Welcome to The Grid, R&T's quick roundup of the auto industry and motorsports news you should know this morning.
A Daimler Stake?
Recently, Volvo's parent, the Geely Group, bought a substantial stake in Daimler. Now it seems that Daimler in Volvo. This could lead to increased cooperation between the two automakers, including sharing engines.
Of course, neither Daimler nor Geely have commented on the potential investment. But this could be a solution to Volvo's announcement that it's not going to develop more gas engines. It's also likely that this is what Geely wanted after it made an investment in Daimler.
Corvette at Indy, Again
A Corvette will pace the Indy 500 for the 15th time this May. But this Corvette is a lovely dark blue ZR1. Looks good. No driver has been announced.
F150 Diesel Economy
The F150 is getting a 3.0 liter turbodiesel engine. This is good news! It's also estimated by the EPA to get 30 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg around town. The combined 25 mpg rating is the .
The F150 will have a lot of challengers soon, with new pickups from Chevrolet, GMC and Ram on the horizon, so the diesel can't arrive soon enough.