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Alvin Reyes is 88gadget.info's automotive and transportation writer. He has been covering the automotive industry for over a decade. His experience includes copywriting for an automotive company and marketing manager for an independent film company. Email

Porsche Vision Gran Turismo developed purely for the game

Porsche Vision Gran Turismo developed purely for the game

German automaker Porsche and Japanese video game expert Polyphony Digital has unveiled a new racing concept that exists purely in the digital realm. The Vision Gran Turismo is Porsche’s first video game concept car and will debut in the highly-anticipated Gran Turismo 7 for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on March 4, 2022.

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2022 Honda Passport goes upmarket with one monster price hike

2022 Honda Passport goes upmarket with one monster price hike

This winter, the redesigned 2022 Honda Passport is arriving at dealerships with a significant price hike. The base Sport trim from the outgoing model is gone for 2022, making way for the new base EX-L trim with standard front-wheel drive (AWD remains a $2,100 option).

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This Lexus ROV Concept dune buggy has an ICE engine running on hydrogen

This Lexus ROV Concept dune buggy has an ICE engine running on hydrogen

If parent company Toyota dabbled in hydrogen, it wouldn’t be amiss if luxury arm Lexus swam in the same pool. It’s no secret Toyota’s working on a conventional internal combustion engine that runs on hydrogen fuel. It even went racing with its hydrogen Corolla hatchback, and the GR Yaris was next to receive the hydrogen treatment.

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Manhart CR 700 Wagon is a fitting sendoff to the glorious AMG V8 engine

Manhart CR 700 Wagon is a fitting sendoff to the glorious AMG V8 engine

German tuning expert Manhart has a dilemma. Electrification is at the core of Mercedes-AMG’s incoming 2022 C63 and C63 S, and it will no longer have its fabulous 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 engine. Manhart claims the newest C63 will probably come with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-banger and an electric motor.

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Carbon Edition 2022 Mazda 3 sees the Polymetal Gray trend spread

Carbon Edition 2022 Mazda 3 sees the Polymetal Gray trend spread

The 2022 Mazda 3 has a new Carbon Edition trim slotting between the Preferred and Premium models. Available as a hatchback ($27,415 including $1,015 destination) or four-door sedan ($28,415), it features the same Polymetal Gray paint as Carbon Edition models of the outgoing Mazda 6, CX-5, and CX-9. It also gets a 12-speaker Bose premium audio system, black 18-inch alloy wheels, gloss black door mirrors, and red leather upholstery.

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This Toyota GR Yaris prototype hides a new twist on hydrogen power

This Toyota GR Yaris prototype hides a new twist on hydrogen power

Japanese auto giant Toyota has released images of its latest hydrogen-powered creation. No, it's not a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (HFCEV) like the sleek new Toyota Mirai. As you can see, Toyota has outfitted its brilliant GR Yaris hot hatch with a simple ol' internal combustion engine, but this time it runs on hydrogen instead of fossil fuel.

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Jet Appearance styling turns 2022 Lincoln Aviator to the dark side

Jet Appearance styling turns 2022 Lincoln Aviator to the dark side

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator is getting its version of the blacked-out theme that’s ever-so prevalent among new vehicles. Lincoln’s Jet Appearance package has nothing to do with fighter jets despite the Aviator’s aeronautical-themed moniker. Instead, it adds a host of high-gloss black (or jet black) exterior accents replacing the chrome trim you’ll find in the Aviator Monochromatic Reserve Package.

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Polaris Ranger XP Kinetic all-electric UTV features a few enticing cost-cutting claims

Polaris Ranger XP Kinetic all-electric UTV features a few enticing cost-cutting claims

Polaris has unveiled the Ranger XP Kinetic, an all-electric utility terrain vehicle (UTV) developed with Zero Motorcycles. Last March, Polaris and Zero announced their partnership to create an electric version of the former's popular Ranger UTV. Polaris claims the Ranger XP Kinetic is setting new standards for UTV performance and productivity, and it has the muscle to back up that bold claim.

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2022 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner Blackline gives luxury a sinister twist

2022 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner Blackline gives luxury a sinister twist

Bentley’s Mulliner division has introduced a new Blackline model for the 2022 Continental GT. The latest Blackline trim is available for both the coupe and convertible versions of the Continental GT. It features an exclusive array of distinctive, black-themed accents instead of the typical bright chrome trim you expect from a six-figure grand-touring coupe.

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2022 Mazda CX-5 starts at $27,125: Here’s what the price bump gets you

2022 Mazda CX-5 starts at $27,125: Here’s what the price bump gets you

Mazda unveiled its best-selling 2022 CX-5 crossover a few months ago, but the Japanese automaker failed to mention pricing and trim levels. As it turns out, the 2022 Mazda CX-5 gets new trim designations and a mild price hike. In return, the updated CX-5 receives standard all-wheel-drive (AWD) across the board, with base prices starting at $27,125 (including $1,225 destination fees) for the base 2.5 S trim.

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TechArt outfits a Porsche 911 Targa 4 police car for styling road safety

TechArt outfits a Porsche 911 Targa 4 police car for styling road safety

World-renowned Porsche tuning expert TechArt has unveiled its latest project car based on the 911 Targa 4. As you can see, it’s a police car, but you won’t see it flagging down motorists anytime soon. On the contrary, TechArt created this 911 police car for the 2022 Tune it! Safe! Campaign of the German Federal Ministry of Transport.

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2023 Genesis G90 proves that luxury sedans are alive and kicking

2023 Genesis G90 proves that luxury sedans are alive and kicking

Hyundai’s luxury arm Genesis has unveiled the very first images of its newest 2023 G90 flagship sedan. Now entering its second generation, the latest G90 is wearing the most elegant interpretation of the automaker’s Athletic Elegance design philosophy. If you previously thought the South Koreans would continue playing second fiddle to German and American luxury marquees, the newest G90 luxury sedan will make you reconsider.

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