The Kia K5 Replaces the Optima With 290 HP and a Dual-Clutch

Welcome to The Grid, R&T’s quick roundup of the auto industry and motorsports news you should know this morning. The Kia K5 Replaces The Optima With 290 HP and a Dual-Clutch Kia says its new mid-sizer is a proper sports sedan. The Optima-replacing K5 will be available with a new 2.5-liter turbo four-cylinder paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch, and that […]

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Listen to the New Ford Bronco's Engine for the First Time

Earlier this week, Ford released a teaser video for the new Ford Bronco, set to be revealed on July 13. The 35-second clip doesn’t show the truck itself, but rather, depicts the new Bronco traversing a handful of different terrains from the perspective of the front bumper. What’s most interesting about this video, though, is the sound. We’re given clear […]

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This Is The Ineos Grenadier 'Defender Successor'

The new Land Rover Defender has a much broader remit than the one that went out of production a few years ago. Sure, it can still handle the rough stuff, but the luxury and technology side of the equation has been cranked right up, as has the price – the range starts at £45,240. But what if you don’t want […]

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Mercedes supports anti-racism movement with all-black livery

Mercedes has unveiled an all-black livery for the 2020 Formula 1 season as a show of solidarity for the anti-racism movement. Dubbed ‘The Silver Arrows’, the Mercedes F1 cars are usually finished in silver. But, this year, Mercedes has replaced the silver livery that was unveiled before preseason testing in February with this all-black theme. The company aims to send […]

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GM's New Colorado ZR2-Based Infantry Transporter Has Been Approved for Production

General Motors announced today it has been awarded a $214.3-million dollar contract to produce the U.S. Army’s newest Infantry Squad Vehicle (or ISV). Based on Chevrolet’s Colorado ZR2 off-roader, it’s built using mostly off-the-shelf parts, and will be powered by a Duramax turbodiesel engine. As the name suggests, the ISV is a troop transport built tough enough to withstand the […]

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The real reason behind VW T-Roc delivery delays

Deliveries and test drives of the Volkswagen T-Roc have been delayed as the car is awaiting an ARAI certificate. It has been delayed due to the lockdown enforced to contain the spread of the coronavirus. It is said that the car is yet to complete the required distance for testing. The process is said to take 15-20 days to complete. […]

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Up to banks whether to extend six-month moratorium on loans and financing repayments – Tengku Zafrul – paultan.org

The government says that while it cannot force banks to provide an extension to the six-month moratorium on loans and financing repayments, it will hold talks with banks on the matter, as The Star and Bernama both report. This comes following numerous requests by the public to extend the deferment period, which began on April 1 and ends on September […]

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2020 Honda Africa Twin deliveries commence

Honda has commenced the deliveries of the 2020 Africa Twin Adventure Sports in India. The new Africa Twin was launched in March, this year. The bike is available with either a manual gearbox or a dual-clutch automatic transmission. It is priced from Rs. 15.35 lakh (ex-showroom). The Honda Africa Twin is equipped with a 6-inch TFT display that is compatible […]

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The Ford GT70 Is the GT Supercar You Never Knew Existed

At this point, there’s not much new we can contribute to the Ford GT40/GT mythos. The Blue Oval’s mid-engine 24 Hours of Le Mans dominator has enjoyed media coverage ad nauseum; heck, the story of how Ford and Carroll Shelby’s crew handed it to Ferrari in France even spawned the big-budget blockbuster Ford v Ferrari in 2019. Aside from the […]

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