Mercedes-Benz Debuts the 2020 CLA Class At CES With Fresh Tech
Rather than pulling the sheets at a traditional car show like Detroit, Merc decided to drop its new CLA Class in Vegas at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, debuting the new fun-loving compact alongside a host of fresh interior tech that’s sure to grab some eyeballs at the gadget-laden event.
2020 Atlis XT Electric Truck
Atlis Motor Vehicles - Does this sound familiar? If you are a keen EV follower, you might remember this automaker as the one who “unrealistically” claimed that its battery can be charged from 0-100 percent in 12 minutes and 35 seconds. Although many people had laughed it off and questioned the company’s survival, Atlis is actually here with a fully electric truck - the 2020 XT Pickup.
If You’re Bidding in Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale Auction This 1990 Toyota Sera Should Get Your Attention
What? You don’t remember seeing a Toyota with gullwing-style doors on the roads back in the ’90s? Well, that’s because this model, the Sera, was sold between 1990 and 1996 in Japan only as a rounder option to the MR2. It packed a 1.5-liter inline-four that was good enough for 110 horsepower and 98 pound-feet of torque.
Looking at this round example of ’90s automotive design you can’t help but ask yourself what were the people at Toyota thinking when this thing was given the green light for production. I mean, yes, gullwing doors are cool, but what are they doing here? Well, to be pedantic, these are a certain variety of gullwing doors where the doors are hinged to the A-pillar and not the roof itself, but we’re getting into useless technicalities here. Still, there’s no answer to that question: why does a 3-door hatchback coupe require such doors and, also, divided windows like you see on a Bugatti EB110?
These Futuristic Wheelchair and Exoskeleton Concepts Are The Fruits of Toyota’s Unlimited Mobility Challenge
Toyota’s Mobility Foundation, in partnership with Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre, has unveiled the five finalists of its Mobility Unlimited Challenge. The contest was created to recognize the best new designs that help improve the lives of people with lower-limb paralysis or paraplegia. In the end, five finalists were chosen, including an Italian design house that we know more for its exotic performance car designs. Of the five finalists, two developed exoskeleton designs while another created a concept for the purpose of cultivating the electric wheelchair equivalent of a bike-sharing scheme. All five finalists received $500,000 from Toyota for making it this far in the competition. The winning designer, which will be announced in 2020, will also receive an additional $1 million for taking the competition.
This Leaked Image of the 2020 BMW 7 Series Showcases a Grille Larger Than That of the 2019 BMW X7
If there’s anything other than the Great Wall of China that can be seen from the moon, it has got to be the BMW’s latest kidney grilles. Even though people were critically vocal about big grille on the 2019 BMW X7, the German automaker does not seem to be affected by it. Now, a picture has surfaced that shows the 2020 BMW 7 Series sedan with an even larger grille slapped on it. Strike that. It shows a huge kidney grille with a BMW 7 Series slapped onto it.
Alpine Has Some Interesting Plans for the A110 Name - Here’s What You Need to Know
The Alpine A110 is a dandy of a sports car, and a new report reveals that more versions of the A110 could be on their way. French news outlet Downshift is reporting that Alpine is developing a more potent version of the A110 to go with a drop-top model, an SUV, and an all-electric version of the same SUV. If all three models come to fruition, the full lineup of models would serve as ideal complements to the model’s existing lineup. The high-performance A110, in particular, would become the third variant of the A110 coupe, joining the standard A110 and the A110 Premiere Edition. The convertible A110 has been given a 2020 launch timetable with the rumored SUV model following two years later.
The Jeep Gladiator Herculean Could Scratch That High-Performance, Off-Road Itch
The Jeep Gladiator only made its debut last November, and, figuratively speaking, at least, it’s already churning the rumor mill like a pro. Word has it that a high-performance version of the Gladiator is already being drawn up, and it’s carrying the name of a Greek god and hero that all of us are very familiar with. The high-performance Gladiator is tipped to carry the name “Hercules,” a nod to the mighty Olympian sired by no less than Zeus himself. Though we’re short an official confirmation from Jeep, the Gladiator Hercules would be a fitting name for a brawnier version of Jeep’s all-new pickup.
Here’s Your First Look at the 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Before You’re Supposed to See It
Mercedes-Benz plans to reveal the new 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA today at the CES in Las Vegas. However, I got my hands on a few fantastic photos before Mercedes-Benz officially revealed them, and I can tell you right away - the 2020 CLA looks the business. While all the 2020 Mercedes-Benz specs are still hidden somewhere in the Daimler hard drive intestines, I did find out that the new car is longer, wider, and lower. Plus, thanks to a few teasers, I can see that the inside of the new 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA is a far nicer place than ever before.
Audi Joins The Avengers For Virtual Reality Adventure at CES 2019
As automakers continue to sharpen their technological prowess for autonomous convenience and the latest infotainment goodies, Audi is looking beyond, and has announced it will take steps towards the creation of something a bit unexpected - virtual reality in-car entertainment.
2019 Lamborghini Huracan Evo
The Lamborghini Huracan Evo is the mid-cycle facelift of the company’s entry-level supercar. Although it’s described as a new-generation model, it’s exactly what the name says, an evolution of the nameplate. It was introduced in early 2019, almost five years after the Huracan went into production.
Design-wise, the Evo is based on the higher performance Huracan Performante. It features more aggressive front and rear ends, as well as a bespoke set of wheels. Inside the cabin, there’s an infotainment system with a big touchscreen, while motivation comes from the beefed-up engine from the Performante. While it won’t set a new Nurburgring record, the Evo is notably quicker than its predecessor. Let’s find out more about that in the review below.
2019 Honda CB500F
Honda gives its CB500F the ’BNL-plus’ treatment ahead of MY2019 with a number of aesthetic improvements and a four-percent boost in power over the previous gen. Naked as ever, the “F” brings its usual sense of style and practicality to the table to serve as a lower-midrange “all-rounder,” as the factory succinctly puts it. Today I’d like to take a deeper look at this model and see how it stacks up against an equally-raw domestic competitor.
If You Live in the Right Place, You Can Make the Brabham BT62 Track Car Road Legal!
Brabham Automotive launched its first new car since 1992, the brutally quick BT62 track car, last year and, now, we’re learning more about how the whole ’track car’ thing can be morphed into ’road car’ if you can pony up an additional $190,000 over the $1.4 million price tag that David Brabham’s company asks for these things.
First of all, let’s remind ourselves what the Brabham BT62 is and what it is not. It is a purpose-built track car in the vein of the Pagani Zonda R or the LaFerrrari FXX-K that boasts a 5.4-liter V-8 attached to the chassis right behind the headrests that develops 700 horsepower and 492 pound-feet of torque, all stuffed in a car that weighs just 2,142 pounds. It also is a four-wheeled savage, delivering such a brutal driving experience that you need to go through a training program before you can actually gather track miles on your own. Now, what the Brabham BT62 is not, or wasn’t conceived to be, is a road car.
Brabham, though, listens to its customers and, although plans are in place for a future bonafide road car to be made under the Brabham name, some customers want to be able to take this car, the BT62, to the shops and to and from the race tracks without needing a truck to tow it. That’s why a conversion kit has been designed by Brabham, and it will be available, although there’s a catch if you’re not living in a European country.