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The MotorTrend Garage is constantly filled with drool-worthy long- and short-termers, but nevertheless our plucky 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon remains one of our more popular fleet regulars. We typically aim to crest 20,000 hard miles by the time our yearlong loans run up, but our Wrangler is within spitting distance of that number with
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Zeigler Automotive Group, a large privately owned dealership group, said Monday it’s buying three luxury dealerships in suburban Chicago from the Motor Werks Auto Group in its largest acquisition to date. The deal, expected to close on Jan. 20, includes Mercedes-Benz and Sprinter of Hoffman Estates, Jaguar-Land Rover Schaumburg and Infiniti of Hoffman Estates, all
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BEIRUT — As he seethed over his arrest, his ouster from power and his portrayal as a greedy dictator, Carlos Ghosn admitted last week being seized by other emotions. One of the most successful auto CEOs of the past generation is haunted by regret, blown opportunities and the road not taken. Indeed, more than one
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Toyota Motor North America’s electrification strategy in the U.S. isn’t sexy or even that complicated — but it does appear to be working. The Japanese automaker’s massive bet on hybrids — it plans to offer electrified versions of all the vehicles in its U.S. lineup by 2025, while other automakers have concentrated on battery-electric vehicles
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As the Carlos Ghosn scandal unfolds with Hollywood-level kinds of drama and intrigue, it’s refreshing to see the Japanese government launch its resources to rein in this fugitive from justice with all the righteous indignation of a nation that truly values international business ethics. It’s quite an about-face for a business culture that allowed the
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General Motors is shifting “significant” dollars to advertising on connected TV, said Chief Marketing Officer Deborah Wahl. “We think there is enormous potential,” Wahl said during an interview last week at CES. “Just this year, our [connected TV] budgets have increased by 66 percent. It represents a significant portion of our overall media investments.” Connected
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Given the luxuriant screen space—48 inches across!—available in the new 2021 Byton M-Byte electric crossover, it might have been tempting to jam ten instrument clusters’ worth of content up there to delight the biggest data geeks. Instead, Byton’s digital product experience director Dré Nitze-Nelson has strived to “declutter” his enormous dash as much as possible
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Belvidere assembly plant near Chicago will be temporarily idled for two weeks starting Monday as the company aligns production with demand. Normal output at the factory, which assembles the Jeep Cherokee, will resume the week of Jan. 27, the company said Thursday. U.S. sales of the Cherokee, Jeep’s No. 3 seller after
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Have you noticed that those increasingly ubiquitous Qi-protocol wireless-charging mats you set your phone on are kind of homely and take up a lot of space? And while they’re more convenient than plugging in via a cord, they also limit what you can do with your device while it’s charging. At the 2020 CES, Brooklyn-based
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LAS VEGAS — Audi revealed two larger technology concepts at CES on Tuesday, including the automaker’s 3D mixed-reality head-up display and the Audi Intelligent Experience. The Audi Intelligent Experience is the automaker’s concept for how its customers can experience and interact with cars of the future, Ivo Muth, vice president of user interface and user
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Flying cars? Nah. Hyundai says the wave of the future is a flying Uber—and it’s going to build them. At CES 2020, Hyundai announced an acronym-rich partnership between Uber and its newly-formed Urban Air Mobility (UAM) division to produce Personal Air Vehicles (PAVs) for Uber’s proposed Elevate air-taxi service. The South Korean automaker revealed a
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LAS VEGAS — Korean automaker Hyundai is flirting with a fanciful idea of taking to the skies with aerial vehicles. At CES, Hyundai Motor Co. on Monday showed off a flying taxi concept, part of a partnership with Uber to develop an aerial ride-share network. Hyundai is not alone in its ambitions to take to
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