Do you like what you're seeing? A few days ago, Kia released the official K8 press images , which also officially marks the end of the Cadenza /K7 nameplate. The name change and revamp spell an upmarket move, but we have yet to see what's found inside the fancy-looking large Korean sedan. Kia said that more information, as well as the official interior images, will arrive at a later date. But if you're running out of patience, cars_secrets from Instagram has posted a set of what it seems like spied photos of the K8's interior. You may see the spied images on the embedded post below, but make sure to browse through all of them by clicking on the right arrow. As you can see, the steering wheel features the revamped Kia logo but what caught our attention is the horizontal display that spreads from the driver's side until the center of the dashboard. There are quite a few premium appointments seen as well, such as the wood veneer accents found all over, along with … [Read more...] about Kia K8’s Posh Interior Revealed Before Official Debut Via Spy Shots
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The American manufacturer expressed satisfaction with the run on Thursday and Friday with Romain Dumas and Franck Mailleux driving the Pipo-engined 007 LMH FIA World Endurance Championship contender. Marque boss Jim Glickenhaus revealed that the focus on the first day was on calibrating the car's electronics before extended running began on day two. "On the first day we had to work out the software, which was complicated because with COVID neither the guys from Bosch nor Xtrac [respectively responsible for the car's electronics and gearbox] could travel and we had to establish remote data lines," he told Motorsport.com. "But on Friday we just kept lapping, lapping and lapping. Romain told me and he has been involved with bigger manufacturers than us who couldn't do four laps in two days." Glickenhaus believes that the team "learned a lot" over the course of the test. "We only did 20 laps on the first day, but we completed around about 100 on day two," he said. "We … [Read more...] about Glickenhaus satisfied with maiden hypercar test
Jaguar has announced they are analyzing the prospects of coming out with additional crossovers following the F-Pace's launch. Jaguar has announced they are analyzing the prospects of coming out with additional crossovers following the F-Pace's launch. It seems the upcoming F-Pace will not be Jaguar's sole crossover offering for a long time as the company's brand director Steven de Ploey told Autocar recently that "a family [of SUVs] is not confirmed but we are investigating it." He went on to specify the company has the tools to launch new high-riding models positioned above and below the F-Pace, but any new crossover wearing the Jaguar badge has to be "dynamically the most capable and it has to meet our design standards." De Ploey also hinted at a sub F-Pace model to tackle the BMW X1, but did admit it's going to be tricky to launch a model in this segment worthy of the Jaguar badge in terms of performance and design. The F-Pace could actually become the middle … [Read more...] about Jaguar hints at smaller crossover to slot below F-Pace
The company seemingly changed its mind about building a Defender truck. The pickup version of the modern Land Rover Defender looks a little bit more likely to happen, despite the company downplaying the possibility for years. Nick Collins, Jaguar Land Rover’s executive director of vehicle programs, says "there is customer demand" for the truck, and "there were no structural limitations" for building it, according to Autocar . "We always said the Defender would be a family," Collins told Autocar , and he suggested to "watch this space" about the truck's future. Gallery: Land Rover Defender Pickup by Kahn Design 6 Photos While there were rumors about the pickup variant before the new Defender's launch, the company eventually dropped the plans. An unnamed source previously made the argument : "Why would you buy a dual-cab ute when you see what you can put in the … [Read more...] about Land Rover Strongly Suggests Defender Pickup Is Planned
You know which one wins this one but you'll watch this anyway. Usually, drag races are orchestrated to see which of the competing cars are the quickest in a quarter-mile, straight-line sprint. Aside from a test of acceleration, it's also a test of traction and power-to-weight ratio, as well as a bit of an assessment of the drivers' skills in launching and gear-shifting. But this weekend's drag race is a tad different. The four-cylinder Toyota Supra is out to prove that it's worthy of carrying the badge, and what better way to do that than to compete against the 3.0L Supra – both old and new. Gallery: 2021 Toyota Supra 2.0: First Drive 40 Photos The race, of course, was set up by Carwow , with Mat Watson piloting the discriminated four-banger Supra. The other contenders were the Toyota Supra powered by a BMW-sourced straight-six engine, while the other … [Read more...] about Can 2.0L Supra Prove Its Worth Against 3.0L Supras In A Wet Drag Race?