Month: November 2020

Groups advocating for consumer and vehicle safety on Monday released an outline for autonomous vehicle legislation that prioritizes safety, equity, accessibility and sustainability. The diverse coalition includes Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Center for Disability Rights, Transportation for America, Consumer Reports and other stakeholders that are urging federal lawmakers to use the framework as
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Perhaps the best sign that the crossover craze has taken a step too far, Porsche is out testing a high-riding version of its 911 sports car. Porsche hasn’t confirmed plans to launch a high-riding 911, though the automaker’s sales and marketing chief, Detlev von Platen, said in a 2018 interview that such a car “could
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Volkswagen’s first battery-electric crossover, the ID4, will bring with it a whole new powertrain for the brand in North America. But it’s likely to be the compact crossover’s interior that wins over buying customers — or sends them running back toward something more familiar. Inside, the ID4 is unlike any previous Volkswagen. Staff Reporter Larry
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Since taking the wheel of Kia Motors Corp. in April, CEO Ho Sung Song has been positioning the South Korean automaker for a new era of industry upheaval. Under Kia’s five-year business plan unveiled this year, Song, 58, wants to make the company a global leader in electric vehicles, branch into so-called purpose-built vehicles and
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Marelli (united Calsonic Kansei and Magneti Marelli), the 7th largest global independent automotive components supplier by total revenues, announced a production facility for electric vehicle drivetrains in Cologne, Germany. The production will start in the first half of 2021 in a new 18,000 m2 facility, which will employ around 160 employees initially and 60 more
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Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark discussed the automaker’s closer cooperation with sibling Volkswagen Group brands Audi and Porsche and the UK automaker’s preparations for a no-deal Brexit in an interview with Automobilwoche, a German-language sister publication of Automotive News Europe. Bentley had a good 2019 and you were confident about this year. How has it been
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The latest of Porsche’s own experience centers will be located near Tokyo, the German manufacturer of performance machines said last week. Situated in the Japanese capital’s Chiba Prefecture, the Porsche Experience Center Tokyo will be the ninth worldwide. It will feature its own circuit, a dynamic driving area, and an off-road course, where Porsche owners
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The 2021 Nissan Versa is a new car, and not much more–and that’s not damning it with faint praise. Few cars offer its safety and infotainment features at its price, and of those that do, it’s among the best. What kind of car is the 2021 Nissan Versa? What does it compare to? It’s a
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General Motors continues to draw back the curtains on its electric vehicle plans, flashing glimpses of a Hummer SUV and Chevrolet pickup. At a Barclays conference this month, CEO Mary Barra, Doug Parks, global product development, purchasing and supply chain chief, and Travis Hester, chief EV officer, sat in front of the Hummer SUV, a
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The merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group to create the world’s fourth-largest automaker by volume has taken more than two years to negotiate, according to documents filed with regulatory authorities this month. The deal was discussed over a series of international meetings, in Geneva, Paris, Frankfurt, Detroit, Turin and elsewhere. Major players included:
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So, What Is Overlanding? We don’t usually refer to Wikipedia as a source, but in this case, we will, as the site’s definition of overlanding sums up nicely exactly what the activity entails: “Overlanding is self-reliant overland travel to remote destinations where the journey is the principal goal. Typically, but not exclusively, it is accomplished
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