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Manhart RQ 800 is an SUV supercar-slayer

Manhart RQ 800 is an SUV supercar-slayer

German tuning expert Manhart has unleashed its latest interpretation of the Audi RS Q8 called the RQ 800. Surprisingly, the RQ 800 is more docile than Manhart’s RQ 900 unveiled last year. If you know anything about Manhart, the numbered figure after the model designation indicates the number of horses under the hood.

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2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid debuts at LA Auto Show packing a 226HP electrified powertrain

2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid debuts at LA Auto Show packing a 226HP electrified powertrain

The 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid is making a grand entrance at this year’s LA Auto Show. The newest Sportage Hybrid is the latest variant of the all-new, fifth-gen Sportage introduced a while back, and it’s packing a similar hybrid powertrain as its Tucson Hybrid cousin. However, the Sportage Hybrid has a couple of tricks up its sleeve to deliver a sportier and more engaging driving experience.

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2023 Mazda CX-50 debuts with stylish lines and a more rugged vibe

2023 Mazda CX-50 debuts with stylish lines and a more rugged vibe

Folks, you're looking at the 2023 Mazda CX-50, the Japanese automaker's newest entrant in the hotly-contested midsize crossover segment. Yes, the latest CX-50 is a crossover like the CX-5, and it rides on the same transverse underpinnings as the Mazda 3 and CX-30. Mazda claims the 2023 CX-50 will go on sale next year alongside the CX-5 for the time being, but we reckon the former will eventually replace the latter in the automaker's lineup.

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2023 Subaru Solterra debuts in Japan ahead of official US debut

2023 Subaru Solterra debuts in Japan ahead of official US debut

The 2023 Subaru Solterra got its first taste of the spotlight in its home market of Japan recently. Subaru began teasing us with the Solterra last May as the brand’s first-ever all-electric vehicle. And then, the automaker released a teaser photo of the Solterra’s front clip on the dirt a few days prior. Subaru also made it clear the Solterra will make its official debut at the LA Auto Show on November 17, 2021.

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2022 Honda Passport is hitting the rally circuit

2022 Honda Passport is hitting the rally circuit

The 2022 Honda Passport is hitting the rally circuit as the Japanese automaker fortifies its motorsports pedigree. And similar to the Honda HPD Ridgeline that competed at the recently concluded Rebelle Rally, the Passport is going rallying with a team of Honda engineers led by suspension test engineer and driver Chris Sladek and chassis design engineer and co-driver Gabriel Nieves. Both men are from Honda’s North American Auto Development Center in East Liberty, Ohio.

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2022 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV unveiled ahead of its official release date

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV unveiled ahead of its official release date

Japanese automaker Mitsubishi promised a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of its newest 2022 Outlander near the end of this year. Mitsubishi has officially unveiled the 2022 Outlander PHEV ahead of its October 28 release date, staying true to its word. The all-new Outlander PHEV model will go on sale in Japan this December, while the first US deliveries will trickle down beginning the second half of 2022.

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2022 Mitsubishi Outlander joins Rebelle Rally with a dog named Sammy

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander joins Rebelle Rally with a dog named Sammy

The all-new Mitsubishi Outlander will join this year’s Rebelle Rally with two veteran drivers and Sammy, a two-and-a-half-year-old, all-black, German Shepherd PTSD service dog. It turns out Sammy has a knack for off-roading across 1,500 miles of punishing terrain, and his master U.S. Air Force veteran Selena “Mason” Converse, is pretty much willing to oblige.

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Honda HPD Ridgeline is entering the 2021 Rebelle Rally

Honda HPD Ridgeline is entering the 2021 Rebelle Rally

Japanese automaker Honda is entering the 2021 Rebelle Rally with a Ridgeline crossover pickup truck specially prepped by Honda Performance Development (HPD). Making things more interesting is the pilot and co-pilot, Liz Long and Tasha Krug. Both are real-life engineers at Honda’s American Auto Development Center in Ohio, and the 2021 Rebelle Rally is the perfect environment to test the HPD Ridgeline in unforgiving terrain.

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2022 Honda Passport arrives with a fresh face and new rugged TrailSport trim

2022 Honda Passport arrives with a fresh face and new rugged TrailSport trim

Honda is fortifying its SUV lineup with the redesigned 2022 Passport five-seat crossover. The new Passport comes with an outdoorsy TrailSport trim with chunkier bumpers, a wider track, and 18-inch wheels with chunky tires. Standard across the board is a more rugged façade (derived from the Honda Ridgeline) and a mild splattering of technology updates.

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2022 Mazda CX-5 gets standard AWD and crucial mechanical updates

2022 Mazda CX-5 gets standard AWD and crucial mechanical updates

The 2022 Mazda CX-5 is getting standard AWD across all trim levels. Mazda’s i-Activ all-wheel-drive system is a fully automatic AWD that continuously monitors cornering forces, weight transfer, and acceleration as you drive. The drivetrain can shift engine torque to slipping wheels to offer a near-instant response to driver inputs.

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Manhart MHX6 700WB is a BMW X6 M Competition on a carbon-rich diet

Manhart MHX6 700WB is a BMW X6 M Competition on a carbon-rich diet

Quickly, can you name a car that’s quirkier than the BMW X6 M Competition and its 4.4-liter bi-turbo V8 engine? The answer is this, the Manhart MHX6 700WB. The WB is for wide-body, while the 700 connotes the number of horses lurking under the hood. We’ve all seen tuned versions of the BMW X6 like the Hamman X6 M with four rear spoilers and oversized 23-inch graphite wheels, but nothing will prepare you for the Manhart MHX6 700WB, especially if you like carbon fiber.

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2022 Hyundai Kona Electric has a lower base price and new tech features

2022 Hyundai Kona Electric has a lower base price and new tech features

We have good news if you’ve been eyeing the 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric. Whereas the outgoing Kona Electric had base prices at $37,390 before incentives, the 2022 version is $3,390 less. With new base prices at $34,000, the 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric is still dearer than a Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV, but there’s a catch.

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