If you think the Leaf has lost its pizzazz, you’re not alone. Nissan dove head-first into the mainstream EV segment when the original Leaf debuted, though the company has proven reluctant to expand its foothold in the electrified space outside of a few hybridized models.  This new prototype will satisfy the itch of those who
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The 2020 Fiat 124 Spider is unburdened by fancy technology or super luxury features, as a good sports car should be. We give it 4 out of 10 here; it lacks standard automatic emergency braking, for one, and its infotainment system gives us fits. (Read more about how we rate cars.) The base Classica model
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Barring any difficulties, it would appear that the standoff between the UAW and General Motors is slowly ending. Negotiations were far more difficult than anyone thought they would be, and the strike certainly cost both sides more than they expected. But once everything is signed, sealed and delivered, it would seem that those two will
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When it comes to international auto shows in foreign countries, Japan’s often feels like the most “foreign.” The Tokyo Motor Show never fails to astound us with its fun and funky off-beat concepts and production cars. The Japanese often conceive of vehicular needs and use cases that just don’t seem to occur to folks in
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Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has reported a quarterly profit after seeing a big boost to sales in China. The firm made a pre-tax profit of £156m in the three months to 30 September, with revenues up 8% to £6.1bn. Sales in China – a key market for car manufacturers – were up by nearly a
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DETROIT — Hourly UAW members at General Motors have ratified, according to projections by Automotive News, a four-year labor pact that includes significant wage gains and bonuses. The vote, which officially concludes at 4 p.m. Eastern time Friday, would end a 40-day national strike that has idled plants in three countries. Unofficial results compiled by
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PARIS — Valeo cautioned on Thursday that the General Motors strike was currently costing it around 160 million euros ($178 million) in sales and around 50 million euros ($55.5 million) in operating margin terms. The French auto supplier made the forecast as it reported that its third-quarter revenue rose 8 percent to 4.77 billion euros ($5.3 billion). It
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The 2020 Hyundai Veloster comes in three configurations, each with its own 4-cylinder engine and its own personality. Our 6 out of 10 rating here applies to the Veloster Turbo, which earns a point above average for its acceleration. The zippy Veloster N would add a couple of points for straight-line acceleration and handling. (Read
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Corning Inc. is making slow progress winning automakers to its Gorilla Glass, a thinner, lighter material that has been used on billions of cellphones, touch screens and other devices over the past decade. But the supplier says new applications are in the works that will allow it to expand its automotive position. The Corning, N.Y.,
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It has been a long time coming, but Nissan executives assure us that new Frontier midsize pickup is coming and we will see it soon. “It is a priority for us,” said Ivan Espinosa, corporate vice president of Global and Japan product planning. We will see the renewed pickup next year. Nissan officials have not decided
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Visteon’s third-quarter net income fell 33 percent to $14 million, but revenue was up 7 percent to $731 million because of new product launches, the supplier said Thursday. The company — which makes instrument clusters, head-up displays, infotainment and audio systems and other electronics — reported adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization of
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ATSUGI, Japan — Nissan plans a new all-wheel-drive electric drivetrain, a sweeping pillar-to-pillar digital cockpit display and even a virtual-reality avatar to keep drivers company in their self-driving cars. The automaker unveiled its plans for a next-generation technology blitz here at its advanced technology center outside Tokyo this month. Some of the goodies — such
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It’s pretty clear by now to all that electricity represents the auto industry’s (immediate) future, with most of the big players in the market having stepped up their efforts to rapidly expand into the new-energy vehicle segment. Looking beyond the inevitable death of ICE-powered vehicles, Mercedes-Benz asked themselves how would the S-Class evolve? And they
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Volvo’s first full-electric vehicle has a lot of additional names that are not essential for every day use, but they do tell a more complete story. The battery-powered compact’s full name is Volvo XC40 P8 AWD Recharge. The P comes from the model being pure electric. The 8 signifies that the car’s power is between
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With the 2020 GLE, Mercedes-Benz sheds the crossover SUV’s occasionally compromised past. Set to go on sale in the spring of 2019, the 2020 Mercedes GLE-Class is as much a high-riding E-Class wagon as it is an off-roader. For most buyers, that’ll be just fine. The GLE sets the standard for mid-size crossover SUV luxury.
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