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Electric Ford F-150 Pickup Truck

Ford executives have shared some details about the upcoming electric F-150 at the press conference “built for America” ad campaign and they are also celebrating the start of production of the 2021 F-150 pickup.

The new electric truck will have more horsepower and torque than any ford that are currently available which means it will be having more power than the Raptor which produces 450  horsepower and 510 LB-FT of torque. Ford also said that it will have the fastest acceleration and ability to tow heavy vehicles.

The prototype based on the previous generation is currently on testing and Ford said that the EV will be cheaper than any F series truck and additionally it will save more than 40 percent over maintenance than the gasoline. This will seek potential truck buyers to Ford.

Ford also said that they are developing a mobile power generation unit that’s completely new for F-150 electric that will make the truck as an electric source at job sites or camping. Isn’t it exciting?

Production of 2021 Ford F-150 pickup truck will start this week at Rouge Complex where Ford has made a $700 million investment for the electric version production so that it can develop in high tech manufacturing facility and it will go on production in mid-2022. The 2021 F-150 will be available in dealerships in November this year.

Kia’s Plan For More Electric Vehicles

Kia motor is already offering three electric and two hybrid vehicles  (Soul, Niro & OPtime), and at an event at the automakers, Hwansung plant in Korea the president and CEO shares the six-year plan of the company that includes seven electric vehicles by the end of 2027, from which first will come in 2021.

No details have been shared by the company only that these model will come for the different segment and it also visible in the picture as on the left side we can see SUV and crossovers like looks, while on right it seems to ride a bit lower maybe like a sports car it is what we are assuming.

No official words on this but unofficially the wording is that an electric crossover under the project, the code-named CV will probably be based on the Imagine Concept that Kia shows at the 2019 Geneva auto show.

By Kia Motors CEO, Ho Sung Song

“Kia has sold more than 100,000 BEVs worldwide since the introduction of our first mass-produced BEV in 2011, the Kia Ray EV. Since then, we have started to introduce a range of new BEVs for global markets and announced plans to accelerate this process in the years ahead. By refocusing our business on electrification, we are aiming for BEVs to account for 25 percent of our total worldwide sales by 2029.”

 

We hope that all vehicles will come to the United States. At the other end, Kia is also working on a body-on-frame pickup that is big as Ford Ranger.

Nissan’s New Z Proto Sports Car

The Nissan Z Proto concept is here, and it seems that it is a complete package that we all have been hoping for. The new Nissan Z Proto blends the styling of the long history of Z into a single modern car. Under the hood of this modern car, there is a twin-turbo engine.

In the Nissan Z Proto exterior, you can see the resemblance to Nissan other Z cars, it is five inches longer to 370Z, headlights and chrome highlights similar to 240Z, taillights inspired to 300ZX, vertical character lines similar to 350Z and taut lines and muscular rear fenders much like 370Z.  There is rear pillar treatment with circular Z badges and Fairlady Z badge on deck.  Although, the new car excellent shape and you can see a hint of Jaguar and Aston Martin in it.

The interior continues with a retro theme like other Z with some modernity. The dashboard is driver-focused; doors have rounded door handles and air vents directly ahead of them. The infotainment is changed to a larger one and the instrument panel uses a 12.3-inch screen.

Nissan Z Proto is powered by a twin-turbo 3.0 L V6 engine which is used by Infiniti. Also, some years ago Nissan showed a SEMA concept under that this engine was capable of generating 400 horsepower, which will give competition to Toyota Supra, Ford Mustang, and others similar to them. The 6-speed manual transmission is standard and automatic will be available. Nissan is pretty tight about revealing specifications for Z Proto that’s why we are expecting that it will share the same rear-wheel-drive FM platform as its predecessors. The pricing is not revealed and the actual production car will arrive in 2021.

Maserati New Compact SUV Grecale

At the debut of the Maserati MC20 Supercar, Maserati announced its new compact luxury SUV that is part of the Italian automaker to launch 10 new vehicles by 2023. It will slot below the small SUV Levante and will have the name Grecale. Grecale is the name of the Wind as most Maserati’s already carries wind name.

Maserati will build Grecale at a casino plant in Italy where Alfa Romeo Stelvio is built, this if not confirmed that these two cars will share components. No details are released by the automaker only that the new version will have a hybrid and battery-electric powertrain and internal combustion engine.  Some visible details like headlamps, taillights, and bumper say that it will not share the design with the Levante.  Its production will start where Maserati has made an investment and the Trofeo treatment will also be available in Grecale. We are expecting that the new Grecale will compete with Porsche Macan and BMW X3

Maserati is currently not offering electric vehicles but it is working on them and by 2025 six vehicles will be there; the first will be the next-generation GranTurismo and GranCabrio models that are scheduled to come in 2021.

Upcoming Electric Pickup Truck

Electric vehicles are the future of the automobile industry and we can see the future everywhere as many cars on road are electric same we are going to see in pickup trucks. The electric pickup truck progress is slow-moving but we have seen the prototype of both start-ups and well-established automakers. Some were about to come this year but due to the coronavirus pandemic production of new vehicles are badly affected.

Here we have lined up some amazing concepts that are coming and we all are extremely excited for them.

Tesla Cyber Truck

Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla is ahead in the electric vehicle race and with its new design of pickup truck; it will change your thinking of pickup truck. Although its shape is little weird still consumers are excited about it. It is a dent-proof, scratchproof, and bulletproof truck. Tesla has said that it can two up to 14,000 pounds and can deliver 500 miles by a single charge. It will be having six seats and a 17-inch touch screen. The automaker also said that its weight is closer to the weight of the Ford F-250.

Tesla has still not finalized where it will manufacture but we hope to they will deliver the first examples in late 2021, with a starting price at $39,000. However, some variants will not be available till 2022

Ford F-150 Electric

Electric F150

As we know Ford built the best pickup truck and now it is deciding to get its best-selling F-150 a new electric look. The electric F-150 is expected to come sometime in 2021 as nothing is revealed by Ford yet, but patents have come to light that gives a glimpse of Ford’s intentions including a new method of mounting and carrying batteries. We expect that it will be similar in size and style to F-150 and the eF-150 will be having best in segment payload and towing capacity.

Bollinger B2

Bollinger B2

Get ready for off-roading with the most expensive upcoming electric truck Bollinger B2, priced at $125,000. It will be having Class 3 truck payload i.e. 5,000 pounds, mid-gate and removable rear seats that expands bed to 8 feet, and two tailgates support, geared axles, and up to 20 inches nominal ground clearance. Because of its exotic suspension and drivetrain, it has a gross vehicle rating of 10,001 pounds. Its on-road capability is also good: 614 horsepower, 668 LB-FT of torque, and can reach 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. Bollinger has started taking a deposit for it and production will start soon.

GMC Hummer EV

GMC Hummer EV

The General Motor is rejuvenating the Hummer name for the electric pickup truck variant. GM has claimed that it will generate up to 1000 horsepower and 11,500 LB-FT of torque. It will be a full-size electric pickup truck that is ready to battle with its rivals. Hummer will have 800-volt architecture and fast charging capabilities. We have heard that it will be available with one, two, or three electric motors it is not confirmed as GM has not revealed it yet, while they claim that it can reach 0 to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds. Also, the new electric Hummer will launch in late 2021 as the 2022 model.

Rivian R1T

Rivian R1T

When Rivian first come in the 2021 Los Angeles auto show from that time it becomes industry sweetheart. Its concept is so convincing that Amazon and Ford both have invested it in. The truck is between the mid-size and full size and its standard features are all-wheel drive, towing capacity up to 11,000 pounds, adjustable air suspension, and Level 3 autonomous driving capabilities. The R1T will be having three options for power and battery i.e. 105 kWh, 135 kWh, and 180 kWh that are estimated to go 230, 300, and 400 miles respectively. In the interior wood and leather is used, with a larger display screen for infotainment and gauge cluster. It has a roomy cabin, frunk, and bed that can fit five people easily.

2021 Land Rover Defender 90 Coming to U.S.

The 2020 Land Rover Defender is the first defender in the U.S. Be ready to see more defender in States as Land Rover has already announced the 2021 model year with a new trim base, and as said by the automaker that the two-door short-wheelbase Defender 90 is available to order in the U.S.

Two automakers Jeep and Ford are offering 2-door off-roader although land rover defender is more premium and luxurious off-roader and price is higher than Jeep Wrangler and Ford Bronco still it has to compete with these two off-roaders.

A new trim Defender X added in between standard and fully loaded Defender X. It features a gloss black painted door, wheel-arch gloss black cladding, and Silicon satin-finish skid pans. In the interior it has a durable synthetic fabric called Robustec is there to protect the cabin from wear and tear. The X-Dynamic is available with S, SE, and HSE specification packages and it will start from $59,150.

2021 Land Rover Defender 90

The base model of Defender 90 features a 2.0 L 4-cylinder engine that produces 296 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The S trim also features turbo four. A 395 horsepower mild-hybrid 3.0 L V6 engine is in the First edition model and full-loaded X.

Price list of 2021 Land Rover Defender:

Defender 90

Base: $47,450
S: $50,750
X-Dynamic S: $59,150
First Edition: $65,450
X: $81,850

Defender 110

Base: $51,850
S: $55,150
SE: $64,050
X-Dynamic SE: $66,850
X-Dynamic HSE: $72,950
X: $84,350

The 2021 Land Rover Defender 90 and Defender 110 are available to order. We are expecting it to arrive 2021 models by the end of year or early next.

Hello to 2021 Maserati MC20 Super Car

The Italian luxury automaker has been waiting for a long to come back and has already done multiple attempts to achieve this. The company has its latest strategy having a plan for 10 new or heavily revised models by 2023 and the starting is with launching the stunning MC20 that will be available in Coupe and Convertible.

The 20 marks for a year and MC stands for Maserati Corse i.e. Maserati Racing; it is referencing the 2004 MC12 and confirming that the brand will return to top-flight motorsports with this car. MC20 is built on central carbon fiber made up of Dallara, the company that also developed carbon structures for Alfa Romeo 4C and Bugatti Chiron. The coupe version will weigh just 3240 pounds as said by Maserati.

The MC20 will come in two powertrains; the first gasoline will come then after some time of sale electric will come. It will have a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine that Maserati calls “Nettuno” (Italian for Neptune). It can produce 621 horsepower at 7500 rpm and specific output is 207.6 horsepower per liter. Maserati claims that MC20 will go from 0-60 mph in less than 2.9 seconds and top speed is 202 mph.

Few things for the electric version are revealed that it will power all four wheels and be even quicker than the gas car. The automaker is aiming for a range of more than 235 miles, under European testing methodology.

The MC20 Maserati is designed by Maserati design boss Klaus Busse who said that this main focus was to create a supercar without vast air intakes and aggressive wings that are common in the class. The interior is clean, simple, roomy and there is the carbon fiber on display softened by leather and Alcantara. No official word on pricing yet, but we can expect the MC20 to start under $200,000.

The Return of Jeep Grand Wagoneer

The first Jeep Wagoneer came in 1962 for the 1963 model year. It was the first four-wheel-drive SUV with an automatic transmission. In 1991, it was discontinued from that point its return has waited now it’s finally over.

Fiat Chrysler revealed the Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept, a full-size SUV that blends the brand’s off-road credentials with luxury. The starting of jeep grand wagoner are going to be around $60,000 and can go up to $100,000. It will arrive in the summer of 2021.

As it is a concept vehicle, the assembly one will be not an equivalent but almost similar to it. The concept demonstrates where Jeep is headed because the Wagoneer features an elegant grille, 24-inch polished wheels, a long greenhouse, and LED torches.

Jeep Grand Wagoneer

The new Grand Wagoneer lineup will share the platform of the Ram 1500 pickup truck (only one thing Jeep will not take solid rear axle in Ram) ; the body-on-frame platform is not in the SUV variant.

The dimension of Grand Wagoneer is not revealed yet some other details are revealed like wood and leather interior, digital display cluster, upper and lower infotainment system, front passenger screen, and rear-seat climate control and infotainment. It also features a 23-speaker Mclntosh audio system connected to a 24-channel amplifier; this audio system is designed in aluminum and gloss black. It will be the first three-row model room for seven and eight people.  The four-wheel-drive will come standard and it will offer three distinct four-by-four systems and supply an optional air suspension. The powertrain is also not revealed but the concept is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Jeep is trying to push electrification across its lineup, using this concept as an opportunity to debut the Wrangler 4Xe, which is also a PHEV.

Best Labor Day 2020 Vehicles Deals

Labor day is the signal of the end of summer and so as the end of summer car models as in winter consumers prefer vehicles with great handling. It is also time for clear the stock of 2020 to make room for 2021 models.

Some great deals are going on for this week, although these deals feel normal in the current scenario as already the coronavirus has given a lot of discounts. If you are thinking of buying a vehicle we would say do it fast because popular models are still in short supply because of stoppage in production.

These are the different Finance, lease, and cashback deals of various brands are listed down. Offers vary by model and location. Also, not all will get the best deals it is for well-qualified buyers.

Valid till September 8, 2020

2020-hyundai-santa-fe

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

  • O% financing for 72 months and 90 days until the first payment is due from purchase days
  • Finance deal- 0% APR for 36months
  • $2000 cash back
Hyundai Elantra

2020 Hyundai Elantra SE

  • low as $139 for 36 months with $2,499 due at signing
Honda CR V

2020 Honda CR-V

  •  $310 per month for 36 months with zero due at signing and no first month payment
hyundai kona

2020 Hyundai Kona

  • $2250 cash back
  • 0% APR for 36 months
  • low as $139 per month for 36 months with $3,339 due at signing
hyundai tuscon

2020 Hyundai Tuscon

  • 0% APR for 72 months plus $500 cash
Kia Sorento

2020 Kia Sorento

  • $6,000 cash back
  • O% APR for 66 months with up to $3000 cashback
  • $249 per month for 36 months with $2,499 due at signing
Kia Optima

2020 Kia Optima

  • $5000 cash back
  • $209 per month for 36 months with $1,999 due at signing on Optima LX
  •  low as $139 per month for 36 months with $3,319 due at signing
  • 0% financing for 66 months plus up to $2,000 cash back on Optima
Kia Soul

2020 Kia Soul

  • Up to $3000 cashback
Volkswagen GTI

2020 Volkswagen GTI

  • $329 per month for 36 months with $2999.00 due at signing on Golf GTI S – Automatic Transmission
  • 0% financing for 72 months
Volkswagen Passat

2020 Volkswagen Passat

  • $199 per month for 36 months with $2699.00 due at signing on Passat 2.0T S – Automatic Transmission
  • 0% APR for 72 months
Nissan rouge

2020 Nissan rouge

  • 0% APR for 60 months and up to $1500 cash back
  • $3000 cash back
  • $209 per month for 36 months with $3,728 due at signing
nissan kicks

2020 Nissan Kicks

  • 0% APR for 72 months with $500 bonus
Nissan Titan

2020 Nissan Murano

  • Up to $5000 cash back
Nissan Murano

2020 Nissan Titan

  • $379 per month for 36 months with $3,999 due at signing
  • 0% financing for up to six years plus up to $2,000 bonus cash on Titan and Titan XD
  • Up to $4,000 cash back on Titan and Titan XD

2020 Ford Explorer

  • 0% APR for 72 months with $1,000 bonus
2021 Ford F-150

2020 Ford F 150

0% APR for 72 months plus $1000 bonus

2020 Ford Eco sport

  • Up to $6,250 off
Acura TLX

2020 Acura TLX

  • $299 per month for 36 months with $2,999 due at signing
  • 9% financing for 72 months

Valid till September 30, 2020

chevy equiox

2020 Chevy Equinox

  • 0% APR for up to 84 months
Toyota R4V4

2020 Toyota R4V4

  • 0% APR for 60 months
  • Lease starts from $299 per month
Dodge Challenger

2020 Dodge Challenger Hellcat

  • 0% APR for 72 months

The New Rolls-Royce Ghost is here

Highlights

  • Sparse design
  • Planar suspension system
  • Twin-turbo, 6.75-liter V-12 rated at 563-hp, 627 LB-FT of torque Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • 0-60 mph: 4.8 sec
  • Top speed: 155 mph

The all-new 2021 Rolls Royce seems similar to its predecessors but the luxury automaker said that everything inside is changed, it is changed for the first time from the model 2014. Only two components from its predecessors i.e. the Spirit of Ecstasy badge and the umbrellas that are hidden within the rear doors.

The biggest change is the new Ghost is made on the Rolls-Royce’s modular architecture of luxury platform same as Phantom and Cullinan; it is claimed that this platform is lighter and stronger to give more dimensions. The new Ghost overall length is increased by 3.5 inches and width is increased by 1.2 inches, although the 129.7-inch wheelbase is similar.

The thing that is not changed is the 6.8 L V12 twin-turbo engine that produces the same 563 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque as it makes in the Cullinan. The eight-speed automatic transmission is there and it is the first Rolls Sedan to come in all-wheel drive. While Rolls Phantom and Cullinan are lighter, the Ghost still has a 5628-pound curb weight. It can reach 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds and will have a top speed of 155mph. The suspension got a complete redesign to implement in its new Planar Suspension System.

A new feature is added to the interior is the illuminated fascia, which graces the dashboard with the illumination of stars and a Ghost nameplate display. A constellation of more than 850 glowing stars spread across Rolls Royce headliner and creates an outer space experience for the rear passenger.

The safety and driver assistance features include a four-camera system with a panoramic view, collision warning, active cruise control, vision assist and day and night-time wildlife and pedestrian warning and lane departure, and lane change warning. Also, the interior soundproofing and audio quality have been improved. A resonance chamber that enhances the transfer of frequencies, two active microphones in the cabin, and a reworked speaker system provides high-quality sound and a new Microenvironment Purification System (MEPS) detects ambient air quality and automatically activates the fresh-air intakes to recirculate cabin air.

Design Updates

The exterior front end has 20 LED lights beneath the radiator grille that softly illuminate the top of the grille. Doors open and close electronically and the rear-hinged “coach doors” at the back that has been in it from the 2003 model.

The pricing is not released but as it is Rolls Royce we don’t expect it to be cheaper from its earlier price.

Automakers Offering Payment Reliefs to Natural Disaster Victims

Automakers care about their customers and want to work with them through a difficult time. As they are already helping through the pandemic by payment relief and providing essential medical equipment now they are helping through people affected by natural disasters. Toyota and Ford Motor Company is having a message for their customers recovering from the California fires, Iowa Derecho or Hurricane Laura.

The disaster relief program Ford is offering allows its customers to delay one or two monthly payments, resuming their regular payments when their situation improves. This offer is available to customers who have leased or purchased vehicles through ford credit or Lincoln automotive financial services. If you want to grab this offer you can request to them they will email you the instructions or call the toll free number: 1-800-723-4016.

Toyota has also announced that people who are affected by natural disasters can receive payment relief on the vehicle they are currently owning or leasing.  This offer is valid for customers with loan or lease effect from Toyota Financial Services or Lexus Financial Services. Payment relief can come in the form of extending or deferring payments, redirecting billing statements, and arranging phones or online payments. The automaker said that people who want to grab this offer should contact their original lender to arrange for accommodation or call at 800-874-8822.

The New Porsche Panamera Is Here

The new Porsche Panamera has set an executive class lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife with its new Turbo S model. It lapped the Green Hell (12.9-mile) in 7:29.81 with Porsche test driver Lars Kern behind the wheel.

This is the model that has replaced the earlier Turbo model of Panamera. It has a more powerful twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 that produces 620 horsepower and 604 lb-ft of torque.  Porsche claims that it’ll reach 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. The turbo trim was having the same engine back then it produces 550 horsepower but after changes in the crankshaft, connecting rods, and fuel injectors and reduced compression ratio it is capable of generating more power and it also helps Turbo S to reach a top speed of 196 mph.

For 2021, the standard engine has been replaced with a 2.9 L V6 twin-turbo that produces 325 horsepower that was previously in the 4S model. The GTS model is powered with a twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 473 horsepower and a 552 horsepower 4S E-hybrid model powered by a V6 engine and electric motor and 17.9 kWh battery pack.

Every 2021 Panamera comes standard with Porsche’s active suspension management system with adaptive dampers, and all models will be having previous year SportDesign front end which adds blacked-out air and the 12.3-inch touch screen is similar on all models. The taillights are bolder for 2021 models and much similar to the new Porsche Macan. Two wheels option is available 20 and 21 inch and new exterior colors cherry red and truffle brown also available.

The Turbo S model has active anti-roll bars, rear-axle steering, and carbon-ceramic brakes with yellow or black calipers; these all are available in other models. It has larger air intakes and a unique headlight signature also there. A new, louder exhaust that comes standard on the GTS model is standard on Turbo S. Turbo S gets 14-way seats while GTS has 18 way and standard and 4S E-hybrid has 8 way; 14 and 18-way seats are available. Turbo S also has a 14 speaker Bose audio system while 21 speaker Burmester system is available on all models.

2021 Porsche Panamera orders will start in and it will arrive in dealerships by spring. Pricing that we are expecting is to start just under $90,000.

2021 Mazda 3 and Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo Review, Prices & Specs

Mazda 3 2.5 will be coming soon in-dealership and for it, we all have been very excited mainly for the 2.5 Turbo sedan. Both the hatchback and sedan performance is enhanced it feels composed on the straight road as well on twisty roads and gives a refined ride quality. It has a very well designed and comfortable interior, stylish design, high-tech infotainment and driver assistance features.

With all these things it is fun to drive with an excellent cabin and most refined compact car on sale today. You can choose between Sedan and Hatchback but we prefer Sedan because the hatchback has poor visibility. Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo is setting an example that an inexpensive car doesn’t need to be dull.

New for 2020

  • Two engines added including 2.5 turbo
  • Base price reduced by $1000
  • Some features that were available on mid-range are only available on top trim including 12 speaker Bose audio systems.

Highs

  • More upscale than competitors
  • Premium material in the interior
  • Excellent handling

Lows

  • Poor visibility in the hatchback model
  • Best features only in top trims
  • The base model has no Android auto or apple car play

Engine, Mileage, and Transmission

Mazda is offering three different engine options in the new Mazda 3 starting with 2.0 L that comes in base sedan capable of producing 155 horsepower and comes only with front-wheel drive. Coming up to another two i.e. 2.5 L 4-cylinder produces 186 horsepower and 2.5 L turbocharged produces 250 horsepower. An all-wheel-drive option is available with both engines. If you choose front-wheel drive then you have to stuck with six-speed manual transmission and if all-wheel drive then a six-speed automatic transmission option is available.

We don’t know much about the mileage of 2.5 turbo has it is not tested yet and we expect that the 2.5 L 4-cylinder will deliver the same as last year.

Interior and Exterior

Both Sedan and hatchback interior is filled with premium materials, seats are comfortable and supportive and have cozy accommodation for the passenger. If you need more cargo space behind the rear seats then choose Sedan. The best features like leather upholstery, heated front seats, and head-up display lie in top trims of both sedan and hatchback.

The exterior Kodo design is sleek and captivating similar to the previous model which won World Car Design of the year.

Infotainment and connectivity

An 8.8-inch user-friendly touch screen display is standard. Apple car play and android auto are available in upper trims from the base model and 12 speakers Bose audio system and SiriusXM satellite radio are in top models.

Safety features

It is not tested by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) but the previous model got 5 out of 5 ratings by NHTSA and named as top safety pick by IIHS. Some standard features are Mazda radar cruise control with stop and go, rear cross-traffic alert, smart brake support, high beam control, lane departure warning system, lane-keep assist, driver attention alert and Available are blind-spot monitoring and adaptive front lighting system

Mazda 3 Sedan and Hatchback comes with a limited warranty for 3 years or 36,000 miles and a powertrain warranty for 5 years or 50,000 miles.

Pricing and variants

  • 2.0: $21,445
  • 2.5 S: $22,445
  • 2.5 S Select: $23,645
  • 2.5 S Preferred: $25,295
  • 2.5 S Premium: $27,795
  • 2.5 Turbo: $30,845
  • 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus: $33,395

Mazda 2.5 Turbo

Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo Sedan and Hatchback will arrive in a dealership by the end of the year. The sedan starting price is $30,845 powered by a 2.5 L turbocharged engine produces 250 horsepower and 320 LB-FT of torque and standard six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive; the hatchback starting price is $31,845. The engine responds quickly to the gas pedal. The advanced technology and safety feature are upgraded in Mazda 2.5 Turbo.

Rather than keeping the design of Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo model-specific Mazda has given it looks much relative to old Mazdaspeed 3. Keen eyes, will note the 2.5 Turbo’s larger tailpipes, gloss black exterior,  heated mirrors, model-specific trunk badge, frameless rearview mirror, and chrome finishes around the push-button starter and glovebox. Sedans also have a sport gloss-black grille and slightly altered lower fascia.

Every 2.5 Turbo has standard features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a 12-speaker Bose audio system, 8.8-inch central display screen, heated seats, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alerts, blind-spot monitoring, active lane controls, lane departure warning automatic high-beam headlights and a driver attention monitor.

If you are in search of more comfort, convenience, and safety-tech can opt for a Premium Plus Package. It includes automated emergency braking in reverse, a 360-degree surround-view camera, front and rear parking sensors, leather seats, navigation, lane-centering function, and Traffic jam assist. On the hatchback, the Premium Plus package costs $2,850 and also adds a front air dam and rear roof spoiler. The Appearance package for the hatchback adds sportier hatch-mounted spoiler and the front fascia is for $1,075. All of the cosmetic upgrades can also be specified without the Premium Plus package for $1,900. On sedan the Premium Plus package is for $2,450, but with a gloss black rear lip spoiler instead of a roof spoiler and without the Appearance package.

Specifics of 2022 Kia Sedona

We know that Kia has been designing a new look for it Sedona Minivan to replace the current model. In recent times Kia has already launched its 2021 Kia Sedona which has minor changes from previous models. The all-new version will not arrive before 2022 as Kia U.S. representative hasn’t confirmed it yet but Kia says it will go on sales in Korea where it is called Carnival and we are expecting its price will be higher than the current MSRP. It is based on Kia’s new mid-size platform and Kia calls it a “Grand Utility Vehicle”.

The new Sedona will look more like an SUV, shorter front overhang, and a extended hood than the present line up, and from pictures, it is cleared that it more stylish minivan. It will be longer and wider and have a 1.2 inch longer wheelbase as this creates more room for third-row passenger and cargo space behind the third row.  Recliner second-row captain chairs that are within the current model are going to be optional in new models and eight-passenger options will also be there.

Most probably the engine will be a 3.5 V6 that produce 290 horsepower and 262 LB-FT of torque mated to eight-speed automatic transmissions. The Sedona will be having a rear-wheel drive and no option for an all-wheel-drive that is available in its competitors Chrysler Pacifica and Honda Odyssey. Top trim will be having two infotainment systems i.e. a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a second 12.3-inch central infotainment screen.

Kia’s tiger-nose grille will be in the new Sedona with LED daytime running lights and sleek headlights. At back it will have a full-width light bar and SUV-inspired metallic lower skid plates. Eight different colors for the exterior will be there and for aluminum alloy wheels options will be 17, 18, and 19-inch and updated safety features will be in it.

2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition

If you have forgotten about ford’s win in 24-hour endurance i.e. in June 1966 Ford won the Le Mans race all three spots with Ford GT 40 MK II and defeated Ferrari in this race. It is also captured in the 2019 film “Ford vs. Ferrari”. Ford is reminding that victorious moment again coming up with a limited edition of 2021 Ford GT Heritage Edition inspired by Ford GT 40 Mark II.

The exterior is also inspired to 55 years ago Ford GT40 MK II race car that has bold white, black, and red exterior the 2021 Ford GT Heritage has a frozen white color with a carbon fiber hood, race red asymmetrical accents on the front fascia, and roof edge, unique ford graphics on lower rear panels, heritage gold 20-inch aluminum wheels with red brake calipers. The driver side door and rear wing also have distinct visuals and carbon fibers have the signature 98 graphics and the supercar’s lightweight body.

The interior has black and red accents i.e. black wrapping around the instrumental panel, headliner, and steering wheel rim while red is on paddle shifters and seats it gives a dramatic vibe to the interior.

Ford GT Heritage Edition

If you want an even bolder look for then a package is available which features 20-inch carbon fiber wheels with red painted inner accent wheel rim, black brake calipers and in interior 98 roundels provide contrast on both driver and passenger door panels.

Now taking about what is not there i.e. self-driving capability. So if you are having 24 hr. racing you have to include co-pilot in it.

Ford has also revealed a very limited Ford GT studio that will let the buyer make their 660 horsepower GT stand out from the crowd. This will be customizable with an all-new graphics package with color opted y buyer highlighting its key elements. The color can be chosen from seven standard colors or further personalized palettes. Only 40 units of studio collection for 2021 and 2022 model years will be there. Ford has also said that the delivery of the Ford GT will begin in 2021 and will end in 2022.

Hyundai confirms three new electric cars

Hyundai is already offering IONIQ in three different powertrains: hybrid (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV), and all-electric (BEV).

After this Hyundai announced that IONIQ will not be a name for a single-vehicle it will be the starting of its EV line-up that will come in the next four years including a compact hatchback based on Hyundai 45 and a sedan based on the Hyundai Prophecy concept and an SUV.

Few details of its first three electric vehicles are revealed along with that it is also revealed that the name is going to use a numerical naming scheme in which even numbers are for sedans and odd numbers are for SUVs.

Hyundai IONIQ 5

This is going to be the first midsize electric CUV based on concept 45. It will be launch in early 2021. Concept 45 was first revealed at International Motor Show (IAA) 2019 in Frankfurt as a concept car. The design has cutting-edge parametric pixels.

Hyundai IONIQ 6

IONIQ 6 will be an electric sedan it will be launched in 2022 based on its latest prophecy concept of EV

Hyundai IONIQ 7

IONIQ 7 will be an electric large SUV it will be launched in 2024.

More details and release dates are not revealed, the automaker says that the vehicles will be having futuristic looks than the powertrain.

The Hyundai 45 exterior lacked door handles, has sharp lines throughout the exterior and tradition front grille. The interior is simple and constructed out of light wood. The Prophecy has looks something between the Tesla Model S and Porsche 911 with rounded lines and a bubble-shaped cabin. The interior is not revealed by Hyundai.

The IONIQ vehicles will go on Electric Global Modular Platform or E-GMP and the automakers said that this platform will expand across various vehicle sizes and shapes.