Mahindra's Automobili Pininfarina now officially a standalone EV brand

We first got word last month, and how we have the official announcement: Indian automaker Mahindra has launched Automobili Pininfarina as a new standalone sustainable luxury vehicle brand, with plans for a new electric hypercar in 2020. The company will be a client of Italian design house Pininfarina SpA, known for its work with Ferrari […]

Cadillac Escalade gets $10,000 discount to ward off Navigator

Cadillac is once again defending its full-size luxury Escalade SUV from assault by the hot-selling Lincoln Navigator, offering $ 10,000 discounts to some current customers to keep them from switching brands. The discount, reported by Bloomberg, applies to lessees of 2016 model-year Escalades, with a $ 7,500 discount offered to owners, through May 31. It’s […]

Lexus exploring PHEV, full EV and fuel cell versions of LS flagship

After four years of rumors about a Lexus LS powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, the chief engineer of the flagship sedan says the carmaker’s working on even more options. Toshio Asahi told Australia’sGoAuto that three alternative powertrains — plug-in hybrid, full electric, and hydrogen — are “all on the table” for consideration. Asahi wouldn’t […]

Ricciardo takes unlikely victory in Shanghai at 2018 Chinese Grand Prix

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The smile was broader than ever as Daniel Ricciardo savored a surprise Chinese Grand Prix victory in his own inimitable fashion on Sunday. After chugging champagne out of his sweaty boot in a trademark podium ‘shoey’ celebration as watching mechanics cheered, the beaming and slightly tearful Australian contemplated an astonishing turn of […]

Ferrari's Vettel sets lap record and take pole position for Chinese Grand Prix

SHANGHAI – Ferrari made Formula One rivals sit up and take notice after an ominous show of speed in qualifying for Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix. World championship leader Sebastian Vettel took pole position with a lap more than half a second faster than that of Valtteri Bottas, the fastest of the two Mercedes drivers in […]

Elon Musk agrees robot glut slowed Model 3 production

Tesla’s affordable Model 3 has been trapped in development hell for what seems like ages now, and in an interview with CBS’s Gayle King, CEO Elon Musk offered a little more insight into how the production process has fallen short. While escorting King through the company’s Fremont, California-based factory, Musk conceded that Tesla might’ve been […]

Wireless Android Auto is available for Google phones

JVCKenwood was a tad premature in announcing head units with wireless Android Auto given that phones weren’t officially ready for it, but that support is finally here… more or less. Google has enabled cord-free Android Auto in vehicles that have an Android Auto Wireless-compatible infotainment system (built-in or aftermarket), but only if you have a […]