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As Bentley prepares to launch its freshened 2021 Bentayga, the automaker knows the ultraluxury and exotic SUV segment it helped create five years ago looks much different — and bigger — in 2020. But getting to the market first has its perks. Case in point, the updated Bentayga will arrive as or before competitors launch
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Elon Musk says Tesla’s Autopilot/Full Self-Driving (FSD) rewrite is going to result in “quantum leap” improvements, and the rewrite is going to be pushed to the fleet in the coming “six to 10 weeks.” As we recently reported, Tesla is going through “a significant foundational rewrite in the Tesla Autopilot.” As part of the rewrite,
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Former Tesla Inc. technician Martin Tripp acknowledged that he intentionally violated a protective order when he announced on Twitter that he’d fired his attorneys and posted court documents and depositions online. Not long after an online hearing Friday, Tripp posted a thread of contrition on Twitter, apologizing to the judge for publicly maligning her and
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DETROIT — General Motors’ effort to revive its racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles was denied in a Friday ruling by a federal judge in Detroit, who said new evidence the automaker presented was “too speculative.” U.S. District judge Paul Borman dismissed the case with prejudice in July after calling it a distraction for the
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Western Europe’s electrified vehicle sales pulled ahead of China’s last month after countries including Germany and France boosted government subsidies to stimulate demand that had been decimated by the pandemic. The roughly 500,000 plug-in hybrid and battery-electric vehicles registered in Europe during the first seven months exceeded China’s sales by about 14,000 units, according to
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Pert and perky, the 2021 Honda HR-V is no lumbering SUV; it’s hardly a crossover, though its front-wheel-drive hatchback essentials can be fortified with all-wheel drive. The 2021 HR-V carries over from the year before unchanged, but it’s alone at the bottom of the Honda lineup now that the Fit has been canceled. With the
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By Joey Klender Posted on August 13, 2020 Tesla has successfully expanded its insurance service to China, as a brokerage dawning the electric automaker’s name and sharing the same address as the company’s Giga Shanghai production facility appeared on a Chinese government website. Tesla Motors Hong Kong Ltd was registered in the National Enterprise Credit
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European battery makers are gearing up to take advantage of massive “green” stimulus packages unveiled since the coronavirus pandemic though many acknowledge it will be tough to match the Asian giants that dominate the mainstream market. While Sweden’s Northvolt, and more recently France’s Verkor, are making a play for large-scale production, other European companies are
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DETROIT — No auto show? No problem. The coronavirus pandemic is prohibiting consumers from getting an in-person look at Ford Motor Co.’s newest vehicles through elaborate show displays, so the automaker decided to take one product directly to their homes. Ford on Thursday announced an augmented reality feature called “driveway dealership.” It allows users to
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Nissan suffers from an aging lineup and is bleeding cash as a result. Fortunately, the Japanese auto giant is working on a fleet of new or updated models to help turn its fortunes around, one of which has just been spotted. One of these is a redesigned Rogue Sport compact crossover SUV which we’re likely
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If the DOT hadn’t invented double-yellow lines, the Honda CR-V would have been a great marker for the middle of the road. Honda fits the CR-V crossover with either a 1.5-liter turbo-4, a continuously variable automatic transmission, and front- or all-wheel drive—or a hybridized version, with electric motor and battery grafted on to a non-turbo-4.
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Larry Dominique is not one to get distracted — not even by a once-in-a-century pandemic and a potentially career-disrupting corporate merger. The 36-year auto industry veteran is focused on a single mission — orchestrating the return to the U.S. by France’s PSA Group with the Peugeot brand after nearly three decades. The owner of Peugeot,
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The outgoing Audi S3’s understated appearance doesn’t quite match its strong power output and hearty exhaust note, but that all is fixed now that Audi has given the sporty compact a makeover. It will no longer be such an outward wallflower. With a full redesign, Audi has equipped the S3 with a more memorable exterior
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LOS ANGELES — Hyundai giveth and Hyundai taketh away with the next-generation Elantra for the 2021 model year. Last week, it announced the discontinuation of the Elantra GT hatchback and its sporty N Line trim. This week, the Korean automaker confirmed that the new N Line version of the Elantra sedan will be equipped with
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