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Marc Carter is the Editor-in-Chief and founder of The Torque Report. When he's not writing news or reviews for The Torque Report, he also contributes to Inhabitat.com.

Honda SUV e: prototype debuts in Shanghai

Honda SUV e:prototype

The 2021 Shanghai Motor Show has officially kicked off with new debuts, like the Toyota bX4Z electric crossover and the Audi A6 e-tron concept. Now Honda has unveiled two new electrified vehicles at the show. The first is the SUV e: prototype, which is a new electric crossover, which is the first of 10 new EVs that Honda will introduce...

Maserati Levante Hybrid arrives with 330 horsepower

Maserati Levante Hybrid

Maserati has unveiled the new Levante Hybrid, which is now the second hybrid in Maserati's lineup, following the introduction of the mild-hybrid Ghibli in 2020. The Maserati Hybrid is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that's mated to a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. The powertrain generates 330 horsepower and 33 pound-feet of torque. "Levante Hybrid is faster than a diesel, more...

Audi A6 e-tron concept previews the next-generation A6

audi a6 e-tron concept

Audi recently unveiled the electric Q4 e-tron SUV and now it has unveiled another EV, the A6 e-tron concept. The A6 e-tron concept has been unveiled in Shanghai and is likely a preview of the next-generation A6. The A6 e-tron is based on the PPE (Premium Platform Electric), which is used by both Audi and Porsche. The PPE is to...

Genesis unveils the Electrified G80 in Shanghai

Electrified G80

Genesis has unveiled its first electric model, which is based on the G80 midsize sedan. Genesis calls it the Electrified G80. On the outside the Electrified G80 looks nearly identical to the standard G80, with the exception of a new grille. It is powered by two electric motors, which give the G80 EV all-wheel drive. The electric motors generate a...

2022 BMW M3 and M4 Competition xDrive models add all-wheel drive

2022 BMW M3 and M4 Competition xDrive

For the first time ever, the BMW M3 is getting all-wheel drive. BMW has unveiled the 2022 M3 Competition xDrive and M4 Competition xDrive models, which adds an all-wheel drive system to both models. The 2022 M3 Competition xDrive starts at $77,895 and the M4 Competition xDrive starts at $79,795. Both models are powered by the same twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six...

Toyota bZ4X concept previews a new electric crossover

toyota bZ4X concept

Toyota is finally going to jump on the EV bandwagon and in the near future it will offer 15 new electric vehicles. Seven of them will be badged with the new bZ (Beyond Zero) name. The first EV to arrive will be the bZ4X crossover, which was just previewed as a concept. The Toyota bZ4X is scheduled to arrive in...

2022 Lexus ES gets a facelift and a new touchscreen

2022 Lexus ES

Lexus unveiled the updated 2022 ES sedan at the Shanghai Motor Show today. The changes are small, which isn't a bad thing, since the ES is already an attractive midsize sedan. On the outside the headlights have been restyled and they now feature bi-LED lights with auto-leveling. The grille has also been slightly updated and there are some new wheel...

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB is an electric GLB

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB

Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off its next electric vehicle, the 2022 EQB. The seven-seater crossover is an electric version of the GLB. It's clear that the EQB is based on the GLB, since its sheetmetal is nearly identical, but there are some styling differences. The EQB's face stands out with its EQ fascia that ties it to the other...

Ford Shelby GT500 gets new carbon fiber accessories

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

If you want to make your Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 even more special, Ford has unveiled a new line of carbon-fiber exterior accessory parts for the 760 horsepower beast. The four new accessories come from Ford Performance and include a hood vent and rain tray kit ($1,185), a front splitter with a belly pan ($1,820), a front bumper insert ($1,150)...

2021 Ram 1500 gets a special Mopar edition

Mopar 21' Ram 1500 Special Edition

Ram has unveiled a new special version of the 1500 pickup called the Mopar 21' Ram 1500 Edition. The Mopar 21' Ram 1500 special edition is available on the 2021 Ram 1500 Big Horn/Lone Star Crew Cab 4x4. Only 250 units will be available, with only 210 going to the US and the other 40 being offered in Canada. The special...