Volvo XC90 R-Design adds a dash of sport

Volvo XC90

The 2015 Volvo XC90 is a huge leap forward for the Swedish automaker as its initial all-new model considering that leaving Ford ownership. There’s a good deal riding on the crossover’s achievement, also, simply because its platform is supposed to underpin Volvo vehicles for years to come. The most current move for the new CUV is including a small aggressiveness to the look with the R-Layout trim for buyers desiring a sportier-searching Swede.

2014 Kia Cee’d GT

Kia Cee'd GT

Kia may be an automaker with a lot going for it these days, but it is not but a single that takes pains to appeal to functionality lovers. Aside from its Pirelli World Challenge team, it doesn’t assistance any significant racing applications to communicate of. And in spite of obtaining showcased such concepts as the GT4 Stinger and the Provo, it does not actually provide significantly in the way of functionality models.

Lotus to layoff a quarter of its workforce

Group Lotus HQ

Lotus has issued a press release to day, wherein it indicates that a “want to both reshape its organisation and to decrease expenses” may possibly end result in the loss of “up to 325″ jobs. Which is a fairly substantial number of layoffs for any business, but contemplating that Lotus presently employs 1,215 men and women (per the company’s bio in the identical release), it could suggest a complete 25-% of the automaker’s staff could soon be sharpening their resumes.

Citroen C4 Cactus Airflow 2L guarantees 141 mpg, no door dings [w/video]

Citroen C4 Cactus Airflow 2L Concept

Citroen C4 Cactus Aero 2L concept - rear sail area closeupI am the president of Autoblog’s chapter of the Citroën C4 Cactus Appreciation Club. Complete Disclosure: I am also possibly its only member. Why am I fan, you ask? Because the C4 and its ding-resistant Airbumps supply the versatility of a five-door Ford Emphasis, but it is 350 lbs lighter than today’s Mazda MX-five Miata, tipping the scales at just above 2,one hundred pounds. And when equipped with a diesel, it returns 91.one miles per gallon (European), all whilst hunting like the epitome of French quirkiness and style. I can’t think of anything at all not to like about it, aside from the truth that I have not truly driven it (Citroën, call me, we can change this).

Hyundai spooks investors by paying $10B for new Gangnam HQ spot

A man walks past a logo of Hyundai motor

Carrying out factors Gangnam design apparently costs a critical chunk of alter, because Hyundai is reportedly having to pay approximately $ ten billion for 19.six acres (79,342 square meters) of land in the trendy district of Seoul, South Korea, to serve as the area for its new headquarters. That eye-popping amount represents the highest volume ever paid for a plot of land in South Korea, in accordance to Reuters. The hefty price tag reportedly frightened traders enough for stock charges to sink dramatically.

Toyota ad says fuel cell automobiles are inevitable

Toyota fuel cell ad

Toyota’s self-assurance in H2 technologies remains as powerful as ever. The organization has launched a new business that says it truly is not a matter of if we all begin driving hydrogen vehicles, but when. In reality, the 70-second spot calls 2015 the turning point for the different powertrain technologies.

Baja champ blazes trail by means of Ensenada with his Monster trophy truck

Last 12 months, former Baja one thousand champ BJ Baldwin and his trophy truck proved that they could conserve a girls stranded in the desert in a broken down Nissan GT-R in a video known as Recoil. For this year’s sequel, he is turned the excitement way up. By combining substantial speed, enormous jumps, girls in bikinis, liberal use of slow-mo and staging every little thing in a distinctive location, the makers of Recoil two may well have hit on the best formula for a great automotive stunt demonstration video.

The challenge right here is for Baldwin to speed from the outskirts of Ensenada, Mexico, to a seaside party inside of just 20 minutes. Clearly, it would not be exciting if he just had to cruise to victory, and Baldwin turns the tiny town into his very own private launch pad by flinging it over no matter what gets in its way.

Cadillac’s de Nysschen will not budge on raised pricing

Cadillac Logo

In accordance to new Cadillac boss Johan de Nysschen, it will get in between ten and 15 many years to elevate GM’s prime brand, which was after hailed as “The Regular Of The World,” back to prominence in the minds of American consumers. And to hear the executive speak of it, the brand is going to have to be willing to see product sales falter in the close to-term prior to they recover: