New Toyota Supra 2019 / 2020 Price

The 2020 GR (Gazoo Racing) 6-Cylinder, 8 speed auto (RWD) Toyota SUPRA is very much a BMW Z4 in disguise. It's shape looks quite similar, and if that wasn't enough it even has the same engine, the 3 Litre Twin Turbo (335BHP). It's a somewhat clever mix of German / Japanese engineering. Although some people, most notably fans of old school Japanese cars would have preferred a new Supra that was, well, more Japanese. Anyway, what is the release date in the UK? Well it seems there isn't an "official" release date.

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Everywhere just says the same thing: The end of summer 2019. That's right about now then. Prices start from around $50,000 Dollars, so convert that to UK currency, and add a few more thousand pounds (as the US Vs UK price never remains equal when sold overseas) and that's roughly the cost if buying in the UK (Around £52K for the standard spec model). There are 3 models to choose from. The most sought after is the limited edition A90. This model has the highest spec (all engines are the same throughout the 3 different models) and is expected to cost a little over £55,000 (GBP).

Toyota Supra GR 2020 Review - How it drives 



Interested in buying one? Don't get your hopes up. The nine hundred new 2020 GR (Gazoo Racing) Toyota SUPRA's destined for the UK and Europe have apparently all been reserved, which essentially means sold. However, Toyota are opening their books again soon to take the new orders for 2020. So if you want to buy the new Toyota SUPRA be sure to act fast, as demand is extremely high.

Pumpkin AA0437B 2 Din Android Head Unit

Pumpkin Android 2 Din head units have been talked about, and reviewed on this website in the past. That review was about the CN01-03302B-02A model. And overall, it was a decent car stereo / Android computer for the price. Though some people wouldn't agree, as the reviews overall are a big mixture of good and bad.

The latest Pumpkin AA0437B is more of the same, only much more updated. Packing an Octa Core Processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB internal storage space, and one of the latest Android operating systems (Android 9.0 - Pie), it's much more than just a music system. Be aware: Some Pumpkin models are universal (fit many car makes and models), while others are for a specific make of vehicle.

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This model is made for Volkswagen (VW) vehicles. It will fit a lot of models that are double din, including VW Golf GTi, Golf 6, Passatt, VW Scirocco, Jetta, Bettle and Polo's. Although, not all models are compatible, so do check before purchasing the AA0437B.

This model will also fit some models of SEAT and Skoda. For the full list of compatible vehicles - check out the official Pumpkin website.

Pumpkin AA0437B 2 Din Android Head Unit Quick Specification

 

  • 8 Inch 1024 x 600 Touch Screen Display
  • Android 9.0 Pie OS
  • Octa Core Processor (8 Cores)
  • 4GB RAM (DDR3)
  • 32GB internal storage space (Expandable via SD slot)
  • GPS (works both online and when not connected)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 3G support
  • Phone Mirroring
  • WiFi (Needs aerial / booster - included)
  • AV OUT
  • USB connections
  • FM/AM/RDS
  • Reverse camera compatible
  • Output: 4 x 50 Watts

Other features worth mentioning: Supports many of the well known audio and video formats (MP3, MP4, AVI, MOV + many more) and has an extremely fast load up / boot time. The SD card slot makes the internal storage space expandable to an additional 64GB. Also comes with a free external microphone. If you want a closer look at this model, and to see it getting fitted into a Volkswagen and tested - watch the YouTube video below.



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When it comes to Android stereos in general, so many other them are not an all-in-one solution. To really use many other features the manufacturers promise, most require additional leads and antenna's that make the whole process a bit messy. The Pumpkin AA0437B is no exception. But anyone who wants as many features as Android based stereos now provide should expect, or at least be willing to sacrifice all the extra leads and antenna's involved, and longer set-up process, in order to have this level of technology at their disposal.

Also worth noting is the price. This unit is not cheap. And for this type of money there is a lot of choice out there, a lot of them for the same price are admittedly not as advanced in terms of having their own fully fledged on-board Operating system, but they are offered by some of the top stereo brands, including Pioneer, Sony, Kenwood and JVC. Furthermore, with the new Android Auto / Apple CarPlay updates, be sure to shop around before making your decision of what aftermarket stereo to buy.

Bugatti Unveils The Centodieci

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An early model Bugatti from the 1930s

With a price tag of $9 million dollars, and a top speed of 236 MPH, there's not much in the same league. The Bugatti Centodieci has 1,578 BHP and can go from 0 - 60MPH in 2.4 seconds. Centodieci means one hundred and ten in Italian, and this model was built because it is the 110th year since the Bugatti company opened its doors. It was also made as a mark of respect for an earlier model of Bugatti, the EB110.



Want to buy a Centodieci? Well, you're out of luck. Production was limited to only 10 cars and they have all been sold. You'll have to make do with the video. It's a real beast of a supercar.

5 Big Cars That Have Cheap Tax Models

Car tax: Every driver would like to find a way to legally avoid not paying it. Usually, the bigger the car, the larger the amount to be paid. Big cars also involve a lot of other expenses. Their parts are expensive, and they even consume a lot of fuel. However, not all big cars demand high taxes, and these days with so many economical hybrids and diesels out there for sale, some big cars can be surprisingly cheap to run in certain areas.

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The cars that emit less than 100 g/km of carbon dioxide do not need to pay any tax duty. Similarly, cars emitting carbon dioxide in the range of 101-110 g/km demand just £20 as tax from their owners. On the other hand, owners of cars emitting more than 110 g/km of carbon dioxide have to pay more than £20 each year. But its not much more, just £10 extra (so £30 per year). When going over 121g/km, that's when it starts getting more costly. The thing to keep in mind here is that these figures are only applicable to cars registered between February 2001 and April 2017. Newer cars follow a different tax rate.

Here is a quick list of 5 car models that are good for daily use and do not become a burden on their owners when it comes to paying taxes. Although do note that all the car brands listed below have a good mix of models that are expensive to tax and some that are cheap to tax.


#5. Audi A4


While some people might not think it, the Audi A4 is indeed a potentially green car with some models that produce a very low level of carbon dioxide emissions. It offers its owner a modern design and a quality drive. Some models have a turbocharged engine, and many are designed in a way to increase the driver’s awareness of their surroundings in order to try and prevent accidents. They also have a lot of street cred, and a lot of the top of the range models look much more expensive than they really are to buy.

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A few models that are very cheap to tax include: Audi A4 Saloon 2.0 TDI Ultra SE 4d (made between 1 Sep 2015 - 31 Mar 2017) - Tax price: Zero annually. A4 Saloon 2.0T FSI SE 4d S Tronic (1 Sep 2015 - 31 Mar 2017) - Price: £30 per year. 2.0 TDI S Line 4d - Price: £20 a year. 2.0 TDI (190bhp) S Line 4d - £30 year. There are many more.

#4. Renault Kadjar SUV


The 1.5-litre engine of the Renault Kadjar SUV emits just 99 g/km of carbon dioxide. The car provides a large space for passengers and is a bit of an attention-grabber. Kadjar SUV is well-equipped and provides a fairly reliable and safe driving experience, but the car itself is a bit costly. Most models have cheap tax, but the 1.5 dCi Dynamique Nav 5d (1 Sep 2015 - 31 Mar 2017) literally costs nothing per year to tax. Yes, tax cost is zero each year.

#3. Skoda Octavia Estate


The Skoda Octavia Estate (2.0 TDI CR SE 5d) provides a lot of space for passengers and is not bad when it comes to the overall driving experience. It emits about 129g/km of carbon dioxide that will allow you to pay less tax every year. In the list of family cars, it is considered one of the best. The car also provides a tough build quality.

#2. Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid


A tough competitor to the Toyota Prius, Ioniq is a hybrid car that attracts buyers with its looks, warranty and cheap running costs. It provides a plug-in hybrid version as well which is powered purely by electricity. It emits no more than 84 g/kg of carbon dioxide, which makes it a low-tax car.


#1. Mercedes E-Class (E 300e) Hybrid Saloon


Mercedes is one of the leading car brands, which most of the time doesn't disappoint its customers. The E300e model of Mercedes is a hybrid, and on just electric alone (no petrol needed), it can travel about 30 miles. However, this model doesn't just rely on electric. It uses a combination of petrol, a battery pack and an electric motor. It offers excellent MPG and superb performance to go with it (impressive BHP). The performance of this car is brilliant, and emits about 49 g/kg of carbon dioxide. It's an incredibly eco-friendly car with high-end features.


The cars with low emissions of carbon dioxide not only reduce the amount of tax charged but are also very environmentally friendly. There are many cars that allow you to pay less tax each year, but the cars in this article are some of the best big cars when it comes to style, space, features and tax reduction. Although, a recent update to car tax charges has just been implemented. Even small cars like 1 litre Nissan Micra's and Toyota Yaris' have gone up a considerable amount. So don't be surprised to see a price increase on your own car tax, even if you drive a tiny, low tax low insurance group car.

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