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What kind of car is the 2022 Porsche Macan? What does it compare to? The 2022 Porsche Macan is a small crossover SUV that puts an emphasis on drivability and sporty performance. That gives it a bit less utility than some competitors, but it’s also the most fun SUV to drive in its class of
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Lucid Motors is enjoying a wild ride to the top tier of the EV pack. The quick pace of events is like a quarter-mile blast in the automaker’s 1,111-hp Lucid Air Dream Edition. Since late October, Lucid delivered its first Air sedans to paying customers, matched Ford Motor Co. in market value and received a
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A Porsche 911 Turbo is already about the best winter-beater supercar on the planet thanks to its compact dimensions, great visibility, traction-boosting rear-biased weight distribution and all-wheel drive. But this modified, Safari-style 911 Turbo spotted by Matt in or around Chicago looks like it could face down the kind of weather disaster only Hollywood can
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Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup JSC is restructuring its automobile unit VinFast ahead of a planned U.S. initial public offering in the second half of 2022. Vingroup’s 51.52 percent stake in VinFast will be transferred to a Singapore subsidiary, the company said in an emailed statement on Saturday. The EV maker, which aims to roll out electric
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BRUSSELS – Toyota is preparing a new Europe-specific vehicle platform that will accommodate full-hybrid, plug-in hybrid and full-electric powertrains, depending on market conditions and customer preference.  The architecture will combine elements of Toyota’s global compact platform (GA-C) and the EV-only e-TNGA platform. E3 stands for for emotion, engagement and energy, Toyota Europe says. Toyota needs
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By Joey Klender Posted on December 3, 2021 The $12,500 electric vehicle tax credit proposed in President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan is being labeled as “discriminatory” by Mexican Economy Minister Tatiana Clouthier, who said the country is analyzing legal recourse and other actions, including potential tariffs against the United States. Clouthier claims the
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What kind of vehicle is the 2022 GMC Yukon? What does it compare to? With the Yukon, GMC has a full-size SUV in two different lengths: long and longer. With seating for up to nine people and a luxe Denali edition, the Yukon rivals SUVs like the Lincoln Navigator, Ford Expedition, and the related Chevy
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Is Bob Brockman truly cognitively impaired to the extent that he won’t be able to help his lawyers defend him against federal tax evasion charges? Or is he, as prosecutors contend, exaggerating his symptoms to avoid a trial? A federal judge will make that determination now that a competency hearing for the former Reynolds and
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DETROIT — As the auto industry continues to grapple with supply chain disruptions and the resulting shortage of new vehicles, National Automobile Dealers Association Chairman Paul Walser foresees a silver lining for dealerships: the end of the much-hated stair-step incentive. Stair-step programs, which promise cash bonuses to incentivize dealerships to hit aggressive monthly, quarterly or
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SAIC Motor Corp. is planning a fresh round of fundraising for its mobility service platform Xiangdao Chuxing, according to people familiar with the matter, as it seeks to stay competitive amid shifts in the automotive industry. China’s largest carmaker, which counts Volkswagen AG and General Motors as partners, aims to raise as much as $157
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According to a statement from China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), Tesla Shanghai filed a recall plan for 21,599 Model Y EVs manufactured in the country. The automaker cited issues pertaining to the strength of front and rear steering knuckles, stating they may not meet the automaker’s design requirements. Just last week, we reported
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What kind of car is the 2022 Subaru WRX? What does it compare to? The redesigned 2022 Subaru WRX is a performance four-door sedan inspired by rally cars. A turbo-4 provides the power and standard all-wheel drive ensures it goes to the pavement efficiently. The WRX competes against cars like the Hyundai Veloster N and
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While the Cybertruck’s launch has been pushed back until sometime next year, those hankering after a mishmash of sharp angles had the opportunity to avail themselves of a  much smaller — and cheaper — substitute. Elon Musk invited his 65 million followers on Twitter to “Blow the whistle on Tesla!” with a new $50 “cyberwhistle”
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Dealer Jeff Lash, who was indicted earlier this year on federal fraud charges, sold a New York Subaru dealership in August to West Herr Automotive Group. The acquisition of Spurr Subaru in Brockport, N.Y., from Jeff Lash and Danielle Lash gave West Herr its second Subaru dealership. Jeff Lash is the same Lash who is
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Ford brand reports 152,367 vehicle sales in November in the U.S. (up 7.6% year-over-year), which is finally a positive number after five consecutive months of decline. The year-to-date number is 1,651,481 (down 5.2%). Sales of the electrified vehicles – xEVs (BEVs, PHEVs, HEVs) increased 154% year-over-year to 11,116. Ford says that xEV sales expands much quicker
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Nissan this week unveiled a lunar rover prototype in partnership with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The automaker and JAXA have been working together on this project since January 2020, Nissan said in a press release. Nissan said it’s applying motor-control knowhow from the Leaf and the e-4orce (pronounced e-Force) electric all-wheel drive system
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DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. said it was the top-selling automaker in the U.S. for a third consecutive month, posting a 5.8 percent increase in November light-vehicle sales that contrasted with declines for nearly all other companies that reported monthly results. Ford’s utility vehicle sales jumped 21 percent from a year ago, and F-Series pickup
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By Maria Merano Posted on December 2, 2021 Stellantis CEO Carlos Taveres stated that the pressure for legacy automakers to accelerate the shift to electric vehicles could threaten jobs and vehicle quality as traditional carmakers struggle to manage the higher costs of producing EVs.  Taveres said that the costs of transitioning to electric vehicle production
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What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Mercedes-Benz A-Class? What does it compare to? The A-Class is a small sedan with five seats that aspires to luxury. This gateway to the brand is related to the CLA and squares off against the Audi A3 and Genesis G70. Is the 2022 Mercedes-Benz A-Class a good car?
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