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The 2021 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty pickup hog mollies are back this year—how could you miss them? Mechanically related to the Chevrolet Silverado HD twins, the GMC versions are comparatively a little more rock ‘n’ roll. New this year are versions of the pickup that take it further off-road (X31) and take it further into
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The location of Tesla Inc.’s next U.S. assembly plant ultimately was decided by asking employees one question: Where do you want to live? “I went around the room with my team and said, ‘Where do you want to spend time? Where would you potentially move?’ ” CEO Elon Musk told Automotive News. “Austin was their top
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TOKYO — Subaru Corp. slumped to an operating loss in the latest quarter as the COVID-19 pandemic broadsided sales and production, especially in the key U.S. market. In the fiscal first quarter ended June 30, Subaru booked an operating loss of 15.7 billion yen ($146.2 million), reversing an operating profit of 92.2 billion yen ($858.6
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Behold, the only American car you can factory order and pick up at a dealership that features body assembly  completed by an independent coachbuilder, just as luxury automobiles like Duesenbergs—and Lincolns—often were in the classic era: the Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition. Anyone can plainly see the extensive modifications the coachbuilders made in stretching the
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VW,s I.D.3 is the start of the Volkswagen Group pure electric offensive, with the underpinning set to spawn a variety of models from within the group.  Most recently used in the SEAT El-Born, shown as a potential electric hot hatch. First announced in May 2019 and reserved by over 30,000 pre-bookers across Europe, the ID.3
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MILAN — Ferrari has trimmed its sales forecasts for this year after reporting decreasing core earnings, although in line with expectations, in the second quarter due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ferrari said Monday that its adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) would come in between 1.075 billion euros and 1.125 billion euros
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Jeep‘s Groundhog Day spoof with actor Bill Murray is one of two Super Bowl commercials to be nominated for the 2020 Emmy Awards. The one-minute Jeep spot, which topped the USA Today Admeter rankings, is up against Amazon’s “Before Alexa” ad from Super Bowl LIV as well as ads from Apple, Procter & Gamble and
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TOKYO — Lithium ion batteries revolutionized electrified driving by being small, light and powerful. The trio of scientists who developed them even won the Nobel Prize in October for their work. But the advent of solid-state batteries is poised to usher in another leap forward. Solid-state batteries differ from lithium ion batteries in using a
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TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda will create a trio of companies tasked with developing software for the next generation of smart cars. In detailing the plans, Toyoda said old business strategies no longer guarantee success in an industry being rocked by technological upheaval. Toyoda spoke here last week. These are edited excerpts.
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Editor’s note: This story is part of the annual Automotive News “Future Product Pipeline” series. Acura’s return to its performance roots accelerated this year with the debut of a redesigned TLX midsize sports sedan on a new platform with an optional turbocharged six-cylinder engine. But there is much more to come, and it will happen
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