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Ford Mustang Hybrid Rumored to Pack 400 HP

Ford Motor Company has already confirmed plans to produce a hybrid version of the Mustang. While we've gotten confirmation, the company has yet to offer details other than saying it will offer V-8-like performance, but "with more low-end torque."  While Ford may not be ready to offer more details, that's not stopping the rumor mill from churning. According to a…

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Polestar 1 Will Cost $155,000

Volvo's new electric performance brand has announced pricing for its first model. The Polestar 1 performance coupe will set buyers back by $155,000 in the U.S. and Europe.  The six-figure price tag yields quite a lot of car for buyers. The Polestar 1 is powered by a hybrid powertrain that generates 600 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque; plenty to…

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Electric BMW iX3 to be Imported From China

This week BMW revealed a concept version of its first battery-electric SUV, the iX3 Concept. The thinly-veiled concept is offering up a preview of the brand's first electric SUV, which will be imported to Europe and the U.S. from China.  BMW plans to begin producing the iX3 in 2020 at its joint-venture plant in Shenyang, according to joint-venture partner Brilliance China Automotive…

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Infiniti Confirms Electrified Sedan Plans

Infiniti has confirmed plans for a new electrified platform to underpin several future models. One such future model is expected to be the redesigned Q70 sedan.  The announcement was made at an event ahead of this week's Beijing auto show, where the luxury brand will announce plans for five new vehicles for the Chinese market, including a new sedan. Infiniti…

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Amazon, GM Team Up For In-Car Deliveries

Amazon seems to be everywhere these days, including in your vehicle. General Motors and the online retailer have announced today that over 7 million GM owners can now opt in for in-car delivery of their Amazon orders through Amazon Key.  “Partnering with Amazon to leverage our embedded in-vehicle connectivity gives Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac owners the option to conveniently…

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Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury Concept is a Tall Sedan

Photos of the Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury Concept have leaked ahead of its schedule debut. The leak has invalidated reports that this ultra-lux concept is foreshadowing the next GLS Class. Instead, this concept is some kind of tall sedan thing.  Honestly from the photos it's difficult to categorize this vehicle into a specific segment. It looks like a sedan, but appears…

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Hyundai Pickup Still Two Years Away

Hyundai is apparently in no hurry to get a pickup truck to market. The company has confirmed a production version of the Hyundai Santa Cruz concept is still at least two years away.  In speaking with Motor Trend, Brian Smith, chief operating officer of Hyundai Motor America explicitly stated a pickup will not arrive in Hyundai showrooms this year or next. Specifically,…

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Ford F-150 Diesel Will Net 30 MPG Highway

Ford Motor Company will take the lead when it comes to half-ton pickup truck fuel economy. The 2018 Ford F-150 will be rated at 30 mph highway when equipped with the company's new diesel engine offering.  The automaker had previously said it was targeting 30 mpg with the PowerStroke diesel V-6, but official EPA ratings were just revealed this week.…

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2019 Lexus ES Revealed Before Beijing Debut

After photos of the 2019 Lexus ES leaked, the company has decided to just issue a real-deal photo. The above shot shows off the latest Lexus, which is wearing an LS-inspired design theme.  Two sentences accompany the ES photo. "The all-new ES springs from a reimagined luxury equation. Engaging design, athletic performance, and renowned refinement transform Lexus's most popular sedan." Clearly details of the…

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