Rimac to show next new model in Geneva

Croatian startup Rimac will preview its second model next year at the Geneva Auto Show. Automotive News reports the yet-unnamed car will put the brand on the path to autonomy. Production will be limited to 200 examples.   


Next Volkswagen Golf to debut in 2020

The eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf will make its debut in 2020, a company spokesman has confirmed. It will make its debut about a month after the brand's first I.D.-badged model breaks cover.   


Hyundai: German cars use too much tech

Hyundai executive Albert Biermann criticized Germany's luxury brands for packing too many useless tech features into their cars. "In our G90 you will not find any air suspension, or active roll bars, or active whatever. A camera sensing the road, and this stuff. It's stupid," he told Drive.   


Toyota to resurrect Celica badge?

Patent filings suggest Toyota is preparing to resurrect the Celica nameplate. The Japanese company moved to protect its emblematic moniker late last month. Of course, automakers routinely register names to protect their intellectual property, so the filings don't guarantee we'll see a new Celica soon.


China could encourage foreign automakers to build EVs locally

The Chinese government is considering easing the laws that apply to foreign companies who want to build cars locally. They might soon be allowed to build cars in China without forming a joint-venture with a local automaker if they pledge to build only electric cars. The government hasn't announced the project yet, and Automotive News reports a final decision hasn't been made yet.   


Bentley says EXP 10 Speed 6 not dead yet

Bentley's head-turning EXP 10 Speed 6 concept isn't dead yet. "I still have it on my mind. It's still a great car," said engineering boss Rolf Frech. He added Bentley hasn't decided whether to build it yet.   


Current Volkswagen e-Golf to be the last

Volkswagen has reaffirmed plans to kill the e-Golf at the end of its life cycle. Its spot in the brand's portfolio will be filled by the I.D. hatchback, and the next-generation Golf will only be offered with internal combustion engines. Hybrid options will return, however.


Rimac seeking cash to expand

Croatian electric car manufacturer Rimac is seeking about $60 million to expand its range of models, according to Automotive News. Founder Mate Rimac has ruled out selling his company, but he's considering holding an IPO