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Honda CR-V Black Edition now in Malaysia – RM162k

Honda CR-V Black Edition now in Malaysia – RM162k

Honda Malaysia has unveiled the Honda CR-V Black Edition, which as its name suggests, is a dark-themed version of the popular SUV. The Black Edition is based on the mid 1.5L TC-P 2WD variant of the 2021 CR-V facelift, with Crystal Black Pearl paint. It is priced at...

2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to get a much bigger battery

2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to get a much bigger battery

Filed under: Green,Mitsubishi,Crossover,SUV,Hybrid Continue reading 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to get a much bigger battery 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to get a much bigger battery originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 27 Oct 2021 23:32:00 EDT. Please see our...

2022 Toyota GR86 promise kept — base price stays well under $30,000

2022 Toyota GR86 promise kept — base price stays well under $30,000

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Ford, GM profits fall along with sales, due to chip shortage

Ford, GM profits fall along with sales, due to chip shortage

Filed under: Earnings/Financials,Ford,GM Continue reading Ford, GM profits fall along with sales, due to chip shortage Ford, GM profits fall along with sales, due to chip shortage originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 27 Oct 2021 17:59:00 EDT. Please see our terms...

Hyundai Mobis' e-corner module can turn car wheels 90 degrees

Hyundai Mobis' e-corner module can turn car wheels 90 degrees

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Nothing Is Safe From This Width Restrictor Intent On Destruction

Nothing Is Safe From This Width Restrictor Intent On Destruction

AdvertisementAccording to Car Scoops, the severity of the restrictor has gotten so great that it has even warranted debate by the UK government.The article said:Such is the issue that Watford MP Dean Russell raised the issue in parliament in September, asking for a different kind of width restriction to be installed.“‘This is something that I have been working on for quite some time now, securing an adjournment debate in the House of Commons and raising at ministerial level,’ Russell said.”AdvertisementAs well as debate in parliament, a petition has also been set up calling for the restrictor to be ripped up. It has so far gained more than 800 signatures.

MIT helps create self-driving robot boats to ply Amsterdam's canals

MIT helps create self-driving robot boats to ply Amsterdam's canals

Filed under: Green,Weird Car News,Transportation Alternatives,Emerging Technologies,Autonomous Continue reading MIT helps create self-driving robot boats to ply Amsterdam's canals MIT helps create self-driving robot boats to ply Amsterdam's canals originally appeared...

Rental car companies should focus on trucks, not Teslas

Rental car companies should focus on trucks, not Teslas

Filed under: Green,Tesla,Car Buying,Fuel Efficiency,Ownership,Truck,SUV,Electric Continue reading Rental car companies should focus on trucks, not Teslas Rental car companies should focus on trucks, not Teslas originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 27 Oct 2021...

Preview: 2023 Kia Sportage takes on dramatic look

Preview: 2023 Kia Sportage takes on dramatic look

A redesigned Kia Sportage is coming for the 2023 model year, and Kia on Wednesday provided U.S. specs on the vehicle that will go on sale in the first quarter of 2022.
The redesigned Sportage has taken on a dramatic new look, with elements like a clamshell hood up front and the pinched leading edge of the tailgate looking similar to what we see on Kia’s new EV6 electric crossover introduced for 2022. And like most new Kias, there’s a grille spanning the width of the vehicle’s face. Another interesting element are the matrix LED headlights, whose main clusters are set low in the face and bounded by boomerang-shaped daytime lights. The available wheel sizes measure between 17 and 19 inches in diameter.
Inside is a premium design that wouldn’t look out of place in an Audi. Present is a driver-orientated dash layout dominated by a curved display integrating separate 12.3-inch screens for the instrument cluster and infotainment.
2023 Kia Sportage2023 Kia Sportage (European spec)2023 Kia Sportage (European spec)
There are also multiple controls on the steering wheel together with a rotary dial for the gear selector, below which is a second dial for the drive mode selector. One of the modes is a Terrain Mode that automatically adjusts several vehicle settings to improve stability on uneven or slippery surfaces, including snow, mud and sand. X-Pro models introduce some off-road hardware including 17-inch BF Goodrich all-terrain tires, heated windshield and wiper naxxles, and LED fog lights.
2023 Kia Sportage (European spec)
Sportage powertrains will be twinning with new Hyundai Tucson introduced for 2022, whose underpinnings are shared with the new Sportage. A 2.5-liter inline-4 with 187 hp as standard and will be the only engine at launch. It’s mated to an 8-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard while all-wheel drive will be available. Eventually a pair of hybrids, one a plug-in hybrid, will arrive with a 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-4 mated to a single electric motor integrated with a 6-speed automatic. The regular hybrid setup is good for 226 hp while the plug-in hybrid setup is good for 261 hp in the Sportage’s cousin, the Hyundai Tucson. The plug-in hybrid also has a 13.8-kilowatt-hour battery that will deliver an estimated 32 miles of electric range in the Tucson.
Every 2023 Sportage will come standard with automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane keep assist, and rear parking sensors. Blind-spot monitors, rear cross-traffic alerts, front parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, and a driver assist system will be available.
For more on the Kia Sportage, read the in-depth reviews at The Car Connection.

2023 Kia Sportage getting an off-road-oriented trim and new base engine

2023 Kia Sportage getting an off-road-oriented trim and new base engine

Filed under: Kia,Crossover,SUV Continue reading 2023 Kia Sportage getting an off-road-oriented trim and new base engine 2023 Kia Sportage getting an off-road-oriented trim and new base engine originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 27 Oct 2021 14:00:00 EDT. Please see...

2005 Porsche Carrera GT for sale with 342 miles

2005 Porsche Carrera GT for sale with 342 miles

If you have the desire (and the funds) to own one of Porsche’s most legendary supercars, you’d better act fast. A one-owner 2005 Porsche Carrera GT with just 342 miles on the odometer is up for auction through P Car Market, but the auction ends in just two days.
First spotted by Jalopnik, this GT Silver Metallic car is one of just 1,270 built between 2003 and 2006. Of that total, just 644 were imported to the U.S.
Unveiled at the 2000 Paris Motor Show, the Carrera GT was originally just a concept car that wasn’t intended for production. However, Porsche had a V-10 engine on hand from an aborted Le Mans project, and soon became flush with cash from the introduction of the Cayenne.
2005 Porsche Carrera GT (photo via P Car Market)
Originally developed in the 1990s for Formula One, and then repurposed for a Le Mans program that never happened, the V-10 ultimately displaced 5.7-liters in road-car form. It produced 603 hp and 435 lb-ft of torque, which was channeled to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission.
A carbon-fiber monocoque kept the Carrera GT’s curb weight down to 3,042 lb. That allowed for 0-62 mph in 3.9 seconds—still an incredible number for a naturally aspirated car with a manual transmission—as well as 0-124 mph in 9.9 seconds, and a 205-mph top speed.
The car up for auction—chassis 0855—was delivered through a Texas dealership and has been in the original owner’s collection since new, according to the listing, which also noted that the Carrera GT recently had a “preventative” $50,000 engine-out service. The high bid was around $1.33 million at the time of publication, meaning this car is on track to set a sales record. Last month, a Carrera GT with 2,700 miles set a record of $1.31 million on Bring a Trailer, Jalopnik noted.

Mercedes-AMG SL next generation previewed ahead of tomorrow's reveal

Mercedes-AMG SL next generation previewed ahead of tomorrow's reveal

Filed under: Mercedes-Benz,Convertible,Luxury,Performance Continue reading Mercedes-AMG SL next generation previewed ahead of tomorrow's reveal Mercedes-AMG SL next generation previewed ahead of tomorrow's reveal originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 27 Oct 2021...