The Nissan Leaf Is Now More Than $4k Cheaper Than in 2021!
The 2022 Nissan Leaf has launched with better standard equipment and a cheaper starting price. The Leaf S, for example, starts out at $27,400 - $4,270 cheaper than last years entry price of $31,670. The Leaf SV is now priced at $28,800 while the S Plus commands $32,400, making it $5,870 cheaper than last year and almost as cheap as the entry level 2021 model. The SV Plus starts at $35,500, down from $40,520 while the SL Plus comes in at $37,400, a huge discount from 2021 where it would set you back $43,970! You should also keep in mind that you may also be eligible for the $7,500 tax credit.
On top of the cheaper pricing, the leaf now comes with more standard equipment. The Chademo quick charge port and 240-Volt charging came comes with every model while eight features from the Technology package for the SV plus are also now standard. The S and SV trims come with a 40-kW battery and 110 kW electric motor that delivers 147 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. These models with get you around 149 miles of range per charge. The Leaf Plus has a 62-kWh battery and a 160-kW motor that’s good for 214 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque. As for this model, you’ll get 226 miles of range per charge. In the end, the Leaf is now impressively cheaper than both the Chevy Bolt at $36,000 and the Tesla Model 3 at $39,490.
Hyundai Veloster N DCT vs Honda Civic Type-R - Can The Small Korean Run With One Of The Best?
Most would probably agree that a drag race is a good way to determine which one of two (or more) cars has superior performance. Sam CarLegion – a YouTube channel that drag races (mostly) new vehicles – has given us a proper quarter-mile brawl between two of the hottest hot hatchbacks currently on sale. It’s the Hyundai Veloster N DCT versus the Honda Civic Type-R. Although a drag race only tells you so much about a car’s overall performance, the two are more evenly matched than you might think.
2023 Honda Civic Type-R
What is considered by many to be the ultimate hot hatch – the Honda Civic Type-R – will return for 2023. Many wondered what is to become of the Type-R since the normal version was already announced for 2022. However, thanks to the recent footage, we know that the next hot version of the Civic is on its way. As with most spy shots, the car is still cloaked in camouflage, but we still get a good idea of what to expect.
Watch Four Micro EVs Drag Race For What Seems an Eternity
It’s clear that EVs are already a big part of modern-day motoring. It seems another endeavor is to make personal transportation more accessible for younger people. One of these cars, in particular, can be driven by 14-year-olds, which is a bit worrying. Our colleagues from “What Car” present the four contenders. These are Citroen AMI, Renault Twizy, Micro Electric, and Reva G-Wiz. The actual race starts at 4:00, in case you want to skip straight to it.
Hyundai Isn’t Done With the Mid-Engined RM19 Superhatch
Hyundai’s mid-engined halo car has a history that dates back nearly a decade, and that’s just the history that we know about. It’s been more than a year since we really last heard about what was going on with the car – now known as the RM19 Concept – but we’ve finally heard something fresh. As it turns out, Hyundai didn’t forget about it. On the contrary, the company has actually been busy making some modifications that includes a new engine. Does that mean more power?
Retro is Back!! Behold, the R5 Turbo 3 by Legend Automobiles
The trend of Retro modding has really taken off over the past few years. It was only last week that we got you a story on the Gemballa Marsien, designed by Alan Derosier. Well, Alan has now worked his magic on yet another icon. This car is one of the most celebrated Class B rally cars of not just the ’80s, but of all time. The Renault R5 Turbo. Renault themselves are yet to give us a successor to the Turbo 2 from the 80s. However, until that happens, Alan has co-founded his company, Legende Automobiles to give us the unofficial successor to that 80s rally icon. Feast your eyes on the R5 Turbo 3.
MINI Has introduced a “MINI Anniversary Edition” to Honor Six Decades of Partnership with John Cooper
The MINI brand began collaborating with John Cooper 60 years ago in September 1961, and that bond continues to this day; MINI’s top performance variant still bears the JCW name - with a John Cooper Works badge - and this new special edition has been launched to commemorate that very relationship between the two brands that spans six decades.
This V-8 Mini Cooper is the Ultimate Pocket Rocket
Volkswagen Golf R MK8 by ABT - Making the Competition Irrelevant
When Volkswagen revealed the Mk.8 Golf R, everyone was very impressed. The familiar 2.0-liter turbocharged four-banger was massaged to deliver 315 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque – a nice improvement of 27 horsepower and 30 pound-feet over the MK.7 Golf R. On top of this new Golf R brought the future with it thanks to some awesome high-end tech like that cool all-digital dashboard. In the end, the Golf became a formidable competitor for cars like the Honda Civic Type R, beating it out in almost every category except top speed, which it lost by 2 mph (167 mph vs. 169 when the Golf was equipped with the performance package.) But, what if this kind of performance isn’t enough? Wait, who am I kidding? This is TopSpeed, and it’s never enough. Well, I suppose it’s a good thing that ABT has our back, and even thought what I’m about to tell you is going to sound pretty awesome, it’s going to get better in the future too!
The $25,000 Tesla Model 2 Might Not Be As Mythical As It Seems
Tesla has got four mass-produced models in the market today and all of them are doing extremely well. The S3XY range is now mature and will keep the ball rolling for the automaker, but it’s now time for Tesla to focus on its next quartet to further establish its dominance. We already know that the Cybertruck, the next-gen Roadster, and the SEMI are in the pipeline, but there’s another upcoming model that could become the company’s best-seller if it plays its card right. We’re talking about the supposedly mythical, $25,000 hatchback, dubbed as the Model 2, and Autocar seems to have some news about it
The publication has reported that Tesla’s cheapest EV is set to go on sale in 2023. Now, going by Musk’s timeline, we don’t see that happening for at least the next 2-3 years. Would customer deliveries in 2027 be a realistic expectation?
New Details About the Civic Si Paint An Interesting Picture, And The Type R Is Still A Mystery
Honda just revealed all the dirty details about both the 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback and the Civic Sedan, and, on top of this, we’ve learned a little bit about the Civic Si and Civic Type R. Honda didn’t go all out and spoil the party of anxiety leading up to the launch of these two gems, but we did learn a couple of things about them, including a very strange twist that nobody saw coming.
2022 Honda Civic Hatchback
Honda launched the 11th gen Civic sedan not too long ago. Now, the automaker has unveiled the hatchback version of it as well. Honda revealed the 2022 Civic Hatchback at the Civic Tour “Remix” virtual concert. The hatch shares most of its traits characteristics with the sedan, but comes with a tinge of sportiness in terms of looks as well as drivability.
The 2022 Civic Hatchback is fairly loaded in terms of creature comforts and comes with the same engine options as the sedan – a 2.0-liter and 1.5-liter turbo option. To make the deal sweeter, both the mills will be available with a six-speed manual gearbox. Also, the 2022 Civic hatchback will be manufactured in the U.S. for the first time ever.