The ‘Wolf’ who wears Volkswagen’s pickup truck clothes

So how do you think this van pictured above would look down your alley?

Don’t get too excited, as this is a sketch of the next and third generation Volkswagen Amarok, which Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles says will hit the global market later this year, although we don’t We’ve heard no announcements that, as with previous versions of its pickup, VW might expand those markets into the United States.

In its simultaneous announcement in Germany, Australia and South Africa, VW specified that the next Amarok (Amarok is an Inuit word for wolf) will be equipped with “many driver assistance systems that are new to this segment and will make daily driving much more comfortable”. … (and) even better off-road characteristics than previous generations thanks to more ground clearance.

VW will continue to power its pickup with a V6 turbo-diesel engine.

Renault teases its concept of the future

Although it doesn’t show the complete vehicle, French automaker Renault has released a teaser image for a concept car it says will embody its commitments to a sustainable future. Renault said the car will have a hydrogen engine and make heavy use of recycled and recyclable materials. The actual concept car is expected to be unveiled in May.

The hydrogen engine is just the first step, the automaker said, of its plan to become 100% electric by 2030.

Bugatti makes sculptures, NFTs

Automaker Bugatti and Asprey Digital Studio are working together to create a seemingly large-scale 1-on-1 sculpt based on La Voiture Noire, along with 261 smaller sculpts, each with respective NFTs.

The original Black Car was the fourth and lost Bugatti Atlantic. He will be commemorated with the 24-karat rose gold sculpture, Bugatti said in its announcement. Additionally, small solid silver versions will be produced, the number 261 being retained as it was the top speed in km/h of the original car.

The release begins in March. For more details, visit the special website

Bentley sculpture unveiled in Miami

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Dezer Development, which builds Bentley Residences in Miami, unveiled a 4-foot-tall, 13-foot-long, and 7-foot-wide speed sculpture for the installation. The sculpture was designed and developed by Bentley Motors designers in Crewe and produced by Bentley Motors engineers.

The exterior color is Miami Bronze, created in the Bentley paint shop and designed “to come alive in Miami’s bright climate while enhancing the sculpt’s form,” according to the unveiling announcement.

Lotus offers driving experiences

Lotus has signed partnerships with Atlanta Motorsports Park, Radford Racing School in Arizona and Utah Motorsports Complex to launch Lotus Track Experience programs at their facilities.

The programs start with the Evora GT and will add future products as they become available, Lotus said. For more details, Lotus suggested visiting the various track websites.

Mazda uses biofuel for racing effort

Add Mazda to Porsche and other automakers who are working to keep internal combustion engines viable through the use of non-petroleum biofuels. Japanese automaker says it will use biodiesel to power its Demio/Mazda2 Bio concept in Japan’s Super Taikyu endurance racing series which opens March 19 at Suzuka and includes a 24-hour race in June at Fuji .

Mazda says the fuel will be made from used cooking oil and microalgae fats.

Mini Adds Brick Lane, Untold Editions

Mini has added two new editions to its lineup.

The Brick Lane special is said to be inspired by the home of street art in London’s East End. The package comes on the Cooper S hardtop in 2- and 4-door versions (with manual or automatic transmissions) and with an MSRP of $35,675 for the 2022 model year coupe and $36,675 for the sedan.

Features include a White Silver Metallic painted body with Soul Blue roof and special graphics, including those on the hood, and sport seats with perforated leather, leather-wrapped steering wheel, Harman/Kardon sound system and a disturbance “. .”

The Untold Edition is done on the John Cooper Works Clubman, but with special body trim, 18-inch wheels in Jet Black and Refined Brass, and other features, plus the introduction of Sage Green Metallic in the Mini color spectrum.

David Brown gets North American importer

Seeing demand for its vehicles in North America, David Brown Automotive, which produces Mini Remastered and Speedback GT models, signed Bespoke Imports Group as its North American importer.

“Bespoke Imports was founded on the belief that North American markets should have the ability to appreciate and experience quality bespoke handcrafted vehicles from small volume, niche and exotic British and European automotive brands, offering a gateway to one of the world’s best performing, premium car markets,” said Bespoke Managing Director Ryan Watson, quoted in the announcement.

GTO adds Lamborghini and Maserati parts

GTO Parts, which has specialized since 1996 in producing parts for older and newer Ferraris, has announced that it will do the same for Lamborghini and Maserati vehicles, and that in addition to facilities in the UK and Los Angeles, she will add a base this spring. in Modena, Italy.

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