The brand is being forced to protect its franchise as the prestige leader among small cars and may be looking at producing a mini Mini to compete against the growing number of city cars, many of them electric....More
“It takes a long time to build a brand back up – not that long to damage it,” Nick Reilly says of Opel. The first-generation Ampera EREV arrives in Europe later this year but won’t be built there....More
Flat matte paint made a trendy appearance this year in the hands of tuners and design houses, while two of the newest mainstream brand designers brought exterior-trim elements in three dimensions....More
Subaru and Toyota are jointly developing rear-drive sports cars with boxer engines for arrival next year. Subaru execs say they aren’t turning their backs on the auto maker’s core technology, symmetrical all-wheel drive....More
Designed and engineered in Wolfsburg with input from U.S. staff, the Atlas evolved from VW’s 2013 CrossBlue concept and is starting to roll off the line in Chattanooga, TN. The automaker invested $900 million at the plant for the Atlas launch.
Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Buick, Lincoln, Maserati, Mini and Subaru win their first Wards 10 Best Interiors trophies, while Honda, Lexus and Mazda return to the winners’ circle. Thirty-one nominees were evaluated....More