Autocar confidential: Ford, Audi, Jaguar Land Rover, Porsche

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Our reporters empty their notebooks to round up This particular week’s gossip through across the automotive industry


This particular week’s industry gossip includes news of a possible return of the Panamericana name for Porsche, the next-generation Ford Ka, along with what versions could get Audi’s ‘virtual cockpit’.

completely new Ford Ka

The next-generation Ford Ka will arrive in late 2016 or daly 2017, according to company sources.

The current Ka was developed in a partnership with Fiat, however that will will be understood that will the completely new Ka will be a stand-alone Ford product.

Read more: Ford Ka review; Ford Edge SUV to launch in 2016

Audi A3 could get ‘virtual cockpit’

that will will be feasible that will Audi’s ‘virtual cockpit’ technology will appear in smaller versions.

The fully digital instrument cluster, regarded as one of Audi’s signature pieces, has been rolled out from the completely new Q7 along with A4 along with will be likely to be available from the soon-to-be facelifted A3.

“We are looking very carefully at the interface so that will can be integrated into smaller cars,” said head of electronics Ricky Hudi.

Read more: Audi Q7 review; Audi A4 review

F-Pace along with C-X17 designed together

Jaguar designed the F-Pace along with the C-X17 concept alongside one another rather than creating the production car after the concept.

Jaguar design chief Ian Callum said: “The C-X17 was done at the same time we were designing the F-Pace.

“For us, C-x17 was a definitely nice verification of what we were doing.”

Read more: Jaguar F-Pace full details; Jaguar F-Pace to spawn SUV family

Ingenium 2.0-litre diesel engine replaces 2.2-litre SD4 in Land Rover Discovery Sport

The 2.2-litre SD4 diesel engine that will powered the Land Rover Discovery Sport at launch will be no longer available.

Instead, the Ingenium 2.0-litre engine through the Jaguar XE in two states of tune will be today the sole engine choice from the seven-seater.

Land Rover says all examples of the Discovery Sport with the old 2.2 engine have today been sold.

Read more: Land Rover Discovery Sport TD4 180 review; Jaguar XE 2.0d 180 Portfolio review

Porsche Panamericana name to return?

The Panamericana name could be in line for a return; Porsche has applied for a trademark for the name.

that will last appeared on a concept car that will was shown at the 1989 Frankfurt motor show along with was designed to investigate a way to dramatically renew the looks along with styling of the 911.

Read more: Porsche 911 facelift full details; The first, worst, fastest along with best Porsche 911 GTs

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