Based on the track-focused 250 model, the Lotus Elise Cup 260 will be a 30-unit production run meant to celebrate the company's 70th anniversary. http://bit.ly/2yV8F0w
Consumer Reports gave the Tesla Model 3 an average rating for reliability. The publication rated the car based on data gathered from Model S and Model X owners, explaining much of the components found in the 3 also equip Tesla's bigger models.
Under pressure from the local government, China's Changan has announced it will stop building gasoline-powered engines in 2025 to focus on battery-powered drivetrains. We expect several Chinese automakers will make similar announcements in the coming weeks.
Mercedes-Benz is gradually killing off G-Class variants as it prepares to introduce a brand-new model early next year. The V12-powered G65 is riding into the sunset with a limited-edition model named, appropriately, Final Edition. It receives edition-specific tweaks such as bronze accents inside and out. Production is limited to just 65 examples worldwide.
General Motors is closing its Holden factory today, putting an end decades of auto manufacturing in Australia. Holden was the last car factory Down Under; Ford and Toyota both shut down their facilities in recent months.
Mercedes-Benz is recalling nearly half a million car in the United States over an airbag issue. Grounding problems can cause the airbags to deploy without warning, according to a safety bulletin. The campaign affects B-Class, C-Class, E-Class, GLA, GLC, GLK, and CLA models built between 2012 and 2017. Owners of affected vehicles will be notified by mail.