first_img Austin City Limits Festival Austin City Limits Festival Devin Dawson Talks “Dark Horse” Origins ACL 2017: Get Ready For A Big Weekend A stacked lineup hits the live music capital for weekend one of ACL, featuring Jay Z, Devin Dawson, Grace VanderWaal and moreNate HertweckGRAMMYs Oct 6, 2017 – 5:54 pm As one of the last festivals of festival season, Austin City Limits Music Festival has the honor of being music’s biggest summer wrap party. Two weekends full of performances from a diverse blend of the biggest, newest and hottest artists in beautiful Zilker Park — what could be better? ACL 2017: Get Ready For A Big Weekend Photo: Getty Images Devin Dawson Talks “Dark Horse” Origins Photo: Getty Images Jay Z Brought The Hits For ACL 2017 Jay Z, Joseph, Grace VanderWaal: 2017 ACL Fest music-festivals-2017-austin-city-limits-music-festival MusiCares News ACL 2017: Get Ready For A Big Weekend Grace VanderWaal On Singing With Her Hero Devin Dawson Talks “Dark Horse” Origins Jay ZPhoto: Gary Miller/FilmMagic Twitter Jay ZPhoto: Gary Miller/FilmMagic Jay ZPhoto: Gary Miller/FilmMagic Jay Z Brought The Hits For ACL 2017 Photo: Daniel Mendoza/Recording Academy Photo: Daniel Mendoza/Recording Academy Photo: Getty Images MusiCares’ Hearing Health At Austin City Limits Joseph Talk New EP, Tears For Fears Cover Photo: Daniel Mendoza/Recording Academy Grace VanderWaal On Singing With Her Hero Prev Next Joseph Talk New EP, Tears For Fears Cover MusiCares MusiCares Grace VanderWaal On Singing With Her Hero Lukas Nelson On “Find Yourself,” Lady Gaga Jay Z Brought The Hits For ACL 2017 Facebook Lukas Nelson On “Find Yourself,” Lady Gaga MusiCares’ Hearing Health At Austin City Limits MusiCares’ Hearing Health At Austin City Limits Joseph Talk New EP, Tears For Fears Cover Lukas Nelson On “Find Yourself,” Lady Gaga Led by Friday night headliner heavyweight Jay Z, this year’s ACL lineup is up there with its best ever. From GRAMMY winners Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chance The Rapper to can’t-miss acts like Run The Jewels and Ryan Adams to the eclectic sets from the xx, Martin Garrix and Solange, there’s something for everyone to enjoy and discover. And thanks to Red Bull TV, you can even stream many of the sets.The Recording Academy was on-site in Austin, Texas, for weekend one, bringing you backstage with exclusive artist interviews, extensive coverage and first-hand perspectives from Zilker Park. More Music Festivals: Go Inside Lollapalooza 2017 Music Festivals 2017: Austin City Limits Music Festival Email last_img read more

first_img “When they talk about their electric cars, many carmakers promote the same rational and empirical data-driven messages as they do with their internal combustion engined cars, such as range, economy and performance criteria,” Guillaume explains. “Kia prides itself on its power to surprise, which is why we wanted to move away from the rational and focus on the emotional, and embrace a warmer and more human approach to electrification.”OK, so let’s talk about what we do know: Kia’s concept is a large, C-segment car with a high-riding stance, “intentionally designed to not sit within the industry’s predefined vehicle categories,” according to the automaker’s statement. The front fascia has an illuminated grille surround, and the main headlights are housed in individual blocks of glass. Underneath the car is a “low-mounted, induction-charged battery pack that powers a compact drivetrain.” (This vague powertrain data is as technical as Kia gets.) Geneva Motor Show 2019 If you’re looking for hard data about Kia’s electric Geneva Motor Show concept, you’re out of luck. Dubbed “Imagine by Kia,” this big four-door doesn’t focus on things like power or range or advanced driving tech. Instead, it’s all about emotion.”Today’s drivers understandably have many questions about electric cars. They’re concerned about range, the recharging network and whether electric cars will still be dynamic and engaging to drive,” said Gregory Guillaume, Kia’s vice president of design, in a statement. “So, when we first started thinking about this concept and imagining what its role would be, we knew that the best way to answer those questions and address those concerns was by approaching electrification purely from an emotional point of view.”Answering questions by — *checks notes* — not answering them? Go on… Concept Cars Electric Cars 0 1:45 Kia See All Now playing: Watch this: reading • Kia Imagines an electric car with coach doors, silk seats and 21 screens Tags Geneva Motor Show 2019 Kia Mar 7 • New Peugeot 208 debuts i-Cockpit with 3D HUD Combo dashboard Apr 17 • The 2020 Jaguar XE gets its first major visual refresh 16 Photos Share your voice Mar 8 • VW is still ‘100 percent’ investigating a pickup truck for the US 2019 Kia K900: The best luxury sedan you’ve never heard of 2020 Kia Soul EV first drive: More style, more range, more fun ‘Imagine by Kia’ concept: part design study, part parody Imagine by Kia Concept brings 21 screens to the Geneva Motor Show The exterior color comes off as a sort of bronze, and there’s a lot of depth to the hue. Kia says six layers of chrome-effect silver paint were applied to the car’s body, and then covered in a bronze tint.A single piece of glass serves as the windshield and the roof, and tapers into a double-bubble design over the rear of the car. The more you look at the car, the more its elegant surfacing becomes apparent. But because of its 22-inch wheels, wrapped in Goodyear 255/35-series “Intelligrip EV Concept” tires, and large car proportions, it’s hard to tell if this car is really worthy of being called “pretty.” Seeing it in person will surely help.Enlarge ImageKia says the Imagine is about the size of a C-segment sedan, but uses SUV styling cues. Kia Open the coach doors and move inside, and you’re greeted by 21 individual ultra high-resolution screens. The displays curve their way across the dashboard for a look that’s “both casual and coordinated,” according to Kia. This super techy display is actually Kia poking fun at modern cars’ ever-growing infotainment displays.”These 21 incredibly thin screens are a humorous and irreverent riposte to the ongoing competition between some automotive manufacturers to see who can produce the car with the biggest screen,” Kia Europe’s head of interior design, Ralph Kluge, said in a statement.Imagine by Kia ConceptEnlarge ImageYo dawg, we heard you like screens… Kia When viewed from the driver’s seat, the 21 screens appear to form one single display. A robust infotainment system is said to be housed within, with “birds-eye navigation,” as well as the usual roster of media and connected functionality.The slim seating surfaces are covered in leather and silk, and the floating center console sits above the low, flat load floor. Two cargo compartments are found up front (a frunk) and around back, and the Imagine Concept uses a hatchback design, for easier access to your belongings.Given the lack of tangible data, it’s hard to, uh, Imagine this car is destined for production in some form or another. But we like what we see in terms of lighting and infotainment design, as well as body surfacing. Kia’s concept car may be short on details, but there’s certainly a lot to talk about.Imagine by Kia ConceptEnlarge ImageThe hatchback design is said to visually link this concept to the Kia Stinger. Kia More From Roadshow Post a comment 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Mar 7 • The Ferrari F8 Tributo is the last of the nonhybrid V8s •last_img read more

first_imgA bulldozer destroys condemned smuggled luxury cars worth approximately US$ 1.2 million, which include used Lexus, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Jaguar and Corvette Stingray, during the 116th Bureau of Customs founding anniversary in Metro Manila, Philippines 6 February 2018. Photo: ReutersBulldozers and backhoes pounded more than two dozen seized luxury cars in the Philippines on Tuesday, including Porsches, Mercedes, Jaguars and Corvettes, in a dramatic demolition showcasing the no-nonsense leader’s crackdown on crime and corruption.President Rodrigo Duterte watched as the second-hand vehicles, some valued as high as $115,000, were reduced to piles of scrap in a little over three minutes.”Give it to the buyer of steel,” Duterte said, recalling his instruction to officials.”They cannot have cars like that. But they can get something, make toys out of it.”The Bureau of Customs seized $2.93 million worth of smuggled vehicles last year, part of the $866 million in seized goods, government data showed.”It does not pay to evade taxes in the Philippines so might as well stop trying, because you will never succeed,” Duterte’s finance minister, Carlos Dominguez, told reporters before letting diggers loose on 20 slick-looking vehicles at a Manila port. A further 10 were simultaneously destroyed in ports in the southern cities of Davao and Cebu.The government last year destroyed more than $2.5 million worth of cigarettes bearing fake tax stamps.Duterte, known for his bloody war on drugs and disdain for criminals, has promised to usher in a “golden age of infrastructure” over six years, worth $180 billion. He has launched a comprehensive tax reform programme to help fund it.last_img read more