Skip to main content

platform

  • 0
    Will Ford discontinue the Australian-made Falcon?
    1263392880

    Even though Ford honcho Alan Mulally was seriously smitten by the company's Aussie Falcon G-Series, doubts about the car's future were presaged nearly a year-and-a-half ago as Ford built momentum behind the "One Ford" program. That initiative focused on the rationalization of platforms, so ...

  • 0
    Zetsche reportedly says Daimler to pick new compact car partner by mid-2010
    1262213880

    Despite rumors of Daimler and Renault collaborating on a four-door Smart model, no official tie-up between the two companies has been announced. That could change next year when Daimler will reportedly decide who its small-car partner will be. Daimler is getting even more heavily into the ...

  • 0
    Chinese automaker to build sedan on Saleen platform?
    1230492960

    On one hand, Steve Saleen has two Challengers due out under his SMS brand. On the other, he's got the slightly tangled mess of CHAMCO, it's Chinese partner Zhongxing Auto, and their joint U.S. venture, ZX Auto North America International. Earlier this year, Steve was meant to be helping CHAMCO ...

  • 0
    Rumormill: Bugatti and Bentley join forces to battle Rolls-Royce
    1223582340

    The whisperers have it that Bugatti may be borrowing from Bentley for a new sedan. What they can't seem to pinpoint is exactly what kind of sharing the two marques will be doing, and whether or not the resulting super Bug will be a supremely high-powered four-door to compete with the Rolls-Royce ...

  • 0
    Toyota iQ platform will spawn new compact cars
    1221766200

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Toyota iQ
    Toyota developed an all-new architecture for its iQ city car, but in an effort to defray the costs the automaker will be using the platform to underpin three new models.The first will be the next-generation Yaris, due out in 2011, which will be ...

  • 0
    Motor Trend: Next Escalade to go Lambda
    1220892960

    MotorTrend reports that GM insiders are saying that the next-generation Cadillac Escalade will jump from its current GMT900 truck platform to the Lambda crossover architecture that underpins the GMC Acadia, Saturn Outlook, Buick Enclave, and Chevy Traverse. MT points to the Buick Enclave Super that ...

  • 0
    Rumormill: GM kills the Kappa II platform
    1220356860

    The ruthless pruning continues, with GM Inside News reporting that the rear-wheel-drive Kappa II platform has gone to heaven before ever touching this mortal coil. Back in 2004, a vehicle line executive said "The Kappa architecture is a great platform for sporty, driver-oriented applications around ...

  • 0
    Wrong-Wheel-Drive! Dodge Demon to use Chery platform
    1200254040

    click above for more high-res images of the Dodge Demon ConceptThe Dodge Demon has been hinted and anti-hinted for production, and it seems that the sports car will indeed make it into showrooms. Unfortunately, according to AutoWeek, the Demon will wind up on a front wheel drive chassis from Chery. ...

  • 0
    Czech Up: Skoda plans its own VW Up! derivative
    1199406660

    The Skoda Fabia (not sold in America) is pretty small. It's based on the Volkswagen Polo platform (also not sold in America). But Skoda chairman Reinhard Jung wants an even smaller car based on the upcoming production version of the VW up! concept, and that also won't be sold here in all ...

  • 0
    Mercedes going solo for new A and B-Classes
    1198178880

    Mercedes' small cars, the A-Class and B-Class, have not been the runaway success that the German automaker had hoped they would be, partially due to high costs of production that drove retail prices up above their competitors. That's why Mercedes-Benz had been looking at forming a partnership with ...

  • 0
    Upcoming Alfas going rear-drive
    1193670120

    For years, the only Italian automobiles available in the United States have been exotic sportscars. Alfa Romeo is banking on that perception for its return to the American market with a range of cars that don't cost exotic, but look exotic. That much is further evidenced by the 8C Competizione, ...

  • 0
    GM FastLane Blog responds to NY Times: Saturn still viable
    1189179120

    We don't get it. Saturn has done an amazing job transmogrifying itself into a productive division for The General, and people are wistful for the Saturn of yore? In internet parlance, WTF? Three years ago, it would have been apt to predict that Saturn would be nearly done circling the drain by now ...

  • 0
    Autoblog Podcast #68
    1181239620

    Getting back in the groove, we bring you Autoblog Podcast #68. Starting us off is the battle of the inside sources, where we debate which GM mole is correct about the CTS-V. One rumor has the hottest little Caddy getting the Blue Devil's 600-horsepower 6.0L V8. The competing theory is that there'll ...

  • 0
    Autoblog Podcast #63
    1176908820

    It's nice to be back in the swing of things. We're once again cranking out weekly podcasts, and #63 is a compact one. We start off salivating over the news that the next generation Suzuki Swift will be headed for US shores. We devolve from discussing an unsubstantiated rumor into wistful praise ...

  • 0
    In The Autoblog Garage: Holden Commodore SS V-Series
    1174332780

    click image to view high-res gallery of the Holden Commodore SS V-SeriesSince the Pontiac G8 burst onto the scene at the Chicago Auto Show heralding a new era of affordable, rear-wheel drive GM sedans, interest in the new vehicle has been intense. Based on GM's new Zeta platform, the G8 is actually ...

  • 0
    Upcoming Alfa and Maserati sedans to share platform
    1164309420

    Alfa Romeo's flagship 169 sedan is scheduled to replace the ageing 166 in 2009, but conflicting speculation has suggested that the luxury sedan could be based on either a stretched 159 chassis or on the upcoming Maserati Quattroporte successor. The latest reports coming out of Italy suggest it'll ...

Loading

Loading
Autoblog iPhone App
Shop for a vehicle