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Automakers Face “The Most Uncertain and Volatile” Times in Industry History

Automakers Face “The Most Uncertain and Volatile” Times in Industry History

The auto industry is in the midst of the most unsettling shake-up its seen in more than a century and that’s likely force radical change in not only what products manufacturers bring to market but how and where they sell them. For one thing, Detroit automakers should consider pulling out of China, said Bank of America analyst John Murphy as part of his annual “Car Wars” study.

Shift to Plug-in Hybrids and Range-Extenders Accelerates

Shift to Plug-in Hybrids and Range-Extenders Accelerates

While growth in the battery-electric vehicle segment has slowed sharply this year, sales are rising fast for hybrids – and automakers like Toyota, General Motors, Hyundai Motor Group and others are forecasting demand could grow at a near exponential rate for plug-in hybrids and range-extenders – driven in part by revised federal emissions standards.

Jeep Wagoneer S Trailhawk Concept Ushers in Era of Off-Road EVs

Jeep Wagoneer S Trailhawk Concept Ushers in Era of Off-Road EVs

The Jeep Wagoneer S Trailhawk Concept is a more rugged version of the all-electric Wagoneer S the automaker revealed in New York on Thursday. Capable of rock-crawling and deep-water fording, it’s designed to take on the same sort of challenges as gas-powered Trailhawk models do today. A production version is likely, Jeep officials said. But it’s by no means the only automaker exploring a potentially big market for off-road-ready EVs.

First Look: 2024 Jeep Wagoneer S

First Look: 2024 Jeep Wagoneer S

Jeep official unveiled its first all-electric model during a media event in New York City on Thursday – but officials made it clear the 2024 Jeep Wagoneer S won’t be the brand’s only battery-electric vehicle for long, with the Wrangler Recon quickly set to follow. Headlight.News was on hand for the new EVs debut.

Little Mitsubishi Has Big Plans for the U.S.

Little Mitsubishi Has Big Plans for the U.S.

Mitsubishi…remember it? Going back a couple decades, it was a rising star in the U.S. market. Now, it hopes to make a real comeback with its 5-year Momentum 2030 North America business plan. That will “start immediately,” the Japanese automaker says, with an assortment of new and completely refreshed vehicles heading to American showrooms — including EVs, plug-ins and conventional hybrids.

Subaru Plans 8 EVs by 2028 – 4 From Partnership with Toyota

Subaru Plans 8 EVs by 2028 – 4 From Partnership with Toyota

Subaru’s only EV, the Solterra, is a product of a joint venture with Toyota – and the Japanese automaker plans to take the same approach with its next three battery-electric vehicles, all due out by 2026. Then it plans to bring out four more, developed in-house, by 2028, its CEO said Monday.

First Look: 2025 Maserati GranCabrio Folgore

First Look: 2025 Maserati GranCabrio Folgore

Maserati unveils the first battery-electric convertible in the luxury car segment, and it’s stunning. If any company has a history of stunningly beautiful convertible GTs, it’s Maserati. One is more stunning than the next – and you them: the AS6GCS, the Mistral...

First Drive: 2024 Fiat 500e

First Drive: 2024 Fiat 500e

For the second time, Fiat is offering an electric version of its iconic Cinquecento. It’s far easier to justify purchasing given its longer range, while its price makes it somewhat affordable. Whereas buying an EV once meant settling for a Tesla of some kind, consumer...