Nissan is in the early stages of developing a modular platform for electric vehicles. The first model built on the modular architecture will likely be an electric crossover, but it's at least five years away.
Ed Welburn, General Motors' current design boss, will retire July 1. He's only the sixth head of design in the company's 108-year history, and the first African American to lead an automotive design department.
Mercedes-Benz has allegedly approved a range-topping four-door coupe that will be based on the next-generation S-Class. Possibly called SEC, the four-door coupe will be bigger, more luxurious, and more powerful than the CLS.
Tesla has confirmed that it has received more than 325,000 reservations for the Model 3 sedan, totaling approximately $14 billion in implied future sales. The brand is calling it the biggest one-week launch of any product ever.
Phoenix is driving into the future. Joining the growing list of cities testing Google's autonomous car technology is the capital of Arizona, which on Thursday, became the fourth U.S. city to welcome a self-driving automobile to its streets.
Honda and Acura will each introduce a new crossover at the Beijing Auto Show. Honda's soft-roader will be a full-size model designed for China, while Acura's will be an entry-level model that might land on our shores.