Cadillac reveals Lyriq electric SUV in a bid to revitalize luxury brand

Cadillac Lyriq

General Motors on Thursday revealed the first in a series of Cadillac electric vehicles, part of a bid to revamp the flagging luxury brand and make inroads in a market so far dominated by electric automaker Tesla. The Cadillac Lyriq, an all-electric mid-size SUV, is set to start US production in 2022. Shortly before that, production will start in […]

Ferrari’s orders accelerate after coronavirus hit to full-year outlook

Ferrari 488 Challenge

Ferrari has trimmed its full-year earnings forecast on Monday following the decline in second-quarter income of about 60% because of the impact of the coronavirus crisis but said orders were “very strong,” sending the luxury automaker’s shares increased almost 4%. Chief Executive Louis Camilleri informed analysts that last quarter’s order book was up double digits […]

Ferrari makes parts to turn snorkel masks into covid-19 kit

Images of Ferrari 812 Superfast

Luxury automaker Ferrari has started making parts to convert snorkel masks into respirators for treating patients with covid-19 coronavirus and protecting medical workers. The idea of adapting the masks, originally suggested by Italian engineers, is now being used in several countries to deal with the increase in demand for respirators during the pandemic. Ferrari on […]

Ford Mustang is the best selling American muscle car in 2019

Ford Mustang Mach-E

Three months after the Dodge Challenger had beaten the Ford Mustang away on the third-quarter reports, the car pulled away for a significant full-year win among American muscle cars. Ford moved 17,124 in the fourth quarter to complete 2019 at 72,489, thus beating the Challenger’s ultimate tally of 60,997. Dodge sold 18,301 of the aging coupes – […]

Former BMW executive Markus Duesmann tasked with reinventing Audi

Audi 2019 e-tron

Volkswagen on Friday selected former BMW executive Markus Duesmann to reinvent Audi as the German premium brand appears to have lost key engineering know-how and influence following the 2015 diesel-cheating scandal. Duesmann will become chief executive of Audi and together with that he will take on board level responsibility for research and development at Volkswagen […]

Lexus, Infiniti luxury car brands find ways to combat Tesla, German rivals

Toyota Lexus LC500

Japanese luxury car brands Lexus and Infiniti used the Detroit auto show to check new methods to regain momentum against Germany’s prominent automakers and Silicon Valley’s Tesla Inc. Toyota Motor’s Lexus brand revealed at Detroit its “LF-1 Limitless” concept SUV model, signaling that Lexus may begin to focus more on SUVs than its traditional large […]

Plan for all-electric cars by 2030 not practical, says Mercedes-Benz India

New Mercedes Benz S-Class, 2017 Shanghai Motor Show

The Mercedes-Benz India CEO said electric rush neither viable nor wise Luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz has prompted the government of India “not to rush with the all-electric vehicles push” and therefore foreclose much better technological options for future generations as the world is racing to work on hydrogen and not electricity. The automaker also called for […]