Infiniti details VC-Turbo engine

Infiniti has detailed its VC-Turbo engine. Set to make its debut under the hood of the 2019 QX50, it's a variable-compression engine that continuously adjusts the pistons' reach on-the-go. The compression ratio varies between 8:1 for sportier driving to 14:1 for more efficient motoring. Infiniti promises a no-compromise blend of power, torque, and fuel economy.   


Chevrolet offering big discounts on 2017 Corvette models

In a bid to clear out its 2017 inventory, Chevrolet is offering sizable discounts on its remaining Corvette models. Buyers can get $9,107 off a brand-new Z06 model if they sign the dotted line before November 30th. It remains to be seen whether the discount will spur 'Vette sales.   


MINI shows Dakar-bound buggy

After losing to Peugeot, MINI is taking a different approach to the Dakar Rally. The brand will participate in the event with a buggy that shares virtually no styling cues with anything it sells to buyers. It's rear-wheel drive, and it uses a 3.0-liter straight-six diesel rated at 340 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque.   


50 years ago: Saab introduces the 99

Saab introduced the 99 50 years ago. It stood out from its predecessor, the 96, with a forward-thinking look that defined Saab's design language for years to come. Early models came with a Triumph-sourced 1.7-liter four-cylinder engine, while later cars were available with a 145-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo four.   


Mercedes-Benz shows next A-Class' interior

Mercedes-Benz has released the first official images of what the next-generation A-Class looks like inside. Markedly more modern than the current car, the next A borrows its dual screen setup from the bigger E-Class and S-Class models. We won't get the hatchback, but we'll receive the first-ever A-Class Sedan late next year or in early 2019. The all-new A-Class will make its debut at the 2018 Geneva Auto Show.   


Classic Peugeot sells for $7.2 million

Auction house Bonhams recently sold a 1914 Peugeot L45 Grand Prix for $7.2 million. It's the most expensive Peugeot ever sold. The 91-year old model took third place in the 1916 edition of the Indianapolis 500.   


Volvo begins production of all-new XC40

Volvo has official commenced production of its compact XC40 premium crossover. Built in Belgium, the new XC40 will make it across the ocean to showrooms on these shores in early 2018.   


Toyota unveils new T-HR3 robot

Toyota is hopeful that it's humanoid robot will be able to one day help mankind. Let's just hope its Terminator-like name isn't a bad omen.


New Aston Martin Vantage puts on a racing suit

Aston Martin has already introduced the GTE-spec variant of the new Vantage. The model will participate in next year's edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.   


Bentley building 19 Mulsanne-based convertibles

Bentley will build a Mulsanne-based convertible in strictly limited numbers. Just 19 examples of the car -- which is called Grand Convertible -- will be built. No two examples will be the same, according to Motor Authority. Pricing information hasn't been released yet.