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2021 Kia K5 priced from $24,455, just $100 more than current Optima

Wolf Gray looks great on the K5.


Kia

Kia’s brand-new Optima — sorry, K5 — was just revealed last week, but the svelte new sedan is already finding its way to dealers. Pricing for the full K5 lineup was announced on Monday, and despite a number of big upgrades over the 2020 Optima, the new K5 isn’t much more expensive.

A base K5 LX will run you $24,445, including $965 for destination, which is just $100 more than a 2020 Optima. (Note: All subsequent prices include this destination charge.) But even this most basic trim is really nicely equipped.

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Jay Leno dives into the world of subscription-based EV company Canoo

Back in September, I went down to Torrance, California to Canoo to take a look at what this subscription-only electric vehicle startup was doing. I determined that not only was its bread loaf-shaped van thing the second coming of the Toyota Previa, but that it had some interesting tech going on that didn’t seem all that crazy.

Now everyone’s favorite occasionally problematic internet car uncle, Jay Leno has decided to go down and check things out for himself, and he brought a video crew. The result is a 41-minute cringefest, but it shows off a lot of what I

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Aston Martin’s first $3.5M DB5 Goldfinger Continuation rolls off the line

That’s one handsome Brit.


Aston Martin

Buying scale Lego models is cool and all, but if you had the chance to drop a chunk of change on an honest-to-goodness recreation of James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger, you’d probably take it. Such is the case with 25 very lucky ducks, as the automaker decided to revive a legend of film, and the first of these recreations has just now left the factory.

Aston Martin announced on Monday that the first DB5 Goldfinger Continuation model has rolled off the line at the Aston Martin Works facility in Newport Pagnell, England.

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2021 Jeep Wrangler will get updates to better battle Bronco, report says

The JL Wrangler is still quite new, so don’t expect anything too major for the 2021 model year, just a nip and a tuck.


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The Jeep Wrangler has long stood as an off-road outlier, putting function before just about anything else. But soon, the Ford Bronco will rise from the ashes to finally give the Wrangler something to compete against, which means we’re set for one serious fight in the coming years. A new report gives us some insight into how Jeep is preparing for this moment.

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler will sport some updates specifically meant to

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