Tesla Model X 2021 Edition Launched, Facelifted Interior Combined with 1,006bhp

Tesla Model X 2021

Tesla has never shied away from improving the performance of their existing vehicles and drastically changing the way they work.

Having an entirely new interior further makes the Model X more futuristic for the 2021 edition and a great purchase for anyone who wants to go completely electric in this generation.

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The automobile brand has been slow but steady in unveiling new software updates, features for all their cars including the Model 3, Model S and the Model X SUV variant. The newest addition is the inclusion of the Plaid model which was found in the Model S so far. It significantly improves the performance of the SUV and allows it to generate about 1,006bhp, making it one of the most powerful, feature-rich and a reliable electric car on the road. And, it should be added that this is obviously a car designed for additional headphone.

New Flagship Variant Unveiled for 2021

Tesla considers the 2021 edition of the Model X to be their flagship at present because there will obviously be another upgrade for the Model S in the near future. The performance level trimline will be available in UK by 2022. The newer car is being built on the same platform and is equipped with a three-motor Plaid powertrain that produces the said horsepower. It is much faster than ever because the large vehicle can easily go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 2.5 seconds. The overall mile range of the car has also been improved in this platform as it goes up to 340 miles on a single charge.

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For people who are concerned about how fast it can go, the top speed is equally impressive as it is pegged at 163 miles per hour. The interior has been completely revamped to make it much more sophisticated than the existing Model X variant. The car is now equipped with 22-inch alloy wheels and a revamped diffuser as well as some tweaks on the body to reduce drag levels when cruising at top speed.

The dashboard features a 17-inch infotainment system with four spots for wireless charging and rear seat passengers get their own displays to watch movies on the go. The Tesla Model X 2021 variant costs 110,980 GBP and features an upgraded battery infrastructure.

A less expensive variant Model X Long Range is also being sold for 90,980 GBP which is slower in performance but delivers exceptional mile range of 360 miles and the same set of features.

BMW M5 CS 2021 Officially Revealed, Pictures and Specs Out Now!

The BMW M5 CS 2021 is a great evolution in the M series which was launched way back in the 80s and continues to be a popular choice today.

The way BMW works in the automobile industry is quite different from its competitors. They have always focused on creating a powerful sports car that the entire family would be comfortable riding in.

In terms of performance, for those who are not introduced to it yet, the BMW E28 M5 is easily the fastest car in the lane and can beat the Porsche 911 which is a complete sports car. The newest addition also expands further by launching an electric power variant combined with the gasoline engine. It can surprisingly seat up to five people with ample comfort and the interiors are designed in a way to make the journey as comfortable as it could get.

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The same elements that made the previous versions have been modified and improved in the newly revealed BMW M5 CS. The car’s pictures should give most buyers a clear idea of how it looks and the features that have witnessed some significant improvement. Under the hood, the vehicle is powered by a 4.4-liter V8 engine capable of delivering 627 horsepower with 553 lb-feet of torque. It can easily accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 2.9 seconds, making it the fastest one out there. The highest level of speed, at around 124mph can be achieved in just 10.4 seconds.

Powerful Specs Combined with a Comfortable Ride

In comparison, the newly unveiled M5 CS edition is pretty much close to the M5 that is already available in the market. There are very minor differences in design and performance as the V8 engine is similar yet it has been tweaked mildly to achieve the improvements. For buyers who are not going to think twice about investing more or simply would want that additional power bump despite being minor, this should be right on their list.

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The car is equipped with an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox combined with an xDrive all-wheel-drive setup. The overall weight of the car has been shaved off which is yet another obvious reason that makes the car faster and sleeker with its overall appeal. The buckled lightweight seats are comfortable and BMW offers a cleaning service subscription to keep it sparkling new at all times. The BMW M5 CS will hit U.S. and other zones in 2022 but will be available in a limited edition from mid of 2021, this year.

Lotus Reveals 2021 Lineup Sports Cars, Elise, Evora and Others Quit the Race

Lotus has officially confirmed that the popular Elise, Evora and Exige will no longer be manufactured owing to the changing automobile industry.

Instead, they are coming up with a series of new sports cars for 2021 which will be their primary lineup for buyers to look into and are being identified with the tag Type 131.

While it is unclear whether these cars will be available in stores this year or not, it is surprising to see the company moving onto completely different models in a competitive scenario. Ever since its launch in 1995, the Lotus Elise is one of the iconic models that buyers have come to love in the decades. The car was built on an aluminum chassis and is considered to be very unique in its design which led to the brand stand out from the other direct competitors in the segment.

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Reviving their lineup, the brand is looking forward to launching a series of new sports cars but it is unclear whether there will be revamped versions of the current cars or something entirely new. Geely purchased Lotus in 2017 and there has been some significant changes in the setup including the inclusion of over 600 new employees to work on the newer models. It is also being mentioned that the newer cars will have a V6 engine combined with a hybrid system, as the auto industry is moving towards electric cars in the next few years.

The Elise, Evora and Exige which are iconic in the Lotus series are entering their final years of production but will no longer be in the mainstream market. The company is preparing to fully retrieve it to create space for the newer models to be provided the limelight it requires to become successful once again. The Evora in its better times around 2008 was a direct competitor for the Porsche 911 which makes it all the more worthy to be a competitor.

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Getting Rid of Old Technologies

All the three cars that made so much fortune and name for the Lotus brand will be retired in 2021 because they are no longer fit for the new world. With Vision 80 as their primary focus and motto for years to come, Lotus CEO Phil Popham commented that they wish to revolutionize the automotive industry yet again with a new lineup of sports cars as Elise did back in the 90s. The three departing models will be celebrated in a grand event around the globe before they are waved off from the stores.

Head of BMW M Division Confirms EV Model is Coming in 2021

By now, it is a known fact that major automobile manufacturers are working on electric cars of the future.

An official word can be considered with more strength than having to dwell on rumors. In 2021, a BMW M series electric car is coming to the stores, confirmed by the head of the department and it won’t be long before we have lots of BMW cars being considered as electric vehicles.

In his own words, Markus Flasch said that he is quite eager and is looking forward to launching the first fully electric-powered performance automobile for the first time in BMW history. While there has been plenty of experimental models in the past, the time has never been favorable of EVs until now. With all major countries of the world focusing on reduced emission, it looks like BMW will making their presence felt sooner than expected. It is said to be the BMW i4 electric sedan which is scheduled for launch in 2021 and luckily we are already in the first half of the year.

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The automobile brand has some great expectations to meet especially when they are selling a car with an M-badge. The 2021 M3 and M4 are the confirmed models that will be unveiled in the following months but being a performance variant is no easy task when running purely on an electric motor. The transition is going to be slow and steady over the period of the next five years.

BMW Working on EVs to Rival Tesla

Tesla being the benchmark for electric cars of today launched their affordable Model 3. BMW has confirmed they are working on a rival which will be delivered with 523bhp combined with a maximum range of 370 miles on a single charge. The car will be performance-driven as it can reach 62 miles per hour in just 4 seconds with a top speed of 125mph making it an easy choice for anyone who would expect similar performance as a gasoline-powered vehicle.

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M Performance variant from BMW will be on par with Model 3 and being such a prestigious brand, they are supposed to deliver something better than a newcomer. In their multiple statements and the rumors we came across, it looks like they are planning to retain the M Performance badge but call it the M Lite for the EV that is about to get launched in 2021. The performance should be on par with the X5 M SUV and the M2 CS Coupe which continues to be a crowd favorite for a long time now.

2021 Fiat 500 Variants Revealed in the UK, Specs and Features

The automobile brand has officially unveiled a series of cars for the UK audience. The 2021 Fiat 500 series includes the 500, 500X and 500L variants.

Being a newer version of the car, they have obviously improved everything about the vehicle including its performance, connectivity, interior comfort among many others.

Any buyer who is planning to buy a new car or replace their old Fiat to stick to the brand, this could definitely be a worthy addition to look into. A surprise but the expected announcement is the inclusion of the 500 Electric variants which is scheduled for launch in the near future. The variants available now not only differ in pricing but also have improved features and different powertrains to make it easier for the buyers to make a decision.

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In terms of performance, the entry-level Fiat 500 is equipped with a mild hybrid 1.0-liter powertrain. The engine is capable of delivering about 69 horsepower combined with 68lb-feet of torque. The next in the lineup is obviously better as the 500X delivers about 118 horsepower with a 1.0-liter engine. The 1.3-liter edition is even more powerful as it goes up to 148horsepower while the 500L features a 1.4-liter engine. The variant delivers a moderate 94horsepower which falls in between both these variants.

Additional Variants and Pricing of New Fiat 500 2021 Line-Up

In the United Kingdom, the base Fiat 500 starts at 13,270 GBP while the 500X is at 19,860 and the 500L goes for 18,030 GBP. Going on the highest variant of the Connect trim, you will be able to get some significant improvements in the car including a sports steering wheel with 15-inch alloy wheels, parking sensors and cruise control. The infotainment system will also be improved for an immersive and rich experience when driving the vehicle.

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The pricing of the vehicle and its variants will keep changing based on the Trimline you opt for. Besides, the Sport trim is usually a crowd favorite because of how it significantly improves the overall performance of the car. It includes bespoke badging combined with performance wheels and additional technologies on the interior to update the driver on the car’s current performance. Most vehicle owners love to have that sporty trim and having it in a compact car like the 2021 Fiat 500 makes it all the more appealing especially when it falls in the affordable price range. The car will hit stores in the first half of February.

2021 Honda HR-V Gets Upgraded with iOS and Android Connectivity

The latest edition in the series from the house of Honda has finally been revealed in Malaysia.

Buyers residing in the nation will be able to purchase the 2021 Honda HR-V which will come with a whole lot of new features but iOS and Android connectivity will be one of the primary upgrades to look forward to.

The newest model in the series is the HR-V Sport Hybrid i-DCD which will be equipped with a large 7-inch touchscreen display. The newest infotainment system in the car will support both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto while additional features include two other USB ports to allow users to use audio files from their own collection. The same can be achieved using Bluetooth on your smartphone but leaving a USB stick plugged in all the time ensures the vehicle is always equipped during long travel.

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In the higher-end variant, the improvements include LED fog lights, LED headlights and tail lights cluster with LED technology. The style quotient is much higher on these pair of lights which were usually found only in V and RS variants of the Honda HR-V. Instead of the existing color variant, known as the Orchid White Pearl, they have opted for a new Platinum White Pearl edition. For utmost comfort, the steering wheel is wrapped in leather and has a three-spoke design providing exceptional grip on your car.

For Malaysian buyers, the 2021 Honda HR-V edition will be delivered in four different variants. The lowest of the lot is the E-edition which costs RM104k while the highest of the variant RS costs RM118,582. For buyers who are willing to go that extra mile while contributing to the planet, the Hybrid i-DCD variant will also be provided but the pricing for the same is not known at this point in time.

Performance and Availability

Being one of the top-selling models in Malaysia, Honda without questions would definitely want to have their focus on the HR-V editions in 2021. Besides, they also enjoy a massive 73% market share in the country as one of the best compact SUVs offered to buyers and integrating some of the newest features is only expected to push sales even further for the automobile brand.

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In their official statement, the CEO of Honda Malaysia commented, “We are always listening to what customers have to say about the cars and the improvements they expected. In this case, Apple CarPlay was a really important feature for them and we decided to implement them in the newest model so that it is easier to drive while accessing multiple features on their phones.”

2021 Ford Expedition XL STX Features and Pricing Revealed

For anyone who has always wanted to go for a Ford Expedition model, a new base-spec variant being made available with lucrative pricing.

As part of their agenda to bring their specific models to a wider audience group, the 2021 Ford Expedition XL STX has been revealed which now costs less than it was before and it starts at $49,995.

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The destination delivery charges are not included in this but it should still be at least $3,000 or so lesser than the XLT variant available for purchase now. In order to bring down the price of the vehicle, the automobile brand obviously has to cut some corners. Unless they do so, they won’t be able to deliver but from a buyer’s standpoint as long as you get the features you are looking for, it will definitely be a wise purchase to go.

While Expedition models are often known for their spacious design and to be more precise, the third row of seats is no longer present in this particular variant. The driver assistant bundle titled the Ford Co-Pilot 360 which is lauded by many buyers will also be removed from this variant and it is up to the buyer to go for a higher variant to get these features. Some of the other annoying removals include the absence of the rear parking sensors and satellite radio which will bring about a significant downgrade in the driving experience.

The extended Max form will not be available for the new Expedition XL STX but they have managed to cram in some additions to justify the price tag. The car is equipped with 18-inch metallic alloy wheels combined with a gloss back five-bar grille and uses gloss finish on the black mirror caps. It also sports a fancy colored fascia combined with coloring in the lower body to match the original color of the model.

Pricing and Delivery Charges

For any buyer planning to buy the 2021 Ford Expedition XL STX edition, you should be willing to pay $1,695 for destination delivery charges. The total cost of the car goes up to $51,690 but at this price point, there are some other options available as well including the Chevrolet Tahoe. Under the bonnet, the new Ford model is powered by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine capable of pushing about 375 horsepower connected to a ten-speed automatic gearbox. The all-wheel-drive edition is ideal for some rugged driving but it will increase the cost of the vehicle by $3,050.

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2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Gets New Black Edition and Improved Kits

Getting an official debut in the U.S. market, the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport has some exclusive features and upgrades to look forward to.

Buyers planning to go for this large SUV will be able to choose between two unique offerings including the Limited Edition and the Black Edition.

In the Limited Edition, they will be able to get an impressive array of upgrades including 18-inch wheels which are exclusively painted in black. A similar color tone will be maintained on the mirror caps, the grille and the seats but the stitching will be done in red colored thread providing an authentic, exclusive look to the interior of the vehicle.

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In the accompanying Black Edition of the Outlander from Mitsubishi, apart from these black trims found all over the vehicle, it will also include black mirror caps and door handles. It further adds an alloy fuel cap with decals on the side of the car combined with a large rear spoiler and red accents on the 18-inch alloy wheels. Combine them with the exclusive Black Edition badge, you have everything required to make the car as exclusive as it could get.

An Impressive and Stylish Interior Enhancements

A series of enhancements on the inside of the car makes the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander an excellent drive. It will be equipped with a large 7-inch display and an audio system. In select models and trimlines, users will also be getting an alternative 8-inch smartphone link display audio. As expected, it will support both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so that you could seamlessly connect your smartphone to access all of its smart features.

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In terms of powertrain, not so surprisingly the manufacturer didn’t change much. It allows them to provide the car at a similar price tag with slight increase for the cosmetic changes while its performance remains the same. Under the hood, it is powered by a 2.0-liter MiVEC four-cylinder petrol engine capable of delivering about 148 horsepower. The other higher end variant is equipped with a 2.4-liter engine delivering about 168hp combined with 226Nm of torque. The default model uses a front wheel drive setup while an all-wheel drive variant can be purchased for those who like to opt for it.

Safety features are aplenty in the model including Forward collision mitigation and lane departure warning. The 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport edition is priced at $20,995 for the base variant while the higher end GT AWC will sell for $26,995 in the U.S. region.

2021 Updates Roll Out for Bentley Bentayga Hybrid Luxury PHEV SUV

Embarking on an electric journey, the 2021 updates rolled out for the Bentley Bentayga makes it quite interesting.

The car has received yet again the plug-in hybrid option along with a new look and modified build making it an exciting new car to look forward to buy.

According to their official statement, the Bentayga Hybrid is expected to be the top selling variant in their luxury SUV segment. Besides, anyone who wishes to join the electric bandwagon but have a strong foot on the conventional petrol engine, things couldn’t get better than this. There are two different products being offered in Crewe in 2021 and both of them happens to be plug-in hybrid variants.

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To keep things simple, the brand choose to launch the conventional version of the car first before taking an entire year to talk about the hybrid variant. It makes it easier for most buyers to plan their budget and also choose whether they are interested in going the hybrid route this time. The series of updates include better technologies on the inside, luxury interior and styling for the car.

Improved Design and Features

By the year 2026, it is strongly believed that Bentley will be out with a series of electric cars and plug-in hybrid models. With multiple cars in the PHEV segment, there will be little room for the normal cars to exist and that is the plan that most automobile manufacturers plan to follow. In terms of design, the hybrid variant will have a larger grille setup combined with LED Matrix headlights and wider wings for a more aggressive look.

The infotainment system is as packed as it could be because of the large 10.9-inch display with a higher resolution. It should significantly increase the sharpness of the text while it also supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto making it easier to connect your smartphones.

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The latest version further supports SIM card by default for connectivity and has USB-C ports, wireless charging which makes any trip a breezy experience. Under the hood, the car is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged petrol deliver 443bhp while the electric motor delivers 126bhp. Equipped with a 17.6 kilowatt lithium battery, the car’s  electric motor can be used for up to 31 miles. Like many other hybrid editions this is purely for the PHEV concept but cannot be used in the long run for longer journeys. The 2021 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid is expected to be priced at 130,500 GBP.

BMW Starts Talking About M5 CS, Possible Reveal in 2021 January

Things have been pretty silent from the BMW stable as the company was busy readying next-generation vehicles.

At last, we have come to know that BMW M5 CS the super sedan that has a strong fan following will be unveiled in 2021 January. With just weeks to go, it is tough not to get excited about this new launch.

The company has officially confirmed this information through a  teaser video posted on Facebook. It is expected that they will reveal important information about the car, its technical specifications as well as reveal the design through official photographs. The sedan will be sold as the M5 CS, and ardent followers will know that the CS badge indicates possible performance improvements are in the charts. The M2 CS edition is already available under the BMW brand which makes them popular and a coveted buy among buyers who like the additional tweaks provided by the company.

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In the past, we continued to spot prototype editions of the M5 CS on various occasions. The camouflaged cars were spotted on the road along with which we managed to get some leaked information. The maximum capacity of the model is pegged at 635 horsepower which is supposed to be a metric for the European audience. When it lands in other parts of the world, we can convert it to be slightly lower than the one.

More Powerful than the Base Edition

The 2021 BMW M5 CS is definitely expected to be much more powerful and rather impressive when compared with the base edition. The model will deliver 600 horsepower without any tweaks which can go all the way up to 625hp with the CS edition while the M5 Competition is capable of delivering about 617 horsepower.

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In addition to the performance increase, it is easy to claim that the newer model would be more fuel-efficient made possible by shaving off its total weight. It is expected to be 70 kilograms or 154 pounds lesser than the base model. Such a decrease in weight will always lead to better aerodynamics, better control and an impressive driving experience but we can comment on these factors only after we get to drive the vehicle.

The improvements further include a carbon-ceramic brake package, forged aluminum wheels and the red brake calipers further add to the performance edition badge. The yellow headlights are yet another claim to its motorsport inspiration while under the hood the car is expected to feature the latest version of the V8 engine.

2021 Toyota C+Pod is a Compact, City Driving EV Solution

While the majority of electric car manufacturers are busy trying to compete with Lamborghinis, Toyota has come up with an extremely practical solution.

Convincing people to purchase EVs for their long travels while gas stations are still the fueling option could be hard. Instead, the 2021 Toyota C+pod is a city driving solution that is made of plastic and is primarily meant for those who often drive in congested situations.

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The major cities of the world like New York, Hong Kong or Tokyo are often filled with traffic up to the brim. Moving in your gasoline-powered car leads to a lot more fuel usage and hurts the planet with its emission. Besides, creating an excellent electric car that could travel hundreds of miles on a single charge is still years away. People adopting it and making it affordable for the masses is no easy task which is why this one seems to be a more possible answer.

Concept Car Aimed at Legal Bodies

According to Toyota, its target audiences are government people and private companies. This car can be used on the side of the roads or within a huge working campus similar to the one Google has. People can easily move from one point to another. The super-compact BEV concept car is packed with a 9.2kW motor capable of delivering just 12.3 horsepower. It makes it completely safe to be used in literally any environment including office spaces. The car can also be driven around on the pavement if needed without affecting people’s movement.

In terms of performance, it also includes 41 lb-feet of torque and the top speed is at 37 mph or 60 kilometers per hour. It is fast enough to be driven anywhere and safe for indoor or use within a particular premise. Besides, this also encourages a lot of people to park their conventional cars in the parking space and make use of these alternatives in their zone.

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The total coverage is at 93 miles in a single charge which is more than enough for a whole day of use and it can be fully charged in 5 hours. The overall weight of the 2021 Toyota C+Pod is very less allowing it to generate maximum power combined with improved battery life. The plastic car is available in Cyan and Orange colors as well as other variants with a metallic finish. The total weight of the car is 1,477 lbs or 670 kgs making it sturdy enough for the commute. It is priced at $16,554 for the top of the line variant and was launched on the 25th of December in Japan.

Volvo Will be Ready with their Second Electric Car By 2021

An extensively build new platform is ready for Volvo’s second electric car.

A photograph of the same has been posted here so that you could get a better idea of its design and how the electric motor is mounted. The new model is expected to land in 2021 just in time multiple manufacturers are about to reveal their own EVs.

Just a day ago, we even came across a speculation that Apple wants to make their own electric cars that are fully autonomous by 2024. While the timing may seem rather narrow for such a huge task, it shouldn’t be such an issue especially if they could purchase an automobile company like Tesla and make use of all their available technology.

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The second electric car from Volvo’s stable is expected to be unveiled on the 2nd of March, 2021. The Swedish brand has been tight lipped about revealing more information about their upcoming electric car which will be constructed on the Compact Modular Architecture. It is shortly known as CMA on which the XC40 SUV has already been designed and it will be continued to be used on many of their future models.

The auto brand has already launched their Polestar 2 electric sedan which focuses on performance. An EV that delivers more power than every other offering in the industry makes it stand out and becomes a feather in the cap for Volvo. Besides, there aren’t many cars that promise an all-electric setup except for the few and segregating them into performance or efficiency further makes the buying choice easier for most.

A Very Good Car in the Making

In a press statement, Volvo’s head jokingly commented that they don’t plan to reveal anything earlier than planned. Instead, they are going to keep the interest factor high for the next few months before they reveal their secret EV in the making. He also said, “This is going to be a very good car that we are confident of. While we don’t want to reveal anything now, it shouldn’t hurt to have some teasers popping up now and then.”

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It is also being said that the upcoming EV will be a spiritual successor to the V40 but Volvo says it doesn’t have any such plans. When the 2021 Volvo EV is out and official specifications are revealed, we will have a much better idea. The upcoming model will also fall in the expensive side rather than the budget segment.

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Apple Car Aims to be a Possibility by 2024, An All EV Autonomous Vehicle

Apple surprised everyone in the technology industry by manufacturing their own chipset in 2020. They are possibly going to surprise the automobile industry if they manage to actually launch an electric vehicle by 2024.

But, the company is planning to go really big because they are planning to make a fully autonomous vehicle if rumors are to be believed.

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Being a trillion dollar company in the world is no easy task because investors expect them to make the best big move. While Apple has already stepped into multiple areas in technology, the automobile industry is fairly new. Besides, the stream of electric cars is something people are not familiar with and Tesla is possibly the only new player. Major brands like Volkswagen or BMW are relatively new to this tech-driven car manufacturing which is what bringing in other brands from a completely different zone into this industry.

Production Rumors in 2024

According to insider sources or we could rather call them rumors, Apple will begin production of these fully autonomous, electric cars from 2024 onwards. With major automobile brands focusing on a possible 2025 launch for their new range of electric cars, it seems Apple is following the same route. They are looking forward to bring in their models along with others so that they can compete on a balanced market rather than being too early or too late to the party.

In the past, they have already managed to acquire a company that was failing but was also trying to build a self-driving vehicle. Fully autonomous is a dream for most companies because of the endless list of issues associated with it. However, if a technology giant like Apple would make the step and build a car, they could possibly overcome a lot of issues that Tesla and other manufacturers face currently.

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When Elon Musk came to know of their plans, he openly commented on Twitter about their research work. The brand is working on a monocell battery which will allow cars to cover longer distances without being bulky in design. He further added that Tesla has already implemented something similar in their smaller cars being built in China.

Musk further added that Apple approached to purchase his Tesla brand back in 2013 but the plans didn’t reach its final stages. It seems he is still interested in the prospect especially because of the fact that their EVs are far more sophisticated and ready to be upgraded when Apple could support the R&D with their financial prowess.

2021 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Powertrain Details Leaked Earlier

While leaked information should always be considered with a grain of salt, we couldn’t hold our excitement over the 2021 Hyundai Ioniq 5 leaked specifications.

The car’s powertrain details are some of the most important ones of the lot which is why it has created such a speculation among electric car lovers.

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Besides, Hyundai is one among the many conventional brands that are slowly making their way into the mainstream EV market. The specifications according to a leak by a Korean website that focuses on electric cars, the upcoming model will be capable of delivering 230kW of power. It will be mounted on an AWD platform combined with dual motor setup for maximum torque and acceleration capabilities. While electric cars are still a long way from being super powerful like a traditional engine-powered vehicle, they are still more than enough for the average person to commute and contribute to the planet’s greenery.

Exciting Mile Range

One of the key specifications that could make the Ioniq 5 a great choice among buyers is that it is being speculated to deliver about 450 kilometers or up to 550 kilometers coverage on a single charge. In theory, anyone should be able to easily cover a long distance when they depend on the car to get them through. This particular model is being said to be revealed by early 2021 but availability will definitely be of question considering the situation around the globe.

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The upcoming model from Hyundai will be launched as the First Edition trim in the European market. Being one of the early markets that have been continuously absorbing EVs including Tesla’s popular vehicles, the 2021 Hyundai Ioniq 5 making its way to the region is no surprise. Besides, it will be equipped with a 58kWh battery which can be upgraded to a 73kWh battery for people willing to go for a different variant.

Performance Numbers

According to the Austrian website that managed to know more about this upcoming model, the car will be powered by a 230kW motor which is capable of achieving 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in just 5.2 seconds. For most users, this should be more than enough for all their daily use especially if it could be an energy efficient vehicle to own.

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2022 Mercedes EQS Front Design Showcased in New Rendered Poster

A series of great teasers are being released from time to time which has given us a good look on what to expect from the 2022 Mercedes EQS.

The company has moved from the traditional reveals to a more series of teasers and this is yet another image that should give you a good view of how the front fascia of the car would look like.

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The prototype of the car being built was revealed earlier but it was still in the factory zone. However, this new poster has been designed for customers and should give a fair idea of what to expect from the vehicle. The new Mercedes car is definitely one among the many luxury cars they have planned for the next five years. Besides, similar to other major automobile manufacturers, the company is planning to make electric cars the norm for which they should come up with a new platform that is versatile enough for different models.

In the front design of this new EQS, it is difficult to talk more about it because of the angle they have finalized to showcase its fascia. However, it does look perfectly sharp and really aggressive which is not generally found in all Mercedes models but only in select ones. The headlights are designed in such a way that they directly meet one another in the middle through the LED light that runs along the entire bonnet area.

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By connecting the lights, it has also been designed in such a way that anyone who takes a quick look would assume it has lights running throughout the front design. There are some stark changes to expect when the new Mercedes EQS gets launched because it gets rid of the combustion engine. The removal of the conventional engine allows designers to come up with quirky new design aesthetics that may become the norm in future vehicles from multiple brands.

Reviving the Design Aesthetics

The 2022 Mercedes EQS uses side mirrors so as to retain the conventional feel that people still enjoy in their cars rather than cameras. The additional air intakes are added so as to keep the interior and the seats cool at all times, even if it becomes hot during a sunny day. The car has an optional air filtering system according to Mercedes’ press release. The idea is to provide the best air quality in the interior for a comfortable and safe ride. The car is expected to deliver 435 miles of range on a single charge, making it a great EV to consider.

2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition First Drive – Lighter, Faster and Unique

The 2021 Honda Civic Type R is definitely lighter than its predecessor and if you were looking for the best driving experience, you couldn’t go wrong with this one.

The Civic range of vehicles has always been a runaway success for the brand and they are now bringing in the 10th generation variant for the car.

As it is going to go away from production once the 11th generation kicks in, a limited-edition Civic Type R has been introduced. The car is all yellow similar to the kind of color tone you would find in a Lamborghini model. But, being a Honda vehicle has its own advantages because it is far more affordable than a Lambo and can easily deliver an excellent driving experience especially on sharp turns. That is something we managed to accumulate through our first drive experience.

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The total performance capability of the vehicle is much higher as it can go all the way up to 306 horsepower while the gear shift is smoother and easier to access. Even new users who are completely naïve to the Honda way of building gearboxes will be able to get it at the first go. It is as simple as that and is easier to control using the front-drive system.

Performance and Control is Top Notch

Going into the 2021 Honda Civic Type R, some may wonder if they should wait for the 11th generation editions to come out. The limited-edition model has been fine-tuned to its best that you really don’t have to wait for another first-generation car. The back pedals are very responsive, controls it even at top speed and even if you are going to use it roughly, it works wonders which is not an easy level to achieve in a front-drive car.

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The Limited Edition is all about removing the majority of the weight of the Civic and Honda engineers have managed to accomplish it at their level best. The steering is far more responsive than you can drive past even tight curves. The shock absorbers have excellent repellant capacities that you could depend on which should allow the driver to increase the speed in corners rather than decrease it. This should theoretically allow us to get better fuel efficiency in the long run.

Only 600 2021 Honda Civic Type R yellow editions will be built. They are set to sell for $43,995 and the color is being marked as Phoenix Yellow, a cool name for the color variant that should be the primary choice for most buyers.