2023 Honda Civic Type R Specs Revealed, 2023 Dodge Charger Super Bee and 449 HP MG Mulan Triumph: Your Morning Brief


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

Toyota invests $5.6 billion in EV battery production in the US and Japan

While there’s no arguing that Toyota is lagging behind when it comes to electric vehicle development, the company has just announced a significant investment in its US and Japanese battery production. Of the 730 billion yen ($5.6 billion) investment, 325 billion yen ($2.34 billion) will be invested in Toyota Battery Manufacturing North Carolina, which is 90 percent owned by Toyota Motor North America and 10 percent owned by the Toyota Tsusho Corporation.


2023 Honda Civic Type R makes 315 horsepower, goes on sale in the US this fall

Honda has finally confirmed the performance specs of the Civic Type R for 2023, with its turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine delivering 315 hp (235 kW/319 hp) at 6,500 rpm and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm) of torque between 2,600 and 4,000 rpm. Those numbers make the new Type R the most powerful Honda to be offered from the factory to American customers when it arrives at dealerships this fall.


Buzzing Bye: Dodge Unveils Limited Edition 2023 Charger Super Bee That Comes With Drag Radials

As the combustion-powered Charger and Challenger leave the podium, Dodge is commemorating the model with a limited run of seven special edition models. The latest to be unveiled is the 2023 Charger Super bee, which will be limited to just 500 units. Intended as a special drag strip, the Super Bee will be offered in two flavors: 500 standard-width cars finished in B5 Blue and 500 widebody models in Plum Crazy. The Super Bee will be equipped with radial brake tires, a drag mode for the adaptive suspension, a functional scope with hood pins and Brembo four-piston calipers.


Tesla customers in Norway go on hunger strike to protest poor vehicle quality

A group of Norwegian Tesla owners dissatisfied with the company’s quality control has taken drastic action to be heard. Hoping to get CEO Elon Musk’s attention, the group of 17 Tesla owners went on a 24-hour hunger strike between August 27 and 28. While it’s unclear whether they actually caught Musk’s attention, the tech entrepreneur did… create a reference until his own intermittent fast on August 28.


Jeep unveils electrification plans on September 8

Jeep has announced that the brand will share more about its electrification plans during its 4xe day on September 8. electrification plans.” The company also released a teaser video on social media stating that they will “enter a new era of electrification”, while also noting that “freedom is electric”.


MG’s new Mulan Triumph Edition is an electric hot hatch with a shocking 449 horsepower

The new MG Mulan, also known as the MG4 outside of China, has been given a powerful “Triumph Edition”. The new equipment more than doubles the power of the existing models by delivering a combined torque of 449 hp and 600 Nm from a two-motor four-wheel drive powertrain. MG says it will reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.8 seconds, while the 64 kWh ternary lithium battery pack gives it a range of 285 miles (460 km) under the Chinese test procedure. The price and availability of the Triumph are unknown, but it is likely to appear in the UK market except in China.


What else is in the news


Jeremy Clarkson buys a pub

The famous host of The Grand Tour and Clarkson’s Farm, Jeremy Clarkson, has bought a pub. But while speaking to The Londoner, he apparently doesn’t know where it is or what it’s called. Clarkson has also launched his own beer brand: Hawkstone Lager.


Snapchat is cutting 20 percent of its workforce

Social media company Snapchat has announced it will cut a fifth of its workforce after poor financial results. The company was worth $130 billion in 2021, but is now valued at less than $20 billion, the company reports BBC. It will lead to approximately 1,200 employees being out of work.

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