The name Hyundai translates into English as “modernity.” And now, the South Korean automaker has a new chairman who embraces that forward-looking spirit of change and improvement, just as it grapples with an age of industry upheaval. Even before being tapped last week as the new leader of Hyundai Motor Group, Euisun Chung was a
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What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Volkswagen Taos? What does it compare to? The 2022 Volkswagen Taos is the smallest crossover SUV in the Volkswagen lineup, slotting beneath the Volkswagen Tiguan. It’s similar in size to the first-generation Tiguan, seats five, and wears Volkswagen’s characteristic conservative style. In size and segment it fills a
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BARCELONA – Renault Group will unveil an eight-year plan next year as the automaker contends with a demand slump exacerbated by the coronavirus crisis, CEO Luca de Meo said in an interview with a Spanish newspaper. De Meo had flagged last month that Renault might have to dig deeper than the 2 billion euros ($2.3
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A supplier with one of the biggest industrial projects now underway in the U.S. auto industry — a $2.6 billion electric vehicle battery plant in north Georgia — expects a ruling from federal trade officials next week that could shut down construction. The legal question could create dire complications for two closely watched vehicle programs:
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What kind of car is the 2021 GMC Terrain? What does it compare to? The 2020 GMC Terrain is a five-seat crossover SUV that slots below the Acadia in the brand’s lineup. It’s styled and positioned as a family wagon, not an off-road specialist, but can be fitted with all-wheel drive. It compares with vehicles
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PARIS — Dacia will introduce the Spring electric minicar first for short-term rental ventures, as it tests the market for a low-cost EVs built in China.  The Spring, shown during an online event Thursday, is a version of the Renault K-ZE developed for the Chinese market and now sold there by Renault Group’s joint-venture partner,
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Mercedes-Benz fitted its EQC with a 4×4 package complete with portal axles to preview an electric future for off-roading. Not only does the resulting vehicle look tough, it is also extremely capable. Another tough-looking vehicle this week was Subaru’s one-off WRX STI built for Gymkhana 11. Ken Block’s former rally racing teammate, Travis Pastrana, will
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During homecoming festivities at Prairie View A&M University in Texas and North Carolina Central University in Durham last fall, Ford Motor Co. invited football fans to check out a tailgate — and the rest of its F-150, too. Ford provided more than 500 F-150 test drives to fans at the two schools and at the
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SHANGHAI — Visiting dealerships in China these days, you can’t help feeling a sense of euphoria. Even as COVID cases in the United States rise again, China’s automotive retail market is showing every indication that it is returning to a pre-pandemic reality. Take the cluster of dealerships on Wuzhong Road in southwest Shanghai. In February,
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Back in 1968, they called them “sporty,” but for the six pack of cars Motor Trend editors tested for the January 1968 issue—the Ford Mustang, Chevy Camaro, Plymouth Barracuda, Pontiac Firebird, AMC Javelin, and Mercury Cougar—muscle car is now the far more appropriate term. Interestingly, of the nameplates featured in the story we’ve pulled from
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TOKYO — Just as critics were wondering about the viability of General Motors’ fuel cell truck partnership with electric heavy-truck startup Nikola, two Asian competitors jumped headlong into the segment. This month, Hyundai and Toyota each unveiled plans to ramp up development and commercialization of hydrogen-fueled commercial vehicles to be launched from North America to
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What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Honda Accord? What does it compare to? The 2021 Honda Accord is a mid-size sedan. Cross-shop it against the usual suspects: the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, and Hyundai Sonata.  Is the 2021 Honda Accord a good car? Review continues below The 2021 Accord is a highly-rated sedan, easily
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