Month: January 2021

What kind of SUV is the 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport? What does it compare to? The Discovery Sport scales down the classic Land Rover look and adapts it to a five- or seven-seat crossover cabin. It’s practical, affordable, and comfortable, but it’s not as ruggedly capable as other Landies. Compare it to a Mercedes
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One thing Steve Rowley said he noticed when he joined the auto industry last summer after more than three decades in telecommunications was how similar the two industries are. New technology is creating innovation, he said. The industry is competitive. And it’s in growth mode. Rowley, 55, will draw on skill sets developed in the
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It may be toylike, but the Blaze EV Classic is no toy. There’s definitely a Lotus/Caterham Seven (or, perhaps more accurately, Mitsuoka Zero1 crossed with a Datsun Type 11) vibe here, too, but this little single-seater is a much less performance-oriented machine. Plus, the little Blaze can be registered in Japan as a moped. The differential is optional!
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Aurora has made no secret its first foray into autonomous driving will come aboard big rigs. The self-driving tech company underpinned that strategy in a big way Tuesday, unveiling a partnership with truck manufacturer PACCAR. The two companies plan to collaborate on integrating Aurora’s virtual driver onto Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks. While there’s not yet
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By Eric Ralph Posted on January 19, 2021 Six months after CEO Elon Musk revealed that “SpaceX is building floating, superheavy-class spaceports” for its next-generation Starship rocket, the company has already purchased and begun converting at least two retired oil rigs. In a rapid-fire series of investigations spurred by recent photos and suspicions published by
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WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Federal Trade Commission member Rohit Chopra to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Chopra, whose consumer advocacy views align with Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, had been considered a top candidate for the job running the agency created after the 2008-09 financial crisis. Separately, former Commodity Futures Trading
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Renault plans to strengthen its collaboration with alliance partners Nissan and Mitsubishi even as it undertakes a major overhaul itself, Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard said in interviews with Japanese media.  Among the areas where the three automakers will seek more commonalities to increase profits include platform sharing, electric vehicles and the Chinese market.  “In a very
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Chuck Cook knew exactly what he wanted for his 90th birthday. When he picked it up at Cecil Clark Chevrolet last week, the Florida dealership threw him a party. Cook bought the store’s first 2021 Corvette, a Torch Red midengine C8. It’s the Air Force veteran’s fourth Corvette over 40 years. “This is my birthday
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If you’re steeped in 1990s nostalgia, but think a Ferrari or Lamborghini is too common, this 1993 Cizeta V16T is for you. Scheduled to cross the block January 22 at an RM Sotheby’s auction, it’s one of just nine built. Cizeta was the brainchild of former Lamborghini test driver and engineer Claudio Zampolli. After leaving
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You can have a Christmas in July, but it just isn’t the same. A few years ago, I asked Sam Slaughter, the former Detroit Auto Dealers Association chairman, about the need for the show he once organized to reinvent itself and stop trying (and failing) to compete with CES for media attention in January. His
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See all 4 photos We drove it around the block and were impressed with its tight feel and ride quality. The throttle-body-injected (TBI) 454 definitely makes more torque and accelerates with more aplomb than Project Jake, the in-house, small-block-powered OBS (old body style) 1993 GMC C1500 from our sister publication HOT ROD. Still, an 8:1
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Pinterest users are known to be planners, with some using the platform to create vehicle wish lists that they hope to turn into reality one day. Digital Air Strike, a digital marketing agency, is helping dealerships pursue Pinterest’s affluent users as they build digital boards showing interests that can include wedding dresses and food as
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Since the original version launched, fans have been clamoring for a more powerful version of the Subaru BRZ, i.e. one fitted with a turbocharger, a la the WRX. But Engineering Explained host Jason Fenske is glad the redesigned 2022 Subaru BRZ doesn’t have a turbocharger. Here’s why. The second-generation BRZ gets a 2.4-liter flat-4 engine,
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What kind of car is the 2021 Porsche Cayenne? What does it compare to? The Porsche Cayenne kicked off the idea of the luxury performance SUV. It’s a five-passenger mid-size crossover offered in standard and coupe body styles.  Is the 2021 Porsche Cayenne a good car? Review continues below Porsche pours excellence into the Cayenne.
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