When you see the final result of years of engineering and testing, it's easy to overlook the perceived risks that a company undertakes any time it steps either outside its comfort zone, or into a new area of development.
Australian journalists assembled for the Paris motor show asked two of the most obvious questions surrounding BMW's i brand – where was the Vision iNext concept, and how risky is it to put that much tech into a single vehicle?
Citroen to improve ‘quality and customer service’ in Australia
Citroen says that it needs to get its quality and customer service right before it pushes for a big relaunch in Australia during the first half of 2019.
Speaking to CarAdvice at the Paris motor show this week, global CEO for Citroen, Linda Jackson, said that regardless of how good its upcoming vehicles may be, unless the brand can get its quality, after sales and general customer experience right in Australia, it will ultimately fail.
The boss of French manufacturer, Citroen, admits the company had lost its way in the past trying to produce mainstream cars that did little in differentiating themselves in the heavily competitive market but is now in a process of rebuilding.
Mazda says it will launch two electric vehicles in 2020 – one a pure-electric model, and the other complemented by a rotary engine operating as a range extender.
The Hiroshima-based automaker says rotary engines are perfect as range extenders due to their compact size, high power output and quiet operation. The next-generation rotary engine can run on both petrol and liquified petroleum gas (LPG).
Hyundai has revealed the i30 N Option show car at the 2018 Paris motor show, previewing some of the racy add-ons buyers could soon add to their hot hatches.
No less than 25 exterior and interior individualisation options are showcased on this vehicle, including a carbon-fibre bodykit, a massive carbon-fibre rear wing, and 20-inch lightweight alloys shod in high-performance semi-slick tyres.