GMC last year categorically ruled out launching a subcompact crossover positioned below the Terrain, but the decade-old rumor refuses to die. Citing anonymous sources, enthusiast website GM Authority claims the soft-roader is closer than ever to receiving the proverbial green light for production. What it will look like if it receives a thumbs-up from executives is up in the air, but GMC can take several paths into this lucrative (and increasingly popular) segment of America's new-car market.
Volkswagen began manufacturing the Beetle-based Bus — known internally as the Type 2 — in March 1950, but the vast majority of early examples were mercilessly driven into the ground and scrapped. The oldest-known registered Bus is a Dove Blue panel van named Sofie that celebrates its 70th birthday today. Wearing chassis number 20-1880, Sofie was delivered new to a buyer in Hildesheim, a city in the north of Germany that's not far from Volkswagen's headquarters in Wolfsburg.
Formula 1 race winner Robert Kubica says he and ART “paid a heavy penalty for inexperience” on his DTM debut at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit last weekend.
This enormous box on wheels can swallow nearly anything you've got to throw into it (that goes double for the recommended extra-long Expedition Max), and adults can comfortably fit in all three rows. It comes with a standard 8-inch touchscreen, which responds well to inputs and swipe gestures (though having static menu icons or physical menu buttons sure would be nice).
Mercedes has “categorically” ruled out its dual-axis steering (DAS) system playing a role in the tyre failures suffered by both its Formula 1 cars towards the end of the British Grand Prix.
It probably looked a lot like the seminal Land Rover Defender. Ineos Group chairman and well-known British adventurer and billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe has made no qualms over the fact that the Grenadier is inspired by the old-school Defender, equipped as it is with a full frame underneath its boxy bodywork and solid axles front and rear. In fact, Ratcliffe tried to buy the Defender's tooling from Land Rover after the automaker abandoned its classic design in favor of a radically updated unibody replacement.
Antonio Felix da Costa scored a critical third Formula E pole position for the first Berlin E-Prix with a stunning lap to beat his DS Techeetah teammate Jean-Eric Vergne.
The 2021 Hyundai Elantra is still months away from its on-sale date, but in an effort to drum up some interest, Hyundai offered us an early, essentially hand-built prototype for an early look under the condition that we didn't discuss our experiences behind the wheel. Basically, we can tell you what it's like to have the next-generation Elantra in your driveway. There are no packages planned for this trim, so what you see here is what you should expect an all-boxes-checked 2021 Elantra to look like.
As a mainstream manufacturer, Volkswagen is putting a bigger emphasis on volume-oriented models than on niche cars as it develops its range of electric vehicles. The ID.3, a Golf-sized hatchback, recently went on sale in many European markets. Quicker, handling-focused models aren't a priority, but enthusiasts are asking for them and Volkswagen will deliver.
The Mercedes Formula 1 team has no definite plans to give Esteban Gutierrez track mileage in the near future, despite a new rule for 2020 making the Mexican ineligible for an FIA super licence unless he has conducted a test.
Multiple automakers reported financial slides in the second quarter of 2020 as coronavirus-related impacts rippled throughout the global car industry despite signs of rebounding sales in multiple markets. Honda forecast a 68% decrease in annual operating profit to a 10-year low with global demand for cars expected to slide because of the pandemic. Honda is bracing for a 6% decrease in annual vehicle sales after a 40% plunge in the June quarter, which resulted in a 113.7 billion yen ($1.1 billion) operating loss.
Infiniti will officially unveil its new QX55 crossover-coupe via social media on Nov. 11, Nissan's luxury subsidiary announced early Wednesday. Infiniti is calling it a return to the segment which the company helped pioneer when it launched the FX crossover back in 2002. "With a roofline and visual elements inspired by the iconic Infiniti FX, the QX55’s provocative design will fuse the stance and versatility of a premium midsize crossover with the sleek profile of a sports coupe," Infiniti's announcement said.