Posted: February 12th, 2017 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Grilled Auto News | Tags: Grilled Auto News, Lamborghini, Stefano Domenicali, Stephan Winkelmann, SUV, Urus, Volkswagen Group | Comments Off on Grilled! Lamborghini Urus Hybrid Production Confirmed for April ’17
It’s been five years since Lamborghini first unveiled their Hybrid SUV concept – Urus – at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show. Since then it’s been waning between remaining a viable but ultimately unrealised vision – like the mythical Estoque super saloon – or a full-fledged addition to the Lambo stable.
In 2013 more hints that the Italian super-car maker was serious about the Urus came from then Chief Executive Stephan Winkelmann who said the company’s future plans were very much in-line with a high-performance SUV in its offer.
Via an interview with Digital Trends, Lamborghini’s current CEO Stefano Domenicali has confirmed that production of the überSUV will begin in April 2017, with prototype test vehicles rolling off the line first. Production of customer-bound examples be underway by July 2017 :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: September 22nd, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Grilled Auto News | Tags: apple, Apple Car, Apples Project Titan Readying for 2019 Launch, Auto News, Google Drive, Grilled Auto News, Project Titan, Standout | Comments Off on GRILLED! Apples Project Titan Readying for 2019 Launch
Apple has us all – consumers – in its pocket, well, we have Apple in all our pockets …you got what I mean!? Now apparently the consumer behemoth aims to have us in it on the road. The company is set to release its first car in 2019, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal’s Daisuke Wakabayashi.
Apple is referring to the idea as a “committed project” internally, the WSJ report says. According to sources the company plans on tripling the number of folk working on the project.
The initiative, being called Project Titan, so far consists of 600 people.
Although many reports have suggested that Apple is working on a self-driving car, the company’s first vehicle is more likely to not be fully autonomous Wakabayashi wrote, citing sources familiar with the project.
A quick trawl through LinkdIn also dragged a surprise, Apple has headed hunted a senior Tesla exec :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: September 17th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Grilled Auto News | Tags: All Electric Car, Electric Supercar, Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche, porsche concept, porsche mission e | Comments Off on WANT!! Porsche Presents Überelektrisch… Concept Mission E Supercar
The 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show hasn’t even kicked off yet, but already there’s a contender for best in show. Porsche’s reveal of its stunning Mission E Concept is a show stopping, drop dead gorgeous, über-fast-charging, all-electric supercar that Porsche reckons will clock the Nürburgring in under 8 minutes, and while it might scream around the 20 odd kilometres of the Nordschleife, what this vehicle shows us very quietly is the future shape of automotive form and function.
Mission E concept is by far the cleanest design to hit the podium to date, very Porsche, but also very predictive of shapes to come. Loaded with plus numbers, 800 volt, 440kW-600hp, 0-100kmh in 3.5 seconds, a top speed of 250kmh and a range of 500km …and perhaps a cheeky nudging at the only other cool spark on the block ‘Lookout Tesla’ :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 16th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Grilled Auto News | Tags: Grilled Auto News, Taxi Service, Uber, Uber Stalker, UberX | Comments Off on Uber Stalker Now Wants X Banned
A former UK cop turned vigilante, who was last month ordered to stop undertaking citizen’s arrests on Uber drivers, is now trying to have the hire car service’s discount arm, UberX, banned in New South Wales.
Russell Howarth was targeting “unlicensed” UberX drivers for months, before Uber successfully obtained an injunction from the Supreme Court preventing him from doing so.
In response, lawyers acting on behalf of Mr Howarth and the Australian Taxi Drivers Association (ATDA) filed a cross-claim, seeking an injunction that would have UberX declared illegal across the state.
The injunction would not impact other Uber services like UberTAXI or UberBLACK, which do not breach state regulations :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 21st, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought . . ., From The Web, Grilled Auto News | Tags: BBC TV, Grilled Auto News, Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear | Comments Off on Clarkson Confident He’ll Star in ‘Another Car Show’
The now former Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson says he would work on another motoring program after being dropped by the BBC for hitting a producer. He revealed his pain at leaving Top Gear, a hugely successful show which draws more than 250 million viewers around the world, but said he would “pick up the pieces and start again” :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 16th, 2014 | Author: Valerie Wing | Filed under: Grilled Auto News | Tags: Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Car Sales, china, General Motors, GM China, Grilled Auto News, Lamborghini, Porsche, Volkswagen | Comments Off on Volkswagen Tops China Car Sales
VW are now the biggest automotive manufacturer in the world’s biggest automotive market, quite a contrast to their US operations where they skirt around the middle of the pack.
Volkswagen were once much-loved in the US for their quality, but have since seriously fallen out of favor.
Over in the Middle Kingdom VW’s pull on the Chinese public is immense, the German auto-makers offer stretches from the cheapest $US12,000 hatch to the $US175,000 Phaeton übersedan.
And it seems that anything with a VW badge riveted to the front and back panels seems to simply drive out the showroom doors.
Volkswagen sold 3.27 million vehicles in China last year, it’s closest rival, GM, sold 3.16 million cars, now the race is on for VW to become the world’s biggest automotive manufacturer, but for them to achieve that result they will need to improve the way the US market views them :: Read the full article »»»»