- Severstal Sheds U.S. Steel Plants
- Challenger Hellcat’s Eye-Popping Horsepower
- GM Korea Makes Concessions
- Opel Ampera Gets the Ax
- Tesla Model S Hacked
- Rest in Peace
- SUVs & CUVs Growing Popularity
UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- GM CEO Mary Barra gets grilled in front of the U.S. Senate… Again.
- Are B-segment CUVs and luxury cars set to boom?
- VW announces its CrossBlue SUV will be built in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
All that and much more with Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Keith Naughton, Bloomberg; Michael Robinet, IHS; Bill Visnic, Edmunds.com.
- Ford Announces 2015 Mustang Specs
- Refreshed 2015 Toyota Sienna
- Nissan’s Autonomy Plan
- New Luxury Vehicle Designed for the Disabled
- Magna’s New Adjustable Rear Seat
- Personalization Through Telematics
Connectivity is driving so much of what we do in our daily lives that it’s natural that the connected car and telematics deserves an Autoline spotlight of its own. Joining John McElroy to discuss the latest developments in the industry are: Henry Bzeih, CTO & Head of Connected Car, KIA; Thilo Koslowski, VP & Distinguished Analyst – Automotive, Gartner; Jim Keller, Chief Engineer Automobile Technology Research, Honda R&D Americas.
- Alan Mulally Heads to Google
- VW’s MQB Fails to Cut Costs
- Early Preview of New smart Car
- BMW Signs on for More Samsung Batteries
- Russian Car Sales Hurting
- Japanese Just Catching Up to China Trend
- You Said It!
Seat Time is a chance for us to share our impressions of vehicles being tested in the Autoline Garage and at media previews from around the globe.
Reviewer: John McElroy Manufacturer: Volkswagen AG Make: Bentley Model: Continental GT V8 S Type: 2-door coupe Competitors: Rolls-Royce Wraith Coupe, Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Price: $233,325 Made in: Crewe, England Drivetrain: 4.0 twin turbo V-8; 521 hp, 502 lb.-ft.; 8-speed automatic EPA Ratings: 15 city, 20 highway, 18 combined
When the delivery crew pulled into our parking lot at work someone looked out the window and said, “Hey, they’re dropping off a Bentley.” I quickly corrected him. “No,” I said matter of factly, “They’re dropping off my Bentley.”
I really wanted to get in this car, and for one very simle reason. This is a stunningly beautiful machine. Despite having a 10-year-old body style, everywhere I went people stopped dead in their tracks and pointed. That’s because this was what Bentley calls the Continental GT V8 S “in Beluga.” And “in Beluga” proves the critical importance of having the proper color and trim in a motorcar. I mean, how else can you explain people fawning over a 10 year old design?