Audi Q6 E-tron Rendered, 2023 BMW X1 Driven, And 549 HP Toyota GR Yaris: Your Morning Brief


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Don’t Expect Used Vehicle Values To Crater, J.D. Power Expert Warns

Difficulties surrounding the supply of new vehicles mean that we may have to expect inflated used car prices for a while longer. That’s according to Tyson Jominy, vice president of data and analytics at J.D. Power who, when speaking to Automotive News, said he expects pent-up demand to keep used vehicles high for years to come.

New Audi Q6 E-Tron: Everything We Know About The Premium Electric SUV

Thanks to spy shots and other intel, here’s what we expect the new Audi Q6 e-tron to look like, rendered by Jean Francois Hubert/SB-Medien for CarScoops. The Audi Q6 e-tron will share its underpinnings with the upcoming Porsche Macan EV and will be available in both SUV and Sportback variants. We also expect a different layout in the cabin to what we’ve seen in the current Audi models, featuring fewer buttons than ever before.

Driven: The 2023 BMW X1 Is A Bigger, Better Take On Entry-Level Luxury

Say hello to the newest point of entry into brand-new BMW ownership. We found the 2023 BMW X1 to be a significant step up in many departments, with the interior and exterior no longer looking or feeling “cheap”. The new X1 is larger than the previous one too. Add in better comfort and you have an affordable BMW crossover that doesn’t feel like too many corners were cut in its development.

American Brand Cars Are Among The Least Reliable In Consumer Reports Annual Ranking

Not especially good news for fans of home-grown metal: U.S. car makers have been ranked as the least reliable, according to Consumer Reports. It found in its survey that Toyota and Lexus were the two most reliable brands in America in 2022, while Asian brands counted for seven of the top 10. In terms of brands to avoid, this year, the worst-performing brands (from the lowest up) were Mercedes, Jeep, VW, GMC, Chevrolet, and Tesla.

Watch In Awe As A Tuned Toyota GR Yaris Delivers 549 HP On The Wheels

While not many consider the Toyota GR Yaris to be lacking in the power department, evidently EKanooRacing saw room for improvement. And improvement they got, with the Middle-Eastern tuner extracting 549 hp out of a grey GR Yaris — especially impressive considering the factory 3-cylinder engine churns out up to 268 hp in JDM specification.

NY Police Arrest Cyclist For Removing Cover From Illegally Obscured License Plate

Obscuring license plates seems to be an increasing trend for New York drivers, which is why one cyclist decided to remove a piece of plastic from a Chevrolet Suburban in Brooklyn. However, the driver noticed and promptly called the cops, who arrested the cyclist, while letting the driver off without a summons.

What Else Is Making The News

Musk Allows Donald Trump And Andrew Tate Back On Twitter, Keeps Alex Jones Off

While the accounts of Donald Trump, rapper Ye (formerly Kanye West), and influencer Andrew Tate have all been given the green light to return to Twitter, Musk says that conspiracy theorist Alex Jones will not be allowed back. Musk said that he has no mercy on those who capitalize on the deaths of children, citing his own son’s death in 2002.

Max Verstappen Wins Final Race Of 2022, Charles Leclerc Secures Runner-Up In F1 Championship 


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Red Bull’s Max Verstappen bounced back from a disappointing (and controversial) weekend in Brazil, with a dominant victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The last race of the year saw Verstappen’s teammate Sergio Perez and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc drive a nailbiting final few laps of the race, with both vying for second place in the championship. Leclerc won out, finishing in second, ahead of third-placed Perez.


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