Hyundai enters luxury market, Bentley enters Outback

 

Looking to fill up on auto news? We’ve clocked some miles traversing the Web for all things auto-related. Pull in, grab a coffee and digest some of the week’s most interesting news with us.

 

Hyundai Motor launches luxury car brand, aims for 6 models by 2020,” U.S. News

Hyundai is joining the table for a slice of the luxury vehicle market with the launch of its premium car brand Genesis. It will initially have a lineup of two models, one of which is the existing namesake sedan, the other, a flagship car, to launch next month. Hyundai was the only major automaker without a separate luxury brand, U.S. News reports.

Read the full article in U.S. News

 

Watch a Bentley Continental GT Speed hit 206 mph in Australia,” Autoblog

This Bentley weighing 5,000 lbs. powers past 200 mph while scorching across the Aussie Outback, and it was all perfectly legal. There’s a 120-mile stretch of road deep in dusty Australia that was derestricted by local authorities; ideal for the 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 engine to flex its muscles.

Watch the video and read the Autoblog article

 

The very best rides of SEMA 2015, day one,” Car and Driver

The SEMA 2015 Show may be closed to the public, but Car and Driver brings us some of the best and wildest rides in pictures, including a Volkswagen bus looking like a blown-up piece of bubblegum about to burst. The show, which opened on Tuesday and runs to today, is an automotive specialty products trade event with a whole lot of hot new products in one place.

View the pictures in Car and Driver

 

Elon Musk: In less than 20 years, owning a car will be like owning a horse,” Tech Insider

In his vision of the future, Tesla boss Elon Musk believes that owning a car that’s not fully autonomous would only happen for sentimental reasons. Like owning a horse. In just 15-20 years, “automakers will be rolling out fully autonomous vehicles,” but Tesla is well ahead of that curve, according to Musk.

Read the full article in Tech Insider

 

Long-lost Lunar Rover prototype is found in scrapyard,” Yahoo! Autos

Imagine owning a moon buggy. This is the story of a Lunar Rover prototype that, lost for 50 years, turns up in a scrapyard.

Read the full article in Yahoo! Autos

 

See you next week for more automotive news. Drive safe.

 

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