Month: September 2020

Jeff Bezos is fond of declaring it’s still “Day 1” for Amazon. Staying in “Day 1” means you can do more for your customers — it requires you to experiment patiently, accept failures and double down when you see customer delight. Why is this relevant? In a July 13 editorial, “Subscriptions don’t pay off but
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BEIJING — When 32-year-old photographer Jaco Xu needed a run-around car for work in the eastern city of Hangzhou, the price tag on the latest micro EV from General Motors’ China joint venture overcame his qualms about electric vehicles. Xu paid 38,800 yuan ($5,735) for his tiny two-door Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV, while the
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By Simon Alvarez Posted on September 25, 2020 A recent press conference from California Governor Gavin Newsom proved to be quite interesting for the Tesla and electric car community. During his speech, where he praised California’s place as the leader in the United States’ electric vehicle movement, the governor dubbed veteran automaker Ford as the
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After a few years of maneuvering by climate-change activists and green-minded legislators, Governor Gavin Newsom of California issued an executive order [click the link to view the order as a PDF] on Wednesday directing the state to require that all new vehicles on sale there in 2035 have zero emissions. The California Air Resources Board, which
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YOKOHAMA, Japan — Infiniti is previewing more athletic, commanding styling for the next-generation QX60 three-row crossover, promising it will elevate the brand’s premium image. The sleek, platinum-hued QX60 Monograph debuted late Thursday in an online unveiling from the global headquarters of the Infiniti brand’s parent, Nissan Motor Co. The vehicle is a close-to-market design study
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The Aviator’s size makes it a great SUV, but dulls its performance. It’s composed on the highway, but slower than it might be. We give it a 6 for performance.  How fast is the Lincoln Aviator? The Aviator can hit 60 mph in about seven seconds, thanks to its strong 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6. Rated at
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The Porsche Cayman has long been one of the best sports cars on sale but which generation is the best? YouTube channel EverydayDriver recently set out to answer that question. While the Boxster/Cayman twins have been built in four different generations, only the second-gen (987), third-gen (981), and fourth-gen (982), are featured in this video.
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Ram’s pickups have taken a step forward in style, technology and luxury in recent years. Now the brand is focused on adding more power to its light-duty line with the long-awaited Ram 1500 TRX, which goes into production this year. Ram, which surpassed the Chevrolet Silverado in 2019 to finish second in the pickup race,
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Good news, stick-shift enthusiasts: The 2021 BMW M3 comes standard with a six-speed manual gearbox. That’s right, the German brand’s iconic sports sedan refuses to give in to peer pressure and nix the row-it-yourself transmission from its features list. In other words, BMW listened to its enthusiast fanbase.  Alas, the company opted to ignore the cries of
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Record-breaking Florida car dealer and philanthropist Rick Case, CEO of Rick Case Automotive Group, died Monday at his home in Fort Lauderdale from complications of cancer. He was 77. In 1962 at age 19, Case opened his first dealership, a used-car lot named Moxie Motors, in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. In 1966, he opened
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What kind of SUV is the 2021 Ford Edge? What does it compare to? The Ford Edge is the automaker’s bread-and-butter five-seat crossover SUV. It takes on a range of competitors from the Jeep Grand Cherokee to the Chevy Blazer to the Honda Passport. Ford’s Edge is structurally older than almost all of them, but
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ATLANTA — Porsche Cars North America is expanding adjacent to its headquarters in metro Atlanta. The sports car maker will begin construction of a service center and a classic factory restoration center next to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The 33-acre “multimillion-dollar development” will also be used to expand the Porsche Experience Center performance track, the
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TOKYO — Hyundai is casting a wider net with the next-generation Tucson by offering long and short wheelbases and hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions. The U.S., where the redesigned compact crossover goes on sale in the first half of 2021 as a 2022 model, will have the long-wheelbase variant to address regional demand for more
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ATLANTA — Porsche Cars North America is expanding adjacent to its headquarters in metro Atlanta. The sports car maker will begin construction of a service center and a classic factory restoration center next to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The 33-acre “multimillion-dollar development” will also be used to expand the Porsche Experience Center performance track, the
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