This is What Lotus is Planning For The Next 10 Years
Lotus was in big trouble a few years ago, to the point where it almost went bankrupt. Luckily, Chinese automaker Geely purchased the British company from Proton in 2017 and it has taken important steps to save it. Although the current lineup includes three sports cars originally launched between 1996 and 2008, Lotus is planning a big expansion during the next decade.
Thankfully, Alfa Romeo Won’t Tarnish the GTA Name By Slapping It On an SUV
Alfa Romeo recently unveiled a higher performance version of the Giulia named the GTA. The iconic nameplate was revived to celebrate the company’s 110th anniversary in 2020. The Italian manufacturer has no plans to use the GTA badge on the Stelvio SUV, despite high demand for performance crossovers these days.
Novitec Transforms The Maserati Levante Trofeo Into World’s Fastest SUV
The Maserati Levante Trofeo has the genes of a Ferrari. That itself says a lot. And, until the Ferrari Purosangue arrives, this is the closest thing we have to a Ferrari SUV. The Levante Trofeo is an exotic SUV that looks stunning on the outside, reeks of luxury on the inside, and has the engine that makes it one of the fastest SUVs on sale today.
Now, imagine everything being raised by a notch. Aftermarket tuner Novitec has laid its hands on Maserati’s latest SUV, the Levante Trofeo and gave it a twist inside out. Called the Levante Esteso V2, it comes with over 600 horses and is now the world’s fastest SUV, beating the mighty Bentley Bentayga.
Aston Martin Secures Big Investment for the DBX, Returns to F1 as Works Team
Aston Martin has been an independent company for the majority of its time on the market. But surviving as an independent brand is tough, so it’s not surprising that the British company has gone bankrupt seven times in its history. Although it’s somewhat stable nowadays, Aston Martin only recently became profitable and went public in 2018.
With a new recession looming in, the company’s shareholders have approved a financial rescue package from Yew Tree, a Canadian consortium led by Lawrence Stroll. The £536 million ($659 million) investment from the Yew Tree consortium led by Stroll will help Aston Martin put the DBX into production.
Land Rover Looking to Shed Cylinders From its Range-Topping V-8 Diesel
In this day and age, with electrification being pushed hard and fines from emissions regulations capable of putting automakers in the ground if they don’t comply, every manufacturer has started downsizing and electrifying engines to carry on business as usual. Now a new report from autocar – one that cites “auto parts suppliers” claims that Land Rover’s aging 4.4-liter, Ford-sourced, diesel V-8 is set to be replaced by something smaller, but the question is what?
Rivian Has a Unique Solution to Cater Specifically to Police Officers
We recently heard Indiana Police Department say it’ll update its fleet with Tesla Model 3s. Not to mention, when law enforcement agencies purchase vehicles, it is generally in big numbers. To make sure Tesla doesn’t penetrate deep into this target market and bags all the potential future orders, Rivian has come up with a solution that is aimed at the convenience of the police officers.
The automaker has developed an unusual design for its seats that makes it comfortable for them to sit and drive around when carrying their guns and weapon gear. Will this be enough to convince the agencies to consider Rivian vehicles to replace their current fleet?
2020 Infiniti QX50 Impressions - What’s Changed from 2019?
When we reviewed the redesigned 2019 Infiniti QX50 in October, we called the Japanese luxury brand’s newest model “decidedly ordinary.” As we explained, this premium compact crossover wasn’t a bad car, but unless its voluptuous styling hit the spot for you, it merely got the job done without making a splash — all while a series of small annoyances, such as an awkward throttle calibration and some downscale interior bits, wore away at even this theme of general competence. So did Infiniti resolve these issues for the 2020 model year?
This is How Bollinger Imagines It Will Take Over the Commercial EV Market
Bollinger revealed its B1 SUV and B2 pickup truck back in the fourth quarter of 2019. Both products are essentially one and the same, except in different body shapes. Unlike any other electric vehicle today that is loaded to the gill with gizmos and electronic shenanigans, the Bollinger twins are a breath of fresh air. These vehicles are as basic as they can get and are sure to please the purists and old-school lovers. But, that doesn’t mean the B1 and the B2 are built on a basic architecture.
Earlier this month, Bollinger Motors unveiled its patent-pending E-Chassis. Bollinger claims that this is the world’s first and only Class 3 electric platform that’s built and designed with commercial applications and versatility in mind. This E-Chassis will serve as the base for the Bollinger B1, B2, and the company’s other future products.
SCG Wants to Make a Kit Car Out of This Sketch
Since Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus focuses mainly on designing and building boutique, high-performance exotic sports cars, it’s safe to say that the 99 percenters out there can only dream of driving the likes of SCG 003, 004, 006, and 007. Even the Steve McQueen-inspired Baja Boot is bound to cost an arm and a leg.
Have no fear, though. Mr. Glickenhaus is apparently not ignoring the masses, as he wants his company to develop an affordable car that would lure in more customers for the brand. Are we on board with this? Well, of course we are.
Big Surprise: Bentley Is Considering An SUV to Replace the Now Defunct Mulsanne Sedan
Last week, we reported on Bentley’s cancellation of the Mulsanne and speculated a bit on what was coming next. In that very article, I speculated that Bentley would have been in hot water if it wasn’t for the Bentayga, and the company would likely build another SUV. Well, folks, I was right. In an interview with Car & Driver, Adrian Hallmark, the big-boss of Bentley, has said that flagship status could be given to a new luxury SUV that will sit above the Bentayga. There’s a twist, though, and you need to know about it.
2020 Audi RS Q8
The 2020 Audi RS Q8 is the high-performance version of the Audi Q8. The latter was introduced as a competitor for the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, so the 2020 RS Q8 competes against the BMW X6 M and Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupe. The 2020 Audi RS Q8 also goes against the Porsche Cayenne Turbo Coupe,, which is built around similar underpinnings. The 2020 RS Q8 stands out in this segment thanks to its unique design, but the engine is another highlight. That’s because the 2020 Audi RS Q8 is powered by a mildly detuned version of the 4.0-liter V-8 found in the Lamborghini Urus. With almost 600 horsepower at its disposal, the 2020 Audi RS Q8 is one of the quickest SUVs in this niche. Let’s find out more about that in the comprehensive review below.
Cadillac Escalade Electric - Everything We Know
With the fifth-generation Cadillac Escalade out and about, we can now turn our attention to the all-electric version of the big-boned luxury SUV.
Cadillac changed quite a lot of the Escalade equation, and although the flagship SUV still shares its platform with the likes of Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe, the new bag of goodies includes an independent rear suspension, curved OLED displays inside, and both gasoline V-8 and diesel straight-six engines. But how about the all-electric Escalade? What’s in store for the emission-free Caddy SUV? Here’s everything we know so far about the Cadillac Escalade Electric.
New Pictures of the 2021 Ford Bronco Have Surfaced and They Are Definitely Legit
Earlier this week, the 2021 Ford Bronco was leaked in what we believe to be production form. We saw the Bronco Sport (aka the baby bronco), as well as the Bronco in two-door and four-door body styles. Before the hype from that scoop could die down, two more photos have surfaced that show the Bronco even more clearly.
One of the photos shows a black four-door Bronco from the rear three-quarter, whereas the other one shows it from the front three-quarter. But, what’s more surprising is that you can see a two-door Bronco without the roof in the background as well! The photos were revealed by ‘The Raptor Connection’ on their Facebook profile and were later shared on the Bronco6G forum as well.
You Can Definitely Survive the Coronavirus Outbreak in This Armortruck by Milen Ivanov
The world might be in crisis mode with some places going into full-scale lockdown over the Coronavirus, but the world of digital design doesn’t stop, and we’re really glad it doesn’t. Take a look at this batch of renderings, known only as “ARMORTRUCK” that we believe doesn’t only look cool, but could serve as quite the survival vehicle (or manned Mars rover, for that matter) if things really hit the fan. If you’re still holding out hope that the Coronavirus is the start of the zombie apocalypse – it’s okay, you can be honest – then you’ll find these renderings just as intriguing. Let’s check out the ARMORTRUCK.
2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC by Brabus
Brabus seems to be adapting to the “rEVolution”. After working on a butt load of Mercedes-Benz’s cars, Brabus has now laid its hands on the company’s first all-electric crossover – the EQC. The tuner has customized EVs from its subsidiary, Smart Fortwo, but this is the first time it is working on an EV with the three-pointed star logo. The EQC has been given typical Brabus-treatment. There are changes made to the exterior as well as the powertrain. The interior in the stock crossover is plush as it is and Brabus hasn’t messed around with it other than adding a few things. But, the main question is – are aftermarket companies prepared to customize EVs already, or is it too soon?