Month: July 2020

A new face and improved tech are just the start for the 2021 Audi Q5. As the automaker’s ‘tweener crossover between the smaller (but still big) Q3 and bigger (and even bigger) three-row Q7, the Q5 is a segue to electrification-curious shoppers, and even some performance-leaning shoppers. Blunter: The 2021 Q5 needs to do a
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Dealer grosses this month reached their highest levels since 2007, according to J.D. Power, thanks to a number of COVID-19-related variables working in unison to give franchised auto dealers their strongest pricing power since before the Great Recession. While growing per-vehicle profits on their signature product might seem cause for at least quiet celebration, how
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By Joey Klender Posted on July 30, 2020 Neuralink’s Elon Musk hinted toward some of the possible developments of the company’s August 28th event, which will give updates on the progress engineers have made toward developing State-of-the-Art neurological technologies. Of these updates, Musk stated that the August 28th event would show a real-time demonstration of
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Honda Motor Co. is requiring office employees to work the production line at its Marysville, Ohio, plant because of COVID-19-related worker shortages. Departments with affected employees include purchasing, accounting and quality. A Honda spokesperson told Automotive News in an emailed statement that COVID-19-related “precautions, combined with strong demand for our products, has created the need to ask
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Polestar has today delivered the first European Polestar 2 customer car at the company’s iconic global headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Thunder-coloured fastback is specified with a Charcoal WeaveTech vegan interior. The new owner, Sture Stensson gets a walk through the extensive technology onboard. New owner Sture Stensson commented: “I ordered my Polestar 2 on
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FRANKFURT — Volkswagen Group on Thursday moved to quash rumors that CEO Herbert Diess had been sidelined, issuing an unsolicited declaration of support for the executive, who has clashed with the company’s labor leaders over deeper-than-expected cuts. “The most important message is that the supervisory board and executive committee … are in complete agreement that
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Succinct as it is accurate, “It’s a Subaru” pretty well describes the 2021 Subaru Ascent three-row crossover SUV. All-wheel drive? Check. Horizontally opposed engine? Yup. Room for people and gear? Uh-huh. Hard-wearing interior? Sure. The 2021 Subaru Ascent soldiers into the new year with minimal changes on what’s been a reliable formula so far. The
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Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story mischaracterized the ideology of the bipartisan Coalition for a Prosperous America.  President Donald Trump, true to his “America First” promise in the 2016 campaign, has confronted China over its trade practices, treatment of intellectual property and alleged currency manipulation. His tenure has been marked by a two-year
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Cox Automotive eliminated roughly 1,600 positions in North America, including 1,500 in the U.S., as the Atlanta dealership services company reorganizes and prepares to expand digital initiatives amid the coronavirus pandemic. The affected employees held corporate and field roles, Cox spokesman Chintan Talati said Wednesday. He said the majority of those cut worked for the
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DETROIT — General Motors’ first battery-electric pickup, the GMC Hummer, will be unveiled this fall after the automaker postponed the May reveal because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Hummer could better position GM to compete against off-road rivals, such as the Ford Bronco. “We look at each brand and are continuing to build on our
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PARIS/TOKYO — When the French part of the Renault-Nissan alliance reports its results on Thursday, investors expect confirmation of a harsh reality: automakers that already had weaknesses are having them mercilessly exposed by the pandemic. All the world’s automakers have been in crisis at one time or another in the past few years, but it
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