Category: Auto News

‘Autonomous’ driving help tech causes harmful confusion

New examine exhibits help programs are being misinterpreted by patrons, whereas Euro NCAP launches evaluation of the tech Thatcham Analysis has launched analysis suggesting drivers are being “harmful” false impressions of what the most recent automated driver help programs are able to. The British security and crash testing physique has additionally teamed up with Euro NCAP to check ten automobiles fitted with widespread programs made commonplace on many automobiles at this time, together with autonomous emergency braking and lane hold help.  Each organisations have recognized confusion amongst motorists over what these applied sciences are able to, with a examine claiming 71% of drivers globally and 53% of drivers within the UK consider you should buy a full self-driving automobile at this time. Thatcham believes that improper advertising by carmakers, utilizing terminology akin to “semi-autonomous” or “self-driving”, is fuelling the misinformation. Matthew Avery, Director of Analysis at Thatcham, commented: “Some carmakers are....

Cops Get well Stolen Krispy Kreme Supply Van, Give Donuts to The Homeless

They are saying cops love nothing greater than a donut with their cup of espresso, however officers from the Clearwater Police love the neighborhood extra. So when Krispy Kreme Doughnuts rewarded them with a whole van crammed with the sugary treats, they donated the loot to the homeless. It began the opposite day, when a supply van from Krispy Kreme Doughnuts was reported stolen in Lake Metropolis, Florida. Cops from the Clearwater Police tracked it down in… (proceed studying >>)

Audi R8 V10 Plus Coupe Competitors Bundle for the U.S. Priced at $237,350

One of the performance-oriented fashions in the marketplace immediately, Audi’s R8 two-seater sports activities automotive, is about to get even meaner and extra highly effective due to a restricted particular version the Germans are planning for the U.S. market. The already souped up R8 V10 Plus coupe might be fitted with a Competitors bundle that features just about all of the out there Audi Sport efficiency components. The carmaker plans to construct a 10-unit li… (proceed studying >>)

BMW M4 Coupe Drag Races Practice, Ends in Perplexity

What do you guess occurs while you pit a automobile in opposition to a prepare in a race? After 1 / 4 mile or so of quick driving, which ones do you suppose reaches the end line, or on this case the crossing, first? Again in September, German carmaker BMW introduced the launch of a brand new advertising and marketing marketing campaign known as M City. An effort… (proceed studying >>)

2019 Porsche 911 Noticed in Dubai Site visitors, Launch Imminent

With this 12 months marking Porsche’s 70th anniversary, the carmaker is engaged on loads of birthday presents to itself and crucial one must be the all-new 992 Neunelfer. Take a look at vehicles for the 2019 Porsche 911 may be seen everywhere in the world, with a contemporary instance of this coming from Dubai. As you will get to see within the piece of footage on the backside of the web page, the 911 Carrera (S) prototype we have now right here remains to be camouflaged, … (proceed studying >>)

First Ticket Issued For Smoking Pot in Automotive Issued in Winnipeg After Legalization

Some hours in the past, marijuana turned authorized in Canada. That is perhaps cause to have a good time in case you stay within the nation, however it doesn’t imply you need to neglect concerning the legislation – and it clearly bans you from smoking it or consuming edibles when on the wheel. Inside an hour of marijuana legalization throughout the nation, the primary ticket for smoking pot inside a automotive was issued in Winnipeg. The police went public with it, in a bid to rai… (proceed studying >>)

Lamborghini Aventador Rear Bumper Delete Exhibits Up in LA, Seems Off

When one comes throughout a automobile that is lacking its rear bumper, the traditional response is to consider a crash. Nonetheless, this is not at all times the case, as you would possibly’ve seen a number of Lamborghinis with lacking rear aprons – the delete operation was requested by the house owners, as is the case with the Aventador we’re right here to showcase. The case of Lamborghini Aventador rear bumper delete was lately noticed in Los Angeles and, as you possibly can e… (proceed studying >>)

Mazda Miata Nurburgring Close to Crash Is a Fast Driving Lesson

Lapping the Nurburgring in a Mazda Miata is likely one of the greatest methods to do it, because the underpowered nature of the rear-wheel-drive toy permits one to take issues step by step and turn into acquainted with the Inexperienced Hell. In spite of everything, Koenigsegg check driver Robert Serwanski does&lt… (proceed studying >>)

Authorized Pot is Unhealthy for Driving, Says IIHS

The largest information this week for pot-smoking lovers is that Canada is a weed-friendly countriy now, after it grew to become the second nation on this planet to permit possession and use of leisure hashish, after Uruguay. Within the U.S., there are ten states the place leisure use marijuana is authorized and 37 the place it may be used for medical functions. And that’s an issue, the Insurance coverage Institute for Freeway Security (IIHS) says. &… (proceed studying >>)

Volkswagen Begins Manufacturing of SEAT Tarraco in Wolfsburg

Launched because the Spanish proposal for the three rows of seats phase of the market, the SEAT Tarraco has begun rolling off meeting strains this week in Germany, not Spain, on the Wolfsburg facility.. This isn’t the primary time in historical past when Volkswagen’s major manufacturing hub assembles automobiles aside from VW fashions, however is the primary time in 20 years to take action. At Wolfsburg, Volkswagen constructed through the years s… (proceed studying >>)

SPYSHOTS: 2019 Yamaha Tracer 900 GT in Malaysia

Noticed on the R&R space within the neighborhood of the Hong Leong Malaysia manufacturing facility in Sungai Buloh, Selangor have been a trio of Yamaha Tracers, Yamaha’s providing to the adventure-touring market. On this collection of images despatched in by a reader, one the bike bears the Tracer 900 GT and Yamaha badges, whereas the opposite two, regardless of the hidden branding, carry the matte blue paintwork of the brand new Tracer 700 GT. Nonetheless, it was unable to be decided if the engines have been the three-cylinder of the MT-09 or the two-cylinder of the MT-07. If we have been to say the matte blue machines are the Tracer 700 GT, there are variations within the look of the engine and swingarm. It is because the Tracer 700 GT has a radiator hose main from the water pump to the fitting aspect of the engine, which seems to....

No toll abolishment, however govt decrease charges, off-peak reductions, no will increase – Works Minister

In the event you’re nonetheless holding on to the unrealistic dream of toll-free highways, right here’s one other reminder. Works minister Baru Bian has reiterated that there shall be no abolishment of tolled roads till the nation’s funds have recovered. Nevertheless, the federal government is sure measures to ease the burden on motorists’ wallets, Malay Mail stories. “The federal government is not going to abolish tolls however we’re discussing on discovering options. This consists of reducing the toll charges, granting share reductions throughout off peak hours and perhaps not elevating the toll charges within the subsequent two to 3 years. “We is not going to abolish tolled highways till we attain a stage the place our nation’s fiscal place is steady and has recovered to a wholesome place,” he stated in reply to a query by Sungai Besar MP Muslimin Yahaya in parliament. When Pasir Mas MP Ahmad Fadhli Shaari....

2019 Benelli RFS150iLE restricted version – RM7,488

If you happen to really feel the Yamaha Y15ZR and Honda RS150R supercubs are somewhat too mainstream, the 2019 Benelli RFS150iLE Restricted Version would possibly go well with the invoice at RM7,488. Coming in a restricted manufacturing run of 5,000 models, the RFS150iLE is clad within the Italian Tri-Colore, commemorating the birthplace of the Benelli model. As a part of the exclusivity – a certificates of possession with the signature of Marco Bellucci, Chief Technical Director of Benelli, is supplied – of the RFS150iLE, adjustable brake and clutch levers are customary. On the rear finish a Kayaba monoshock is fitted with the entrance finish propped up by non-adjustable upside-down forks and white pinstripes grace the entrance and rear wheels. Energy for the RFS150iLE comes from a liquid-cooled, triple-spark, single cylinder 149 cc energy plant that produces 15.5 hp at Eight,500 rpm and 13 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm. The....

SEAT Tarraco SUV manufacturing begins in Wolfsburg

For the primary time in about 20 years, Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg plant is producing a mannequin of one other group model – the SEAT Tarraco. The Spanish model’s flagship SUV makes use of an extended model of the VW Group’s modular MQB platform and rolls off the manufacturing line along with the Volkswagen Tiguan SUV and Touran MPV. The step in the direction of multi-brand manufacturing will enhance the capability deployment of Volkswagen’s primary plant. The SEAT Tarraco manufacturing is a part of the “Pact for the Future” concluded by the corporate and the Works Council on the finish of 2016. The pact is a far-reaching timetable for enhancing the financial viability of the Volkswagen model and inserting the corporate on a agency footing for the longer term. “A reliable, globally main manufacturing community throughout the group is without doubt one of the largest levers for effectivity enhancement. The SEAT Tarraco....

Skoda Kodiaq GT – China-only SUV coupe debuts

Such is the pull of the Chinese language market that the nation’s SUV “coupé” craze has piqued the curiosity of any carmaker price its salt. Even the eminently sensible Skoda has been sucked into this aesthetics-led pattern with the introduction of the Kodiaq GT particularly for the Center Kingdom – becoming a member of the additionally China-only Kamiq, the Karoq and the common Kodiaq. Unveiled forward of its world premiere on the Guangzhou Motor Present, the GT will get the same old low-slung roofline that slopes on the rear in the direction of the raked rear windscreen. The remainder is as per the usual Kodiaq, apart from the redesigned entrance air inlet, body-coloured facet sills, reshaped tail lights and a brand new rear diffuser with a full-width reflector strip and twin spherical tailpipes. The GT can also be the primary Skoda to get the model identify spelt out in particular....

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2018 Toyota Rush launched in Malaysia – new 1.5L engine, Pre-Collision System, est from RM93ok

UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) at present launched the all-new Toyota Rush, which is obtainable in two locally-assembled (CKD) variants – 1.5G and 1.5S – with costs estimated to start out from RM93,000 for the previous and RM98,000 for the latter. Visually, the seven-seater has been fully redesigned and now sports activities an MPV-SUV crossover look that isn’t not like the Honda BR-V. Styling cues on the entrance look like influenced by the bigger Fortuner, and embrace a tapered, four-slat grille that’s flanked by slim LED headlamps with notched indicators on the 1.5S (the 1.5G will get halogen items as an alternative). The decrease apron is segmented into the sections, with these within the corners being devoted to the round fog lamps (1.5S solely) and fake inlets, and the center one an precise consumption. Considered as a complete, the mixture of blacked-out and body-coloured areas create a distinguished ‘X design’ on....

Malaysian car gross sales knowledge for Sept 2018 by model

It’s to nobody’s shock that automotive gross sales plunged in September, following the tip of the tax vacation. Nonetheless, it’s not a lot as a result of costs are up (vs zero% GST), however as a result of the unprecedented tax vacation has depleted the shares of most automotive corporations, who weren’t ready for the frenzy. Information from the Malaysian Automotive Affiliation (MAA) confirmed whole of 31,241 automobiles have been delivered in September, which is 52% decrease than the 65,551 items recorded in August. 12 months-on-year, September gross sales have been 23% or 9,715 items decrease than the corresponding month in 2017. In the meantime, whole trade quantity as of September 2018 is 454,971 items, 7% greater than the 425,678 items from the primary 9 months of final yr. As you’ll be able to see from the breakdown by model chart beneath, it’s a sea or crimson, and each model....

Secret tech of the Tesla Mannequin three

Look past Tesla’s EV ingenuity and also you’ll discover extra intelligent stuff below the pores and skin of its new saloon Relating to Tesla, consideration is often centered on its manufacturing struggles, the most recent actions of firm founder Elon Musk or, from a expertise perspective, its pure-electric powertrains. However with the Mannequin three, the agency can be aiming to pioneer a brand new strategy to chassis and suspension design. Tesla’s strategy to designing these areas, that are essential parts in defining a automotive’s character and desirability, didn’t comply with typical automotive business observe for quantity automotive manufacturing. Autocar spoke completely with numerous Tesla engineers to realize an perception into that improvement course of. Most producers lately construct main new fashions from a platform or structure, however when it got here to the design of the Mannequin three’s chassis and suspension, Tesla engineer caught with a ‘first ideas’ clean-sheet strategy.....

BMW: we use Nurburgring for extra than simply setting lap occasions

Familiarity lets engineers focus on what the automobile is doing, as a substitute of the stopwatch Testing on the Nurburgring is extra essential for permitting engineers to have the ability to tune automobiles with out distractions than it’s for setting quickest lap occasions, in response to BMW’s driving dynamics boss Peter Langen. Talking in reference to the brand new BMW three Collection, Z4 and eight Collection, all of which can launch this 12 months, Langen mentioned that he believes extra profit comes from his familiarity with the famed circuit than his potential to drive automobiles rapidly round it. “The important thing level is that it’s lengthy, difficult, has many surfaces and nook sorts, but I do know it nicely sufficient to have the ability to drive it with the capability to pay attention 100% on what the automobile is doing,” he mentioned. “There’s room for setting quickest lap occasions after....

Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Facelift Reveals Tweaked Design

The V8-powered GLC 63 & GLC 63 Coupe duo have been revealed in the course of the spring of 2017. However as a result of Mercedes is revising the whole GLC vary, each are on the brink of obtain some beauty adjustments. The 2 have been noticed final week on the Nurburgring, and it is there that these specific spyshots have been taken. They present predictably small adjustments for what’s already essentially the most over-engined mannequin on this phase, a veritable Hellcat o… (proceed studying >>)

Audi A1 Metropolis Carver “allroad” Makes Surprising Spyshots Debut

Audi is making the automotive that no one requested for. These are the primary spyshots of the jacked up model of its new A1 Sportback, believed to be known as the A1 Metropolis Carver. Again within the early 2010’s, every time a brand new Audi got here out, individuals would render a capturing brake Three-door or an “allroad quattro” model. After all, the German automaker by no means put any of them into manufacturing as a result of they’re foolish and would not promote.&lt… (proceed studying >>)

J.D. Energy 2018 Malaysia Gross sales Satisfaction Index – Nissan takes high spot forward of Isuzu, Honda, Toyota

J.D. Energy has introduced its 2018 Malaysia Gross sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) Research, which is a complete evaluation of the new-vehicle buy and supply expertise primarily based on responses from 2,477 automobile consumers who purchased their vehicles between September 2017 and Could 2018. For the 16th yr of the research, J.D. Energy redesigned the six weighted elements that affected general buyer satisfaction with the new-vehicle buy expertise. These embody vendor gross sales advisor (26%); dealership facility (25%); supply course of (19%); understanding the deal (14%); paperwork completion (14%); and dealership web site (2%). Based mostly on the outcomes, Nissan managed to leap final yr’s leaders, Isuzu and Toyota, to take its place on the very high with a rating of 812 factors (following a 1,000-point scale). Coming in second place is Isuzu with 797 factors, whereas third place Honda (795 factors) improved upon its place from final yr to overhaul....

MITI obtained 14 proposals for brand spanking new nationwide automobile venture

Right here’s an replace on the brand new nationwide automobile venture (NNCP). The federal government’s invitation for NNCP proposals from the non-public sector has closed, and the ministry of worldwide commerce and trade (MITI) has in hand 14 proposals. This was revealed by MITI deputy minister Dr Ong Kian Ming in parliament immediately, reported by The Star. Ong reiterated that the NNCP can be totally pushed by the non-public sector and the federal government would solely give choose help based mostly on the capabilities of the corporate concerned. “I imagine the suggestion to conduct an financial impression research for the venture is suitable and truthful, however we have to get a transparent path first as we have now but to check the proposals given by the non-public corporations and people on the venture. To be able to perform the financial impression report, we have now to get readability first on....

2019 Mazda three will get teased forward of November debut

Mazda has launched a brand new teaser video of what’s possible the all-new Mazda three, which is slated to be unveiled in November this 12 months. Throughout the firm’s latest Know-how Briefing, it was already made recognized “leadoff batter” of its next-generation line-up can be making its public debut on the Los Angeles Auto Present, which coincidentally additionally takes place in November. As is the case with most teasers, you get to see little or no and are left with loads of questions after you’re finished. The car proven seems to be within the type of a hatchback and really carefully resembles the Kai Idea that was revealed on the 2017 Tokyo Motor Present. Given Mazda’s observe file of changing its ideas into manufacturing prepared fashions, this isn’t a lot of a shock to us. Anyway, what are the notable cues? For starters, the C-pillar is noticeably giant right here....

2019 Acura NSX GT3 Evo – track-only racer up to date

It’s been a number of months for the reason that Acura NSX GT3 began started its competitors life, and Acura Motorsports has now revealed an enhanced model of the race automobile. That is the NSX GT3 Evo, which is able to start its assault on varied race tracks all over the world from 2019. Nonetheless based mostly on the road-going NSX (additionally branded as a Honda in different markets), the up to date race automobile now comes with revised bodywork, together with a brand new entrance splitter, diffuser and rear bumper. These components are stated to assist enhance cooling, present higher steadiness, in addition to scale back drag for larger high speeds. The powertrain additionally sees some enhancements with new turbochargers for the three.5 litre DOHC V6 engine, which Honda says supplies higher throttle response, increase management and gas financial system. Elsewhere, there’s improved and calibrations for the automobile’s anti-lock....

UK Parking Operator Gives Free Parking For Plastic Bottles

Think about this: free parking should you convey your empty plastic bottles – it’s a traditional win-win state of affairs. Parking operator CitiPark is finishing up this experiment at its web site in Leeds, England, all through October, with plans to increase this system past that if it proves successful. The initiative is supposed to encourage drivers to be extra environmentally accountable by utilizing free parking as incentive, (proceed studying >>)

Ferrari Hybrid Supercar Spied Lapping Fiorano Observe, Sounds Like a V6?

It is no secret that Ferrari is presently working to hybridize an essential a part of its future car vary. And whereas the LaFerrari was a mere gas-electric experiment, the corporate is presently engaged on a extra critical (plug-in) hybrid, which might supply lowered emissions and a good all-electric vary. Properly, a prototype of the Ferrari hybrid was lately noticed testing. As you will discover within the pice of footage on the backside of the web page, the gas-elec… (proceed studying >>)

Porsche Confirms Electrical SUV By 2022, Electrical Sports activities Automotive Additionally Thought-about

Though Porsche had its fair proportion of economic drawbacks due to the Volkswagen Group-wide Dieselgate scandal, the Germans are trying in the direction of the long run with electrification on their thoughts. After the Taycan four-door sedan goes official in 2019, “you’ll be able to anticipate an SUV BEV by 2022 on the newest” in accordance with finance director Lutz Meschke. Talking to (proceed studying >>)

Metropolis of London units goal to be UK’s first zero emission zone

The Metropolis of London is plotting a congestion cost, zero emission zone and 15mph velocity restrict New transport technique for London’s enterprise district plans to chop car use by half, and introduce 15mph velocity restrict The Metropolis of London is aiming to scale back motor site visitors by half inside the subsequent 25 years and make the capital’s monetary centre Britain’s first large-scale zero emission zone. The town and county, which is called the Sq. Mile and incorporates the center of London’s enterprise district, has developed its first long-term transport technique as a plan for future funding following a public session course of.  Chris Hayward, the Metropolis’s planning and transportation chief, stated that the plan would “future-proof this world-class, rising enterprise and tradition centre.” Greater than 500,000 individuals work within the space, and Hayward stated that 93% commute in by way of public transport. The technique subsequently will put a precedence on pedestrians, together with the....

Porsche Taycan Reveals Up on Nurburgring, Will get Nearer to Manufacturing

The Porsche Taycan, which got here to the world because the Mission E, is getting nearer to its manufacturing, with prototypes of the electrical car being noticed in a number of elements of the world. And a take a look at automobile has lately been seen on the Nurburgring, as you will get to note within the piece of footage on the backside of the web page. Do not enable the fake exhaust ideas, which have been on the take a look at vehicles for fairly some time now, to trick you into belie… (proceed studying >>)

Volvo XC40 T4 2018 UK evaluate

We attempt Volvo’s funky XC40 with the most recent T4 four-cylinder petrol engine to see if it makes the compact SUV an much more interesting bundle Based on Volvo, this T4-engined XC40 is about to be the best-selling model of its funky compact SUV. Waning client curiosity in autos fuelled from the black pump on the service station signifies that their petrol-powered range-mates are commanding an ever rising share of the gross sales combine – to the purpose the place the T4 and recently-introduced T3, which we just lately drove on UK roads, are anticipated to account for 50% of all XC40 gross sales.The place that entry-level three-cylinder T3 mannequin is offered solely with a mix of front-wheel-drive and six-speed handbook transmission – for now, at the least –  the four-pot T4 comes as customary with an eight-speed auto ‘field that sends drive to the wheels at each axles. On this iteration,....

Drugged-Up Driver Drives Three-Wheeled Citroen on The Freeway, Will get Arrested

A younger man in Larger Manchester, England, didn’t simply get behind the wheel of a automobile after taking medication: he drove a automobile that was so banged-up that cops couldn’t even imagine their eyes after they arrested him. It occurred final week, after involved motorists began calling in on the North West Motorway Police to report a pink (proceed studying >>)

Volkswagen to Promote Automobiles On-line From 2020

The Web has vastly helped these available in the market for a brand new automotive higher weigh their selections. There’s presently no carmaker that doesn’t have some kind of configurator up an working. However how about really shopping for a automotive on-line, like say when buying a Kindle, paying it together with your bank card after which have it delivered to an handle someplace? (proceed studying >>)

Math Instructor Leaves Youngster in Automotive For 10 Hours Whereas She Works

A 30-year-old lady from North Augusta, South Carolina, has been arrested and is beneath investigation after it emerged that she left her little one in her automobile for 10 straight hours whereas she labored. The incident occurred final Friday, when Raquel Drayton Stevens went to work on the North Augusta Center College, the place she’s a math instructor, (proceed studying >>)

Diesel Automobiles Nonetheless Cleaner Than Electrical Ones, New Examine Finds

The relentless conflict between these advocating for the fast adoption of electrical vehicles and their detractors entered a brand new stage on Tuesday after a brand new research was revealed by Bloomberg on behalf of Berylls Technique Advisors.  As nearly all carmakers that matter introduced intensive plans to both go absolutely electrical or hybridize their fashions, crops that manufacture electrical automotive batteries are working in overdrive, making an attempt to maintain up … (proceed studying >>)

Thieves Steal Audi SQ5 in 30 Seconds, The Outdated-Customary Method

That’s why we are able to’t have good issues: that’s the conclusion one man from Birmingham, England, arrived after thieves stole his model new Audi SQ5 proper from his driveway, the old school method. When stealing vehicles is changing into extra a matter of being tech-savvy, three thieves from Birmingham selected to do it the old school method, breaking dow… (proceed studying >>)

1,500 HP Porsche 911 Turbo S Units 1/Four-Mile World Report with Wonderful eight.7s Run

Sure drag racers on the market have a factor for anniversaries or at the least mounted dates and evidently Ekanoo Racing is considered one of them. We’re referring to a Bahrain-based racing crew that has a factor for world data, with the crew having not too long ago acquired such an accolade whereas utilizing a Porsche 911 Turbo S. We’ll begin by reminding you that Ekanoo’s 991-generation Turbo S (proceed studying >>)

Watch Audi Bid Emotional Farewell to Mercedes-Benz as DTM Season Ends

The 2018 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) season concluded this previous weekend at Hockenheim, with the Mercedes-AMG workforce snatching one other title within the decades-long competitors. It is usually to be its final, at the least for the foreseeable future. The DTM workforce roster is extraordinarily restricted, with solely three carmakers collaborating till this 12 months, Audi, (proceed studying >>)

1,400 HP Lamborghini Huracan Leaves Highway whereas Drag Racing Hayabusa, Will get Fortunate

Does anyone want one other instance of why road racing is harmful? In fact not, however we’ll deliver you one anyway, since this includes the type of machine one hardly ever will get to see on the road. To be extra exact, the shenanigan that introduced us right here includes a Lamborghini Huracan Performante and a pair of Suzuki Hayabusas. The rate instruments obtained collectively at evening, with their stunt being a part of a wild road racing session. In reality, … (proceed studying >>)

Facelifted Lexus RC: costs and specs introduced

Lexus’ up to date Audi A5 rival will go on sale on 1 November, priced from £38,800 After its public reveal on the Paris motor present, Lexus has launched UK pricing and spec particulars for the up to date RC coupé. Because of go on sale on 1 November, the BMW four Sequence rival is priced from £38,800 for the bottom variant, which is supplied with equipment similar to entrance and rear parking sensors, a reversing digital camera, keyless entry, sat-nav and 18-inch alloys. The mid-range F-Sport mannequin introduces sportier bodywork and inside upgrades, alongside LED headlights and an adaptive suspension system. An elective Takumi pack provides a 17 speaker Mark Levinson sound system, a heated steering wheel and a sunroof for an additional £2,000. Topping the vary is the fully-loaded RC Takumi, priced at £45,800. Along with minor styling alterations, Lexus has made aerodynamic tweaks to the RC, in addition to revising the....

Volkswagen to overtake vendor gross sales mannequin in 2020

VW will refresh its gross sales community with new on-line gross sales channel forward of ID model launch Volkswagen has introduced sweeping organisational modifications to its dealership and gross sales community all through Europe because it prepares for the launch of its ID electrical automobile sub-brand.  On the coronary heart of the modifications is a brand new on-line gross sales and repair channel that can enable Volkswagen to promote automobiles on to prospects in addition to supply particular person mobility companies. The channel additionally lets it monitor buyer driving habits and supply over-the-air software program updates by a collection of latest connectivity choices to be made obtainable on future fashions. Will probably be supported by a community of metropolis showrooms and pop-stores which were conceived to carry Volkswagen nearer to potential prospects in a transfer aimed toward making the German automotive maker’s gross sales organisation extra versatile and environment friendly. “We’ll study extra about....