Autos: News

Mazda Skyactiv-X wins Innovation Award

Thursday  21:30,   19 april 2018
Wheels.ca

Mazda Motor Corporation has been awarded Gold at the Edison Awards for its breakthrough Skyactiv-X compression-ignition engine. Skyactiv-X, the world’s first commercially available compression-ignition engine, took top honors in the Engine[...]

Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen Is Out

Thursday  20:31,   19 april 2018
Jalopnik

After nearly four years leading General Motors’ luxury brand, Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen is leaving the company. He’s been replaced by Steve Carlisle, who most recently was president and managing director of GM Canada. Replacing Carlisle[...]

Walmart to double EV fast-charging stations at stores

Thursday  20:31,   19 april 2018
Autofile

Electrify America signs deal to add DC 350-kW fast chargers at 100 stores 1/6 SLIDES © Provided by Autofile 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV port 2/6 SLIDES © Provided by Autofile Electrics charging at UQTR stop 3/6 SLIDES [...]

Pininfarina Teases 250-MPH Electric Hypercar Ahead Of 2020 Launch

Thursday  20:31,   19 april 2018
motor1

Blink and you'll miss it: 0-62 mph in under 2 seconds. Much like Italdesign has been transformed by Audi into a car manufacturer, Pininfarina is becoming an automaker with the help of Mahindra. The Indian automotive giant launched last Friday in [...]

Mazda Says Diesel Still Has A Future; Rules Out Smaller Car

Thursday  20:31,   19 april 2018
motor1

SUVs are the main reason why companies need modern diesels, company exec claims. Yet another manufacturer has announced it remains strongly committed to the diesel engine. After Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and a couple of other automakers, Mazda has[...]

Lexus shows the 2019 ES before Beijing debut

Thursday  20:31,   19 april 2018
Autoblog

After revealing the grille of the 2019 Lexus ES last week, Lexus posted a single photo of the whole shebang this morning. Only two sentences accompanied the image: "The all-new ES springs from a reimagined luxury equation. Engaging design, athletic [...]

Tesla factory goes 24/7 to hit 6,000 Model 3s per week by June

Thursday  18:19,   19 april 2018
Roadshow

In an apparent leaked email, Elon Musk goes into detail about Tesla's plan to get out of Model 3 production hell and into profitability.In an email to Tesla employees obtained by Jalopnik on Tuesday, Musk outlines plans for an added shift,[...]

Tesla factory goes 24/7 to hit 6,000 Model 3s per week by June

Thursday  18:19,   19 april 2018
Roadshow

In an apparent leaked email, Elon Musk goes into detail about Tesla's plan to get out of Model 3 production hell and into profitability.In an email to Tesla employees obtained by Jalopnik on Tuesday, Musk outlines plans for an added shift,[...]

2019 BMW M2 Competition revealed: The ultimate little M car

Thursday  18:19,   19 april 2018
Autoblog

Last week, we posted some leaked images of the new BMW M2 Competition, accidentallyThe 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six produces 405 horsepower and offers 406 pound-feet of torque from 2,350 to 5,230 rpm. There's also good news for fans of manual[...]

Aston Martin to revive legendary Superleggera badge for new DBS

Thursday  18:19,   19 april 2018
Roadshow

In an attempt to pay homage to the great Astons of old, the new top-rung sports car from Gaydon will be called the DBS Superleggera.Ironically, there are few words in the supercar lexicon that carry as much weight as Superleggera, a name that during [...]

Data Shows Tesla Batteries Lose Less Than 10 Percent Capacity at 160,000 Miles

Wednesday  18:20,   18 april 2018
MSN

Good charging habits have enabled some Tesla owners to see phenomenal lifespan out of their car's battery.A thread on popular Tesla forum Tesla Motors Club has begun to track battery degradation over time with the use of community-sourced and[...]

Mercedes-Maybach SUV Interior Previewed in New Sketch

Wednesday  18:20,   18 april 2018
MSN

Automaker will also debut A-Class sedanMercedes-Benz has confirmed it will debut a Maybach SUV concept at the Beijing auto show later this month. A teaser sketch reveals the model will feature a simplified dashboard layout with a large screen and[...]

VW Group Tests Autonomous Park

Wednesday  17:38,   18 april 2018
Wheels.ca

The Volkswagen Group is currently testing autonomous parking at Hamburg Airport based on a car park map the Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche vehicles navigate their way to a parking space on their own. Orientation is provided to the vehicles by [...]

Tesla production pause adds to Model 3 concerns

Wednesday  17:38,   18 april 2018
Reuters

Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) shares fell as much as 2 percent in premarket trading on Tuesday, a temporary halt in production of its Model 3 sedan adding to nerves about the electric car maker's consistent failure to keep its promises on vehicle output.[...]

VW plans to update its logo into something ‘more colorful’

Wednesday  17:37,   18 april 2018
Autoblog

The round Volkswagen logo is one of the most easily recognizable carmaker emblems, together with the Mercedes-Benz star and the Chevrolet bowtie. Messing with it would be akin to Coca-Cola introducing the ill-fated New Coke, but VW still wants to[...]