Nissan was just criticized for throwing some new color on the IMx concept and calling it new, and now Nissan’s Europe Design Boss, Mamoru Aoki, says that the production version of the IMx, essentially a Leaf SUV, will make electric vehicles truly mainstream. He also said that it will remain true to the IMx concept, suggesting that the concept will change very little between concept and production.
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Subaru Teases the 2019 Forester Prior to its New York Debut in a Couple Weeks
Subaru has offered the Forester nameplate since 1997, with the latest fourth generation arriving in 2013. Now it’s looking like the Six Stars is gearing up for a new fifth-gen model, as previewed by a single shadowy teaser image ahead of a full reveal at the 2018 New York International Auto Show.
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Pops’ Rants: Bugatti Is Trying Way Too Hard with the Chiron
The Bugatti Veyron was a really cool car. When it arrived back in 2005, it had never-before-seen power, a crazy engine, and the highest top speed of a production car. But it had one big issue compared to the other extreme supercars on the market and the ones that followed: it wasn’t suited for track performance. At more than 4,000 pounds, it was way too heavy, and the way it was built prevented it from becoming a part-time track car. Bugatti did launch a Super Sport model with more power and better handling, but the purpose of that vehicle was to set a new world speed record. The Veyron was replaced with the Chiron after ten years on the market, but sadly Bugatti did not change its strategy. If we ignore all the new tech and the revised drivetrain components, the Chiron is just a beefed-up Veyron that still sucks on the race track.
Audi Thinks The E-Tron Quattro is Worth Double that of a Q7; Sets Pricing at $99,000
Audi has finally released the price tag for the e-Tron Quattro, and it’s a doozy. In the German market, the electric SUV will start at €80,000, or just a tick under $100,000 based on current exchange rates. Pricing and availability in other markets will be announced at a later date. There you have it, folks. If you want to get your hands on an e-Tron Quattro, you’re going to have to break the bank.
Jeep Teases New Concepts For Moab Easter Jeep Safari Vehicle
Certain automakers own certain events. In the case of Jeep, that event is the Moab Easter Safari, an annual gathering hosted by the Red-Rock 4-Wheelers off-road club in Moab, Utah. Every year, Jeep comes to the event with concept vehicles in tow. It’s no different this year because we have already received a couple of teaser images of what could be the concept rides the automaker is preparing to bring to the Easter Safari. Jeep didn’t mention which models these concepts will be based on, but judging from the teaser photos, they look to be a pair of JL Wranglers.
Lincoln to Kill of the Continental Again and Nobody Really Cares Because it’s Not an SUV
Ford has reportedly spent over $1 billion to bring the Lincoln Continental back to the market, some 14 years after it was originally discontinued. Now, sources “intricately familiar with FMC’s future product plans,” say that the continental will be discontinued once this generation exceeds its lifespan. While those that are fans of the Continental may shutter after reading those words, there’s a good reason – you’re a dying breed. And, so is the large sedan, apparently.
New Volkswagen Touareg Will Debut On March 23rd
The next-generation Volkswagen Touareg is getting closer to its official debut. For those who don’t know yet, the all-new Touareg will be unveiled at an event in Beijing, China on March 23. That’s literally one week from today. To get the excitement going, the German automaker is going all-out with the teasers, dropping one after another, including a series of teaser videos of the SUV’s long jersey from Bratislava, Slovakia to Beijing, China.
Lamborghini Aventador Successor Could Go Hybrid
In the latest sign of the changing times, Lamborghini is now looking into a future where hybrid powertrains will play bigger roles in shaping its future portfolio of supercars, one that includes the successor to the Lamborghini Aventador. The company’s chief technical officer, Maurizio Reggiani, said that government emissions regulations will play a big part in determining the future of Lamborghini’s engine offerings. That’s not to say that its trademark V-12 engines will bite the dust, but it is indicative of the changing landscape that’s affecting all segments of the auto industry.
2018 Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion
The "Dieselgate" scandal of 2015 gave Volkswagen an awfully big headache, but it also prompted the German to take electrification a bit more seriously. In recent years, Volkswagen unleashed a series of EVs wearing the "I.D." badge that preview upcoming production models. The fourth vehicle in this series is called the I.D. Vizzion and showcased Volkswagen’s vision of a spacious, fully electric, and autonomous four-door sedan at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.
The German automaker’s lineup of I.D. concept models offers a glimpse at what Volkswagen has planned for the future. Three previous I.D. models have made their way across international stages, but this, the I.D. Vizzion Concept, is the first one designed to be fully autonomous. It doesn’t even have the option for human input. Yep, there is no steering wheel, pedals, or shifter – it’s all handled by the computer. Volkswagen calls this computer the “digital chauffeur.”
Simply plug in your destination, and the car takes care of the rest while passengers sit back and use their new free time for other tasks. The I.D. Vizzion is part of the company’s aggressive electric vehicle campaign, which includes 20 all-new EVs by 2025, so a production model is due to follow at some point. Until that happens, let’s see what this concept car is all about
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Audi Execs Will Fall Out of their Chairs when they See This Sketch of the Kia K900 Interior
Fresh off of teasing the flagship K900’s exterior, Kia is following up with a teaser sketch of the interior. Slowly but surely, we’re getting a clearer idea of what the K900 has to offer. From where we stand, it looks like the Kia K900 is going to be more than just a novelty flagship; it has the chops to be a legitimate contender in the luxury space segment.
New Trademark Filing Hints that Aston Martin’s First Lagonda Model Could be Called Varekai
Aston Martin has filed a trademark for the use of the Varekai name in the U.K. and Canada, opening the door for the brand to use it under its Lagonda luxury cars marque. The trademark was filed in both countries on March 6, 2018. Oddly enough, that was preceded by a similar filing back in September 2017 in, of all countries, Lebanon. The trademark was filed as a Class 12 trademark, which is specifically for “passenger cars, racing cars, and parts therefor.”