The Ford brand is closing in on Toyota as the favorite of retail auto buyers, a sign of rising popularity of the Fusion mid-size car and Escape sport-utility vehicle, and of growing dismay with the Japanese manufacturer.
McLaren Automotive Ltd., the carmaker famed for its Formula One racing arm, is close to introducing its fourth supercar as the company seeks to vie against Fiat SpA’s Ferrari and Volkswagen AG’s Lamborghini.
Fisker Automotive Holdings Inc. won court approval to sell its assets to China’s Wanxiang Group Corp. for an offer valued at $149.2 million, almost six times what the hybrid-car maker sought when it filed for bankruptcy.
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, the No. 1 seller of premium cars, introduced limited Lunar Year of the Horse editions of its M-model sedans aimed at China’s luxury customers amid slowing growth in the second-largest economy.
Aston Martin’s controlling shareholder, Investment Dar Co., has approached potential buyers for the maker of luxury sports cars featured in James Bond movies, said five people with knowledge of the matter.
In January I tested the latest, reinvigorated Range Rover sport-utility vehicle. Eleven months later I closed out the year with the Porsche 918 Spyder, the company’s $845,000 hybrid supercar. The days in between brought Ferraris and Hyundais, Jaguars and Mazdas, Aston Martins and Hondas and Bentleys. (Of those, a Jaguar and Mazda made this list.)