The 2021 Kia Seltos expands a family of crossover SUVs that now includes the Sportage, Sorento, and Telluride. It’s the smallest of the bunch, roughly the size of the Hyundai Kona, but the 2021 Seltos has a few features and touches to call its own. Kia will sell the 2021 Seltos from early 2020, in
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A quick-thinking motorist recently saved a young toddler from almost certain death as she wandered onto a road in Canton, Georgia. Bizarrely, the cammer was listening to a radio segment about the importance of dashcams at the time of the incident. This dashcam video shows a motorist approaching an intersection when he notices a young
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As timelines for self-driving deployments have grown longer, skepticism from once-enthusiastic investors has grown in tandem. “The dream itself is not quite enough to excite most investors these days,” said Edwin Olson, CEO at May Mobility. “We’ve seen a shift from questions about the technology to questions about, ‘Is this a business that understands its
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Tesla has been ordered to temporarily halt preparations for a car factory in Germany after environmentalists won a court injunction on Sunday. The electric carmaker had been clearing forest land near the capital, Berlin, ahead of building its first European car and battery plant. The court emphasised the injunction was temporary and subject to further
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Nissan’s aging product portfolio is challenging the brand’s reputation and has kneecapped sales over the past year, according to some of its dealers. And no nameplate represents that situation better than Nissan’s midsize pickup, the Frontier. The truck has not received a major update since 2005. But now, amid a broader product rethink, Nissan is
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Following an order for 300 Nissan e-NV200 delivery vans, the international logistics supplier DPD ordered for its UK operations also 100 MAN eTGE 3.5t van, based on the Volkswagen e-Crafter. The goal for DPD in the British market is to have 600 EV strong fleet and some 10% EV van share in each of its
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Step aside, Huayra BC, because there’s a new Pagani hypercar in town. Meet the Pagani Imola; a limited-run, $5.4 million, track-focused machine from the-comparatively-young Italian automaker.  Developed at and named for the Imola circuit in Bologna, Italy, the latest Pagani model combines exorbitant power and a relatively light curb weight to make it a true
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On a typical weekday, Walter Huang usually woke around 7 a.m., made breakfast for his family, then dropped his son and daughter off at their schools before driving to work. On his typical commute, he sometimes had trouble with the Autopilot driver-assist system in his Tesla Model X, always at the same Silicon Valley location.
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Honda and its luxury sibling brand Acura are launching a national ad campaign for used cars and SUVs as the automaker ramps up its certified pre-owned program to help customers facing rising new-car prices and dealers trying to improve profitability. “We’re providing the strongest support we ever have for the CPO program, and customers are
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The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) will be the first North American customer for a new electric fire truck from Austrian firm Rosenbauer. Scheduled for delivery in 2021, the truck is actually a range-extended electric vehicle, with a backup diesel engine to supplement twin battery packs. The battery packs have a combined capacity of 100
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This year the F-Type pares back its powertrain lineup to just the essentials. The coupe or convertible is available with a turbo-4, or either a supercharged V-6 or V-8 with increasing spiciness up the ladder.  The good news among all three: each is fire-breathing in their own right, with plenty of exhaust crackles and pops
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Throw a Hellcat engine in a Ram, and things get interesting. Ram already upended the pickup race by using a mix of luxury and capability to outsell the Chevrolet Silverado for the first time last year. Now the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles brand has a chance to set a new standard for performance in the pickup
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Polestar is Volvo‘s onetime de-facto performance division that has transformed into a fully realized, electrified brand with a little help from Volvo’s cash-flush Chinese parent company, Geely. Polestar’s first car, the aptly named 1, is a limited-production Bentley-rivaling grand tourer. No surprise, we were impressed with the performance of this muscular gasoline-electric hybrid machine in
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Auto companies cautiously began to get back to work last week in China, even as the deadly coronavirus continued spreading rapidly worldwide. But it remained unclear how quickly China’s sprawling industry will be able to fully rebound, with millions of citizens — including auto workers — restricted in their movement as the country attempts to
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BERLIN — Volkswagen Group said it will compensate some owners of its heavily polluting diesel vehicles in Germany in a settlement that will cost the automaker 830 million euros ($901 million). In 2015 VW was caught by regulators using manipulated engine management software to mask excessive pollution levels in its diesel cars, sparking a raft
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Growth in customer subscription revenue helped boost third-party vehicle listings site CarGurus in 2019. The Cambridge, Mass., marketplace company on Thursday reported revenue of $158.2 million in the fourth quarter, up 25 percent from the same period a year earlier. Marketplace subscriptions brought in $140.6 million, a jump of 24 percent, the company said. Net
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The 2020 Kia Cadenza is visually sharpened and features an improved infotainment system and options list. The 2020 Kia Cadenza gets a new face while it carries on unchanged under the hood. It’s still a comfortable, spacious large sedan with impressive value. We give it a TCC Rating of 6.8 out of 10. (Read more
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Holman Enterprises had booked four straight monthly profits for its Flexdrive vehicle subscription business and had a growing customer base, almost a third of which drove for ride-hailing services. But in November, insurance cost for the service almost doubled. Back to the drawing board. Subscription programs, whether initiated by automakers or retailers, bundle insurance, maintenance
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