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2020 Land Rover Defender Is Back, and Better Still, It’s Coming to America

It has been years since we've seen a Defender, but Land Rover is introducing this all-new version at the Frankfurt auto show. There will be two wheelbases as in the past, using the familiar "90" and "110" nomenclature; the four-door 110 comes to U.S. buyers first, with the two-door 90 joining in late 2020. U.S. prices range from just over $50,000...

Can-Am Unleashes A 6×6 UTV For All Your Backcountry Hauling Needs

The side-by-side market has been flooded with entries following the class’ seemingly instant rise to popularity regarding affordable off-road vehicles. Can-Am has been a top contender in the battle of SBS vehicle manufacturers, taking the stance that a workhorse can also be fun. In that regard, their 2020 Defender 6×6 proves that utility is synonymous with good times. It is...

Stop what you’re doing and look at this Merc 190 E touring car

Being an old race car, this Mercedes 190 E 2.3-16 Group A has a decent amount of history behind it. Before we get to that, though, let’s all take a moment to just stop and stare it. A 190 E in a black, gold and red 1980s livery and those wheels. We can’t cope. Back in the room yet? Right, that...

Hyundai Turns Veloster into Crazy Off-Roader with Grappler Concept

Hyundai has revealed its Veloster Grappler concept, which will be on display at the SEMA aftermarket show in Las Vegas next month. The Grappler is the Veloster as (sort of) an off-roader with added ground clearance, brush guards, oversized tires, and roof-mounted utility lighting. There's also a solar panel...

Watch And Listen As Insane 9.5-Liter LS V12 Engine Comes To Life

It spins over 7,000 rpm and yes, you can buy one. The LS swap. In the world of custom automotive builds, few phrases evoke such levels of excitement or contempt. The GM-built V8 engine is exceedingly popular thanks to its compact design, reliability, affordability, and ability to produce big horsepower. That’s why you see it in everything from Chevy Camaro...

Overfinch Brings Its Limited-Edition Velocity Range Rover To America

Overfinch’s awe-inspiring Range Rover platforms have been the talk of the town in England for quite a while now, and with the company’s expansion into the North American market, they’re set to become just as popular overseas. Luckily, we no longer have to wait for a limited-edition release on American soil; the illustrious Velocity model is making its debut...

SUVs Are Gulping All The Gas Fuel Efficient Cars Are Saving

One of the more lamentable trends over the last several decades has been SUVs, pick-up trucks and crossovers becoming the default option for many car-buyers. We at Jalopnik have lamented this trend because smaller cars tend to be more fun, not to mention more affordable, and Americans are often guilty of buying more car than they really need. It’s...

Jeep Gladiator Gets Even More Rugged as a Military-Spec Vehicle

AM General is known for turning the Humvee into the civilian Hummer, but now the company is teaming with Jeep to build a military-grade Jeep Gladiator. The Gladiator XMT (Extreme Military-Grade Truck) features massive off-road tires, two 4x4 systems, skid plates and tow hooks, and the doors and roof are removed. The XMT could go into production...

The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is here to eat the Merc CLA’s lunch

What the flaming heck is a BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe, we hear you ask? Well, BMW’s been curiously slow to break into the hatchback-based coupe-ish saloon niche. It ran away with the coupe-SUV idea by perpetrating the X6 and X4, and tried to re-invent the saloon car with the 5 and 6 GT. But it’s let the Mercedes...

Tesla Model S P100D+ Plaid Returns To The Ring For Round Two

It's time for some more track testing for the Plaid Model S. The last visit of Tesla to Nürburgring Nordschleife created more than a dozen articles. Mostly because of the expectation that there would be a new EV record on each corner of the legendary German circuit. We have seen Tesla use a diesel generator and rapidly replace it with Superchargers....

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