It's just a sketch, but a big GM car could be cool. Sedans aren't entirely dead yet at General Motors. The Chevrolet Malibu is still around, though it's expected to disappear in the next few years. Cadillac has the CT4 and CT5 , both of which recently gained high-horsepower Blackwing versions but who knows if they will endure beyond their current life cycle. At least one person inside GM isn't completely focused on SUVs and trucks. On Valentine's Day, the official GM Design Instagram account posted a sketch of a sleek car that appears to be a sedan. We say that because there's only one vertical body line denoting doors in the center, so we aren't entirely sure how occupants would gain access. That doesn't really matter, because the interesting thing here is that we're seeing a car instead of an SUV, crossover, or truck. However, that doesn't mean GM is working on a new sedan. As far as we can tell, this is just a flight-of-fancy from an exterior designer. It's … [Read more...] about GM Lead Exterior Designer Envisions Sleek Sedan In An SUV World
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The Super SUV is making its video debut. After a painstakingly long teaser campaign, the Urus is finally here in all of its “Super SUV” glory. While Lamborghini has said it will stay true to its one engine, one model rule, things might change in the foreseeable future if we were to rely on a new report coming from Auto Express . The British magazine had a chat with a “company insider” and managed to find out the Urus will eventually become Lamborghini’s first production plug-in hybrid car. It won’t be the first ever electrified bull from Sant’Agata Bolognese as the Asterion concept from three years ago rocked the Huracan’s V10 and three electric motors for a grand total of 910 horsepower (669 kilowatts). Update: Lamborghini Promises To Race The Urus Super SUV Lamborghini Happy To Report Urus Is A Hit, Average Price Is $240K Getting back to the hybridized Urus , it will primarily come to life in order to give the SSUV more chances to become a hit in China, … [Read more...] about Lamborghini Insider Says Urus Hybrid Is “Necessary”
After the Q8 Sport concept, we now have a new sign Audi is prepping a high-performance version of its big SUV. Audi’s SUV portfolio keeps on growing as after introducing the Q2 at the bottom of the food chain, the Ingolstadt-based marque is now working on the new Q8 range topper. It will be out in production guise next year and the company has already dropped a hint it might do an RS version by showcasing the Q8 Sport concept pictured below. Now, we have yet another clue Audi Sport will work its magic on the big SUV as a trademark filling for “RS Q8” was registered just yesterday with the European Union Intellectual Property Office and is currently being examined. Update: Audi RS Q8 Debuts With The Same Top Speed As The Lamborghini Urus Audi RS Q8 Officially Claims Fastest SUV Title At The Nürburgring If you’re still not convinced the RS portfolio will be expanded with some high-riding offerings, Audi Sport’s chief Stephan Winkelmann has already … [Read more...] about Audi RS Q8 Gets Closer To Reality As Trademark Filing Surfaces
The W12 monster wants to become the fastest production SUV in the history of the race. Following its initial announcement , Bentley has now revealed the 12-cylinder Bentayga , which will challenge the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 24 this year. It’s not a completely stock vehicle, despite the unmodified W12 engine with 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts) and 664 pound-feet (900 Newton-meters) of torque, as it now features a roll cage and racing seats, onboard fire suppression system, and a custom exhaust system, developed by Akrapovic. In every other aspect, it’s going to be as close to production standard as possible. Hotter Bentayga W12 coming: Bentley Bentayga Speed Planned With "Big Change" In Design Behind the wheel will be two-time Pikes Peak overall winner Rhys Millen, son of Rod Millen, the second most prolific Pikes Peak competitor in history with five overall victories. Rhys took the title for the first time in 2012 and won another … [Read more...] about Bentley Bentayga Driven By Rhys Millen Revealed For Pikes Peak
The SUV's facelift will also allegedly bring a high-performance Sport RS version. Lamborghini has been spotted on multiple occasions testing a mid-cycle facelift for the Urus, and a new report from Car Magazine claims the disguise will come off sometime in 2022. The revised variant of the "Super SUV" is expected to bring an extension of the family as Sant'Agata Bolognese is allegedly planning a plug-in hybrid version and also a non-electrified Sport RS. The PHEV has been a long time coming, with Lamborghini's chief technical officer Maurizio Reggiani revealing in an interview nearly three years ago the Urus would get a charging port within 18 months. That obviously didn't happen, but it appears the LM 002's spiritual successor is getting closer to jumping on the electrified bandwagon. Gallery: 2022 Lamborghini Urus Evo Spy Photos 18 Photos … [Read more...] about Lamborghini Urus Plug-In Hybrid To Pack 820 Horsepower?