Buick Regal: Spot The Difference

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It looks like the Buick Regal will be getting some update when it arrives in China as new images of the vehicle made its way only.

Autoweek.nl found the images online. From what we can see, most of the changes will be happening in the front and rear of the vehicles. n the front, we see that it will be getting an updated grille that will have a mesh inset and thin chrome bar. On both sides of the grille, we see the updated headlights with some protrusion on the sides.

The vehicle was also fitted with a new bumper giving it a sportier-looking design. In the back, the bumper was also updated. It was also fitted with a dual exhaust system with rectangular tips.

No word on where the facelifted model will be getting any performance update for not but the current model is offered with a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that delivers about 168hp and a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that has about 257hp to offer.


Renault Zoe RS Design Figured Out?

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There were talks that Renault might be thinking about replacing the Clio RS with an all-electric Zie RS model and while Renault has not confirmed anything yet, designer Kleber Silva seems to think that this is how the RS model will look like when it finally arrives.

The rendering that the artist came out with based on the Zoe eSport Concept that Renault showed off back in 2017. The vehicle was given a bright yellow exterior color with fake grille, Renault Sport fog lights and more. In the back will be even more aggressive now.

There is no way of knowing how the Zoe RS will look like but we won’t be bad if it does actually comes looking like it. Other reports claim that Renault is looking at fitting the Zoe RS with a larger electric motor or add on a second electric motor. The latter option seems to be the better bet here.


Volkswagen Not Done With SUVs Yet

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With the Tiguan now pretty well, you would think that Volkswagen will just keep it that way but according to the latest reports, the automaker might be looking to offer more SUV models.

Volkswagen revealed that they are working on two new SUV models for the US as they see more demand for SUVs in the US. They added that the new SUVs will be coming in to fit below the Tiguan but that was all they were willing to say for now.

We know that Volkswagen already has two SUVs that do sit below the Tiguan, the T-Cross and T-Roc but those are not offered in the US. Some people have now speculated that Volkswagen might finally offer those two SUVs in the US.

Besides the new SUV, we can also look forward to seeing the new Volkswagen ID.4 EV model which will be arriving next year and that it will cost the same as the Tiguan.


Ford Will Dominate SEMA With Numbers

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The annual SEMA event is where we get to see some of the craziest vehicles the automakers can come out with and this year, we will be seeing a lot from Ford as it was reported that the automaker will be showing off 50 customized vehicles at the event this year.

Before we see them at the show, Ford is giving us a taste of what is to come but revealing some of the vehicles we will be seeing. One of them will be the LGE-CTS Motorsports Urban Ford Escape that is made for urban dwellers that are looking to have a little adventure from time to time.

Other concepts that we will be seeing at the event include the Air Design USA Ford Escape Sport Hybrid, MAD Industries Ford Escape, Blood Type Racing Ford Explorer Limited Hybrid, CGS Performance Products Ford Explorer ST and so much more.

SEMA will be starting on the 5th of November and will go on until the 8th of November.


2020 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Grappler Is Hyundai Way Of Getting Dirty

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There will be a lot to see when SEMA officially kicks off next month and one concept that we will be seeing at the show will be the Hyundai Veloster Turbo Grappler which was announced by Hyundai this week.

While the standard Veloster is all about performance and fun ride, this concept will focus on the off-road side of things. The concept was fitted with a suspension lift for the Method Racing wheels along with custom brush guards front and rear with huge fender flares. In the front, we will also see the LED lights. Other features like roof-top baskets will also be offered.

Powering it will still be the 201hp engine but it will have the Borla cat-back exhaust and performance shifter now. Other unique features that will be offered with the Grappler include a tent, power adapter, solar panels, first aid kit, repair kit and more.

Which concept are you looking forward to seeing at SEMA 2019?


Capcom Looking Into Their Vault

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Capcom has been around for a very long time which means they have a lot of games in their game library and a lot of options to pick from to bring back. Capcom announced this week that they are looking to revive some of its classics much to be the excitement of the fans.

Of course, they did not announce any specific game or franchise that they are interested in right now but at the same time also looking at developing new brands for the company as well.

This could mean that we will not only be seeing some remakes or sequels from Capcom but there will also be a few new franchises that they want to add to their long list of available franchises.

However, Capcom is looking to keep things under a tight lid for now so we might have to wait a little longer before we can learn anything about their future plans.

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Pokemon Go: Darkrai Finally Added To Game!

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For some time now, Pokemon Go players have been offered repeated Legendary Pokemons which is nice for those that did not catch the Pokemon the last few times but fans also wanted something new. Well, Niantic has now announced that Darkrai will be added to the game.

Darkrai will be appearing in five-star Raid Battles from now until the 1st of November so you will have less than two weeks to try and get yourself the Pokemon.

Darkrai is a Dark-Type Pokemon which means it is pretty strong against most Pokemon type but your best choices to take on the Pokemon will be Fighting, Bug, and Fairy-Type Pokemons so Pokemons like Dardevoir, Scizor, Heracross, and Machamp would be the perfect options.

In conjunction with Halloween, Niantic has also added a few costumes wearing Pokemon into the game including Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle.

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Overwatch Switch Issues Did Not Take Fun Out

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As nice as it is to finally have Overwatch on Switch, there is no denying that the game does not play the best on the Nintendo Switch console and those looking for the full Overwatch experience should consider playing it on PC or the Xbox One and PS4 console but that is not to say that the game is not enjoyable on the Nintendo Switch console.

While it does have all the features and offerings that the main game has, you will notice some of the glitches that the game has. It can also get a bit confusing in a full-on confrontation with the enemy as players notice a drop in framerate when things get too crazy.

Some players reported that the lagging is a little less on handheld mode but then you will have to deal with the much smaller screen but most players did report that they did enjoy the game overall but just do not assume that it will be as good as the other versions.

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2020 Toyota Yaris Only Taking Tiny Steps

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Before Toyota could officially take the covers off the 2020 Toyota Yaris, leaked images of the vehicle were released online and Toyota had no choice but to follow up with an unveiling of their own.

The 2020 Toyota Yaris will be coming in as the 4th generation Toyota Yaris model. It will come riding on the TNGA platform that will allow the vehicle to not only come with a new styling but better tech, safety, and practicality as well.

The new Yaris might be shorter now but it is wider and has a longer wheelbase now which means more interior room to play around in. Other upgrades that we can expect to see include a larger grille, bulged wheel arches, longer bonnet, all-LED lights, and a sport bumper.

While the exterior will look very difernt now, Toyota is looking to keep things simple on the inside with minimal design changes but they did choose to have better materials this time.

Details like the price of the Yaris is still a secret for now.


Polestar 2: We Are Very Close Now

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There were times when it felt like Polestar was not going to make it but it looks like we are very close to the release of their new Polestar 2 as it was reported that the vehicle is finally in its final stages of development.

The all-electric car will be coming in with a 402hp and 486lb ft of torque engine that will allow the vehicle to go from 0-62mph in 5 seconds. Polestar will also be offering the Polestar 2 with the Performance Pack which will bring in some additional features like Brembo brakes and more. The vehicle is said to also offer an electric range of 275miles thanks to its 78kWh battery pack.

The Polestar2 has now been priced at $64,900 in Germany. Production is expected to start early next year with deliveries expecting to start in June.


Apple Arcade Nabs Another Cool Game

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We are still not sure where we stand when it comes to Apple Arcade but Apple seems to be on a roll as one more game was announced for the Apple Service.

Manifold Garden finally has a release date for the game but that is not all the developers had to say. It was announce that the game will be released on both the Epic Games Store and Apple Arcade this month while those that wants to play it throuigh Steam will have to wait until 2020 to do so.

The first-person puzzle game will have you make use of the environment near you to solve the puzzle and make use of gravity. You can check out the video below to see how gravity can be your biggest ally.

Manifold Garden will be released on the 18th of October.

As for Apple Arcade, the service has been getting quite a few games since its release including the newly added Inmost and Stela.

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PUBG Season 5: What To Expect?

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It might have been an exciting week for Fortnite fans with the arrival of Chapter 2 but it is not the only Battle Royale game that is getting some new content. PUBG will also be getting its Season 5 soon and here are some of the changes that we might see.

One update that fans will surely welcome is the Miramar upgrade. It was reported that the developer will be adding racetrack to the map with loops, jumps, ramps and more. The is also the Gold Mirado.

Players will also see vending machines on the map now which will spawn is areas like arenas, motels, casinos, gas stations and more although the location will vary with each match. These machines will dispense Painkillers and Energy Drinks.

There will also be the new Survivor Pass and new mechanics like throwing items to your teammates now. PC players will receive the update on the 23rd of October while console players will have to wait until the 29th of October.

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Sea Of Thieves Joins Halloween Fun

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It feels like the only way to show that the game has really done it is if it has themes and events based on what is happening in the real world. As developers start to announce the Halloween theme event for the games, Sea Of Thieves will not want to feel left out as well.

The developer announces the latest Fort of the Damned update which is a Halloween themed event that will add some spooky content to the game. This will be an expansion for Skeleton Fort and it will be adding a new fort to the game for players to take on.

To play this, you will need to undertake Voyages and acquire Ritual Skulls and claim the Flames of Fate before you can take on this latest challenge. The update will bring in the new Shadow Skeletons.

Besides that, the update will also add new shirts, skirts, dresses, and undergarments for the pirates along with some new Dyes. While the update will be permanent, the Halloween-themed goodies will only be here for a limited time.

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Pokemon Go: Regi Trio Returning Once More

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If somehow, you have missed out on catching the Regi trio the last few times they were in the game, now is your time to have another go at it as Niantic announce the special Raid event.

The three Legendary Pokemon Regirock, Regice, and Registeel will be coming back for a limited time. Starting from the 1st of November until the 4th of November, players will find the Pokemon in the five-star Raids all over the map.

Also, Pokemon that are more effective against the trio will also be appearing on the map for often now so you can try to capture them and use them to take on the titans. Pokemon like Geodude, Swinub, Speal, Aron and more will be appearing more frequently now.

Niantic is also preparing to bring Regigigas into the game for the first time in EX Raids or you can purchase the event ticket and get a chance to encounter it earlier on the 2nd of November.

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Overwatch Halloween Event Live Now!

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Overwatch’s annual Halloween event is now here and Blizzard is once again bringing back the Halloween Terror event which is a yearly event with new Haloween theme skins and more.

This year, the developer will once again continue the story of Dr. Junkenstein and you and three other players will fight together to try and defend Aldersbrunn from the haunting threats. All the features and skins for the new event will be listed out on Overwatch’s website so you can head on there to check that out.

The event is live now and will go on until the 4th of November.

Blizzard is currently facing some heat from the fans after they decided to punish one of their Hearthstone players for expressing his view of the situation in Hong Kong. Blizzard has since rescinded most of the punishment.

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BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe Doubles Up On Engine Option

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We were already looking forward to seeing the BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe model at the LA Auto Show this year but it looks like BMW could not wait for that as they release the official photos for the new model.

The images showed the BMW 2-Series with is aggressive headlights and huge air intakes in the front. We could also see the signature long greenhouse design along with the wide taillights in the back.

Powering the BMW 2-Series will be the 2.0 liter turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine that will be offering about 228hp and 258lb ft of torque. The engine will allow the vehicle to go from 0-60mph in 6 seconds. Then there is the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that will be offering about 301hp and 332lb ft of torque. With this engine, the vehicle will only need 4.7 seconds to go from 0-60mph and has a top speed of 155mph and that is before the M Performance Package is added.

Images of the interior showed the standard BMW interior design that will be applied to the 2-Series as well. No price has been announced at this point.


2021 Nissan Rogue: Time To Redeem Itself

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Although the current Nissan Rogue does not really have that much to offer, it is still doing pretty well but if Nissan really wants to make sure it is here for the long run, they will need to give the 2021 model their all.

The 2021 Nissan Rogue was spotted getting tested out in the open and while most of the vehicle was still covered up, we did get to see the V-motion grille in the front which looks wider now along with the headlights which have been moved a little lower now.

Images of the interior showed the huge touchscreen that takes up the central position in the dash with physical knobs and buttons under it. We were hoping for something a little cleaner but it looks like Nissan decided to play it safe this time.

No word on what Nissan will be fitted under the hood although some believe that we will see the 2.5 liters naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine make a return.


2021 Hyundai Tuscon Giving Us A Little Peek

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Hyundai is not ready to take the covers off their 2021 Hyundai Tuscon just yet but the vehicle has been spotted out in the open and this time, it has fewer covers on giving us a better look at what the rear could look like when it arrives.

From the looks of it, the 2021 model’s rear will look very different from the one we have now as it seems to be fitted with a long twilight that stretches the full width of the liftgate. In the back rear hatch area is a concave section that could merge with the taillights.

We can also see that the rear-quarter window is a little larger now while the wheel arches are more squared off now. The rest of the vehicle was well hidden behind the camo stickers.

It is speculated that the 2021 model could be coming in with a hybrid engine option and maybe even an N model. The 2021 Hyundai Tuscon is expected to arrive in 2020.


Subaru Foresters Recalled Over Airbag Issue

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Subaru will be issuing a recall to bring back their Subaru Forester after it was discovered that the front passenger airbag might not always go off during a crash putting the front passenger in more danger in an event of an accident.

According to the report, the Occupant Detection System on the Subaru Forester might not be able to detect that a person is sitting in the seat due to loose connection and therefore, it won’t deploy the airbag when an accident happen. The issue here is the electrical connections under the seat which could loosen over time.

Subaru added that only model that are fitted with heated front seats will be affected by the issue. Those recalled will be the 2015 to 2018 model. It is estimated that about 366,282 units of Foresters will be affected by the recall.

Those affected will get their sensor mat harness replace if necessary for free.


Porsche Taycan A Little More Affordable Now

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As amazing as the Porsche Taycan is right now, it is not exactly affordable but Porsche did promise that they will have some cheaper options to offer and they are delivering that promise with the release of the 4S version.

The Porsche Taycan 4S will come in to sit in the middle of the range. Unlike the other 4S models that Porsche has been offering, the one on the Taycan will come with two powertrain options. The standard 4S will be powered by a 1221 lb lithium-ion battery pack that uses 79.2kWh while the other option will be powered by a 1389lb lithium-ion battery pack that will be offering 92.3kWh.

The regular model will offer about 429hp while the other one will have 482hp to offer. The 4S will also come with the 800-volt charging technology that Porsche claims means it will only need 22.5 minutes to charge up to 80%.

The Porsche Taycan 4S will retail for $10,150 right now for the regular Performance Bayyery verison while the Performance Battery Plus version will retail for $111,730