High-end crossovers are in hot demand right now, but Bugatti has ruled out building an off-roader in the foreseeable future. Similarly, the company won't build a sedan because four-door models don't fit its image and its positioning on the market.
Japanese carmaker GLM and musical equipment manufacturer Roland have developed a synthesizer to produce engine noise for electric vehicles. Meant to be used on the GLM ZZ, the synthesizer produces something called a “neo-futuristic driving sound.”
Jeep is reportedly planning to provide its upcoming Grand Cherokee Trackhawk with the same performance upgrade as its Renegade subcompact. It may be powered by a 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 300-plus horsepower.
Mazda wants to keep the Miata a light, fun, gas-burning model, but it's ready to fit the roadster with some form of electrification if needed. The electric and/or hybrid Miata won't arrive until the end of the decade at the very earliest.
An Australian startup named EVX has announced plans to build an innovative electric car powered by solar panels on the roof, the trunk and the hood. The Immortus promises to offer sports car-like handling and infinite range when the sun is shining.
Honda has launched the BR-V, a seven-seater crossover whose front end is inspired by the Exciting H design language. Powered by a four-cylinder engine, the BR-V will go on sale in a number of Asian markets, but it won't be sold on our shores.
Bugatti will unveil its Vision Gran Turismo Concept in full at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but the brand is previewing the virtual vehicle ahead of time. The car also gives us a sneak peak at the automaker’s new design language.
Tesla’s latest version of Autopilot has gone live to a select number of Model S owners. The technology combines cameras, radar, 360-degree sonar sensors, and real-time traffic updates to grant drivers semiautonomous capability.