Mazda 3 With Turbo On The Way?

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As nice as the Mazda 3 is, it has always been lacking when it comes to speed but Mazda might also be aware of the issue as the automaker has teased that they will be announced the next powertrain for the Mazda 3.

In the new 13-second teaser video reveal that Mazda will announce next week on the 8th of July 2020. The video also teased that the powertrain will be the main focus here.

The Mazda 3 has not had a turbocharged engine for years now and while Mazda has said a few times that they do not plan to bring the Mazdaspeed back soon, we could still see it come with a turbocharged engine.

It is believe that the turbocharged engine could be the 2.5 liters turbocharged four-cylinder engine that could be offering about 230hp to 250hp. As for whether the manual transmission will be a thing on the Mazda 3, we will have to wait and see.


Entry-Level Porsche Taycan Heads To China

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There are a lot of new EV models that are being offered in China that the rest of the world might not get and Porsche is ready to jump right in as the automaker announce the debut of the Porsche Taycan in China.

The model that will be heading to China right now is the entry-level model that comes with the RWD system and will come fitted with a 79kWh battery pack. Customers looking for a little more can opt for the 93kWh pack.

This model will be offering about 402hp and is capable of offer about 257miles of range on the NEDC cycle. The bigger battery will offer 469hp and will have an NEDC range of 303 miles.

As for when Porsche will actually be bringing the vehicle to the US, we will just have to wait and see.


2021 Subaru Ascent: Updated To Stay In The Race

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While the current Subaru Ascent does have to offer, there is still plenty of room for improvement and that is what Subaru is working on for the 2021 model.

One issue that Subaru did address was the lack of standard features. All trim options will now come with the EyeSight safety suite as standard that will also include advanced adaptive cruise control with lane-centering and lane-keep assist.

The 2021 model will also be fitted with swiveling LED headlights with high-beam assist and warning system for the rear seat belts. The base model will also get 19 cupholders now and a 6.5inch touchscreen while the top of the range Touring model will be fitted with wood grain interior accents, panoramic moonroof, and more.

The 2021 Subaru Ascent will also be coming with a much higher price tag this time with the base model starting off from $33,345.


2021 Ford F-150: Napping Made Better

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Taking a nap during a long drive is nice and a company has just made it even nicer by giving the 2021 Ford F-150 front seats that can be folded down and be turned into a bed.

This feature will be offered by Max Recline Seats but not every Ford F-150 will get to put this on and the option is only offered on the King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited trim models.

There is still a lot that we do not know yet right now like if it will be offered on its own or is it part of a bundle. The price is also still a mystery right now.

The company did show how it works. Owners will need to fold up the rear seat cushion and fold down the front sear backroad. The vehicle will need to be in Park as well.


Dodge Performance Lineup Teased!

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Dodge will have something interesting to announce this week but before that happen, the automaker has released some teasers on what it is they plan to say.

The new audio-only teaser video will feature the supercharged Hellcat V-8s that can be heard revving over an electric guitar. It was also revealed that we will be getting three more teaser videos after this which another teaser image coming before the big announcement.

If you plan to watch the announcement, it will be stream live on Dodge.com so you can put that down on your calendar. We can expect Dodge to revealed a little more about their 2021 performance lineup this time. According to Doge, they are aiming to offer a performance portfolio of 8950hp combined.

Well, the wait is almost over so we should be knowing a lot more by the end of the week.


2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter: New Turbodiesel Option Announced

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The 2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will be getting another nine options as Mercedes announces the 2.0-liter diesel engine.

According to the automaker, the four-cylinder turbodiesel engine will be offering about 161hp and 266lb ft of torque. The engine will come mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission.

In terms of design, the diesel engine option and the standard gasoline engine option will look the same and will come with the same standard features including keyless entry, USB-C ports, shift paddles, tilt-adjustable steering wheel and more.

Of course, the engine option will only be offered on the cargo-hauling Sprinter and not the passenger-carrying model. The price will start at $38,770.


Ford Ranger Performance Upgrade Available With New Packages

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Ford will be offering a few more off-road packages for the Ford Ranger where customers will get bundles of upgrades for their Ranger.

According to Ford, there will be three levels that will be referred to as Performance Packages 1, 2, and 3. The first package will come with an off-road leveling kit, Ford-Perforamnce-tuned FOX shocks, 17inch Dyno Gray wheels along with the Ford Performance windshield banner, and bed-side graphic.

The second package will be fitted with an engine performance upgrade for 45hp and 60lb ft of torque. This will also come with a Rigid off-road fog light kit, BFGoodrich KO2 tires, Ford blue tow hooks, and a license plate frame.

The final package will come with all the goodies above but also red tow hooks, 40inch LED light bar, winch-ready front bumper from ARB, Ford Performance exhaust, and more. The first two packages will be available to order this summer while the third package will only be arriving next year.


2022 Volkswagen Tiguan: What’s New?

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Volkswagen has finally announced its 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan revealing what the model will be offered despite the fact that we don’t even know what the 2021 model will be offering.

The 2022 model will be getting an updated style in the back and front including new headlights and grille design. The front lower surround also appears larger now. The R-Line will also be getting a new badge to match what the other R-badge models are offering.

On the inside, the vehicle will be getting silver and gray interior although Beowna nd light bright seat colors will also be offered. The vehicle will also come with an eight-inch Digital Cockpit instrument cluster as standard but a 10.25inch Digital Cockpit will also be available.

The base model Willa so be getting heated seats, keyless entry, and more driver assistance system as standard. No price has been revealed yet so we will have to wait for a little to learn more about the upcoming model.


2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata: 100th Anniversary Announced!

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We did not even know if the 100th Anniversary Special Edition Mazda MX-5 Miata was going to be offered in the US when Mazda first announce it but the automaker has now confirmed that it will.

Based on the Grand Touring trim model, the 100th Anniversary Special Edition model can be had with a soft-top or an RF version and will come printed in Snowflake White Pearl Mica with red accents.

On the outside, the vehicle will be getting a “100 Years 1920 – 2020” badge on the front fender, wheel center caps will also have the logo on them. ON the inside, the vehicle will be fitted with red leather seats, red carpeting pop, and the 100th Anniversary logos on the headrest and floor mats.

Mazda did not mention how many will be offered. The manual transmission option will be offered at $33,615.


2020 Mazda CX-5 Still Nowhere Insight

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Despite all the talk about the Mazda CX-5 comes with a diesel engine option that has not happened yet on the 2020 model and some reports are now suggesting that it will not be offered at all.

When asked about the fate of the diesel model, Mazda replied saying with everything that is going on right now, there is no saying that will happen to it. They also clarify that the delay was not because of the emission certification as well.

At this point, it feels like it might just be better for Mazda to just skip a year and only offer another diesel option when the 2021 model. If you are looking to get the gasoline option, the model was released in November last year.

So if you are looking to get a diesel CX-5, maybe you should consider the 2019 model.


Ubisoft Hops On Battle Royale Train?

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There are more than enough Battle Royale games to choose from now with every developer looking to incorporate some type of Battle Royale mode into their game even though that is not the main focus of the game.

Well, the next to join in could be Ubisoft as the company announced its own Hyper Scape. The announcement was followed by a teaser website for a fictional tech company called Prisma Dimensions.

On the website, it says that more information about Hyper Scape will be revealed on the 2nd of July so we will only have to wait a few days to learn more. It was reported that the game will be released on PC and consoles not eh 12th of July with cross-play possibly being supported.

With so little details to go on right now, we will have to wait until later this week to talk more about the upcoming game.

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Jet Set Radio Sequel Coming?

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Fans of Jet Set Radio have been waiting for a sequel for the longest time and it looks like they might be getting it after all 20 years after the first game was released.

According to Kazuki Hosokawa, the lead designer of the game that still works at Sega, the new game would need to come from a team of young and new members just like how they did it back then, he explained that the original team was too old to make the new game.

He added that because of their experience, they tend to create the game the smart way which is not what they want to see happen in the game. Of course, this is far from a confirmation that a sequel is happening but the fact that they are talking about it will give us some hope that they will be able to make it happen.

Would you like to see another Jet Set Radio game?

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Destroy All Humans Remake Gets New Trailer

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We will be getting our hands on the Destroy All Humans remake next month but before that happens, the developer has released a new trailer showing off Santa Modesta, one of the level in the game.

The location will be the third level of the game and we get to see Crypto attacking humans in the town blowing up cars and causing havoc. Overall, the remade level does look a lot more exciting than the original game.

There is also a demo out now that fans can check out before the game arrives. For those that are looking to get the game, there is a special edition bundle that will cost you $400 and will come with a 23inch statue of Crypto.

Destroy All Humans will be released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on the 26th of July.

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Crysis Remastered Gets A Date

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More details about the upcoming Crysis Remastered has been leaked online. This is what we have picked up so far.

The game will officially be revealed on the 1st of July but before that can happen, new leaked details about the game have surfaced online on Xbox Live.

In the listing, it was shown that the game will officially be arriving on the 23rd of July. We can also see a screenshot of the game on the page along with the debut trailer. The description states that the upcoming game will have remastered graphics that is optimized for the new generation of hardware.

The game will also be about 7GB in size. The game, which was released back in 2007 was very well received so it is nice to know that the newer players will also get to experience some fo the fun now.

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Cyberpunk 2077: Cat Petting Allowed!

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It is nice to see animals in games but it another nice touch when the developer bothered to allow players to pet the animal. We have seen fans request for features like this in the past but for Cyberpunk 2077, it will be a part of the game right from the start.

In the latest IGN preview, it was showed that the cat in the game can be petted. We don’t know if you can do that to dogs in the game as well but knowing that petting the cat is allowed is amazing enough.

Sadly, we will still have to wait months before we can actually pet the car in-game since the game was recently delayed once more. Original set to be released in April, the game was pushed back to September and now it was announced that the game will only be released on the 19th of November.

The game will be released on PC, PS4, and Xbox One first but will later be offered on the PS5 and Xbox Series X as well.

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Bugatti Chiron: Is A Roadster Coming?

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There is no telling what we can expect from Bugatti next as even the company seems to be having a problem deciding what they want to offer. The company previously made it clear that they are not looking to enter the SUV race but then announced that they have a crossover design ready.

Well, according to The Supercar Blog, we might see them go back on their words ones more as a Chiron roadster might be in the works. A few years ago, Bugatti made it clear that the Chiron will not be getting a roadster or convertible but this year, but now, it looks like they might actually be interested.

Of course, this is not a confirmation from the automaker and we have not heard anything official yet so we better take it with a pinch of salt but if they do decide to work on a roadster, the vehicle would probably be coming in to compete with models like the Bentley Bacalar and Ferrari SP1.


2021 Jeep Wrangler Saying Goodbye To eTorque?

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Jeep has been making some changes to their Jeep Wranlger engine offering when they release the 2020 model but more changes could also be coming to the 2021 model.

According to Mopar Insider, the 2021 model could be saying goodbye to the 2.0liter eTorque. With that gone, the vehicle will only be left with the 3.6-liter V6 engine with stop/start, the 3.6 liter V6 with eTorque, and the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine.

Jeep will also be offering up the Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid model later this year but has not revealed what engine we will be seeing under the hood just yet. There were talks about the 2.0 liter returning to the PHEV model but there were also talks about Jeep possibly using the same powertrain as the Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid model.

Hopefully, more details will be coming our way soon.


2021 Ford F-150 Finally Announced!

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After all the speculation, rumors, and leaks, we finally get to learn about what the 2021 Ford F-150 will be offering when it arrives. Here is what was reveal this week.

The 2021 Ford F-150 will be coming in with a major redesign that will bring back some of the previous design features and merge it with some of the new design languages that we have been seeing on Ford lately.

The 2021 model will now be offered with six powerplant options. The base model will come in with a 3.3 liter naturally aspirated V6 engine that will be offering about 290hp. Then there is the 2.7-liter turbocharged V6 engine that should continue to offer 325hp when it arrives. We can also expect the 5.0-liter V8 engine that will be offering 395hp and the 3.0-liter PowerStroke diesel engine.

Also returning will be the 3.5 liter EcoBoost engine that will be offered in both 375hp and 450hp. PowerBoost Hybrid model will come fitted with a 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 engine that will come mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Besides the exterior and interior design upgrade, the 2021 model will also be getting an updated bed that will include the new in-bed power station that is like an integrated generator. What do you think of the 2021 Ford F-150 so far?


Mazda 3 With Turbo Confirmed?

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We are not sure right now but it does look like Mazda might have just confirmed that they will be offering a 2021 Mazda 3 turbo. The automaker recently replied to some of the tweets with a new teaser video and the phrase “Power comes to those who wait”.

Of course, that could just mean anything at this point but most people seem to believe that Mazda could be teasing about a turbo Mazda 3 model since reports of one coming our way has been going around for some time now.

New reports seem to suggest that the turbo option will be offered on the sedan and hatchback version of the Mazda 3 but possibly with an automatic transmission only.

If this is true, the engine we would probably see is the 2.5-liter turbocharged unit that the Mazda CX-5 and Mazda 6 was offered with.


2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA New Price Revealed

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The second-gen 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA will be coming with a long list of upgrades and also a new price tag.

The base model will come powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that will be offering about 221hp and 258lb ft of torque. The engine will be mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that will only need 6.8 seconds to go from 0-60 with the FWD and 6.6 seconds with the AWD.

All models will get the MBUX infotainment system as standard on the seven-inch instrument cluster and seven-inch infotainment touchscreen.

The new base model will start from $37,280, about $35,245 more than what the previous model was asking for. It is also a little more expansive compared to some of its competitors including the Audi Q3 and Volvo XC40.