Month: July 2020

A new face and improved tech are just the start for the 2021 Audi Q5. As the automaker’s ‘tweener crossover between the smaller (but still big) Q3 and bigger (and even bigger) three-row Q7, the Q5 is a segue to electrification-curious shoppers, and even some performance-leaning shoppers. Blunter: The 2021 Q5 needs to do a
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Many Chevrolet and GMC vehicles are getting bigger and more high-tech. This year, General Motors’ two biggest U.S. brands will begin selling redesigned versions of their large SUVs built in Arlington, Texas. The SUVs are some of GM’s most lucrative and resilient products, with the Chevy Suburban beginning its 12th generation. In 2021, GM plans
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Kandi America, the U.S. subsidiary of Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer Kandi Technologies Group, Inc., announced that it’s entering the U.S. market with the most affordable EVs. The live virtual launch event at drivekandi.com is scheduled for August 18 to kick-off pre-sales. The two first models – K27 and K23 will be available for pre-order with a
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Succinct as it is accurate, “It’s a Subaru” pretty well describes the 2021 Subaru Ascent three-row crossover SUV. All-wheel drive? Check. Horizontally opposed engine? Yup. Room for people and gear? Uh-huh. Hard-wearing interior? Sure. The 2021 Subaru Ascent soldiers into the new year with minimal changes on what’s been a reliable formula so far. The
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Keep your friends close and your enemies closer, as the saying goes. But nobody has ever suggested it’s a good idea to write your enemy’s name all over your tires for everyone to see. So when Ford Motor Co. decided to outfit the new Bronco with Goodyear Wranglers, a popular line of off-road tires, it
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Dana Inc. said Thursday that weaker demand and idle production in the first half of the quarter cut its second-quarter sales and profits as the coronavirus ravaged the automotive supply chain. Two other major suppliers — Visteon Corp. and Aptiv — also reported sharply lower results for the second quarter. Several other suppliers are scheduled
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Cox Automotive eliminated roughly 1,600 positions in North America, including 1,500 in the U.S., as the Atlanta dealership services company reorganizes and prepares to expand digital initiatives amid the coronavirus pandemic. The affected employees held corporate and field roles, Cox spokesman Chintan Talati said Wednesday. He said the majority of those cut worked for the
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Polestar has today delivered the first European Polestar 2 customer car at the company’s iconic global headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Thunder-coloured fastback is specified with a Charcoal WeaveTech vegan interior. The new owner, Sture Stensson gets a walk through the extensive technology onboard. New owner Sture Stensson commented: “I ordered my Polestar 2 on
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PARIS/TOKYO — When the French part of the Renault-Nissan alliance reports its results on Thursday, investors expect confirmation of a harsh reality: automakers that already had weaknesses are having them mercilessly exposed by the pandemic. All the world’s automakers have been in crisis at one time or another in the past few years, but it
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A Lexus coupe or convertible might be the best way to take a hammer to that ginormous change jug or piggy bank you’ve had going since elementary school. An 84-month loan would be OK, too, we guess. For less than $100,000, the 2021 Lexus LC has all the standard touches expected from a car that
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Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story mischaracterized the ideology of the bipartisan Coalition for a Prosperous America.  President Donald Trump, true to his “America First” promise in the 2016 campaign, has confronted China over its trade practices, treatment of intellectual property and alleged currency manipulation. His tenure has been marked by a two-year
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