2022 Volkswagen ID.5 Performance, Price, and Photos
Meet the Volkswagen ID.5, the German automaker’s first-ever all-electric coupé SUV. Unveiled in November last year, the ID.5 follows in the footsteps of its more practical sibling, the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4.
While both EVs utilize VW’s MEB platform, currently being adopted across several brands within the Volkswagen group, the ID.5 brings certain vital updates that will be key to the ID brand’s future success. Also, the ID.5 sits right in the middle of VW’s plan to stop selling gas-powered vehicles in Europe by 2035. So, what’s the difference between ID.4 and ID.5? Let’s get straight to it.
Spy Shots: What in the World is This Mystery Electric Car?
An Early Enthusiast’s Guide To The Ford Mustang Mach-E
Like it or not, the Mustang Mach-E is now part of the American landscape. In case you are considering one or have already taken the plunge and got yourself an all-electric pony, then what are the options to spruce up your Mach-E? Can you tune the Mach-E to deliver more power or better handling? Your options are limited for now, but they aren’t non-existent.
Spy Shots: An Early Look At the Audi A3 Allstreet
If you don’t like crossovers and don’t want to settle for a low-slung sedan, Audi might have the solution for you. A high-riding A3 has been spotted testing around the Nürburgring. It was labeled as the A3 Allroad by most of us, but it looks like this vehicle is all set to get the ’Allstreet’ moniker. The ‘Allstreet’ badge has been lifted from the smaller A1 Allstreet, which also received this name very recently after Audi dropped the ‘Citycarver’ suffix. Is this niche going to be the next big thing?
2024 BMW XM Leaked Before You’re Supposed To See It
Take your first look at BMWs radical new X8/XM crossover. Spyshots of the X8 have already been doing the rounds, but these exclusive shots courtesy of wilcoblok give us a close look at what appears to be an almost production-spec vehicle. The lack of heavy camouflage should help us look at how the near-production model has evolved compared to the concept we saw back in November last year.
2023 Toyota Venza Nightshade Edition
The second-generation Toyota Venza was announced in May 2020 and went on sale for the North American market for the 2021 model year. Of course, no major changes were announced since then, but for the 2023 model year, the Venza will offer a special Nightshade Edition.
This is not the first Toyota model to get a Nightshade edition, as in the past few years the package was offered on pretty much every car, ranging from small cars like the Avalon to bigger ones like the 4Runner.
Is It Finally Time For McLaren To Take The Crossover Plunge?
McLaren is synonymous with putting together some pretty cynical and darn right outrageous supercars, but we’re in 2022, and I’m sure that the idea of a McLaren SUV must have surely crossed your mind. Ever wondered what that could look like? Well, this digital render by andras.s.veres gives us a good idea of what an SUV made in Woking, the U.K. could look like.
2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV Redline Edition
It was the 2017 Chicago Auto Show when Chevrolet displayed an entire lineup equipped with the Redline package. Ranging from the small Cruze, up to the sporty Camaro and even higher to big trucks like the Silverado, they all got the same update. Now, just when we thought Chevrolet got rid of that Redline package upgrade, the company decided to prove us wrong. The name is back, and it will be used for the 2023 Bolt EUV lineup.
2023 Kia SOUL
Just like the Nissan Juke, the SOUL has a boxy design that helps it stand out in the crowd. Of course, over its relatively short history, the SOUL stopped being as angular as it was when launched back in 2008, but still, it is very easy to recognize for what it is.
The third generation arrived in the States for the 2020 model year, and since then, it suffered minor changes constantly, including dropping the manual gearbox for the 2022 model year. The 2023 model year will once again offer some changes, including losing the 201-horsepower, 1.6-liter gasoline engine.
The Ferrari Purosangue Straight Up Needed A V-12 Engine
Right in the midst of the one-off Ferrari SP48 Unica being revealed, Ferrari released a social posting and a new webpage hinting at a new V-12 engine along with the phrase “Heart of a Thoroughbred.” Ferrari was quite vague about the engine otherwise, however, ’Purosangue’ translates to ’thoroughbred’ in Italian, so it was easy to draw a line between the two. The engine could have also been for the production version of this GT Chassis that was spotted testing in late April, but now we know for sure this V-12 will at least land in the Purosangue first.
The Ferrari Purosangue Might Have a Dirty Secret
While automakers like BMW and Mercedes are downsizing their engine offerings in models like the 7 Series and even the Mercedes-AMG C43, super high-end automakers are instead using electrification to keep their legendary ICEs alive. Lamborghini has already announced a new hybrid V-12 while Bugatti has something big in the works for its next-gen supercars. Now, against all rhyme and reasoning in a time when downsizing and electrification are the key to survival, Ferrari has teased a new V-12 engine that will make its way into a “game-changing” model this summer. Now, folks, the writing is on the wall.
The Tata AVINYA Is A Swanky New MPV Concept That Looks Like Its Straight Out Of A Sci-Fi Film
Tata Sons, the Indian conglomerate that also runs Tata Motors, the parent company of Jaguar Land Rover, took the wraps off a suave new EV concept called the ’AVINYA’. The name is derived from the mother of all Indian languages, Sanskrit, and AVINYA means Innovation. Unveiled in Mumbai, India, this new concept showcases the next generation of EVs that’ll take Tata global.
Did Kia Take A Dig At SMART With The Latest Niro?
Kia took the wraps off of its 2023 Niro, and folks got an up-close look at the crossover, at the recently held 2022 New York Auto show. One of the most striking aspects of the new Niro has to be its design. I have to admit, the 2023 Niro is a breath of fresh air in the crossover space, where most manufacturers - if not all - are stepping over themselves with a heavy dose of body cladding and roof rails to show off the vehicle’s so-called ‘Off-road’ credentials.