Jeep Hopes to Fend Off the Ford Bronco by Giving the Wrangler More Standard Equipment
Ford has decided to go all guns blazing on Jeep with the Bronco. The Blue Oval seems to have gotten everything covered; from stuff like removable doors and roof to tire packages that match the Wrangler’s profile. It started looking like Jeep was losing out on all its unique selling points, but it has decided to do something that the Bronco probably can’t in its infancy stage – offer more bang for the buck.
According to MoparInsiders.com, Jeep could start offering more standard equipment on the 2021 Wrangler model to fend off the attack from Ford Bronco. Sounds like a good idea, doesn’t it?
Jaguar Trademarks "EV-Type" - Is This a Hint at an Electric F-Type Successor or an Electric E-Type Revival?
Trademarks are funny business – sometimes automakers file them just to hang onto a certain name, and other times they manifest into official product names. And now, Jaguar has trademarked the name “EV-Type,” leading us to believe that the company is planning a second EV after the all-electric Jaguar XJ arrives next year. What that second electric model will be, however, is a complete mystery, but the name “EV-Type” name does give us some clues.
Artemis – The Secretive Audi Special Operations Division That’s Working on the A9 E-Tron
New word has risen from within the bowels of Audi and, as it turns out, the company has a special operations group, known only as Artemis, that’s dedicated to “developing new business models for rapid prototypeing methods to speed development of existing models as well as data collection.” So, what in the world does that mean? Good question. Word has it that Artemis is busy developing the A9 E-Tron to take on the Mercedes EQS, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg, and there’s apparently a lot going on behind closed doors at Audi HQ.
2022 Audi Q4 e-tron
The Volkswagen Group has made some phenomenal strides in recent times. From being caught in Dieselgate a few years back to running a few of the most proactive brands in electrification today, the German group has come a long way. One of its most prominent brands, Audi, also has a few electric models in the works. The automaker’s next electric vehicle will be the Q4 e-tron, which was previewed at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
Audi recently revealed that the SUV will launch at the end of 2020 and is set to go on sale in 2021. Although it might be the brand’s fifth EV, there are a lot of eyes on it since it will be the first four-ringed electric vehicle to be pinned on Volkswagen’s MEB architecture. It was recently spotted performing cold-weather tests in Northern Sweden.
Update 7-6-2020: The Audi Q4 E-tron has finally be spied out on public roads and, unlike the mule we saw earlier this year, this baby is looking pretty close to production ready. Check it out in the spy shots section below.
Lambo Is Teasing a New Model for July 8, But What Is It?
For a long while now, Lamborghini has been pretty happy with a two-car lineup. We had the Gallardo and Murcielago pair until around a decade ago, and now the Italians are relying on the Huracan and Aventador. But things are started to change as Lamborghini introduced a third model in 2019. It’s called the Sian FKP 37, and it’s also the company’s first hybrid. Come July 8, only two days from now, and Lambo will launch a new model. We don’t know what it is for now, but we have a couple of teasers to do the guessing game.
BMW Resorts to Tesla-Style Trolling With Latest BMW M3 and M4 Teaser Image
BMW has released a teaser image of the future M3 and M4, giving us our first slightly decent look at the two high-powered sedans. The image shows the front-end of the all-new M4 (G82) alongside the rear section of the just-as-all-new M3 (G80).
The German automaker dropped some cheekiness in the image, hiding two well-placed Easter eggs for all those who attempt to get a clearer picture of the two models’ exterior designs. So in case any of you try to outwit BMW, the automaker’s marketing and PR departments have a surprise or two waiting for you.
New Leaked Image Shows Us What the 2021 Ford Bronco Looks Like With Its Top Off
Ford is going all guns blazing leading to the unveiling event. From starting an official page on Instagram just a month before its debut to planning long-slot commercials well in advance, Ford is giving the reincarnated moniker the royal treatment it deserves. The planning is so intricate that even the reveal plan for the Bronco is planned well in advance.
According to Bronco6g, Ford will be releasing a teaser showing the silhouette of all the different body types – including the two-door version – of the Bronco on July 6. Not just this; the image that will be posted is also leaked on the forum!
The Chief of Dodge SRT Sees Electrification as “The Future of Performance”
FCA has let the cat out of the bag, showcasing the Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, and the Challenger SRT Super Stock. The latter, by the way is now the world’s quickest and most powerful muscle car (according to FCA, of course) while the new Charger Hellcat is the fastest and most powerful sedan you’ll find anywhere. Now, in an exclusive interview with Motor1, Tim Kuniskis, has come right out and said that electrification will play a role in the company’s future sporty cars.
BMW Is Outgunning Mercedes and Audi With the new BMW M3 and M4
BMW has finally confirmed that, as expected, the upcoming 2021 BMW M3 and M4 will be offered in standard M trim and Competition trim. What’s more important, however, is the impressive improvement that comes with the new generation, including an output increase of 66 horsepower over the current M3 and M4 Competition. With the 2021 M3 and M4 Competition pumping out 510 horsepower, can they hold their own against the Mercedes-AMG C63 S and the Audi RS5? You bet your ass they can.
Can You Make Out Anything New in the Latest Teaser Images of the 2021 Ford Bronco?
Ford is doing an excellent job of keeping up with all the hype surrounding the upcoming 2021 Bronco. The SUV is less than two weeks away from its launch and teasers are coming out more frequently.
The company started an Instagram page for the Bronco a couple of days back and has already posted a video where you can hear the Bronco grunting and rumbling on mountainous roads, and now, it has released a set of images showing the SUV’s front end.
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New Reports Say the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series Will Debut in July
The long awaited Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, the range-topping version of the company’s flagship sports car, could make its debut in July 2020. Spotted testing on public roads since late 2019, the beefed-up coupe could break cover in less than a month. The news comes from MB Passion Blog, which also speculates that the Black Series model could debut at the Chengdu Motor Show in China.
The event is scheduled to happen on July 24, 2020. Although it seems unlikely for Mercedes-Benz to introduce a high-profile sports car at a somewhat unknown event, the Germans could take advantage of the Chengdu Motor Show in absence of major auto events in Europe and the United States this time of year.
A Mazda 3 Turbo Is Coming, But It Probably Won’t Be As Good As It Could Be
Rumors of a performance-oriented Mazda 3 have finally been confirmed via a teaser released by the company. Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot to tell at the moment, but you can hear some engine noise, and we’ve learned that it will debut on July 8. Will the Mazda 3 Turbo be a real hot hatch capable of taking on the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Hyundai Veloster, Toyota GR Corolla, and the Honda Civic Type R? And, will the Mazdaspeed name finally make a return? Let’s talk a little more about it.
Bugatti Could Be Neck Deep In Building a One-Off Chiron Roadster
Unlike the Bugatti Veyron, the Chiron has yet to spawn a targa version. The Chiron is already four years into its life cycle and it seems a bit unlikely that Bugatti will build a roadster, but a new report claims that the French firm is developing one as we speak. But unlike the Veyron Grand Sport, the Chiron roadster will be a one-off model.