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AutoComplete: Mini's first hybrid is arriving this yearVolkswagen reportedly patents a car without a windshield, and Apple's secret Project Titan is in the midst of a shake-up.
Today is Monday, October 17th and here's what's making news on Road Show. Mini's first electric vehicle isn't set to arrive until 2019 but its first plug-in should be coming later this year. Debuting as part of the upcoming second generating Countryman lineup, Mini claims its plug-in will provide electric driving at highway speeds. It's likely to be based on the Euro market BMW two series plug-in which puts out 221 horsepower and 284 pound feet of torque. And we'll likely be seeing it at the LA Auto Show this November. Internet sleuths from the VW Vortex form have discovered what they believe are patent drawings for a future Volkswagen concept car. The vehicle lacks both front and rear windshields, but the side windows are surprisingly still there. The low-slung coupe looks a fair bit more like a Bugatti than a Volkswagen, but that is far from a bad thing. Apple's mysterious project Titan might be a bit less titanic than originally thought. According to Bloomberg's insider sources, the supposed Apple Car project is being drastically scaled back with team leaders now focusing on creating a self driving car platform that it can sell to other manufacturers. With even Google reaching out for auto industry partnerships, the idea of going it alone as a tech titan is looking more and more like a pipe dream. Find more on these stories and more over on the roadshow.com, and we'll talk to you tomorrow.