Volkswagen has confirmed the I.D. Buzz concept will be offered in passenger- and cargo-hauling configurations. Both variants will be exclusively available with a battery-powered drivetrain. Sales are scheduled to kick off in 2022.
General Motors' Holden division has introduced a modified Colorado for the SuperUtes series. It's open to production-based dual-cab trucks with a turbodiesel engine and rear-wheel drive. Isuzu, Mazda, and Ford are among the automakers who will participate in the series starting next year.
Details are beginning to trickle out about the next Land Rover Defender. Land Rover told Automotive News the off-roader needs to adopt unibody construction in order to meet global safety and emissions regulations, so it won't retain the last model's body-on-frame construction. The lineup will include a two-door soft top model and a four-door hard top wagon.
Chevrolet's Colorado ZR2 is going racing. A slightly modified version of the truck will participate in this year's edition of the Vegas to Reno race, which takes participants across 550 miles of Nevada's roughest terrain.
Audi has introduced CNG-powered variants of the A4 and the A5. Named g-tron, the models use a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 170 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. Neither model will be available in the United States.