The E-Pace compact crossover will become Jaguar's second utility vehicle next year, after the F-Pace. A third crossover, the battery-powered I-Pace, will join Jaguar's lineup after the E-Pace, but also next year.
Most automakers will report their June U.S. sales figures on Monday, July 3. But the final industry tally won't be known until July 5 because at least two brands — Kia and Bentley — will release their results that day.
In 2020, automakers are expected to produce nearly 86 million vehicles equipped with collision-avoidance systems. It's a potential bonanza for big parts makers, including those that dominate the annual Automotive News list of the top 100 global suppliers.
Online retailing giant Amazon plans to expand into the auto industry by turning Alexa, its voice-enabled intelligent personal assistant, into a virtual passenger. Automotive News reporter Michael Wayland demonstrates some of the current “skills” offered by automakers that allow owners to command Alexa to perform traditional key fob functions such as remote start and unlocking a vehicle.
GM now expects U.S. new-vehicle sales in 2017 will be in the "low 17 million" unit range, reflecting widespread expectations that industry volume is headed for a moderate downturn, as a flood of nearly-new used cars and light trucks hit the market.