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Last Holden Commodore to be built in Australia - October 2017

Holden’s secret plan to build a Zeta-based SUV

Before there was the Alpha and Omega, General Motors had a platform for rear-wheel-drive large cars called Zeta. Developed in Australia by GM’s local subsidiary Holden, the platform was economical enough to use in non-premium cars but it was also a bit on the heavy side. (It featured in the... read more

October 24, 2017 by
 
Wolfgang Dürheimer

New bosses at Bentley, Bugatti as Wolfgang Dürheimer steps down

Volkswagen Group veteran Wolfgang Dürheimer is relinquishing his head roles at Bentley and Bugatti, the automaker confirmed Friday. Current Audi Sport chief Stephan... read more October 23, 2017 by


 
Last Holden Commodore to be built in Australia - October 2017

End of the road for Australian car production

It’s a sad day for automotive enthusiasts in Australia, and a few in other parts of the globe, as the country’s car industry comes to a grinding halt. On Friday... read more October 20, 2017 by


 
Richard Branson with Virgin Hyperloop One executives

Hyperloop One rebrands as Virgin Hyperloop One following sizable investment

The CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, may have initially proposed the idea of the Hyperloop, but the legendary entrepreneur only began work on his own Hyperloop system... read more October 16, 2017 by


 
2018 Audi R8 V10 RWS

Audi's future might not include V-10, W-12 engines; V-8 safe for awhile

Audi, like many other automotive brands, will focus on electrification and self-driving technology in the future. But, a shift in thinking will likely come at the expense of... read more October 16, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz EQA concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

Mercedes-Benz electrification plans: charting the changes

Mercedes-Benz is currently constructing a battery plant in Kamenz, Germany, the second of five such plants that will be in operation in three continents by the start of the... read more October 16, 2017 by


 
Mini production in Oxford, United Kingdom

Your next Mini could come from China

Your next Mini could be sourced from a plant in China if a report from Bloomberg proves accurate. Mini’s BMW Group parent is allegedly in talks with Chinese automaker... read more October 15, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen e-Delivery

Volkswagen Group promises electric trucks and buses by 2018

Volkswagen Truck & Bus, the Volkswagen Group’s commercial vehicles unit responsible for the Man and Scania brands, and also a strategic partner of Navistar in the... read more October 13, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV self-driving prototype

California will allow self-driving cars with no human driver on public roads next year

California is anything but the wild West when it comes to testing self-driving cars. The state requires automakers and technology companies to adhere to strict regulations... read more October 12, 2017 by


 
Toyota 'Project Portal' proof-of-concept hydrogen fuel-cell powered semi tractor, for Port of LA

Toyota starts testing Project Portal fuel cell semi truck

Toyota in April revealed a fuel cell-powered semi-trailer truck as part of its Project Portal program which aims to determine whether there’s a viable future for the... read more October 12, 2017 by


 
2013 Wiesmann GT MF4-CS

Germany’s Wiesmann back in business

A niche German sports car marque known for retro roadsters powered by modern BMW engines is making a comeback. Wiesmann, currently led by Mercedes-Benz veteran Mario... read more October 12, 2017 by


 
2018 Hyundai Ioniq

Hyundai looks to make car buying easier via transparent pricing, full refunds

Buying a car should be fun but for many the process can be tedious and in some cases harrowing. The process usually involves trekking to a number of dealerships and hoping... read more October 11, 2017 by


 
Porsche Cayman e-volution

"Porsche Turbo Charging" showcased with electric Porsche Cayman

Tesla laid a blueprint for electric car infrastructure with its Supercharger stations, but Porsche may be aiming to perfect it and spread the benefits with its own... read more October 10, 2017 by


 
Ferrari LaFerrari in New York City

FCA CEO Marchionne says Tesla, electric cars not viable

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE: FCAU] CEO Sergio Marchionne hasn't exactly been an ally to electric cars. This is the same executive who urged consumers to not buy the Fiat... read more October 10, 2017 by


 
2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

iPhone, Galaxy…911? Porsche joins the car-subscription race

In an effort to embrace the ever-changing automotive industry, Porsche announced today its own vehicle subscription service: Porsche Passport. The service offers on-demand... read more October 10, 2017 by


 
General Motors’ Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure (SURUS)

SURUS: GM's modular platform for silent, self-driving trucks

While some automakers look to electrify conventional trucks, General Motors has taken a much more radical approach in its development of next-generation commercial vehicles... read more October 9, 2017 by


 
 

 
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