By Eric Ralph Posted on January 23, 2019 Speaking in a late-December 2018 interview with Popular Mechanics’ editor-in-chief, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk shared considerable insight into the thought processes that ultimately led him to – in his own words – “convince” his team that the company’s BFR rocket (now Starship and Super Heavy) should pivot
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The e-Niro, Kia’s first fully-electric crossover utility vehicle was revealed in European specification at the 2018 Paris Motor Show.  Sales are to begin later this year. Range has been confirmed, using European the new WLTP combined cycle, at 301 range for the e-Niro when powered by the high-capacity 64 kWh battery. Capable of charging at
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Polestar, Volvo’s performance brand which has been relaunched as an electric brand, is apparently gradually unveiling the Polestar 2, an upcoming all-electric sedan, which it describes as a “Tesla Model 3 competitor.” After releasing the first image of the Polestar 2 earlier this month, they have now released a second one through an app, which also includes
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That out of the way, the 2019 Ranger isn’t all bad. Some enthusiasts scoffed when Ford announced the only U.S. engine would be the 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbo-four, but Ford made the right call. Turbo lag is nearly nonexistent, and the low- to midrange torque makes the truck feel quicker than it is. Whether daily driving
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Follow Viknesh Mercedes-Benz’s E-Class family is approaching the midway point in its life cycle and a prototype for an updated member has just been spotted. The prototype is for the E-Class sedan but similar updates should be bound for other E-Class members. We’ve also spied prototypes for the updated E-Class Coupe and E-Class Wagon, as
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Follow Viknesh More than a decade on since the nameplate was last in production, Lincoln’s Aviator is finally back, and better than ever. The 2020 Aviator unveiled ealier this month at the 2019 North American International Auto Show is a credible alternative to mid-size luxury crossover SUVs from the German brands, and thus it’s no
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Follow Viknesh 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS at the Nürburgring Sleep easy, GT3 RS fans. Porsche has no plans to muck around with the winning formula carved out by previous generations of the track-honed marvel. Speaking with Wheels magazine (via Which Car) in an interview published Wednesday, soon-to-be-retired Porsche 911 engineer August Achleitner mentioned a
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Follow Viknesh Audi engineers are hard at work developing a redesigned A6 Allroad soft-roader, and one of the prototypes has just been spotted. The A6 Allroad is a high-riding wagon with all-wheel drive and underbody protection, providing buyers with an alternative to the ubiquitous crossover SUV. Other Allroad traits include steeper approach and departure angles
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Former Magna International CEO Belinda Stronach is rejecting claims of mismanagement made by her father, Frank, saying she was instead trying to prevent him from pursuing “idiosyncratic and often unprofitable projects” that threatened the family fortune. Belinda Stronach, a former Canadian lawmaker, is seeking about $25 million from her father, according to a statement of defense
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