In the third quarter of 2018, Tesla made more cars than Porsche and Jaguar (in 2nd quarter Tesla was far away from Jaguar and Porsche). 83500 is not huge number for automobile industry in the world, but if we calculate the 83500 with average price of Tesla cars, we will get more than 5 billion dollars. (more…)
Now that Mercedes-Benz and BMW have both released global sales figures for the first half of 2018, we can take a closer look at exactly what’s going on in the luxury sales race.
Both German automakers managed to register half-year sales records. From the start of the year up until the end of June, the Mercedes-Benz brand sold 1 188 832 vehicles globally, representing a 3,9% increase year-on-year. The BMW brand, meanwhile, sold 1 059 296 vehicles from the start of the year until the end of June which means that BMW has increase in their sales equal to 2%. (more…)
Lamborghini unveiled its all-new Urus super-SUV. This outrageously fast, 650-horsepower, $200,000 off-roading four-door is not the first sport utility vehicle from the famed Italian exotic automaker.
It was also well before a brand like Bentley — another boutique automaker that is, like Lamborghini, part of the VW Group conglomerate — decided that there was room in the marketplace for an SUV that was capable of supercar acceleration, supercar top speeds, and supercar pricing. The brand’s Bentayga SUV, released in the second half of last year, accelerates from 0–60 mph faster than a Chevrolet Corvette, reaches a top speed of 187 mph, and hosts a starting price of $230,000. (more…)