By Simon Alvarez Posted on January 31, 2020 Ask any TSLAQ believer about one of the biggest reasons for Tesla’s ongoing success, and there’s a good chance that one will hear the word “subsidies.” More often than not, Tesla critics would argue that the electric car maker has only survived because the US government heavily
Struggling luxury UK carmaker Aston Martin has announced plans to raise emergency funding worth £500m. A consortium led by billionaire Lawrence Stroll will put in £182m, with the rest of the money coming from existing investors. Mr Stroll partly owns the Racing Point Formula 1 team, which will be branded Aston Martin from 2021 under
Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings’ 500 million-pound ($656 million) cash lifeline from Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll has a major casualty — the company’s push into electric cars. The launch of the all-electric Lagonda marque, due in 2022, has been stalled for three years, Aston said Friday, while development of the Rapide E, the main brand’s first
Ralf Speth presided over the longest profit streak in Jaguar Land Rover’s history, but he also pushed an aggressive growth plan that in hindsight dangerously overstretched the company just as it was hit by unprecedented global headwinds. When Speth took over in 2010, Jaguar Land Rover was fresh from its purchase by Tata Motors from
FRANKFURT — Germany’s VDA auto industry association will move the Frankfurt auto show to another city after visitor numbers plunged last year The next show is scheduled to be held in September 2021. It will take place in Berlin, Hamburg or Munich, three cities shortlisted by the VDA as potential locations. The show’s disappearance from
Jannarelly, the Dubai-based company behind the stunning Design-1 sports car, is preparing for a significant expansion this decade and has appointed a new CEO to oversee it. The company on Thursday named Alexander Lee as CEO and announced plans to establish manufacturing and R&D facilities in the United States by 2021. Jannarelly currently assembles the
Family crossovers like the 2020 Audi Q7 do it all: school runs, errands, commutes, and long hauls. Few family crossover SUVs are as luxurious as the Audi Q7, however. Updated this year with a tweaked exterior, a more potent V-6, and more interior touchscreens, the Q7 gets a 7.2 TCC Rating thanks to its exceptional
If it wasn’t for engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov, the mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette may have never come to fruition so it’s only fitting the car manufacturer has acknowledged the importance of Duntov on the new C8 Corvette with a small sticker featuring his face. The Chevrolet C8 Corvette prototype that was famously driven through New York City
Automakers took to the Los Angeles Convention Center this week with a host of new SUVs, sports cars, sedans, and pickup trucks to show off to the public. Three new models revive long-retired names for pickup trucks and SUVs aimed at hauling people and all their gear. Another is the long-awaited update of an iconic
HIROSHIMA, Japan — Mazda Motor Corp., one of Japan’s smallest, scrappiest and sportiest automakers, didn’t survive 100 years by chance — though it had its share of good luck at times. Mazda has lasted so long largely because it consistently turned to brainpower and innovation to compensate for its small, competitive size and scant resources.
The strategy for the 2011 Challenger SRT8 is simple: more power. Read the full story here: https://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1011_2011_dodge_challenger_srt8_392_test/index.html Also find Motor Trend on: Tweets by motor_trend https://facebook.com/MotorTrendMag Shot by: Duane Sempson & Gordon Green Edited by: Duane Sempson
A family who was among the first to get a Tesla Powerwall installed at their home four years ago said in a review that the home battery pack helped them save over $8,000 on their power bill. We reported on Nick Pfitzner and his family when they got the first Tesla Powerwall installation in Australia,
UK car production sank to its lowest in almost a decade in 2019, with output forecast to continue falling this year. Factories produced 1.3 million units last year, down 14.2% on 2018 and the third consecutive year of decline, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturing and Traders. Structural changes in the industry,
Asbury Automotive Group has named a longtime employee who started as a management trainee as its next senior vice president of operations. Daniel Clara, 40, was appointed to the position effective Jan. 29, the public dealership group said late Thursday in a regulatory filing. Clara replaces John Hartman, a 30-year industry veteran who held the
Tesla expects that this year it will comfortably exceed 500,000 electric car sales, which is possible thanks to significant expansion of its manufacturing capacity. Here we take a look at all the Tesla production sites, models assigned to them and production capacity. Tesla recently added Model Y production to its plant in California (since January),
DETROIT — General Motors will give a partial glimpse of its first battery-electric pickup, the Hummer EV, in a commercial airing Sunday during the Super Bowl. But the automaker won’t show the full vehicle until May. The commercial, which will include NBA star LeBron James, will mark GM’s plan to revive the Hummer name on
The all-new Audi RS Q3 comes in two shapes: regular and Sportback. Think of it as the same premium subcompact SUV, in the vein of the Mercedes GLA and GLB where one of them looks sportier but the other is more practical. If you’re into high-riding vehicles with a sloping roofline that have enough power
LONDON – – UK car output dropped last year at the fastest rate since the 2008-9 recession, hit by slumping exports and diesel demand, as an industry body called for an ambitious post-Brexit trade deal to protect the sector. Investment, however, nearly doubled to 1.1 billion pounds ($1.5 billion) due to a decision by Jaguar
Used-vehicle retailer CarMax Inc. is investing $50 million to buy a minority stake in Edmunds, the automotive retail research and vehicle-listing company. CarMax said Wednesday the move is mean to bolster its omnichannel retail strategy designed to meet and interact with shoppers wherever and however they’re shopping, across multiple channels, online and in store. “Edmunds’
Mercedes-Benz’s may tell Formula One next month that it plans to leave the sport, according to a report Wednesday from Autocar. Autocar and Racefans broke the news, and sources told the publications that the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport team may be rebranded as an Aston Martin team and its lead driver and six-time world champion Lewis
All-electric driving is hardly what it used to be. The 2020 Nissan Leaf was among the first electric cars to enter the mainstream consciousness, but not for all the right reasons. Now two years removed from the bulbous hatchback with limited range, the new Leaf looks like a regular car—and it has a regular range.
The future of farming will be filled with autonomous electric tractors silently plowing in fields, according to Kubota, a Japanese tractor maker, which celebrated its 130th anniversary with the reveal of the smart X Tractor concept. The Kubota X Tractor debuted at an exhibition in Kyoto City, Japan this month providing a glimpse at the
Illustrating its commitment to SUVs and crossovers at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford on Monday took the wraps off of two more versions of its 2020 Explorer: the thriftier Explorer hybrid and the sportier Explorer ST. The eco-friendly and performance-oriented Explorers will act like bookends for the mainstream lineup unveiled
MIAMI — Mini is preparing to launch the market’s first premium electric vehicle to approach the $30,000 price threshold. The Mini Cooper SE will start at $30,750, including shipping, when it lands in March. State and federal EV tax credits would knock the price down to as low as $18,750, depending on where the vehicle
Pro driver Randy Pobst hot laps the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for Motor Trend’s 2017 Best Driver’s Car.
Moving into the new model year, the inimitable Mazda MX-5 Miata is pretty much the same lovable, tossable sports car as before. So, what should Miata-watchers be on the lookout for in 2020? Mostly a few small upgrades, including new paint color options and more standard content on certain trims. Prices, as they tend to do
It’s always wonderful seeing cars and trucks modified strangely—not poorly, mind you, but antithetical to their intended purposes, you know? Take this wacky Continental GT, a typically boulevard-oriented luxury coupe that Bentley dressed up for the GP Ice Race in Zell am See, Austria. Programmatically, ice racing just isn’t on the typical Bentley owner’s menu.
If fast cars, big stars, and plentiful explosions are what draw you into the Fast and Furious films, then prepare to be disappointed by the first trailer for the latest installment of the nearly 20-year-old franchise. Known simply as Fast 9, the movie is being hyped by a teaser trailer—that’s right, a trailer . . .
Let’s put our differences aside for a minute, because whether you’re rooting for the San Francisco 49ers or the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV, we can all come together to appreciate a quality Super Bowl commercial. Especially if it includes cars. That’s why we’ve gathered every automotive ad from the 2020 Big Game for your
By Nicole Arce Posted on January 29, 2020 Nearly four years after Tesla first revealed its “wind turbine” wheels on a Model 3 prototype at the company’s unveiling event, the electric carmaker is finally bringing it to market for the Model Y Performance crossover. Customers can order the 21-inch Überturbine wheels via Tesla’s Design Studio