Volkswagen still eyeing low-cost cars for emerging markets
Volkswagen still plans on developing a low-cost car aimed at emerging markets like India, though it's handling the design process on its own after the talks with Tata Motors fell apart. The company's Skoda division hopes to launch the model in India by 2020. It could also be sold in Brazil and in Iran shortly after.
Mercedes-Benz planning at least three global debuts in Frankfurt
Mercedes-Benz will reveal at least three brand-new cars next month at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The first is the long-awaited AMG Project One, a hypercar powered by a Formula 1-sourced engine. It will also show a brand-new electric concept car, and a hydrogen-powered variant of the GLC.
Bugatti delivers first Chiron in the United States
The very first private-owned Bugatti Chiron has landed in the United States. It's finished in a striking combination of yellow and black, and it rides on what Bugatti calls "classique" wheels. The two-tone treatment continues inside. Pricing starts at about $3 million.
JLR's SVO division considering electrification
Jaguar - Land Rover's high-performance SVO sub-brand is considering adopting electrification. "The business [JLR] is, so absolutely. Everything the business is doing we have to consider as well," said a spokesperson for the brand in an interview with Digital Trends.
Volkswagen open to selling Ducati, but it's not in a rush
Volkswagen could sell motorcycle manufacturer Ducati in a bid to pocket much-needed cash. Reuters reports five bidders have been short-listed, but the sale doesn't have everyone's approval yet. The company told Reuters it's in no hurry to divest its brands.
Subaru WRX from Baby Driver listed for sale
The red Subaru WRX that starred in the hit movie Baby Driver is up for sale on eBay. It's a 2006 Limited model with 158,000 miles on the clock that has been converted to rear-wheel drive. Bidding is already up to $48,100 with about three and a half days left before the end of the auction.
Porsche to delay next Cayenne diesel?
The next-generation Porsche Cayenne won't be available with a diesel engine when it goes on sale, according to Car & Driver. The company is waiting for better timing to launch the oil-burning engine. U.S. sales are uncertain at best, the publication adds.