By Joey Guerra Published 9:51 pm CDT, Sunday, August 26, 2018 Christina Wells makes her live debut Tuesday on "America's Got Talent," vying for public votes against magicians and dance troupes. But we've got an exclusive listen to some of her new material. "Sing Christina" is the debut "mixtape" from the big-voiced Houston diva, premiering above. She calls it a mixtape because it's just a taste of what's to come and a primer for the eventual original material. The seven-song EP is a smart collection of covers that hone in on what the public will likely want from Wells after seeing her on "AGT." THIS IS ME: Christina Wells finally embraces her dreams Christina Wells made it to the live 'AGT' shows and is a well-known Houston performer. Christina Wells made it to the live 'AGT' shows and is a well-known Houston performer. Photo: Tasha Gorel Christina Wells made it to the live 'AGT' shows and is a … [Read more...] about Premiere: Listen to the new ‘mixtape’ from ‘America’s Got Talent’ diva Christina Wells
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Japan tops the list, followed by Thailand. Oh, and that German car you're buying? It might actually be American... Besides a few locally-built stragglers on dealer lots, every new car sold in Australia is imported. We've combed through VFACTS data (okay, looked at a table and done some basic maths) to work out which part of the world supplies us the most cars, and which the fewest.It should come as no surprise to hear Japan leads the way when it comes to imports, given it's a right-hand drive market like ours. Of the 605,522 cars registered to the end of June 2018, a whopping 184,398 originated there, accounting for 30.45 per cent of the market.For the sake of comparison, that's well up on the 172,984 it had managed by mid-2017.Our never-ending love for dual-cab utes has driven Thailand to second place on the import ladder, with 159,421 vehicles delivered and a 26.33 per cent market share by the end of June. There aren't any Thai brands on offer Down Under, but it's the source for … [Read more...] about Passports please: Where do Australia’s cars come from?
It's not even on the road yet and the Tesla Semi is getting some new competition. German Automaker Daimler, which owns Freightliner, Fuso, and other truck brands, announced that it would deliver its first 30 electric trucks to customers in North America for testing later this year. Last month, Swedish truckmaker Volvo also introduced an electric delivery truck. The closest competitor to the Tesla Semi (as well as an electric semi coming from American startup Nikola) is Daimler's Freightliner eCascadia. At its Capital Market and Technology Day, an annual meeting of sorts held jointly in Stuttgart, Germany and Portland, Oregon, the company unveiled and did a demonstration run in the eCascadia as well as the smaller Class 6 Freightliner eM2. DON'T MISS: California utilities commission passes record incentives for chargers The 80,000-pound Class 8 eCascadia is designed for port drayage and local and regional distribution, according to a report in Truckinginfo.com. That could make it a … [Read more...] about Electric trucks coming from Daimler, Freightliner, Volvo, and others
We have good news and bad news. The good news is that, at long last, the KTM X-Bow is coming to America. The bad news is that you won’t be able to drive it on public roads. Instead, the Austrian track-oriented roadster will be limited to just that: track driving. And to that end, the motorcycle manufacturer is launching it in a special specification. After three quarters of a century making motorcycles, KTM branched out onto four wheels with the X-Bow 10 years ago. It solicited the services of Dallara to develop the chassis and sourced the engine from Audi. The sum total is a mid-engined, open-cockpit performance special that’s about as extreme as anything else on the road or track, even if it does only have a four-cylinder engine. Two Versions For The US If that isn’t enough, though, KTM is also offering a more extreme Comp R 1st Edition. This one uses the same engine tuned to deliver 350 hp (258 kW) and 321 lb-ft (435 Nm) of torque. With a six-speed sequential … [Read more...] about KTM X-Bow Is Finally Coming To America… But There’s A (Big) Catch
Mercedes-Benz took the covers off the fourth generation of its A-Class in Amsterdam today. While the smallest vehicle in the luxury manufacturer’s lineup isn’t subject to the same kind of fanfare as a new S-Class, it’s a big deal to us, as it will be the first one sold in North America. Unfortunately, the unveiling was more of an extended teaser. While MB was happy to provide the press with a laundry list of features and options, technical specifications won’t be announced until March. We also won’t be getting the hatchback; that’s relegated for European duty. Instead, American customers will enjoy the sedan variant — which is in the final stages of development. Thankfully, we do know what kind of hardware it will be working with, and can see from the five-door that it should closely resemble the Concept A Sedan everyone was buzzing about last year. The overall shape is close to the prototype and holds onto a … [Read more...] about Coming to America: Mercedes-Benz Unveils the New A-Class