As dealerships reopen, making sure customers — on edge due to the coronavirus — are confident their serviced cars are clean and germ-free has become a top priority. Antimicrobial treatments for vehicles have become increasingly popular at dealerships. In many instances, dealerships provide the cleaning for free. But in the past two months, antimicrobial treatments
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LOS ANGELES — Honda has resumed production at most of its plants after suffering a crippling cyberattack on its global computer network over the weekend, but it is still working to restart some manufacturing operations in Ohio, the company said Tuesday. The automaker has not offered details on the factories at which it was forced
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By Joey Klender Posted on June 9, 2020 Tesla and automotive information resource Edmunds have had an up and down relationship throughout the years. Many Tesla-loyal EV enthusiasts claim the publication has a vendetta against the Silicon Valley-based electric carmaker. Still, the truth remains that Edmunds has plenty of respect for Tesla and its cars.
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Honda has said it is dealing with a cyber-attack that is impacting its operations around the world. “Honda can confirm that a cyber-attack has taken place on the Honda network,” the Japanese car-maker said in a statement. It added that the problem was affecting its ability to access its computers servers, use email and otherwise
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FRANKFURT — Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess apologized to the company’s supervisory board for having made “inappropriate and wrong” statements at an internal event, VW said. The public acknowledgment that Diess had been forced to apologize to the board amounts to a severe admonishment of the chief executive, who was stripped of his leadership of
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For Fernando Varela, who has three Ford stores and a four-brand General Motors store in pickup-loving eastern Texas, “it’s going to be an interesting summer.” Varela said he anticipates a shortage of light trucks across the board, especially pickups, as factories ramp up production after a two-month shutdown because of the coronavirus. He estimated his
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The Subaru Crosstrek is already more off-road capable than you’d expect—certainly more so than your typical small, car-based crossover. But, say you want more. Crawford Performance has you covered, with an overly rugged-looking, seemingly overlanding-ready Crosstrek with huge wheels, gnarly tires, a suspension lift, and more. It also gets a Subaru WRX-style World Rally Championship
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LOS ANGELES — Honda Motor Co. is coping with a global computer network disruption that is forcing it to cut some production in North America. The disruption could be part of a deliberate attack, the automaker’s U.S. sales company, American Honda Motor Co., said Monday. Honda did not offer details on what production plants have
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FRANKFURT — Volkswagen Group named Ralf Brandstaetter as VW brand CEO, promoting him from his current role as the brand’s chief operating officer. The change means that VW Group CEO Herbert Diess gives up his role as VW brand CEO. The change will give Diess, 61, more time to focus on his tasks as group
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Like face masks, hand sanitizer and rubber gloves, online automotive product launches existed before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic — they just weren’t quite so ubiquitous. But with major global auto shows either canceled or leaning that way, automakers’ need for big splashes for new products has brought what once was a niche strategy
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Porsche has reached the home stretch in the development of the track-ready 911 GT3 based on the latest 992-generation 911 A glimpse of the car appeared in January in Porsche’s Super Bowl LIV spot and soon the last of the camouflage gear you see here will come off. We know this prototype is for the
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ATLANTA — This is a milestone year for Porsche: The German sports car maker famous for its wailing flat-six engine leapt into a silent future. U.S. deliveries of the Taycan, Porsche’s first battery-electric vehicle, ramped up early this year. Porsche reported about 350 Taycan sales through March in the U.S. Global demand for the Taycan
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ATLANTA — Nicholas Speeks is no stranger to crises. When Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in the summer of 1990, Speeks was head of commercial-vehicle sales of Daimler-Benz Services in Baghdad. Two decades later, the outspoken Englishman steered Mercedes-Benz business through Japan’s triple-disaster, when an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear plant meltdown cratered the domestic auto market
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We’ve always liked the plucky Subaru Crosstrek. The lifted, all-wheel-drive hatchback a great mix of utility, off-roadability, and relative space and fuel efficiency. But there is one thing we’ve always wanted from it: More power. Thankfully, that’s finally happening. Officially. Subaru is dangling the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport in front of our noses, promising more information to
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