Daily Archives: May 21, 2018

Jaguar product boss hints at second sports car

Plans for a second Jaguar sports car appear to have picked up steam internally. Jaguar product boss Hanno Kirner has hinted the brand has plans for a potential family of sports cars. He told Autocar in a Monday report that the F-Type has been a major success and that Jaguar loves sports cars. "I use the plural quite deliberately," he said, hinting at a...

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Air jets on motorcycles could prevent crashes

Auto industry supplier Bosch is working on some pretty experimental technology to keep motorcyclists safer, and one of the projects involves air jets. Yes, air jets on a motorcycle. Bosch revealed the experimental project last Thursday. It uses a sensor to detect wheel slip. When the motorcycle's wheels begin to slide sideways, due to gravel, rain, or other...

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Jaguar product boss hints at second sports car

Plans for a second Jaguar sports car appear to have picked up steam internally. Jaguar product boss Hanno Kirner has hinted the brand has plans for a potential family of sports cars. He told Autocar in a Monday report that the F-Type has been a major success and that Jaguar loves sports cars. "I use the plural quite deliberately," he said, hinting at a...

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Air jets on motorcycles could prevent crashes

Auto industry supplier Bosch is working on some pretty experimental technology to keep motorcyclists safer, and one of the projects involves air jets. Yes, air jets on a motorcycle. Bosch revealed the experimental project last Thursday. It uses a sensor to detect wheel slip. When the motorcycle's wheels begin to slide sideways, due to gravel, rain, or other...

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Jaguar product boss hints at second sports car

Plans for a second Jaguar sports car appear to have picked up steam internally. Jaguar product boss Hanno Kirner has hinted the brand has plans for a potential family of sports cars. He told Autocar in a Monday report that the F-Type has been a major success and that Jaguar loves sports cars. "I use the plural quite deliberately," he said, hinting at a...

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FCA looks to retool Italian plans for upscale models

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne is set to unveil a company wide-strategy on June 1, his last such strategy announcement before his retirement next year. According to a report the strategy will outline a major restructuring of FCA's Italian plants to focus on upscale cars. Citing sources familiar with the plan, Bloomberg on Friday reported...

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Compact EV will be first Mercedes sourced from France

Mercedes-Benz on Friday announced plans to add production of a compact electric car at its plant in Hambach, France. The plant is the home of the Smart brand and has more than a decade of experience building electric cars, specifically Smart's EQ ForTwo and EQ ForFour (previously Electric Drive). The new model will be branded a Mercedes, marking the first...

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave wedding in an electric E-Type

Saturday's royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wasn't just about the dress, as there were an assortment of interesting British cars in service throughout the event. One of the standouts was the Jaguar E-Type Zero, an electric version of the iconic sports car that Harry and his new wife drove from Windsor Castle to the reception at...

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2019 Audi S6 Avant spy shots

Audi engineers are hard at work developing a redesigned S6 and one of the prototypes has just been spotted. The prototype is for the wagon body style, referred to by Audi as an Avant. Audi has already revealed the new A6 Avant (shown below), which means the sportier S6 Avant can't be far. It should debut alongside an S6 sedan late this year or early next...

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