Mercedes-Benz details G65 Final Edition
Mercedes-Benz is gradually killing off G-Class variants as it prepares to introduce a brand-new model early next year. The V12-powered G65 is riding into the sunset with a limited-edition model named, appropriately, Final Edition. It receives edition-specific tweaks such as bronze accents inside and out. Production is limited to just 65 examples worldwide.
Mercedes-Benz airbag recall affects 495k cars
Mercedes-Benz is recalling nearly half a million car in the United States over an airbag issue. Grounding problems can cause the airbags to deploy without warning, according to a safety bulletin. The campaign affects B-Class, C-Class, E-Class, GLA, GLC, GLK, and CLA models built between 2012 and 2017. Owners of affected vehicles will be notified by mail.
Tesla Model X scores low on reliability
The Tesla Model X is one of the least reliable cars in America, according to Consumer Reports. The electric crossover suffers from issues with body hardware, paint and trim, and the climate control system.
Polestar 1's price tag could make your wallet beg for mercy
Excited for the new Volvo-based Polestar 1? Well, if its limited numbers weren't enough to discourage you, the expected price tag might be. Think "Porsche 911 Turbo" rather than "Chevrolet Corvette," Polestar reps say, and that's if the company actually decides to offer them for retail sale. For the moment, the only expected path to ownership is a subscription-based service. http://bit.ly/2yTgAvn
Toyota's new Prius V takes shape
Toyota is testing its new liftback variant of its Prius hybrid. It is expected to arrive some time next year as a 2019 model. http://bit.ly/2yVXW5W
Tesla sued over racial discrimination
Tesla is getting sued by three former employees over alleged racial discrimination. The suit claims the factory in Fremont, California, is hostile towards black employees; it notes supervisors used racial slurs and drew racist graffiti. The company hasn't commented on the suit yet.
Jaguar XK to return?
Jaguar design boss Ian Callum wants the brand to return to the 2+2 coupe market. His team is working on a replacement for the XK, though the project hasn't been approved for production yet. The model will be built alongside the next-gen F-Type if it receives the green light.