2016 Automotive News Europe Leading WomenFri, 30, Sep 2016
The 25 Leading Women in the European automotive industry were honored on September 29, 2016 in Paris. Photographer: Gregory Robinson
Big Trux: State Fair of TexasFri, 30, Sep 2016
The truck section of the State Fair of Texas is a pickup-themed carnival, featuring driving simulators, snarling V-8 engines, towing and hauling exhibitions and trailers that cost more than a house. And it is a place where no automaker that sells trucks in America can afford to sit out. The displays look like something out of a Godzilla movie, with each major brand's top model perched on huge towers hundreds of feet in the air. The larger-than-life displays are designed not only to woo younger customers who may be more open to cross-shopping brands, but also to reinforce the purchasing decisions of fiercely loyal longtime owners.
Ram Rebel TRX conceptThu, 29, Sep 2016
The Ram Rebel TRX concept truck features a 575-hp, 6.2-liter, supercharged V-8 engine, making it the most powerful pickup FCA has ever built. Featuring an enhanced suspension and 37-inch tires, the Rebel TRX concept also has 13 inches of suspension travel, up from the Rebel’s standard 9.25 inches.
2017 Nissan MicraThu, 29, Sep 2016
The latest-generation Micra will be bigger than the current model and gets a higher-quality interior to make it a better competitor to models such as the Ford Fiesta. Nissan will build European versions of the Micra at alliance partner Renault's plant in Flins, France, instead of in Chennai, India.
Ferrari LaFerrari ApertaThu, 29, Sep 2016
Ferrari's open-top version of the $1.1 million, limited-edition LaFerrari hybrid is called the LaFerrari Aperta (Italian for "open"). The convertible has the same performance figures as the LaFerrari coupe, unleashing 949 hp from its 789-hp V-12 engine and a 120-kW electric motor. Its chassis has been modified to maintain the coupe's torsional rigidity and beam stiffness. The company will disclose the convertible's price and production run in Paris, but it has said that the entire production has been sold. Ferrari also will debut a GTC4Lusso variant with a twin-turbocharged V-8 engine that will be sold alongside the naturally aspirated V-12 model as the brand expands turbocharging through its range to meet regulatory pressure to improve fuel economy.
2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso TThu, 29, Sep 2016
The Ferrari GTC4Lusso T features a twin-turbocharged V-8 engine that will be sold alongside the naturally aspirated V-12 model as the brand expands turbocharging through its range to meet regulatory pressure to improve fuel economy.
Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ conceptThu, 29, Sep 2016
Mercedes-Benz's Generation EQ concept features a design that is similar to its production SUVs. It features two electric motors, permanent all-wheel-drive and a range of 500 kilometres (310 miles).
Audi RS 3 SedanThu, 29, Sep 2016
Audi called the RS 3 sedan the "most dynamic model of the A3 model series" as a nod to the compact's 400 hp.
Audi Q5Thu, 29, Sep 2016
The second-generation Q5 grows a little in size to distance it from the Q3.
Lexus UX conceptThu, 29, Sep 2016
The UX concept previews a potential small crossover aimed at young urban buyers, although its striking muscular looks likely would be toned down for a production version. The coupe-styled, four-door concept takes Lexus' bold design language "to the next level," the brand said in a new release. The UX's design is meant to appeal to a "progressive, urban audience living in a connected environment," Lexus said.
2017 Hyundai i20 WRCThu, 29, Sep 2016
The 2017 WRC challenger will make its competitive debut in next season's FIA World Rally Championship. The car, based on a three-door Hyundai i20, has been developed to meet WRC’s 2017 technical regulations, which have given greater aerodynamic freedom to designers. WRC regulations for the 2017 season also offer teams more power, an increase to 380HP, more downforce, electronic active central differential and the ability to compete with longer and wider vehicles.
Hyundai RN30 ConceptThu, 29, Sep 2016
Based on the New Generation Hyundai i30, the RN30 is a purpose-built racer and was developed by Hyundai Motorsport, Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center and Hyundai's Performance Development & High Performance Vehicle Division. The RN30's power is supplied by a high-performance 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, under development by Hyundai for N production models, upgraded with an enlarged turbo to increase thrust at full throttle.