Tom's Reveals It's Developing a Tuned GR Yaris

Renowned Japanese tuning house and race team Tom’s has revealed it’s started developing its own version of the Toyota GR Yaris. Although the GR Yaris is one of the most interesting and unhinged cars released in recent years, there’s always room for improvement. Even with something as obviously loopy as

Remember Smart? It's Switching From Cute City Cars To SUVs

The brand’s first new model will be developed with Geely. About a month ago, Daimler sold its Smart factory in France to Ineos, where the company will produce its Grenadier off-roader. The Hambach manufacturing site will continue to assemble the Smart EQ ForTwo under the ownership of Ineos and it

GM Will Further Promote Its EV Future At CES: More Potential Reveals?

Will GM show off more upcoming electric cars at CES next month? A recent report via Automotive News suggests General Motors’ CEO Mary Barra may have big plans for the upcoming CES event in January 2021. According to Bloomberg, people familiar with GM’s future electric vehicle plans said Barra will

Mazda adds the RX-7 to its heritage parts programme – paultan.org

Mazda has expanded its heritage parts programme to include the venerable RX-7, with selected parts being offered for the second (FC) and third generations (FD) of the two-door sports car. The RX-7 is the second model to be part of the programme after the first-gen (NA) MX-5 roadster. According to

Volvo well on its way to be an "SUV company" – total SUV sales in 2020 at 71%; new models coming soon? – paultan.org

For the first 11 months of 2020, Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson said the automaker’s SUV sales accounted for 71% of its total sales, up from 63% in the same period in 2019. That figure teeters close to Volvo’s earlier estimates where about three quarters of its global sales will comprise

VW Is Shutting Down Its Motorsport Division

One day on from Audi confirming an assault on the Dakar Rally, the World Endurance Championship and IMSA, its parent brand VW has announced it’s quitting motorsport entirely.Explaining the move, the VW management board’s Dr Frank Welsch said: “The Volkswagen brand is on the way to becoming the leading provider

Nissan looking to sell off its 34% stake in Mitsubishi – paultan.org

Is the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance coming to an end? This could be the case, if a report by Bloomberg is right. Citing unidentified sources, the news agency said Nissan is reportedly looking to sell some or all of its 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC). The report said that Japan’s

BMW is looking to extend its technical cooperation with Toyota beyond 2025, says CEO Oliver Zipse – paultan.org

It looks like the current accord between BMW and Toyota is set to continue, with the German automaker saying that it is hoping to extend the cooperation, which began in 2011, well into the decade, Reuters reports. BMW CEO Oliver Zipse said he wants the ongoing alliance between the two

Tata Nexon EV wishes its owner a ‘Happy Birthday’

The image with the birthday wish came up in the car’s instrument cluster. A unique feature of the Tata Nexon EV has come to light. On his birthday, the owner of a Nexon EV was greeted by a message that read ‘Happy Birthday’ along with images of a cake and

Ford Reveals And Boosts Its North American EV Manufacturing Plans

The upcoming Ford E-Transit will be produced in Kansas City from late 2021. Ford outlined today its all-electric vehicle manufacturing plans in North America, including Mustang Mach-E, F-150 Electric and E-Transit, as well as new, not-yet-disclosed models. The most important thing in Ford’s approach is that it’s aimed at the