Coronavirus Could Scuttle Geneva Motor Show

Coronavirus Could Scuttle Geneva Motor Show

Like other major auto shows around the world, this year’s Geneva Motor Show will be significantly downsized, as many as 13 top-tier automakers already announcing they won’t participate. But now, there’s a question of whether the first big European car show of the year...
Audi Updates RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback for 2020

Audi Updates RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback for 2020

Audi’s introduced the next generation of the RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback with an updated exterior look and a powerful 5-cylinder engine. The RS Q3 was among the first of the sporty “SUV coupes” that have become popular, particularly with German automakers. The latest...
Kia Gets Most Bang for its Super Bowl Buck with Seltos Ad

Kia Gets Most Bang for its Super Bowl Buck with Seltos Ad

The television network hosting the Super Bowl wants an exciting close game to draw viewers to drive up advertising rates, and the automakers that ran ads in this year’s big game want that to sales of whatever vehicle is featured in the commercial. Automakers not only...
Subaru CEO Sees Little U.S. Demand for EVs

Subaru CEO Sees Little U.S. Demand for EVs

With the launch of a plug-in hybrid version of its Crosstrek SUV for 2019, Subaru finally seemed ready to get serious about electrifying its line-up, but even while preparing to ramp up production of battery-based vehicles, it’s far from certain how well they will...
Big Payday May Be Coming for Elon Musk

Big Payday May Be Coming for Elon Musk

Tesla shares continue to set new records each day, the stock closing at $524.86 on Monday and surging to yet another record, nearly $540 in midday Tuesday trading. That’s certainly great news for Tesla investors, including CEO Elon Musk, who holds about 34 million...
Audi Bringing Two New Performance Editions to U.S.

Audi Bringing Two New Performance Editions to U.S.

Audi is preparing to launch new performance-oriented variants of a couple of its popular SUVs in the U.S. for the new model year. The 2020 Audi SQ7 serves as the first performance variant of the brand’s newly updated three-row SUV to be sold in the U.S. The Audi SQ8...
Mercedes-Benz Poised to Take Luxury Sales Title Again

Mercedes-Benz Poised to Take Luxury Sales Title Again

The battle for the annual luxury sales crown appears to have been won by Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz, which sold 2.34 million passenger cars in 2019, a 1.3% increased, edging out perennial competitor BMW. Daimler laid claim to the title gain with its ninth consecutive...
VW Raises EV Sales Forecast to 1M Annually by 2023

VW Raises EV Sales Forecast to 1M Annually by 2023

The Volkswagen brand expects to be selling at least 1 million battery-electric vehicles, or BEVs, annually by 2023, the automaker says, moving that target up by a full two years. The announcement by the German automaker also anticipated reaching sales of 1.5 million...