Good morning and welcome to our daily digest of automotive news from around the globe, starting with…
Volvo has transplanted the EV guts of the Polestar 2 into its XC40 small SUV to create the company’s first fully-electric car. Performance is, well electrifying, thanks to a 4.7 second 0-60mph capability, but the price might raise your pulse, too.
Before it performed its 1000 hp tuning magic on a Shelby GT500 and Dodge Hellcat Durango, Hennessey decided to run the two cars down the strip in stock form. Who’s your money on?
The second of two Mercedes EVs launched in the last seven days, the EQB is a very different proposition to the EQS luxury sedan. The EQB 350 can travel 260 miles on a charge, but Mercedes says long-range versions will follow.
VW’s new ID.4 is surprisingly spacious, but now it has an even bigger seven-seat brother, the ID.6. The new electric SUV is almost a foot longer, which should make it a great family car, but don’t get your hopes up – it’s a China-only model. Take a look to see what we’re missing.
We already know AMG is swapping V8 power for a hybridised 2.0-litre four in the next C63, and it looks like we’ve just caught the potential M3 killer on the move, massively flared arches and all.
Nissan has created a one-off gold GT-R that customers of McDonald’s in Japan can win a chance to drive on a test track. Well, they do call it fast food.
The sun-faded patina of an unrestored old car is evidence of life well lived, and many of us really dig that natural look. But this tired BMW 2002 looks incredible after a full paint correction.
What Else Is Making The News
Google Earth Now Shows You The Consequences of Climate Change For The Past 37 Years
The ability to look at any place on Earth from the comfort of our computer thousands of miles away still amazes us, but now Google Earth gives us a chance to see how those places have changed since 1984 – mostly for the worse.
No One Was Driving In “Autonomous” Tesla Crash that Killed Two In Texas
Two men died on Saturday night when their 2019 Model S left the road on a curve and crashed into a tree, CNBC reports. Initial police findings suggest no one was in the driver’s seat at the time of the crash.