New 2019 Kia Niro EV spied for the first time

Production version of all-electric show star at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show will arrive on sale this time next year. An all-electric Niro EV concept was Kia’s star offering at the Consumer Electronics Show at the start of the year, but now the production Niro EV has been spied testing for the first time, losing its concept car trappings in favour of more conventional styling. Underneath the substantial masking, a fully electric Niro lurks. However, compared to the flamboyant CES concept, the production car will be toned down to broadly…

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2019 Porsche 911: new pics of 630bhp Turbo S

Next 911 will be first available with hybrid powertrain, but Turbo will retain pure combustion powertrain. The 2019 Porsche 911 range will be headed by a 630bhp Turbo S – and the hottest model has just been spotted testing in Scandinavia. As shown by our spy pictures, the entire line-up will receive a more muscular look, featuring a raised engine cover that takes influence from the iconic design of Speedster models from yesteryear. But the Turbo and Turbo S models will remain the most aggressive, with wide rear arches and…

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First electric Volvo to be an all-new hatchback due in 2019

Battery-electric Volvo will be based on 40.2 concept and arrive as a standalone model. Volvo’s first stand-alone electric car will be a production version of the 40.2 concept seen in May last year, Autocar can reveal. Much like the 40.1 concept unveiled alongside it, which has since become the production XC40 crossover, very few design details will change for the final model. When first revealed, it was widely reported that the 40.2 was a hint at the next-generation V40 and S40 but, in fact, the concept’s electric powertrain gave the…

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All-electric MINI spied for first time ahead of 2019 release

The MINI EV will take after the Mini Electric Concept from the Frankfurt Motor Show when it arrives next year. An all-electric MINI is on the cards for 2019, and now we’ve spotted it testing for the first time. The development mule shares bodywork with cars from the regular MINI line-up, but is given away due to the ‘Electric Test Vehicle’ stickers it wears. The currently unnamed electric MINI isn’t expected to stray far from the conventional range in terms of its appearance and character, and though the car caught…

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2019 Jaguar XJ to be reborn as high-tech electric flagship

The Jaguar XJ will be reinvented as an electric car for its next generation, which will go on sale in 2019 after a launch at the end of 2018, the 50th anniversary of the first XJ. The XJ is Jaguar’s flagship model and debate has raged within the company over exactly what sort of vehicle the XJ should be in the future, and even if it should exist at all. Autocar has learned that the decision has been taken to replace it, despite the tougher market for luxury saloons in…

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