Wall Street is Largely Bearish on The Tesla Model Y
The Tesla Model Y finally arrived last week amid much hype and anticipation for Tesla’s latest product. But, just as there are people who were excited about the Model Y’s arrival, there, too, are those who weren’t very impressed by Tesla’s new ride. Count Wall Street in the latter group as Tesla’s shares dropped by almost five percent at the market’s close last Friday, sparking concerns that there remains a lot of questions regarding Tesla’s production future and the prospect of the Model Y competing against the Model 3.
2019 Jeep Compass Hybrid
The Compass has been in Jeep’s stable for around 13 years now. It was unveiled as a concept at the 2002 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Although revealed as a two-door concept, the Compass was ultimately launched as a four-door crossover four years after it made its world premiere in Detroit. Five years into production, Jeep decided to give the Compass a face that resonated with the Grand Cherokee. Soon, the Compass started receiving its own identity as with many off-road features and packages available. In 2017, the second-generation of the Compass was launched, and it replaced its predecessor, as well as the Jeep Patriot. It will not be the worst thing to say that even though it could not garner big numbers for the automaker from 2007 to 2017, there was consistent growth in the sales figures. However, 2018 turned out to be the breakthrough year for the Jeep Compass. Jeep sold 171,167 examples of the Compass in 2018, an increase of 87,914 from 83,253 copies it sold in 2017. That’s more than 100-percent growth! Carrying over its rich form from last year, the Compass came to Switzerland with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The Compass did not come alone; the Renegade accompanied it with the same mill under its hood. It’s like two brothers wearing the same clothes to go to a party. That’s cute.
Did Anyone See Tesla’s Pickup Truck Being Teased At The Tesla Model Y Launch?
Elon Musk is crazy. Elon Musk has no chill. Elon Musk is a frickin’ genius! While the whole world was eagerly watching the Tesla Model Y’s unveil, no one realized that the Model Y actually had company. Musk finally had to pull the bird out of the cage on his own. Elon Musk revealed that when the credits were rolling after the webcast was over, Tesla sneakily pushed in a teaser image of the long-awaited Tesla pickup truck. Did you grab a look of it? Neither did we, until now.
Wallpaper of the Day: 2019 Peugeot 208
The Peugeot is one hell of a looker and, with the 2019 Peugeot 208 hatchback taking on plenty of 508 DNA, then it’s no wonder that we find the new 208 so damn sexy. After all, it has that aggressive and intriguing front end, the wide-bottom stand, and sleek rear end. It’s almost like Peugeot aimed to make the new 208 aggressive enough that nobody, regardless of tuning intention, would need to source or design an aftermarket body kit for it. And, with that said, it’s also commendable that the brand managed to avoid taking things too far and creating a design that’s just way too aggressive. The trims levels that will be available when the 2019 model hits showrooms won’t provide the kind of power that matches the exterior appearance but, within a couple of years, we should see GT and GTi trim levels hit the street and they should offer power output in the mid-200 range to offer good competition for models like the Renault Clio and the Ford Fiesta ST, among others. That might be a ways off, but the exterior design is still everything we could have hoped for, so we’ve decided to make the Peugeot 208 our wallpaper of the day. We’ve showcased our favorite below to go along with a gallery of other great wallpaper choices – all of which are free for the taking!
Is the 2020 Tesla Model Y Just a Model 3 Hatchback?
Tesla just dropped the new 2020 Model Y, completing its S3XY lineup with a compact-crossover complement to its existing Model S midsize sedan, Model X SUV, and Model 3 compact sedan. However, some are questioning whether or not the new Y is truly a crossover, rather than simply a Model 3 hatchback. We take a look and decide for ourselves.
2020 Tesla Model Y - Quirks and Features
The most anticipated electric mid-size crossover, the 2020 Tesla Model Y, was finally revealed at the dedicated event in Hawthorne, California, Thursday night. It immediately took the Internet by storm to reinvigorate a whole new variety of potential electric vehicle buyers. With the reveal of the new mid-sized crossover, the most ubiquitous and recognizable Tesla, the Model S, is threatened to lose that imaginary title to the new Tesla Model Y. Elon Musk, who showcased the new Tesla, predicted the Model Y’s demand to be double that of the Tesla Model 3. And that one is the best selling luxury sedan in the U.S.
However, the 2020 Tesla Model Y may not be as revolutionary, or even evolutionary, as some of us have hoped. Despite the Model Y’s clear similarities to the Model 3, the new electric crossover is quite exciting, and I’m here to give you all the astounding facts about it.
Wallpaper of the Day: 2019 Renault Clio
The 2019 Renault Clio might look a lot like its predecessor, but at the same time, it’s also largely rethought in all the right ways. In short, it’s fundamentally better than ever before and rides on an all-new platform that provides a home for new engines, lower ride height, and a revamped interior that’s not only more modern but more spacious as well. I non-performance form the new Clio can be had with anywhere between 65 and 114 horsepower but, once Renault pulls the sheet off of the GT and R.S. models, the Clio is expected to put at least 225 horsepower to the ground. It’s not clearly visible at first, but Renault is now able to take on the Audi A1 and BMW 1 Series alongside models like the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo. With such an enlightening new generation at hand, we’ve decided to make the brand-new 2019 Renault Clio our wallpaper of the day here at Topspeed headquarters. And, since we’re feeling so enlightened, we’ve decided to make our favorite, along with a selection of other Clio wallpapers, easily available for you to download.
Instagram Girl of the Week: Christin XS
Instagram model Christin Franke (@christin_xs) has a fetching Instagram account. She’s our featured car girl of the week, and if you check out her Instagram page, you’ll see why. The brunette stunner not only looks good in front of a camera, but she also happens to own one of the finest hot hatches of all time: the Mk 5 Volkswagen Golf. There’s no more lethal combination than a beautiful young woman and a hot hatch that screams “driving pleasure!” Christian Franke stands out her own. Put her in a Volkswagen Golf Mk5, and she turns into someone deserving of our car girl of the week title.
The 2020 Tesla Model Y Represents a Turning Point for The Future of Tesla
Tesla finally unveiled the Model Y. It was a long time in the making, but now that it’s here, we can start saving up our hard-earned money and wait for the Model Y to arrive so we can pluck down some cash to buy one. But before that time comes — it might take a while because it’s Tesla — there’s something about the Model Y that struck us beyond all the bells and whistles that Tesla is famous for. Like the Model 3, the Model Y didn’t generate the same type of buzz as the Model S and Model X did when they made their respective debuts. This isn’t an indictment on the Model 3 and Model Y. It’s a realization that Tesla has become more than just a boutique brand with ambitious promises of game-changing technologies. It’s become a mainstream brand.
This 2020 Tesla Roadster Shooting Brake Has My Mind Firing on All Cylinders
There’s no denying that Tesla has come a long way since it threw a battery pack and a badge on a Lotus and called in the Tesla Roadster. The brand now has four models in its range with a pickup truck and a semi on the way, potential range has nearly doubled compared to the original roadster, and Tesla is on the horizon of finding some pretty stiff competition in a segment it once had a dominating stronghold on. A decade after the original Roadster debuted, Elon Musk presented us with what is, essentially, the second-gen Roadster. This time around, however, it holds the title of being Tesla’s most aggressive-looking model and even delivers supercar-like performance with the caveat that it also comes with a supercar-like price in its best form. So, while the original Tesla Roadster has broken the record by traveling more than any other car in human history (Elon Musk’s roadster that was sent into space), the new roadster is breaking its own records. Even with figures like 7,376 pound-feet of torque, 620 miles per charge, or 0-to-60 mph in 1.9 seconds, we’re never truly happy and always want more. And, that’s exactly why this rendering of the Tesla Roadster as a shooting brake as tickled our interest in a way that few renderings ever do. It’s a forbidden fruit and ever seeing one is a long shot, but that doesn’t mean we can’t dream, right?
2020 BMW X6 M
BMW is going to launch an all-new generation of its larger coupe-styled X6 SUV (which it calls SAC, short for Sport Activity Coupe) and, as with the current model, it will also be available as a hot X6M with the full Motorsport treatment.
That means it will be powered by a development of the current 4.4-liter, twin-turbo V8 that powers the M5, although it’s been suggested it may get more power, while from a visual standpoint, expect it to look like an X6 on steroids, with bold flared wheel arches, aggressive bumpers, side skirts and rims, as well as the trademark exhausts in the back.
Update 03/15/2019: We’ve received new spy shots of the 2020 BMW X6 M, and we finally get a look at the interior for the first time. Check out our special “Spy Shots” section below to see what we’ve learned.
In Case You Missed it, Here’s The Full Debut of the 2020 Tesla Model Y
At this point, you probably already know that the 2020 Tesla Model Y has been revealed. Some have praised it for being what it is while others have been disappointed by the fact that it’s more of a Model 3 hatchback than a true-to-life crossover. Be that as it may, Elon Musk chose a weird time to show off the Model Y, with the event kicking off at 8pm PDT, meaning a good portion of the world was in dreamland when the event took place. If that’s where you were and you don’t feel like sifting through potentially thousands of videos on Youtube, we’ve put together two videos just for you. The first video that you’ll see below is the full video of the Model Y’s launch – it runs nearly 34 minutes with the debut taking place right around the 27-minute mark. If you watch from the beginning, you’ll get a cool history lesson, but that’s about it. Of course, if you’re like me and don’t have a lot of time, then you might want to check out the second video that’s posted below. We’ve broken the debut down into less than four minutes so you can watch the whole thing without wasting any significant time of your life. Go ahead and check them out below!
2022 BMW i4
Back in 2014, BMW took a very confident step into the world of the EV, officially launching its “Project i” sub-brand with the i3. Following hot on its heels was the remarkable i8 hybrid coupe, which garnered the German brand oodles of green cred for its futuristic aesthetic and advanced powertrain. These days, BMW says it has big plans for its electrified lineup, with a total of 12 battery-electrics planned by 2025, plus 13 hybrids as well. One of the most exciting prospects is dubbed to i4, which promises four-door practicality, high-end luxury, extraterrestrial styling, and next-generation technology.
Update 03/15/2019:We’ve received a second look at the 2020 BMW i4, this time as it was being put through cold-weather testing. There’s still a lot of mystery surrounding the i4, however, we have learned a few new bits of information. Check out our new images and what we’ve learned in our special “Spy Shots” section below.
Bugatti’s Next New Model Could Be an All-Electric Daily Driver
Hot on the heels of unveiling the world’s most expensive new car, Bugatti is already looking towards its next project, and it might not be what most people expect. A new hypercar is seen as the default answer to any queries about a new Bugatti, but this proposed model doesn’t fall under that classification. Instead of a hypercar, Bugatti is looking to introduce a second and far more affordable model to its lineup, one that is characterized as a best-in-segment daily driver. More importantly, it’s an electric vehicle. There’s still no timetable for this proposed model, in large part because Bugatti’s big wigs have yet to make a decision on the car. If it does get the green light, don’t expect this Bugatti to feature Chiron-level power. It’s still going to be fast and powerful, but it will also put premium importance on luxury and comfort. Could this be the time that we finally see Bugatti dust off the Galibier name and bring it to life?
Elon Musk Debuts the 2020 Tesla Model Y With 230-300 Miles of Range and an Entry Price of $39,000
Tesla has unveiled the final entry in its S3XY all-electric lineup - the 2020 Model Y! Revealed in a live stream event broadcast from Hawthorne, California, the Model Y offers impressive performance and surprising practicality, including a top speed up to 150 mph and optional seating for seven. Read on for all the early specs.
Ford has completely redesigned the Explorer for the 2020 model year in the quest to surpass its many talented and popular rivals. One of those rivals is the third-gen Honda Pilot that has been around in its current form since 2016 and recently facelifted for the 2019 model year. Both models are popular, but now that the new Ford is out, is a mere facelift enough to keep the Honda up to date and competitive?
The latest Explorer changes the previous model’s formula a bit through the fact that its platform is now rear-wheel-drive biased. It is also lighter than before, offers better performance, better fuel economy, and Ford is even going to make a hot ST version of it. Honda’s Pilot refresh brought with it more aggressive exterior styling, new tech (especially on the safety front, with the full Honda Sensing suite), but no new engines - only one non-turbo V-6 is offered.
The 2020 Tesla Model Y Is About to Debut, Watch It Live With Us!
There seems to be no shortage of controversy and scandal surrounding Tesla these days. But honestly, at this point that’s just par for the course. So, rather than pumping the brakes, it’s full speed ahead with yet another debut. Say hello to the 2020 Tesla Model Y, a more-affordable compact crossover that looks to bring all-electric practicality to the masses.
Best Cars for Under $25,000
These days, all we hear about is how cars are dying a slow, agonizing death as the SUVs and crossovers are taking over the world. However, people forget that there are still a lot of cars that are worth every penny you spend. Although crossovers have invaded every segment in the industry today by appearing in various sizes (and shapes), we firmly believe that sedans should still be in contention for your next purchase. You don’t have to spend a bomb to get a car of your dreams. With growing competition and ever-changing technology, cars these days have everything you can ask for. Here, we have compiled a list of the ten best new cars for under $25,000.