Automotive news, photos and videos – December 15th 2020

2021 Honda Accord, Mazda CX-30 Both Rated “Top Safety Pick+”

2020-12-15 / Both the mid-size Accord sedan and compact CX-30 crossover have aced all that the IIHS has thrown at them, translating to the coveted Top Safety Pick+ award

 

2022 Range Rover Looks Like One Solid Piece of Metal Winter Testing
2022 Range Rover Looks Like One Solid Piece of Metal Winter Testing

2020-12-15 / The fifth generation of the Range Rover is currently cold-weather testing in Northern Sweden, with pre-production prototypes still sporting heavy camouflage

 

Syqiq Virtual Study Shows What e-Bikes Want to Be When They Grow Up
Syqiq Virtual Study Shows What e-Bikes Want to Be When They Grow Up

2020-12-15 / This e-bike concept is full of motorcycle geometry giving it the menacing look we see; as good as it looks and might perform, it remains only an idea for now

 

Near-Earth Asteroid Turns Out to Be Surveyor 2 Centaur Rocket Booster
Near-Earth Asteroid Turns Out to Be Surveyor 2 Centaur Rocket Booster

2020-12-15 / A team of scientists solves the mystery of a near-Earth object discovered in September, turns out to be something we made

 

2021 Renault Duster for Russia Revealed Three Years After Dacia Duster Redesign
2021 Renault Duster for Russia Revealed Three Years After Dacia Duster Redesign

2020-12-15 / Three years after Dacia redesigned the Duster for Europe, Renault follows suit in Russia with familiar styling cues and a more swanky grille

 

Soriano Motori Will Accept Cryptocurrencies as Payment Method
Soriano Motori Will Accept Cryptocurrencies as Payment Method

2020-12-15 / The Italian startup becomes the world’s first motorcycle producer to accept payments in the form of digital currencies, such as Bitcoin or Ethereum

 

U.S. Navy Testing Autonomous Refueling Drone
U.S. Navy Testing Autonomous Refueling Drone

2020-12-15 / Boeing MQ-25 is a refueling drone meant to replace the aerial refueling store-equipped F/A-18s, over 70 to be used by the U.S. Navy

 

Is the Ford Mach-E Worthy of the Mustang Name? Review Looks for an Answer
Is the Ford Mach-E Worthy of the Mustang Name? Review Looks for an Answer

2020-12-15 / Is there room for electric propulsion in the Mustang world? Well, if the rest of the world is turning EV, there better be, or it’s bye-bye Mustang

 

Virgin Galactic Spaceship Failed to Reach Space
Virgin Galactic Spaceship Failed to Reach Space

2020-12-15 / Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity failed to reach space during a test on December 12, cause of the incident under investigation

 

Widebody 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Prototypes Spied High-Altitude Testing
Widebody 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Prototypes Spied High-Altitude Testing

2020-12-15 / Bowling Green has just started production of the 2021 Corvette Stingray while General Motors keeps testing the 2022 Corvette Z06

 

Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid Revealed with 241 HP and 30 Miles (50 Km) of EV Range
Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid Revealed with 241 HP and 30 Miles (50 Km) of EV Range

2020-12-15 / Volkswagen takes a break from expanding the ID range – but not from saving the planet – by releasing the PHEV version of its new Tiguan SUV

 

Yamaha Redefines the Leisure UTV Segment With Its New Wolverine RMAX 1000 Models
Yamaha Redefines the Leisure UTV Segment With Its New Wolverine RMAX 1000 Models

2020-12-15 / New for 2021, the RMAX2 and RMAX4 1000 side-by-sides are completely re-engineered and look set to offer one of the most thrilling off-road experience of any UTV

 

Need for More Big Engines Makes GM Invest Millions in New York Facility
Need for More Big Engines Makes GM Invest Millions in New York Facility

2020-12-15 / GM to invest $70 million into its Tonawanda, New York engine plant to meet “strong customer and dealer demand for GM’s Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra”

 

Abandoned Airport and the Autobahn Are Perfect for 839-HP Supercharged Huracan
Abandoned Airport and the Autobahn Are Perfect for 839-HP Supercharged Huracan

2020-12-15 / The AutoTopNL guys have an Italian treat with American supercharged topping on the menu, and an abandoned airport along with the Autobahn become the diner

 

The Boeing Luxury Furniture Shop Is Heaven for (Rich) Aviation Enthusiasts
The Boeing Luxury Furniture Shop Is Heaven for (Rich) Aviation Enthusiasts

2020-12-15 / If you have money to spare and are still have Christmas shopping to do, Boeing is offering a luxury take on creative recycling by selling furniture off planes

 

Like Toyota Pickups Much? Here’s an Old School One for You
Like Toyota Pickups Much? Here’s an Old School One for You

2020-12-15 / 1980 Toyota Pickup equipped with a 2.2-liter 20R inline-four engine and four-speed manual transmission is for sale online, comes with minor improvements

 

2021 Cirrus 620 Camper Is Ready to Cram Freedom Back Into Our Lives
2021 Cirrus 620 Camper Is Ready to Cram Freedom Back Into Our Lives

2020-12-15 / This sub-1,500-lbs camper includes a kitchenette with sink, two-burner stove, and fridge; a cassette toilet, dining area, and main sleeping area also found

 

ProCharged “Bat-Stang” Street-Races a Charger Before Drag Strip-Meeting a GT500
ProCharged “Bat-Stang” Street-Races a Charger Before Drag Strip-Meeting a GT500

2020-12-15 / The ProCharger Stage II widebody and bagged Bat-Stang sure is a mouthful, and its drag racing times don’t hold a candle next to a professionally built GT500

 

1967 Chevrolet C10 Is a $60K Stacey David Copperhead Tribute
1967 Chevrolet C10 Is a $60K Stacey David Copperhead Tribute

2020-12-15 / 1967 Chevrolet C10 built inspired by Stacey David’s Copperhead is looking for a new owner, asking price is close to $60K

 

Spotted 2021 Bronco Reveals Ugly Front Plate While Hanging Out With Ford Mustang
Spotted 2021 Bronco Reveals Ugly Front Plate While Hanging Out With Ford Mustang

2020-12-15 / Hopefully, this Cactus Gray 4-Door is just a prototype testing the possible placement of the front license plate, which is already being targeted by the fans