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January, 2018

  • 21 January

    FCA CEO Considering Alfa Romeo for IndyCar

    Late last year, Alfa Romeo signed on as the title sponsor for Sauber F1 Team beginning in 2018, which will mark the brand’s return to Formula 1 after a 32-year absence. But F1 may not be the only open-wheel series where you can see the Alfa Romeo cross and serpent ...

  • 20 January

    Mercedes-Benz Diesels Unlikely to Return to U.S. Market Says Report

    Last year, Mercedes-Benz dropped plans to have its cars’ diesel engines certified for sale in the U.S. again. The decision was made partly because diesels accounted for only a tiny percentage of its American sales, but Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal played a role, as well. At the time, Mercedes left the door open for diesels to return, ...

  • 19 January

    Eighth-Gen Volkswagen Golf to Begin Production Summer of 2019

    Roughly a year and a half from now, the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf will begin production, the automaker announced at the Golf 8 Supplier Summit. Yes, the Volkswagen Golf is such a big deal in other parts of the world that it has its own supplier summit. VW says the Golf ...

  • 18 January

    BMW Reportedly Considering a More Powerful i8

    BMW could offer a more potent version of its i8 supercar, according to a report from Auto Express. Alexander Kotouc, head of product management for BMW i, said customers have been asking for this type of vehicle. “I can tell you at this point we are still evaluating it; the ...

  • 17 January

    GM Picks Flint, Michigan to Make 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel Engine

    General Motors will produce the diesel engine for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado at its Flint Engine Operations plant in Michigan, the automaker said today. The news comes about two years after the automaker announced an investment of $263 million to support a new engine line at the plant. The Chevrolet Silverado diesel ...

  • 16 January

    Hello, i8 Must Be Going: BMW May Not Replace “i” Cars

    BMW may have ushered in a new era of electrification with the i3 and i8, but that doesn’t necessarily mean these vehicles will stick around for another generation. Speaking with Autocar, executives from the BMW i brand are still undecided on the long-term fate of the two cars it launched ...

  • 15 January

    2019 BMW i8 Coupe and Roadster First Edition Debut in Detroit

    The 2019 BMW i8 Roadster dropped top in Los Angeles last month and now Detroit gets the world debut of the new and improved 2019 BMW i8 Coupe—plus, the debut of the i8 Roadster First Edition, which is limited to 200 units. The BMW eDrive tech gets a power bump ...

  • 14 January

    Nissan Teases Mysterious Crossover for Detroit on YouTube

    In a new video, Nissan teases a mysterious crossover that will debut at the Detroit auto show. The video starts off asking us to “envision a journey in which distance draws everyone together” and “there is no fear in the unknown.” As cryptic as it sounds, we think it signifies ...

  • 13 January

    2019 Hyundai Veloster Shows Its Mug on Twitter

    Thanks to Hyundai’s latest teaser, we now have a pretty good idea of what the Veloster will look like when it debuts at the Detroit auto show. The 2019 Hyundai Veloster shows its face in an animation posted to Twitter recently. As we’ve seen in previous teasers, the Veloster receives ...

  • 12 January

    Toyota GR Super Sport Concept Revealed at Tokyo Auto Salon 2018

    Last month, Toyota teased a new sports car concept called the GR Super Sport, and we speculated it could be essentially a Le Mans prototype racer for the road. The concept just debuted at Tokyo Auto Salon 2018, and it seems our assessment was correct. The GR Super Sport Concept ...