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.
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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.
The 2022 McLaren Artura has a lot going on. It’s the first from the British supercar maker to showcase a new 577 horsepower V-6 and it’s their first plug-in hybrid model, debuting their new MCLA architecture for future electric models. The high-rev aluminum V6 combined with a 94 horsepower electric motor located within the transmission produces numbers like this: 0-60 3.0 seconds flat, up to 124 mph in 8.3 seconds and upward to 186 mph in 21.5 seconds.
With the debut of the all-new GT3, Porsche continues the legacy of its beloved 911/992 based street-legal track car. Powered by a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat six Boxer engine, it is offered in both a 6-speed stick or PDK shifting & a tach that redlines at 9K. The new GT3 boasts a largely carbon-fiber wide body design, a racy rear spoiler, and a new roll cage design. So yeah, track-ready right out of the wrapper.
Paying homage to the Camel Trophy Land Rovers that tamed the world’s toughest terrain, the forthcoming Land Rover Defender Works V8 Trophy merges off-road legacy with modern performance. Only 25 of these unique rides will be constructed, using vintage survivor bodies and Rover’s 400-hp V8 mated to an eight-speed automatic tranny. This “Works” variant also features a winch, roll cage, roof rack, underbody armor, a raised air-intake, LED spotlights and mud tires. Eastnor Yellow paint completes the vintage vibe.
For its latest all-electric offering, Audi shifted from the crossover & SUV categories to create a new high performance sedan. The 2022 e-tron Quattro GT will become the 6th electric Audi and the very first sedan. With more than 460 horsepower and a range of 238 miles, it is both fast and efficient, pulling 0-60 in 3.1 and a top speed north of 150MPH. With its 800-volt electrical architecture, it can recharge from 5% to 80% in just 22.5 minutes. As for the tech, trim, and finish of this new GT, it is most certainly a head-turner.
Shod with fat off-road tires and equipped with geo-fencing technology, the Volcon Runt e-bike gets kids rolling while also keeping them safe. It boasts speeds to 35MPH and a range of roughly 35 miles. The geo-fencing feature allows parents to set the parameters on distance. It also sends notifications of tip-overs & allows remote monitoring, so you can helicopter from a distance.
Sweden’s Husqvarna brand just unveiled its lightest & leanest Svartpilen yet. The futuristic, small-displacement streetfighter will now be offered in a 125-cc variant for 2022. Fast, light, and nimble for cutting through city congestion. Based on the KTM Duke 125, it is powered by a liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine, features dual-sport rubber and slows down with Brembo brakes at both ends.
As GM looks ahead to producing electric-only vehicles, Cadillac will lead the way. But not before rolling out a 668-horsepower supercharged V8 that boasts a top speed north of 200MPH. The 2022 CT5-V Blackwing will become the most powerful Caddy ever produced, merging executive-level luxe with pulse-quickening performance.
In celebration of its 100th year, Italy’s legendary bike brand Moto Guzzi has created a limited edition of its most popular models. For 2021, the V7, V9, and V85TT models will be offered in a classic racing livery—combining silver and Grand Prix green—a nod to the Italians’ global dominance in 1950s racing.
For 2022, Indian Motorcycles is upgrading five of its best bikes with an FTR package—a performance & styling upgrade that refines the engine to deliver a smoother, more predictable throttle response, an enhanced suspension tuned for the street, and 17” tires and wheels, delivering world-class performance while making the bike feel more compact and maneuverable. Look for the FTR, FTRS, FTRR Carbon, and Scrambler-style FTR Rally. A full lineup of more than 60 FTR accessories let you get crazy custom.
Powered by a 400-horsepower all electric motor, the new Porsche Taycan is the brand’s entry-level electric sedan. EPA efficiency has not yet been released but it is a rear-wheel drive design with a 0-60 time of 5.1 & a top speed of 143. Its 79.2-kWh battery pack supports DC Fast Charging. Arriving Spring ’21.
With its eye-catching cast aluminum frame, low center of gravity and a hub motor that hits 14.5-kW at peak power, SONDORS Metacycle is fast but not so furious. It moves in silence but boasts a top speed of 80MPH and a range of about 80 miles. Sleek, streamlined function for that urban commute or Sunday spin. The removable battery recharges in about 4 hours.
It’s seems odd that most camper-trailers still use wood as a construction material. Not the case with Off Grid Trailers. Their Panda, Switchback & Expedition model off-road trailers are built on an all-aluminum design, ensuring a more rigid and rugged trailer for your overland adventures. These campers offer both creature comfort and smart systems including full kitchen, rack & toy-friendly roofs, solar power, integrated connectivity & smooth axle-less off-road suspension.