Toyota, Panasonic could form battery joint-venture
Toyota and Panasonic are considering creating a joint-venture to produce prismatic batteries. They also want to collaborate on solid-state batteries, according to Autocar.
British insurer offers discount for Tesla owners
British insurance provider Direct Line is offering Tesla owners a five-percent discount when they use the brand's AutoPilot system. The company told Reuters it's encouraging use of the system while aiding research, so it presumably examines driving data.
Volkswagen confirms two new crossovers
Volkswagen will expand its North American line-up with two new crossovers. The first will be a coupe-like model, while the second will slot below the long-wheelbase Tiguan, according to Autoblog.
Watch an Audi SQ7 race a Porsche Panamera
Top Gear recently staged an unlikely drag race: an Audi SQ7 against a Porsche Panamera. Both cars use an evolution of the same basic 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbocharged diesel, but the SQ7 benefits from an electric compressor that virtually eliminates turbo lag. It's also a lot heavier; who wins? http://bit.ly/2AE0lnb
Jeep prices all-new Wrangler
Jeep has released pricing information for the brand-new 2018 Wrangler. The base two-door Sport model starts at $26,995, a $3,000 increase over the outgoing model, while the base four-door carries a base price of $30,495. The most expensive model is the Unlimited Rubicon, which retails for $40,495. Interested? Check out our full review of the latest Wrangler.
Lexus preparing 600+ horsepower V8 for LC?
The Lexus LC will receive a twin-turbocharged V8 rated at over 600 horsepower, according to Japanese magazine Holiday Auto. The twin-turbocharged eight-cylinder will equip the LC F, which will compete in the same segment as the Mercedes-AMG S63.