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New 2021 Ford F-150 Tremor to make more extreme off-roading possible

The 2021 Ford F-150 Tremor is a new addition to the company's lineup.

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The 2021 Ford F-150 Tremor continues the off-road story that was started by theFord Super Duty Tremor and Ford Ranger Tremor. It contains similar upgrades for tacking the trails while maintaining the towing and payload capacity that makes the F-150 a perennial best-seller. The Ford F-150 lineup was completely redesigned for the 2021 model year.

F-150 Tremor is meant for customers that need more off-road capability than what they can get in a F-150 FX4 package, but less than what is available in the F-150 Raptor (Ford hasn't revealed the next-gen Raptor yet). It is designed to tackle the terrain of a cornfield, as well as a dusty two-track, muddy bog, and rock-strewn trail.

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The F-150 makes use of a high-strength steel frame and aluminum body. It comes only in a SuperCrew configuration with a 5.5-foot box. Ford will only sell the model with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 under the hood that is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Four-wheel drive is also standard. Buyers will be able to choose from the standard, mid and high equipment groups as well as other features.

Ford has upgraded the truck's suspension to include retuned front and rear springs that add ground clearance, revised front hub knuckles and upper control arms, and added Tremor-specific monotone shocks up front. The twin tube shocks at the rear have been stunned for softer damping at low speeds.

The whole rig rides on new 33-inch General Grabber all-terrain tires that are wrapped around unique matte-finish 18-inch wheels. This adds ground clearance and makes the truck's stance one-inch wider. It also has a Raptor-style bash plate.

All the modifications to the truck have resulted in an approach angle of 27.6 degrees, breakover angle of 21.2 degrees, and departure angle of 24.3 degrees. Tremor has 1.5 inches more total travel in the rear and an additional inch of total travel in front.

2021 Ford F-150 Tremor

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A locking rear differential is standard. Ford is making a Torsen limited-slip front differential available later in the model year. Opting for the high equipment group will get a torque-on-demand transfer case that is similar to the high-performance unit in F-150 Raptor.

Tremor has a maximum conventional tow rating of 10,900 pounds.

Ford's Pro Power Onboard generator system is available and delivers 2.0 kilowatts of exportable power in the bed for tools, an air compressor, or electric chainsaw.

The front of the truck sports a new hood and fascia that is designed to give the model a more muscular appearance. The Ford oval is blacked out and highlighted by the signature Tremor color of Active Orange. Two Active Orange recovery hooks are situated near the bottom. Fixed running boards, inspired by Raptor, are mounted close to the body. A cutout rear bumper features a high-flow dual exhaust flanking its two rear recovery hooks.

2021 Ford F-150 Tremor GIF courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Active Orange is also visible on the fenders, bed sides, and tailgate. The color carries over to the interior where it is featured in special stitching, materials, and finishes on the instrument panel, center console, and doors.

Buyers get a six-position auxiliary power pack mounted to the overhead console as standard. They can have off-road lighting options installed at the dealer and check the 360-degree camera package options box when they order.

The Ford Trail Toolbox will be available in the model. It features one-pedal driving capability that makes activities like rock crawling easier. Trail Turn Assist technology reduces the steering radius of the truck in tight off-road stations by applying brakes to the inside rear wheel.

2021 Ford F-150 Tremor GIF courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Drivers will be able to make full use of Normal, Sport, Tow/Haul, Eco, Slippery, Deep Snow/Sand, Mud/Rut, and Rock Crawl drive modes. Available Trail Control operates like cruise control for off-road use.

The 2021 Ford F-150 Tremor will be available next summer. Pricing will be announced closer to the model's on-sale date.

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The F-Type P450 cars replace the P300 and P380 as part of the Jaguar lineup.

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Two new versions of the Jaguar F-Type are on the horizon. New versions of the model have been created to further the car's luxury proposition and both are powered by a roaring V8 engine. The new P450 variants replace the P300 and P380 models currently in the lineup. Jaguar is keeping the F-Type R around.

2022 Jaguar F-Type P450

The 2022 Jaguar F-Type P450 will be available as a coupe or convertible in P450 RWD or P450 R-DYNAMIC AWD grades. All varieties come with a 444-horsepower supercharged V8 under the hood that achieves 428 pound-feet of torque. An electronic active differential is standard. In all configurations, the car gets from zero to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and has a top speed of 177 mph.

2022 Jaguar F-Type P450 The car has received minor exterior updates from the 2021 model.Photo courtesy of Jaguar

In a nod to its suburban buyers, the F-Type has a Quiet Star mode that allows a more subtle roar out the back side of the car upon startup. Drivers who don't care about keeping quiet can switch the car in to Dynamic mode and let the rumble out.

Each F-Type P450 rides on 20-inch wheels, has larger brakes than traditional F-Type models, and has the switchable exhaust. Double J-Blade daytime running lights feature up front while new slender rear lights allow the body of the car to speak for itself.

Buyers who get the F-Type P450 R-Dynamic AWD get bespoke badging; a gloss black front splitter, side sills, valance, and venturi; auto-dimming, power- folding, heated door mirrors with memory; and 20-inch Style 6003, split-spoke, gloss Dark Grey with Contrast Diamond Turned Finish Wheels.

2022 Jaguar F-Type P450 The interior sports a refined appearance.Photo courtesy of Jaguar

Monogram stitch patterns on the car's seats and interior accents in Windsor Leather and satin-finish Noble Chrome enhance the interior. Additionally, there are "Jaguar Est.1935" markings on the center console finisher, glovebox release button surround, and seatbelt guides. Six-way electric power seats are standard on F-Type P450 RWD, while F-Type P450 R-Dynamic AWD adds 12-way electric memory front seats, electrically adjustable steering column with memory, Delta Aluminum Center Console, and R-Dynamic branded metal treadplates as standard equipment.

A 12.3-inch driver information display is standard.

F-Type P450 is available in 11 standard exterior colors, and can be ordered in over a dozen custom SVO paint finishes. It starts at $69,900 for the P450 RWD Coupe and $79,900 for the R450 R-Dynamic AWD Coupe.

2022 Jaguar F-Type R

The F-Type R is the pinnacle of the Jaguar lineup with torque on-demand all-wheel drive, Jaguar Intelligent Driveline Dynamics control technology, a double wishbone front and rear suspension, and electric power-assisted steering.

It can get from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph thanks to its 575-horsepower supercharged V8 engine. All-wheel drive is standard.

This model starts at $103,200.

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The 2022 Toyota Prius Nightshade is a fresh edition for the company's lineup.

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One of Toyota's most efficient cars is getting the blackout treatment. Like other Nightshade editions Toyota puts out, the 2022 Prius Nightshade has all the requisite black accents while maintaining its heralded powertrain.

The 2022 Toyota Prius Nightshade is available in front- and all-wheel drive. Buyers can add the treatment to Prius L Eco, LE, LE AWD-e, XLE, XLE AWD-e and Limited grades. It comes in the buyer's choice of Midnight Black Metallic, Super White, or Silver Metallic paint job. Front-wheel drive models ride on standard 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels while AWD-e cars get 15-inchers with black insert and lug nuts.

The exterior of the car also gets black headlight accents, mirror caps, door handles, color keyed rear deck spoiler and shark fin antenna.

2022 Toyota Prius Nightshade

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Each of the models is powered by the Prius's 1.8-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine, which is paired with two electric motors. A continuously variable transmission is standard. All-wheel drive models get an EPA-estimated 51 mpg in the city, 47 mpg on the highway, and 49 mpg combined. Front-wheel drive versions do a slightly better 54 mpg in the city, 50 mpg on the highway, and 52 mpg combined.

Inside there are standard SofTex-trimmed trimmed, heated, power adjustable front seats and a SofTex-trimmed heated steering wheel and semi-gloss black center console. A 7-inch infotainment touch screen is standard, as is a six-speaker JBL sound system. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa come on every model, as are an auxiliary jack, three USB ports, a wireless phone charger, and one 12-volt outlet.

Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 is standard and includes a pre-collision system with low-light pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, bicyclist detection, lane departure alert, automatic high beams, and road sign assist.

All Prius models come with a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and 60-month/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. Toyota's hybrid battery warranty is for 10 years or 150,000 miles from the vehicle's in-service date, whichever occurs first. The hybrid system warranty is for eight years or 100,000 miles from the vehicle's in-service date.

This latest member of the Nightshade family means that there are 11 Nightshade editions in Toyota's stable. The Prius is the first hybrid to get the treatment.

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