New Volkswagen Polo GTI 2018 review

In the aftermath of the Ford Fiesta ST’s arrival, the latest VW Polo GTI lays its cars on the tableVerdict4The latest Volkswagen Polo GTI is an accomplished hot supermini. It feels like a forgiving hot hatch that’ll be very easy to live with, while the tech-filled interior sets a high benchmark in this class. Bought on these criteria, you won’t be disappointed. It’s not the last word in excitement, however; for outright thrills the latest Ford Fiesta ST has the edge.

It’s been a Continue reading “New Volkswagen Polo GTI 2018 review”

Audi e-tron orders, shale oil woes, and electric classics: Today’s Car News

2019 Audi e-tron electric SUV

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Audi has set a date for e-tron electric SUV orders. Infiniti drops the Q70 hybrid for 2019. Shale oil makes for a lousy high-octane fuel source. And we ask which modern electric car will be the first “classic” car in a new Twitter poll. All of this and more on Green Car Reports.

Order books for the Audi e-tron electric SUV will open on September 17, the brand confirmed. The SUV was originally supposed to debut in August, but CEO Rupert Continue reading “Audi e-tron orders, shale oil woes, and electric classics: Today’s Car News”

Slow-selling Infiniti Q70 Hybrid quietly axed for 2019

2018 Infiniti Q70

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The Infiniti Q70 Hybrid won’t make it to 2019, the automaker announced last week. Infiniti dropped the full-size, electrified luxury sedan from the lineup after 2018.

The car debuted in 2011 as the M37 Hybrid, but sales of the hybrid version always paled in comparison to the gas V-6 and V-8 versions of the big luxury sedan.

Although it was renamed the Q70 in 2014, Infiniti has not significantly updated the sedan since it went on sale in 2011.

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Which modern electric car will be the first classic? Take our Twitter poll

Tesla Roadster Prototype for sale on eBay

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Speculating which cars may be future classics is not only a fun game, it also can help buyers decide which modern cars may represent the best value.

Future classics depreciate less over a long time, which we’re sure buyers can appreciate. The demand for those cars also stays high, which dries up prices.

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Hagerty, the largest insurer of classic cars in America, recently rated Continue reading “Which modern electric car will be the first classic? Take our Twitter poll”

BMW M isn’t ready to ditch the manual transmission yet

2019 BMW M2 Competition

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BMW, like a number of other automakers, is currently in a holding pattern with respect to the manual transmission. Just last year, we heard from an M Division executive who said the manual could be on its way out. Now we have word that BMW will continue to #GiveAShift for at least another generation of its performance-focused products.

In a report published Friday by Car and Driver, BMW M Division boss Frank van Meel confirmed that a manual Continue reading “BMW M isn’t ready to ditch the manual transmission yet”

First look at “I Am Paul Walker” documentary is emotion-packed

Paul Walker and an R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R on the scene of Fast and Furious 4

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For the first time since the actor’s untimely death, friends, family, and co-stars will open up about Paul Walker and his life in “I Am Paul Walker.” Ahead of the documentary’s debut, a new trailer shows snippets of the emotion and love people around the actor had for him.

Many individuals will appear in the documentary, including co-star Tyrese Gibson of the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, Continue reading “First look at “I Am Paul Walker” documentary is emotion-packed”

The Aventador SVJ is the last non-hybrid V-12 Lamborghini

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ during Nürburgring lap record attempt

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Before its public debut at Pebble Beach in August, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is already well known for one thing: it’s the quickest street-legal production car around the famed Nürburgring. But, it will also be the last Lamborghini model to sport a V-12 engine without some form of electrification. That means the Aventador SVJ marks the end of an era for Lamborghini.

Top Gear reported last Friday that future Continue reading “The Aventador SVJ is the last non-hybrid V-12 Lamborghini”

What is the fastest car in the world?

The history of the models that have claimed to be the fastest production cars in the world

The Koenigsegg Agera RS is the fastest car in the world, according to the official record books. The Swedish hypercar maker broke the existing record, which was set in 2010 by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, by 10mph in 2017, with a speed of 277.9mph. However, while it took seven years for the record to be broken, it’s likely that the Agera RS (below) won’t hold on to it for as long, because a number of Continue reading “What is the fastest car in the world?”

Electric Audi e-tron SUV to be revealed on 17 September

Audi's first all-electric e-tron model will be revealed on 17 September, before going on sale later this year

Audi is reading its all-new e-tron electric SUV for a 17 September reveal, confirming the new date after a reveal pencilled in the calendar for the end of August was postponed.

Audi Chairman of the Board of Management, Rupert Stadler, has been temporarily relived of his post following his arrest by German officials as part of the latest VW Group diesel scandal probe. Abraham Continue reading “Electric Audi e-tron SUV to be revealed on 17 September”

Suzuki Vitara SUV gets subtle facelift and new engines for 2018

Suzuki's Vitara gains Boosterjet power, a design refresh and new customisation options ahead of September launch

The Suzuki Vitara has been updated with subtle design revisions, new engines and new standard safety technology as part of a mild 2019 model year facelift for the Nissan Juke and SsangYong Tivoli rival.

From a design standpoint, changes are slight and subtle. There’s a redesigned front grille with vertical slats, while the lower section of the front bumper is new too. Continue reading “Suzuki Vitara SUV gets subtle facelift and new engines for 2018”