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Greedy Toyota Dealer Commands $10,000 Markup Over MSRP For 2023 GR Corolla
Scalpers and price gouging are phenomena that have all too often reared their ugly heads since the pandemic. And while many of us expect to have to pay above market value for games consoles and houses, car dealers have long been muscling in on the action — and getting a bit too greedy in the process. To illustrate, we looked to get a spot on the waitlist for a new GR Corolla, only to be offered by one salesman a place for $10,000 over MSRP!
2023 Hyundai Palisade Brings Butch New Looks And Tech-Enhanced Interior and 2023 Kia Telluride Gets Refreshed Looks And New Tougher Off-Road Trim Levels
Hyundai and Kia unveiled their updated three-row SUV cousins at the New York International Auto Show. The 2023 Hyundai Palisade features a bolder grille, new wheels, revised bumpers and lights, and an improved interior with more tech. Kia’s Telluride got a modest redesign, added tech, and two new off-road-centric trims.
2023 BMW X7 Breaks Cover, And Probably Mirrors, With Bold New Face Destined For 7-Series And i7 Too
Sure to split opinion, the similarly split light design seen on the 2023 BMW X7 will be the new corporate face for all of the Bavarian brand’s luxury offerings. That means we should expect similar looks for the upcoming 7-Series and i7. Away from the drama of the exterior, the refreshed SUV gets a curved display angled toward the driver and drops the conventional transmission shifter. U.S. deliveries are set to begin in the fall.
2030 Tesla CyberTrail: We Envision An Electrified Jeep Wrangler Fighter
With the Cybertruck given a new release date of next year, we’ve started to imagine what an altogether different Tesla could end up looking like. Thanks to this independent illustration from CarScoops’ artist Josh Byrnes, we’ve come up with our own take on an EV Jeep Wrangler fighter. We’ve given it suitably chunky wheels and tires, a large 15” OLED infotainment screen, surround-view cameras, and dual motors. Could it have a place in a future Tesla lineup?
631-HP Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica Is A RWD Evo With A Sprinkle Of STO
Fitting in between the Huracan Evo and the slightly-mad STO is the new Lamborghini Huracan Tecnica. It looks tamer than the STO, but shares the same 631 hp (640 PS) V10 engine. There are some visual changes to differentiate it from the Evo, such as Sian-style bumpers up front and a tweaked side window shape. The most significant change is at the rear, which gets a lightweight, slatted carbon-fiber engine cover and vertical rear window. There are also new hexagonal exhaust tailpipes, a new bumper, and a rear diffuser that can, like the roof, be painted in body color or black, plus a small fixed rear spoiler.
The Chrysler Airflow Graphite Concept Hopes To Signal A Bright Electric Future
Stellantis is hoping that a new electric era will see Chrysler rejuvenated after several years of being left to languish. Part of this plan is the Airflow Concept that was introduced at CES in January. For the NYIAS, Chrysler improved on the initial design with the Graphite Concept. The new car shows off a Galaxy Black exterior with Cyprus Copper accents. It previews an electric future for the brand, with the first Chrysler EV set to be released before 2025.
Enlarged 2023 Jeep Wagoneer L And Grand Wagoneer L Gain 12 Inches And Inline-Six Turbo
Jeep has added extra length to the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, launching “L” variants of the respective luxury SUVs. Both the Jeep Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L have a 130-inch (3,302 mm) wheelbase that is 7 inches (178 mm) longer than the regular Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer that debuted last year. Also new is the introduction of Stellantis’ new twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six Hurricane engine. The twin-turbo 3.0-liter produces 420 hp (313 kW / 426 PS) and 468 lb-ft (635 Nm) of torque in the Wagoneer L, and a more impressive 510 hp (380 kW / 517 PS) and 500 lb-ft (678 Nm) of torque in the Grand Wagoneer L.
What Else Is Making The News
Twitter Board Opts For “Poison Pill” In Response To Musk Takeover Bid
The saga brewing between Elon Musk and Twitter has been dominating headlines this week, with the company now opting to take a “poison pill” approach after Musk offered to buy the company. The Twitter board unanimously opted to adopt the limited duration shareholder rights plan. In it, if any person or group acquires more than 15 percent of Twitter’s outstanding stock, other shareholders will be able to purchase additional shares at a discount, reports CNBC. The move is commonly used to fend off hostile takeover bids by diluting the stake of the entity trying to take over.
Canadian Pilots Jailed After Reporting Cocaine Stash
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— Dirección Nacional de Control de Drogas (@DNCDRD) April 7, 2022
The entire crew of a Canadian charter airline has been jailed in the Dominican Republic after finding a stash of cocaine in the avionics bay. According to Simple Flying, eleven people, including nine Canadians, are being detained.