Bugatti La Voiture Noire: $17.6 million hypercar unveiled
The Bugatti La Voiture Noire has been unveiled on the second press day of the 2019 Geneva motor show, complete with the largest price tag ever affixed to a new car.
La Voiture Noire, literally The Black Car, is said to be inspired the Type 57 SC Atlantic designed by Jean Bugatti, son of the company's founder Ettore Bugatti. Only four Atlantic coupes were made, with three still in existence.
Koenigsegg Australia sells two Jesko hypercars at $6m+ each; 30-50 cars a year planned going forward
Koenigsegg has big plans in Australia, having already sold at least two Jesko hypercars at a staggering $6.5 million each, ahead of plans to expand sales to between 30 and 50 cars a year when a range of more affordable models come Down Under in 2021.
Speaking exclusively this week to CarAdvice at the Geneva motor show, the brand’s head of distribution, Nicholas Batzialas, discussed the journey of getting Koenigsegg to Australia with factory support.
Jeep Renegade and Compass plug-in hybrids revealed
Plug-in hybrid versions of the Jeep Renegade and Jeep Compass have been revealed at the 2019 Geneva motor show, as Fiat Chrysler continues to push electrified power with the Jeep brand.
Under the bonnet of both plug-in hybrid crossovers will be a turbocharged 1.3-litre petrol engine. An electric motor for the rear axle allows for on-demand all-wheel drive.
Porsche Taycan electric sedan sold out for the first year
How’s this for an electric shock? Porsche has been stunned by its own forecasts with the revelation that the first year’s allocation of the new Taycan electric sedan is sold out.
Never before in the history of Porsche has it sold so many cars ahead of launch, and the sudden spike in demand now has the company scrambling to see if it can increase production.
Nissan has confirmed it will launch vehicles fitted with its e-Power technology in Europe before 2022, as part of its ongoing commitment to electrification.
Roel de Vries, Nissan's corporate vice president, made the announcement at the 2019 Geneva motor show in Switzerland, on the back of the reveal of the e-Power-powered IMQ concept – see what we did there?