You can now get the looks and performance of Ford's Explorer ST for about $4,000 less. The Blue Oval is launching a new Explorer Enthusiast ST for the 2021 model year with the same 400-hp powertrain as the regular Explorer ST, but minus some of the luxury items.

The Kona is the basis of Hyundai N's first dedicated performance crossover arriving later in 2021. To be called the Kona N, the sporty compact crossover is coming with 276 hp and an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. The jury is still out on whether all-wheel drive will be included, however.

BMW Group plans 13 electric vehicles across its BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brands by 2023, one of which will be an electric X1. To be called an iX1, the electric X1 has just been spotted in prototype form.

You'll find these stories and more in today's car news, right here at Motor Authority.

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