The rumors claiming FCA will soon be Chinese pointed to four potential new owners: Geely, Dongfeng, GAC, and Great Wall. GAC has joined the first two in denying its interest in FCA, according to Automotive News, leaving only Great Wall as a potential suitor.
Volkswagen has confirmed the I.D. Buzz concept will be offered in passenger- and cargo-hauling configurations. Both variants will be exclusively available with a battery-powered drivetrain. Sales are scheduled to kick off in 2022.
General Motors' Holden division has introduced a modified Colorado for the SuperUtes series. It's open to production-based dual-cab trucks with a turbodiesel engine and rear-wheel drive. Isuzu, Mazda, and Ford are among the automakers who will participate in the series starting next year.
Details are beginning to trickle out about the next Land Rover Defender. Land Rover told Automotive News the off-roader needs to adopt unibody construction in order to meet global safety and emissions regulations, so it won't retain the last model's body-on-frame construction. The lineup will include a two-door soft top model and a four-door hard top wagon.
Chevrolet's Colorado ZR2 is going racing. A slightly modified version of the truck will participate in this year's edition of the Vegas to Reno race, which takes participants across 550 miles of Nevada's roughest terrain.