Month: June 2020

Subaru of America, once a monthly sales streak darling as its U.S. volume rapidly expanded over the past decade, is switching to quarterly sales reporting. The automaker will report its June U.S. sales Wednesday, then switch its cadence going forward. The automaker, of Camden, N.J., was one of the few holdouts still reporting on a
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The 2020 Woodward Dream Cruise is the latest automotive event to be canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The event’s organizing board voted Monday to cancel the annual summer car cruise through the heart of Detroit and surrounding towns. Organizers were concerned about the ability to maintain social distancing and whether participants would wear
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The 2021 Kia K5 marks a new era for the South Korean brand—and a new name is just the beginning for the automaker’s mid-size sedan formerly called Optima. The 2021 K5 picks up where the Optima left off. The K5 is longer, lower, and wider than the sedan it replaces and will be available with
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It started with a cup of coffee. In attempts to curb drowsy driving, Mercedes-Benz introduced a system that identified clues that a motorist was growing tired, such as how often they departed their lane. If the system detected trouble, it illuminated an icon resembling a steaming cup of coffee on the instrument cluster. Roughly a
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Motor Trend editor-at-large Arthur St. Antoine outlines the Motor Trend test numbers for the all-new 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 in our exclusive video. Shot By: Jim Gleason & Mike Suggett Edited By: Terren Lin Read the story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/112_0810_2009_chevrolet_corvette_zr1_first_test/
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The county of Norfolk is often seen as “charging desert” with vast areas not covered.  Thankfully InstaVolt has just opened its largest rapid charging hub to date at Necton, on the A47. With eight state of the art ChargePoint CPE250 high powered chargers, it’s perfectly placed for both local EV drivers and the expected large
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The Geneva auto show will not be held in 2021, the organizers have announced. The reasons for the cancellation were lack of interest from automakers as well as the uncertain situation over the control of the coronavirus, the Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) Foundation said in a statement on Monday. The Geneva event is Europe’s
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. https://electrek.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/06/Quick-Charge-6.29.20.mp3 New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast
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Car dealership Lookers has agreed to correct its accounts after auditors found it overstated profitability by a total of £19m over several years. Auditors Grant Thornton have been investigating potential fraud at the Altrincham-based firm. Their draft report found some “fraudulent expense claims” and “several areas” where financial controls “require strengthening”. Earlier this month, Lookers
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The Geneva auto show will not be held in 2021, the organizers have announced. The reasons for the cancellation were lack of interest from automakers as well as the uncertain situation over the control of the coronavirus, the Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) Foundation said in a statement on Monday. The Geneva event is Europe’s
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Chrysler is continuing its series of ads for the Pacifica minivan with actress Kathryn Hahn, but with the added complication of social distancing. The latest campaign, which the brand is using on social media and other websites, is called “Pacifica Mom on Quarantine.” The confessional-style ads were shot via iPhone with just two crew members
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Don’t let its sporty looks fool you: the 2020 Toyota Camry is a gentle performer in most configurations. That works well enough for us to elevate its score to 6 out of 10 based on its comfortable ride. The 2020 Camry lineup consists of four basic flavors: standard L, LE, and XLE trims; sportier SE
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A Michigan man known as “Mr. Chevy” bought the final Chevrolet Impala. And it’s not the first time he’s done so. Pinky Randall, whose enthusiasm for the brand has been documented over the decades in Automotive News and elsewhere, took delivery this month of the final Impala built before General Motors shut down the plant
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AKRON, Ohio, June 25 – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Lordstown Motors announced today a strategic relationship with the two Ohio-based companies agreeing to collaborate on tires and service in addition to future tire intelligence opportunities. The announcement coincides with Lordstown’s debut of its first all-electric pickup truck, the Endurance, featuring Goodyear tires
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TOKYO – Nissan will unveil its Ariya electric crossover on July 15, CEO Makoto Uchida said at a contentious annual shareholders’ meeting on Monday where investors criticized everything from the automaker’s handling of the Carlos Ghosn scandal to the compensation of its board members. The production-version Ariya will debut with Nissan’s latest ProPilot 2.0 hands-off
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