Lada developing new Niva
Russian automaker Lada is finally starting to develop a replacement for the Niva, an off-roader introduced in 1976. Company CEO Nicolas Maure told French magazine Capital that the all-new model will be considerably more modern in every way than its predecessor. Notably, it will not be related to the Dacia Duster.
Audi Q7 hybrid axed?
Audi has allegedly canceled the hybrid Q7 e-tron because the model was intended to use a V6 TDI. Instead, the Volkswagen-owned brand will fast-track an all-electric crossover to production. http://bit.ly/2jnCnDj
Production Chrysler Portal coming after 2018
The Portal concept that Chrysler introduced at CES will spawn a production model after 2018, according to The Detroit News. The production model will retain the concept's electric drivetrain and autonomous driving tech. http://detne.ws/2iZauht
Next Jeep Grand Cherokee to use Alfa platform
The next-gen Jeep Grand Cherokee will ride on the same rear-wheel drive platform as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, according to FCA boss Sergio Marchionne. The model isn't expected to debut until 2019. http://bit.ly/2jni7BR