Plus, CarScoops’ new website, and could Ford be considering an F1 return?
December 15, 2022 at 10:32
by Sam D. Smith
Good morning and welcome to our daily digest of automotive news from around the globe, starting with…
Debuting The Redesigned CarScoops V3 Website
By now you’ll have noticed our refreshed site, and V3 brings with it a new look, new logo, and improved performance. We consider it very much an evolution of the CarScoops of old, so you’ll still find the features you know and love. But, the retooling should make us faster, while the layout across devices offers a better experience too. As always, we want to know what you think while we make a few tweaks and iron out any kinks. Do let us know in the comments!
Toyota Showcases Electric Hilux Concept In Thailand
The Hilux Revo BEV Concept is an intriguing new all-electric pickup from Toyota, showcased at an event celebrating the brand’s 60th anniversary in Thailand. While the concept is certainly based around the existing ICE Hilux, with a few visual tweaks, it’s hard to say just what else it features under the hood — although we can see a closed-off grille and a prominent charging port on the passenger-side front panel.
Take A Look Inside The All-Electric Lotus Type 133 Sedan
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The interior of Lotus’ new sedan has been spotted testing in China. The first thing we can notice is that it appears the car will be sold exclusively as a four-seater, with a large ‘transmission’ tunnel similar to that found in the Electre. Up front, the interior has a prominent infotainment display, again just like the Eletre, while a subtle digital instrument cluster has also been neatly incorporated into the dashboard.
Cenntro To Unveil Electric Delivery Van And Hydrogen Semi At CES
Cenntro will be bringing two new vehicles to CES. The first is the all-new Logistar 300 (LS300) — an electric commercial vehicle that will be offered in van and truck configurations. While not many details were announced, we know that the van will feature four doors, and a low-res teaser gives it a Mercedes Sprinter vibe. The second vehicle it will bring to the stage is its first hydrogen-powered semi, the Logimax 864 (LMH864). This semi will be designed for short- and long-haul applications, with multiple electric motors and eight 210-liter (55.4-gallon) hydrogen storage tanks.
Ford Reportedly Interested In Sponsoring Red Bull F1 Team
Red Bull may have a surprise suiter in the wings, thanks to Formula 1’s increasing popularity, both globally and in the US. It’s reported that Ford may be interested in returning to the sport they last dabbled in the 90s and early 2000s, before ironically selling the Jaguar F1 team to Red Bull.
Saipa Atlas Is A New Iranian Crossover Based On The Very Old 1980s Kia Pride
You may not have heard of them, but Saipa is the largest automaker in Iran, and it just launched a new model in the form of the Atlas. We say new, but the Atlas is an improved version of the Saipa Quick, which in turn uses the underpinnings of the old 1986 Kia Pride. The Saipa Atlas will be launched in Iran sometime in 2023, gradually replacing the Quick in the production line of the local factory.
What Else Is Making The News
DJ tWitch, Dancing DJ On The Ellen Show Dies Aged 40
Stephen Boss, aka “tWitch” has died by suicide at the age of 40. The DJ was best known for his involvement on the Ellen DeGeneres talk show, as well as for appearing as a dancer in Blades of Glory and Hairspray. He also acted in the Step Up film series and Magic Mike XXL.
Henry Cavill Will Not Return As Superman
Henry Cavill took to social media to announce that he will not be returning to the role of Superman, despite the studio telling him to announce his return back in October. Cavill said that, after a meeting with the new bosses of DC Studios, James Gunn and Peter Safra, he was told that he would no longer be part of the DC universe but that he respected the decision and wished those involved the best.