Fiat Chrysler in discussions with Renault, could join alliance with Nissan - report
Discussions initially focussed on Fiat Chrysler (FCA) using platforms and technologies from Renault have reportedly morphed into something more complex and wide-ranging.
Multiple sources have told The Financial Times the talks between FCA and Renault are on-going, with a lot of structures and options currently being evaluated.
The sources have cautioned the discussions could still fall apart and yield no deal.
It hasn't even been revealed in production form as yet, but the Mercedes-Benz GLB looks like it's going to get a hi-po AMG 45 version, if this recently spied prototype is anything to go by.
First previewed in near-production concept form at the Shanghai motor show last month, the GLB will slot between the next GLA and the larger GLC in Benz's crossover line-up, and like its stablemates it will get an AMG-fettled variant boasting quite a lot of power.
Audi has taken to its Annual General Meeting to announce it will be killing off the TT sports car after the current generation, and eventually succeeded by an 'emotive' EV.
Company chairman, Bram Schot, made the announcement during the AGM, citing the streamlining of the company's investments as the main reason for the decision.
Nissan Japan has added a new variant to the all-electric Leaf hatchback line-up, in the form of the Leaf Autech.
The Autech brand is a Nissan subsidiary, and its take on the Leaf is pitched as offering "sporty, exclusive styling and quality materials to discerning customers".
Dr Ken Washington, Ford's chief technology officer, unveiled the Digit delivery robot via post on the company's Medium blog.
Developed and built by Agility Robotics, Digit is said answer the question of how to get packages from autonomous delivery vans into the hands, or at least the doorstep, of its recipient.
With only about 1% of American homes being wheelchair accessible, a wheeled robot was not seen as being a feasible solution.