Month: September 2019

Jaguar Land Rover said it took inspiration from technology companies for its new research and development center. “We are now an IT company. We have to go away from the old ways of doing things,” CEO Ralf Speth said at the opening of the center in Gaydon, central England, on Thursday. Speth said the company
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CHICAGO — When Katherine Johnson Cannata was a teenager answering phones at her father’s dealership in Clarksville, Tenn., the shop foreman asked her whether she would come back and work in the business after college. “Probably not,” the young Cannata said. “Why would I?” More than 35 years later, Cannata, 51, has figured out the
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Our review of the 2020 Jeep Renegade is coming soon. You can get a quick quote for a 2019 Jeep Renegade if you’re interested in purchasing one. Sign up for Email Updates Get updates about the 2020 Jeep Renegade emailed to you I agree to receive emails from this site. I can withdraw my consent
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There’s a new word in the always-colorful lexicon of Detroit’s pickup wars: kilotorque. Just as a kilometer is 1,000 meters, a kilotorque is four digits worth of, er, torques. One thousand pound-feet of torque, actually — a milestone that Ram hit this year with its latest EcoDiesel heavy-duty pickups and that Ford has now exceeded
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Germany’s first mass lawsuit begins as 450,000 owners of diesel Volkswagen cars take on the company. They argue they are owed compensation for being sold cars based on misleading emissions data. The scandal has already cost VW €30bn (£26.6bn). It has faced class action claims in the US and Australia, but this is the first
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LOS ANGELES — Acura is highlighting its history of producing memorable sports cars for the road and the track with a marketing campaign that will show up across social media channels and broadcast TV, including high-profile NFL games. The ad push begins Monday with a 30-second video featuring iconic vehicles from the past such as
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Tesla likes to shock and awe with boundary-pushing self-driving features, and the “Smart Summon” capability included in the automaker’s latest software update for customer cars seems designed to blow people away. Well, hopefully not literally, given how the feature enables owners with Model 3, Model S, and Model X vehicles equipped with Tesla’s semi-autonomous AutoPilot
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The UN-supported IPCC releases a somber report about the state of our oceans. Why do so many adults find teenage activist Greta Thunberg a threat? The Covering Climate Now media project wrapped up, with some outstanding work. Philadelphia airport may have a big problem with rising waters in the near future. Florida is holding an
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DETROIT — The contract offer that General Motors made public just before the UAW went on strike effectively set the minimum for what workers expect from the automaker. But the longer the strike has dragged on, the more expectations have grown. Getting contracts ratified already looked like a bigger challenge than usual going into this
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MUNICH — BMW CEO Oliver Zipse told a works meeting on Friday that the automaker would keep its global staffing level stable through the end of next year, attendees of the meeting told Reuters. The company and its works council will also discuss not filling vacancies in administration and reducing temporary employment, Zipse was quoted
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The 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan may appeal to drivers who want a new van at a low price,but its sticker and its utility are overshadowed by low safety scores. The 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan is the oldest minivan for sale today. New back in the last decade, it’s been surpassed by minivans from other brands—most
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The masterminds at Koenigsegg have once again demonstrated the ferocious capabilities of their carbon-fiber hypercars, sending a Regera from zero to 400 kph (249 mph) and back to zero in record time. See all 44 photos First, some background. The Bugatti Chiron—commonly considered something of a fast car—was once measured to accelerate to 400 in
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Tesla has had its hands full for the past few years ramping up production of the Model 3 sedan. Now the automaker wants to continue building its lineup with additions in several popular segments. After production of the Model Y crossover and Roadster sports car is scheduled to begin next year, the automaker says it
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GAYDON, England — Jaguar has opened a new design studio as part of wider overhaul of Jaguar Land Rover’s UK engineering center. The studio gives the brand’s design team access to more technology in a far bigger and more collaborative space than the brand’s previous location. The building will allow us “to design the very
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The 2020 Jeep Compass is a ‘tweener crossover SUV. It’s not quite as small as a Renegade, not quite as large as a Cherokee.  With good looks and capability but compromises in safety and performance, we give it a middle-of-the-road 5.3 out of 10 overall. (Read more about how we rate cars.) For 2020, the
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