International auto show coverage
International auto show coverage
Days after the name Palisade was confirmed for Hyundai's newest large crossover, the first undisguised image of the three-row Palisade has been published by Autoreview.ru, ahead of the vehicle's official unveiling.
Hyundai will unveil the Palisade crossover, its big-bodied, three-row answer to the Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander and Chevrolet Traverse, at this month's Los Angeles Auto Show. It is one of two crossovers Hyundai is adding in 2019 as the company races to match the industry's rapid shift from cars to light trucks.
Mazda will pull the curtains on the next-generation Mazda3 small car at this month's Los Angeles Auto Show, kicking off a new era of performance-oriented vehicle platforms and Skyactiv-X drivetrains, all wrapped in a voluptuous new design language.
Rivian Automotive, an upstart electric vehicle maker headquartered in suburban Detroit, plans to introduce its first pair of electric, off-road vehicles -- a crossover and a pickup -- in November at AutoMobility LA.
Europeans still are showing some love for wagons and hatchbacks even as sales of crossovers and SUVs boom, just as in the U.S. While these models won't be arriving stateside, they attracted attention (and some wishful thinking from American enthusiasts) during the Paris auto show this month.
One of the major debuts at the 2018 Paris auto show was the redesigned 2019 BMW 3 series. The seventh-generation luxury compact sport sedan is longer, wider and taller than the current model. Inside, there are tech features such as smartphone entry and an in-car assistant that learns drivers' routines. The 330i will use an updated version of the company's 2-liter turbocharged four, which makes 255 hp, a 7-hp increase, and 295 pound-feet of torque. The 3 series will go on sale in Europe and the U.S. in March. Here's some initial 3-series reaction from the automotive media.
Longtime GM executive Jim DeLuca is bringing a keen sense of American-Vietnamese history to VinFast, the well-funded and ambitious Vietamese automaker that made its global debut at the Paris auto show last week.
Aspark, of Osaka, Japan, will build 50 examples of its all-electric Owl. When it delivers the first car in mid-2020, it is guaranteeing customers a sprint time of 1.99 seconds from a dead stop to 62 mph on street-legal tires.
The E-Legend concept shown in Paris presents Peugeot's vision of an electric and autonomous vehicle future, with styling that evokes the retro feel of the brand's famous 504 Coupe that debuted in 1969.
Renault's EZ-Ultimo is a luxury self-driving vehicle that follows the company's EZ-Go, a robotaxi, and the EZ-Pro, a "last mile" delivery vehicle. All three concepts are based on the same front-wheel-drive electric platform and have Level 4 autonomous capabilities.
Ferrari plans to sell 499 units of the Monza SP1 and SP2 supercars with a €1.6 million ($1.85 million) price tag. Over two years of production, that would generate an additional $755 million in revenue.
BMW unveiled the seventh-generation of the sedan in Paris and said the sedan's signature characteristics such as design, agile handling, fuel efficiency and advanced equipment have been raised to a higher level.
The EZ-Ultimo, a luxury self-driving vehicle, joins the EZ-GO, a robotaxi, and the EZ-PRO, a "last mile" delivery vehicle, in a trio of concepts that explore Renault's future autonomous, electric and shared transportation goals.
Renault's EZ-Ultimo is meant to be offered as an on-demand service for private trips and premium ride-hailing offerings by travel companies and resorts, or for special occasions -- Renault suggests a marriage proposal or a reservation at a Michelin-starred restaurant.
Imagine a car that exists only to humiliate every other car off the line at a stop light. How much should that cost? How about $3.6 million? A little-known Japanese company is betting at least 50 people will say yes to the all-electric Owl.
Infiniti, the Japanese premium brand planning to electrify its lineup starting in 2021, will roll out a sporty hybrid concept car ahead of the Paris auto show. The Project Black S prototype builds off a Q60 coupe with what Infiniti calls a Formula One dual-hybrid electric powertrain.
Infiniti, planning to electrify its lineup from 2021, will roll out a new sporty hybrid concept car ahead of the Paris auto show next week. The Project Black S prototype builds off a Q60 coupe with what Infiniti calls a Formula One dual-hybrid electric powertrain.
The Paris auto show marks the start of the fight back by German premium automakers against Tesla's dominance of the market for full-electric luxury vehicles. The EQC crossover will be the first of a new generation of battery-powered cars from Mercedes-Benz, while Audi's e-tron makes its auto show debut after a media unveiling last week in San Francisco.
The redesigned, 2020 Mercedes GLE midsize luxury crossover features a longer wheelbase, roomier interior, a range of engines, a high-tech all-wheel drive system and suite of semi-autonomous technologies.
With its sweeping lines, Mercedes-Benz's EQ Silver Arrow all-electric concept offers an early, if idealistic, look at some design elements and technologies that might end up in the automaker's wave of planned electric vehicles.
Audi's latest concept -- its vision of the future and one that is not autonomous -- is based off the standard architecture of a midengine sports car, but is powered by a solid-state battery and three electric motors that can go from 0 to 60 mph in just over 2 seconds. It features a movable seating area that can position the driver either on the side or in the center of the vehicle.
The Detroit auto show is undergoing a drastic reorganization in 2020, when it will move from the dead of winter to early June to better appeal to car shoppers — and the growing list of automakers that have dropped out in recent years — with outdoor displays and on-road vehicle demonstrations.
The Detroit Auto Dealers Association, which organizes the North American International Auto Show in downtown Detroit, is preparing to reimagine and shift the annual show to June, Detroit newspapers reported.
Toyota's high-performance division is hatching plans to produce a "Super Sports Car" for the upcoming hypercar class in the World Endurance Championship, with a hybrid powerplant and an eye-watering horsepower output.
FCA's Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Jeep and Abarth brands will not take part in this year's Paris auto show, according to French media reports. FCA joins automakers including Ford and VW brand in skipping one of Europe's top showcases for product debuts.
The BMW 3 series is still the benchmark against which all midsize sedans are measured, but the outgoing 'F30' model largely failed to live up to expectations. Now the automaker is acutely aware the forthcoming model needs to up its game.