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2017 GMC Acadia Trims Down, As GM Plans For Less Product Overlap

General Motors [NYSE: GM] may be attempting to put its days of nearly identical, “brand-engineered” models behind it—especially with respect to the ever-growing crossover utility market. One such example is the new 2017 GMC Acadia that was introduced earlier this month at the Detroit Auto Show. On the second pressRead More

Hyundai plans new hydrogen fuel cell SUV

This Autocar image shows how Hyundai’s planned SUV could look Korean car maker plots bespoke, second-generation hydrogen-fuelled SUV with a 500-mile range Hyundai’s next-generation hydrogen-powered car will be a bespoke design, as the firm bids to challenge the Toyota Mirai for supremacy in the emerging fuel cell market. Both HyundaiRead More

Government plans to let learners on motorways, and tougher penalties for phone use

News 21 Dec, 2015 New £2m driver education research to spark road safety revamp for UK roads with driving test and police funding tackled Latest

New Seat boss lays out plans to make brand a tech leader

Seat must establish itself as a class leader in key areas, including infotainment, says new boss Luca de Meo New Seat boss Luca de Meo believes his company has “a historic opportunity” to lift itself away from the Volkswagen-led mainstream and “become a front-runner in some important areas” as aRead More

Circuit boss plans a ‘mecca for supercar drivers’ in France

MotorSport Vision boss Jonathan Palmer wants to turn his newly acquired aerodrome into a playground for high-performance road cars MotorSport Vision chief Jonathan Palmer has laid out his plans to turn his newly acquired French air force base into an expansive automotive complex for motor racing and high-speed road carRead More

Honda plans five new models in European fightback bid

Honda is planning to claw back lost sales in the UK and mainland Europe with a raft of new models Honda is looking to rebuild its British and wider European operations with “five new models” after years of collapsing sales in western Europe. In the medium term, Honda will launchRead More

Mitsubishi plans new family of hybrid SUVs for 2020

Mitsubishi’s XR-PHEV II concept car previewed a new, smaller crossover Outlander PHEV’s success encourages Mitsubishi to plan an expanded range of plug-in hybrid and electric SUVs Mitsubishi is working at top speed on an all-new range of plug-in hybrid and electric SUVs, aiming to establish itself as 
the world leaderRead More

Fiat plans new European attack

Fiat will split its line-up into Emotional and Rational families Fiat range to be divided into ‘Emotional’ and ‘Rational’ arms, with a new 124 Spider planned to join 500s in Emotional family Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will split its Fiat brand into two distinct arms as it plots to revive theRead More

Toyota plans bold Nissan Qashqai rival for 2016

C-HR concept’s radical looks will become reality when Toyota’s new crossover is launched next year Toyota’s Nissan Qashqai rival is set to go on sale early next year and will stick close to the C-HR concept’s polarising looks in a bid to break into the hotly contested category. The C-HRRead More

Spyker exits restructuring process and announces electric car plans

Spyker has exited its financial restructuring process Dutch sports car firm says it is now debt-free and pressing ahead with merger with an Oregon-based electric aircraft company Dutch sports car company Spyker is pressing ahead with plans to merge with an American aircraft manufacturer and build electric cars after emergingRead More

BMW Patent Reveals Plans for Small-Displacement Scooter

BMW currently has three scooters on the market: the electric C evolution and the Twin-cylinder C600 Sport and the C650GT, all of which can be described as “maxi-scooters”, relatively large scoots that deliver motorcycle-sized power with twist-and-go simplicity. Newly-published patent documents suggest more scooters may be on the way fromRead More