Toyota has unveiled the Sport Crossover Concept, a sleek four-door electric vehicle (EV) that will launch in 2025. Despite the name, the design is more coupe-like than SUV, with a low roofline and pronounced front and rear overhangs. Toyota plans to introduce six EVs in Europe by 2026, and the Sport Crossover Concept is expected to be a standout model in their lineup. The production version of the concept will likely be positioned above the bZ4X in Toyota's range of EVs.
Dec 03, 2023 10:22 PM PT
Kia's EV9, a pure-electric large SUV, has won the Danish Car of the Year's Innovation Award. The EV9 has received multiple awards in Europe and North America, including the Reader Award in the U.K. and the German Luxury Car of the Year. It has also been recognized for its design, winning awards for Best Premium SUV and Best SUV Interior. The EV9 is currently nominated for major car awards worldwide and is based on Hyundai Motor Group's electric vehicle-dedicated platform.
Dec 03, 2023 10:22 PM PT
The article discusses the challenges and lack of knowledge surrounding electric car charging etiquette, emphasizing the need for collaboration and support in order to overcome these issues.
Dec 03, 2023 10:21 PM PT
Toyota has unveiled a new concept vehicle, the Urban SUV, which previews their next electric car. The city-sized SUV, set to be released in Europe next year, appears to be based on a Suzuki model. While the front design is unique to Toyota, the vehicles look identical on the outside. The Urban SUV will come in different sizes and drive options, and it is part of Toyota's plan to offer six electric vehicles in Europe by 2026.
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An Alfa Romeo Giulia was involved in a serious collision with three other cars at a service centre after the owner dropped it off for minor repairs.Dec 03, 2023 10:20 PM PT
Toyota has launched the four-cylinder LandCruiser 70 Series in Australia, offering an automatic transmission for the first time in almost 30 years. The model includes safety and technology updates to keep the 39-year-old model relevant. Orders for the V8-powered LC70 range remain suspended, but the 4.5-litre option will be available in 2024.Dec 03, 2023 10:17 PM PT
Toyota Australia is encouraging V8 LandCruiser fans to give the new four-cylinder model a chance, stating that V8 ownership is often just a psychological barrier. The company believes that once customers drive the four-cylinder version, they will realize its capability and performance. Toyota Australia also stated that while the V8 engine will still be available for now, stricter fuel efficiency standards may lead to its removal from the LandCruiser 70 Series range in the future.Dec 03, 2023 10:16 PM PT
Toyota unveiled the Urban SUV Concept at a recent event in Belgium, previewing a new electric vehicle (EV) that will be launched in Europe in 2024. The upcoming model will be offered with front- and all-wheel drive powertrains and two battery options. Toyota plans to introduce six dedicated EVs in Europe by 2026 as part of its goal to offer a diverse portfolio of electrified vehicles.Dec 03, 2023 10:15 PM PT
Toyota has unveiled the 2024 Hilux model with a 2.8L turbodiesel engine and a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. The hybrid system contributes 16 PS and 65 Nm, improving throttle response and fuel efficiency by up to 5%. The system also aids in off-roading and comes with safety features such as enhanced pedestrian detection and adaptive cruise control. The Hilux Hybrid 48V will be available in Europe next year and in Australia in the first half of 2024.Dec 03, 2023 10:14 PM PT
Ferrari stock has tripled in the past five years, outperforming most automotive stocks. The company's high-end sports cars and luxury brand, along with its exclusivity, contribute to its success. Ferrari has stable financials and a resilient target audience, making it less impacted by economic downturns. The introduction of its first-ever SUV, the Purosangue, and its progress in electric vehicles further contribute to its potential growth.Dec 03, 2023 3:18 PM PT
The Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen site in Germany is the most advanced car factory in the world. Factory 56, built in 2020, covers 220,000m2 and is designed to be efficient and sustainable, with solar panels and green energy sources. The production line is flexible and can accommodate different models within 48 hours. The factory produces a variety of models, including the S-Class and the all-electric EQS. The cars are made to order and can be tracked at every stage of production.Dec 03, 2023 3:17 PM PT
The 2026 Nissan Leaf will be redesigned as a sleek SUV with design inspiration from the Ariya and Chill-Out Concept. It will be manufactured in the same UK factory as the electric Qashqai and Juke. The new Leaf will have a lower and sleeker profile, avoiding the "awkward proportions" of previous models. It will be built on the CMF-EV platform, and its batteries will offer a 30% increase in energy density for a longer driving range.Dec 03, 2023 3:16 PM PT
Solid-state batteries are generating excitement in the electric vehicle (EV) industry. These batteries, which use solid electrolytes instead of liquid ones, offer improved safety, higher energy density, and faster charging times. They have the potential to revolutionize the EV market by providing longer ranges and eliminating range anxiety. However, solid-state batteries are still in the development phase, and challenges such as affordability and mass production need to be overcome.Dec 03, 2023 3:16 PM PT
Japanese manufacturer HW Electro has unveiled its Puzzle concept, an ultra-compact electric delivery van designed for urban cargo transport. The van features a multifunctional interior, with a passenger seat that folds into a desk, numerous plug sockets, a capacious load bay, an accessible emergency first aid kit, and a public Wi-Fi hotspot. With a range of 100-150 miles and a cargo capacity of 350kg, the Puzzle aims to be a flexible and energy-efficient solution for urban commerce.Dec 03, 2023 3:15 PM PT
Ghana Msibi criticizes the ongoing white male dominance in the leadership positions of over 50 OEM brands in South Africa, 29 years after democracy.Dec 03, 2023 3:15 PM PT
According to a report, the Ford Mustang's S650 generation will end production in 2028, giving it a longer life cycle than its rival, the Chevy Camaro. The future of the Mustang after 2028 is uncertain, with rumors suggesting it could go fully electric or switch to a hybrid powertrain. Ford already has electric vehicles in its lineup, so it may be able to meet fuel economy regulations while keeping the V8 Mustang. Fans and customers should consider themselves lucky if the 2028 end date is true.Dec 03, 2023 3:15 PM PT
As existing shareholders continue to increase investments in EVs and related technologies, new participants are optimistic about China's growing electric vehicle market. As a result, electric vehicle startup XPeng Motors has strong financial backing and stamina for future development. The company has cash reserves of 8.2 billion yuan (US$1.19 billion), and is ramping up its investment in R&D.
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