Welcome to The Grid, R&T's quick roundup of the auto industry and motorsports news you should know this morning.
Lynk & Co in Europe?
Automakers seems to be investing more and more in China, with new factories and establishing partnerships with native automakers. But Chinese automaker Geely has been doing the opposite, buying brands like Volvo and Lotus in the last few years to extend its footprint outside of China. Now, Lynk & Co, Geely's newest brand,
The latest is that Volvo's factory in Belgium could be utilized to build cars for Lynk & Co when it decides to move into the European market. More of Volvo's infrastructure could also be used to build up the new brand.
Toro Rosso Could Surprise
This year, Toro Rosso gets a new engine supplier in Honda, an automaker that hasn't had the greatest recent run in Formula One, if you haven't heard. Expectations aren't exactly high for Toro Rosso in 2018 thanks to Honda power, but the team's technical director thinks
James Key believes that the advantages of being a works team are huge for Toro Rosso, which has never had a factory engine supplier. He also thinks that Honda is working really hard to make up for a disappointing 2017. I guess we'll have to wait and see.
Hyundai thanks to an issue in the ABS system where water can get in and cause a short. That can start a fire under the hood. The recall impacts 2006 Sonatas and 2006 - 2011 Azeras.