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The teaser campaign for the Hyundai Kona N is kicking into high gear as the company has released new pictures and details about the upcoming model.

Billed as a “hot SUV,” the Kona N will become the brand’s first high-performance crossover.

Hyundai is keeping specifications under wraps, but confirmed the model will have a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that can be connected to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. The company also promised a “variety of high-performance driving features, such as Launch Control, and an emotional sound experience.”

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While crossovers aren’t particularly sporty, Hyundai said the Kona N will have a “powerful and nimble driving experience.” Hyundai’s Head of N Brand Management also added, “As a ‘hot SUV’, it will have plenty of versatility as well as the driving pleasure like any other N vehicle.”

Additional information will be released in the “coming weeks,” but the Kona N is slated to have a sportier exterior as previewed by these official photos. While there isn’t much to see, the model will be distinguished by modified bumpers and a unique dual exhaust system. We can also see lightweight wheels that are backed up by a high-performance braking system with red calipers.

Hyundai is staying tight-lipped on specifics, but the model will slot above the Kona N Line which has a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder that produces 195 hp (146 kW / 198 PS) and 195 lb-ft (265 Nm) of torque.  Besides having a larger displacement, the fully fledged N model could have up to 275 hp (205 kW / 279 PS).

 

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One of the earliest, and rarest, Ferrari road cars will be auctioned off later this month and is expected to sell for between $2.4 million and $3.4 million.

The car in question is a 1954 375 America by Vignale. Ferrari only ever built 11 Coupes and 1 Cabriolet, and of these, just three were sent to Carrozzeria Vignale to be outfitted with the bespoke bodywork brandished by this car.

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As outlined by RM Sotheby’s, Vignale worked its magic on the 375 America, making it look quite different than the standard models designed by Pininfarina. As such, the car features a large wraparound rear window and a fastback profile. There are also exposed side-exit exhaust pipes and louvers behind the side windows. This car is chassis no. 0327 AL and was one of just two 375 Americas to receive this design, while the other remaining 375 America from Vignale had a slightly different styling.

Throughout its long life, the car has passed through the hands of various owners. It was originally owned by a U.S. collector and repainted red with a black roof. In 1980, it was sold to Ed Jurist in New York before being owned, in the following years, by individuals in New Hampshire, Arizona, and the Netherland . In 2009, the car returned to the United States and was refurbished and repainted in the current combination of burgundy with silver accents.

The listing fails to mention how many miles the car has on the clock but it will no doubt attract quite a lot of interest.

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Three years ago, Datong Yang and Guifang Huo purchased a brand new Mercedes-Benz S-Class for $160,000. What the couple didn’t expect for a car of that price, or any car for that matter, was for the steering wheel to seize up on multiple occasions before the vehicle was even a year old.

As reported by the Vancouver Sun, Huo bought the S550 new in 2017, and the couple drove it for about 6,500 km (4039 miles) before the issue first occurred. It has now been sitting parked since April 2018.

Less than a year after buying it, the steering wheel seized up while they were driving, but the Mercedes-Benz Richmond dealer allegedly said they could find nothing wrong. The court documents, on the other hand, claim the dealer failed to adequately repair the vehicle.

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While the car isn’t on any recall lists in Canada, Mercedes had recalled a number of vehicles in the United States for steering problems, including S-Class models built between 2015 and 2019. The recall description mentioned a transistor in the steering system that has a chance of overheating, resulting in a loss of power steering. The report said that Mercedes-Benz USA was to notify owners, inspect the steering components, and “replace it as necessary, free of charge.”

However, Yang said their local Mercedes dealership in Richmond suggested the couple either continue to drive the car, or sell it. But Yang said he doesn’t want to drive it, because he fears the steering might seize again, but he also feels he can’t sell it as-is, because that would just pass the same problem on to the new owners.

He then decided to reach out to Mercedes’ headquarters in Germany, who told him the vehicle should be recalled and repaired.

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In early 2019, the couple filed a lawsuit in the British Columbia Supreme Court against Mercedes-Benz Canada for unspecified damages, one being the loss of enjoyment of the vehicle. The lawsuit has yet to go to trial, but Yang said it was important to him to have the issue inspected and fixed, not only for his family’s safety, but for the safety of other owners as well.

Yang says he’s mainly doing it for a good cause, so the problem gets solved before someone gets hurt. However, he says Mercedes-Benz Canada is unfortunately trying to avoid taking responsibility for the issue, denying and/or delaying everything they can.