Mitsubishi confirmed it will present a new plug-in hybrid SUV concept at the upcoming Tokyo Auto Show in October. We know very little about the vehicle at this point, other than it will be fitted with a hybrid system that’s smaller and more lightweight.
Chevrolet will unveil the convertible version of the mid-engined Corvette C8 on October 2nd. Visually we’ve already seen some previews of what to expect, but we’ll be looking to see that changing the configuration to a removable top will do to the model’s weight… and its price point.
Hyundai has lifted the veil in Frankfurt on the 45 EV, an electric concept car inspired by the first prototype version of the Pony in 1974. The reference is significant, as this new EV marks the beginning of a new chapter in the history of the brand, that of electrification.
BMW has unveiled a Canada-Only version of its M8, called the Competition Coupé Individual Manufaktur Edition. Only 20 of this very limited edition will be made available, and it will set committed buyers back some $200,000 to get one.
Mercedes-Benz lifts the veil on its Vision EQS design study at the 2019 Frankfurt auto show. The concept showcases the brand’s design signature for its future line of electric sedans.
BMW uses its time at the 2019 Frankfurt auto show to introduce the Concept 4, a design study that previews the next-gen 4 Series. The model’s massive front grille is clearly meant to draw attention and we can expect the eventual production version to get a reduced version.
During its turn in the spotlight at the 2019 Frankfurt auto show, Porsche used the occasion to introduce the Carrera 4 variants of its 911 model, now more refined than ever. Both the coupe and convertible versions should be at dealerships by spring of 2020.
Land Rover used the occasion of the 2019 Frankfurt auto show to present, finally, its new 2020 Defender. The styling of the reborn SUV respects the tradition of the nameplate, and a look at the spec sheet hints at impressive off-road capabilities.
Honda and Subaru enjoyed record sales in the month of August in the United States. In particular, the former’s CR-V and the latter’s Crosstrek has their best sales month ever on record. This is at a time when the industry as a whole is on the defensive.
Karim Habib is named head of design at Kia Motors after a stint at Infiniti. Born in Lebanon and Montrealer by adoption, the designer is one of the surest talents in the automotive business, and his appointment at Kia will make some rivals nervous.