Jaguar will build a long-wheelbase XE for the Chinese market. The model will compete against similarly-stretched offerings built by BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi. Sales outside of the China aren't planned for the time being.
Polestar's press release detailing the brand-new 1 coupe lacked specific technical details. British magazine Autocar has learned the 600-horsepower plug-in hybrid powertrain consists of two electric motors rated at 215 hp combined and a turbocharged, supercharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 377 hp. The motors are mounted over the rear axle to spin the rear wheels; the four-cylinder is installed in the engine bay to power the front wheels.
Porsche is expanding the 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster lineup with GTS-badged variants. Both models get an upgraded turbocharged flat-four engine rated at 361 horsepower, a 15-horse improvement over the S-badged models. They also receive suspension tweaks and a handful of model-specific visual changes.
With a new Volkswagen Jetta right around the corner, attention is turning to the performance-oriented GLI model. Enthusiast website VW Vortex has learned the slow-selling model will be replaced about a year after the standard car lands, meaning we'll likely see it in early 2019.
You could become the first person to register this 1997 McLaren F1. It has 148 miles on the odometer, which accounts for testing at the factory and transportation. The interior is still factory-wrapped, and the owner -- a Japanese businessman -- apparently never even sat in it. Its price hasn't been made public yet. http://bit.ly/2yP3ob5
Peugeot-Citroen will cut 400 jobs at a Vauxhall factory in Ellesmere Port, England. A spokesperson for the company said the job cuts are painful but necessary to ensure the factory remains open and profitable.