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Lexus Shows Off SKYJET Spacecraft for This Summer’s Valerian

Lexus looks ahead 700 years into the future with the SKYJET spacecraft featured in the upcoming Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets sci-fi movie hitting theaters on July 21. The company released two ads and a featurette that offers fans an in-depth look into the SKYJET. The SKYJET, a single-seat pursuit craft, was created in partnership with the EuropaCorp, a leading European film studio, and will be driven by the film’s main character Valerian, played by Dane DeHaan. The ad demonstrates how Lexus envisions personal mobility 700 years from now (when the movie takes place) and the featurette shows the creation process of the SKYJET, including behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Dane DeHann, producer Virginie Besson-Sillas, and Valerian …Read entire story

New Porsche 911 GT2 RS Is Already Sold Out, All 1000 Of Them

New Porsche 911 GT2 RS Is Already Sold Out, All 1000 Of Them

Bad news for the prospective buyers of the upcoming 911 GT2 RS, as Porsche has reportedly already sold the entire production run. The new king of the 911 range was always going to be offered in limited numbers, but so far we didn’t know exactly how many of them would hit the roads. Auto Bild reports that the new GT2 RS will be produced in 1,000 examples, all of which are already spoken for. Read more » Read entire story

Picking Up the E-Pace: Jaguar Reveals Price of Compact Crossover SUV

Picking Up the E-Pace: Jaguar Reveals Price of Compact Crossover SUV

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It’s no Raptor, but FX4 has claws: Ford shows off-road-ready 2018 Expedition

It’s no Raptor, but FX4 has claws: Ford shows off-road-ready 2018 Expedition

<p>The 2018 Ford Expedition FX4 is not an SUV analogue to the mad-dog Ford F-150 Raptor, but it is the most off-road-ready variant of Ford's all-new, aluminum-bodied full-size SUV.</p>Read entire story

Next-Gen BMW 3-Series Enjoys A Good Run On The Nurburgring

Next-Gen BMW 3-Series Enjoys A Good Run On The Nurburgring

BMW is getting ready to put some more pressure on the luxury compact segment by introducing a new generation of the 3-Series. Read more » Read entire story

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet priced between rival offerings

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet priced between rival offerings

25th Anniversary Edition E-Class Cabriolet introduced for a $13,400 premium; pricing is available for Mercedes-AMG SLC models Mercedes announced a starting price of $62,600 for the E-Class Cabriolet as well as a special 25th Anniversary Edition for about $75,000. Since Audi doesn’t offer an A6-badged convertible and BMW doesn’t strictly offer a 5-er convertible either, the E falls in line between these. Offering a bit more speed and kit, BMW’s 6er convertible starts at $86,700, and Audi leaves a ‘yuuuuuge gap between the A5 (at $49,600) and the R8 Spyder (at $175.100). Pricing for the …Read entire story

EPA suspected Fiat Chrysler of using ‘defeat device’ in 2015

EPA suspected Fiat Chrysler of using ‘defeat device’ in 2015

Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Jeep,RAM,Emissions,SUV,Truck,Diesel Marchionne says FCA did not intentionally “set up a defeat device that was even remotely similar to what (Volkswagen) had in their cars.”Continue reading EPA suspected Fiat Chrysler of using ‘defeat device’ in 2015 EPA suspected Fiat Chrysler of using ‘defeat device’ in 2015 originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 12:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | CommentsRead entire story

Porsche 911 GT3 RS once owned by Jerry Seinfeld heads to auction

Porsche 911 GT3 RS once owned by Jerry Seinfeld heads to auction

It’s no secret Jerry Seinfeld is a bit of a Porsche fanatic. After all, the famous comedian and television star is as much a car guy as he is a funny guy, and Porsches make up the vast majority of his collection. Brace yourselves because one of his prized Porsches will soon be up for grabs. Auction house Russo and Steele has consigned a 2007…Read entire story

New formula to determine fuel prices out next week

New formula to determine fuel prices out next week

The domestic trade, co-operatives and consumerism ministry (KPDNKK) will meet with oil industry players to discuss a new formula to determine fuel prices next week. In a report by Bernama, its minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin said the move was to maintain stability in the domestic oil industry. “The people must sympathise with petrol station operators who suffer losses when oil prices drop. They (fuel retailers) feel they are the victims (when prices drop),” he explained, adding that the ministry would ask the government to assist fuel retailers that have been badly affected by the deviation in oil prices. Recently, the Petrol Dealers …Read entire story

2018 Jaguar E-Pace Spied, Including Interior and Cargo Space

2018 Jaguar E-Pace Spied, Including Interior and Cargo Space

-What It Is: Jaguar nearly went 100 years without building a single SUV or crossover, but now that the gates have opened by the F-Pace, they might as well be taken off the hinges. Following the enthusiastic reception given to that SUV, Jaguar is hoping to keep up the, uh, pace by fully committing to the trend. In the near future, Jaguar will triple its utility-vehicle presence by launching the all-electric I-Pace crossover, as well as the E-Pace pictured here: essentially a baby F-Pace, much in the same way the XE sedan is a smaller sibling to the XF. READ MORE ››-Read entire story

2018 Jaguar E-Pace Spied, Including Interior

2018 Jaguar E-Pace Spied, Including Interior

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Styling Size-Up: Hyundai Kona vs. The Competition

Hyundai has revealed its first subcompact crossover, the 2018 Kona, and like a number of entries in that segment, it’s brimming with character thanks to its attention-grabbing exterior design. However, it won’t be the only funky-looking crossover when it enters the market. Let’s take a look at how the newest entry from South Korea compares to its rivals in the styling department. From the front, the 2018 Hyundai Kona distinguishes itself with a three-tier lighting layout that features LED daytime running light strips up top, the main headlight cluster in the middle, and fog lights at the very bottom that are positioned inward more toward the center of the front fascia. Hyundai’s new cascading …Read entire story

2018 VW Polo proves variety really is the spice of life     – Roadshow

2018 VW Polo proves variety really is the spice of life – Roadshow

With NINE different engine options, including natural gas, you can have a VW Polo just about any way you like — as long as you don’t live in the US, that is.Read entire story