PARIS — Dacia is introducing new versions of its small cars, the Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan, as Renault Group’s Romanian budget brand hopes to regain sales momentum. The new models are now on the same Renault-Nissan Alliance CMF platform as the latest-generation Renault Clio and Captur, and they use Renault’s 1.0-liter, three-cylinder gasoline engines.
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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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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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DETROIT — General Motors on Monday said it plans to invest $71 million at two Ohio plants to enhance transmission production and prepare a casting facility for future components work. GM will invest $39 million at its Toledo transmission plant to upgrade production of the eight-speed rear-wheel-drive transmission and $32 million at its Defiance casting
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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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Maserati hasn’t raced in Formula One in decades, but the automaker’s recently unveiled MC20 supercar boasts some F1-derived engine tech, according to Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained. Specifically, the car’s 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 uses pre-chamber combustion. That means each cylinder has dual combustion chambers, each with its own spark plug. Pre-chamber combustion isn’t new; Honda
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What kind of car is the 2021 Hyundai Ioniq? What does it compare to? The 2021 Hyundai Ioniq is a five-seat hatchback that comes in hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or electric versions. It’s an excellent value and one of the most efficient cars you can buy. As such, it’s a rival for the Toyota Prius, the
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Michigan’s franchised auto retailers are backing state legislation that would limit direct vehicle sales beyond Tesla, cementing into law an agreement reached this year that allowed only the California electric vehicle maker to operate in the state. But other EV startups and traditional automakers object, positioning Michigan as the latest battleground in a clash over
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FRANKFURT — Daimler’s Dieter Zetsche will not seek to become chairman of the German carmaker’s supervisory board, he told Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper. Zetsche, 67, a former CEO of the company that owns the Mercedes-Benz brand, was due to take a seat as chairman on the board of directors, which in Germany is known as
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At the nation’s franchised ultraluxury and exotic dealerships, new vehicles usually are the stars of the showroom. But with the new-vehicle production pipeline squeezed by COVID-19, 2020 has been anything but ordinary for elite brands. Inventories are tight, used models are commanding higher prices and service has taken on even greater importance. “Inventory levels are
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Tesla Inc.’s stock price isn’t the only part of the business that’s growing. The electric vehicle maker continues to ramp up production of its Model Y crossover and has two plants — one in Germany and another in Texas — under construction. It plans to broaden its lineup with the Cybertruck pickup and a semitruck
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Polestar has reversed course on the Precept sedan, deciding to turn what was originally billed as a “vision” of the brand’s future into a production model. It will take three years to complete development of the brand’s future flagship grand tourer, Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath told Automotive News Europe. The production car will be underpinned
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Polestar has reversed course on the Precept sedan, deciding to turn what was originally billed as a “vision” of the brand’s future into a production model. It will take three years to complete development of the brand’s future flagship grand tourer, Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath told Automotive News Europe. The production car will be underpinned
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