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2019 Vinfast Lux A2.0, 2018 Paris auto show

Vietnam's Vinfast launches at Paris auto show with pair of rebodied BMWs

Vietnam is getting into the vehicle manufacturing business with its own brand. Called Vinfast, the first two products from the newly established car company include a mid-size sedan and SUV, and they were presented to the public for the first time on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show. But rather... read more

October 3, 2018 by
 
Lotus Hethel headquarters renovations

Lotus to transform Hethel headquarters, build new customer experience center

The Lotus headquarters will soon undergo a transformation. The company has submitted plans for a new customer experience center, heritage center and museum. Lotus' Friday... read more September 30, 2018 by


 
VW-Microsoft technology partnership

VW chooses Microsoft as tech partner for digital services, mobility

Volkswagen plans to invest $4 billion to invest in digitalization by 2025, and it has named Microsoft as its partner for future endeavors. VW announced Friday it has entered... read more September 28, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen ID Buzz Concept

Volkswagen developing virtual test drivers for self-driving tech

Volkswagen wants to one day forego real-world testing for self-driving technology. As a result, the German auto giant announced it is developing virtual "test drivers" of the... read more September 28, 2018 by


 
Ford GT Race Car, 2016 Rolex 24 At Daytona

Breakthroughs in racing helps speed up car development at Ford

It's long been known that race car technology eventually filters down to and improves cars designed for the road. However, the technology can also benefit the way cars are... read more September 27, 2018 by


 
2019 Cadillac XT4

Cadillac moving its headquarters back to Detroit from New York

The Cadillac brand will return to Detroit after a controversial relocation to New York City in 2015. The brand's new president, Steve Carlisle, announced the relocation in an... read more September 26, 2018 by


 
Dieter Zetsche during Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept launch at the 2016 Paris auto show

Dieter Zetsche to pass Daimler leadership role to Ola Källenius in 2019

A high-level executive shuffle is underway at German auto giant Daimler, parent of the Mercedes-Benz and Smart brands. Daimler confirmed Wednesday that longtime CEO Dieter... read more September 26, 2018 by


 
Franciscus van Meel

BMW names new chief for M division

After four years on the job, current BMW M boss Frank van Meel will exit the role. BMW has appointed van Meel, formerly of Audi Quattro GmbH (Audi Sport), to chief of total... read more September 24, 2018 by


 
2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel, 2012 New York Auto Show

Porsche is done with diesels–this time for real

Porsche wasn't able to avoid the recent diesel emissions scandal that afflicted a number of Volkswagen Group brands, with a diesel version of its popular Cayenne SUV among... read more September 23, 2018 by


 
Daimler and the BMW Group merge mobility businesses

BMW and Daimler's joint mobility business will be based in Berlin

Daimler and BMW Group announced in March that the two rivals would join forces and combine their various mobility services under one equally owned joint venture. The two... read more September 21, 2018 by


 
Audi Select launches in Dallas, Texas

Audi launches car subscription service in Dallas

Three years after launching its Audi On Demand short rental service, the German premium brand has waded into the full-blown car subscription segment with Audi Select. Audi... read more September 20, 2018 by


 
Ford Trucks F-Vision Future Truck concept

Electric self-driving semi concept previews Ford's long-haul vision

Ford isn't exactly known for semitrucks around the world, but that may soon change. At the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Germany on Thursday, Ford showed off its F-Vision... read more September 20, 2018 by


 
JD Classics center in Maldon, United Kingdom

Classic car restorer and dealer JD Classics sold to new owner

JD Classics can breathe a sigh of relief as it's been sold to a new owner. AM Online reported Tuesday that the major classic car restorer and dealer found a buyer in Woodham... read more September 19, 2018 by


 
J Mays

Veteran Ford designer J Mays joins appliance maker Whirlpool

Longtime Ford designer J Mays has a new position at appliance maker Whirlpool. The veteran designer has been appointed vice president and chief design officer of Whirlpool... read more September 19, 2018 by


 
2019 Nissan Armada

Nissan, Mitsubishi next-gen infotainment to be powered by Google's Android

Google's Android operating system will be at the core of next-generation infotainment systems from Mitsubishi and Nissan arriving on the market in 2021. The Renault Nissan... read more September 19, 2018 by


 
Toyota Supra prototype

Toyota Supra to be built alongside BMW Z4 at Austrian plant

Toyota confirmed Wednesday that its new Supra sports car will be built alongside the related BMW Z4 (shown below) at a plant in Graz, Austria. The plant is operated by... read more September 19, 2018 by


 
 

 
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