Land Rover has announced the launch of the Range Rover Hybrid and Range Rover Sport Hybrid, the first hybrid models for the brand. Three Range Rover Hybrids are also going on a Silk Trail 2013 expedition to show off their capabilities.
Spyker continues to show signs of life as it has unveiled its newest concept car, the B6 Venator Spyder, at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
In case you haven’t noticed, Formula 1 has been on a big kick when it comes to expansion into new markets. India, China, and the Middle East have been the biggest beneficiaries of this move. For 2014, though, the F1 circus will be traveling to Russia.
Spyker, maker of the C8 Aileron and failed resurrector of Saab, has just unveiled a new concept car at the Geneva Motor Show. Called the B6 Venator, the mid-engined sports car boasts over 375 horsepower from a V-6 of unspecified displacement. Channeling power to the rear wheels is a six-speed automatic.
It may not be coming back to North America, but the Datsun nameplate is set to return to the automotive stage. The announcement was made during a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia by Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn.
This past weekend, from May 12 to 15, the Society of Automotive Engineers held what could legitimately be called the Olympics of Motorsport—old school version—but is formally known as Formula SAE Michigan. 106 university teams from around the world (including teams from Estonia, India, Austria, Korea and Venezuela) gathered for events designed to showcase theoretical and practical motorsports knowledge.
India’s popular minicar, and the world’s least expensive car, the Tata Nano, will be heading to the U.S.in 2012, according to the company chief, Ratan Tata. The announcement came at the New Delhi Auto Expo, where Tata said the car is undergoing changes to meet U.S. guidelines for crash safety.
Honda has revealed a new small concept car, cleverly named the Honda New Small Concept, at the New Delhi Auto Expo. It is a compact, five-door commuter, which Honda intends to sell in India and Thailand beginning in 2011.
From some wintry part of the world, we have received these spy shots of a four-door version of the Volkswagen Polo. Because of its size and fuel economy, we expect the Polo sedan to appear in the US as part of the 2011 lineup.