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Happy Ambulance Day
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Happy Ambulance Day

Thanking those who get us where we need to be, and the beautiful rigs they've driven over the years Who knew there is an internationally recognised day acknowledging the contribution to society our paramedics make? Well, there is. And it’s today, the International Day Of Medical Transporters.To celebrate, we’ve thrown together a little gallery of some of the cooler and/or weirder ambulances from around the world.Some ambo trivia.The word ambulance is derived from the Latin ambulare, meaning to walk or move about. The first recorded use of ambulances dates back to 1487 when the Spanish army moved casualties during the siege of Malaga, although there’s evidence of medical transportation dating back to 900AD. The St John’s Ambulance service started life in 1887 in Dublin, Ireland. The f...
2020 Mahindra Pik-Up S10+ dual-cab review
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2020 Mahindra Pik-Up S10+ dual-cab review

They don’t build ’em like they used to, except in the rare instance when they do – like stepping back in time with the Mahindra Pik-Up. Pros and Cons Pros Decently pared-back workhorse specImpressive unladen ride comfortThe LandCruiser you buy when you can't stretch to a LandCruiser Cons Safety spec is behind the timesOn-road attributes (steering, wind noise) aren't greatCabin layout needs work One of the recurring themes often heard in motoring circles is that cars have advanced too far for some. There’s a group of traditionalists stuck on the good old days.How advanced is too advanced? Is the idea of being able to twirl the spanners on your own car, if need be, valid – or a touch of misty-eyed nostalgia?Agricultural equipment maker, Mahindra, offers Australian buyers a chance to ...
PHEV recall: 4,500 BMW plug-in hybrids affected worldwide
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PHEV recall: 4,500 BMW plug-in hybrids affected worldwide

According to a report by Auto Motor und Sport, and allegedly confirmed by BMW, the German automaker will recall nearly 4,500 plug-in hybrids. The recall spans across 11 different models: BMW 330e Sedan and Touring, 225xe Active Tourer, 530e Sedan and Touring, X1 and X2 xDrive25e, X3 xDrive30e, X5 xDrive45e, 745e and 745Le as well as the MINI Cooper SE Countryman.Around 1,000 of those units were destined for the German market and approximately 900 of the vehicles affected have not yet been handed over to customers. The recall says an internal inspections revealed that the welding beads on the high-voltage storage tank were not completely removed during production. This includes all of the above-named models from the component period March 13 to August,6 2020.The problem only occurs when th...
Two Holden concept cars find new home, classic collection split among local museums
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Two Holden concept cars find new home, classic collection split among local museums

Two classic Holden concept cars, unveiled at the 2004 Melbourne Motor Show, have found a new home at a little-known local sports-car brand. Two classic Holden concept vehicles have found a new home in Melbourne – as US car giant General Motors prepares to split Holden's collection of priceless concept and production cars across a range of local museums.CarAdvice understands the Holden collection will be shared across numerous museums for safe-keeping, and in many cases to enable the public to view the vehicles.Two of Holden's most unusual concept cars are understood to be the first to be split from the collection.Unveiled to the public during the 2004 Melbourne Motor Show, the MS8 Clubman and MS8 Streamliner were the brainchildren of then-Holden designer Mike Simcoe, who is now the h...
2021 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster lands in Australia
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2021 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster lands in Australia

The first-locally delivered soft-top Vantage has arrived. The first 2021 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster has touched down in Australia ahead of local deliveries beginning in the first quarter of 2021.The convertible Vantage starts at $314,635 (plus on-road costs), pitting it squarely against drop-top rivals from Porsche, Mercedes-AMG, BMW and Audi.Under the clamshell bonnet lives a Mercedes-AMG sourced 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 making 385kW and 685Nm. A ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic sends drive to the rear wheels. Unlike the Coupe, there’s no seven-speed manual option for the Roadster.The soft-top Vantage can dispatch the 0-100km/h sprint in just 3.7 seconds along the way to a top speed of 306km/h… with the roof up. For comparison, the $299,950 Vantage coupe is just 0.1s quicker to 10...
NFL’s Henry Ruggs Surprises Girlfriend With New Mustang, Tears of Joy!
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NFL’s Henry Ruggs Surprises Girlfriend With New Mustang, Tears of Joy!

Play video content Breaking News And, Boyfriend of the Year honors go to ... Las Vegas Raiders rookie Henry Ruggs!!! Here's video of the NFL first-round pick surprising his girlfriend with a brand new, custom Mustang 5.0 -- and yeah, dude's clearly great both on the field and in relationships!!! TMZ Sports has learned the former Alabama star receiver hit up Gaudin Ford dealership in Nevada for the whip ... and as you can see in the footage, Ruggs clearly chose the right car. Check out the clip ... Henry brought his GF, Kiara Washington, and their 3-month-old daughter down to the driveway -- and when Kiara realized what wa...
2020 Tesla Model Y Performance vs. 750 horsepower BMW X6 M
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2020 Tesla Model Y Performance vs. 750 horsepower BMW X6 M

An electric SUV versus a V8 high-performance crossover – Is that a fair fight? That’s the question some of these recent drag races aim to answer. This latest drag race pits the 2020 Tesla Model Y Performance agains the previous generation BMW X6 M. But like the Tesla is not your ordinary model, the X6 M is quite a bit modified.Thanks to a series of upgrades from G-Power, this BMW X6 M makes a whooping 750 horsepower. Under the VENTURI bonnet made of carbon, an in-depth optimization of the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 ensures the considerable extra power. The engine now has modified turbochargers, G-POWER downpipes along with catalytic converters, and the G-POWER V3 performance software in conjunction with a removal of the Vmax limitation.In this new version, the G-Power monster SUV delivers 75...
Toyota India bets on leasing, short-term subscriptions
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Toyota India bets on leasing, short-term subscriptions

We are in the times of Covid-19, and demand for private vehicles is growing at the expense of public transport or ride sharing. Indeed, the Malaysian used car market has seen year-on-year growth of over 100% in the first half of 2020, and Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) president Datuk Aishah Ahmad points to coronavirus fears as a factor. The same growing demand for private transport is also being seen in India, which has the third highest number of Covid-19 cases in the world behind USA and Brazil. In an attempt to tap into this demand, Toyota is now offering its cars on leases or short-term subscriptions in India. The new vertical is called Toyota’s Mobility Service (TMS). Customers can pick cars of their choice for a tenure of three to five years on a fixed monthly fee ...
2020 Toyota Yaris and Yaris Ativ facelift launched in Thailand – now with AEB and new styling; from RM72k
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2020 Toyota Yaris and Yaris Ativ facelift launched in Thailand – now with AEB and new styling; from RM72k

Shortly after the reveal of the facelifted Toyota Vios in the Philippines, the refreshed B-segment sedan has now made its way to Thailand, where it is known as the Yaris Ativ. The new Vios is making its debut in the kingdom alongside its hatchback sibling, the Yaris, which also gets updated for 2020. Both the Yaris and Yaris Ativ share an identical variant line-up, starting with the base Entry, followed by the Sport and the range-topping Sport Premium. In terms of styling, the biggest change on both cars can be seen at the front, where there is now a new lower grille design that is downturned and flows into the upper grille. Meanwhile, the colour scheme of the bottom front spoiler has been inverted, so it is now primarily finished in black, with a body-coloured centre section. I...
2020 Yamaha Y15ZR GP Edition in Malaysia, RM8,868
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2020 Yamaha Y15ZR GP Edition in Malaysia, RM8,868

Commemorating the Yamaha MotoGP Team, distributors Hong Leong Yamaha Motor (HLYM) has launched the 2020 Yamaha Y15ZR GP Edition, in a limited production run. Pricing for the Y15ZRGP Edition is RM8,868 recommended retail, excluding road tax, insurance and registration. Inspired by the livery worn by the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team the Y15ZR GP Edition features the green and black Monster Energy colours. Every Y15ZR GP Edition comes with an exclusive certificate of ownership and an exclusive Y15ZR collector’s smart watch set. Carrying the 150 cc, liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine, the Y15ZR GP Edition produces 15.4PS at 8,500 rpm and 13.8 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm. Power gets to the ground via a five-speed gear box and chain final drive. Rolling on 17-inch wheels shod in ...