For 2022 Jaguar has dropped the 4 & 6-cylinder F-Types from its lineup, replacing them with the P450; a V-8 powered variant that packs 444 horsepower. It will also be available in either all-wheel or RWD specifications. It jumps from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds with a top speed of 177MPH. And for the new model year, the only other F-Type will be the high-performance R variant, fitted with a 575-hp supercharged V-8.
The 2022 BMW M4 Competition Convertible xDrive is the long way of saying there’s a new M4. The all-wheel drive open-top coupe is powered by a S58 3.0-liter straight-six tuned to output 503 horsepower. Which it sends through a 8HP eight-speed automatic transmission—with sixth gear being the direct drive. Top speed, 174 MPH. Though a manual shift model will not be offered, the front-axle can be disengaged to convert it to a pure rear-wheel drive experience. Sounds fun.
This could be game over for those other electric truck dreamers. Ford just unveiled its all-electric 2022 F-150 Lightning pickup. Boasting 563 HP and 775 lb-ft. of torque, it’s the most powerful factory-produced F-150 ever. Beyond fierce towing power and payload, plus a 300-mile range, this full-size pickup can power your house. Ford’s Intelligent Power Backup system allows you to use the 80-amp Ford Charge Station Pro to actually power your home in emergencies. For 3 up to as many as 10 days. And because there’s no motor under the hood, it’s got a frunk. Yup, front-trunk.
First launched back in the 1970s to create factory customs for an exclusive clientele, Porsche’s Sonderwuncsh Program has been revived for today with more options & offerings than ever. The “Special Wishes” program will include new exterior wrap options, individual starting numbers, prints on the floor mats, illumination options & a new range of performance components called Tequipment.
Launched back in 2018, the original Kimblade windshield wiper was an innovation that became a huge Kickstarter success. The all-new Kimblade Nano is the third-gen model and the brand’s most advanced blade yet. Using carbon nanotube and graphene technologies, the groundbreaking rectangular design offers unrivaled performance and long-lasting durability due to CNT reinforced silicone construction. A funded Kickstarter.
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For 2021, Ford’s Timberline Edition Explorer turns the family-friendly mid-size SUV into a light-duty off-roader. The all-new trim package includes a 1” taller ride height for increased clearance, under-body skid plates and cladding, high-clearance bumpers, recalibrated steering & suspension & all-terrain tires. It’s powered by a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 300 horsepower. Available this summer.
A whole generation of kids grew up launching their Tamiya RC car off of bike jumps and chasing the neighbors’ cat up trees with it but today you can drive a life-size version of the iconic 80s-era 1/10th scale off-roader. The Wild One MAX, created by the Little Car Company, is an 8/10th scale rear-wheel drive electric one-seater that hits speeds up to 30MPH with a range of 25 miles. 15-inch off-road tires, regenerative Brembo brakes, and a tubular roll cage complete the package. Available for pre-order now.
Triumph’s 2022 Street Scrambler gets a fresh powerplant, a 900-cc parallel twin found in the latest Bonneville models, as well as some sweet styling upgrades, including this limited edition paint scheme called the Sandstorm Edition. Designed for a seamless transition from street to dirt and the trails in-between, this vintage-inspired scrambler offer 3 riding modes: Rain, Road, and Off-Road, as well as advanced ABS braking. On sale now.
Audi just unplugged and unveiled a new all-electric compact crossover. The forthcoming 2022 Q4 E-Tron will be available in 2 variants, including a fresh-looking fastback. Three trim levels will be available as well, with corresponding increases in power, from the 167 hp single motor version to the 295 hp AWD Quattro model. Mileage numbers range from 221 to north of 300. No word yet on the Q4’s USA on-sale date.
Designed to be the first truly premium luxury electric sedan on the market, Mercedes’ forthcoming 2022 EQS sets a high bar. Similar in detail to its gas-powered S-Class counterparts, this car delivers a mix of luxury, power, and range that is truly impressive. The EQS features a 107.8-kilowatt-hour battery pack that delivers 480-miles of range. As far as power, the dual-motor version makes 516 hp and 406 pound-feet of torque. 200-kilowatt charging also means that 186 miles of range can be added in just 15 minutes. As for the level of tech & luxe in the interior, one word: wow!
GM’s Hummer is making its return in a few new electrified versions & details just dropped on the SUV variant. The 2024 Hummer EV SUV is shorter overall than the recently revealed pickup with 16” of clearance. It boasts 4-wheel steering & an Infinity Roof that features removable T-Top style panels for an open-roof ride. It is estimated to deliver 350-miles of range with 1000 horsepower under its hood.
Motorsport maniac Ken Block has teamed up with collectible car broker LBI to offer three iconic rally cars from the YouTube superstar’s deeply stacked garage. The cars include a 2013 Ford Fiesta ST RX43, a 2011 Ford Fiesta GYM3, & an ultra-rare 1986 Ford RS200. These are the actual cars Block “drove” in the Gymkhana 3, 6, 8, and Terrakhana films which have now amassed over 200+ million views.
Triumph just-released sketches of its forthcoming TE-1 Prototype; a feisty Speed Triple-style sportbike. Its powertrain, developed with Williams Advanced Engineering, boasts a battery system that sets a new standard in weight reduction & efficiency while delivering an exciting power range between 174-228 hp. Hang on! For those seeking the ultimate naked street fighter that plugs-in to power up, the TE-1 can’t some soon enough. Maybe 2022?
The Yakima EXO is a new modular hitch system that will allow you to stack an insane amount of gear on your vehicle’s trailer hitch. The system includes the Exo SwingBase which connects to any two-inch hitch receiver, the EXO Gear Locker, a hard-sided locking case, & the Gear Warrior, a basket-style cage for strapping in, well, whatever. There are 20 different possible configurations with all the accessories & more on the way.
BMW just unveiled its first all-electric sedan, the i4. Boasting 530 horsepower and a range of up to 300 miles, it will also be offered in an M performance model. BMW hasn’t released full specs on the i4 yet but this sleek full-size sedan will be among the brand’s cleanest and most advanced vehicles yet. Available in 2022.
The NS-1 off-road teardrop from Colorado Campworks is equipped for tackling tough terrain with full-length rock sliders and A/T tires but also generates its own power once parked. Two hundred watts of roof-mounted solar deliver AC power through a 3000-watt inverter for lights, kitchen, cooking, and charging as well as heating water in the 76-liter tank for sink & shower. Custom options, like adding a Traeger grill or Breville smart oven will make for quite comfy overlanding.
In its steady advance towards a cleaner, simpler future, Volvo is rolling out a fresh battery-powered crossover. The plug-in C40 Recharge offers seating for four with ample rear headroom. A 75-kWh battery pack powers electric motors on each axle for a total of 402 horsepower and an estimated EPA range of 210 miles. It uses an Android-based OS to link seamlessly with apps like Google maps. The launch of the C40 is a milestone—the first Volvo for which there is no gas-powered counterpart.
With 518 horsepower under the hood, the forthcoming Land Rover Defender V8 will become the most powerful production Landie ever produced. Available in both the 90 & 110 models for 2022, the supercharged 5.1-liter V8 delivers heavy horsepower & 461 ft. lbs. of torque. 0-60 in 4.9 and a top speed of 149 MPH. Not bad for a boxy British 4X4. Several trim packages & unique exterior packs will be offered as well as hundreds of dedicated accessories.
Drawing inspiration from cafe-style streetfighters, the Bull-E Electric scooter is an efficient and compact commuter with a sculpted fiberglass body. Powered by a 2000W in-wheel motor, it delivers a range of up to 30-miles and speeds up to 28MPH. A swappable 60V battery pack will makes it easy to go even farther. The Bull-E features a tool & glovebox in the cockpit as well as 2 drink holders—perfect for carrying your morning coffee.
Few imagined we’d ever see an electric station wagon bearing the Porsche emblem. But the forthcoming 2022 Taycan Cross Turismo makes it real. With a slightly taller ride height and protective exterior cladding, it’s got a slightly off-roadish attitude as well. For families and hauling toys, the extra cargo capacity makes it practical. It offers a range of 277-miles on a charge with performance stats similar to its existing sedan counterpart.