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Jaguar has withdrawn its entry-level XE midsize sedan from the U.S. because of poor sales and a consumer shift  to SUVs, the luxury brand said in a statement. Jaguar sold just 886 XEs in the first half in the key market. The XE was priced from $39,900 in the U.S. Jaguar will continue to sell
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Although we love the current Jaguar XF‘s sharp looks and excellent handling, its underwhelming infotainment system and interior quality leave us wanting. Luckily, Jag’s midsize sedan gets a major overhaul for 2021 that should help give the aging cat another life. Sadly, the XF Sportbrake is not mentioned in the 2021 update, which leads us to
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Tesla Inc. is warning workers at its auto plant in Fremont, Calif., that an employee allegedly “maliciously sabotaged” part of a factory last month and was fired after an internal investigation, according to a memo seen by Bloomberg News. The EV manufacturer responded to the incident rapidly, and operations at the facility were disrupted for
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Tesla Inc. has dissolved its U.S. media relations team, website Electrek reported on Tuesday, in yet another unconventional move by the world’s most valuable automaker. Reuters could not immediately reach the EV maker to verify the development. Unlike its peers who splurge millions of dollars on advertising and marketing, Tesla has largely shunned traditional channels
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The NISMO Performance brand has developed a new line of off-road products to enhance the off-grid capability of the midsize Nissan Frontier pickup, full-size Titan pickup, and long-gone Xterra. Offerings include a suspension kit, bumpers, lighting, and wheels—the main necessities when further outfitting a vehicle for off-roading. See all 18 photos To properly introduce the
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Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. together are spending nearly $100 million on a November California ballot initiative to overturn a state law that would compel them to classify drivers as employees. That sum looks less huge, however, than the potential costs of complying with the existing law, according to a Reuters analysis. The two
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TOKYO — A Nissan Motor Co. manager, testifying under immunity in the criminal trial of former human resources executive Greg Kelly, admitted last week that he explored different ways of paying the automaker’s former CEO Carlos Ghosn without disclosing the remuneration. But he did not say whether any of his ideas of concealment were implemented.
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WASHINGTON — Honda Motor Co. said on Saturday it has confirmed a 17th U.S. death tied to a faulty airbag inflator made by now-defunct Japanese safety products supplier Takata Corp. Honda said that after a joint inspection with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it confirmed a faulty airbag inflator was to blame for
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When it comes to the emerging electric vehicle market, “range anxiety” is evolving into “charger anxiety.” Most EVs now being pumped into the future product pipeline have hundreds of miles of rated range, more than enough for daily driving. But extended or extensive use demands ample and widespread availability of charging. Research firm Guidehouse Insights
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If the BMW X2 doesn’t pop enough in any of its available bold colors (such as Galvanic Gold or Sunset Orange), then consider the new 2021 BMW X2 Edition M Mesh. It’ll offer a whole bunch of unique and sporty exterior and interior upgrades and accents for a reasonable upcharge. But there’s one important caveat:
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A strike deadline in negotiations between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Unifor has been set for Oct. 14 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, according to union chief Jerry Dias. The negotiations cover FCA’s Brampton and Windsor assembly plants in Ontario, which typically combine to build more than 500,000 vehicles annually, as well as a casting plant in
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Tesla Inc. delivered a record number of vehicles worldwide in the third quarter, smashing analysts’ estimates and maintaining its dominance in electric-vehicle sales. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based automaker delivered 139,300 vehicles, eclipsing its prior all-time high of 112,000 in the fourth quarter of 2019 and above the 129,950 projected by analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. Shares
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Refraction AI, a Michigan startup developing autonomous delivery robots, appointed a former Ford Motor Co. and mobility-industry veteran its new CEO on Wednesday. Luke Schneider becomes Refraction AI’s CEO at a time when the pandemic has accelerated demand for automated and contactless delivery systems. He had been CEO at wejo, an early-stage traffic-analytics company connecting
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BEIJING — Tesla Inc. is poised to start selling some Model 3 vehicles made in China equipped with cobalt-free lithium iron phosphate batteries, two people familiar with the matter said. Currently the Model 3 electric sedans made at the automaker’s Chinese plant use nickel-manganese-cobalt batteries. The starting price for the vehicle is currently 271,550 yuan
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