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Jay Leno Taken To Hospital After Suffering ‘Serious’ Burns In His Garage
Longtime talk show host and creator of Jay Leno’s garage has suffered severe burns from a gasoline fire. Leno confirmed the incident to Variety but reassured that he was OK and just needs a week or two to get back on his feet. TMZ reports that flames burned the left side of Leno’s face but did not penetrate his eye or ear.
Scout Motors Give New Look At Upcoming SUV Concept, Production Slated For 2026
The resurrection of the Scout name by the VW Group isn’t too far away, with production scheduled to commence in 2026. In the meantime, Scout has teased us with an image shared on its newly-formed social media platforms. Besides the picture, the company didn’t reveal all that much about the new electric SUV, but said that it will have a “strong stance and upright posture reminiscent of classic Scout models.”
Radical Teases Track-Only “Project 25” With 850 HP Bi-Turbo V6
The Radical “Project 25” is an all-new limited edition supercar that is being prepared by the British automaker and will be decisively “track only.” It celebrates 25 years of Radical Performance and will be powered by a bi-turbo V6 producing 850 hp. The company has created a dedicated microsite for the upcoming reveal, and with it, a few teaser images.
Tesla To Assist Chinese Authorities After ‘Uncontrollable’ Model Y Speeds Through Streets Killing Two
Warning: Some viewers may find the above video disturbing
Tesla will assist Chinese police in their investigation of a severe accident in which two people were killed. The above video shows the driver of a Tesla Model Y seemingly losing control, accelerating through a street, clipping a cyclist, running into vehicles, and finally crashing into a building. While no official cause has been named, reports indicate that the 55-year-old driver had an issue with the brake pedal.
2024 Kia Seltos Facelift Teased, Debuts Later This Week In Los Angeles
Although they don’t reveal much, Kia has teased the 2024 Seltos with a set of new images ahead of its North American debut later this week. Of course, the cat is already out of the bag, as the facelifted Seltos has already been launched in South Korea.
Lexus Partners With Adidas To Create RX 500h ‘Vibe-Branium’ Inspired By Black Panther
Lexus has revealed a colorful and dynamic tribute in partnership with the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The car’s design was created by students at Adidas School of Experiential Education in Design (S.E.E.D.), and includes a number of nods to the fictional country of Wakanda, as well as other tributes to the characters.
What Else Is Making The News
Jeff Bezos To Give Away Most Of His Wealth To Charity
Jeff Bezos has pledged to donate most of his $124 billion fortune to charitable organizations fighting climate change and reducing inequality. It comes after Bezos decided to donate $100 million to Dolly Parton to use for charitable donations.
Amazon Prepares To Slash Jobs Over Looming Economic Downturn
Amazon could be prepared to let go of around 10,000 people, according to the New York Times. If so, it would be the largest job cut in the company’s history, with plans reportedly focused on thinking teams associated with devices (such as Alexa), retail, and human resources.