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AMG and Linkin Park team up to give electric sports cars a new voice

There’s thinking outside of the box, and then there’s letting Linkin Park help decide what your next generation of electric cars will sound like, and that’s precisely what Mercedes-AMG is doing. As electric cars become more familiar and the lack of the sound of an internal combustion engine loses its novelty, automakers are going to need their vehicles to sound ... Read More »

The car of the future isn’t a car at all

This week, a subsidiary of Volkswagen called Moia unveiled a new concept vehicle in Berlin: a six-seater all-electric van. Blandly brown in color and retaining none of the flash typical of other concept vehicles, the Moia EV probably flew under the radar for most people. But what’s interesting about it is that the vehicle is designed for ride-hailing services like ... Read More »

2018 Subaru Forester: A Serious and Efficient SUV

For years, Japanese automaker Subaru was seemingly led by engineers whose main focus was their vehicles’ mechanics and the durability of their flat-four cylinder engine. Far behind on the list of priorities came styling, driving pleasure and passenger comfort. Things have progressed over the years, slowly at first and then more quickly, to the point where the current lineup of ... Read More »

Five More Ways To Save When Buying A New Car

Last month, we brought you Six Ways To Avoid Paying Too Much For Your Car This Winter. Here are five more points to ponder as you prepare to walk into a dealership. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Don’t be in a hurry. A consumer who needs wheels right now, today, is gold to a dealer, especially if you let them know you’re ... Read More »

Planning to buy a new car? Wait for e-vehicles if you can

India on its path to embrace electric cars Are you planning to buy a new car? Consider this: petrol and diesel cars are on their way out. India is zipping ahead on its path to embrace electric cars as automakers as well as the government are gearing up to bring electric mobility to the country. Next year, a number of ... Read More »

Glut of Honda Civics makes them a good bargain

Solid all-rounder: Honda’s 2012 Civic hatchback.Source:Supplied Millions of car owners can’t be wrong: globally we’ve bought 23 million Honda Civics, with more than 300,000 of those finding Australian homes since 1973. It’s a nameplate that inspires loyalty, as indicated by strong sales of the latest 10th generation Civic, which arrived in 2016. The used market has a glut of 2012-16 ... Read More »

Bitcoin approaches $10,000 a piece

The move takes it to 20% above the level it stood at on Friday, according to the Luxembourg-based Bitcoin exchange, Bitstamp. It started the year at around $1,000. Virtual currencies are largely unregulated and bypass traditional banking systems. Their growth is of increasing concern to international regulators. China and South Korea have banned any new virtual currency launches and have been ... Read More »

Donating a car to charity? You might want to pump the brakes

Thinking of donating your clunker to charity for a nice tax deduction? Proceed with caution. The gifting of used cars to “charities” has become a favorite way for Americans to dispose of unwanted vehicles. And why not? You can avoid the headache of selling or junking the car, help a charitable cause and lower your tax burden all at the ... Read More »

Aston Martin reveals its all-new Vantage, a 503hp V8 sports car

On Tuesday morning, the second vehicle in Aston Martin’s new “Second Century” plan was revealed to the world. The new Vantage sports car is a modern replacement for the company’s best-selling model of all time. Powered by a 503hp 4.0L twin-turbo V8, it’s a lighter, more-focused vehicle than the related DB11, which first saw daylight in 2016. The Vantage is ... Read More »

Interstellar asteroid is given a name

The first known asteroid to visit our Solar System from interstellar space has been given a name. Scientists who have studied its speed and trajectory believe it originated in a planetary system around another star. The interstellar interloper will now be referred to as ‘Oumuamua, which means “a messenger from afar arriving first” in Hawaiian. The name reflects the object’s ... Read More »