Found in this week's pile of Autocar writers' scribblings is news of Volkswagen's bespoke EV factory, Dacia's success in 2018 and more.
Is Ferrari concerned about a new wave of supercar makers arriving with competitors for its products, such as the new Aston Martin Vanquish and Pininfarina Battista? Perhaps not. “Imitation is the best form of flattery,” said Ferrari CEO Louis Camillieri recently. “We’re flattered.”
V-Class MPV keeps Mercedes young
The Vito-based Mercedes-Benz V-Class large MPV might seem an unlikely choice to gain an AMG-Line version, complete with sporty styling tweaks. But the firm does so because of the V-Class’s customer base, which is the youngest of any Mercedes model. Around three-quarters of buyers are under 55, according to Mercedes.
Volkswagen readies new EV home