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Automakers have been cold-testing engineering firm GKN’s hybrid and eAWD systems. GKN demonstrated a range of new hybrid all-wheel drive, AWD Disconnect and torque vectoring technologies that, states GKN, will make future cars more intelligent, efficient and enjoyable to drive. These demonstrations have been held at the company’s Wintertest proving ground in Arjeplog, Sweden. Among […]

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British luxury carmaker Aston Martin presented the DBX Concept EV at the 85th Geneva International Motor Show. Designed to challenge the current idea of what a luxury GT entry should be, this ev concept sits higher off the ground, incorporates all-wheel drive and gives clues to future design directions the brand may take. “The DBX […]

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We learned a little more about Kia’s e-AWD concept set to be shown in Chicago. Aimed to be a vehicle for the city-dweller-turned- outdoor-adventurer, Kia Motors America said its e-AWD concept will be named Trail’ster. Kia will take the wraps off the rugged Trail’ster e-AWD concept at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. Based on the […]

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Ford announced the all-new Focus RS, a high-performance road car that debuts Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control, which contributes to performance never before seen in a Focus RS. The all-new Focus RS is equipped with a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine producing, per Ford, well in excess of 315 horsepower. EcoBoost is […]

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A PHEV concept based on Volvo’s S60, named Volvo S60L PPHEV (Petrol Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) Concept Car, is slated for the 2014 Beijing International Auto Show. The gasoline plug-in hybrid – an electric car, hybrid car and high-performance car all rolled into one – offers the driver an outstanding combination of dynamic driving pleasure […]

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As expected, Lexus unveiled its new RC coupe prior at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. This new coupe, available in regular and hybrid form, is scheduled for launch in 2014. “Our focus is to strengthen the brand’s emotional appeal through our products and RC is another demonstration of this focus,” said Mark Templin, Lexus International […]

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Linamar Corporation’s newly developed Agilit-e Hybrid Power Unit was unveiled yesterday to offer automakers a modular system for hybrid all-wheel drive applications. For Linamar, the goal with the Agilit-e hybrid system is to answer the needs to provide both fuel efficiency and efficient AWD systems that consumers demand. The Linamar system is said to also […]

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Maserati has released the first official images of its upcoming four-door sports executive sedan in advance of its debut at the Shanghai Motor Show later this month. This new sedan will wear the Ghibli badge. The all-new Ghibli is set to break new ground for Maserati. The Ghibli will have a sportier character compared to […]

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Subaru of America said today that it will please everyone with an AWD Twin-Turbo Convertible two-seater Diesel Hybrid BRZ for sale in 2015. Subaru felt compelled to release this information following continued media and internet speculation, Subaru declared the new model essentially takes all of the media and internet rumors surrounding the highly successful BRZ […]

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On the eve of the New York Auto Show and following the announcement of updates to the LaCrosse, Buick has now revealed significant updates to the 2014 edition of its Regal sedan. Buick said the 2014 Regal is designed to be a sportier and smarter evolution of the brand’s dynamic midsize sedan. New purposeful technologies […]

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