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2021 Ford F-150 adds hybrid powertrain, hands-free driving mode, new convenience features

2021 Ford F-150Ford’s venerable pickup has been a lot of things for more than 100 years, except electrified. For 2021, that changes. The 2021 Ford F-150 was unveiled Thursday and it’s the brand’s first hybrid full-size pickup. The heavily revised truck also gets improved interior functionality and quality, new driver-assistance features including a…

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Watch the 2021 Ford F-150 reveal live, here

Teaser for 2021 Ford F-150 debuting on June 25, 2020The best-selling, and arguably most important, vehicle in America is new, again. The 2021 Ford F-150 will make its online debut 8 p.m. Thursday via YouTube. What do we expect to see? The new F-150 may be a heavy refresh of the current model. Expecting a dramatic departure for the long-running pickup? Mabye take a long walk? The design will be…

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2021 Jaguar F-Pace SVR spy shots and video

2021 Jaguar F-Pace SVR facelift spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-MedienJaguar is working on a mid-cycle update for its F-Pace and the latest prototype to be spotted is for the menacing SVR variant. You’ll want to turn the volume up on the spy video because the sound of the car’s supercharged V-8 is intoxicating. The current F-Pace SVR generates a stout 550 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque from its 5.0-liter…

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2021 Opel Mokka revealed: Buick Encore’s former twin gets new platform, EV power

2021 Opel MokkaThe Opel Mokka has been redesigned, adopting a new platform capable of supporting battery-electric power in the process. The current Mokka is one of the most popular models in the subcompact crossover SUV segment over in Europe. It first arrived in 2012 and was sold in the United States as the original Buick Encore. The new Mokka hits European…

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Lamborghini motorsport squad teases 830-horsepower SCV12 supercar

Teaser for Lamborghini SCV12 debuting in summer 2020Lamborghini’s Squadra Corse motorsport division is working on an extreme version of the Aventador that was announced on Tuesday to carry the SCV12 name. The track-only supercar is due for a full reveal in the summer but photos and video released along with Tuesday’s announcement already give us a pretty good taste of what’s to come. The sound the…

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2022 Hyundai Tucson spy shots and video

2022 Hyundai Tucson spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-MedienHyundai is preparing a redesign for its Tucson and multiple prototypes have been spotted. The prototypes are already at a late stage of development as they are wearing the lights and wheels that will end up on the production model, though there’s still a bit of waiting time ahead. Previously thought to go on sale later this year, a Hyundai…

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“The Blues Brothers”: An icon of vehicular mayhem turns 40

Replica Bluesmobile, courtesy of Volo Auto MuseumPart musical, part morality play, and one of the best car-chase movies of all time, “The Blues Brothers” turns 40 years old this year. It debuted June 20, 1980, and today “The Blues Brothers” is remembered for cementing John Belushi’s status as a comedic star and for elevating the Black art form of blues—all…

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2021 Audi E-Tron S spy shots and video

2021 Audi E-Tron S spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-MedienAudi’s first volume EV went on sale last year in the form of the 2019 E-Tron SUV, which is already winning plenty of accolades. But the automaker is hard at work developing a faster, performance-oriented version of the E-Tron that we should see later this year. This new model is the E-Tron S, prototypes for which have been spotted at the…

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Rimac C_Two delayed to 2021, production line revealed

Rimac C_Two production lineDeliveries of the Rimac C_Two electric supercar have been delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the company said in a press release Tuesday. The first cars are scheduled to be delivered in 2021, not 2020, as originally planned. The company also said it had completed a new assembly line for the C_Two, and it will start out building…

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Donkervoort D8 GTO JD70 delivers 415 horsepower, 2 g lateral acceleration

Donkervoort D8 GTO JD70The founder of Dutch track car specialist Donkervoort turned 70 last year, and to celebrate announced a special version of his company’s D8 GTO model dubbed the JD70. The “JD” in the car’s name are the initials of Joop Donkervoort, who founded Donkervoort in 1978. The company today is known for lightweight cars with race car-like…

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