First details on PPE electric car platform for future Audis and Porsches

Audi and Porsche, both brands from the Volkswagen Group, have developed separate platforms for their first volume electric cars. Audi's platform is the C-BEV which is designed for high-riding vehicles and will appear initially in the e-tron SUV on sale in 2018. Meanwhile, over at Porsche, engineers have developed the J1 platform for a sedan based on...

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2019 Jeep 3-row SUV (Yuntu) spy shots

New spy shots confirm the development of a 3-row SUV at Jeep. This isn't Jeep's full-size Wagoneer but rather a production version of the plug-in hybrid Yuntu concept we saw in April at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. A comparison of the two vehicles shows an almost identical design for the greenhouse and wheel arches. The design of the grille is...

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SURUS: GM’s modular platform for silent, self-driving trucks

While some automakers look to electrify conventional trucks, General Motors has taken a much more radical approach in its development of next-generation commercial vehicles. Meet the Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure, or SURUS for short. Unveiled on Friday ahead of the fall meeting of the Association of the United States Army, where it will be...

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Hamilton takes win in Japan as Vettel retires with car troubles

Mercedes-AMG's Lewis Hamilton now looks certain to win the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship after another impressive performance on Sunday at the Japanese Grand Prix delivered the 3-time champion his 61st career win. It was by no means a walk in the park, however, as Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen put in a good fight, ending up just 1.211...

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