Volvo Tease, Truck Tradition, & Art Car
There’s apparently an early glimpse of the new Volvo XC40. Autoblog.com is reporting a photo leaked on Instagram. It only shows part of the rear end. The Volvo XC40 is the first model of the new 40 series. It will be built on the newly developed, Compact Modular Architecture. Volvo plans to launch the small premium SUV later this year.
Ford is celebrating 100-years of building trucks. It began with the 1917 Ford Model TT. It had a Model T cab and engine, but also a heavier-duty frame with a one-ton payload. Ford sold 209 Model TT’s that year. They cost $600. Ford recently reported the best second quarter sales for the F-Series since 2001. The average price was $45,400.
The BMW i3 “Spaghetti Car” generated a lot of buzz in Saint-Tropez. A Swiss collector had the highest bid, paying almost $117,000 for the Art Car. The auction benefited the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. BMW says it’s a fully functioning electric vehicle. BMW and artists have created Art Cars for almost half a century.