Month: April 2021

Mexican supplier Nemak reported net income of $40 million in the first quarter, compared with a net loss of $14 million in the year-earlier period, and attributed the turnaround to cost-reduction initiatives and an improved product mix in its electric vehicle and structural applications segment. Revenue increased 15 percent to about $1.04 billion, up from
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WASHINGTON — Texas police will serve search warrants on Tesla on Tuesday to secure data from a fatal vehicle crash, a senior officer told Reuters on Monday, after CEO Elon Musk said company checks showed the car’s Autopilot driver assistance system was not engaged. Mark Herman, Harris County Constable Precinct 4, said evidence including witness
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TOKYO — Beyond its sleek space shuttle-like profile and minimalistic, Apple-gadget design aura, Hyundai’s new Staria people mover offers a peek at the automaker’s future. The van also captures Hyundai’s strategy for repositioning itself as a “smart mobility solution provider” for an era of ride-sharing, on-the-go workspaces, eco- delivery models and a whole new segment
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Pro driver Randy Pobst hot laps the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Coupe around WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for MotorTrend’s 2020 Best Driver’s Car presented by Tire Rack. Get the pros and cons right here ➡️ https://bit.ly/3mJ27H1 #MotorTrend #Porsche #TireRack Best Driver’s Car and World’s Greatest Drag Race 10 YouTube Schedule: Best Driver’s Car hot laps
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By Maria Merano Posted on April 19, 2021 Toyota debuted its bZ4X BEV concept recently and simultaneously announced plans to make 15 new battery electric vehicles under the bZ (Beyond Zero) moniker. Toyota’s bZ4X SUV was jointly developed with Subaru, featuring the new e-TNGA BEV-dedicated platform. The bZ4x combines Toyota’s focus on quality, durability, and
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The president of a luxury used-vehicle dealership in Texas is growing his business in the state with the acquisition of a Chevrolet-Buick store. Michael Handwerger, president of Alpha One Automotive Cos. in Round Rock, last week bought Miller-Starnes Chevrolet-Buick in Rockdale from Allan Miller and Kerry Starnes. “We were looking for a store within a
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The Nissan GT-R is renowned worldwide as the Japanese brand’s top-tier image car, a 600-hp mean machine with a hand-built engine, stratospheric sticker and legions of rabid fans. Now, Nissan’s fast car is also selling fast food. As of last week, McDonald’s Japan has been packing a toy version of the GT-R into its Happy
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There are some very weird cars on California’s roads and the Nissan 350Z owned by Shawn Crosby is one of them. Crosby’s creation has gone viral on Reddit on a number of occasions over the years and recently gained trained on the ever-popular Shitty_Car_Mods subreddit, attracting well over 4,000 upvotes. While one could be excused
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Volvo has signed an agreement to provide cars to the autonomous driving technology unit of China’s top ride-hailing firm, Didi Chuxing, for its self-driving test fleet. Volvo will provide XC90 crossovers equipped with backup steering and braking systems that DiDi Autonomous Driving will integrate with DiDi Gemini, its new self-driving hardware platform, the automaker said
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General Motors and LG Energy Solution today confirmed the two companies will build a $2.3 billion battery cell plant in Tennessee that will be key to powering the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq electric midsize SUV, which will be assembled at the adjacent Spring Hill vehicle assembly plant starting next year. Construction begins immediately on the 2.8-million-square-foot
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DETROIT — General Motors’ goal to have a fully zero-emission lineup by 2035 is unquestionably ambitious, considering it sells just one electric vehicle in the U.S. today. But a top executive with the automaker says that’s a target, not a promise, and GM won’t give up on gasoline-powered vehicles so soon if consumers still want
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Mercedes-Benz is adopting the boxy styling of its rugged G-Class off-roader with its latest battery-powered vehicle, the EQB. The compact utility will offer seating for up to seven people and is targeted at families who want a greener alternative to the GLB combustion engine model on which it’s based. The EQB’s driving range is 478
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Porsche has increased its global car sales during the first quarter of 2021 by 36% year-over-year to 71,986 (from 53,125) and achieved double-digit growth in all sales regions. One of the major motors of growth was the all-electric Porsche Taycan, which noted 9,072 units, which is 552% more than a year ago (1,391). That’s 12.6%
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