Yamaha announces the 2018 TMax SX Sport
More than just a practical commuter, the stylish TMax scooter has been Yamaha’s darling ever since it was launched in 2001. Although it was a bit long in the tooth here, it’s a whole different story across the pond. The scooter was at the top of the ranking charts in Europe for 17 years, and Yamaha has no signs of retiring it from there anytime soon.
While we are still only able to reach our hands on the 2015 model, Yamaha Europe has given the already sporty TMax SX a new upgrade for 2018 that ticks at being the sportiest and sexiest scooter there ever is. Called the ‘TMax SX Sport’ edition, the scooter gets packed with some fancy equipment, confusing a whole lot of new-bees with their decision-making abilities.
Now That Mercedes Has Launched the AMG GT 4-Door, the AMG GT Black Series Will Follow by 2020
Mercedes just released its AMG GT 4-Door Coupe at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, bringing high-end German power to play in an elegant four-door package. Exciting stuff for AMG fans, no doubt, but now there’s even more good news, as Australian website Car Advice is reporting that the Afflaterbach-based performance company is developing a new GT Black Series behind closed doors. Destined to slot above the current AMG GT R monster machine, the up-and-coming Black Series is expected to arrive in just a few years’ time.
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Honda Will Make the Nissan Leaf and VW E-Golf Obsolete When the Urban EV Goes on Sale in 2019
The Honda Urban EV Concept was one of the most pleasant surprises of 2017. It made its debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, and in the months since, Honda has apparently decided that it was promising enough that the Japanese automaker has decided to approve a production version. In fact, order books for the production version of the model are scheduled to open from early 2019, setting the stage for the Urban EV Concept to become Honda’s first mass-produced battery electric vehicle to hit the market in Europe.
The New BMW Z4 (and Probably the Toyota Supra) Will Debut This Summer!
The new BMW Z4 is going to make its debut sometime in the summer of this year, quelling the uproar over the roadster’s surprising absence at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The word for months had the Z4 penned to make its debut in Geneva, but the show arrived with no signs of the roadster. Now we know why. The German automaker didn’t say when the car will have it’s world debut, opting only to say that it’s going to have a “dedicated event” before it heads to the Paris Motor Show in October.
Meet the Goodyear Oxygene, the Tire That Makes Oxygen!
Goodyear has become the latest tire manufacturer to unveil a revolutionary tire concept that could change the industry for the better. The Ohio-based company went to the Geneva Motor Show to showcase the Oxygene, a tire concept that employs artificial intelligence, generates its own electricity, and is filled with living moss. When was the last time you saw a tire with that much capability? Never? You’d be right.
Volkswagen: The Beetle Will Die and Won’t Come Back - T-Roc and I.D. Buzz Will Take its Place
One of the world’s most iconic cars is nearing the end of its production for the second time, and once the current-generation wraps up, there are no plans to bring it back. Prepare your eulogies for the Volkswagen Beetle, because we may never see it again. Word of the Beetle’s impending demise comes straight from the mouth of Volkswagen R&D chief Frank Welsch, as good a source as anybody from within the German auto giant.
Volkwagen’s I.D. Vizzion Concept Proves V.W. Can Easily Take On Mercedes’ EQ Lineup
VW is gearing up to launch a bevy of new electric vehicles over the course of the next 10 years or so, and it’s bringing out a host of technology-stuffed concepts to preview all the good things to come. Dubbed the I.D. range, the German automaker has already introduced the eponymous five-door hatchback I.D., the I.D. Crozz SUV, and the I.D. Buzz van. The latest is a premium sedan that was just revealed at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show called the I.D. Vizzion, and it brings a glimpse of things to come by the year 2030, including enough technology to turn the four-door into a “mobile smart home of a new era.”
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Tata H5X Concept Previews Land Rover-based SUV in Geneva
With so many hot supercars and concepts on the 2018 Geneva Motor Show floor, it’s easy to ignore the more mundane automobiles or vehicles from lesser known automakers. But, if you join this year’s event, make sure you stop by the Tata Motors booth because the Indian carmaker has three interesting concepts on display. One of them is the H5X, a brand-new crossover concept that will inspire Tata’s upcoming people haulers.
Virgin Hyperloop One’s Full-Scale Pod is Designed by BMW
Virgin’s dream of bringing Hyperloop One to life took a major step forward when the company unveiled a full-scale prototype model of the passenger pod that it will use on the network. The unveiling took place in Dubai with the help of the country’s Roads Transport Authority as part of UAE Innovation Month. The 8.7-meter pod comes with a futuristic-looking capsule that was designed, in part, by BMW.
The e-SIV EV Shows what SSanYong is Capable of but Leaves a lot to be Desired
We used to make fun of SsangYong for having the most SUV concepts among all automakers in the world. Determined to prove us wrong (probably), the Korean automaker went to the Geneva Motor Show to introduce…a new SUV concept. The new model is called the e-SIV EV Concept, and it’s the fifth electric SUV concept SsangYong has shown since 2010. If anything, SsangYong is showing us that it’s not afraid to keep going down the same road in its pursuit of the “perfect” electric SUV.
Porsche is Reportedly Considering Developing Flying Taxis
Add Porsche to the growing list of companies that are looking to gain entry into the flying car segment. A report from German magazine Automobilwoche quoted Porsche Sales Chief, Detlef von Platen, who revealed that Porsche was gauging the temperature on the possibility of pursuing such an endeavor. Full details of Porsche’s plans were not revealed, but the thought of seeing a flying Porsche in the future is enough to make some heads roll.
2018 Fiat 124 Spider S-Design
Revived in 2016, 50 years after its iconic predecessor first hit the streets, the Fiat 124 Spider was the first compact to challenge the popular Mazda MX-5 Miata after many years. Ironically, the Italian roadster sits on the same underpinnings as the Miata, as Mazda and FCA co-developed most of the chassis. But the 124 Spider received its very own styling — some say that it looks more elegant than the Miata — and borrowed its engines from other Fiat models. And unlike the Mazda, it uses turbocharged units too. With less than two years on the market, the 124 Spider lineup has already expanded to include various trims, an Abarth model, and even a racing version. At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, Fiat launched yet another variant, the 124 Spider S-Design.
If you’re tempted to think about Audi S-Line models, you’re not doing it wrong. The S-Design package is somewhat similar, adding extra features inside and out. The exterior is slightly sportier and boasts an exclusive set of wheels, while the cabin gets extra standard equipment that enhances luxury and comfort. Was another package necessary with so many trims and special-edition versions already available? Not exactly, but this is what keeps the market going and the customers coming into dealerships. Let’s find out more about the S-Design upgrade below.
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