News has surfaced regarding future plans for the Ford Mustang, including another mention of it gaining a 10-speed automatic transmission. The Mustang may also see another one of its classic nameplates return as a Mach 1 edition is rumored to be in the works.
Volkswagen is busily developing a new Phaeton, but the flagship has reportedly been delayed. The company is trying to boost its operating profits so it's redesigning certain parts of the Phaeton in order to make it more affordable to build.
Eager to build cars that stand out, Toyota could travel to this October's Tokyo Motor Show to introduce a heritage-laced sports car positioned below the Scion FR-S. If built, the 2,100-pound Small FR Concept will pack a 130-horsepower four-cylinder.
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.