The Sport trim is aimed at buyers who put a bigger emphasis on performance than on luxury when it comes to design.
South Korea will introduce strict pollution control measures in 2021. Diesel-powered cars built after January 1st, 2018, and registered in the Seoul area will need to go through a NOx test as part of their annual inspection.
Tesla is getting sued by three former employees over alleged racial discrimination. The suit claims the factory in Fremont, California, is hostile towards black employees; it notes supervisors used racial slurs and drew racist graffiti. The company hasn't commented on the suit yet.
Land Rover has confirmed the next-generation Defender will spawn an entire family of models. Automotive News speculates the lineup will include a two-door soft top, a five-seater wagon, a seven-seater model with a stretched wheelbase, and a pickup truck. Most of those will be sold in the United States, though the pickup will remain overseas due to the Chicken Tax.
LTC's new London taxi has started its first round of real-world testing in the British capital. Built by Geely, the same company who owns Volvo, the plug-in hybrid cab is capable of driving on electricity alone for short distances. Pricing starts at 55,599 pounds, a sum that represents nearly $75,000.
Rolls-Royce's first-ever SUV has been spotted in the wild by Digital Trends. The photos confirm a tall, Phantom-esque front end, suicide doors, and a gently-sloping roof line. Expect the Rolls-Royce Cullinan to make its debut next year.
Uber has taken city simulation to the next level with its massive test facility in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. According to Business Insider, Uber's robocar proving ground features everything from simulated traffic control devices to deliberately erratic drivers and pedestrians. Uber is in the process of expanding the facility. http://read.bi/2hOinqE