2021 Toyota GR Super Sport
2020 didn’t suck entirely for the car world, and other than the usual suspects, we were teased with a handful of upcoming hypercars. For example, Toyota took to Le Mans to unveil its first-ever hypercar in front of the public.
While unveil is a big word, really - we only saw a heavy-camouflaged prototype lapping the Circuit de la Sarthe track, the presentation came with a couple of specs and numbers. Until Toyota decides to fully loosen its lips on the topic, here’s all we know so far about the GR Super Sport hypercar.
The BMW X2 Is Getting Bigger, Will Share DNA With the iX2 EV
The X2 was introduced in 2018 and is the youngest of the German SUV lot. It was introduced to fill the vacuum between the X1 and the X3. Given how the market is shrinking and automakers are trying to capitalize on every possible opportunity, the X2 made sense. In its essence, it came in a package slightly smaller than the X3 but with more features and better specs than the X1. However, according to Autobild.de, BMW is giving the X2 bigger dimensions for the 2023 model. Do we really need it?
Everything We Know About the $25,000 Tesla EV
It wouldn’t be wrong to say what the EV market is what it is today because of Tesla. The Musk-led company has revolutionized this segment in the last decade or so. The company has got four mass-market, mainstream cars at the moment – the Model 3, Model Y, Model S, and the Model X – and others like the Cybertruck and the Roadster that are yet to arrive or are niche products.
While the S3XY range is doing very well in the market, neither of them can be called ‘affordable’ cars. In the past, Musk had made it clear that Tesla won’t be making any cheap cars, but at the Tesla Battery Day last year, he set a cat amongst the pigeons when he said that the company will build a $25,000 car. It became the talk of the town even though not much is known about it. But, here’s everything you need to know about this affordable Tesla EV.
Before we get going, do note that there is no concrete information about the $25,000 EV and most of the things are mere speculations based on the few details we already know. So, take it with a pinch of salt.
Alpine Becomes An EV Brand And Something Even Bigger Is Brewing
Rumors claiming that Renault will turn Alpine into an all-electric brand have been confirmed today. The French automaker announced that the marque most famous for the A110 sports will focus on EV vehicles for the future. Renault also released a teaser image that previews three upcoming Alpine models, a small hatchback, a compact crossover, and a brand-new sports car. All are connected to charging stations, so all three will feature battery-powered electric motors. But the French also announced that the sports car will be co-developed with Lotus.
2022 Mercedes AMG SL63
The next-generation Mercedes AMG SL63 has repeatedly been spotted out testing. The car is slowly being unveiled, as now it has even less camouflage than before. Compared to models like the SLS AMG and its successor, the AMG GT, it was always a bit on the softer side in terms of the overall driver characteristics. However, things might change with this new generation, as it is the first SL, developed by AMG. What will this mean for the SL’s current target group?
Honda Will Electrify Its Entire Euro Lineup in 2022 - Here’s What That Means For The Civic Type R
That car the industry is slowly but steadily shifting to electrified powertrains is not a novel trend anymore. Almost every echelon, from the budget-friendly sub-compact to the alien-looking supercar is getting either a hybrid or an out-and-out EV these days.
Honda, for example, wants to field a fully electrified lineup - made of hybrids and EVs - by 2022 in Europe, as emissions standards are becoming more and more strict. This, however, won’t affect the incoming Civic Type R, which is good. For now. At the same time, the new Type R might become the last Honda to feature a pure-gasoline powertrain.
2022 Genesis eG80
Hyundai’s premium brand Genesis was born just a few years ago and is already bringing some very competitive models to the market. Initially focused purely on luxury and sports sedans, they recently branched out to the SUV market as well.
Now, Genesis has decided to expand its portfolio even further by electrifying its lineup, starting with its flagship sedan. The G80 has already proven to be a capable platform and good value for money. The EV version of the big sedan dubbed the eG80 is said to arrive sometime in 2021 and will appeal to those looking for a luxury EV from a non-mainstream manufacturer.
MG’s New Supermini EV Could Give the Honda E and Mini Electric Some Troubling Competition
MG isn’t exactly one of the top desired brands in the market currently and neither does it move cars in huge volumes. However, it plans to change that with the launch of the Supermini – a compact electric hatchback that could bring in big numbers for the brand. It will go up against the likes of Renault Zoe, Honda E, and the Mini Cooper SE.
The Purosangue Will Be Just The Start of Ferrari’s EV Onslaught
Ferrari is one of last supercar manufacturers to jump on the SUV bandwagon, but a hauler is finally underway, with most reports pointing toward a 2022 unveiling. However, it seems that the Purosangue won’t be Ferrari’s only SUV. A new report claims that Ferrari’s assault on the electric vehicle market will be lead by not one but two crossovers. Maranello’s all-electric haulers are rumored to arrive in 2024 and 2026.
McLaren Stands Firm On SUV Philosophy But Sees Hybrid Technology As A Necessity
It’s true that the addition of one or more SUVs/crossovers to their lineups has saved a handful of carmakers. Porsche is the best example here, as it can still make the wonderful 911 due to the likes of Cayenne and Macan. For others, SUVs just boosted sales to new heights. Lamborghini is the best example here, as it now sells as many Urus SUVs as it does Huracans and Aventadors combined.
2021 BMW M5 CS Release Date And Specs Revealed!
2022 Infiniti QX55
Back in November, Infiniti launched a new vehicle called the QX55. The QX55 is not out there just to compete with its German counterparts; it also carries the weight of serving as the successor of the flop QX70 and also the automaker’s first SUV coupe offering in the market. The SUV coupe market is filled with mature and seasoned offerings from several automakers, but can the Infiniti QX55 stand out and make a name for itself?
Smart To Deliver Its First Electric SUV Sometime in 2022
Smart, the Daimler AG subsidiary known for the tiny Fortwo and Forfour models, is working on its first-ever crossover. There’s no specific timeline as to when it will be unveiled and released to dealerships, but we do know that it will be an all-electric vehicle. Confirmed by Daniel Lescow, the brand’s vice president of global sales, on LinkedIn, the upcoming crossover was described as the new alpha in the urban jungle.
GMC Hummer EV will be followed by a cheaper, Sierra-like electric truck
GMC will build its first electric vehicle in 2021. That’s when the Hummer EV will go into production. But the resurrected truck won’t be the only EV in the brand’s lineup. The GM-owned marque revealed that it will also offer an all-electric Sierra pickup, but there’s no specific timeline for that vehicle yet.
Everything You Need to Know About the 2023 Ford F-150 Electric
It’s been a while since FoMoCo’s train-pulling PR stunt came to further hype the arrival of the all-electric Ford F-150. As Ford has been rather tight-lipped lately about its full-electric pickup truck, we thought we’d have a look at what we know up until this point and what we should expect expect from the electric F-150. Here’s what we can report for the time being.
2022 Mercedes-Benz SL
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz SL is the upcoming, seventh-generation version of the SL-Class, the company’s two-door roadster. Set to break cover in early 2021, the 2022 SL will replace the sixth-generation model, also known as the R231, which was discontinued in 2020 after eight years on the market.
The 2022 SL will bring many big changes to the nameplate, starting with a platform shared with the next-generation AMG GT model. It will also mark the return of the soft-top roof for the first time since the 1990s and rumors claim that Mercedes-Benz will add rear seats. As before, the 2022 SL will be powered by six-cylinder and V-8 engines and Mercedes-Benz will offer at least one AMG variant. Find out what we know so far about the upcoming roadster in the speculative review below.
Frank Stephenson’s Review of the Tesla Cybertruck Is What Reviews Are Meant to Be
Those of you that are familiar with Frank Stephenson’s ever-growing YouTube channel know the former designer’s blunt, straight-to-the-fact manner of giving the verdict on a particular design. Only this time around, he dissects the Tesla Cybertruck, one of the most polarizing cars to reach the public’s eye in recent times.
The Cybertruck was unveiled more than a year ago and in typical Musk fashion, it shook the internet then split it in two: those that loved the edgy pickup and those that loathed it. Care to know Franks’s Stephenson’s opinion?
Bentley’s First EV Will Be A Raised Sedan on Audi’s New Electric Platform
One of the last Volkswagen Group brands to shift toward electrification, Bentley currently offers just one hybrid model, based on the Bentayga SUV. A hybrid version of the Flying Spur is also set to follow soon, but Bentley won’t unveil its first all-electric vehicle until 2025. And a new report says that the EV won’t be based on an existing vehicle. Instead, it will share a new platform developed by Audi and, according to a new report, it will be a high-riding sedan.
2022 Acura MDX - Not a Red-Headed Step Child Anymore
Acura wasn’t short on marketing praise for the 2022 MDX. According to carmaker, the new MDX is the "most premium, performance-focused and technologically sophisticated SUV in Acura history."
Of course, every mother loves her child and there’s obviously more to the 2022 MDX than just looks. Vector in that a turbo V-6 MDX Type S is also coming in 2021 towards the end of the summer and we could be looking at a first step in a very enticing direction for Acura.