Month: December 2019

If the CR-V is too small and the Pilot is too big, Honda’s punched your ticket with the 2020 Passport.  For 2020, the Honda Passport doesn’t stray far from the crossover that was new last year. In fact, nothing’s changed. It’s kind of a theme with the Passport—it’s closely related to the Pilot, minus a
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Since its introduction in 2015, the current-generation Mustang has moved Ford‘s nameplate upmarket in terms of performance—culminating in the latest, greatest 2020 Shelby GT500. In MotorTrend testing, we’ve found that the S550 platform has evolved from mere pony car to comparing favorably with premium GT offerings from foreign nameplates. However, we’ve also learned that, on
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DETROIT — The UAW is eliminating its largest geographical region as part of its cleanup from the fallout of a federal investigation that exposed a lengthy pattern of corruption within the region’s past leadership. Region 5, which covers 17 states in the western and southwestern U.S., will be merged into the adjacent regions 4 and
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Porsche on Wednesday provided the first details on a new electric powertrain it’s developing. The powertrain consists of four electric motors, with each motor capable of independently controlling a corresponding wheel, something referred to by the automaker as “variably distributable drive power.” Porsche said this torque control system can enable a high level of control
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There’s no “wrong” way to configure the 2020 Volvo S90. It’s simply a matter of how much money you’re willing to spend.  The S90 offers robust base features, a good infotainment system, and superlative trims that rival anything from Germany—at nearly any price. We give it an 8 out of 10 for features, and that’s
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Here are insights from speakers at Automotive News’ second annual Fixed Ops Journal Forum, held Nov. 13 in Orlando. Mark Hargreaves, service manager, Gator Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge “Why is it important to train technicians to properly write an estimate? An organized estimate will increase the adviser’s close ratio. It will decrease the time it takes to get
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The patent describes a method of integrating batteries into a body-on-frame platform. It’s similar to a skateboard chassis that’s become common for all-electric vehicles, in which batteries are mounted low in the floor. In Ford’s application, crossmembers are mounted between the left and right frame rails. Those crossmembers provide distinct battery housings, and are additionally
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The Lotus Evija will be the first all-British electric hypercar. The company says it will be the most powerful production car in existence with the capability of accelerating from 0-186mph (0-300km/h) in “significantly” less than nine seconds, and with a maximum speed of more than 200mph. BBC Click finds out more. See more at Click’s
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Automakers, ride-hailing and technology companies plowing money into the development of electric, self-driving and shared car services will find more enthusiastic consumers in China than in Europe and the United States, according to a survey released on Thursday. Consumers in some Western countries appear unconvinced as automakers overhaul their factories and supply chains to produce
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