Month: February 2020

Watch this episode on MotorTrend! https://bit.ly/2YdkfAo On this episode of Engine Masters, the comparison features 100-percent more hydraulic cam! Last round we compared hydraulic and solid roller lifters on hydraulic and solid cams, respectively. But we have more questions! For instance, can you actually run solid roller lifters on a hydraulic cam? Why would you?
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We recently got back from San Antonio where we test drove the 2021 Kia Seltos. As usual, we asked our readers if they had any questions about the crossover and now we’re following up with some answers. Auto Nut wanted to know how the Seltos drove Most compact crossovers aren’t terribly exciting to drive and
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The 2021 Kia Sorento still shuttles families in three rows of seats, but it’s not the largest crossover SUV available by the automaker anymore. That distinction goes to the fantastic Kia Telluride, the Korean automaker’s breakout hit last year and our Best Car To Buy 2020.  This year, the Sorento gets a makeover to find
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YOKOHAMA, Japan — The ink is still wet on his contract as CEO of Nissan Motor Co. But last week Makoto Uchida faced furious investors for the first time in a trial-by-fire shareholders’ meeting that exposed discord over everything from the carmaker’s plunging share price and canceled dividend to its slow-going revival. The gathering was
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General Motors’ Cruise Automation unit now can carry passengers in California. Cruise received a permit to test its all-electric, self-driving cars on public roads in the state while carrying passengers, according to a statement from Cruise. The permit will allow Cruise to test under specific guidelines. The AV will be able to carry passengers as
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By Eric Ralph Posted on February 26, 2020 SpaceX’s revived plan for a California-based Mars rocket factory has officially been approved by the Los Angeles City Council, the last major hurdle standing in the way of the prospective port-based Starship production facilities. First announced in March 2018 and abandoned for about a year beginning in
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It never sleeps. It doesn’t need lunch. And it’s among the sharpest marketing tools in a dealer’s arsenal. Armed with artificial intelligence, a dealership can laser in on the right consumers at the right time, based on how shoppers click — or don’t — and hit them with different kinds of crafted messages that are
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Mercedes-Benz has a redesigned GLA compact crossover SUV on its way to showrooms in the summer and shortly after the market launch will be the arrival of the high-performance GLA45 variant from Mercedes-AMG. The new GLA45 was revealed late on Tuesday ahead of the world debut at next week’s Geneva International Motor Show. It’s confirmed
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Aside from its design, the Range Rover’s greatest asset lies in its bandwidth of performance. On road, it’s an S-Class with four-wheel drive. Off road it’s a Wrangler Rubicon. Few other SUVs are as versatile without compromise, and that earns it a 9 out of 10. Under the hood, things start off with a 3.0-liter
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LAS VEGAS — For Ford Motor Co. dealers, accessories are far from an afterthought on the revived Bronco SUV. After some stores encountered issues during last year’s launch of the Ranger pickup, Ford is making significant changes to encourage Bronco buyers to load up with all-weather mats, soft tops and as many other add-ons as
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Goodwood Festival of Speed. The British Motor Museum, Gaydon. Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb. A track day at Silverstone. Now you can add another quintessentially British automotive experience to your bucket list: The Bicester Scramble. The what? Think of it as a British version of Woodward Dream Cruise meets Monterey Car Week. Except this one happens four
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Ford Motor Co. is suing participants in an alleged civil conspiracy to improperly acquire a custom-built 2018 Ford GT supercar in Canada, resell it for a profit and swiftly resell it again for yet another profit, all within a matter of weeks.  Ford charges the defendants with flipping a new GT model worth C$690,800 ($520,000 USD)
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PARIS — Renault and PSA Group have extended the suspension of their industrial activities in China into March because of the effects of the coronavirus outbreak. The two automakers have production hubs in the city of Wuhan and Hubei province, where the outbreak is centered. Wuhan, with a population of 11 million, has been virtually
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