Mazda MX-5 RF has won the “Red Dot: Best of the Best” prize at the 2017 Red Dot product design awards, and with it yet another feather in the cap for Mazda and its KODO – Soul of Motion styling.
The unique two-seater retractable fastback thereby duplicates the success of its fourth-generation MX-5 soft-top sibling, which took away the same award for outstanding product design in 2015.
Toyota is recalling a total of about 2.9 million vehicles in Japan, China, Europe and other regions including its RAV4 SUV due to potentially faulty airbags.
Vehicles sold in North America, Toyota’s biggest market, were exempt from the latest recall, the company said.
Hyundai is said to be working on a long range SUV powered by fuel cells.
The company is overhauling its platform range and also working on a dedicated version for EV application, which is also likely to be adopted by sister company Kia.
Apple is reportedly carrying on with its plans for an autonomous vehicle.
There was speculation the project halted two years ago, but now a list of suppliers has been published, including automotive specialist Bosch.