Month: September 2020

Bentley, with a small lineup that was already fresh, is getting fresher. That’s largely driven by the arrival of the freshened 2021 Bentayga SUV, on sale now. Bentley was the first of the ultraluxury and exotic brands to venture into the segment, and the updated model is arriving before some competitors’ initial SUV offerings do.
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Lucid Motors has achieved a new personal record getting closer to Tesla Model S Plaid’s own record at the Laguna Seca racetrack with its own tri-motor electric performance vehicle. But there are caveats. The Laguna Seca racetrack is becoming the scene to develop the highest performance electric car and consequently, the highest performance production car
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DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. is lowering the price of its Mustang Mach-E crossover between $1,000 and $3,000, depending on the trim, as it prepares to launch the vehicle later this year. In a memo to dealers, Ford said the Premium trims will get a $3,000 price cut, with the all-wheel-drive version dropping to $50,800
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What hasn’t been negatively stated about Mercedes’ electric strategy: The EQC is only being sold at a manageable low level, other EQ models have been in the pipeline for too long. But wait! Now Mercedes is surprising us with a type of electric vehicle that Tesla does not have: the EQV based on the V-Class minivan. Of course, the Mercedes EQV is not the
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Thyssenkrupp plans to cut 800 jobs at its automotive system engineering activities. In announcing the move, the German steel supplier warned that the car market remained extremely challenging. “We don’t expect output figures in the auto industry to return to pre-crisis levels for at least two to three years,” Ingo Steinkrueger, head of Thyssenkrupp System
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The auto show shuffle continues, and Detroit may have just drawn an inside straight. As you probably heard last week, the North American International Auto Show for 2021 is moving to September. The show — a January staple that had been eclipsed by CES in Las Vegas — reinvented itself for 2020 as a June
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WASHINGTON — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will pay a $9.5 million civil penalty to settle allegations it misled investors by not disclosing that it conducted only a limited internal review of its compliance with emissions regulations, the top U.S. securities regulator said Monday. Fiat Chrysler, which did not admit or deny wrongdoing to resolve the Securities
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From economic stresses to increased work-from-home numbers, byproducts of the COVID-19 pandemic are giving pause to car shoppers who might otherwise consider an electric vehicle to replace their internal-combustion-engine model. But this is just a short-lived bump in the road that will be followed by a rebound in consumer interest in EVs. There are compelling
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What kind of car is the 2021 Chevy Trax? What does it compare to? The 2021 Trax is a small five-door hatchback with available all-wheel drive. Its rivals include the Nissan Kicks, Honda HR-V, and Buick Encore. Is the 2021 Chevy Trax a good car? Review continues below The 2021 Chevrolet Trax is short on
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YOKOHAMA, Japan — Infiniti’s next-generation QX60 crossover will get more muscular, premium styling that heralds a reboot for the brand. Infiniti Chairman Peyman Kargar expects next year’s arrival of the QX60 three-row midsize crossover, along with the launch of the new QX55 coupe-styled compact crossover, to stoke sales while winning new customers. “We are beginning
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Toyota Motor North America launches its latest ad campaign Monday, featuring the 2021 Venza midsize crossover. The campaign, titled “Seekers of New,” highlights the Venza’s advanced technologies and hybrid performance. A TV spot called “Lifesaver” features the Venza’s performance capabilities with a couple trying to save their runaway dog as they maneuver through a city
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Ford announced today that it is investing $1.8 billion CAD to produce “fully battery electric vehicles” in Canada. The announcement is part of a deal between Ford and Unifor, an important general trade union in Canada, on a new national labour agreement. The deal includes several new benefits for Ford employees in Canada: Competitive alternative
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