Nissan has released pricing information for the 2018 Rogue. The crossover starts at $24,680 for an S model with front-wheel drive; the range-topping SL with all-wheel drive commands $32,410. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard on every trim level, while Nissan's new ProPilot Assist technology is bundled into the Platinum Package offered on SL trims.
MINI could expand its lineup, one of the company's top officials has announced. Executives are currently looking at potential areas of expansion beyond the four core models the company currently sells, though more specific details haven't been made public yet. "I'm not saying it's wrong, but it's good to ask if it's going to last," said design chief Oliver Heilmer when asked about the company's current lineup.
We haven't seen too many concept cars from Land Rover recently. The company explains it's worried about Chinese companies copying its designs, and potentially launching a production model before its concept makes the jump from the show floor to the showroom floor. http://bit.ly/2yRiDjz
Jaguar will build a long-wheelbase XE for the Chinese market. The model will compete against similarly-stretched offerings built by BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi. Sales outside of the China aren't planned for the time being.
Polestar's press release detailing the brand-new 1 coupe lacked specific technical details. British magazine Autocar has learned the 600-horsepower plug-in hybrid powertrain consists of two electric motors rated at 215 hp combined and a turbocharged, supercharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 377 hp. The motors are mounted over the rear axle to spin the rear wheels; the four-cylinder is installed in the engine bay to power the front wheels.
Porsche is expanding the 718 Cayman and 718 Boxster lineup with GTS-badged variants. Both models get an upgraded turbocharged flat-four engine rated at 361 horsepower, a 15-horse improvement over the S-badged models. They also receive suspension tweaks and a handful of model-specific visual changes.
With a new Volkswagen Jetta right around the corner, attention is turning to the performance-oriented GLI model. Enthusiast website VW Vortex has learned the slow-selling model will be replaced about a year after the standard car lands, meaning we'll likely see it in early 2019.