Powertrain

Caddy Puts Diesels on Back Burner in Favor of Electrification

September 17, 2018 at 10:14 AM

General Motors Co.’s Cadillac unit is shelving plans to offer diesel-powered models.

Report: EV Impact on European Jobs Worse than Forecast

September 06, 2018 at 1:00 PM

The European auto industry’s sudden shift to electrification will eliminate far more jobs than the European Commission has predicted, according to trade group ACEA.

BorgWarner Adds Dual-Turbo Tech for Light Trucks

September 06, 2018 at 11:25 AM

BorgWarner Inc. has adapted its “dual-volute” turbocharger geometry for use in light vehicles powered by gasoline engines.

Report: Mid-Engine Jag Hybrid Due in 2022

September 04, 2018 at 7:46 AM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. is developing a hybrid-electric sports car with a mid-engine layout to replace its current F-Type coupe, sources tell Auto Express.

Next-Gen Koenigsegg Supercar to Get 1,400-hp Engine?

August 31, 2018 at 11:57 AM

The successor to Koenigsegg SA’s record-setting Agera supercar will be called the Ragnarok and be powered by a 1,440-hp engine, according to media reports.

Porsche Twin-Turbo Engine Expected to Spread to 911 GT3

August 31, 2018 at 10:27 AM

Porsche AG is expanding its use of turbocharged engines throughout its 911 sports car lineup, Autocar reports.

Toyota Land Cruiser Dropping V-8?

August 23, 2018 at 3:39 PM

Toyota Motor Corp.’s full-size Land Cruiser SUV will switch from its current V-8 engine to a V-6 when the next-generation model is introduced in 2020, sources tell Japan’s Best Car. 

Volvo Adds 3-Cylinder Engine

August 23, 2018 at 9:55 AM

Volvo Car Corp. is launching its first 3-cylinder engine in the 2019 European model XC40 compact crossover vehicle.

Bosch Buys Stake in U.K. Fuel Cell Developer

August 21, 2018 at 6:33 PM

Robert Bosch GmbH is spending £8 million ($10 million) to acquire a 4% stake a British developer of next-generation solid oxide fuel cells.

Updated SSC Supercar Targets Speed Record

August 20, 2018 at 5:15 PM

West Richland, Wash.-based SSC North America says the top speed of its revised Tuatara hypercar will “easily surpass” the current world record for a production car of 278 mph, which was set last year by a Koenigsegg Agera RS.

Audi Drops Manual Transmissions in U.S.

August 20, 2018 at 11:41 AM

Audi AG is discontinuing manual transmission options for its A4 sedan and A5 coupe in the U.S., where they are the only two models that offer a stick shift.

Hyundai Eyes Fuel Cell-Powered Commercial Trucks

August 13, 2018 at 4:54 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. tells the Korea Herald it is developing a hydrogen-powered, 5-ton garbage truck and pondering mass production of various commercial trucks.