Will the all-new Camry change the situation this year? In October last year analyzers and specialists predicted Volkswagen could become the world’s best-selling automaker for 2016. And they weren’t wrong, as the German manufacturer has officially been crowned as the biggest auto company in the world for the last 12 months, following four consecutive titles from Toyota. … [Read more...] about VW overtakes Toyota as world’s best-selling automaker
Ford and VW, however, are deepening those ties, according to its latest release. Three projects are underway for the alliance. First is the previously announced usage of VW's Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB) for an electric Ford vehicle for the European market. The second one is a midsize pickup truck to be developed by Ford and will be used by Volkswagen in its commercial vehicle segment in selected markets. … [Read more...] about VW And Ford Deepen Ties To Work On City And One-Ton Vans
The side decals take us back to the 1980s. The Land Rover Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic has an unusually long name, but Manhart just made it even longer with its SV600 package. In case you haven’t figured out by now, the “600” is a nod to the amount of power the SUV packs underneath its black hood. The supercharged 5.0-liter V8 has been massaged to deliver about 10 percent more horsepower than in stock form by an ECU remap. … [Read more...] about Range Rover Velar By Manhart Combines Stealthy Look With 600 HP
Hitzinger started his automotive career as a development engineer at Toyota Motorsport. At Ford/Cosworth, he was the youngest chief development engineer in Formula 1. Under his leadership, the first Formula 1 engine with a speed range of up to 20,000 rpm was created in 2006. After Red Bull Technology, Hitzinger joined the Volkswagen Group for the first time and built up the highly successful motorsport team at Porsche that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Endurance World Championship from 2015 to 2017. After three years at Apple in Silicon Valley, where he set up and managed product development for autonomous vehicles, Hitzinger returned to the Volkswagen Group in 2019 to develop autonomous driving and the ID. BUZZ at VW Commercial Vehicles. … [Read more...] about What Is Audi’s Project ‘Artemis’?
Helping to mitigate the environmental effects of automobiles has long been a priority for Toyota. Based on the stance that environmentally friendly vehicles can only truly have a significant positive impact if they are widely used, Toyota has encouraged the mass-market adoption of hybrid vehicles across the globe. Toyota launched the Coaster Hybrid EV in August 1997 and the Prius―the world's first mass-produced hybrid passenger vehicle―in December of the same year. Since then, Toyota hybrid vehicles have received tremendous support from consumers around the world. This latest milestone of 10 million units was achieved just nine months after total sales reached 9 million units at the end of April 2016. … [Read more...] about Toyota has sold over 10 million hybrids to date