Month: June 2021

U.S. light-vehicle sales slowed in June from the booming pace of April and May, as shortages of many popular vehicles kept consumers on the sidelines, forecasters said. Second-quarter sales are still expected to reach the highest level since at least 2018, but analysts anticipate declining volume in the months ahead. Cox Automotive expects total sales
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Nissan is demanding 122 million euros ($145 million) in damages from an Italian supplier it accuses of supplying about 900,000 faulty batteries that left customers with undercharged electrified cars. The automaker is suing FIAMM Energy Technology, now Elettra 1938, in a London court, claiming the faulty batteries sparked warranty claims from disgruntled owners of UK-built
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Remember the CLK-Class? Well, Mercedes-Benz may be planning a spiritual successor in the form of a new CLE-Class. Auto Express reported on Monday that Mercedes in 2023 will introduce a CLE-Class offering coupe and convertible body styles, as a replacement for the aging two-door versions of the C-Class and E-Class. According to the British magazine,
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What kind of car is the 2022 Buick Encore GX? What does it compare to? The Encore GX five-seat crossover blends hatchback utility, crossover-SUV traction, and a layer of premium trim that’s more than a thin veneer. It’s bigger and better than the Encore still sold in Buick showrooms, but trust us: The GX is
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My most excellent source—Deep Burble—recently told me the sad tale of the stillborn sixth-generation Camaro Z/28 that almost was, but never will be. I just had to say something. Yes, friends, Chevrolet was all set to build a follow-up to the absolutely brilliant, Best Driver’s Car winning fifth-gen Camaro Z/28. Now it ain’t. Feeling blue?
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There are lots of special-edition Rolls-Royces with interesting details and backstories. Heck, there’s one with the entire Arabian peninsula on its hood. Or how about another that includes a cryptographic mystery concealed in glyphs hidden around the car? The special models Rolls-Royce recently pulled the wraps off of, however, are a little more traditional. These models are
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Record-holding dealer Billy Fuccillo Sr., known for his “It’s huge!” advertising slogan and splashy marketing efforts, died June 17 at home in Sarasota, Fla. He was 65. “Known for his legendary generosity and larger-than-life personality, Billy was thoroughly committed to the communities he served and to the people who knew him as a friend, a
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What kind of car is the 2022 Buick Envision? What does it compare to? The Envision is a five-seat crossover SUV with premium looks and a premium price. It’s engaging to drive, spacious and supportive for four adults or more, and has good infotainment with either its smaller or bigger screen. It competes with the
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A Wayne County Circuit Court judge temporarily restored the minority business status of Piston Group. Judge David Groner on Monday issued a restraining order for the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council to give the lucrative certification back to the auto supplier as litigation continues. Piston Group, owned by former Detroit Pistons guard Vinnie Johnson, sued
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LOS ANGELES — Honda has chosen a forward-looking name for the battery-electric crossover that it is developing with General Motors for the 2024 model year: Prologue. The Honda crossover will use GM’s Ultium platform and batteries, but Honda will develop the vehicle’s body style and interior. The Honda-GM venture also will develop a battery-electric Acura
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LONDON — Nissan is expected to confirm as soon as this week that it will build a battery gigafactory in Sunderland, northeastern England, as part of its electric vehicle strategy. “I understand Nissan will confirm as soon as this week details of its EV strategy for the UK, including the construction of a battery gigafactory
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