Month: October 2019

A proposed merger between PSA and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles would give FCA access to PSA’s more modern and flexible vehicle architectures, potentially enabling the combined companies to achieve lower costs through higher production volumes. But the process of integrating platforms, powertrains and other components between the two automakers could take four years or longer, according
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released its latest data dump on the state of America’s road safety, and for the second year in a row, the statistics are looking up. Well, the stats, which cover calendar-year 2018, are looking up generally, and more specifically for cars and their drivers. Fatalities among occupants
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TOKYO — Former Nissan Motor Co. boss Carlos Ghosn denied any impropriety over payments he made during his time at the automaker, following a newspaper report that Japanese tax authorities determined he used company money for private use. “Mr. Ghosn categorically denies that there was anything improper about the payments or donations at issue, all of
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Magna International said on Wednesday it will build dual-clutch and hybrid transmissions for BMW under a multi-year contract. The products will be built at Magna’s plants in Germany and Slovakia, the company said. Magna did not disclose the financial terms of the contract. Magna ranks No. 3 on the Automotive News Europe list of the
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The 2020 Lexus GX is a rugged luxury SUV for those few who want serious capability in a plush package. The 2020 Lexus GX 460 is probably the most capable off-roader valet parked in front of a swanky restaurant or an upscale shopping center, at least as long as there are no Range Rovers present.
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Our review of the 2020 Ford Expedition is coming soon. You can get a quick quote for a 2019 Ford Expedition if you’re interested in purchasing one. Sign up for Email Updates Get updates about the 2020 Ford Expedition emailed to you I agree to receive emails from this site. I can withdraw my consent
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That Lexus EV concept — what is it? The LF-30 Electrified concept, revealed last week at the Tokyo Motor Show, has two doors but also a huge rear seating area. It’s kind of a luxury sports car, but it’s also intended to be driven by a computer. “Using the electrified platform, we tried to make
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That Lexus EV concept — what is it? The LF-30 Electrified concept, revealed last week at the Tokyo Motor Show, has two doors but also a huge rear seating area. It’s kind of a luxury sports car, but it’s also intended to be driven by a computer. “Using the electrified platform, we tried to make
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Lamborghini‘s highest-performance and most powerful vehicle ever will be revealed in 2020. That’s the official word from the brand’s Squadra Corse motorsports division, which is overseeing the design and engineering of this yet unnamed hypercar. While only scant information and shadowy teasers have been shared, we pored over the details to see what to expect.
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SYDNEY — The Nobel Prize winning scientist whose research proved critical in developing lithium-ion batteries said the ubiquitous technology energizing iPhones and electric vehicles is poised to become more powerful and cheaper — keys for unlocking the mainstream adoption of EVs and home-energy storage units. M. Stanley Whittingham, 77, is part of a trio jointly
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group of France are in talks to combine, The Wall Street Journal and other media reported. The newspaper, citing people familiar with the matter, said a deal between FCA and the Peugeot parent could create a “$50 billion trans-Atlantic auto giant.” An all-share merger of equals, the paper reported, is
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Mitsubishi Motors may not have the big size and ample philanthropy budgets of rival automakers in the U.S., but it still seeks to make a difference in the communities where it sells vehicles through its new corporate social responsibility program, Small Batch — Big Impact. Over the course of 10 days this month, the Japanese
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With the 2020 RX, Lexus has addressed some of our long-standing complaints about its formerly dreadful infotainment system. We can’t call the pricey SUV a strong value, but its standard and optional features lift it to a score of 7 here. For 2020, a touchscreen and touchpad replace the former mouse-like infotainment controller; Android Auto,
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The redesigned Toyota Yaris gets the company’s first application of a new platform for small cars that aims to spice up driving dynamics in the gas-sipping, utilitarian runabout. And on the outside, the next-generation Yaris sports expressive new looks for a peppy new persona, with large front air intakes, dramatic side creasing and flared rear
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