Alphavan turns Sprinter into gorgeous two-bedroom smart camper van

The new Alphavan debuts as a massive Mercedes Sprinter camper with duplex bedroom, entertainment suite, and smart home-grade control system accessed all around the van. Yet, it still manages to weigh less than smaller camper vans.

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Review: 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid ups the ante by lowering output

For the 2020 model year, Toyota totally revamped the Highlander three-row crossover. Significantly, for the hybrid option, the vehicle sheds some cylinders and gains some MPGs as a result.

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Ferrari juices up its “entry level” convertible with new Portofino M

Ferrari has built a new home for the 3.8-liter biturbo V8 that's won the last four Engine of the Year awards and counting. The Portofino M is a 620-horsepower evolution on the "entry-level" convertible released back in 2017.

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Pictorial: The Concours of Elegance for Children’s Cars

Children's Cars, both powered and pedal cars, are becoming collectors items that appreciate in value. The world’s first elite Junior Car Concours event took place last week as part of the world-renowned Concours of Elegance, staged at Hampton Court Palace in London.

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$1.8-million Vario Perfect ultra-luxury motorhome is 2 Mercedes in 1

Variomobil's new Perfect series flagship, the Perfect 1200 Platinum, is a taste of exclusive real estate atop a triple-axle Mercedes chassis, with three slide-outs and an XXL garage for a Mercedes-AMG GT.

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Volvo’s electric bus batteries to gain a second life in energy storage

We’ve seen the likes of Nissan and Renault make moves to give their electric vehicle batteries a second life as energy storage devices, and now Volvo has revealed plans to do the same with the help of startup Batteryloop.

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Sixteen-year-old sets world’s fastest slalom record for Porsche

Sixteen-year-old Chloe Chambers has set a new Guinness World Record for "fastest vehicle slalom," and Porsche now has a new performance metric to brag about for its 718 Spyder as the most agile car on the planet.

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The Leyat Helica propeller car: A wonderfully bad idea

Today's car designs are mostly variations on a familiar theme, but a hundred years ago, profoundly weird ideas like the Leyat Helica had their chance to compete. Basically a wingless aircraft, it was lightweight, very fast, and a really bad idea.

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La Strada sizes down globetrotting Sprinter 4×4 monocoque motorhome

La Strada started off 2020 by rounding out its fleet with the Nova EB, a compact motorhome with a neatly integrated monocoque that's more than a van, less than a Class C. The new Nova M slims down from there, offering a light, maneuverable footprint.

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