Hyundai: No N models for Genesis
Hyundai is preparing to release an onslaught of high-performance cars developed by a new sub-division named N. However, officials have confirmed the N treatment will be reserved for members of the Hyundai lineup, and it won't extend to the more upmarket Genesis-branded cars.
Lamborghini expands factory
Lamborghini is expanding its factory to build the Urus SUV. The new facility includes a logistics center, a paint shop, an assembly line, additional parking spots, and even test track. http://bit.ly/2rbSUyn
Hyundai Kona delayed?
Labor issues have delayed Hyundai's entry-level Kona crossover, according to The Truth About Cars. As it stands, the Kona's production schedule has been halted.
Electric Subaru will be based on existing car
Subaru's first-ever electric car is coming by 2021. It will be a battery-powered variant of an existing car, not a standalone model. This approach slashes R&D costs and eliminates the need to create a partnership with another automaker. https://bloom.bg/2rKXLna
Hyundai could release high-performance Tucson
Hyundai's N division could launch a high-performance variant of the Tucson. "We have a good platform with the Tucson to make a high-performance SUV," said N boss Albert Biermann in an interview with Drive.
Uber - Pittsburgh relationship turning sour
Pittsburgh agreed to let Uber test experimental self-driving cars on its streets in exchange for jobs and free rides. The partnership started off on a high note, but city officials are now criticizing Uber for not holding up its end of the bargain.
New Renault Megane RS to debut this weekend
The next-generation Renault Megane RS will make its debut this weekend at the Monaco Grand Prix. Rumors indicate it could get a 300-horsepower version of the Alpine A110's turbocharged 1.8-liter engine. http://bit.ly/2rL1IrY
MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden dies
Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden has died of severe brain damage after getting hit by a Peugeot on his bicycle. The accident took place late last week on Italy's Adriatic coast. Footage from a security camera suggests 35-year old Hayden ran a stop sign, according to Italian newspaper Rimini Today.
Plug-in hybrid Subaru coming next year
Subaru will introduce a plug-in hybrid model next year, according to Bloomberg. The company is spending $1.2 billion on R&D this year to electrify several members of its lineup.
Indy pole sitter robbed at gunpoint
Scott Dixon, the pole sitter for this year's Indy 500, and retired driver Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint on Sunday night at a Taco Bell drive-thru not far from the historic racetrack. No one was injured in the robbery but the thieves made away with the drivers' wallets. Police announced a short while later that two teenagers, ages 14 and 15, were arrested and charged for the incident.