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Ford Focus RS ALL-WHEEL DRIVE, FOR ALL-OUT, PERFORMANCE Ford’s Focus RS offers a winning recipe of a great Focus chassis and some serious turbocharged grunt. Now there’s a new twist, as Jonathan Crouch report. Ten Second Review The Ford Focus RS comes out of the blue corner swinging some big haymakers. With a 350PS punch from its 2.3-litre Ecoboost engine going to all four wheels via a trick torque vectoring drivetrain, it’s made of the right stuff. Background Despite being one of the few hot hatches that could get away with an outrageous look, Ford’s Focus RS is remarkably restrained. It’s signally lacking the steroidal wheel arches and monster spoilers that we all expected. Look a bit closer and all of the cues are there …

Jaguar I-Pace ‘concept’ revealed: British luxury brand readies move into EV arena The Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV concept has been revealed at the Los Angeles motor show this week, signalling the company’s plans to rival the likes of the Tesla Model X. Closely previewing the British marque’s first-ever electric vehicle, due in 2018, the I-Pace concept – which appears production-ready even now – is touted as an electric performance SUV that combines a supercar silhouette with sports car performance and five-seater SUV practicality. Powered by a 90kWh liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack, Jaguar claims the I-Pace has a range of up to 500km. Each axle is driven by a 147kW/350Nm electric motor, giving a total system output of 294kW and 700Nm along with a single-speed transmission sending drive to all-four...

Jeep to sell Grand Cherokee Trackhawk alongside SRT 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Jeep in late 2017 will bring to market a Grand Cherokee powered by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ NYSE:FCAU awesome supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 known as the Hellcat. Speaking with The Detroit News, Jeep CEO Mike Manley confirmed the vehicle will carry the oft-rumored Trackhawk name and be offered alongside the existing Grand Cherokee SRT. The Hellcat engine delivers 707 horsepower in the Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models, though this figure may be toned down when hooked up with the Grand Cherokee’s all-wheel-drive system. Nevertheless, we’ve heard the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk’s 0-60 mph time could slip under 3.0 seconds. 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat The Grand Cherokee SRT, meanwhile, is powered by a 6.4-liter V-8 delivering 475 horsepower, enough to hustle the SUV from 0-60 mph in...

2018 Holden Commodore revealed, officially: Wraps come off fully-imported family hauler The all-new and fully imported 2018 Holden Commodore has been revealed at last, marking the next step in a journey that began – officially, at least – with the announcement in 2013 that the lion brand would transition from car maker to ‘national sales company’. Released just hours after both liftback and wagon models were caught in the middle of promotional filming, these official renderings offer a first glossy look at what’s to come. Largely identical to the new-generation Opel Insignia, this new ‘NG’ Commodore replaces the locally manufactured line that will wind up in the year ahead. Indeed, production of Holden’s HFV6 engine has already come to an end. Although made known some time ago, Holden has again confirmed the new Commodore was designed by its...

5 SUVs Americans are clamoring for Intro Americans love sport utility vehicles. With fuel prices low and the need for function high, SUVs in all forms are being snapped up. Experts expect the trend to continue, even as consumer preferences evolve. With that in mind, here's five SUVs America is clamoring for. Research the 2016 jeep wrangler 2020 Ford Bronco The Ford Bronco is one of the most eagerly anticipated future SUVs. Put simply, the American people want it. This rendering, conceived by Bronco6G.com suggests a retro look for the next-generation model that could arrive for 2020. Realistically, we expect the Bronco to have a more modern look inline with Ford's Explorer and F-150 designs. We also think some form of hybrid system is possible. Ford has said it will add four new...

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: The Fastest Camaro in the Road The fastest Camaro is now on the road, 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. The ZL1 was revealed by Chevrolet last March where it built excitement to the car enthusiasts. Chevrolet just released the performance figures and the price for their newest beast of the road. Advertisement 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 matched up with the Corvette Z06 having 650-hp, a really powerful engine for the ZL1. With its new 10-speed automatic transmission, spectators for this car would not be disappointed. The car reaches 0-60mph in just 3.5 seconds, it reaches a quarter of a mile in just 11.4 seconds at a speed of 127mph. The coupe costs $62,135 and $69,135 for the convertible. The ZL1 would be on sale this month, according to Road and Track. The Corvette Z06 shares its 6.2-litre LT4 ...

2018 Toyota C-HR Makes An Appearance At LA Auto Show VIDEO Despite its considerably late arrival in the subcompact crossover game, it looks like Toyota is set to take the coveted segment by storm with its latest entry, the 2018 C-HR. Advertisement The C-HR was first spotted at the Geneva Motor Show as a concept car in March. The 2018 Toyota C-HR has finally made its US debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show on Thursday, Nov. 17. The car was originally slated to be sold here under Scion "youth" brand, which is now closed. Now that the C-HR is finally here, many are speculating whether or not the car is worth the wait. C-HR denotes "Coupe High-Rider," however; it's worth noting that this subcompact crossover does not feature four doors. In their bid ...

'Nintendo NES Classic Mini' A Success, SNES Mini To Debut Soon "Nintendo NES Classic Mini" debuts successfully with its nostalgic games and an affordable price. The console is now sold out practically everywhere and with its surprising success, Nintendo is now planning to launch the SNES MINI soon as well as other game consoles that will feature Nintendo's classic games. Advertisement The "Nintendo NES Classic Mini" gives a fairly faithful experience of what was playing on the original console can be with Nintendo's top 30 games installed in it. At only $60, the console is a steal and a must-have purchase this holiday season. It is now sold out in many stores and will continue to sell likes hotcakes and can even beat the PS4 Pro consoles where it's quite ironic for the latest to be beaten by ...