The automaker doesn’t believe the new CUV will take sales away from the bigger Cayenne. Production is planned at 50,000 units annually, with supply distributed about evenly between North America, Europe and Asia....More
The production model will be vastly different from the concept that was the target of criticism for its polarizing styling. “It will be very contemporary, very elegant,” the automaker’s top U.S. executive promises....More
A massive crowd of at least 150,000 people are attending the International Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas to find the latest electronic devices and to be dazzled in high definition. Automakers and suppliers have stepped up participation to stay current with digital innovations.
Takeaways from this year’s competition: Direct injection and forced induction remain extremely popular; diesels still hold a considerable fuel-efficiency edge over gasoline engines; and there is a future for pushrods....More
Porsche deserves credit for delivering a compact naturally aspirated engine that feels and sounds so powerful. This is the type of efficient yet diabolically fun powerplant every sports car maker needs to do well as CAFE standards ramp up in the U.S....More
VW’s latest 4-cyl. offering sets a new refinement benchmark for small-displacement engines with forced induction. The well-equipped Jetta that delivered this engine to our offices like a holiday gift basket can be had for less than $24,000....More
Diesel-vehicle sales were a hallmark for VW in the U.S. in 2013, with sales reaching 95,823 units, marking the best year ever. “There will be a lot of talk about TDI in coming quarters,” COO Mark McNabb says....More
Lacks’ only customer to date is Audi, which is using the innovation on its flagship ’15 A8 Quattro. The A8 is a low-volume car, but for the privately owned supplier the application marks a significant breakthrough....More
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