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Audi Sport Boss Confirms Electrified Models Arriving by 2020

Audi Sport isn't hiding the fact the brand will ultimately offering electrified vehicles. In fact, outgoing boss Stephan Winkelmann has confirmed Audi Sport's first battery-electric model will arrive in 2020.  Given Volkswagen Group's quest to electrify many of its models, the fact Audi's performance division has electrification plans is not at all surprising. Winkelmann told AutoCar, "from 2020 onwards, the start of…

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Lamborghini Urus: The 641 HP Super SUV

It's not exactly a surprise, but Lamborghini has finally revealed its Urus SUV. The Italian super car brand has decided it needs to re-join the SUV revolution with a beastly 641 horsepower four-door. The new Urus is sharing some of its underpinnings with the Porsche Cayenne, though Lambo has extensively modified things here. The deep modifications are readily evident by…

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Volkswagen Says Plug-In Hybrids Don't Make Sense For America

Volkswagen Group has shouted from the rooftops that the company has a host of new battery-electric vehicles coming to market, but it's apparently not so hot on plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Simply put, the company is not planning on offering any plug-in hybrids in North America.  The news is a bit perplexing, given Volkswagen has regular hybrid vehicles planned on…

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2019 Audi A7 Revealed

Audi has finally taken the wraps off the second-generation A7. As indicated by recent teaser shots, the new sportback is certainly an evolution of the first-generation model that became so notorious, but Audi has thrown in a number of new cues and tech to keep things interesting.  The A7 exterior is nearly somewhat of an icon with its sportback greenhouse,…

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Porsche Experiments With Car Subscription Service

Porsche is joining the ranks of automakers experimenting with new distribution methods. The German automaker has announced a new pilot program that allows consumers to subscribe to Porsche Passport.  Porsche Passport is the name behind a new subscription service the company is offering to buyers. Instead of simply owning or leasing a Porsche, buyers can subscribe via Passport for $2,000…

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New 2018 Audi A7 Teased

Audi has started the process of teasing the next-generation A7 Sportback. The new version is slated to be formally revealed later this week on Thursday, sporting an evolutionary design theme.  As is usually the case with these teaser shots, not a lot of detail can be uncovered. What we can see is that the general design of the new A7…

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Next Volkswagen Golf, I.D. Electric Car Will Launch Concurrently

Volkswagen has confirmed the company will launch the eight-generation Golf and I.D. electric car nearly concurrently. The move signifies how important both models are to the VW brand as it looks to move past its 2015 diesel emissions scandal, and is perhaps a test of their engineering power.  Jürgen Stackman, board member and head of sales and marketing, confirmed the…

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VW Group's Self-Driving Sedric Hitting Public Roads In 2021

VW Group utilized the Frankfurt Motor Show to confirm plans to bring its self-driving Sedric concept to public roads. Sedric, short for Self-Driving Car, was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year as a concept with Level 5 autonomy. Sedric is actually the first vehicle ever produced with the VW Group badge, which signals the level of development…

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