Mercedes-Benz will present eight new models at the upcoming Munich Motor Show, including another electric car. The luxury automaker is picking up the pace in its electrification plan and has just shared two teaser images of the model, to be called the EQE.
Ford is once again requiring the wearing of masks, this time in its two plants in Kentucky. The company fears an increase in the number of cases, particularly because of the spread of the Delta variant.
Hyundai Canada has released pricing for its Kona model for the year 2022. Interestingly, there are significant price reductions for the electric versions, even as the gas-powered variants get slightly more expensive.
Subaru will unveil its revised 2022 WRX at the upcoming New York Auto Show. The show, which has been postponed twice due to the pandemic, will be the second on American soil this year after the recent Chicago show.
Kia Canada presented an early pre-production version of the EV6 for show and tell. The upcoming all-electric crossover should be ready for market early in 2022.
Consumer Reports magazine has published a list of the 12 engines used in 2010-2019 models that burned the most oil, according to data it has collected. The engines belong to several manufacturers, notably Volvo, Audi, GM, BMW and Subaru. Volkswagen, Acura and Mini also each had an engine on the list of shame.
Volkswagen has presented the Atlas Cross Sport GT Concept, basically the regular SUV given a shock R treatment. VW has no plans that we know of to actually produce and market this performance version here or anywhere, but fans can always try saying Pretty Please.
Rivian wants to build a second plant in North America. The planning process is already underway and several states have expressed interest in receiving the facility. Construction could begin in early 2022.
Hyundai Canada has just released pricing for its 2022 Santa Cruz pickup truck. Some fans that have been waiting for the new model will be disappointed, as the bar is being set higher here than in the U.S.: you won’t be able to get your hands on a Santa Cruz for less than $40,000 CAD, with shipping and preparation costs.
Faced with the ongoing shortage of electronic microchips, GM must slow down production of several pickup trucks in North America. In total, three plants will be idling next week.