The Volkswagen T-Roc comes powered by a new 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged TSI petrol engine. It produces 150bhp and 250Nm of peak torque and is mated to a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission. Volkswagen claims that the T-Roc is capable of reaching a top speed of 205km/h while accelerating from 0 - 100km/h in 8.4 seconds. … [Read more...] about Volkswagen T-Roc Start Arriving At Dealerships Post Lockdown: Deliveries To Commence Soon
Audi places Alex Hitzinger in charge of the Artemis project. He's currently VW Group's leader of autonomous driving tech development, but his background is in motorsports. He had jobs at Toyota Motorsport, Cosworth, and Red Bull Technology. He helped build the team at Porsche that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans from 2015 to 2017. Hitzinger even worked on Apple's autonomous vehicle program. … [Read more...] about What Is Audi’s Project ‘Artemis’?
"When we launched Prius, no one even knew what a hybrid was. Those who drove it were called geeks or other names. Today, thanks to those early adopters who gave Prius a chance, hybrids have grown in popularity, and have ridden a wave of success out of the unknown and into the mainstream," said Takeshi Uchiyamada, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Toyota and known as the father of the Prius. "We are grateful to each and every one of our customers who has helped us achieve this important milestone of 10 million hybrid sales. We are committed to continue working hand-in-hand with them to tackle global environmental issues." … [Read more...] about Toyota has sold over 10 million hybrids to date
"The development of the U.S. market is set to decide if VW can stay ahead of Toyota this year," Sascha Gommel, an analyst at Commerzbank, added. "If the Chinese and European markets continue to be solid and the U.S. market weakens as I expect, VW might stay first in 2017 as Toyota has a larger exposure to North America." … [Read more...] about VW overtakes Toyota as world’s best-selling automaker
Speed’s Subaru team mate Patrik Sandell will start on pole position in the Nitro RX final with his own WRX STI, as one of two direct qualifiers into the main event after preliminary sessions that took place on Friday. He will be joined on the front row by World RX points-leader Kevin Hansen. … [Read more...] about Scott Speed breaks his back in rallycross landing