2023 Ford Maverick Tremor, 2023 BMW i4 eDrive35, and mysterious Nissan Z Spied: Your morning scoop

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Good morning and welcome to our daily digest of automotive news from around the world, starting with…

Elon Musk is reportedly becoming a liability, turning new and old customers away from Tesla

Elon Musk’s Twitter controversy has gotten a lot of attention, but his fame could turn into Tesla’s worst nightmare. Despite being happy with their cars, Tesla owners have admitted they wish the company’s CEO was less popular. The 48-year-old told Al Jazeera of the Tesla brand: “I don’t even think I would take it if I won.”


The 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor is the best with a 1-inch lift and a more advanced all-wheel drive system

Ford has introduced the new Maverick Tremor for 2023, building on the huge success of the base model. It has a more aggressive look with a 1-inch lift, and buyers can add the Tremor Appearance Package on top to make it even more unique. The Tremor gets a unique all-wheel-drive system that includes a dual-clutch rear-wheel drive system with a locking differential, though it retains the base models’ 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine.


The entry-level new 2023 BMW i4 eDrive35 costs $4,000 less than the next model

The BMW The i4 eDrive35 is BMW’s new entry-level electric sedan for the US market. Starting at $52,395, the eDrive35 is powered by a single motor and a smaller 66 kWh battery capable of a range of up to 260 miles (418 km). Although it is less powerful than its high-end siblings – the i4 eDrive40 and i4 M50 – it is capable of producing a respectable 281 hp. (210 kW/285 hp) and provides the same comfortable qualities as the rest of the range.


Ford CEO wants you to order an electric car in his ‘bunny slippers’

Ford CEO Jim Farley is looking to improve his company’s online car-buying experience in response to Tesla’s booming sales. Buyers should “have a very predictable experience, whether they’re in the dealership or in the bunny slippers,” he clarified. Farley sees the online sales model as a way to keep customers happy while cutting additional costs. It could also help the brand achieve its goal of producing 2 million electric vehicles by 2026.


The mysterious Nissan Z prototype has been spotted again with a camouflaged front bumper

Thanks to the members on The new Nissan Z forum, we now have more detailed photos of the mysterious Nissan Z Prototype. We suspect that the split grille design from the Z Customized Proto concept may make it to the production version watched over here. There’s also the possibility that this could be the Nismo variant, as it appears to be fitted with the Recaro seats from the 370Z Nismo.


Aston Martin will unveil two “breathtaking” new models at Pebble Beach

Aston Martin is set to steal the show at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance as they announce their “strongest presence yet” at the event. In honor of the tenth anniversary of the Q by Aston Martin, the British manufacturer has teased the unveiling of two exclusive models alongside the DBX707, the V12 Vantage and the Aston Martin Valkyrie.


What is the most beautiful SUV to date?

We see new SUV models almost daily as the market segment continues to flourish. We love it when brands stick to their iconic looks, like the new Bronco and Defender have done. Many believe that an SUV should be a strong all-rounder, in which case a Jeep Wrangler, Mercedes G-Wagon or Toyota 4Runner may appeal to your aesthetic sensibilities. If you prefer a sleek, sporty look, the Aston Martin DBX, Lamborghini Urus and Alfa Romeo Stelvio will suit you.


What else is making the news


Nikola is buying Romeo Power in a $144 million deal to develop its own batteries for electric vehicles

Nikola, a maker of electric heavy-duty trucks, has announced the acquisition of battery supplier Romeo Power for $144 million. Mark Russell, CEO of Nikola, said the partnership will allow the company to accelerate the growth of its electrification platform. It also predicts the deal will generate $350 million in savings over the next four years.


Pinterest is growing thanks to the number of users and Elliott’s investment, despite disappointing financial results

Pinterest shares rose on the back of a relatively large number of users, although revenue and earnings missed expectations. Pinterest reported a 5% year-over-year decline in global active users to 433 million, much better than the forecast drop of 431 million. Elliott Management, the company’s largest shareholder, expressed satisfaction with the work of Pinterest’s new CEO, Bill Reddy.



2023 Ford Maverick Tremor, 2023 BMW i4 eDrive35, and mysterious Nissan Z Spied: Your morning scoop

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