Plug-in hybrid variant of the Toyota C-HR
Toyota is mulling over a plug-in hybrid version of the new C-HR crossover, which would take its powertrain from the next-generation Prius Plug-in Hybrid.
Diesel engines will never be offered in the new Seat Ateca rival, although more powerful petrol engines will join the line-up next year. Currently, there’s a conventional hybrid and a 1.2 turbo petrol model.
Read more: 2017 Toyota C-HR 1.8 Hybrid review
A potential S2000 replacement from Honda
Honda Europe's sales boss, Jean-Marc Streng, would be “very happy to have an S2000 replacement” but it is not currently a priority.
He said: “There is no market, thinking on profi tability… it’s difficult to be successful in sports cars.” However, he did admit that a small roadster could be “beautiful”.
LaFerrari replacement ruled out
There definitely won’t be a replacement for the LaFerrari until there is a step-change in technology. Ferrari believes that to be about 10 years away, at which point there will be enough new technology to put into a car to “make a mark on history”.
In that time, Ferrari also hopes all the technology on the LaFerrari will have trickled down into its model range.