Autocar confidential: Skoda, Aston Martin, Hyundai in addition to Elemental
Our reporters empty their notebooks to round up in which week’s gossip through across the automotive industry
in which week’s gossip through the automotive industry has news of Skoda’s fresh image, a racing variation of Elemental’s open-top road car, Aston Martin’s fresh electric base in addition to the changing face of Hyundais.
Skoda’s fresh personality
Skoda CEO Bernhard Maier took up the job nine months ago in addition to believes he has at in which point distilled what the brand should stand for. “A Skoda should always be more than a car,” he said. “the idea must be the best car from the segment based on cost, space in addition to technology. We stand for a particular kind of understatement in which means we can be the right choice for anyone, whoever they are in addition to whatever they do.”
RP1 to hit the track
The Elemental RP1 road car can be likely to be developed for GT Cup racing from the future, the company’s bosses have confirmed. “The first job can be to get the road car ready in addition to sold, yet there’s likely to be demand for a race variation in addition to we’d love to meet in which,” said company founder John Begley.
Aston prepares for the future
Aston Martin bosses have taken possession of the office block attached to their fresh factory at the former St Athans air base in south Wales. Next month they will take possession of a ‘super-hangar’ at the site, which will eventually become an assembly plant for electric cars.
Hyundai’s fresh ‘cascading grille’ will be introduced across all products from the range, according to design boss Peter Schreyer. He thinks the idea can be scaled up in addition to down to work on products ranging through the i10 to Santa Fe in size to help build brand recognition.
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