Volkswagen testing 400-horsepower Arteon
Volkswagen is developing a brand-new 3.0-liter VR6 engine with about 400 horsepower, CarThrottle has learned. The engine is currently being tested in the Arteon, which indicates the model could get an all-wheel drive flagship in the not-too-distant future.
Subaru to electrify next WRX
Subaru's next WRX could get a plug-in hybrid powertrain. One of the brand's top officials told British magazine Autocar the model's defining trait is all-wheel drive, not its turbocharged flat-four. The next model will retain all-wheel drive but "on the engine we have more freedom."
Last Oldsmobile built sold at auction
General Motors' Heritage Center sold the very last Oldsmobile ever built, a 2004 Alero, at an auction over the weekend. There's no word yet on how much it went for or who owns it now.
Ford Ranger to debut in Detroit?
The next-generation American-spec Ford Ranger will make its debut next month at the Detroit Auto Show, according to AutoWeek. The model will go on sale in time for the 2019 model year. Early spy shots indicate the truck will look a lot like the model sold overseas.
First look: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado
Chevrolet is giving us an early taste of the brand-new 2019 Silverado. Lighter than before, the truck will make its full debut next month at the Detroit Auto Show.
Geely buying stake in Daimler after all?
Geely, the Chinese company that owns Volvo, is preparing to purchase between three and five percent of Daimler. It recently tried buying its way in at a discount but the German company rejected its offer. Now, it sounds like it's spending about $4.7 billion to buy shares on the open market.