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  • Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo concept

    The front-wheel-drive layout may be approaching the end of its heyday if the future VW execs imagine comes to pass. In a roundtable interview at the 2018 LA Auto Show, Matthew Renna, North American head of e-mobility, said future electric cars will likely have their powertrains in the rear and use rear-wheel drive, Motor Trend reported last Friday. Renna explained that gas engine cars have often have a front engine and front-wheel drive because it saves money, but putting the motor in the rear of an electric car would be cost neutral. An electric car's drive unit is packaged much more...

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    BMW To Develop New Front-Wheel Drive Hybrids With PSA Peugeot Citroen

    Until now, BMW’s hybrid technology has only been applied in its upper range models like the 5- and 7-Series ActiveHybrid sedans and the X6 crossover, the latter of which is billed as the world’s most powerful hybrid vehicle. However, the automaker’s future generation of hybrids...

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    Report: Infiniti Working On New Front-Wheel Drive Coupe

    The growing push towards smaller and more fuel efficient vehicles is leading the charge for changing consumer perceptions of what defines a luxury car--with size no longer the differentiator but rather technology, quality and design. Nowhere is this more the case than in Europe where Infiniti is...

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