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.
Land Rover: Next Defender to spawn family of models
Land Rover has confirmed the next-generation Defender will spawn an entire family of models. Automotive News speculates the lineup will include a two-door soft top, a five-seater wagon, a seven-seater model with a stretched wheelbase, and a pickup truck. Most of those will be sold in the United States, though the pickup will remain overseas due to the Chicken Tax.
New London taxi begins testing
LTC's new London taxi has started its first round of real-world testing in the British capital. Built by Geely, the same company who owns Volvo, the plug-in hybrid cab is capable of driving on electricity alone for short distances. Pricing starts at 55,599 pounds, a sum that represents nearly $75,000.
New Rolls-Royce Cullinan spy shots show more details
Rolls-Royce's first-ever SUV has been spotted in the wild by Digital Trends. The photos confirm a tall, Phantom-esque front end, suicide doors, and a gently-sloping roof line. Expect the Rolls-Royce Cullinan to make its debut next year.