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Aston Martin said the DBX, set to become the latest SUV entry from an exotic and ultraluxury automaker, will start at $192,986, including shipping, in the United States. The DBX will be priced right alongside most of its competitors, a growing group of models that started with the Bentley Bentayga in 2016. The Bentayga, with
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A big bet on the proliferation of driver-assistance systems is paying off for Intel in more ways than one. The company said Tuesday that revenues from its Mobileye subsidiary achieved record growth in the third quarter, underpinned by sales of chips that power driver-assist features. For company executives, that’s providing reassurance that a $15.3 billion
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LOS ANGELES — Not long ago, it looked like Guangzhou Automobile Group would be the first Chinese automaker to set up shop on U.S. shores. It had twice made appearances at the Detroit auto show, showing off SUVs under the Cobo Center lights and winning respect for its designs and quality credentials. Between those events,
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We’ve known for years that a new Ford Bronco was in the works, and now we finally know when we can expect to see it in the metal. The rugged 4×4 SUV will make its world premiere in spring 2020. Ahead of the reveal, Ford has also previewed the new Bronco logo with the horse
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DETROIT — UAW President Gary Jones has taken a leave of absence amid a widening corruption probe into the union, according to an email to union employees obtained Saturday by Automotive News. Rory Gamble, the vice president in charge of the UAW’s Ford Motor Co. department, will be acting president, effective Sunday. The union’s International
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DETROIT — UAW leaders on Friday agreed to send a tentative four-year labor agreement with Ford Motor Co. that largely mirrors the union’s new General Motors contract to Ford’s 55,000 hourly employees for ratification. Union workers will vote by Nov. 15 whether to approve the proposed contract, a union spokesman said. The UAW said the
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Hybrids have been around for a long time now. The first mass-produced hybrid, the Toyota Prius, was released before the turn of the new millennium and has been a massive sales success for the world’s largest automaker. And while the vast majority of hybridized vehicles have had fuel economy as their main focus, recently, some
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Many of our favorite Mopar custom projects start out as tattered vintage vehicles. This one began life as a 1968 Dodge D200 Camper Special—a heavy-duty pickup with an 8-foot bed and chassis optimized to carry a big, heavy slide-in camper. This camping arrangement left the trailer hitch free to tow a boat, dirt bikes, or
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The Trump administration is planning to require automakers to modestly bolster fuel economy and pare tailpipe emissions after 2020, a reversal from its earlier proposal to freeze rules through 2026. Administration officials have tentatively agreed to the change, according to a person familiar with the matter who asked for anonymity because the deliberations are private.
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A proposed merger between PSA and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles would give FCA access to PSA’s more modern and flexible vehicle architectures, potentially enabling the combined companies to achieve lower costs through higher production volumes. But the process of integrating platforms, powertrains and other components between the two automakers could take four years or longer, according
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released its latest data dump on the state of America’s road safety, and for the second year in a row, the statistics are looking up. Well, the stats, which cover calendar-year 2018, are looking up generally, and more specifically for cars and their drivers. Fatalities among occupants
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TOKYO — Former Nissan Motor Co. boss Carlos Ghosn denied any impropriety over payments he made during his time at the automaker, following a newspaper report that Japanese tax authorities determined he used company money for private use. “Mr. Ghosn categorically denies that there was anything improper about the payments or donations at issue, all of
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Lamborghini‘s highest-performance and most powerful vehicle ever will be revealed in 2020. That’s the official word from the brand’s Squadra Corse motorsports division, which is overseeing the design and engineering of this yet unnamed hypercar. While only scant information and shadowy teasers have been shared, we pored over the details to see what to expect.
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SYDNEY — The Nobel Prize winning scientist whose research proved critical in developing lithium-ion batteries said the ubiquitous technology energizing iPhones and electric vehicles is poised to become more powerful and cheaper — keys for unlocking the mainstream adoption of EVs and home-energy storage units. M. Stanley Whittingham, 77, is part of a trio jointly
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group of France are in talks to combine, The Wall Street Journal reported. The newspaper reported that people familiar with the matter said a deal between FCA and the Peugeot parent could create a “$50 billion trans-Atlantic auto giant.” An all-share merger of equals, the paper reported, is one of
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