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2021 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid: Electrified Opulence

2021 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid: Electrified Opulence

BY MIKE DUFF | CarAndDriver.Com Troy Warren for CNT Bentley has already said that its future will be fully electric as soon as 2030. But the British brand's first electrified product, the new Bentayga hybrid SUV, is a rather small first step toward that goal, one that smoothly combines a modest amount of electric power and range with a turbocharged V-6 that runs on old-fashioned liquid hydrocarbons. Despite its name, the Bentayga hybrid is actually a plug-in. It employs a 335-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 with a 126-hp electric motor sandwiched between the engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Combined output is 443 horsepower and 516…
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Los Angeles: Fisker Ocean Electric SUV Will Debut in November at LA Auto Show

Los Angeles: Fisker Ocean Electric SUV Will Debut in November at LA Auto Show

BY JAY RAMEY | CarAndDriver.Com Troy Warren for LosAngelesNewsAndTalk.Com The long-promised Ocean SUV is slated for production next year, with Fisker planning to open brand centers beforehand. The Fisker Ocean SUV will be revealed at the Los Angeles auto show in November, ahead of the start of production in 2022. The battery-electric SUV will start at $37,499, promising a range of 300 miles in addition to features like a solar roof. Fisker plans to open brand experience centers in a number of major cities in 2022, ahead of the start of production. Henrik Fisker's EV startup will bring a production version of the battery-electric…
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These Vehicles Are Dead for 2022

These Vehicles Are Dead for 2022

BY AUSTIN IRWIN | CarAndDriver.Com Troy Warren for CNT Say goodbye to the Toyota Land Cruiser, Hyundai Veloster, and Volkswagen Passat. Last year brought the end to more than 20 vehicles. Halfway into 2021, automakers have already announced nine models headed toward indefinite retirement for the 2022 model year. Some, like the Volvo V60 and V90 wagons, will see parts of themselves live on. And arguably the best version of Hyundai's Veloster will continue. Others, like the Volkswagen Passat and Honda Clarity are getting booted to make room for more electrified lineups in the future. We'll keep this list updated as more…
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2022 GMC Sierra Will Have Super Cruise with Trailering

2022 GMC Sierra Will Have Super Cruise with Trailering

BY JOEY CAPPARELLA | CarAndDriver.Com Troy Warren for CNT An enhanced version of the hands-free tech will be available on the updated pickup, along with other GM models including the Cadillac Escalade and Chevy Silverado. GM is rolling out a new version of Super Cruise that supports towing a trailer. It also has a new feature called automatic lane change that can overtake a slower vehicle without any input from the driver. This new Super Cruise will be available on several GMC, Chevy, and Cadillac models later this year as 2022 models arrive. GM is installing its Super Cruise hands-free highway…
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Scottsdale: $6.3 Million Arizona Mansion for Sale Has Garage Space for 100 Cars

Scottsdale: $6.3 Million Arizona Mansion for Sale Has Garage Space for 100 Cars

BY CALEB MILLER | CarAndDriver.Com Troy Warren for CNT   The 4.8-acre Scottsdale property has numerous garages with lifts, a paint booth, and a dedicated detailing room. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, a mansion currently listed for sale sits on 4.8 acres of land, providing room for five guest houses, stables, a spa, and a pool and pool house. The property has expansive garages that can house 100 vehicles, proportioned to accommodate RV or boat storage, and there are several lifts, a paint booth, a detailing room, and a dedicated washing station. The house is listed at $6.3 million by Keller Williams Realty and…
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Volkswagen Boss Confirms ID.8 Electric SUV Is Coming

Volkswagen Boss Confirms ID.8 Electric SUV Is Coming

BY WESLEY WREN | CarAndDriver.Com Troy Warren for CNT This upcoming EV will be the size of VW's internal-combustion-engined Atlas. Volkswagen's Herbert Diess has confirmed that VW will roll out an ID.8 electric SUV. The VW ID.8 will be comparable to the mid-size VW Atlas.  Details are minimal, but it's expected to ride on the scalable MEB platform that underpins the rest of the Volkswagen EV lineup. During a presentation on future plans, Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess confirmed that Volkswagen will introduce an Atlas-sized electric crossover under the ID banner. It was expected that Volkswagen would eventually release a mid-size crossover with a battery-electric powertrain, a move that…
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2022 Land Rover Defender V8: Gloriously Excessive

2022 Land Rover Defender V8: Gloriously Excessive

BY MIKE DUFF | CarAndDriver.Com Troy Warren for CNT When it comes to horsepower, too much often is just about right. The current P400 version of the Land Rover Defender, with its 395-hp super- and turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six, already produces what many regard as adequate performance for something so big and boxy. We ran 2020's 5773-pound four-door 110 version to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds. But the new 2022 Defender V8 models, with their 518-hp supercharged 5.0-liter engines, bring outsize character and should trim at least a second from that time. With six-figure starting prices, these new range-topping variants prove that the Defender only…
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GMC Confirms Second Electric Pickup to Accompany Hummer EV

GMC Confirms Second Electric Pickup to Accompany Hummer EV

BY JOEY CAPPARELLA | CarAndDriver.Com Troy Warren for CNT We expect this full-size electric truck to be cheaper than the Hummer and more similar to the upcoming Silverado EV. GMC confirmed it will build a second full-size electric pickup truck. We think it will be closely related to the upcoming Chevy Silverado EV. It will likely be cheaper and less powerful than the GMC Hummer EV. Chevy recently announced an electric version of the Silverado pickup truck, so we should've known that a GMC version wasn't too far behind. GMC vice president Duncan Aldred confirmed yesterday on a conference call that this is…
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986-HP Ferrari SF90 Stradale Breaks Our 60-MPH Acceleration Record

986-HP Ferrari SF90 Stradale Breaks Our 60-MPH Acceleration Record

BY DAVID BEARD | CarAndDriver.Com Troy Warren for CNT It took seven years, but the Ferrari's 2.0-second rip to 60 mph has finally dethroned the Porsche 918 Spyder as the king of acceleration. We tested a 2021 Ferrari SF90 Stradale at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and it rocketed to 60 mph in 2.0 seconds and eviscerated the quarter-mile in 9.5 seconds at 148 mph. The 887-hp 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder’s 2.1-second sprint to 60 mph held the title for seven years. The SF90 Stradale starts at $511,250 and is powered by three electric motors and a 769-hp twin-turbo V-8. All champions eventually…
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Chip Shortage Is Now Affecting Actual New Car Sales Numbers

Chip Shortage Is Now Affecting Actual New Car Sales Numbers

BY SEBASTIAN BLANCO | CarAndDriver.Com Troy Warren for CNT Analysts at Black Book said June saw new-car sales down 14 percent as existing inventory was cleaned out. The backlog of available new-car inventory is getting cleaned out after production was hit by the pandemic and related problems including the chip shortage, according to the data and analytics team at Black Book. New-car sales in June were down around 14 percent compared to pre-pandemic numbers from 2019, according to the data and analytics team at Black Book. It's likely to get worse in the near term, as the number of new vehicles available in…
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