Toyota is giving its dealers another source of profits with a line of factory-developed accessories for its pickups and SUVs.
VW assures its suppliers that it does not intend to launch a parts-making business to compete with them. Instead, the automaker is getting its own house in order to weather the transformation it is planning for itself.
Rumor has it Bugatti may be planning to unveil an $18 million hypercar next month, named for former VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech. That according to the SupercarBlog.
They're looking at an industry that's being transformed by consolidation, technology and increasing capital demands — and deciding to get out.
Even with automakers and tech companies sprouting projects across the country, California remains a fertile testing ground for self-driving vehicles.