Month: May 2021

LOS ANGELES — The redesigned Honda Civic is getting a more grown-up design and feature set for its 11th generation as it battles to stay relevant amid America’s crossover surge. Long popular among younger drivers as easy on the wallet and entertaining on the roadway, the Civic is not taking a radical departure in the
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Despite swapping its old and less powerful turbo 2.0-liter I-4 for a newer and bigger turbocharged 2.5-liter four-pot with 300 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque, the updated rear-drive 2022 Stinger four-cylinder now returns 22 mpg in the city, 35 on the highway, and 25 combined, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The outgoing
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Hyundai, Kia and Genesis, behind light trucks and robust retail demand, posted sharply higher U.S. light-vehicle sales last month compared with April 2020, when the market bottomed out early in the pandemic and showrooms and factory floors were mostly shuttered. Hyundai Group, the parent of all three brands, has been largely untouched by a chronic
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Volkswagen has announced official EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2022 Taos, its new entrant for the crowded subcompact SUV segment, and the numbers are good. Due to go on sale this summer and starting at $24,190, the Taos comes with a single engine choice: A 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder developing 158 hp and 184 lb-ft of
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Volvo Car Group is helping chart a new path in vehicle electronics as an early adopter of Google’s Android Automotive operating system. By getting in on Android’s ground floor, Volvo also is playing a role in shaping an infotainment platform that will populate across auto brands. Infotainment systems have become a high-tech battleground for automakers
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Out of 15 companies developing automated driving systems, Waymo is in the lead, while Tesla comes in last, according to the latest leaderboard report from consulting company Guidehouse Insights. The report, released last week, evaluated the companies and categorized them as leaders, contenders, challengers or followers. Leaders scored 75 or above in strategy and execution,
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