With Tesla having started the first deliveries of the Model 3 in Europe, it’s time to find out if the popular electric car will make the same impression as it did in the US. European customers will be limited to the two all-wheel drive variants for the time being, with the cheaper versions to follow on a later date. This also means that the starting price for the Model 3 in Europe is currently set at a little over 50,000 euros (around $56,400 in current exchange rates). Carwow got its hands on a Model 3 Performance on French plates, giving us an in-depth review of the smaller Tesla. Despite many reports of inconsistent quality control, the test car appears to be very well sorted in terms of fit and finish. In fact, the reviewer finds the Model 3 to be better built than the more expensive Model S. The dual-motor, all-wheel drive electric powetrain provides a maximum output of 450hp and 471lb-ft (638Nm) of torque, catapulting the Model 3 Performance into 62mph (100km/h) from a … [Read more...] about Tesla Model 3 Performance Good Enough To Wow The Europeans As Well?
THERE’S a line in Captain Marvel that I use to motivate my kids. Yon-Rogg (Jude Law) is sparring with Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) when he tells her: “I want you to be the best version of yourself.” To my boys that means always look smart, be kind and try hard. The thing is, I reckon Land Rover has a similar mantra and followed it to the letter with the new Range Rover Evoque. Yes, I said new Evoque. At first glance, it looks no different to the eye-catching original that all your women friends desire. But it is. This Mk2 version is better in every way. More sophisticated, more responsible, more capable. Only the door hinges are carried over from the previous car. Now let’s start with the jewellery. The second- gen Evoque has flush door handles borrowed from the boutique Velar, as well as recycled seat fabrics, twin touchscreen set-up, Apple CarPlay, 4G wifi, and all sorts of camera-based safety systems. It’s all very classy. Look carefully at the photo of … [Read more...] about All-new Range Rover Evoque is more sophisticated, more responsible and more capable — you’ll love it
PrologueWith a monthly sales average of 119 units (Sept 2018-Feb 2019), the Ford Figo is among the least popular models in its category. That said, Ford India is far from giving up on its B1-segmenter as the small car has finally received some mid-cycle action that not only aims to spruce up the looks but even brings in a punchier set of petrol engine options and a handful of additional features. In line with its compact sedan sibling, the Figo has received a set of updates that is far from a minor nip-and-tuck treatment. Our 2019 Ford Figo (facelift) review sums up all there’s to know about the reinvigorated Maruti Swift and Hyundai Grand i1o adversary.Sportier Outside, Smarter InsideThe Ford Figo has been repurposed on the lines of its international brethren, the 2018 Ford Ka+. The front fascia no longer sports a distinctly Aston Martin-like livery and instead comes with a sporty-looking honeycomb wire-mesh grille. The bumper is new, too, and looks a tad more … [Read more...] about 2019 Ford Figo (facelift)
WHEN BMW launched the first- generation S1000RR in 2010 it was a game-changer. Until it arrived, the Japanese and Italian manufacturers were having it away. It delivered more power, more technology and less weight than any litre sports bike ever had. It even came with heated grips and cruise control. The S1000RR might not have had much success on the race track, but out there in the real world it kicked ass. For 2019, the S1000RR is all new – and it is not just a couple of updated stickers and a few extra horsepower. The looks have morphed from Patrick Moore to Roger Moore and, in our opinion, it’s now every bit as pretty as anything from Ducati or Aprilia. It’s underneath the bodywork, though, where the magic really happens. The amount of rider software this bike has is insane. Everything you could possibly want to adjust in order to improve your performance on road or track can now be tweaked through an easy-to-use system, with all of your choices displayed through … [Read more...] about BMW does it again – 2019 S1000RR pushes the boundaries of bike performance
The 12th generation Corolla represents a major milestone for the Japanese car maker, which makes a serious effort to shake its reliable, but boring, image. The new car’s sharp looks are combined with Toyota’s latest TNGA GA-C platform, which is more rigid than before and promises to offer more engaging driving dynamics thanks to its lower center gravity and multi-link rear suspension. Out of the three available bodystyles, it’s the hatchback that offers the sportier character on the road, as Toyota has applied different chassis settings for each version, depending on their respective target group. The new Corolla is the only car in its segment that’s offered with two different hybrid powertrains: a 122PS (120hp) 1.8-liter version and a range-topping 180PS (178hp) 2.0-liter model. Toyota promises that both can offer up to 50 percent all-electric driving on the everyday commute. For those who don’t want a hybrid just yet, there’s also a turbocharged … [Read more...] about Does The 2019 Corolla Hatchback Deliver On Toyota’s Promises?