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AutoComplete: Lexus gets green light for production UX conceptPlus: Volvo dishes deets on its EV, and Volkswagen doesn't say no to FCA merger idea.
Here's what's making news on Road Show. Lexus received the green light to build a production version of its wildly styled UX subcompact cross over concept according to an executive speaking at the Geneva Motor Show. It will slow below the NX which should make it the luxury equivalent of Toyota CHR. Many concepts are distilled down from production but considering the flagship LC Coop moved over nearly unchanged The UX Concept's sharp angles have a good chance of sticking around. Volvo's got an electric vehicle coming in 2019 and we have an idea of it's range and cost. Volvo's CEO Lex Kerssemakers said the targets are a range of 250 miles and a price tag of $35,000 and $40,000. That would put it in the same range as the Chevy Bolt EV and the forthcoming Tesla Model 3. It's unclear if it will be built on the larger STA platform or the smaller CMA platform and Volvo isn't yet sure if it will be built as a standalone model or integrated into a current model's lineup. It's 2 AM, the bar lights are turning on and Fiat Chrysler is looking for someone to take home. Volkswagen hasn't yet walked out of the door, but it's not quite ready to pair up according to CEO, Matthias Muller. Volkswagen is going all in on electric vehicles and FCA could use the expertise and cost sharing that would come as part of a merger with the worlds largest automaker. Earlier Muller said, that merger talks were not going to happen, but this appears to mark a shift in that line of thinking. Talk about mixed messages. Find more on these stories over on the roadshow.com and we'll talk to you tomorrow