Category archives for: Autos

Mercedes and Maybach Partner for New Hybrid SUV to Tempt Chinese Luxury Buyers

Mercedes-Benz is betting on a hybrid SUV-sedan to attract wealthy Chinese buyers to its Maybach ultraluxury model line. The Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept unveiled at the Beijing auto show on Tuesday previews a high-end SUV that could compete against models such as Bentley’s more traditionally SUV-styled Bentayga and the upcoming Rolls-Royce Cullinan. The concept […]

Infiniti Working On New Platform for Electric Autos

Nissan’s Infiniti luxury brand will introduce an all-new platform for its entire range when it shifts to exclusively electrified powertrains in 2021. Infiniti President Roland Krueger said the platform will be unique to the Infiniti brand and share only select components with Nissan  mianline. The new platform will be designed to house two different powertrains […]

Volvo Reveals Plans for Its Own Electric Truck

Volvo is getting ready to roll out its own electric truck, on the heels of competitor Daimler. The Volvo FL Electric goes on sale in Europe next year. The truck makes 174 hp under normal conditions, with a maximum of 248 hp available. Volvo estimates its range at 186 miles, so this truck is for […]

Mercedes Looks to Battle Tesla with an Electric S-Class

Mercedes-Benz is developing a battery-powered sedan about the size of its $90,000 flagship S class, challenging Tesla’s Model S for high-end electric-car buyers. The new full-size sedan, dubbed EQ S, will be part of Daimler’s push to introduce 10 all-electric vehicles by 2022, CEO Dieter Zetsche said Wednesday during the presentation of the revamped Mercedes […]

Iconic Isetta Micro-Car Gets New Life as an EV

A Swiss scooter maker called Micro Mobility has another unconventional but still retro car in the works: the Microlino, styled after the classic Isetta bubble car that was best known for its BMW-derived version. The company showed off a prototype at the Geneva auto show and plans to start production this summer. The Microlino is […]

Hyundai to Give New Kona EV a Targeted Roll-out Later this Year

The Kona Electric, introduced last week at the New York auto show, is a pure EV subcompact crossover with an estimated range of 250 miles on a charge. Hyundai announced in February that the redesigned Santa Fe will get a diesel option in 2019, Hyundai’s first diesel in the U.S. market. The fuel-cell powered Nexo, […]

GM to End Production on Subcompact Chevy Sonic

General Motors, and Chevrolet specifically, has often prided itself on offering a car for every segment. Soon, Chevy will exit the sub-compact market, however. The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that the Chevrolet Sonic will exit production as early as this year. Sonic sales have dwindled from a high in 2014 when Chevrolet sold […]

Subaru to Revamp Popular Forester for 2019

The Subaru Forester, one of the brand’s best-sellers in the U.S. and a key cog for the automaker’s growth here, has been redesigned and injected with more safety features to stand out in the ultracompetitive compact crossover field. Unveiled rec at the New York auto show, the 2019 Forester has a crisp, updated look that […]

Tesla Issues Its Largest Recall to Date for Steering Bolt Issue

Tesla Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 123,000 Model S sedans globally after discovering that certain corroding bolts in cold weather climates could lead to a power-steering failure. The Silicon Valley auto maker on Thursday said the recall, believed to be the company’s largest ever, applies to Model S sedans built before April 2016. Tesla said […]

Formula 1 and Netflix Ink A Deal For 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship Docu-Series

Formula 1 and Netflix have announced a season-long collaboration culminating in an original docu-series of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship, to be screened in early 2019. This Netflix original series will be the first to truly immerse the audience inside the cockpits, the paddock and the lives of the key players in Formula 1. The series […]

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