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Uber plans to appeal London ban
Uber, whose license to operate in London will be rescinded after Sept. 30, is moving to challenge the decision "immediately," the company's UK manager said Friday. http://bit.ly/2xzJsXW
Ford employs HoloLens for global vehicle design
Ford is supplementing traditional clay modeling with Microsoft's HoloLens "mixed reality" for design visualization, TechCrunch reports. Ford has been using VR design tools to improve global development collaboration. http://tcrn.ch/2fn82Vs
BMW M rules out four-cylinder-powered model
BMW M has surfed the downsizing wave in recent years, but it's not ready to launch a car powered by a four-cylinder engine. "If you look at it with a four-cylinder, I don't see characteristics that I would like on an M car, on a small displacement turbocharged four-cylinder engine," affirmed M boss Frank van Meel in an interview with Australian website Car Advice.
Lexus to extend F treatment to new LS
The Lexus LS will be the next vehicle to get the brand's F hot rod treatment. It's expected to debut at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show with a twin-turbocharged V8. http://bit.ly/2fncqDI
Daimler investing $1B to build EVs in Alabama
Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler will pump $1 billion into its factory in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The investment will go towards upgrading the plant to allow it to churn out batteries and electric cars. The first battery-powered Mercedes with a "made in America" label is expected to see the light of day in 2020. http://reut.rs/2xycqHQ
Infiniti QX60 hybrid gets axed
It's too late to order the hybrid version of Infiniti's QX60. A company spokesperson confirmed to Motor Authority the model has been axed due to slow sales.
2019 Jeep Wrangler looks ready for the trail in unofficial renderings
Jeep won't show the next-generation Wrangler until the Los Angeles Auto Show, and enthusiasts are getting impatient. A computer-savvy fan has created a rendering that shows what Jeep's next off-roader could look like, and we think it's pretty spot-on.
MG introduces second-generation 6
MG is a distant memory in the United States, but it's still soldiering on in China and in England. The Chinese-owned company has just replaced the 6 with a brand-new model. Its design is loosely inspired by the head-turning e-Motion concept unveiled earlier this year at the Shanghai Auto Show. U.S. sales still aren't planned. http://bit.ly/2fm1dDC
Infiniti kills QX50
Infiniti's QX50 has reached the end of its life cycle. The crossover won't return for the 2018 model year, according to Motor Authority, but a brand-new second-generation model will arrive in showrooms in time for the 2019 model year. It's expected to make its debut either in Los Angeles or Detroit.
Jaguar says XE Project 8 is 70 percent new
Jaguar's Project 8 doesn't share as many parts with the XE as you might think. Jaguar explained 70 percent of the parts are Project 8-specific. Only the roof panel and the door skins are shared with the standard XE, according to Autoblog.