Month: November 2020

Volkswagen’s first battery-electric crossover, the ID4, will bring with it a whole new powertrain for the brand in North America. But it’s likely to be the compact crossover’s interior that wins over buying customers — or sends them running back toward something more familiar. Inside, the ID4 is unlike any previous Volkswagen. Staff Reporter Larry
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Bentley is launching four tweed interior options for the Continental GT, Flying Spur, and Bentayga. The options use sustainably sourced materials, the automaker said in a press release Monday. The tweed inserts are offered as part of Bentley’s traditional leather interiors. Patterns include Cheltenham (green), Glen Plaid–Tolsta Beach (a check pattern), and Charcoal and San
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What kind of car is the 2021 Nissan Maxima? What does it compare to? The 2021 Nissan Maxima is a four-door sedan that’s related to the Altima, but costs more and has a standard V-6. It’s handsome and sporty in its intent, which makes it a rival for cars like the Acura TLX as well
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Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark discussed the automaker’s closer cooperation with sibling Volkswagen Group brands Audi and Porsche and the UK automaker’s preparations for a no-deal Brexit in an interview with Automobilwoche, a German-language sister publication of Automotive News Europe. Bentley had a good 2019 and you were confident about this year. How has it been
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The seeds of Faith Mba’s entrepreneurial spirit were planted while growing up in Nigeria, but they sprouted thousands of miles away in Vermont. Mba’s journey to owning a Toyota-Ford dealership in New England spanned three continents, beginning at a flea market in Nigeria where he hawked women’s clothing with his mother. He worked for a
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Faurecia is preparing to be a fully independent company after PSA Group divests its stake in the supplier as part of its merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Among the initiatives Faurecia is pursuing is an annual investment of up to €60 million ($71 million) in hydrogen technology and cooperation with ZF on cockpit technology. CEO
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When the Ford Mustang Mach-E arrives at dealerships next month, salespeople may not have to deal too much with customers’ range-anxiety concerns. The all-wheel-drive base model’s driving range between charges — 211 miles — is good for about a week’s worth of commuting. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ latest data, the average American
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The merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group to create the world’s fourth-largest automaker by volume has taken more than two years to negotiate, according to documents filed with regulatory authorities this month. The deal was discussed over a series of international meetings, in Geneva, Paris, Frankfurt, Detroit, Turin and elsewhere. Major players included:
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What kind of car is the 2021 Volvo S90/V90? What does it compare to? The 2021 Volvo S90 and V90 are large luxury cars that offer a pretty alternative to the usual rivals, including the Audi A6, Mercedes E-Class, and BMW 5-Series. Without the pretense of luxury the S90 sedan and V90 wagon still deliver
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Nearly two years ago, Charlie Gilchrist, then president of the National Automobile Dealers Association, warned that the biggest threat facing the industry was a shortage of qualified body shop technicians. Even before Gilchrist sounded the alarm bells, Barton Ford in Suffolk, Va., was doing something about it. The dealership has been teaming up with nearby
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