Auto Sector

Volvo V60 Polestar to hit UK in June next year

The newly unveiled 345bhp Volvo V60 Polestar car will be available in the UK in June next year, the luxury carmaker has confirmed.

Volvo has unveiled two new high-performance Polestar models, the Volvo V60 Polestar and S60 Polestar. While the company confirmed the V60 Polestar for the UK launch, no such confirmation was given for the S60. The Polestar-tweaked S60 will initially be exclusive to North America, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan and The Netherlands.

Hyundai unveils new super-luxurious Genesis sedan

Automobile giant Hyundai on Tuesday introduced the world to its next-generation super-luxurious sedan Genesis in South Korea.

The next Genesis has received the first complete revamp since its launch in the year of 2008. It boats several new interior and exterior features, such as all-wheel-drive system and flat-front nose.

K900 sedan to star in Kia’s Super Bowl advert

South Korean automaker Kia Motors is planning to make its recently introduced K900 flagship sedan a subject of its Super Bowl advert.

Unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday, the Kia K900 will be available in two engine versions - a 3.8-liter, 311-horsepower V6 engine and a 5.0-liter, 420-horsepower V8 engine, both of which will be bolted to a innovative 'smooth-shifting' 8-speed automatic.

The Kia K900 will feature a 12.3-inch TFT screen instrument cluster and a head-up display, which shows speed of the vehicle, turn-by-turn directions, and lane departure system warnings.

Hyundai to launch hydrogen-powered SUV next year

South Korean automaker Hyundai has announced its plans to launch a hydrogen-powered vehicle next year.

Hyundai aims to roll out its sports utility vehicle (SUV) dubbed Tucson, which will be powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, in the United States sometime in 2014. It is going to be the first mass-market hydrogen-powered vehicle to be sold or leased in the country.

John Krafcik, chief executive officer at Hyundai North America, recently said, "These things [hydrogen-powered vehicles] are now ready for prime time."

GM recalls 44,000 Chevrolet Malibu cars in North America

American automobile giant General Motors Co (GM) has confirmed a recall of more than 44,000 units of 2014 Chevrolet Malibu in North America for fixing a technical glitch that can cause the cars' window-defrosters to malfunction.

The computer-controlled ventilation system of the Chevrolet Malibu sedans has been found reverting to the previous setting when the driver select the defrost setting, which could leave the vehicle’s windshield fogged.

Tesla under scrutiny after three Model S fire incidents in six weeks

In what was the third fire incident involving electric carmaker Tesla's Model S sedan in the last six weeks, a Model S owned by a Tennessee man caught fire on Wednesday after running over a trailer hitch.

Though none of the three drivers of the Model S sedans involved in fire incidents received any injuries, the occurrence of the incidents in quick succession have apparently delivered a blow to Tesla's image.