Updated 2018 Lexus NX to bow in Shanghai


Daimler continues to fight Uber in Europe

Mytaxi, a Daimler-owned Uber rival, is expanding its presence in Europe. The company recently bought a Romanian rival named Clever Taxi to reach more customers, according to Automotive News. The acquisition gives Mytaxi instant market share without having to fight for it.


Chevrolet Silverado 1500 diesel spotted testing

Spy photographers caught a Chevrolet Silverado 1500 test vehicle fueling at a diesel pump, confirming for the first time that a light-duty oil burner is in the works for GM's pickup line.   


Lamborghini could introduce a four-seater sports car

Looking ahead, Lamborghini is open to the idea of launching a four-seater sports car. The model would arrive "in the 2025 to 2030 horizon; we are already thinking about it," according to company boss Stefano Domenicali.   


Electric Subaru coming in 2021

Subaru will introduce its very first electric car in 2021, according to British magazine Auto Express. To cut costs, the battery-powered model will be based on an existing car, not a standalone model. Details such as range and pricing will be announced closer to the model's unveiling.   


Land Rover: next Defender should win over new generation

Outspoken Land Rover design boss Gerry McGovern said the next Defender is "not far away." He explained the model needs to appeal to owners of the original truck while luring a new generation of buyers into showrooms. "The anticipation is incredible," he concluded.


Honda shuts down Japanese factory after ransomware attack

The WannaCry cyberattack continues to claim victims. Honda recently had to temporarily shut down a factory in Japan after its computer systems were attacked by the virus, according to CNET's Roadshow.


Subaru prices 2018 Outback

Subaru has released pricing information for the updated 2018 Outback. Pricing starts at $26,810, which represents a slight increase over the 2017 model. The Japanese brand has also bumped its destination charge by $40 up to $915.   


Fiat protects 'Cuda name

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has once again trademarked the 'Cuda name in the United States. Some claim -- and hope -- it means the Barracuda nameplate will make a return, but nothing is official at this point.


Takata to file for bankruptcy Monday

Beleaguered airbag supplier Takata will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, sources have told Reuters. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group will supply the loan for the company's restructuring, which should end with an acquisition by U.S.-based Key Safety Systems, Inc., the wire service reports. Takata's rupturing airbags have been linked to at least 150 injuries and more than a dozen deaths worldwide and are were installed in millions of vehicles sold as far back as 2004.


Porsche 911 GT2 RS sold out

The 1,000 examples of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS are all spoken for even though production hasn't started yet. The 700-horsepower track weapon is expected to make its full debut before the end of the year.