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Las Vegas seems like a safe bet to be a prime location for the continued testing and operation of self-driving vehicles. Self-driving startup Zoox said Thursday the city will be a key market in which it will test, validate and refine its automated-driving technology. On a date that’s still to be determined, the company intends
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After roughly six months on the job, Rolls-Royce’s head of design, Jozef Kaban, has left the British ultraluxury brand and BMW Group. Kaban is the second design chief at Rolls-Royce to depart in the past 16 months. Kaban’s predecessor, Giles Taylor, left Rolls-Royce in June 2018 and was later named to oversee design at the
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Tesla Inc.’s deliveries rose less than 2 percent in the third quarter, missing Wall Street estimates and sending its shares down nearly 6 percent in trading after the bell. Total deliveries came in at a record 97,000 during the latest quarter, but below analysts’ estimates of 97,477 vehicles, according to IBES data from Refinitiv. The
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There’s no quicker way to warp your perception of what a “fast” car truly is than by stepping from your Golf into a Lamborghini—or pretty much any supercar, for that matter. Some of us are lucky enough to drive one or two in our lifetimes, but Jeremy, James, and Richard were breathing rarefied, supercar-rich air
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Volvo will add a 30-liter storage compartment under the hood of the full-electric XC40. The so-called “frunk” was created because the compact SUV’s electric motor takes up less space than the internal combustion engine it replaces. The extra compartment is just one of the design changes to the battery-powered version of the Swedish automaker’s global
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DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. will pay more than half a million dollars and provide additional training to employees to settle a discrimination charge by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission involving its Kentucky Truck Plant. The agency said Tuesday an investigation found “reasonable cause to believe that the Kentucky Truck Plant failed to hire
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Editor’s note: Automotive News will distribute the monthly U.S. Sales Report newsletter after General Motors, Ford and FCA report third-quarter results, which are expected Wednesday. Hyundai posted a 9 percent decline in U.S. sales in September behind weaker car deliveries even as crossover volume rose 9 percent to a record 27,374 for the month. The
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LOS ANGELES — Acura is highlighting its history of producing memorable sports cars for the road and the track with a marketing campaign that will show up across social media channels and broadcast TV, including high-profile NFL games. The ad push begins Monday with a 30-second video featuring iconic vehicles from the past such as
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Tesla likes to shock and awe with boundary-pushing self-driving features, and the “Smart Summon” capability included in the automaker’s latest software update for customer cars seems designed to blow people away. Well, hopefully not literally, given how the feature enables owners with Model 3, Model S, and Model X vehicles equipped with Tesla’s semi-autonomous AutoPilot
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DETROIT — The contract offer that General Motors made public just before the UAW went on strike effectively set the minimum for what workers expect from the automaker. But the longer the strike has dragged on, the more expectations have grown. Getting contracts ratified already looked like a bigger challenge than usual going into this
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The masterminds at Koenigsegg have once again demonstrated the ferocious capabilities of their carbon-fiber hypercars, sending a Regera from zero to 400 kph (249 mph) and back to zero in record time. See all 44 photos First, some background. The Bugatti Chiron—commonly considered something of a fast car—was once measured to accelerate to 400 in
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Tesla has had its hands full for the past few years ramping up production of the Model 3 sedan. Now the automaker wants to continue building its lineup with additions in several popular segments. After production of the Model Y crossover and Roadster sports car is scheduled to begin next year, the automaker says it
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After much speculation, the 2nd generation Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ are now officially confirmed. Toyota and Subaru made a joint announcement today outlining the continuation of their partnership, which sees both brands collaborating on new products including a number of all-wheel-drive-equipped models and a range of electrified vehicles. As part of the alliance’s growth,
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CHICAGO — Cutting costs and adding stores are two ways auto dealers are preparing as speculation swirls about an impending U.S. recession. Take Zeigler Auto Group. The Kalamazoo, Mich., group of 26 stores picked up a couple of dealerships last year and is pursuing opportunities to add more, President Aaron Zeigler said. Bulking up could
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Tesla Inc. committed a series of violations of the National Labor Relations Act in 2017 and last year, a judge ruled Friday. The electric-car maker illegally threatened and retaliated against employees, according to Amita Baman Tracy, an administrative law judge in California. A tweet that Elon Musk sent in May 2018, which suggested employees who
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Now that the 2020 Lexus RX has gone on sale, we’re revisiting our first driving impressions of the best-selling luxury SUV (from July). See 2020 Lexus RX pricing info here. When I first landed in Liberia, Costa Rica, to drive the updated 2020 Lexus RX, I wasn’t sure why the Japanese luxury brand had flown
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WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY — President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that an impeachment inquiry against him could derail congressional approval of a North America trade pact, dragging down Mexico’s peso and stock market as investors fled riskier assets. While U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said he was confident the U.S-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) would come up
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Fantastic news for high-performance luxury SUV fans: The Aston Martin DBX, the marque’s first SUV, has been confirmed to pack a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 producing 550 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Aston is wrapping up testing for its all-new luxury SUV, which includes durability runs at the iconic Nürburgring, because of course it does. See all
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Two Democratic governors have lined their up states to join the 13 others in adopting California’s rules to curb automobile greenhouse gas emissions, even after the Trump administration moved to nullify state authority on fuel-efficiency rules. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday directed his state’s environmental agency to begin drafting rules to cut tailpipe emission
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