Month: July 2020

It’s official. The 2021 Hyundai Veloster N welcomes a self-shifting transmission to the hot hatch’s options menu. Don’t worry manual fans, the car’s standard-issue six-speed gearbox sticks around.  See all 26 photos Performance Package, Shmerformance Package The 2021 Veloster N, however, does away with the outgoing model’s optional Performance package. Or rather, it no longer
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Friday posted a second-quarter loss of $1.24 billion as North American operations contributed a small profit despite lost production due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the second quarter, when factories in North America and Europe were closed for weeks to reduce spread of the coronavirus, FCA’s net revenue plunged 56 percent
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ROME — Italy’s latest stimulus package, aimed at helping the economy overcome the coronavirus pandemic, will include assistance for the auto and tourism sectors, Economy Minister Roberto Gualtieri said. The government has said it will present the measures, worth a total 25 billion euros ($29.32 billion), in an emergency decree early in August. A source
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Succinct as it is accurate, “It’s a Subaru” pretty well describes the 2021 Subaru Ascent three-row crossover SUV. All-wheel drive? Check. Horizontally opposed engine? Yup. Room for people and gear? Uh-huh. Hard-wearing interior? Sure. The 2021 Subaru Ascent soldiers into the new year with minimal changes on what’s been a reliable formula so far. The
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Many Chevrolet and GMC vehicles are getting bigger and more high-tech. This year, General Motors’ two biggest U.S. brands will begin selling redesigned versions of their large SUVs built in Arlington, Texas. The SUVs are some of GM’s most lucrative and resilient products, with the Chevy Suburban beginning its 12th generation. In 2021, GM plans
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By Joey Klender Posted on July 30, 2020 Neuralink’s Elon Musk hinted toward some of the possible developments of the company’s August 28th event, which will give updates on the progress engineers have made toward developing State-of-the-Art neurological technologies. Of these updates, Musk stated that the August 28th event would show a real-time demonstration of
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Polestar has today delivered the first European Polestar 2 customer car at the company’s iconic global headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Thunder-coloured fastback is specified with a Charcoal WeaveTech vegan interior. The new owner, Sture Stensson gets a walk through the extensive technology onboard. New owner Sture Stensson commented: “I ordered my Polestar 2 on
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DuPont reported a wider second-quarter loss on Thursday and wrote down the value of its automotive business by $2.5 billion as the industrial materials giant struggles with a prolonged weakness in one of its biggest end-markets. DuPont, which makes materials used in products ranging from engine covers to brake fluid, is heavily exposed to the
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Renault swung to a record first-half loss as the French automaker grappled with a sharp market downturn and increasingly dismal results from partner Nissan. The 7.29 billion euro ($8.58 billion) net loss underlines the challenges facing the automaker, which is slashing costs and trying to repair relations with its Japanese alliance partner. It refrained from
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A Lexus coupe or convertible might be the best way to take a hammer to that ginormous change jug or piggy bank you’ve had going since elementary school. An 84-month loan would be OK, too, we guess. For less than $100,000, the 2021 Lexus LC has all the standard touches expected from a car that
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A lot of people have been having fun with “Stellantis,” the made-up name for the combination of PSA and Fiat Chrysler. Sure, it sounds like a name for a pharmaceutical product. And it’s officially supposed to evoke the stars, like “stellar.” But I suspect that the creators of this name were thinking about another bright
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DETROIT — General Motors’ first battery-electric pickup, the GMC Hummer, will be unveiled this fall after the automaker postponed the May reveal because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Hummer could better position GM to compete against off-road rivals, such as the Ford Bronco. “We look at each brand and are continuing to build on our
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SEOUL — South Korea said it is investigating suspected safety issues with vehicles made by Tesla Inc., which competes strongly with Hyundai Motor Co. in the country’s electric vehicle market. Braking and steering systems including the Autopilot function are part of the investigation, a transport ministry official said Wednesday. The ministry declined to elaborate but
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