. The looks, however, isn’t the GLS600’s strong suit.

While it seems a good package overall, will a Bentayga or a Cullinan customer consider the GLS600? Or will a standard GLS customer upgrade to it, for that matter?

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2022 Second-gen Toyota 86 Arrives With A Bigger Engine, More Power, And An Attitude

2022 Second-gen Toyota 86 Arrives With A Bigger Engine, More Power, And An Attitude

Now under the Gazoo Racing name, the new Toyota 86 is a full second quicker to 62 mph than the outgoing model

Toyota sparked quite a buzz when it announced a joint reveal with Subaru a few days back. The online stream was supposed to happen on the Toyota Gazoo page, so we knew it would be a performance car. Fast forward to the present day and the secret is finally out.

The car under the wraps was the second-gen of the 86 sports car, which is essentially a 2022 Subaru BRZ with the Toyota badge. The GR 86 comes with a bigger four-pot engine, a rear-wheel-drive configuration, and a quicker 0-62 mph time compared to its predecessor. Does anything else really matter?

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Does The BMW X6M Stand A Chance Against The Lamborghini Urus?

Does The BMW X6M Stand A Chance Against The Lamborghini Urus?

The X6M costs half the price of an Urus but matches its performance levels

The Lamborghini Urus is Lamborghini’s first SUV and it has broken the sales records for the company. The Urus is practical and can be used as a daily driver, unlike the other bulls in the Italian automaker’s portfolio. But that doesn’t mean it is compromised when it comes to performance. The Urus boasts of specs that make it one of the quickest and fastest production SUVs.

The folks at Carwow, however, decided to pit the Urus against the BMW X6M. The latter is an incredible performer and made the Urus sweat. But, was the German able to trump the Urus, or did the latter prevail?

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Watch The Audi RS 6 Avant Take On The Lamborghini Urus In a Drag Race

Watch The Audi RS 6 Avant Take On The Lamborghini Urus In a Drag Race

These intra-family clashes are always fun to watch

The folks at Carwow are here again with yet another exciting drag race; this time between two cars from the same family. The Audi RS 6 and the Lamborghini Urus belong to two different categories altogether and aren’t in the same price bracket either. But, they feature the same engine, the same racing DNA, and almost identical specs on paper. How often do you see such close battles on a racing strip?

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Best April Fools Gags 2021

Best April Fools Gags 2021

Here’s a list of five pranks automakers pulled this year that caught our attention

April Fools pranks are still a thing and it’s not just for kids. Automakers try to pull pranks on the enthusiasts at times, too. Some happen to be a hit and some a miss. There was one by Volkswagen this year where it said it’s renaming itself as ‘Voltswagen’ in the States. It sure got a little more controversial than the automaker would’ve wanted. Heck, we pulled off some awesome, super-cool, fun, pranks this time for you guys which were definitely a hit. No doubt about that. (Modesty? What’s that?)

Anyway, there were a few more gags that automakers tried to pull on us this year, and here are some of the best ones.

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Mercedes-AMG Confirms High-Performance EV That Can't Beat A Tesla Model S

Mercedes-AMG Confirms High-Performance EV That Can’t Beat A Tesla Model S

While I appreciate the honesty, revealing the estimated 0-60 mph time wasn’t the smartest move

Not that there was any other way to go about it, but it’s finally official. Mercedes is carrying the internal combustion engine ethos to the EV segment, too, concerning the AMG. The automaker will introduce high-performance AMG models to the EQ electric sub-brand soon. The company announced that it will be launching two EVs very soon, with one of them probably debuting later this year.

While sounds exciting at the onset, the company gave an idea about the performance numbers and it turned out to be a damper. To put things into perspective, the AMG EQ won’t be able to beat the Tesla Model S also. Not a very smart strategy, is it?

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Ram Trucks Not A Part Of The Newly-Formed Stellantis Group Anymore

Ram Trucks Not A Part Of The Newly-Formed Stellantis Group Anymore

This comes as quite a shocker given how well Ram was doing with its pickup trucks

The merger between FCA and PSA came to light in 2019 when both the groups announced their holy matrimony. A lot of regrouping was expected at this point and there were hushed talks about some brands receiving the ax doing rounds. The new group, called Stellantis, ended up retaining them, but as it turns out, one major brand is getting banished from the kingdom, and it’s none other than the pickup truck manufacturer, Ram.

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2021 Genesis X Concept

2021 Genesis X Concept

The X Concept looks stunning and we wouldn’t mind this design on a production-spec car

Automakers are rushing to show their electric concept models to the public and let them know to expect from the brand in the future. We saw the Lexus LF-Z Electrified just a couple of days back, and now, we have one from Genesis. Called the X Concept, the Genesis product is made its debut in Los Angeles and is said to present “Genesis’ sustainable luxury in the form of an EV-based high-performance GT coupe concept car”. Fancy, eh?

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The Lexus LF-Z Makes the Future Look More Exciting

The Lexus LF-Z Makes the Future Look More Exciting

This concept showcases what to expect from Lexus battery-electric vehicles in the future

Lexus has been an advocate of electrification for a long time now. At present, it has nine hybrid electric vehicles in its lineup. In 2019, the company announced its ‘Lexus Electrified’ vision and we are now seeing what the company meant by it. The Japanese automaker plans to have 20 new models by 2025, and it all starts with the debut of its LF-Z Electrified concept.

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Ford Gatecrashes Moab Easter Jeep Safari With Four Bronco Concepts

Ford Gatecrashes Moab Easter Jeep Safari With Four Bronco Concepts

The customized concepts give a glimpse of how rugged your Bronco can be when equipped with the right accessories

How can one forget the day the new 2021 Bronco was launched! Ford had all the momentum for the grand unveiling, but Jeep decided to play a spoilsport at the last minute. Jeep announced that the Wrangler will be launched with a V-8 engine, just hours before the Bronco was supposed to debut. Now, whether you call it a tactical move or Jeep just being a baby, there’s no denying that it must have Ford off quite bad.

Less than a year later, Ford decided to invade the Easter Jeep Safari by bringing four Bronco-based concept models to Moab and steal some attention from Jeep and its concepts.

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2021 Ford F-150 Midnite Edition by Maxlider Motors

2021 Ford F-150 Midnite Edition by Maxlider Motors

It includes an upgraded suspension system, lift kit, new wheels and tires, as well as LED bars and cubes

Illinois-based Maxlider Motors is famous for creating custom Broncos. This includes proper conversions as well as restorations. The company rolls out almost 100 Bronco every year out of the factory and seems to be on the verge of expanding its horizon now. Maxlider Motors has developed a Midnite Edition for the 2021 Ford F-150. It includes new shoes, suspension upgrades, and the likes. But, surprisingly, the aftermarket company left the engine untouched. From the looks of it, the package looks swell. Care to buy it?

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2022 KIA EV6

2022 KIA EV6

The EV6 is a mixed bag that comes with handsome looks, decent tech features, Taycan-rivaling performance specs, but mediocre range

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Kia has entered the EV segment with a bang. The company recently revealed some images of its first fully battery-electric vehicle called the EV6 without accompanying it with any data. But, the company has now officially debuted the car and it seems very impressive.

For starters, the Kia EV6 will make 577 ponies and 546 pound-feet of torque. It takes just 3.5 seconds to sprint to 62 mph from rest, which makes it faster than some Tesla models and Taycan iterations, too. And, did I mention it looks pretty hot?

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2022 Mitsubishi Outlander

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander

A well-loaded SUV with smart pricing but a lackluster engine and transmission

Mitsubishi revealed the 2022 Outlander which marks its fourth-generation in the U.S. It comes with a whole lot of changes on the outside and under the skin. The flagship vehicle rides on a new platform, is powered by a new engine, and is redesigned on the outside and inside. While there is only one engine and transmission option, you can have it with either a two-wheel-drive or a four-wheel-drive layout. The 2022 Outlander will arrive at the dealerships in April 2021.

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Tesla's Sales Could Sky Rocket If This New GREEN Act Is Passed By The Biden Administration

Tesla’s Sales Could Sky Rocket If This New GREEN Act Is Passed By The Biden Administration

Tesla cars would be eligible for federal taxes again, thus nullifying the biggest advantage other EV makers hold over it currently

Electrification is happening whether you like it or not, but the government is trying to make the deal sweeter for you. In the States, there is a federal tax credit of $7,500 capped for 200,000 EVs for every automaker. Until now, Tesla and GM have surpassed that cap and you can’t get the credit if you purchase EVs from this brand. However, a new Bill from the Biden Administration could change that.

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The First GMC Hummer EV Goes For $2.5 Million At An Auction For Charity

The First GMC Hummer EV Goes For $2.5 Million At An Auction For Charity

The first Hummer Edition 1 got a final bid 22 times its actual cost

The new Hummer EV has been on a roll ever since it was officially announced. The momentum and hype just don’t seem to die. It looked like talks about it will die down post the launch, but we were wrong. The electric truck is in the news again for being sold for $2.5 million at an auction recently! This GMC Hummer EV boasts of the VIN 001 and is trimmed in the top Edition 1 specs. That’s another feather added to its cap.

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2021 Alpha Motors WOLF

2021 Alpha Motors WOLF

A cute, quirky truck that looks pretty cool but doesn’t seem too utilitarian

Alpha Motors is not a very well-known startup, but it’s got a few upcoming electric vehicles. The company had revealed a cute, retro-looking car last year called the Ace. Now, the company has followed that up with a compact electric pickup truck. It is based on the Ace and its crossover coupe called the Jax. It doesn’t boast of any mind-blowing specs, but this is a truck we want!

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2021 Jeep Wrangler Black Hawk Expedition by Chelsea Truck Company

2021 Jeep Wrangler Black Hawk Expedition by Chelsea Truck Company

New grille and bumper, additional lighting, and re-done interior is what the Black Hawk Expedition is all about

Kahn Automobiles and Chelsea Truck Company have been produced many Jeep Wrangler iterations in the recent past, and yet every model seems quite different from the other. The latest Wrangler rendition is what the tuner calls the Black Hawk Expedition. It comes with a plethora of changes inside out that sets it apart from the other Wranglers in the crowd. Looks sweet, doesn’t it?

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2021 Mercedes-AMG G63 "Gronos 2021" by Mansory

2021 Mercedes-AMG G63 "Gronos 2021" by Mansory

The Gronos comes with oodles of carbon fiber and performance enhancements that makes it as quick as a Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

If ‘Mansory’ was an actual word, it would be defined as ‘quirky, offbeat, and outlandish’. That is exactly what all the builds by the German tuner are. Despite that, it is one of the most prestigious tuners in the world today. Mansory has worked on numerous exotic models and has given it a twist that will make you rip your eyes out. Yet, we enthusiasts keep coming back for more. Some sorcery this is.

Anyway, the company has rolled out another rendition of its favorite vehicle, the Mercedes-AMG G63, called the Gronos 2021. This is the tuner’s second stint with the moniker, the first one coming in 2013. The Gronos 2021 is as eccentric, unorthodox, and freakish as you’d expect a Mansory to beat. But, it’s all forgiven because it makes a buttload of power more than the standard AMG G63.

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This $350,000 Ford Ranger with a Chevy Big Block is Not For The Faint-Hearted

This $350,000 Ford Ranger with a Chevy Big Block is Not For The Faint-Hearted

680 horses, Fox shocks, and 39-inch tires are just some of its attributes

Resto-mod operations are fun, but this one here is some next-level shiz. What started as a third-gen Ford Ranger has been converted into a $350,000 truck that can handle anything thrown at it. It comes with a ton of off-road equipment, massive tires, and a big-block Chevy mill. This build was posted on AutotopiaLA’s YouTube channel and comes from a California-based tuner, RJ Fabrication.

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2022 Bentley Continental GT Speed

2022 Bentley Continental GT Speed

650 horsepower, 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds, and luxurious vibes inside-out sum up the most dynamic Bentley ever made

Bentley has unveiled the 2022 Continental GT Speed and it is one heck of a screamer. The Speed features the Continental GT’s W-12 mill, but makes more power. The transmission, too, is tweaked to shift twice as quickly. These factors allow the Speed to be slightly quicker than the standard Continental GT. Apart from this, some external and internal changes make it look more aggressive and sharper. The automaker has termed it as the “most dynamic road car in Bentley’s 101-year history”, and from the looks of it, it’s hard to argue.

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2021 Easter Jeep Safari Concepts

2021 Easter Jeep Safari Concepts

Jeep will be bringing seven different concepts to Moab based on the Wrangler and the Gladiator

Well, it’s that time of the year again. For us off-road enthusiasts, this is nothing short of Christmas. Moab is going to be lit again starting 27 March 2021, courtesy of several concepts that Jeep has planned to bring this year. After pulling out of the 2020 Easter Jeep Safari because of the pandemic, the automaker has returned to the 2021 edition with seven different vehicles comprising of Wrangler and Gladiators. The pick of the lot, however, would be the first fully-electric Wrangler. Will this event make enough impact for people to forget about the Bronco for some time?

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2021 Nissan Qashqai

2021 Nissan Qashqai

The new Qashqai is bigger, more spacious, and comes with new mild-hybrid powertrain options

Back in February this year, Nissan unveiled the third-gen of the Qashqai compact crossover. It has been quite a seller in Europe, with over three million examples sold so far since its inception 14 years back. The third-gen Qashqai rides on a new platform, features changes inside out, and comes with hybrid engine options only. There has been a lot of weight-saving measures, too, which will result in the crossover being more efficient than before. All these changes come at a cost, which results in the 2021 Qashqai being significantly more expensive than the outgoing model.

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This Armoured Car From France Looks Like an Angered Crab and Moves Like One

This Armoured Car From France Looks Like an Angered Crab and Moves Like One

The Scarabee comes with a hybrid powertrain and can run on pure electric power to avoid intimating of its presence

There’s no dearth of military vehicles these days and each one comes loaded to the gills in terms of equipment. Well, let’s add one more vehicle to this list, coming from a company called Arquus. The company has come up with a light armored vehicle called the Scarabee and it comes with a hybrid powertrain, machine guns, and a crab-walk feature that we recently witnessed on the GMC Hummer EV as well. Pretty neat, huh?

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2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance Launch Edition

2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance Launch Edition

The limited-edition model comes with lighter wheels, rejigged interior, and the same V-8 engine under the hood

Not too long ago, Lexus unveiled the 2022 IS 500 F Sport as the first vehicle in its ‘F Sport Performance Line’ Series. The car came with a V-8 engine under the hood that made close to 500 ponies and took under five seconds to sprint to 60 mph. A month post the reveal, the automaker has now unveiled the ‘Launch Edition’ of the hot car. It comes with the same V-8 mill and the changes pertain only to the exterior and interior.

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MINI Cooper EV

MINI Cooper EV

The car was recently spotted testing in the EV avatar that will be sold alongside the fuel-powered Cooper

After entering the world of electrification with the Mini Cooper SE a couple of years back, the automaker is now gearing up for its next adventure. The next-gen Mini Cooper EV was recently spied in Sweden during a winter test session. The upcoming Mini Copper EV is still at least a couple of years away, but it will play an important part in shaping the company’s future. The car was spied with heavy camouflage that barely gives anything away, but here’s what we’ve documented about it.

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Lingenfelter May Have Just Made the Chevy Blazer Desirable - Maybe

Lingenfelter May Have Just Made the Chevy Blazer Desirable - Maybe

Lingenfelter is here with a supercharger kit to make your Blazer ownership a little more exciting

Indiana-based Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, known for its GM builds, has come up with a package for the Blazer that turns it into a powerful SUV. It includes the supercharger that adds almost 150 horses to the V-6’s stock power output. There are some exterior mods as well, but they are quite subtle and won’t look suspiciously different in a crowd. It’s still no performance SUV, but it will make the Blazer look a little more desirable.

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2022 Kia Stinger

2022 Kia Stinger

A new, bigger, and powerful engine in the base trim makes the Stinger an even more droolworthy proposition

There was a scare back in the day that Kia might send the Stinger into oblivion, but fortunately, that didn’t happen. Almost nine months after it was unveiled in Korea, the updated Stinger has finally been launched in the U.S. Even though we knew what to expect from Kia’s halo sports sedan, we’re still pretty excited about it. The car comes with many new features inside out, but the talking point is a powerful 2.5-liter mill that replaces the 2.0-liter engine seen on the base trim so far.

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2021 Audi Q5 Sportback

2021 Audi Q5 Sportback

The Q5 Sportback is Audi’s offering to growing coupe segment

For the folks who like their SUVs with coupè-like sloping rooflines, here’s Audi’s latest product – the Q5 Sportback. Audi calls them Crossover Utility Vehicles, and the Q5 Sportback is the third product in this lineup, following the Q3 Sportback and the e-tron Sportback. The Q5 Sportback is Audi’s take on the BMW X4 and the Mercedes GLC Coupe. The Q5 Sportback commands a premium of $4,500 over the SUV style for mainly an exterior appearance package, sleeker looks, and some other minor aesthetic upgrades. Is it worth it? Well, you tell us.

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2021 Lamborghini Huracan EVO by Novitec

2021 Lamborghini Huracan EVO by Novitec

Novitec’s new package for the Huracan EVO RWD includes carbon fiber elements, new wheels, and an upgraded suspension system, amongst other things

Novitec has a great deal of experience in tuning and developing packages for exotic cars. This time around, it has laid its hands on the Huracan EVO RWD. The German tuner has developed a styling package that includes carbon fiber elements, a new set of wheels and tires, and an upgraded suspension system and exhaust system. The package, however, doesn’t include any power boost or drivetrain upgrades.

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2021 Shelby Super Snake Speedster

2021 Shelby Super Snake Speedster

Shelby comes up with a supercharged V-8 convertible Mustang that’s limited to just 98 examples

To celebrate Carrol Shelby’s birthday, Shelby American has rolled out the limited-production Super Snake Speedster edition based on the 2021 Mustang. It draws power from the Coyote V-8 engine and is paired to a supercharger. You can have it with either an automatic gearbox or a three-pedal stick shift. And, the best part – it is offered as a convertible. Oh, by the way, it also makes over 800 horses!

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2021 Hummer M1-R by Mil-Spec Automotive

2021 Hummer M1-R by Mil-Spec Automotive

This stunning beast comes with a turbodiesel V-8 and starts at almost $300,000!

Mil-Spec Automotive is back with another classic Hummer build. Called the M1-R Vision, the build comes with a snazzy exterior and interior, and a turbo V-8 that makes 500 horses. The Michigan-based tuner noted that while the truck has gone heavily under the knife, it has retained all the good stuff and taken out the bad. Yes, this is an extinct breed and Mil-Spec seems to have a good job, but is it worth spending over a quarter-million dollars on?

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2021 Ford F-150 by Roush Performance

2021 Ford F-150 by Roush Performance

New wheels and tires, suspension system, and body enhancements make this Roush build special

Roush Performance has come up with its version of the 2021 Ford F-150. There are aesthetic upgrades, suspension system upgrades, and some changes inside the cabin. While the package seems pretty straight-forward without any major mechanical changes, Roush has limited it to just two trims from the lineup, that too when equipped with the V-8 mill and four-wheel-drive system. Roush has priced it at a little under $18,000, which obviously excludes the cost of the donor vehicle.

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2022 Jeep Wagoneer

2022 Jeep Wagoneer

Jeep’s latest SUV has three rows, oodles of off-road equipment, and a $60,000 price tag

After being in production for three decades, Jeep sent the Wagoneer nameplate into exile. There were hushed talks about its revival in the better half of the last decade. Finally, in 2020, the company unveiled a concept SUV with this revived moniker, albeit with the ‘Grand’ prefix. Six months later, the company revealed that the yesteryear badge will be stamped on two SUVs – one called the Wagoneer and the other, the Grand Wagoneer.

The Wagoneer is the mellowed-down, less-luxurious version of the Grand Wagoneer. It comes with a different engine, fewer tech features, but retains the same brobdingnagian size and dimensions. Does it have enough firepower to beat its American rivals?

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2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC+

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC+

The second-gen GLA 45 is a super-attractive package with impressive performance figures

After a successful stint in its first generation, Mercedes has decided to introduce the second-generation of the GLA model. The AMG-tagged GLA 45 will be available in two variants – 45 and 45 S. Both of them feature the same mill, but different power outputs. They are powered by a new four-cylinder turbo engine with a four-wheel-drive system and an eight-speed automatic transmission. There are also some interior and exterior tweaks that make the model fresh. Unfortunately, the GLA 45 S won’t make it Stateside.

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2021 Jeep Gladiator Diesel - Driven

2021 Jeep Gladiator Diesel - Driven

The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel mill has the potential, but is it worth $4,000 over the Pentastar V-6?

The Jeep Gladiator was one of the most anticipated vehicles for a very long time. Jeep had revealed the Gladiator concept back in 2005 but took almost 14 years to roll out the production model. But, we finally had a Jeep-branded truck after three long decades. The truck was launched with much pomp and show and it caught a lot of attention. The truck comes in a wide number of trims with uncountable packages and accessories to complement it. The automaker keeps the Gladiator fresh by launching special editions, too.

However, Jeep hasn’t been able to sell the Gladiator in big numbers. One reason could be the high pricing, and the other was offering it with just a single engine option – the old but reliable V-6 Pentastar. Jeep probably figured this out soon and launched an EcoDiesel engine as an option. A Gladiator dressed in the Overland trim with the new diesel mill under the hood arrived at TopSpeed, and here are our impressions of it.

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2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

The Grand Wagoneer is a tech-heavy, three-row luxurious SUV with a V-8 engine under the hood and off-road tech that can put its rivals to shame

Jeep launched the concept version of the Grand Wagoneer back in September 2020 and it gave us a glimpse of what to expect from the production-spec SUV. The automaker revived the Wagoneer moniker from the dead only for it to be branched out into two different SUVs – the Wagoneer and the Grand Wagoneer. The Wagoneer will come with a smaller engine and fewer goodies compared to the Grand Wagoneer.

The Grand Wagoneer is the epitome of luxury, to say the least. Aside from its massive presence, the SUV comes with a plush interior, 75 inches of a total screen display in the cabin, and a price tag of $111,000 for the top-end model!

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2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV

The Bolt EUV is better-equipped than the Bolt EV, courtesy of stuff like panoramic sunroof and Super Cruise technology

With a barrage of mass-produced EVs hitting the scene lately, Chevy’s offering to the segment, the Bolt, was looking more and more expensive by the day. Paying over $40,000 for a small hatch didn’t make much sense when you could get a competent product like Tesla Model 3 for that money. So, for the 2022 model, the automaker introduced some new features and reduced the price by $5,000!

However, to not create a vacuum and let the competition capitalize on it, the Bowtie also introduced a bigger “SUV-like” product called the Bolt EUV. It is priced on par with the outgoing Bolt and happens to be the first Chevy product to be offered with Super Cruise. Is this going to be the next-big-thing for the automaker in the EV market?

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Why the Pur Sport Is the Ultimate Bugatti Chiron

Why the Pur Sport Is the Ultimate Bugatti Chiron

1,500 horses, 0-62 mph in 2.3 seconds, and a top speed of 261 mph are just a few attributes of this monster on wheels

Bugatti has created many iterations of the Chiron since the launch of the original one. But, if we had to pick the best one from the lot, it would be the Chiron Pur Sport. The company will produce just 60 examples of this beast. But hey, it’s not just us who think it’s the best version of the Chiron; a lot of people concur with the same thought, including Doug DeMuro..

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2021 Ford Super Duty

2021 Ford Super Duty

The mild refresh includes the addition of a couple of new exterior packages and a bigger touchscreen infotainment system

While the F-150 and the F-150 Raptor saw a generation change last year, the Super Duty series will do with a modest refresh this year. Currently in its fifth generation, Ford decided to give it a second refresh, which suggests that the next-gen could still be at least a couple of years away. The 2022 Super Duty series comes with new appearance packages, new color combinations, and a few tech upgrades.

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Land Rover May Try to Compete With The Mercedes-AMG G63

Land Rover May Try to Compete With The Mercedes-AMG G63

The automaker acquired Bowler Motors last year and could develop a Bowler-spec Defender V-8 to take on the luxurious German off-roader

It seems like Land Rover is done testing the waters with the new Defender and gauging the customers’ opinions. The automaker recently unveiled the V-8 engine on the Defender, will be rolling out the Defender 130 within a couple of years, and has plans to develop a Defender-based pickup truck. As if Land Rover didn’t have a lot on its plate already, it plans to take on the Mercedes-AMG G63 with another iteration of the Defender that will most likely be built under the guidance of its recent acquisition, Bowler Motors.

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The Chevy Silverado Signature Edition Puts the Camaro to Shame

The Chevy Silverado Signature Edition Puts the Camaro to Shame

Aftermarket company Callaway has plonked in a supercharger amongst other things to make this a deadly straight-line racer

Performance trucks have been there for a very long time, but they are finally becoming mainstream now. While automakers are rolling out high-performance pickup trucks, aftermarket companies have also upped the ante to make them better than factory products. The new Callaway Silverado Signature Edition is the latest example. This big, burly truck with a V-8 engine has enough power and mechanical tech to beat even the Chevy Camaro in a straight-line race. Oh, what a sight that must be!

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2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

The refreshed Tiguan comes with new face, new tech, but the same old engine under the hood

The Tiguan is almost 15 years old and it won’t be wrong to say that Volkswagen has been a little slow to update it as per the segment standards. The second generation came out in 2016 and the German automaker milked the design for almost four years before bringing out the facelift. The 2021 Tiguan is the typical mid-cycle refresh one would expect. It comes with slightly revised aesthetics, new tech features, and also some announcements about newer offerings with the product lineup.

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Can the Lexus LFA Beat a Mercedes SLR McLaren 722S In a Drag Race?

Can the Lexus LFA Beat a Mercedes SLR McLaren 722S In a Drag Race?

It’s a Japanese V-10 against a German V-8 in a straight-line dash

Lexus introduced the uber-cool LFA sports car back in 2010. The Japanese automaker built just 500 examples of this beauty, but surprisingly, there are a few of them – less than 10 – still sitting pretty at the dealerships. Anyway, the folks at Lovecars managed to get one of them and pit it against the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722S in a drag race. Do you think the Japanese can trump its German counterpart?

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The Mercedes-AMG A45 S and Toyota Supra Are Closer Than You Think

The Mercedes-AMG A45 S and Toyota Supra Are Closer Than You Think

They are priced in the same bracket and come with similar performance specs

If I were to ask you the similarities between the Mercedes-AMG A45 S and the new Toyota Supra, you’ll quickly dismiss them as vehicles from different genres. One is a hot, practical hatch that can seat four, and one is a fun car that can seat just two. One is an all-wheel-drive, whereas the other is a rear-wheel-drive car. So, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that a person in the market for the A45 S won’t consider the Supra in most cases and vice versa.

But, Motor has uploaded a video on its YouTube channel where the host talks about the similarities between the German and the Japanese (well, half-Japanese), and surprisingly, there are quite a few.

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Watch a Tesla Model Y Take On a Lamborghini Huracan Just Because

Watch a Tesla Model Y Take On a Lamborghini Huracan Just Because

In its essence, it doesn’t seem fair to put electric motors against internal combustion engines

Even with its entry-level offerings, Tesla cars have obliterated high-end sports cars ruthlessly in the past. They offer the performance levels of a sports car and the practicality of an urban commuter. Take this video, for example. The folks at Hyperchange put the Lamborghini Huracan against a Model Y in a drag race and the results were much closer than expected.

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This Angry-Looking Amphibious Tank Will Have You Begging For The Zombie Apocalypse

This Angry-Looking Amphibious Tank Will Have You Begging For The Zombie Apocalypse

This tank weighs over 17,000 pounds but can hit speeds of up to 87 mph!

Amphibious vehicles have always garnered enough attention and there are already quite a few in the market today. It used to be for fun and small swims in the past, but amphibious vehicles now seem to have a bright future, thanks to companies like HighLand Systems which is building them for more than merry rides.

The Ukraine-based manufacturer has developed a mean-looking vehicle called Storm that is built as a “multi-role armored vehicle, designed for use in a wide range of specialist military and civil applications”. Now, if only we could have a zombie apocalypse so it could prove its mettle! Oh, wait. Did I say that out loud?

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2021 Ram 1500 ‘Built to Serve': Coast Guard Edition

2021 Ram 1500 ‘Built to Serve’: Coast Guard Edition

This is the fifth and final installment in the ‘Built to Serve’ series and honors the coast guards this time

In November 2019, Ram had announced a series of special ‘Built to Serve’ series of trucks to honors America’s five armed forces. The first four editions were launched over the last 15 months, and now, it’s time for the final phase that honors the coast guards. Ram will offer 1,250 packages in this installment out of the 10,000 earmarked for this series. The production for it will begin in the second quarter of 2021.

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2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV

The 2022 Bolt EV is smarter, comes with refreshed interior, and receives a price cut of over $5,000!

With growing competition in the so-called affordable EV segment, Chevy had to make sure its offering, the Bolt, didn’t fade away into oblivion. For the 2022 model year, Chevy has refreshed the Bolt EV and simultaneously introduced an SUV-esque version of it called the Bolt EUV. The Chevy Bolt has been around for quite some time and can be credited with being one of the first mainstream automakers to have a solid EV offering. However, with a growing number of rivals, Chevy had to somehow make the Bolt look like a bang-for-the-buck product and not lose plot to the likes of Tesla.

While the range and the power outputs remain the same, the 2022 Bolt comes with refreshed interior and exterior, more standard kit, and a lower starting price. It definitely looks like a much better package overall.

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2021 BMW M3 and M4 by Manhart

2021 BMW M3 and M4 by Manhart

The Manhart-tuned M3 and M4 will come with an additional 100 horses along with other cosmetic and mechanical upgrades

The new BMW M3 and M4 have just started arriving at the dealerships, but Manhart Performance is already developing its own versions of these beauties. The M3 and the M4 are under scrutiny for their kidney grilles, but there’s no denying that they’re an improvement in every aspect otherwise.

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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

New engine options and tech features, refreshed aesthetics, and a new top-trim make the 2021 Santa Fe a sweet package overall

The current-gen Santa Fe is just a couple of years old, but Hyundai has made significant changes to the 2021 model. It comes with a bold new design on the outside including new wheel designs, refreshed interior with a bigger touchscreen system on the inside, and three new engine options, including a hybrid powertrain that replace the set of four-pot mills from the 2020 model. A suite of driver-assistance features is now offered as standard. To top it all off, the 2021 Santa Fe comes with a new top-trim, too. Did the Santa Fe become the forerunner for the top spot in the mid-size SUV category?

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Check Out All The Carbon Fiber On This McLaren 720S by SWAE

Check Out All The Carbon Fiber On This McLaren 720S by SWAE

This lightweight build will also make around 900 ponies and burn a hole in your pocket

SWAE is a new name in the market, but the company is trying to create some noise by targeting one of the most popular sports cars, the McLaren 720S. SWAE has equipped it with a carbon fiber widebody kit, new wheels, and also a performance tune-up that makes around 900 horses. It makes the stock 720S quite plain-Jane, doesn’t it? There are not a lot of details available at this point, but this build by the Montana-based tuner is expected to cost a shade under $500,000.

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0-60 MPH In 4 Seconds? That's Seriously the 2021 Volkswagen Golf R

0-60 MPH In 4 Seconds? That’s Seriously the 2021 Volkswagen Golf R

That’s in the stock form, without any aftermarket mods whatsoever

The Volkswagen Golf has been around for over four decades and is still one of the most popular hatches. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that it has achieved legendary status. However, the company announced earlier this year that it retiring the car in the U.S. But, that doesn’t mean we won’t hear any more about it. In fact, we have some scoop right here. The 2021 Golf R came with a whole lot of performance enhancements included a 0-60 mph time of 4.7 seconds. But, Mat Watson of Carwow managed to do the run in four seconds flat!

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2021 Bugatti Divo Lady Bug

2021 Bugatti Divo Lady Bug

Despite all the expertise and experience in creating bespoke models, Bugatti nearly quit mid-way given how complex the pattern work on this Divo was

When you’re the carmaker equivalent of Scrooge McDuck in terms of money, you can do just about anything; case in point being this gentleman who commissioned Bugatti to paint the Divo with ladybug-esque spots! It is way more complex than it sounds and the French automaker nearly backed out of the whole project. But, after a year and a half, they managed to successfully execute it and deliver the car to the customer.

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A Twin-Turbo Lexus IS F Could Bring Some Pain To the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63

A Twin-Turbo Lexus IS F Could Bring Some Pain To the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63

We are probably looking at 500 horses and sub-four-second 0-60 mph time

Lexus recently launched its first V-8-powered sedan in almost a decade in the form of the IS 500 F Sport. It’s been just about a week since it was launched, but it looks like the automaker already has one more in the pipeline. According to Motoring, Lexus is working on a twin-turbo V-8 car that will take on the Mercedes-AMG C63 and the BMW M3. To make to deal sweeter, the automaker could resurrect the “IS F” moniker for it.

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If You Care About Your Tesla's Warranty, Don't Use It to Power Your Home

If You Care About Your Tesla’s Warranty, Don’t Use It to Power Your Home

A Tesla owner learned this the hard way and got the battery replaced at his own cost

The winter storm wasn’t been kind to the Texans with basic services like power and water taking a big hit. A lot of good Samaritans have come to the rescue, including Ford, who had asked the dealerships to loan out the F-150 trucks with Pro Power onboard generators to people without power at home. In such dire situations, one would assume that using EVs as a stationary power source would also be a good idea, but as it turns out, it’s not the case with Tesla.

As pointed out by ‘Green’ on Twitter, using your Tesla as a power generator will void its warranty. If you already have, well, don’t talk about it on social media.

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2021 Apocalypse Hellfire 6x6

2021 Apocalypse Hellfire 6x6

The Gladiator-based truck comes with 40-inch tires, a V-8 engine under the hood, and a starting price of $150,000!

There’s no way 6x6 trucks can sneak away without catching any attention. There are quite a few aftermarket 6x6 creations like the VelociRaptor and the Mammoth by Hennessey, Gladiator by So-Flo, and some 6x6s that are built from the scratch, like the Rezvani Hercules. While Rezvani may have taken a different approach, a company called Apocalypse Manufacturing has developed a 6x6 based on the Jeep Gladiator called the Hellfire. Apart from the six-wheel-drive layout, it comes with massive tires, an active suspension system, and a cabin filled with modern tech features. The asking price for this beast runs into six digits.

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Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Land Rover Range Rover Sport

One of the most complete products that you can pick from the premium SUV segment

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a luxurious offering that you won’t hesitate to take off-road. It comes with a lot of stuff that makes it a formidable competitor in a segment that is dominated by the likes of the three Germans. You get stuff like air suspension as standard. There are tens of exterior and interior color options, and an insane amount of engine options, too. The automaker has introduced a new SVR Carbon Edition that one-ups the standard SVR. It comes with the most powerful V-8 seen in a Land Rover to date. But, does it have enough for people to choose it over the Audis and BMWs?

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2021 Ford Explorer King Ranch Edition

2021 Ford Explorer King Ranch Edition

The King Ranch feels different on the inside when compared to the other trims, courtesy of the mahogany leather and wood appliqués all around

The Ford Explorer proudly wears the “America’s all-time best-selling SUV” tag, and the automaker has found another way to pump up the sales. Ford has added a new trim to the lineup – the King Ranch – to further bolster the mid-level card within the Explorer’s lineup. It comes with a decent load of tech features along with leather and wood elements inside the cabin to bring out the “authenticity of the iconic Texas ranch”.

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1990 Mercedes 250GD Wolf by Expedition Motor Company

1990 Mercedes 250GD Wolf by Expedition Motor Company

The aftermarket company has restored this ex-military vehicle with new glam, but the same engine and transmission

The G-Wagen started life being a military truck and was later offered to us civilians as a hardcore off-roader that was matched by vehicles like the Land Rover and the Land Cruiser. The G-Wagen that we know today is fast and powerful, but back in its early days, it was brute and tough. Expedition Motor Company got hold of a 1990 250GD and restored it to perfection. As the company puts it, this is the story of how a rough ex-military war machine becomes a work of art.

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2022 Land Rover Defender Debuts With A V-8 Engine

2022 Land Rover Defender Debuts With A V-8 Engine

It also comes with new special models and trims, tech upgrades, and exterior enhancements

Land Rover resurrected the Defender moniker in a brand new avatar in 2019 after a three-year hiatus. It didn’t look as rugged and boxy as its predecessor, but it came loaded to the brim in terms of features and gizmos. Although it had everything that one would want from a premium off-roader, there was one glaring omission – the V-8 engine. Perhaps Land Rover was just testing waters when it launched the new Defender and wanted to keep something for later, or realized that the market is too competitive.

Either way, the good news is that the 2022 Defender has been introduced with eight-cylinders under the hood. Apart from this, it also comes with a few other tweaks here and there that have smoothened out some wrinkles.

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The Cheap Tesla Might Be Called The Model 2 And Cost Just $18,000!

The Cheap Tesla Might Be Called The Model 2 And Cost Just $18,000!

There are some speculations that it could arrive as early as 2022

Since Elon Musk announced a new affordable Tesla model at the 2020 Battery Day, the internet has been buzzing about it, trying to unearth every detail possible. Although Tesla is known to keep the cards close to its chest in such matters (remember what a surprise the Cybertruck was?), there are a few bits of information out there apart from the ones that Musk has announced. One – it could arrive sooner than expected. And, two – it will cost not $25,000; but $18,000!

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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

The GLA 250 is an all-round package, but all the droolworthy features are offered as optional that make it exorbitantly expensive

Mercedes launched the 2021 GLA in July last year and promoted it as a much safer, spacious, and off-road-oriented compact vehicle. While we don’t agree that offering a four-wheel-drive system makes it an off-roader, it certainly seems to have become a better package overall.

The GLA is a seasoned product that only gotten better this time around. It feels a lot more luxurious and modern than its predecessor. But, does spending close to $40,000 for an entry-level, compact Mercedes with a four-pot mill make a whole lot of sense?

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2021 Land Rover Defender 130 "Project Mule" by ECD Automotive Design

2021 Land Rover Defender 130 "Project Mule" by ECD Automotive Design

This yesteryear Defender 130 comes with a unique interior and performance upgrades looks ranch-ready!

E.C.D. Automotive Design is known for Land Rover rebuilds. The company has worked on many unique projects in the past and is here with another one based on the Defender 130 pickup truck. Called the Project Mule, it comes with a plethora of changes inside out. It features a Chevy LS3 engine under the hood, an off-road suspension with a lift kit, teakwood bed, sheepskin and cowhide interior, and so on.

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2021 Lamborghini SC20

2021 Lamborghini SC20

Lamborghini has gone the open top route again to build this street-legal, 750+ horsepower one-off beast

Lamborghini’s Motorsport division, Squadra Corse, is back with another one-off project called the SC20, following the SC18 Alston and the SCV12. With a blue and white theme all around, the supercar takes inspiration from a lot of other bulls from the company’s portfolio. It features a V-12 engine that makes 759 horses, and, to make the deal even sweeter, Lamborghini has said that the SC20 is road legal!

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2021 Ford F-250 Super Baja by Shelby

2021 Ford F-250 Super Baja by Shelby

The truck comes with a whole lot of off-roading gear and will be limited to just 250 examples

Shelby needs no introduction. The company recently took Ford F-250 Super Duty under its wings and made it an absolute off-road beast. The truck features a new, rugged off-road suspension system, custom wheels and off-road tires, and steel bumpers amongst other things. It is powered by the stock engine itself that makes more than 1,000 pound-feet of torque. There are some tweaks on the inside, too. Courtesy of all these changes, Shelby has priced the F-250 Super Baja at over $125,000. Also, it is limited to just 250 examples. Care to buy one?

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5

A quirky exterior, spacious interior, multiple powertrain and battery options, but a poor range

Hyundai has had the Ioniq moniker in its arsenal for quite some time. In fact, it has jumped shipped within the portfolio many times. It was first launched as a hybrid car, then as an electric one, and finally as a plug-in hybrid. Last year, however, it received a promotion and became the South Korean automaker’s electric sub-brand. Hyundai plans to have 23 EVs by 2025 and the journey commences with the Ioniq 5.

The Ioniq 5 comes with futuristic looks, a couple of battery pack options, and an insanely spacious cabin that makes it one of the best crossover utility EVs in the market today. Will it set the tone for Ioniq’s bright electric future?

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Apparently It Costs A Fortune To Charge a Tesla In Texas Right Now

Apparently It Costs A Fortune To Charge a Tesla In Texas Right Now

The biggest advantage of owing an electric vehicle just went down the drain

The winter snow in Texas left people dead in their tracks. It has impacted even basic services like power and water and has left the Lone Star state crippled. People there are facing electricity bills as high as $17,000, which shows what a massive impact the storm has had on the day-to-day lives of the residents. The rocketed prices have affected EV owners, too, as Oilprice.com reports that charging a Tesla cost the owners around $900, which is almost 50 times more than how much it generally costs!

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The 2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance Takes Aim At the BMW M3 and Audi RS5

The 2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance Takes Aim At the BMW M3 and Audi RS5

It makes 472 horses and takes just 4.5 seconds to 60 mph

Lexus has launched the 2022 IS 500 F Sport Performance model. It is the first model in the automaker’s new ‘F Sport Performance Line’ series. The biggest talking point is the 5.0-liter, V-8 engine under the hood. The IS moniker has been around for a long time now, but it’s still trying to find its feet as a worthy contender to the three Germans. Lexus has made a lot of mechanical enhancements to sell it as a sporty sedan, but only time will tell if a V-8 was all the IS needed to make a splash.

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Is The Karma GS 6 The Perfect Middle Ground Between Full-Electric and Gas-Powered Cars?

Is The Karma GS 6 The Perfect Middle Ground Between Full-Electric and Gas-Powered Cars?

It looks spectacular, is feature-rich, and comes with an electric-only range of 80 miles

Karma Automotive is back in the news, this time for the introduction of its latest vehicle called the GS-6. The GS-6 is essentially the Revero GT that the company revealed in the past, but with few significant changes. Karma plans to use the Revero moniker for a future, upmarket product.

Anyway, the GS-6 is a plug-in hybrid vehicle that debuts in the “new luxury” segment; a term coined by Karma to perhaps create a new niche. The GS-6 is not priced as exorbitantly high as the previous products and starts under $100,000.

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2021 Ford Ranger By Roush Performance

2021 Ford Ranger By Roush Performance

It comes with an upgraded off-road performance suspension, a new exhaust system, and new wheels and tires

Ford Ranger is a capable midsize truck with a lot of potential for off-road and performance-oriented mods. Ford has denied us the pleasure of the Ranger Raptor in the U.S. market, but it has been a boon to the aftermarket companies who are filling this vacuum with their respective iterations. The latest one to do so is Roush Performance. Roush has taken the 2021 Ranger under its wing and turned it into an off-road beast.

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The Hyperion XP-1 Looks Oddly In Place On the Streets of Hollywood

The Hyperion XP-1 Looks Oddly In Place On the Streets of Hollywood

The hypercar was spotted in dual-tone camouflage during a street photoshoot

Back in August 2020, Hyperion finally launched the XP-1 hypercar. The car took the world by storm with some ridiculous claims like a 1,000-mile range, top speed beyond 200 mph, and so on. The XP-1 looked incredible in the press images, but would it have the same feels in the real world? Well, the Hyperion XP-1 took a stroll in the streets of Hollywood during a street photoshoot session and we must say, it looked pretty alien out there.

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Mercedes GLE Coupe

Mercedes GLE Coupe

An off-beat choice that comes with sweet engine options, spacious interior, and top-notch tech

The Mercedes GLE is everything you’d need in a vehicle. It looks handsome (if you’re into coupes, that is), feels premium on the inside, comes with tech features that will make nerds go weak in their knees, and powertrain options that will satisfy your adrenaline rush. On paper, every requirement is ticked well. But, it’s still not a complete package. The automaker left some rough edges that are glaringly evident, especially in the ride quality and ergonomics department. Will these prove to be deal-breakers, or can the overall package swerve your decision to choose it over the BMW X6 or the Audi SQ5? .

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2021 Land Rover Defender Works V8 Trophy

2021 Land Rover Defender Works V8 Trophy

This build by Land Rover Classic comes with Camel Trophy Livery and will be limited to just 25 examples

The previous-gen Defender is one of the most sought-after vehicles in the market. Aftermarket companies acquire it and give it its own unique twists, each one a lot different than the other. Land Rover has jumped on the wagon, too, and come up with a limited-production Defender Works V8 Trophy. The SUV will come with classic looks and a V-8 engine under the hood. The automaker will build just 25 examples, but none of them are earmarked for the U.S. market. The price? A little over quarter-million dollars!

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2021 Audi SQ7 TFSI by ABT

2021 Audi SQ7 TFSI by ABT

The tuner has equipped the SUV with new wheels and a host of other add-ons inside-out, but hasn’t made any performance upgrades

ABT is back with another Audi build, this time for the SQ7. The automaker recently ditched the diesel engine from this vehicle and dropped an even more powerful V-8 gasoline mill under the hood. In the standard form, the SUV comes with 500+ horses, which is already on the higher end. So, ABT decided to give this bit a skip for this build and went ahead with making changes to the interior and the exterior. The aesthetic changes are significant and make the already-hot SQ7 even hotter.

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2022 BMW iX

2022 BMW iX

Previously known as the iNEXT, the iX marks many firsts for the company’s EV future and will debut in the second-half of 2021

BMW revealed an interesting concept called the iNEXT at the 2018 Paris Auto Show. This was the time when the automaker also introduced us to the huge kidney grille. Who knew it would spread like a virus within the portfolio with many of them boasting it on their faces in the years to come?

Anyway, the iNEXT was soon renamed to iX, and BMW said that it will be roughly the size of the X5. But unlike the iX3, which is essentially the electric version of the standard X3, the iX will be much more. For starters, it’s based on a completely new platform that will underpin the future electric models, too.

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New Render Envisions The Mythical $25,000 Tesla - Is This The Model H?

New Render Envisions The Mythical $25,000 Tesla - Is This The Model H?

We would be more than happy if the affordable Tesla looked like this

At the 2020 Tesla Battery Day event, Musk announced that the company will build a $25,000 ‘affordable’ EV. This came as a surprise because Musk had mentioned in the past that the company will not build an inexpensive vehicle. There are no specific details about the car yet, not even the body style, but it is expected to be a hatch.

An artist who goes by the handle ‘KDesign AG’ has rendered the $25,000 EV and uploaded it on Behance. The artist calls it the Model H, and honestly, it looks super classy.

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2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz

The South Korean’s first pickup truck will be a unibody construction and is expected to feature a starting sticker price of $25,000

Hyundai has a fairly long lineup of sedans and SUVs. With that covered, the company now plans to enter the pickup truck market, too. Back in 2015, Hyundai revealed the Santa Cruz truck concept at the Detroit Auto Show. Not a lot is known about the production model yet, but it will be based on the new Tucson SUV and will have a unibody construction. The truck has been spotted a few times over the years during its test runs, but we’re yet to see it without camouflage. The production is set to begin this year, and Hyundai could debut it sometime next year with deliveries starting soon after.

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2021 Ford Expedition XL STX

2021 Ford Expedition XL STX

The five-seater now starts at $50,000; 3,000 bucks cheaper than the previous starting price

There are many of us who want a full-size SUV but not the third row. In fact, you might just keep the third row folded always because you need the cargo space more than the seats. If you fall in that category, Ford has a solution for you.

For the 2021 model, the company has released a two-row version of its Expedition SUV that not only gives you the practicality of a full-size SUV, but also shaves $3,000 off the sticker price. It is offered as the new base trim within the lineup, but comes with enough features to keep you happy.

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Everything We Know About The Ford F-150 Raptor R V-8

Everything We Know About The Ford F-150 Raptor R V-8

The Raptor R needs to be a pitch-perfect product to go one-on-one against the Ram 1500 TRX

2021 started with a bang for us truck lovers when Ford announced the arrival of the third-gen F-150 Raptor. What made the deal even sweet what the little disclaimer at the end of the video which said, “more to come in 2022”. Decoding this cryptic text revealed that it’s the Raptor R, which will feature a V-8 engine under the hood, as confirmed by Ford officials on Twitter soon after. Beyond this, however, there is no information available. But, using the new standard Raptor as a benchmark and a truck that will take on the Ram TRX once it arrives, we have a lot to speculate.

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Thanks to Stellantis, The SRT Nameplate May Land On Chrysler, Jeep, and Even Peugeot Products

Thanks to Stellantis, The SRT Nameplate May Land On Chrysler, Jeep, and Even Peugeot Products

However, the plug gets pulled on the standalone performance division

In case you missed it, FCA and PSA made their marriage official recently in an even-steven partnership. The merger is called ‘Stellantis’ and is now the world’s fourth-largest automaker, sitting behind Toyota, Volkswagen, and Renault-Mitsubishi-Nissan. Both the groups have many marquees under their respective umbrellas, but Stellantis won’t be operating all of them. While there were rumors of which brands would make the cut and which ones would be knocked off, there was nothing concrete so far.

But, Stellantis’ has now dropped the first bomb saying the Street and Racing Technology (SRT) division is getting chopped off, On the bright side, however, the engineers working for the performance division will be integrated into the “company’s global engineering organization”, which means many brands under Stellantis could be SRT-ified!

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2022 GMC Hummer EV

2022 GMC Hummer EV

GMC reincarnates the Hummer moniker

GM announced the reincarnation of the Hummer moniker in early 2020 as an EV, to much surprise. It was supposed to debut in May last year, but the pandemic threw a spanner in the works and it had to be pushed by a few months. In October, the super truck was finally revealed with a whole lot of information.

The Hummer EV boasts of specs that can throw the competition out of the water, but it comes with a starting sticker price of $80,000, which makes it a super-premium offering. So, is this mouth-watering product with an eye-watering price tag the ultimate truck that you need in your garage?

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Check Out This Weird Glickenhaus Jeep Gladiator Competitor

Check Out This Weird Glickenhaus Jeep Gladiator Competitor

This off-roader comes with a truck bed and a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain that returns 1,000 miles on a full tank

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus is known for its motorsport-oriented builds. The company became the talk of the town when it beat the Bronco at the 2019 Baja 1000. SCG has now come up with an environment-loving, pickup truck version of the Boot off-roader called the Boot Zero that comes with a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain.

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The Story of Doug DeMuro - What You Need to Know

The Story of Doug DeMuro - What You Need to Know

THISSSS, is an article about the quirky tall man who has taken the auto world by storm in the last few years

Unless you live under a rock, you know who Doug DeMuro is. For those who don’t, Doug is a YouTuber based out of California known for his creative, detailed car reviews. Appearing in front of the camera in modest attire to review exotic, luxurious cars, Doug has a way of connecting with his audience. And, the testament to it is his four million-subscriber base on YouTube which was built in less than a decade.

Well, here’s a video by Motor Heads that tells us the story of the cargo shorts-wearing internet sensation and everything you need to know about him.

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2021 Ford F-150 Raptor

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor

The third-gen Raptor has retained the same mill, but comes with a new suspension system, new exhaust system, and a lot of tech improvements

Six months after revealing the 2021 Ford F-150, Ford finally brought in the new Raptor as well. There was a lot of mulling around Ford introducing a V-8 to rival the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX. But, Ford decided to keep the standard Raptor clear and announced a new Raptor R that will feature a V-8 and take on the cocky Ram 1500 TRX.

The 2021 model year marks the third generation of the F-150 Raptor, and Ford has come up with some significant changes. For starters, you can now have it with 37-inch tires from the factory, which was unheard of in this segment. Then there’s the new exhaust system to make it sound sweeter. But, will these changes push the price of this V-6-powered truck dangerously close to a better-accomplished, V-8-powered Ram 1500 TRX?

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The Ford Bronco Sport Can Be Equipped With Five Accessory Bundles For More Outdoor Fun

The Ford Bronco Sport Can Be Equipped With Five Accessory Bundles For More Outdoor Fun

These include bike racks, kayak carriers, and whatnot

To make sure that the Bronco received a positive response, Ford had prepped to unveil it with aftermarket accessories right from the beginning, with a plan to have over 150 accessories at launch. This was a page right out of Jeep’s playbook, a brand known to sell hundreds of aftermarket parts for every model. To make sure owners have no dearth of products to customize the Bronco and Bronco Sport as per their taste, the company has now launched five more bundles for the latter.

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2021 Chevrolet Traverse High Country - Driven

2021 Chevrolet Traverse High Country - Driven

The Traverse is a perfect alternative to a minivan that comes with handsome looks, spacious cabin, and a brilliant engine+transmission combo

The Chevrolet Traverse is a three-row SUV that can best be described as a better-looking and equally practical alternative to a minivan. It offers the best cargo space in the segment, and courtesy of its length and wheelbase, it doesn’t come with a cramped third row. A V-6 engine is the only option offered across the range, but will suffice the needs of most of the owners. There is no dearth of features, but most of them are either optional or offered only in the top trim, which means a complete, loaded SUV will be quite pricey. We got to test the Chevy Traverse in its top avatar, the High Country trim, with an all-wheel-drive configuration, and here are our impressions of this bowtie product.

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Jeep All Set To Debut The Wrangler EV Concept Next Month

Jeep All Set To Debut The Wrangler EV Concept Next Month

The automaker will showcase the concept version of its first fully-electric vehicle at the 2021 Easter Jeep Safari

Until a few years back, there was an unsaid notion that hatches and sedans would be electrified first (the urban commuters) and off-roaders would evolve at the end. But, that is definitely not the scene right now. Back in September 2020, Jeep introduced the Wrangler 4xe, a plug-in hybrid version of the standard Wrangler. Now the automaker has confirmed the concept electric version of the Wrangler on its “Road Ahead” site and it will be presented at the Easter Jeep Safari that’s scheduled to start on March 28, 2021.

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The New Ford F-150 Raptor Is Allergic to Electrification

The New Ford F-150 Raptor Is Allergic to Electrification

Rule out the possibility of even a hybrid Raptor

Ford has been busy with its trucks lately. First came with the 2021 F-150, which also featured a hybrid model in the lineup. Recently, Ford unveiled the F-150 Raptor as well, and announced one with a V-8 engine coming next year. Then there’s the electric F-150 in the works and we should hear more about it soon. Given how all vehicles are getting electrified, it wouldn’t be wrong to assume that the Raptor’s next in line.

But, Ford has ruled this out even before the topic got picked up. According to Muscle Cars and Trucks, a higher-up from Ford has made it clear that the Raptor will continue to be a pure internal combustion-engined model.

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Jeep | The Middle - A Super Bowl Commercial Rooted in History and a Love For Peace

Jeep | The Middle - A Super Bowl Commercial Rooted in History and a Love For Peace

The ad stars none other than The Boss, Bruce Springsteen!

Unlike last year’s Groundhog Day ad with Bill Murray and the Gladiator pickup truck, Jeep opted for a Super Bowl commercial that focuses on the bigger picture and the greater good. The ad features none other than Bruce Springsteen who delivers a heartfelt message to the viewers about finding ‘The Middle’ in terms of unity. Quite a brave attempt from Jeep, considering that all it showed was an old CJ-5 and, well, a rather controversial casting choice of the musician for this kind of a commercial.

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