Toyota Elevates The Tundra Pickup Truck With A New Flagship Trim Called The ‘Capstone’
The 2022 Toyota Tundra came out a few months ago with an insane amount of changes. The Japanese truck is known for its tough build and reliability, and those were a couple of reasons why the automaker was able to milk it for 14 long years without any major change. But, the company brought in the new Tundra for the 2022 model year with a lot of changes on the outside, inside, and under the hood. Just when it looked like the hype behind the truck had gone down, Toyota decided to do something about it.
The automaker revealed a new flagship trim in the already crowded lineup called the ‘Capstone’. It will be the apex trim in Tundra’s portfolio and is expected to start at over $60,000. The top-grade will arrive in Spring this year.
Toyota GRMN Yaris Is Japan’s Ultimate Hot Hatch That’s Capped At 500 Units
After months and months of rumors and even our spy photographers capturing prototypes being tested at the Nurburgring, Toyota has finally unveiled the GRMN Yaris at the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon, and everything about it makes us jealous of the fact that it isn’t coming to North America.
Ultimate EV Showdown: Plaid vs Livewire
In a first-of-its-kind EV race, the Tesla Model S Plaid took on the all-electric Harley Davidson Livewire. Now, this has never been staged before and I for one was definitely curious to see what happens. A glimpse into the future of the sport? Maybe there could be a separate EV class.
2022 Infiniti QX55 vs 2022 Infiniti QX50
SUVs are the new norm but how about coupe-SUVs? Yes, they are seamlessly attractive vehicles for whom practicality and sleek coupe-like design matter. Infiniti recently launched a more advanced and more performance-centric SUV which is heavily based on the entry-level QX50 but has a higher price tag (of course), is more coupe-like, has engine hardware and software refinements, has more standard features, and of course a better interior experience including a refined ride quality. But that makes the QX50 inferior, right? Not exactly. The QX50 is a proper compact SUV with a lot of “goods” for the price like its meticulously crafted cabin, loads of features on offer, and everything feels right except for the dual infotainment displays which might be fiddly to use on the go. For the 2022 model year, Infiniti has added the ProPilot Assist suite for all the trims, made wireless Apple CarPlay compatibility too, and a few added features sprinkled across all five trims. So if both of them have already impressed you, which one would be your pick?
2022 Nissan Pathfinder - Driven
Nissan’s desire to get a bigger share of the ‘three-row SUV’ pie resulted in it reinvigorating the Pathfinder. The Pathfinder has been around for a long time and needs no introduction. For the 2022 model, the SUV has been redesigned on the inside and out, and it looks quite fresh and modern. Just like most of the other three-row SUVs, the Pathfinder is trying to offer the practicality of a minivan in an SUV form.
The Pathfinder doesn’t have a widespread buffet like the Ford Explorer and is offered in just four trims. It also comes with just one engine and transmission option. However, it has a spacious cabin with lots of little storage places inside. The towing capacity is impressive, too. The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder recently arrived at TopSpeed’s headquarters, and here are our impressions of it.
This Could be One of the Last New Gas-Powered Mini Coopers
Mini’s plans to produce only electric vehicles starting in 2030 obviously gives some time for the brand to transition, and that’s why we’re looking at an ICE-powered prototype of a next-gen Mini Cooper today. Since this is an early prototype, it’s covered in heavy camo, so we can’t see most of the design changes.
What we can tell you, though, is that it will retain that classic – and arguably outdated – Mini shape. It will feature a revised front fascia, new headlights, and a refreshed grille. This prototype doesn’t seem to be flaunting any changes in the rear, but the Mini Cooper EV does feature trapezoidal lights, so those could make their way to this model before it shifts into production.
With all of that said, don’t expect to see much in terms of powertrain or performance updates. Tweaks, if any, will probably be limited to updates to comply with emissions standards. The interior should see some updates, though, with the larger infotainment system being the highlight and the driver information center carry-over being the downside. There’s currently no solid debut date, but sometime in 2023 is a good guess, with sales to commence for the 2024 model year.
2023 Kia Mohave Gets Updated In South Korea, Should It Make A U.S. Return?
Remember the Kia Mohave (which was called the Borrego in North America)? Having been discontinued in 2009, the South Korean automaker initially replaced it with the unibody Sorento, and then the equally-sized Telluride in 2020, which proved to be a popular choice in the midsize crossover SUV segment. Still, with the rise in popularity of body-on-frame SUVs like the Toyota 4Runner, should this updated 2023 Kia Mohave return to North America?
The Volkswagen Aero B EV Has Been Spotted Yet Again
We last saw that Volkswagen Aero B back in November of 2021, looking like what could be a replacement for the Passat sedan, despite evidence to the contrary. These latest spy shots don’t reveal anything new, but it does seem to verify our previous suspicion that it is, in fact, a five-door liftback. This time around, the car was caught testing in Sweden, taking advantage of the cold weather there. It still features the same deceptive camouflage, but we know it’ll take inspiration from the 2019 ID Space Vizzion concept.
As of now, it’s believed that Volkswagen will offer the Aero B in two different body styles. The liftback sedan being one of them, and the other, potentially being a low-riding crossover of sorts. It will be the electric equivalent of the gas-powered Passat and will ride on VW’s MEB platform, which means it will be available with rear- or all-wheel drive. A GTX version of the Aero B will launch within a year or two after the base model, but basic performance and range is still a well-kept secret. Slide on down the page to see the latest images of the Volkswagen Aero B.
Ford F-150 Lightning vs Chevrolet Silverado EV – Full-size Pickup Truck Rivalry Renewed!
It seems like Chevrolet was in no hurry to roll out the Silverado EV. It came out nearly eight months after Ford launched the F-150 Lightning. But, now that the truck is here, it seems to be worth the wait. It is well loaded and comes with a lot of stuff that would give the F-150 Lightning a run for its money. For now, the Bowtie has revealed just two trims, but there are some more in the pipeline, including an off-road-oriented trim.
So, here’s the biggest question – how does the Chevy Silverado EV square up against the Ford F-150 Lightning? Here’s all you need to know about the age-old rivalry that’s now carried forward to the EV segment!
2022 Infiniti QX50
The 2022 model year of the most-compact Infiniti arrives with more tech including a whole suite of driving assistance features and optional visual upgrades. It is one of the best you could buy for the price and is quite reliable, which is obvious coming from a Nissan brand. But it is not all perfect given that Infiniti boasts about the VC-Turbo engine while it is not quite as efficient and nor powerful.
What Does The Chevy Silverado EV Have That The Ford F-150 Lightning Doesn’t? An Off-Road Trim!
Chevrolet finally debuted the Silverado EV and gave us a few details about the truck. Initially, it will be offered in two trims – WT and RST First Edition – one on each end of the spectrum. Apart from these, there will be a few more trims gracing the lineup. One of them is the Trailboss, an off-road-oriented trim that even the Ford F-150 Lightning doesn’t have so far. How about that!
Doug DeMuro’s 2021 Car Of The Year, Isn’t Even A Car
Doug DeMuro’s car of the year for 2021 isn’t even a car. Okay, technically it is an automobile. Now, with the EV truck war’s set to commence in a big way, one of the most highly anticipated trucks of them all lived up to all the hype. I am of course talking about the Rivian R1T, that won the 2021 Doug Car Of The Year.
2015 - 2022 Yamaha FJR1300
The biggest sport-tourer in Yamaha’s lineup is better than ever. In 2016, the FJR1300A and its stablemate the FJR1300ES saw some evolutionary changes that brought just enough tweaks to make them smoother, more comfortable rides. Probably the biggest change in that update was in the transmission with the addition of a sixth gear and adding a slipper clutch to reduce hand fatigue at the clutch lever. Both of these tourers run a 1,298 cc liquid-cooled four-banger and come on a sportbike frame for a bit more thrill than just a tourbike.
2022 Genesis G80
The Genesis’ G80 sedan is one of our favorites when it comes to recommending or even considering a flagship mid-size sedan. For the 2022 model year, it barely changed but there are some serious additions to the list like rear-wheel steering and an enhanced suspension. Can it be the ultimate mid-size luxury sedan among other leading options?
2022 Toyota Hilux GR Sport
Toyota launched the new generation Hilux back in October 2020, when the truck received new looks, a new top-trim, and an improved engine. Now, Toyota Europe is launching a new version of the Hilux. Is called GR Sport and will become the new flagship variant of the lineup. The new truck was inspired by the GR DKR Hilux T1+ - its Dakar Rally counterpart, and features a new look and upgraded suspensions.
Prices For The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Revealed
Ford revealed the F-150 Lightning in 2021 and tried to check as many boxes as possible. While it seems like an all-rounded truck, the range came under scrutiny, especially when towing. Ford gave us all the details, but not the complete pricing. But, now the F-150 Lightning’s configurator has gone live and we know how much it costs. The truck starts at under $40,000 and goes over $90,000. This is without any additional options.
Chevrolet Offers Us The First Glimpse On The 2024 Equinox EV
Chevrolet’s biggest announcement of the day at the 2022 CES is of course the 2024 Silverado EV. But, during the same press event the company also announced plans to expand its EV lineup starting fall of 2023. The new models will include the Blazer EV SUV and the Equinox EV.
The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV Debuts With 400 Miles Of Range And A Six-Digit Price Figure!
Chevy finally debuts the Silverado EV, almost eight months after Ford took the wraps off the Ford F-150 Lightning. The electric Silverado comes with quite a few attention-worthy features, like 400 miles of range, a maximum towing capacity of 10,000 pounds, and fairly impressive power outputs and performance specs. To top it all off, it looks pretty darn smart from all the angles. Does this mean trouble for Ford?