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Pros Thrilling driving experience Comfortable day-to-day driving Fancy technology Cons Cargo room Ingress/egress to/from tight third row Need a family SUV that’s comfortable to drive around town but has a dose of performance? The Audi SQ7 will deliver exactly that. With its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8, Ingolstadt is delivering the more powerful version of its three-row
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British electric vehicle startup Arrival said Wednesday it has raised $118 million from U.S. funds manager BlackRock Inc. Five-year-old Arrival is focused on development of electric commercial vehicles, including vans and buses. It previously had raised $111 million from Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co and sister company Kia Motors Corp., as well as an undisclosed
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Where’s Sean Evans, host of Hot Ones, when you need him? Because Travis Pastrana‘s latest Subaru WRX STI track toy is both hot and loaded with wings. Built by Subaru and Vermont SportsCar for Pastrana’s upcoming turn at the helm of Hoonigan Racing Division’s Gymkhana series, this Subie sedan trades all pretense of practicality for additional performance heat.
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We’re a nimble bunch at MotorTrend. The global health crisis has affected our daily reality. Mobility is limited. Fear of mass-spread infection events is high. We take this crisis and the safety of our testers, editors, photographers, and videographers very seriously. But we also take seriously our obligation to provide our readers with the best,
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Tesla Inc. has cut the price of its Model S “Long Range” sedan by 4 percent in the United States, days after the electric vehicle maker reported record quarterly deliveries. The company, which is expected to report third-quarter results on Oct. 21, cut the price to $71,990 from $74,990 in the United States. It also
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LMP Automotive Holdings Inc., an emerging public auto retailer and subscription provider, said it agreed to purchase a majority stake in New York’s largest dealership group in a transaction valued at $608 million. The deal, announced late Friday, would advance LMP’s aggressive acquisition goal to grow to as many as 50 franchised new-vehicle stores within
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Sonic Automotive Inc. CEO David Smith is due in Mecklenburg County District Court in North Carolina on Oct. 20 to face a felony charge of assault by strangulation related to his arrest last week. Smith, Sonic’s CEO since September 2018, spent a night in the Mecklenburg County Jail after he was arrested Monday, Oct. 5,
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The 2021 Honda Ridgeline receives a testosterone makeover, morphing from a friendly-looking pickup truck to one that exudes more ruggedness and capability. This is step one of Honda’s new light truck strategy of beefing up—and talking up—the capabilities of its utility vehicles in a world eschewing passenger cars at a rapid pace. Look for the brand’s
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When drivers start up the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Durango this fall, they’ll be introduced to the next-generation version of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ heralded Uconnect infotainment system. The latest iteration, Uconnect 5, runs on an Android-based operating system and has processing speeds five times faster than those of its predecessor. It enables two Bluetooth
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When drivers start up the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Durango this fall, they’ll be introduced to the next-generation version of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ heralded Uconnect infotainment system. The latest iteration, Uconnect 5, runs on an Android-based operating system and has processing speeds five times faster than those of its predecessor. It enables two Bluetooth
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LOS ANGELES — A year ago, the mantra being pushed by Honda executives was that “cars matter” — a compelling message for a brand that derived almost half its volume from sedans and hatchbacks at the time. But as the market continues its relentless shift toward crossovers and pickups, it turns out that trucks matter
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We’ve been waiting years for Mazda to bring back its rotary engine, and now, it’s finally happening—albeit not in a sports car such as a revived RX-7 as we hoped. Instead, in an expected move, the first modern Mazda to get a rotary engine is the MX-30 electric crossover. In it, the smooth-running engine will
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Future Ford Bronco owners are probably as excited as anyone right now to get their rigs into the great outdoors for some off-road adventure. Sure, some will do more traditional wheeling with their rigs, but there’s a whole lot of interest in long-distance—off-the-grid—overlanding these days. Ford is providing some inspiration for these individuals in the
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Dealers face a number of service department challenges beyond the pandemic, including declining rates of customer retention and satisfaction. But there are solutions out there. Speakers: Eliza Johnson, Director, Carlisle & CompanyScott Doering, Vice President of Customer Service, Volvo Car USANick Latino, COO, Performance Auto GroupDawn Matthews, Service and Parts Director, David Auto GroupScott Thompson,
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Amidst 2020’s ongoing 2020-ness, it would seem irresponsible for anyone to promote or encourage gatherings, let alone college football tailgates. Dos Equis is doing just that with its Save Our Saturdays marketing ploy celebrating football’s “return,” but makes up for those potentially disastrous optics with free beer and an even cooler delivery vehicle for those
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