Toyota's updated Land Cruiser 150 has surfaced online a few weeks before its official debut. Known as the Lexus GX in America, the Land Cruiser 150 gets a more squared-off look with angular headlights and a smaller grille. U.S. sales still aren't planned. http://bit.ly/2tITZvK
Citroen's funky C4 Cactus crossover (pictured) is in for a major makeover, according to Auto Express. It needs to replace the standard C4, so a mid-cycle face-lift will give it less ground clearance and a less SUV-like look, transforming it from a crossover into a hatchback.
A 1970 Porsche 917K that starred in Steve McQueen's movie Le Mans will cross the auction block during this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Gooding & Company expects it will sell between $13 and $16 million.
A Honda engineer who believed he had inside information about the Takata airbag failures walked back his claims this month in a sworn affidavit submitted to a Florida court. In an email sent by the engineer to a colleague in 2013, he claimed that he knew the root cause of Takata's airbag issues. In light of the federal government's investigation of Takata's faulty inflator design, he now says he had it wrong, Reuters reports. http://reut.rs/2tDmH0O
In the wake of German court rulings in favor of plaintiffs seeking compensation following Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal, the company has decided to forego the appeals process and agree to begin a buyback program, Reuters reports. This is a significant reversal of position for the German automaker as VW has long held that its emissions work-arounds did not violate European laws and thus didn't warrant any sort of compensation program like those implemented in the United States. http://reut.rs/2t3IeTo
Subaru has released pricing information for the 2018 Legacy. The updated model starts at $22,195, which makes it more expensive than last year's base model by a few hundred bucks. The top-of-the-line 3.6R Limited trim starts at $31,945.