Author Archives: Alvin Reyes

Alvin Reyes is SlashGear'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

Renault Air4 flying car is a very different restomod

Renault Air4 flying car is a very different restomod

The French automaker Renault and Miami-based design studio TheArsenale have collaborated to create the Air4, an actual flying car based on the legendary Renault 4L hatchback sold from 1961 to 1992. The Air4 is more than just a design study as it celebrates the 60th anniversary of Renault’s people’s car. Furthermore, Air4 is TheArsenale’s first car from the studio’s Road to Air division that envisions the future of private transport.

Continue Reading

2023 Kia Niro debuts with quirky styling and sustainable construction

2023 Kia Niro debuts with quirky styling and sustainable construction

The all-new 2023 Kia Niro made a cracking debut at the 2021 Seoul Mobility Show. And as expected from a new Kia vehicle, the newest Niro has quirky styling cues highlighted by its blacked-out C-pillar, harking back to the innovative and radical design of Kia’s HabaNiro concept car unveiled back in 2019.

Continue Reading

2022 Toyota Hilux Dakar rally car blasts forth with a new turbo V6 engine

2022 Toyota Hilux Dakar rally car blasts forth with a new turbo V6 engine

Toyota Gazoo Racing is fielding an all-new Hilux in the 2022 Dakar rally. Surprisingly, it has inherited the all-new, tenth-generation Toyota Land Cruiser’s 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine along with a few more custom mods. Toyota’s latest Dakar rally machine is debuting at the Saudi Arabian desert starting on January 2, 2022.

Continue Reading

Shelby American is unveiling a new car soon, and the internet is abuzz

Shelby American is unveiling a new car soon, and the internet is abuzz

Shelby American is igniting its Facebook page with a teaser image of its newest creation. Although it looks like a new extreme version of the Mustang, Shelby’s Facebook page is bristling with comments on what the new car could be. The American high-performance vehicle manufacturer recently debuted its first all-electric concept, the Shelby Mustang Mach-E, at this year’s recently concluded SEMA show. And now, it’s teasing a new car for all the world to see.

Continue Reading

2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class PHEV gains AWD and a leather-free interior

2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class PHEV gains AWD and a leather-free interior

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class PHEV went on sale in Europe a few months ago. Despite having the S 580 moniker, the S-Class PHEV made do minus the standard car’s 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 engine. Instead, the S 580 e has a 3.0-liter inline-six gas engine, a single electric motor, a 29 kWh battery pack, and a rear-wheel drivetrain.

Continue Reading

Hennessey completes first delivery of Venom F5 supercar

Hennessey completes first delivery of Venom F5 supercar

American tuner and automaker Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) has completed the first delivery of its highly-awaited Venom F5 supercar. Dressed in Mojave Gold yellow paint, Venom F5 #1 celebrates a lengthy development and gestation period no thanks to COVID-19.

Continue Reading

This widebody DeLorean DMC-12 is a homage to the past and future

This widebody DeLorean DMC-12 is a homage to the past and future

Without question, the DeLorean DMC-12 is as iconic as the Back to the Future movie series. But the hardworking geniuses at Salvage2Savage wanted to make a massive splash at the recently concluded SEMA show, so they came up with the next best thing. Starting with a wrecked DMC-12, Salvage2Savage went to work in creating Doc Emmet Brown’s next ride.

Continue Reading

Jaguar XJ-C restomod by Carlex Design is making us drool with envy

Jaguar XJ-C restomod by Carlex Design is making us drool with envy

Polish automotive design studio Carlex Design is an expert in turning “the standard to unique.” However, its Jaguar XJ-C restomod is nothing short of a masterpiece. Other restomods like the new-age Opel Manta or Hyundai Pony Heritage have vintage body styles with electrified powertrains, and that’s nice.

Continue Reading

This breathtaking 1963 Chevy Impala Wagon won 2021 Snap-on Custom of the Year

This breathtaking 1963 Chevy Impala Wagon won 2021 Snap-on Custom of the Year

Goodguys recently crowned this 1963 Chevy Impala Wagon as the 2021 Snap-On Custom of the Year during the final day of the 31st Autumn Get-Together in Pleasanton, California. No doubt, this two-door Chevy wagon has a nasty vintage attitude, and the judges agree. This same car debuted in 2020 and immediately won the Rider Award at the Detroit Autorama. Later on, it also won the SEMA Battle of the Builders competition.

Continue Reading

Alpha Motors Saga previews a four-door, retro-inspired all-electric sedan

Alpha Motors Saga previews a four-door, retro-inspired all-electric sedan

American electric vehicle manufacturer Alpha Motors Corporation has previewed the Saga four-door electric sedan at the LA Auto Show. If the shape looks familiar, it’s because Saga is essentially a four-door version of the Ace Coupe unveiled last year. And unlike other EVs riding on a skateboard platform, Saga (Sleek and Adaptive Geometric Architecture) has what Alpha calls an “open vehicle architecture for holistic integration of components and technology.”

Continue Reading

Kia EV9 Concept previews the brand’s next-generation all-electric family SUV

Kia EV9 Concept previews the brand’s next-generation all-electric family SUV

South Korean automaker Kia has debuted its newest EV9 Concept SUV at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show. Hot on the heels of its Hyundai SEVEN Concept platform twin – which also premiered recently at the LA Auto Show – the EV9 Concept is forging the same path as Kia’s best-selling Telluride in the design aspect. Whereas the Hyundai SEVEN Concept is about premium sportiness (like the seven-seat Hyundai Palisade), Kia’s EV9 is all about rugged luxury.

Continue Reading

2022 Subaru Solterra officially makes US debut at LA Auto Show

2022 Subaru Solterra officially makes US debut at LA Auto Show

The 2022 Subaru Solterra has made its official debut at the LA Auto Show after initially debuting in its Japanese home market last week. Derived from the Latin words for “Sun” and “Earth,” the Solterra is Subaru’s first global electric vehicle built on a similar architecture as the Toyota bZ4X.

Continue Reading

Prev 1 2 3 4 5 Next