Mercedes stops selling diesels in America
Once one of the diesel leaders in America, Mercedes-Benz has announced it will permanently stop selling diesel-powered cars here. The German firm blames the EPA's overly-complicated certification process while pointing out diesel-powered cars represent two or three percent of its annual sales.
Tesla Semi caught on camera
Amateur video footage taken outside of a UPS office shows the Tesla Semi silently wafting down a California street. Tesla is still fine-tuning the model.
Alfa Romeo reviving 6C nameplate on coupe?
Alfa Romeo will revive the 6C nameplate for its on again, off again Giulia coupe, according to a German tuner who allegedly spoke to a "reliable source." Alfisti will need to be patient because the model isn't scheduled to arrive until 2020.
Lexus owners disappointed with spindle grille
Not everyone can stomach Lexus' new design language. Jeff Bracken, the head of the company's American arm, said he's received phone calls from owners complaining about the brand's spindle grille. "In fact, I'll take phone calls from some of these owners and will literally spend 45 minutes to an hour on the phone with me just expressing how disappointed they are," he told CarBuzz.
Lexus dealers want LF-1 Limitless concept in showrooms
American Lexus dealers want to see a crossover like the LF-1 Limitless concept in showrooms. "We couldn't be happier if we turned this into a production vehicle. We clearly have a gap at the high-end premium cross-utility segment," Jeff Bracken, the general manager of Lexus US, said.
Lutz: "Buy a Model S while you can"
Bob Lutz told vintage car enthusiasts in Scottsdale, Arizona, to buy a Model S "while they're still available." He loves the electric sedan, but he worries about Tesla running out of cash. "I don't see anything on the horizon that's going to fix that."
Resto-modded Range Rover gets CTS-V power
Meet the Range Rover Chieftain, a resto-modded SUV with classic looks and modern guts. The flared fenders and double exhaust pipes hint that power comes from a CTS-V-sourced V8 engine that makes 560 horsepower. Builder Jensen International Automotive also upgraded the chassis.
Polestar 2, 3 will get new design
The Polestar 1 looks like a Volvo S90 coupe, partly because it's modeled after a concept the Swedish brand introduced. Company CEO Thomas Ingenlath revealed the company's second and third models (called, aptly, 2 and 3) won't draw inspiration from the Volvo line-up. They'll wear "special Polestar shapes," according to Autocar.