If you’re planning to purchase Toyota’s revised 2020 Tacoma TRD Pro off-road pickup, you might be in for a bit of sticker shock when the mid-size truck rolls into dealer showrooms this fall. According to an order guide Cars Direct quoted in a Tuesday report, the 2020 Tacoma TRD Pro will list from $45,080 after
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The 2020 Porsche Taycan is the long-awaited all-electric sedan from Germany’s famed sports-car maker. It’s not the first all-electric contender to Tesla, but perhaps the most important; with the Taycan, Porsche has a direct rival to the Model S in terms of speed, luxury, and swagger.  Pronounced “TIE-cahn,” the 2020 Taycan goes on sale in
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As NHTSA looks for a way to allow vehicles without traditional human controls such as steering wheels and pedals on U.S. roadways, a number of companies, organizations and safety advocacy groups are weighing in on how the agency should approach this. The nation’s road safety regulator sought public comment in May on its efforts to
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Is there anything better than a British beast of a grand touring car? Specifically, one that’s stuffed with a 12-cylinder powerplant, covered in fist-bitingly gorgeous sheetmetal, and lined with fine, sweet-smelling leather? Why, yes. Two of them. That Aston Martin and Bentley arrive simultaneously with Union Jack-waving coupes is the world’s good fortune. That they
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michael Grimes, who worked as an assistant in the UAW’s General Motors department, pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court here to wire fraud and money laundering charges. Count one was the conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud, which carries up to 20 years’ imprisonment. The second count, conspiracy to
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Nissan has toned down some of the design quirks on its Juke for the latest generation. The automaker is also taking the small SUV more upmarket to better compete with rivals. Nissan released details and pictures of the Juke on Tuesday. It will go on sale in Europe starting in November. When the Juke launched
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Former Jaguar head designer Ian Callum’s is back with his first post-JLR project: the Aston Martin Vanquish 25.  While Aston Martin’s V-12-powered grand tourer was quite a presence in its day, the nearly 20-year-old Vanquish is well past its prime. With the Vanquish 25, Callum’s new design group will inject life into (you guessed it)
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We arrived at peak horsepower in cars like the 2020 Dodge Challenger.  With up to 797 horsepower available, the coupe rivals cars that cost 3 to 30 times more.  It’s an 8 for performance because although its power is prolific, so is its weight. Or, more simply: The 2020 Challenger goes gangbusters in a straight
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Jaguar Land Rover scheduled the world premiere of the long-awaited 2020 Land Rover Defender for Sept. 10 at the Frankfurt auto show. But the debut appears to have come earlier and in another country. Last week in Italy, on the set of the 25th James Bond movie, No Time to Die, someone snapped a picture
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DETROIT — The UAW on Monday selected General Motors as its initial target for a new contract as labor pacts with the Detroit 3 automakers are set to expire Sept. 14. GM’s selection as the target means contracts with Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles would likely be patterned around what the union can
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By Eric Ralph Posted on September 2, 2019 The European Space Agency (ESA) has published an unusual press release – in the form of a Twitter thread – specifically blaming SpaceX’s nascent Starlink constellation for a collision avoidance maneuver recently performed by Aeolus, a scientific spacecraft in low Earth orbit (LEO). SpaceX reportedly refused to
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China Evergrande Group, the property developer with dreams of becoming an electric-vehicle powerhouse, is finding it’s picked an inopportune time to load up on debt. The company’s total borrowings swelled almost $20 billion in the first half to $113.7 billion — about equal to the market value of BHP Group, the world’s biggest miner. That’s
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With 620 horsepower, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS is a handful to drive. We trained our high speed video cameras on the GT2 RS as it takes a high speed corner to analyze the science of the most powerful 911’s speed. Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/features/performance/1112_the_science_of_speed/ Shot by: Jim Gleason Edited by: Jim Gleason
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