Month: November 2019

DETROIT — General Motors plans to build four electric vehicles at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly by the end of 2023, including battery-powered versions of the GMC Sierra and Cadillac Escalade, according to a prominent forecasting firm. The plant, which had been scheduled to close in January, will remain open under the automaker’s newly ratified contract with the
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We head out to the test track in Audi’s race track ready R8 GT to see if it has what it takes to battle the world’s top supercars. Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/exotic/1106_2012_audi_r8_gt_test/index.html Also find Motor Trend on: Tweets by MotorTrend http://facebook.com/MotorTrendMag Shot by: Jim Gleason, Gordon Green & Corey Denomy Edited by: Jim
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Daimler has taken a “reality check” on self-driving taxis, acknowledging that making them safe is proving harder than first thought amid questions over their future earnings potential. Daimler will “rightsize” its spending level on robotaxis and self-driving technology will more likely be applied to commercial vehicles for freight companies on long haul routes, CEO Ola
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Genesis parent company Hyundai Motor Group has developed new a new system that can reduce unwanted outside noise, leapfrogging the industry and setting a new bar for using technology to improve cabin comfort the company announced on Tuesday. Noise-cancellation technology has become commonplace in the automotive universe, but its current applications are limited to reducing
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We appreciate the ease of the 2020 Honda CR-V’s lineup: any pick is a good pick.  With a newly standard turbo engine, good base features, and standard active safety features across the board, any 2020 CR-V is a good deal.  With that kind of freedom to find a good deal comes opportunity—an opportunity to pick
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Over the last month, I, along with the rest of the world, have watched as fires rage across California. Even after California utilities implemented “public safety power shutoffs,” prevailing high winds continue to push fires throughout multiple counties in the state, prompting utilities to enforce the third round of power shutoffs this month. On the
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The Toyota Avalon has always been something of a stealthy, value-priced luxo-barge. But it’s never been a vehicle with the means to confidently take on wet or slick conditions—until now. That’s thanks to the new availability of all-wheel drive on this previously front-drive-only flagship sedan. The addition of Toyota‘s Dynamic Torque Control AWD system promises
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee will hold a Nov. 20 hearing on the testing and deployment of self-driving vehicles that will include top U.S. safety officials, as Congress has struggled to pass legislation on autonomous vehicles. The hearing will come one day after the National Transportation Safety Board meets to determine the probable
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The mystery Ferrari coupe spotted testing in October has been revealed as the Roma—a new front-engine, fixed-roof, 2+2 grand tourer based on the same underpinnings as the Portofino convertible. Revealed Wednesday at a private event in Rome, appropriately, the new coupe boasts clean, sleek lines and a fixed roof. Up front, the Roma features a
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Our review of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is coming soon. You can get a quick quote for a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 if you’re interested in purchasing one. Sign up for Email Updates Get updates about the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 emailed to you I agree to receive emails from this site. I can
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FCA’s planned merger with PSA Group is a risky move, but it’s probably less risky than not doing it. For PSA, the deal looks like a no-brainer: It diversifies the company’s geographic portfolio — giving it entree to the lucrative U.S. market and a well-established dealer network — as it adds a strong brand in
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Toyota will test how much of the consumer shift away from sedans is because of the added security of all-wheel-drive systems found on most crossovers as the Japanese automaker adds an optional fuel-efficient awd system to its Camry and Avalon sedans next year. The awd version of the midsize Camry will be the model’s first
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BERLIN – Elon Musk told an award ceremony crowd that Tesla Inc. plans to build its next factory near the German capital of Berlin, sending a stark message to some of the world’s most prestigious automakers that he’s headed for their home turf. The electric-car maker also will establish an engineering and design center in Berlin
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