Croatian carmaker Rimac Automobili claims to have made the fastest production electric car in the world. Despite the name, it's no longer a concept. The Concept_One will be unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show.
The all-wheel drive car has a 1,088-horsepower engine and will do 0 to 62 mph in 2.6 seconds. It's top speed is about 220 mph.
Rimac plans to build only 8 of them. Cosider yourself fortunate if you get to drive one.
The 100th anniversary of the birth of automaker Feruccio Lamborghini is this year and a new car in his honor will be unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show.
The Centenario will officially bow next week. The rumor is that the supercar is powered by a 770 horsepower 6.5-litre V12 engine. It's also rumored to be all-wheel drive. How about zero-to-62-mph in 2.7 seconds and a top speed of 215 mph?
Production of the Centenario is reportedly limited to 20 units and a convertible variant will also be created.
On Thursday, February 18, 2016 Toyota announced a recall of about 2.9 million sports utility vehicles.
The recall covers RAV4 SUVS from the 2005 through 2014 model years, the RAV4 electric vehicle from 2012 through 2014, sold in North America, and the Vanguard sold in Japan from 2005-2016.
In a severe frontal crash, the seat belts in both second - row window seats could come into contact with a metal seat cushion frame. If this were to happen the seat belts could be cut and not restrain passengers.
The company says it will add plastic covers to the metal frame at no cost to customers. The recall also affects 625,000 vehicles in Europe, 434,000 vehicles in China and 177,000 in Japan.
New car launches affect automaker positioning. The U.S. auto market looks stable for 2016. So the stage is set for General Motors to reintroduce a vehicle that's been in and out of the Chevy line-up since 1964.
The Chevy Malibu
2016 Chevrolet Malibu
The U.S. auto market hasn't been exactly friendly to larger sedans. The market has been ruled by SUVs and trucks. Chevy is most likely taking a larger than normal risk with the Malibu. However the car has potential to make a mark with car buyers this year. The timing is good as Chevy has the Malibu well positioned to grab a decent portion of the market share.
Auto industry watchers have said that the U.S. auto market is ready for a new larger sedan. Malibu just might be the ticket. With four doors, the Malibu will get onto the radar of those who are looking for more room and want a car.
General Motors has been trying to bolster family sedans. That's no secret. Its two major competitors are the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. GM has ambitious sales goals for the vehicle, of between 200,000 to 300,000 units per year.
What makes the Malibu special? Comfort and technology. It has an 8-inch touchscreen and a really cool front end which adds to its upscale look. A 160-hp turbo 1.5-liter four-cylinder is under the hood; a 250-hp turbo 2.0-liter four is optional.
The Chevrolet brand has the name to deliver and with the new Malibu they're positioned to grab a good share of the four door sedan market.
MSRP $22,500 - Lease $418 per month
The hybrid Malibu: 48 mpg city and 45 mpg highway.