BMW has added a new M35i M Performance model to its X2 range. The stylish compact crossover SUV features BMW's most powerful four-cylinder to date and makes a great alternative to the hot hatch.

Mercedes-Benz has a new compact crossover on the way. It is expected to be called the GLB and will essentially be a bigger, boxier alternative to the GLA. Sadly, it looks like the GLB won't be the mini G-Class we were all hoping for.

Chinese automaker FAW Group is planning a proper revival for its Hongqi brand. It has just announced that it hired the former design chief of Rolls-Royce to pen Hongqi's new models, one of which is to be a spiritual successor to the CA770.

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

2019 BMW X2 M35i is a 302-horsepower hot hatch alternative

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB spy shots and video

Ex-Rolls-Royce design boss to pen models for Chinese luxury brand Hongqi

2019 Nissan Armada SUV's price climbs to $48,185 thanks to new active safety tech

2019 Lincoln Continental gets more features, higher prices

Ford requests exception to electric car noise rule for police cruisers

2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerformance plug-in hybrid promises more electric range

Lyft beats Uber, launches its own scooter service

Aston Martin opens ritzy London showroom for classic cars

Battery electrics steal sales from hybrids