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Tesla sparked controversy by vowing to drop its radar and ultrasonic sensors in favor of a camera-only approach to its driver assistance systems, but that may be reversing course. Electrek reports Tesla has told the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that it plans to market a new radar starting in mid-January 2023, although it is publicly touting a camera-only system dubbed Tesla Vision. This follows a report from June that said Tesla had filed its plans with the FCC, which in turn granted the automaker confidential treatment to keep details of the technology secret for six months. The company has…

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Overnight Alfa Romeo and coaches Zagato teasing a new model — possibly a coupe — based on Giulia sedan car. Given the shape of the car’s rear light bar, it seems that the model was labeled as Alfa Romeo Giulia SWB Zagato will pay homage to the Giulia TZ from the 1960s. If the original TZ collaboration between Alfa Romeo and Zagato is anything to go by, the regular Giulia sedan and Giulia SWB Zagato will share underpinnings but wear completely different suits. 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ Since it will have a shorter wheelbase than the sedan, it’s probably…

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Overview Not only does the 2023 IS wear the Lexus coilover grille better than most of its stablemates, but it’s also better looking than most other cars in the compact sport-sedan class. It’s a shame its performance isn’t on par with cars like the Audi A4, BMW 3-series, and Genesis G70. Even the top-spec IS500, with its range-topping V-8 engine and IS’s best suspension, fails to handle and reward as we’ve come to expect in a sports sedan. The entry-level IS300’s turbo four feels underpowered but the middle-of-the-road IS350’s V-6 is more refined—though it’s not particularly quick by sports sedan…

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Overview Inside the 2023 Lincoln Navigator’s big package, the boxy package is a quiet cabin with a living room’s worth of space. That’s what the Navigator is all about—supersized luxury motoring. It shares its platform with the Ford Expedition, but it’s been fully Lincolnized with a distinctive interior, more premium materials, and comfort-oriented features like optional 30-way power-adjustable seats with massage. Both short-wheelbase and long-wheelbase L models are available, both sizes powered by the same 440 hp twin-turbocharged V-6. The turbo-six has V-8-like power and increases the Navigator’s maximum towing capacity to 8700 pounds. One thing the Navigator doesn’t have…

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Electric car batteries have become more expensive this year due to rising material costs and inflation, confounding a decade of steadily declining prices. This is according to leading research company BloombergNEF (BNEF) in its annual battery price survey, which found the price of lithium-ion battery packs to increase 7.0 percent since 2021. It was the first rise in battery prices since it began tracking the market in 2010, said BNEF, which found the volume-weighted average price for li-ion packs across all sectors rose to $151 per kWh of capacity ($A226). Driving the price hike are rising prices for raw materials…

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Volvo’s smallest SUV, the XC40, is revised for 2023 with a revamped design and new powertrain. The previous T4 and T5 engine options are replaced by the B4 and B5 models, both of which feature a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four with a 48-volt mild hybrid system. We tested the more powerful B5 in its top Ultimate trim level.Read the Full Story

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The Volvo XC40 is the most desired type of vehicle for everyone these days. Tall, boxy, stylish and comfortable, the XC40 is one of the most charming iterations of the subcompact-luxury-crossover formula. We’ve loved it quite a bit since it first arrived for 2019, and a few updates for 2023 add to its appeal. Along with slightly sharper styling and some fun new colors, changes for the new model year include a revised powertrain lineup and improvements to its Android-based infotainment system.We tested the 2023 XC40 in its top Ultimate trim level—the Core, Plus, and Ultimate trims have replaced the…

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Tara KleinCar and Driver It’s that time of year again—time to give back to your old man. While dads can be notoriously difficult to shop for, we’ve got some great gear he’s sure to love, especially if he’s as obsessed as we are. Remember: He didn’t very wants a belt or shirt, so get him something he’ll actually enjoy. And, along with these gifts, be sure to include something that money can’t buy: Spend quality time with your dad, grandpa, or other important man in your life. Go for a nice drive and share a laugh. In the end, that’s…

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Lego released a preview R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec scheduled to join the ranks of Speed ​​Champions next year. R34 Skyline and Brian O’Conner miniature statue (or “minifig”) inspired by the 2003 film 2 Fast 2 Angrycomplete with Toyo Tires badges and accurate Florida license plates.Lego hasn’t given specifics yet, but assuming it follows the blueprint of other Speed ​​Champions sets, it will include 300 to 500 pieces and cost between $20 and $40. In other news, Lego is adding a 905-piece, $49.99 Technic version of the Bugatti Bolide starting January 1st. Lego Speed ​​Champions is adding one of the…

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