Holden Colorado goes racing Down Under

General Motors' Holden division has introduced a modified Colorado for the SuperUtes series. It's open to production-based dual-cab trucks with a turbodiesel engine and rear-wheel drive. Isuzu, Mazda, and Ford are among the automakers who will participate in the series starting next year.   


Luxembourg police gets Tesla S patrol car

The police department in Luxembourg -- one of the smallest and richest nations in the world -- will soon start using the Tesla Model S as a patrol car, according to news outlet RTL. Each one has a base price of about 100,000 euros (roughly $117,000).   


Acura reveals ARX-05 prototype race car

Unveiled at The Quail in Monterrey, the fifth-generation prototype will be entered in the Daytona Prototype International class starting with the Rolex 24 endurance race in January.   


McLaren brings 'Fux Fuchsia' 720S to Pebble Beach

Buyer Michael Fux worked with Rolls-Royce to create the unconventional hue, complementing his P1 in bespoke green and 12C in bespoke purple.   


Mazda: Skyactiv-X tech cleaner than EVs

Mazda believes its upcoming Skyactiv-X technology will be "the cleanest power source in its range." The compression-ignition gasoline engine will produce less carbon dioxide from a wheel-to-well perspective than an electric powertrain, Autocar reports.   


Next Land Rover Defender getting unibody construction

Details are beginning to trickle out about the next Land Rover Defender. Land Rover told Automotive News the off-roader needs to adopt unibody construction in order to meet global safety and emissions regulations, so it won't retain the last model's body-on-frame construction. The lineup will include a two-door soft top model and a four-door hard top wagon.   


Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 goes racing

Chevrolet's Colorado ZR2 is going racing. A slightly modified version of the truck will participate in this year's edition of the Vegas to Reno race, which takes participants across 550 miles of Nevada's roughest terrain.   


Audi launches g-tron variants of A4, A5

Audi has introduced CNG-powered variants of the A4 and the A5. Named g-tron, the models use a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 170 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. Neither model will be available in the United States.   


Next Land Rover Defender to launch in 2019?

Land Rover will preview the next-generation Defender next year by showing a close-to-production concept. The model will debut in 2019, meaning it might not reach our shores until the 2020 model year.   


Mazda to build plug-in Skyactiv-X

Mazda will launch a plug-in hybrid drivetrain built around its ground-breaking Skyactiv-X technology in 2021, according to British magazine Autocar. The Skyactiv-X engine will be the gasoline-burning compression-ignition unit the company will launch soon, while the hybrid components will come from partner Toyota.