The Mazda 6 stopped, priority for SUVs
A difficult decision for enthusiasts, since the Japanese manufacturer Mazda has decided to stop the development of the future Mazda6, a vehicle with an attractive silhouette which presented a rear-wheel-drive type architecture, and a strong probability of housing an inline six-cylinder . Unfortunately, Mazda wants to focus on launching more SUV models rather than a high-end sedan. The choice of the Japanese firm is explained: SUVs are still on the rise, in addition to being profitable.
Lamborghini will present 4 models based on Huracan and Urus
The transalpine manufacturer is booming and has a success that has made many sports car manufacturers jealous. Who says success, says possibilities of development. This is why Lamborghini announces, in addition to the replacement for the Aventador in 2023, four new models for 2022, based on the Urus (the radical EVO version as well as another variation) and Huracan (a version derived from the -Sterrato terrain, and another variation). Enthusiasts of the indomitable bull will have something to eat.
Synthetic fuel? Volkswagen says NO
The Volkswagen manufacturer is not one of those betting on synthetic fuels to offer alternatives to electric, quite the contrary. For the German brand, synthetic fuels are not suitable for high-volume brands, which aim above all for profitability. For them, the future is 100% electric. Note that this is the manufacturer and not the eponymous group, one of whose brands (Porsche) strongly believes in this technology.
Alfa Romeo will quadruple its sales, an ambitious goal
After long years of distress, the Italian brand achieved profitability at the end of 2021, under the control of Stellantis. The manufacturer in Briscione is in the midst of a reconstruction phase under the aegis of its new CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato, with ambitious objectives. Indeed, Alfa Romeo intends to sell 200,000 vehicles per year by 2027 (i.e. almost 4x more than currently), by seeking to focus on electricity on the one hand (most of future models) and on the high-end on the other hand (an E-segment SUV is planned).
The Nissan GTR leaves France after 12 years
The Japanese brand formalized the planned end of its flagship GT-R model last March. The car has existed on the French market since 2007 and has allowed us to experience Japanese automotive passion for 12 years of pure happiness. This altogether logical decision follows the tightening of the regulations on the sound volume of vehicles as well as the dissuasive evolution of the ecological malus. Nevertheless, Nissan is already working on an electric version of its GT-R, more suited to the European market.
Aston wants to compete with Ferrari and in particular its 296 GTB
Finally, the English manufacturer seems to be doing better since the release of its DBX SUV, which has boosted sales. Therefore, Aston Martin can start to see bigger, and would be developing an entry-level sports car equipped with a V8 in the central rear position. The third car to have this engine architecture should see the light of day in 2023, and aims to compete with Ferrari’s 296 GTB. It will need this desire to strengthen its image to compete with the Italian which, despite its V6, is close to the supercar.
McLaren F1 GT: extremely rare. She resurfaced
The Sultan of Brunei’s car collection is the fruit of all fantasies: thousands of supercars bought in the 90s, many of them forgotten or abandoned. But recently, one of only three examples of the McLaren F1 GT in the world (#54F1GT), owned by the Sultan of Brunei, was spotted at London airport. The black-painted car should be restored by the English manufacturer, before returning to the sultanate and the huge collection.