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Audi’s electric SUV faces four-week delay because of software bug

FRANKFURT/SEOUL: Audi’s first electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) will hit showrooms four weeks later than planned because of a software development issue, a spokesman for the German luxury car brand said on Sunday. The spokesman said Audi’s e-tron midsize SUV faced delay because the carmaker needs new regulatory clearance for a piece of software that was modified during the development process. Audi staged a global launch of the e-tron in San Francisco last month as part of its effort to expand the market for premium…

Fast cars and fancy SUVs at the Los Angeles auto show 

LOS ANGELES: From Nissan's "Star Wars" model, to Alfa Romeo sedan, lots of fast cars and a flock of SUVs: fun and fantasy collide at the Los Angeles auto show opening Friday. An SUV, high-tech sedan at Alfa Romeo The new Giulia was presented by Alfa Romeo boss Reid Bigland as "the quickest, technologically advanced four-door sedan in the world." READ MORE: Electric Jaguar SUV highlights auto industry’s cross currents Bigland told a crowd during the press preview at AutoMobility LA the Giulia was sort of…

Electric Jaguar SUV highlights auto industry’s cross currents

LOS ANGELES: A lot of strange things can be found in Los Angeles, but a battery-powered Jaguar sport utility vehicle is something new even for Southern California. The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV, a preview of a vehicle Jaguar intends to start selling within two years, highlights how technology, regulation, shifting consumer tastes and cheap gas are converging to force automakers out of their traditional lanes. The visitors will also see the largest-ever Mini car offered by Germany's BMW AG and a bevy of…