Cars Crossover SUV Sedan Pickup Coupe Van Convertible Hatchback Wagon Sports Car CPO Home › Ford developing new midsize crossover to rival Subaru Outback? Jul 16, 2019, 2:26pm ET by Justin King The new model is said to serve as a replacement for three European models and will be sold in North America. Ford is reportedly working on a new midsize crossover that will be positioned as a Subaru Outback rival.The mystery model will serve as a replacement for Europe's Mondeo, S-Max, and Galaxy, though it will have a global reach including North America, sources tell Autocar.Described as a high-riding crossover-style wagon, the car is expected to be built upon Ford's flexible C2 platform with a choice of diesel or gasoline powertrains and 48-volt hybrid tech.The report meshes with a 2018 rumor that suggested Ford may keep the Fusion name alive for a tall wagon. A spokesman appeared to support the theory by noting that the Fusion name already has established awareness with … [Read more...] about Ford developing new midsize crossover to rival Subaru Outback?
LONDON -- Lotus, aiming to reestablish itself as a global engineering and sports car powerhouse under its new parent, Chinese automaker Geely, is introducing a new halo, the Evija full-electric hypercar with nearly 2,000 hp. Just 130 Evijas will be sold at 1.7 million pounds plus taxes each ($2.11 million). It will be the most powerful series production vehicle ever built by the British sports-car maker. The Evija "will re-establish our brand in the hearts and minds of sports car fans and on the global automotive stage," Lotus CEO Phil Popham said as the car was unveiled on Tuesday. The car "will pave the way for further visionary models," Popham said. It is by far the most powerful and most expensive car produced by Lotus, which is better known for lightweight, stripped out sports cars such as the Elise that compete with lower-priced Porsche models. Lotus says that despite a switch to electric, which increases weight because of batteries, the Evija conforms to Lotus's tradition of … [Read more...] about Lotus goes all electric with $2M halo Evija
It’s easy for enthusiasts to dismiss the Toyota RAV4. After all, it’s a crossover and there are approximately a billion of the things inhabiting this planet. They take the form of Lyfts, Ubers and taxis across the nation. So what makes them special? Cars like the RAV4 don’t win drag races or top speed runs. They don’t push the boundaries of what’s physically possible. Their power lies in just being a damn good car. The RAV4 is comfortable, easy to drive, reliable and has a great amount of storage room for you to fit all of your crap. Can your Porsche Boxster do that? No, and you shouldn’t have furniture sticking out the top, either. That’s dangerous. The RAV4 is Toyota’s cash cow, and for good reason. Regular buyers just want a car they can rely on that will do everything they need it to, nothing more complicated than that. To get a better idea of what I’m talking about, check out our video and be sure to look out for our full, … [Read more...] about What the Toyota RAV4 Gets Right
FILE PHOTO: The Lotus logo is seen during the first press day of the Paris auto show, in Paris, France, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau LONDON (Reuters) - British sports car maker Lotus revealed its pure electric “hypercar” on Tuesday, the first completely new vehicle to be launched under the stewardship of Chinese firm Geely which acquired a majority stake in 2017. The Evija, to be produced at the firm’s factory in Hethel, eastern England, will have a limited production run of just 130 cars and will be built from 2020. The model, which will cost from 1.7 million pounds ($2.1 million), will have a driving range target of 250 miles (400 kilometres) as manufacturers race to improve low and zero-emissions technology to meet stricter emissions rules and win over more environmentally-conscious buyers. “It will re-establish our brand in the hearts and minds of sports car fans and on the global automotive stage,” said Lotus Chief Executive Phil … [Read more...] about Lotus showcases first pure electric sports car
DETROIT (Reuters) - The UAW and General Motors Co (GM.N) on Tuesday formally kicked off contract talks, with the union’s president calling on the automaker to keep open plants it has slated for closure and to invest in its workforce after the union helped it through a government-led bankruptcy a decade ago. General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra shakes hands with United Auto Workers President Gary Jones at the start of contract talks between the union and automaker in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook “We invested in you, now it’s your turn to invest in us,” United Auto Workers’ President Gary Jones said at a joint event with GM executives in downtown Detroit. This year’s talks on a new four-year contract between the union and the Detroit automakers are expected to be contentious, as U.S. auto sales are slowing after a long boom. Rising healthcare costs, job security and the use of temporary workers are … [Read more...] about UAW president to GM: We invested in you, now invest in us