Lotus allegedly planning hybrid coupe with over 500 horsepower

Volvo father or mother company Geely is assisting Lotus end its drought of new products. The storied British company is allegedly creating a mid-engined hybrid coupe it will situation as a spiritual successor to the Esprit.

The nonetheless-unnamed product will slot higher than the existing Evora as a extra usable and extra refined option, according to resources who spoke to Autocar. It will ride on a modified Evora system, but the two vehicles will never glance anything alike the upcoming hybrid will liberally borrow styling cues from the electrical Evija hypercar. 

The prepared gasoline-electrical powertrain will make the coupe

Read More

2021 Chevy Trailblazer subcompact crossover fuel economy partly revealed

Gasoline economy figures for the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer subcompact crossover have appeared. Curiously, only figures for the major-spec all-wheel-drive design with the turbocharged one.3-liter three-cylinder have shown up on the official EPA site. In city, that Trailblazer gets 26 mpg, and on the highway it gets 30 mpg. The combined amount is 28 mpg.

We suspect that this is the worst undertaking version of the Trailblazer. It’s the most potent at a hundred and fifty five horsepower and one hundred seventy five pound-ft of torque, and all-wheel drive commonly lowers gas economy, even when it truly is made hugely productive.

Read More

FCA wants to trademark ‘Hornet’ and ‘Dodge Hornet’ names

FCA’s trademark binge on March six isn’t really the only time this month that the automaker’s appealed to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Business. Motor Trend identified two apps FCA submitted on March three, one particular for “Dodge Hornet,” the other merely for “Hornet.” The automaker asked for to reserve each names in Canada and Mexico, far too.

The only time Dodge has at any time employed the Hornet identify was on a chunky, 4-door subcompact hatchback revealed at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show, prepared for the European sector with a 170-horsepower engine developed with BMW. Crowds cherished the car,

Read More

Toyota’s technology, innovation policy director to join Alliance

Hilary Cain, director of engineering and innovation plan at Toyota Motor North The united states Inc., is broadening her impact on Capitol Hill with a new role.

Cain, forty two, is becoming a member of the Alliance for Automotive Innovation as the vehicle lobbying group’s vice president of engineering, innovation and mobility, where by she will perform on the plan side to travel consensus on key problems impacting the business.

“We are in the midst of an unbelievable transformation in mobility that will guide to safer, a lot more accessible and a lot more handy possibilities for buyers,” Cain

Read More

Fiat Chrysler halts output at most European plants

MILAN — Fiat Chrysler is halting manufacturing through March 27 at the greater part of its plants in Europe pursuing the coronavirus disaster which is disrupting the financial system.

FCA said manufacturing for its Fiat and Maserati models would prevent in the subsequent two months at the Italian plants of Melfi, Pomigliano, Cassino, Mirafiori, Grugliasco and Modena.

FCA’s factories in Kragujevac, Serbia, and Tychy, Poland, will also close, the automaker said.

“The short term suspension allows the group to proficiently reply to the interruption in sector desire by ensuring the optimization of offer,” FCA said in a statement.


Read More