2020 World Luxury Car and World Performance Car The World Car Awards and our 86 jurors from around the world recognize the widespread impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and extend our condolences to all those affected. In deference to that impact, we are respectfully limiting the reveal of the 2020 World Car Awards winners to announcement via digital media. The Road to the 2020 World Car Awards concluded today with the declaration of the PORSCHE TAYCAN as a winner in both the 2020 World Luxury Car and 2020 World Performance Car categories.
State of the Art electronics, but sustainable Precept, the car with which Polestar envisions its future, was created to showcase three key areas for the Swedish brand: sustainability, digital technology and design. Following its digital reveal in February, Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath now takes a look at Precept in detail, and in reality, in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Hyundai reveals more details of its Prophecy Concept EV
No Steering Wheel Hyundai Motor has revealed more details of its Prophecy Concept EV. In a new walk-around video, Hyundai Motor Group’s Chief Design Officer Luc Donckerwolke explains some of the key features inside and outside the vehicle. Prophecy received its digital premiere last month. Rather than being a pure concept, its name refers to the fact that this vehicle teasers ideas and features Hyundai will develop in the future.
GM and Honda IndyCar engine manufacturer rivals General Motors and Honda have agreed to jointly develop two all-new electric vehicles for Honda, based on GM’s highly flexible global EV platform powered by proprietary Ultium batteries. The exteriors and interiors of the new EVs will be exclusively designed by Honda, and the platform will be engineered to support Honda’s driving character.
Top of the line G80 challenges the best Germany has to offer The all-new Genesis G80 made its digital world premiere today. It represents both the third generation of the brand’s executive sedan and a decade-plus of mid-luxury leadership from Genesis’ parent company. “The core of our brand lies within the G80,” said William Lee, Executive Vice President and Global Head of the Genesis Brand. “This segment represents where we started and we’re pleased that our newest offering achieves a perfect balance of discerning luxury and inspiring performance for our customers.”
Hybrid / plug-in hybrid engine set to be most powerful in Aston Martin range Aston Martin has revealed further details of its in-house designed V6 engine, which has been created initially for deployment in a new range of mid-engined sportscars, starting with the Aston Martin Valhalla from 2022. Codenamed TM01 – celebrating Aston Martin’s illustrious engineer of the 50s and 60s, Tadek Marek – the engine has already undergone a series of extensive testing on the dyno, as the team make progress towards creating the luxury British brand’s first in-house designed engine since 1968.
by Ali Arsham The Nissan Rogue is Nissan’s best-selling vehicle. It makes sense because it is one vehicle that does everything well. It is roomy but not too big and luxurious without being flashy. It is also affordable and economical and Nissan has now added a host of electronic safety measures.
by Ali Arsham The current Toyota Sequoia has been with us for over 10 years. The Sequoia has been one of our favorites with its roomy interior and powerful engine. It remains one of the few full size V8 SUVs that you can buy and if you need something big then the Sequoia could be the one for you. We tried one and wanted to see if we still like the current version. If you want room, the Sequoia is for you.
Al electric BMW with estimated EPA range of 270 miles The BMW Group is opening a new chapter in its history with the unveiling of a pure-electric Gran Coupe. The BMW Concept i4 takes electric drive to the core of the BMW brand and heralds a new era in Sheer Driving Pleasure. The BMW Concept i4 represents a look ahead to the BMW i4, slated to enter production in 2021 as the BMW Group’s first all-electric model in the premium midsize class.
Polestar Precept is a vision of the company’s future vehicle aspirations Polestar reveals the Polestar Precept – a vision of the brand’s future direction and a clear expression of intent. Precept exhibits the execution of new, more sustainable interior materials, the continued development of the digital user interface and the essence of Polestar design. The name “Precept” was chosen to emphasize the vehicle’s role in setting out Polestar’s intent as the contemporary electric performance brand. A precept is a manifesto of things to come; a declaration.
by Ali Arsham Kia introduced a new large SUV called the Telluride last year. A new SUV on the market is not that big of a deal but the Telluride is the best in the segment. If you want to buy a three-row SUV, this is the one to get. Most manufacturers don’t get it right on the first try but Kia has nailed this one. At first glance, the Telluride is just another SUV. It is not a 600 hp fire breathing monster and it will not hit 200 mph.
Some very helpful tips Do you have a passion for motorsports? Are you also pretty handy when it comes to tweaking vehicles and improving their performance? If so, why not throw yourself into the task of transforming a street vehicle into a race car? Whether you ultimately decide to enter this vehicle into a rally competition is completely up to you. The number one goal here is to have as much fun as you possibly can while you bring your very own race car to life. To ensure that you build your race car in the safest and most cost-effective manner possible, be sure to put the advice laid out below into practice.
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