Month: July 2021

After five years of waiting and about $1 billion spent to become a sponsor, Toyota Motor Corp. has decided not to run advertisements in its home country connected to the Olympics during the Tokyo Games as concerns grow in Japan about the spread of COVID-19. Toyota and Panasonic Corp. are the only two Japanese companies
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What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Cadillac XT4? What does it compare to? The XT4 is Cadillac’s smallest SUV, and it’s a good choice among a competitive set that includes the Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz GLB, and Volvo XC40.  Is the 2022 Cadillac XT4 a good car/SUV? Review continues below In our rankings, the XT4
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Tesla Inc. on Monday posted its largest-ever quarterly profit — $1.14 billion — as it delivered a record number of vehicles in the second quarter despite a global semiconductor shortage that has hampered much of the auto industry. Revenue during the quarter nearly doubled to $11.9 billion, with automotive gross margins hitting 28 percent, the
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There are two schools of thought on how dealerships should approach advertising in a time of low inventory. One, said Sariah Heaton, marketing director for Jerry Seiner Dealerships in Salt Lake City, is to pull back on spending while dealerships have so few cars to sell. “A lot of dealerships are really, really slashing their
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What kind of car is the 2022 Toyota Supra? What does it compare to? The 2022 Toyota Supra is a two-seat sports coupe. It’s the more powerful of Toyota’s two sports cars. Rivals include the related BMW Z4, Porsche 718, Jaguar F-Type, Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ duo, and even the Chevrolet Corvette. Is the 2022 Toyota
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Zeigler Auto Group plans to close Monday on the acquisition of four dealerships in Wisconsin, marking its first stores in the state and first Toyota and Hyundai outlets. The growing retailer will buy Racine Honda, Racine Toyota and Racine Hyundai, all in Mount Pleasant, and Kenosha Subaru from Home Run Auto Group of Janesville, Wis.
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CHICAGO — In a world where shopping for electrified vehicles can be confusing, Chrysler has created a website to promote the benefits of its Pacifica Hybrid in simple ways. The automaker uses everyday items to help people understand how long the lithium ion battery will last. The microsite, whypacificahybrid.com, says the plug-in minivan’s battery could
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With summer heat frizzling already frazzled power grids, the California Independent System Operator, which handles the state’s grid and wholesale energy market, took a drastic step last month: It asked electric vehicle owners to charge before 5 p.m. or after 10 p.m. Battery-driven cars and trucks, tools to fight climate change, are ironically exacerbating heat-wave
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Rivian‘s founder and CEO RJ Scaringe just teased another video of an amazingly steep climb of the Rivian R1S somewhere in Moab. This all-electric, 7-seat model is capable of handling off-roading thanks to a very sophisticated quad-motor all-wheel-drive system and of course proper clearance.   It looks like it wasn’t even difficult and the best
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