Month: November 2019

MUNICH — Many in the auto industry remember the introduction of BMW’s production i3 as a watershed moment for electric vehicles. Jona Christians remembers feeling underwhelmed. “It was just not radical enough,” he said. As a result of that middling impression, Christians cofounded a company and embarked on a plan that’s squarely in radical territory.
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The 2020 Subaru Impreza is a rational choice among compact cars, especially for those who need foul-weather traction. The 2020 Subaru Impreza is as sensible as cars get, especially in practical hatchback form. Standard all-wheel drive, a good safety record, and wider standardization of collision-avoidance features this year adds to the compact car’s appeal. We
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If getting the new Cybertruck to be the talk of the town was Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s prime objective, then by all accounts, he nailed it with Thursday night’s presentation. Thing is, it wasn’t as nearly positively received as Tesla’s hand-picked and clap-happy audience would have you believe while watching the live-streamed event in California.
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Hyundai has hired General Motors veteran Brian Latouf as the new chief safety officer for the Korean automaker’s North American operations, beginning next week. Latouf, who was executive director of safety investigations at General Motors for nearly six years, will report to North America CEO Jose Munoz. Latouf will be responsible for safety regulation matters,
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Calling Ford Motor Co.’s upcoming electric crossover the Mustang Mach-E required approval from one of the most passionate pony-car enthusiasts around: Executive Chairman Bill Ford. Initially, he wasn’t sold on the idea. “I don’t want to hurt the brand. This is not going to be a Mustang,” Ford last week recalled saying when the idea
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The 2020 Nissan Maxima is a sharp-looking, relatively fun sedan but a far cry from the “four-door sports car” of yore. In an era where sedans are less popular than ever, it doesn’t do quite enough to stand out. The 2020 Maxima, sold in S, SV, SL, SR, and Platinum trims, earns a TCC Rating
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We pit the brand new 2011 Ford Mustang GT against its V-8 powered rivals from Chevrolet and Dodge in the ultimate battle for muscle car supremacy. Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/112_1006_2011_mustang_gt_2010_camaro_ss_2010_challenger_srt8_comparison/index.html Shot by: Mike Suggett, Jim Gleason and Duane Sempson Edited by: Mike Suggett
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LOS ANGELES — We sent a couple of our journalists to the City of Angels to take in the auto show, and they had some devilish opinions. Staff Reporter Larry P. Vellequette and Chief Content Officer Jamie Butters passed judgment on the new models revealed, the definition of a wagon and art made from folded
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Design See all 52 photos Despite their similar purposes, the Trailblazer and CX-30 could hardly look more different. Chevrolet borrowed heavily from the bigger Blazer’s design, laying a multitude of creases, angles, and edges across the Trailblazer’s sheetmetal. Black wheel arch cladding suggests rugged capability. The bisected headlights have angry-looking horizontal LED running lights up
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DETROIT — UAW regional director Vance Pearson, facing federal corruption charges and a move by the union to remove him from office, has resigned his position along with his UAW membership. Federal prosecutors filed charges against Pearson, 58, on Sept. 12 and he was placed on paid leave Oct. 4. The UAW, in a statement
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