Switzerland has made it illegal for motorists to register a Porsche Cayenne powered by the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6. The temporary ban applies to cars sold new in the country and cars imported from abroad, but it doesn't affect used models already wearing Swiss plates. Porsche needs to prove the model complies with emissions regulations before authorities will consider lifting the ban.
The very first McLaren F1 built for the United States market just sold for $14.2 million before a 10-percent buyer's fee is factored in. It's the most expensive F1 ever, but we suspect it won't keep that title for very long.
The rumors claiming FCA will soon be Chinese pointed to four potential new owners: Geely, Dongfeng, GAC, and Great Wall. GAC has joined the first two in denying its interest in FCA, according to Automotive News, leaving only Great Wall as a potential suitor.
Volkswagen has confirmed the I.D. Buzz concept will be offered in passenger- and cargo-hauling configurations. Both variants will be exclusively available with a battery-powered drivetrain. Sales are scheduled to kick off in 2022.
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.