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Renault: no plans to return to America
Renault has no plans to return to the United States in the near- or medium-term future. "No, I'm not thinking about that. There is no opportunity for it in this midterm plan," CEO Carlos Ghosn told Automotive News. "Going to the U.S. and selling a few cars is easy. You need to have a real strategy of products and marketing. The U.S. is a very competitive market," he added.
Will Tesla turn the Roadster into a flying car?
Tesla CEO Elon Musk hinted he could attach rockets to the Roadster to make it fly. "Rocket tech applied to cars opens up revolutionary possibilities," he Tweeted. It's unclear whether he's serious or joking; only time will tell.
Polestar begins building Chinese factory
Polestar has started building its first-ever standalone factory. Located in China, the facility will be operational halfway through next year. It will include a customer test track, a customer welcome center, and enough production space to build 500 cars annually. More capacity will be added as the company's line-up grows.
Lincoln shows 2019 MKC ahead of Los Angeles debut
Lincoln has revealed the 2019 MKC ahead of its scheduled debut at next week's Los Angeles Auto Show. The face-lifted model gets a nip-and-tucked front end and more tech features inside. http://bit.ly/2hOKJVJ
BMW updates four-cylinder diesel
BMW has updated the four-cylinder diesel engine it sells in Europe. The company added a second turbocharger to boost response time and fuel economy, but power and torque levels stay the same.
Hyundai prices 2018 Accent from $15,830
Hyundai's subcompact Accent was redesigned for 2018, and with that makeover comes a $250 price hike for entry-level models. The top-trim Limited model is a bit more dear than its outgoing equivalent at $19,730 (incl. destination)--an increase of $1,400 over the most expensive 2017 model.
Take a peek inside the new Mercedes-Benz CLS
Mercedes-Benz has released another teaser image to preview the next-generation CLS. The interior receives a wide touch screen borrowed from the S-Class, and the company's Energizing Comfort technology. Full details will be announced in the days leading up to the Los Angeles show.
Volkswagen launching Polo-based crossover in 2018
Volkswagen will continue its crossover offensive by introducing a Polo-based model next year. The soft-roader was previewed by the T-Cross concept, but it will grow a roof and an additional set of doors on its way to production. "You will wonder whether it's a VW at all," an inside told Auto Express. U.S. sales aren't planned.