Month: September 2020

TOKYO — Hyundai’s next-generation Tucson crossover will feature a new design language, a “waterfall” inspired center stack and two wheelbase options, short and long. Teaser images of the redesigned vehicle — Hyundai’s best-selling nameplate in the first half — depict angular exterior styling with fender flares that cue off the Vision T concept shown at
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The boss of carmaker Rolls-Royce has said global demand for luxury vehicles is rebounding despite the pandemic. Chief executive Torsten Müller-Ötvös told the BBC that markets in Asia, Europe and the US were now “more or less back to normal”. Mr Müller-Ötvös was speaking at the launch of the new Rolls-Royce Ghost, the company’s latest
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BERLIN — Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk met with three German ministers and other senior politicians Wednesday to discuss the progress of a collaboration between the automaker and a German biotech company and a planned electric vehicle factory. Ralph Brinkhaus, leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU/CSU conservative parliamentary bloc, said Musk was satisfied with the
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Think of the 2021 Subaru Forester as the new pair of cross-trainers that feel broken-in from the minute you slip them on your feet. The Forester’s comfortable, spacious, but snug in the curves. You can depend on its grip, and count in it to entertain you. Plus, it fits your ginormous toes without requiring a
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The Rolls-Royce Ghost is the ideal car, the company claims, for the globetrotting ultra-capitalist too cool to be chauffeured around town. Fully redesigned for 2021, the new Ghost has been honed to cater to this clientele even more successfully, translating feedback from last-generation Ghost owners into refinements for this next-generation model. While the Ghost’s re-imagination
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With several new major players like Tesla Semi and eCascadia coming to electrify trucks, US electric truck sales are now expected to increase to over 54,000 units by 2025, according to Wood Mackenzie. Passenger vehicles are being slowly electrified and some might be thinking that the same thing will happen to commercial trucks. But it
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FRANKFURT — Continental plans to cut or transfer as much as 13 percent of its workforce to reduce costs by at least 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) a year, deepening restructuring as the coronavirus adds to pressure on the auto industry. Some 90 percent of the restructuring measures, which could affect 30,000 jobs, will be
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It’s still full of most of what shoppers are looking for from a cute ‘ute, but the 2021 Jeep Renegade crossover SUV still prioritizes off-road capability. It stands out among its rivals in that way—and, assuming that’s a good thing for you, it’s pretty capable. It earns a 5.7 TCC Rating, which is buoyed by
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Rolls-Royce, following the 2018 addition of the brand’s first SUV, the Cullinan, is returning its product spotlight onto the Ghost sedan, the bestselling car in the automaker’s 116-year history. At first glance, the redesigned Ghost is clearly a Rolls-Royce, given the sedan’s face and stance. However, a “minimalist aesthetic” was the design team’s chief objective,
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A routine traffic stop in Massachusetts on August 21 led to the discovery of a large-scale marijuana trafficking operation with authorities uncovering large bales of pot, dozens of illegal guns, millions of dollars in cash, and surprisingly, around 45 cars, possibly including eight exotics and 37 other vehicles, the majority of which are reportedly older
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YOKOHAMA, Japan — Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida, fighting to reboot the carmaker as it braces for its biggest-ever operating annual loss, expects business to start rebounding in the new year. Earnings should show a turnaround in the January-March period, or the fourth quarter of the current fiscal year, Uchida said. That comes too late to
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