Why MG gave Cyberster roadster ‘visual drama’

The MG Cyberster has scissor doors, a feature usually only seen on supercars. LONDON — MG gave its Cyberster all-electric roadster ‘scissor’ doors that open upward because it needed visual drama to stand out in the increasingly competitive Chinese market, said Carl Gotham, the brand’s head of advanced design. The costs to engineer scissor doors […]

VW Group’s AV software platform delayed until after key Audi, Porsche launches

VW Group is concentrating on software that will be used next year in the Porsche electric-Macan and Audi Q6 e-tron. The next generation technology will come later, Chief Financial Officer Arno Antlitz said. LONDON — Volkswagen Group’s Cariad plans to bring its delayed 2.0 software platform to market in 2027 or 2028 after the launches […]

VW Polo GTI Edition 25: special model for the anniversary

Volkswagen Polo GTI Edition 25 Zoom

The first Polo GTI came onto the market 25 years ago: for its silver birthday, VW is now launching a special special model of the powerful small car (Motorsport-Total.com/Motor1) – 25 years of the Polo GTI (buy a used Volkswagen Polo GTI now)! To mark the anniversary, Volkswagen is launching the special model Polo GTI […]

Volvo delays EX90 flagship electric SUV production start

Production of the Volvo EX90 was planned to begin at the end of 2023, but will now likely start next year. COPENHAGEN — Volvo has delayed the production start of its new EX90 all-electric flagship for more software development and testing. The company now expects to start production of the SUV in the first half […]

Audi A5 Sportback (2024) is shown in new Erlkönig pictures

This camouflaged prototype gives a foretaste of the upcoming Audi A5 Sportback, which will be presented in 2024 (Motorsport-Total.com/Motor1) – With all the camouflaged Audi A4 and A5 prototypes we’ve spotted over the past year, it’s hard to believe this is only the second time we’ve seen the A5 Sportback in action. Fresh pictures show […]

Rimac Nevera: 23 acceleration records in Papenburg

The electric hypercar Rimac Nevera set 23 new records on the same day at the Automotive Testing Papenburg (ATP) site in Germany (Motorsport-Total.com/Motor1) – The Rimac Nevera continues to break records as the electric hypercar has had an eventful day at a test track in Germany. He managed to set no fewer than 23 records […]

Polestar sets back launch of electric crossover — again

Polestar 3 production is pushed to the first quarter of 2024. Polestar has slashed its 2023 volume forecast by as much as a quarter and announced a delay — its second — in launching its high-volume electric crossover. Polestar 3 production is pushed to the first quarter of 2024 because of software development issues plaguing […]

Ferrari overtakes Stellantis as value climbs past $50B

Ferrari’s market value has surpassed that of Stellantis, the auto group that contains Fiat, which was once the parent of the iconic Italian luxury sports-car maker. Ferrari has gained 34 percent this year, making it the best-performing stock among European auto manufacturers. That has sent the market value soaring to 49.2 billion euros ($53.9 billion), […]

Aston Martin hires former Ferrari, Rimac execs to strengthen management team

  ASTON MARTIN Ex-Rimac executive Paul Thomas takes on the newly created position of BEV Chief Engineer. LONDON — Aston Martin hired former Ferrari and Rimac executives as it works to strengthen its leadership ahead of launching its first full-electric car in 2025. The brand appointed ex-Rimac executive Paul Thomas to the newly created position […]