Set to crown the existing X5 and X7 lineups until the 2020 arrival of the even more powerful X5 M and X7 M, the new M50i-badged SUVs receive an updated version of BMW’s twin-turbocharged 4.4L gasoline V-8 delivering 523 hp and 553 lb.-ft. of torque.
As well as being the first model to be conceived under new owner PSA Group, the 2019-model-year Corsa also provides the basis for the first electric-powered model to be produced by Opel and its sister brand, Vauxhall.
The long-term goal is to make solid-state lidar available for less than $100 per unit. But even the least-expensive solid-state lidar nearing market arrival carries a price of several thousand dollars.
Exclusive to the Sierra Denali and AT4, the carbon-fiber box resists rust, dents and scratches and saves 450 lbs. (204 kg) compared to a traditional steel bed. GM expects it to enhance resale values, too, given its durability.
The catalog of threats to connected and autonomous vehicles is growing. Manufacturers and suppliers will have to come up with a solid battle plan to prove to regulators that they can keep drivers and passengers safe.
The patents include diagrams that make it appear the Dyson EV, to be built in Singapore, will look like a Range Rover. They show a car with a long wheelbase, an interior with reclining seats and an aerodynamic design.