Infiniti to sell only electrified vehicles as of 2025
Infiniti is accelerating their electrification plans. Nissan’s luxury brand will sell 100% electric and hybrid cars, starting in 2025 rather than going it halfway. Infiniti is previewing said electric future in Detroit, where the QX Inspiration Concept is currently in the limelight.
Ford presents Explorer Hybrid in Detroit
At the Detroit Auto Show, Ford presented the next generation of the SUV Explorer. This time round they present a hybrid variant for the first time so that will add some electricity to the powertrain for a combined 318 horsepower.
Ford & Volkswagen tying the knot a little tighter
It is a ‘yes’ indeed for Volkswagen and Ford. The two carmakers put an end to rumours as they announce details on the extent of their alliance for the first time in Detroit. They want to begin to develop new vans and medium-size pick-up trucks together starting in 2022 and continue to look into other […]
Lexus presents convertible version of LC Coupé (Video)
Rumours about a convertible version of the Lexus LC sports car seem to be coming true. At the NAIAS in Detroit, Toyota’s luxury brand now presents the corresponding model called the LC Convertible Concept. The production version is expected before the year’s end.
VW adds MEB capacity to U.S. plant in Chattanooga
Volkswagen has found the first production site for electric cars in North America: The Chattanooga plant in the US state of Tennessee will expand to build vehicles based on the modular electrification platform MEB. VW is investing around 700 million euros in the extension of the plant.
Nissan IMs Concept exercises full autonomy
At NAIAS, Nissan is presenting the IMs Concept, a study of a fully electrically powered sports saloon designed for autonomous driving. The drive comes from one electric motor per axle that all-together mobilise 360 kW of power and 800 Nm of torque.
New rumours about VW and Ford alliance
Rumours of an extensive cooperation between VW and Ford in the fields of electric mobility and self-driving vehicles are now becoming more concrete. The extended cooperation is to be made public next Tuesday at the Detroit Motor Show.
All Infiniti models to be electric by 2021
Nissan wants to electrify the line-up of its premium brand Infiniti by 2021. All new models will be either all-electric or bear Nissan’s e-Power-Technologie, Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa told the industry in Detroit.
Lexus premiers LF-1 Limitless at NAIAS in Detroit
Lexus reveals the LF-1 Limitless at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The concept can host all forms of electric drives, from fuel cell to PHEV as well as EV or a simple hybrid. The design study previews Lexus’ future models.
Luck comes standard.
At the Detroit Auto Show, Chinese carmaker GAC presented its WitStar concept, featuring one stand-out detail – the rear armrest doubles as a fish tank. Or the tank as an armrest, we’re not sure. While this one is filled with plastic fish only, it could be a selling point for some Chinese, as water can represent luck and fortune.