Isaac Atienza
Isaac Atienza is a Filipino motoring journalist who joined TopSpeed.com in 2021. He is a car enthusiast who especially thinks that wagons are the best type of vehicle, though sports cars and anything with three pedals also tickles his fancy.

Isaac Atienza is a Filipino motoring journalist who joined TopSpeed.com in 2021. He also owns a Filpino motoring website called Go Flat Out PH and is also a contributor to a local newspaper called The Manila Times.

Isaac Atienza is a car enthusiast who especially thinks that wagons are the best type of vehicle, though sports cars and anything with three pedals also tickles his fancy.

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The Toyota GR86 Will Be Sold In Europe For Just 2 Years

The Toyota GR86 Will Be Sold In Europe For Just 2 Years

If you live in Europe and you want a brand-new Toyota GR86, you only have two years before it gets discontinued

Toyota’s new GR86 (and not GR 86, since its name has now succumbed to the power of the hashtag and SEO) is just about to land in U.S. dealers this month and in the first half of 2022 for Europe, yet its life in the Old Continent will only last for two years, much shorter than its predecessor’s nine-year life cycle.

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This Hydrogen-Powered Toyota GR Yaris Is Proof That Combustion Engines Can Be Eco-Friendly

This Hydrogen-Powered Toyota GR Yaris Is Proof That Combustion Engines Can Be Eco-Friendly

Because in order to solve climate change, we shouldn’t rely solely on electric vehicles

Electric vehicles (EVs) seem to be the key to solving our climate crisis, or is it? Toyota’s hydrogen combustion engine that powered this GR Yaris is proof that the answer to the global climate crisis can and should be a multi-solution approach.

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Europe's New Toyota Corolla Cross Is Far Better Than What America Gets

Europe’s New Toyota Corolla Cross Is Far Better Than What America Gets

That’s because the European Corolla Cross is both more powerful and more high tech

First making its debut in the ASEAN region, the first-ever Toyota Corolla Cross has finally reached Europe. While it looks largely identical to what America gets, the European version is actually superior in more ways than one.

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Toyota Sneakily Teases The GR Corolla Hot Hatch

Toyota Sneakily Teases The GR Corolla Hot Hatch

Toyota’s latest sneaky teaser basically confirms that a GR Corolla is on its way

When the Toyota GR Yaris was unveiled, the hype surrounding the tiny hot hatch was extremely high, to say the least. However, it was never meant to reach the North American market, which disappointed a lot of enthusiasts. It seems there’s no need to be jealous anymore as Toyota sneakily teases the GR Corolla.

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Nearly 2,300 Toyota Sienna Minivans Have Been Recalled Because Its Seat Belts Might Not Save Your Life

Nearly 2,300 Toyota Sienna Minivans Have Been Recalled Because Its Seat Belts Might Not Save Your Life

The 2022 model year Toyota Sienna has been recalled because its seat belts might not do their job properly

Toyota is announcing a recall for the 2022 model year Sienna. The recall involves an issue with its seat belts, which might not be able to do what they are supposed to do in the first place. To be precise, 2,259 units of the 2022 Toyota Sienna are affected by faulty seat belts. Affected vehicles have outboard second-row seat belt assemblies that were manufactured with an incorrect D-ring, which leads to the directional low-friction insert facing the wrong direction.

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2023 BMW i7 Officially Teased: Here's What We Know So Far

2023 BMW i7 Officially Teased: Here’s What We Know So Far

While numerous spy shots of the i7 have already been published online, BMW still decided to showcase their upcoming flagship EV as it gets winter tested in Sweden

“BMW” is hard at work at developing their i7 full-size electric luxury sedan. While we’ve already seen numerous spy shots of the vehicle being tested, BMW still thought it will be interesting for us to see official photos of its camouflaged prototypes playing around the snow.

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See And Hear The Ford Bronco Raptor As It Plays Around The Sand

See And Hear The Ford Bronco Raptor As It Plays Around The Sand

Consider this as your closest look yet at the Ford Bronco Raptor

The Bronco has been such a huge hit for Ford, the only way you wouldn’t know about its existence is if you’ve been living under a rock all your life. Even then, the Blue Oval brand isn’t resting on its laurels as it prepares to launch the Bronco Raptor next year.

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Facelifted 2022 Mazda CX-5 Will Start At $25,900 with Standard AWD

Facelifted 2022 Mazda CX-5 Will Start At $25,900 with Standard AWD

Mazda has released full details and specs on the 2022 CX-5, and it’s a lot more value-packed than we thought

Just a few months after its global reveal, Mazda USA has officially released every single detail we need to know about the 2022 CX-5, including pricing, powertrain choices, and features across its entire lineup.

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2022 Genesis G90 Unveiled As A Stunning Flagship Luxury Sedan

2022 Genesis G90 Unveiled As A Stunning Flagship Luxury Sedan

This is your first look at the supremely good-looking Genesis G90 flagship luxury sedan

The Genesis G90 first went on sale in the United States for the 2017 model year, which means that the flagship luxury sedan is nearly five years old. As such, an all-new model is definitely in order, and Genesis gives us a glimpse of the G90’s successor.

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TechArt's Porsche 911 Targa Is Ready To Respond To 911 Calls

TechArt’s Porsche 911 Targa Is Ready To Respond To 911 Calls

Will it actually join the fleet of the German police?

TechArt got its hands on the Porsche 911 Targa and turned it into a police car. Don’t expect it to enter actual police duty, though. This tuned and dressed-up 911 Targa is a project between TechArt and TUNE IT! SAFE!, and it serves as a sort of symbolism for a worthwhile tuning initiative. That’s because this special Porsche 911 Targa is a showcase that, according to TechArt and TUNE IT! SAFE!, "shows that appealing creative tuning does not have to be in conflict with legal requirements."

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Mitsubishi Ralliart's Comeback Is All Show And No Go

Mitsubishi Ralliart’s Comeback Is All Show And No Go

If you’ve been wishing for the glory days of Mitsubishi’s Ralliart to make a comeback, then prepare to be disappointed

As part of their updated "Small but Beautiful" midterm plan, Mitsubishi Motors is doing a lot of things to bring back the brand’s "Mitsubishi Motors-ness". The revival of Ralliart is one of them, but oh boy you’ll be disappointed on how this famed motorsport sub-brand made its comeback.

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2022 Subaru Levorg STI Sport R Is The WRX Wagon America Needs

2022 Subaru Levorg STI Sport R Is The WRX Wagon America Needs

If you’ve always wanted a brand-new Subaru WRX but you hated its sheer amount of body cladding, then you’re in luck, if you live in Japan

The Subaru WRX’s launch was controversial, to say the least. It was mostly driven by the fact that the sports sedan looks like a crossover, no thanks to its sheer amount of body cladding. But what if you want a WRX, but in a body style that enthusiasts actually want, and with a design that’s arguably more attractive? Say hello to the Subaru Levorg STI Sport R.

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2023 Kia Niro Breaks Cover With Striking Looks And Varying Degrees Of Electrification

2023 Kia Niro Breaks Cover With Striking Looks And Varying Degrees Of Electrification

Take a look at the new Kia Niro and how much it has radically changed from the outgoing model

Kia has pulled off the wraps of the all-new Niro small crossover SUV, nearly five years after the outgoing model made its debut in the United States. Prototypes of the 2023 Niro have been spotted testing prior to today’s unveiling, so this is the first time we’re seeing its Habaniro Concept-inspired design.

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Jeep Announces Yet Another Recall, This Time Involving Nearly 100,000 Vehicles

Jeep Announces Yet Another Recall, This Time Involving Nearly 100,000 Vehicles

Another day, another Jeep recall it seems

It seems that the folks at Jeep (Stellantis) can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to recalls. Just a month ago, the company announced a recall for the Grand Cherokee L due to an issue with its high beams, affecting a little over 7,000 units. This time around, the scale of the recall is much larger, and it involves nearly 100,000 vehicles.

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The Airtrek Is The Mitsubishi's First-Ever EV With Up To 323 Miles Of Range

The Airtrek Is The Mitsubishi’s First-Ever EV With Up To 323 Miles Of Range

Mitsubishi has finally stepped into the EV segment, and it’s offering isn’t that bad at all

Mitsubishi is one of the pioneers of the plug-in hybrid SUV, yet they’re also one of the last companies to release a full electric vehicle (EV). Say hello to the Mitsubishi Airtrek, which just made its global debut at the 2021 Guangzhou Auto Show.

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Tesla Recalls 7,600 Model S And Model X Vehicles Due To Faulty Airbags

Tesla Recalls 7,600 Model S And Model X Vehicles Due To Faulty Airbags

And nope, this actually has nothing to do with the wide-scale Takata airbag recall

Tesla is announcing a recall via the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that the company is recalling 7,600 units of the Model S and Model X due to faulty airbags.

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Genesis Electrified GV70 Debuts With 482 HP And 248 Miles Of Range

Genesis Electrified GV70 Debuts With 482 HP And 248 Miles Of Range

If you want an electric luxury crossover SUV that isn’t a Tesla, then this could be it

The new Genesis Electrified GV70 made its global debut at the Guangzhou Auto Show in China and it’s the South Korean luxury automaker’s third electric vehicle (EV) after the Electrified G80 and GV60.

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Ford Maverick Vs. Hyundai Santa Cruz: Which Is The Better Compact Pickup?

Ford Maverick Vs. Hyundai Santa Cruz: Which Is The Better Compact Pickup?

Throttle House has pitted the two new compact pickups in an effort to determine which is better

The Hyundai Santa Cruz and Ford Maverick can be credited for reviving the compact pickup truck segment. Mid- and full-size pickup prices have crept up over the years, and the revival of this category meant that an affordable, albeit compact pickup is once again within reach.

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Aston Martin Shoves A Straight-Six Into The DBX, But It's Only For China

Aston Martin Shoves A Straight-Six Into The DBX, But It’s Only For China

If you’ve always wanted an Aston Martin DBX with an inline-six, then you’re in luck, if you live in China.

Aston Martin is introducing a DBX that’s fitted with a 3.0-liter straight-six turbo gasoline engine. This, however, is only limited to China, but it does increase the DBX’s appeal in that market even further.

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The Mercedes-Benz EQS Apparently Has Better Real-World Range Than The Tesla Model S

The Mercedes-Benz EQS Apparently Has Better Real-World Range Than The Tesla Model S

If you want an electric vehicle with the most real-world range, the EQS is your best bet - at least according to Edmunds

The Tesla Model S might be grabbing most of the headlines in the world of electric vehicles (EV), especially the Plaid model and its wicked acceleration times, but the Mercedes-Benz EQS beats its Tesla rival in what is arguably the most important aspect electric mobility: range.

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2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid Goes Sinister With new Nightshade Edition

2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid Goes Sinister With new Nightshade Edition

Because apparently, all that the Camry needed in order to maintain its popularity is a set of new colors

Midsize sedan sales continue to decline as a whole, but Toyota remains committed to this segment. As a matter of fact, the Camry still managess to outsell every single other crossover and SUV apart from Toyota’s own RAV4 and the Honda CR-V. In a bid to keep the Camry interesting, Toyota is upgrading their popular midsize sedan for the 2022 model year.

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New Ford Mondeo Lives On As A Handsome Sedan That The U.S. Won't Get

New Ford Mondeo Lives On As A Handsome Sedan That The U.S. Won’t Get

Outside the U.S., Ford’s sedans are still alive and kicking, and this new Mondeo is a prime example

Ford stopped producing sedans for the U.S. ever since the final Fusion rolled off the production line on July 31, 2020. While sedans are not in Ford’s future here in North America, this body style is still popular in China, where the new Mondeo will soon make its official debut.

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There's No Need To Imagine What A Subaru Solterra STI Would Look Like

There’s No Need To Imagine What A Subaru Solterra STI Would Look Like

Because X-Tomi Design just did all the imagining for us and turned it into reality, albeit digitally

Subaru’s first-ever electric vehicle (EV) made its debut recently, and it’s no surprise that it looks similar to the Toyota bZ4X but with a tiny amount of Subaru’s design language thrown into the mix. The chances of an STI version are slim to none, but what if Subaru made one?

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New Lincoln Zephyr Is A Gorgeous Sedan That The U.S. Won't Get

New Lincoln Zephyr Is A Gorgeous Sedan That The U.S. Won’t Get

Lincoln keeps the sedan alive with the new Zephyr, which was previewed in concept form back in April

Remember the Lincoln Zephyr Reflection Concept that was previewed at the Auto Shanghai 2021 back in April? Here it is now, looking nearly identical and every bit as gorgeous as the concept car.

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Toyota Ranked As Third Most Resistant Company To Climate Change Policies

Toyota Ranked As Third Most Resistant Company To Climate Change Policies

This is due to Toyota’s strong resistance towards global climate policies that favor fully-electric vehicles

Toyota has always been resistant to ever-changing regulations by governments around the world to phase out the internal combustion engine (ICE) which also includes the hybrid electric vehicles that the company pioneered.

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The Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition Attempts to Combat Taycan Cannibalism

The Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition Attempts to Combat Taycan Cannibalism

The Taycan is so popular that Porsche had to release a special edition Panamera in an attempt to boost interest

The fully-electric Porsche Taycan has been stealing the spotlight from the Panamera lately, outselling its similarly-styled sibling by nearly 3 to 1 so far this year. A new Platinum Edition model aims to bring back the Panamera’s shimmer, but is it enough to convince Taycan buyers?

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Your Next BMW Might Be Lacking A Very Common Feature

Your Next BMW Might Be Lacking A Very Common Feature

There’s no stopping the consequences of the global chip shortage, and even BMW is not immune to this.

Remember the previous versions of BMW iDrive whose screens can only be controlled through the rotary knob controller? Well, it seems the old-school iDrive is making an unofficial comeback due to a shortage of chips.

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Toyota Gazoo Racing Will Reproduce Spare Parts For The Old-School AE86 Corolla

Toyota Gazoo Racing Will Reproduce Spare Parts For The Old-School AE86 Corolla

If you’re looking for spare parts for your AE86 Toyota Corolla Levin and Sprinter Trueno, then you’re in luck

Toyota Gazoo Racing recently announced the reproduction of spare parts for the AE86 Toyota Corolla Levin and Sprinter Trueno as part of the company’s GR Heritage Parts Project. Don’t expect Toyota Gazoo Racing to reproduce every single spare part of the AE86, though. For this project, Toyota’s motorsports and tuning arm will only reproduce the AE86’s rear brake calipers, steering knuckle arms, and rear driveshafts.

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This is the Very First Aston Martin Valkyrie

This is the Very First Aston Martin Valkyrie

The first of 150 units of the Aston Martin Valkyrie has finally rolled off the production line and is well on its way to its lucky owner

To say that the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar is exclusive is an understatement. With only 150 units to be made, every model produced is a milestone of its own, especially if it’s the first-ever unit to roll of the production line.

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Audi Was Forced To Recall A Whole Bunch of Vehicles for the Craziest Reason

Audi Was Forced To Recall A Whole Bunch of Vehicles for the Craziest Reason

Even Audi isn’t immune to rearview camera issues as the company announces recall affecting a number of 2021 and 2022 models

As cars get more complex and high-tech, recalls are seemingly becoming more common nowadays. Audi is yet another prime example of this as the company announces a recall affecting a swath of 2021 and 2022 models due to issues surrounding their rearview cameras.

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2022 Dodge Durango Mopar Edition Debuts With Blue Styling Upgrades

2022 Dodge Durango Mopar Edition Debuts With Blue Styling Upgrades

To celebrate Mopar’s 85th anniversary, Dodge’s parent company Stellantis is unveiling the Mopar Durango ahead of its SEMA debut

The Mopar Dodge Durango joins a long list of Mopar special edition models, the last one being the Mopar 2021 Ram 1500 unveiled earlier this year. To keep this special edition Durango exclusive, only 250 units will be built for the North American market.

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It Seems That The Tesla-Hertz Deal Is Not Yet Finalized

It Seems That The Tesla-Hertz Deal Is Not Yet Finalized

Just over a week ago, Hertz announced that it has placed an initial order for 100,000 Tesla EVs, but Elon Musk says that the deal has not yet been signed

On October 25, Hertz announced an initial order for 100,000 Teslas. The order would have given Hertz the title of having the largest electric vehicle (EV) rental fleet in North America. Unfortunately, this deal has not yet been signed by Tesla, according to a recent tweet by its CEO Elon Musk.

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The Mazda CX-5 Could Be Considered the Safest Small SUV On the Market

The Mazda CX-5 Could Be Considered the Safest Small SUV On the Market

Out of the 20 small SUVs that were tested, only the Mazda CX-5 passed the IIHS’s new side crash test.

High-speed side crashes continue to cause fatalities, which is why the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is updating its testing methods in a bid to make cars safer. The results for the small SUV segment, however, are disappointing - unless you’re Mazda that is.

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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Recalled Again - Will the Issues Ever Stop?

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Recalled Again - Will the Issues Ever Stop?

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L is part of another recall campaign just a month after issues from its rearview camera were put on notice

Are you experiencing trouble with your Jeep Grand Cherokee L’s high beams? Fret not, because Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) has issued a recall to remedy this issue. This comes just after a month when the same vehicle was also recalled for issues surrounding its rearview camera.

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Bentley Unveils A Trio Of Mulliner Collections Inspired By Manhattan, Miami, And Yachts

Bentley Unveils A Trio Of Mulliner Collections Inspired By Manhattan, Miami, And Yachts

A trio of Bentley vehicles will be unveiled at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, all of which will be exclusive to American customers

Due to increasing demand for exclusively commissioned Bentleys, the company is unveiling three vehicles from the Mulliner Collection at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. After all, what better place to showcase a collection of highly exclusive Bentleys than a show filled with attendees who have nowhere else to store their stacks of dollar bills.

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Tesla Surpasses $1 Trillion Value After Hertz Orders 100,000 Of Its EVs

Tesla Surpasses $1 Trillion Value After Hertz Orders 100,000 Of Its EVs

Tesla joins an elite group of trillion dollar companies such as Amazon, Apple and Facebook as Hertz announces order for 100,000 Teslas

Rental car company Hertz was in pretty bad shape in 2020, but things have now turned for the better. The company exited bankruptcy earlier this year, and thanks to a massive order of 100,000 Teslas, both companies stock prices soared, pushing Tesla’s company value at more than $1 trillion.

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Is The Bentley Bentayga Really Worth Double The Land Rover Range Rover Sport's Price Tag?

Is The Bentley Bentayga Really Worth Double The Land Rover Range Rover Sport’s Price Tag?

Carwow recently compared the Bentley Bentayga to the Land Rover Range Rover Sport to see if it really is twice as good as its more affordable competitor

Luxury SUVs are expensive, but that term can vary depending on someone’s purchasing power. While a Land Rover Range Rover Sport is already out of reach for most of us, a Bentley Bentayga easily costs twice as much. Does this mean that the Bentayga is two times better than the Range Rover Sport?

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These Cars Made It To This Year's Wards 10 Best Interiors

These Cars Made It To This Year’s Wards 10 Best Interiors

This year’s list includes vehicles ranging from a high-end Bentley Bentayga Speed to a more affordable Honda Civic

Most car enthusiasts tend to prioritize a car’s exterior design, but in reality, we spend more of our time inside the vehicle. Thankfully, Wards Auto is here to help us determine which interiors are truly worth our time behind the wheel.

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2022 Lexus LX 600 is America's Posh Twin-Turbocharged Land Cruiser Successor

2022 Lexus LX 600 is America’s Posh Twin-Turbocharged Land Cruiser Successor

While North America won’t be getting the all-new Land Cruiser 300 anytime soon, the all-new Lexus LX 600 will definitely be a worthy successor.

Americans have a soft spot for the Lexus LX, thanks to its genuine off-road capability and bulletproof reliability while still offering a high degree of luxury. The all-new 2022 Lexus LX 600 carries on that tradition whilst also debuting a number of firsts for the Lexus brand.

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This Miniature Toyota Mirai Is UK's First Hydrogen-Powered RC Car

This Miniature Toyota Mirai Is UK’s First Hydrogen-Powered RC Car

Toyota wants to showcase its hydrogen prowess by bringing its fuel cell technology to a smaller scale

Toyota is proud of the achievements it has made when it comes to its hydrogen tech. Just over a week ago, the Toyota Mirai achieved a Guinness World Record by driving for 845 miles—the furthest distance ever traveled by a fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) on just a single tank of hydrogen. Now though, Toyota is scaling down its hydrogen fuel cell technology, and we mean that quite literally.

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Ford Mustang GT and Mach 1 to lose 10 horsepower for 2022

Ford Mustang GT and Mach 1 to lose 10 horsepower for 2022

Stricter emissions regulations, specifically the Low Emission Vehicle (LEV III) regulations, have forced the blue oval brand to reduce the performance of the Mustang GT and Mach 1.

Politicians around the world are doubling down on their commitment to reducing carbon dioxide emissions. The United States is no exception, and this trend will definitely continue until we’ve achieved carbon neutrality or zero emissions. As the world heads toward this eco-conscious future, high-performance sports cars and supercars with gas-guzzling internal combustion engines (ICE) could soon be a relic of the past. The effect of these ever-stricter emission standards has led Ford to make performance changes to the Mustang GT and Mach 1.

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This Is Your Best Look Yet At The Next-Generation Ford Ranger

This Is Your Best Look Yet At The Next-Generation Ford Ranger

Ford has been busy testing the upcoming Ranger for a while now, and thanks to these photos, this is your clearest look yet at Ford’s next-generation midsize pickup

Set to make its global debut before the end of this year, the Ford Ranger has been undergoing rigorous testing in numerous markets around the world. One such country is Thailand, where the Ranger will be assembled for the Asia and Oceania region. Now, new spy photos have given us our first clear view.

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The Ford Mustang GT (With A Manual) Is The Most Patriotic Car You Can Buy Right Now

The Ford Mustang GT (With A Manual) Is The Most Patriotic Car You Can Buy Right Now

If you are looking for the most patriotic car on sale right now, the manual-equipped Ford Mustang GT proudly takes the crown

While it’s definitely a no-brainer that the Ford Mustang GT is as American as the Big Mac or the Apple Pie, there’s also a bit of science that proves how deeply American a car actually is.

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Here's The New 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Before You're Supposed To See It

Here’s The New 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Before You’re Supposed To See It

The next-generation Land Range Rover is supposed to debut on October 26, but the luxury SUV was leaked in spectacular fashion

Land Rover recently began teasing the new Range Rover in order to build public interest, but it seems a couple of Instagram users couldn’t contain their excitement for the British automaker’s upcoming flagship luxury SUV.

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The Taycan Is Porsche's Best-Selling Non-SUV So Far This Year

The Taycan Is Porsche’s Best-Selling Non-SUV So Far This Year

Outside of SUVs the Porsche Taycan is Porsche’s best-selling model so far in 2021 - how crazy is that?

In a world where crossovers and SUVs reign supreme, it is no surprise that the Porsche Cayenne and Macan continue to be the brand’s best-sellers. For the rest of Porsche’s model lineup though, the all-electric Taycan sits comfortably in third, making it the best-selling non-SUV Porsche so far this year.

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