Hyundai offers the 2021 six different ways, but smart buyers will stay tuned to the middle versions. Based on those models, we give the Tucson a 9 for features, with points for its value, warranty, infotainment, and standard features. The $24,840 Tucson SE offers the lower-output engine, cloth upholstery, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with
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Editor’s note: This story is part of the annual Automotive News “Future Product Pipeline” series. Audi’s expansion of its battery-electric lineup will begin next year and will continue for at least the next four years as the German luxury brand adds battery-powered, all-wheel-drive sport sedans, crossovers and perhaps even supercars. Over that period, however, Audi
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Cadillac’s three-row hauler not called “Escalade” returns this year for family shoppers. The 2021 Cadillac XT6 adds a turbo-4 engine on lower trims for a lower entry price and wireless smartphone compatibility. We rate it at 7.0 overall, which is buoyed by good safety scores and good room inside. Three-row competitors are all elbows these
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Lithia Motors Inc. is launching a one-price marketplace for new and used electric and hybrid vehicles. The platform, called Greencars, is both informational and transactional and has been in the works for about a year, said Lithia Chief Marketing Officer Tom Dobry. The Medford, Ore., public retailer has been operating it in pilot mode for
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TrueCar Inc. agreed to sell its ALG subsidiary to J.D. Power for $135 million. The move comes as the vehicle-listings company looks to strengthen its balance sheet amid a difficult business environment due in part to the coronavirus pandemic. The price tag includes an upfront cash payment of $112.5 million at closing, as well as
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German new-car sales in July fell 5.4 percent, which was the best result for Europe’s largest vehicle market this year. Registrations for the month were 314,938, the KBA motor vehicle authority said. The slowdown in the market’s freefall — which peaked in April with a 61 percent drop and eased to a decline of 32
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Penske Automotive Group Inc. confirmed a longtime top marketing executive resigned last week, and the public dealership group has promoted a nine-year company veteran to fill the position. Terri Mulcahey, Penske’s executive vice president of marketing and business development, resigned for personal reasons effective July 31, Penske spokesman Anthony Pordon said. The second-largest U.S. new-vehicle
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The 2021 Hyundai Kona would like your attention, please. Now. It’s a small crossover SUV with economy-car roots, but the 2021 Kona has fancy hardware, from all-wheel drive to a dual-clutch transmission to an all-electric companion—and it’s all wrapped in a shape that demands you notice it.  Sold in SE, SEL, Ultimate, and Limited versions—and
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Since 2019, Link Transit in Wenatchee, Wash., between Seattle and Spokane, has tested a city bus with an inductive charging system. To add electricity to the vehicle’s battery pack, the driver simply drives directly over a magnetic pad placed in the ground, matching it with a magnetic pad on the undercarriage of the bus. Electricity
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Forty-one years ago, acclaimed scientist Betsy Ancker-Johnson attended her first meeting in the General Motors boardroom as the Detroit automaker’s vice president for environmental activities. It was 1979, and “the gentlemen were all walking on eggshells,” she recalled two decades later in an interview with Automotive News. It was a public policy planning meeting, and
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