Day: May 5, 2020

Lamborghini Isn’t Just Resuming Production This Week. It’s Also Unveiling a New Car.

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Lamborghini wants to get back to business as usual. But in the case of the famed Italian supercar specialists, that doesn’t just mean resuming production.

Late last week, the automaker announced in a press release that production would resume at its factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese on Monday. And if that weren’t enough to set the hearts of auto enthusiasts aflutter, the company also plans to unveil a new car on Thursday.

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While Lamborghini is raring to get back to work, the marque stressed that production will resume in accordance with government guidelines. Additionally, the automaker has worked with the local union to develop a strategy that will ensure the safety of all its workers. It also pledged to continue to monitor the “contagion’s evolution” and said that it would be ready to adjust protocols as needed.

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India’s car market reportedly flatlined to zero sales in April

In attempts to control the spread of the coronavirus and the COVID-19 pandemic, India has been been on lockdown since March 25 and will continue to be locked down until May 17. Like other countries in similar situations, India’s economy has been suffering clinging to life as a result. According to a The Times of India, via Car and Driver, India reported exactly zero domestic car sales for the month of April.

According sales data from the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), Indian manufacturers sold 2,773,575 passenger vehicles in the 2019-2020 financial year, a number that was already down from previous years of 3,288,581 in 2017-2018 and 3,377,389 in 2018-2019. Now, due to the unprecedented conditions created by the global COVID-19 crisis, that number will likely severely drop once again due to a current stretch of zero car sales whatsoever.

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Tesla comes out top in worst month for car sales since 1946

The number of new cars registered in April slumped to a post-War low of just 4,321 as demand was hammered by the lockdown, although electric vehicles surged in popularity during the month. 

Total sales plunged 97.3pc from a year earlier, when 161,064 cars were registered to buyers.

The collapse highlights the intense pressure on Britain’s £82bn automotive sector, which employs 823,000 people and is a key driver of prosperity across swathes of the country.

For the first time, the bestselling vehicle was an electric Tesla – a success which demonstrates how the market for conventional cars has been completely turned upside down. 

It comes just days after separate data showed the number of cars rolling off UK production lines fell by almost 40pc to 79,000 in March. Almost no manufacturing is thought to have happened in April due to a wave of factory shutdowns.

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Car Designer Frank Stephenson Reinvents the Child Car Seat

  • Former BMW and McLaren designer Frank Stephenson has turned his hand to making what the company claims is going to be the world’s safest child car seat.
  • The BabyArk seat was created in conjunction with an Israel defense contractor and has a shock-absorbing spiral adapted from tanks.
  • The seat will be expensive—how expensive, the company’s not yet saying—and is expected to go on sale online to U.S. buyers in late 2021.

    Any list of the most influential and accomplished automotive designers would have to include Frank Stephenson. He designed BMW’s first crossover, reinterpreted the old Mini and Fiat 500 in modern form, and penned more supercars than we’d venture to count. But three years ago, Stephenson left his job as design director at McLaren to set up his own consultancy. And now he’s teamed up with an Israeli defense contractor—not to redesign the battle-proven Merkava tank, but to rethink the

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