Month: July 2020

Tesla Inc.’s surging stock price has already let CEO Elon Musk collect two tranches of his moonshot compensation award, valued at a collective $3.94 billion. Now he’s at most a couple of months away from securing the third, according to the company’s own estimates, lining him up for yet another multibillion-dollar payout. Barring a prolonged
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When Hyundai Motor America and the National Salute to America’s Heroes had to cancel their 2020 Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Fla., because of coronavirus concerns, they didn’t let it stop them from giving back. Instead, they hosted a giveaway called the Salute 365 initiative for “local healthcare professionals, first responders and others.”
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Motor Authority So many loud, high-horsepower machines parade in front of the security guards at Porsche’s headquarters in Zuffenhausen, Germany, that even a 911 Speedster begins to look a little dull. Arriving to drive 2021 Porsche Panamera prototypes, I pulled up in a two-seater that caught them completely off-guard: a 2007 Renault Kangoo panel van,
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Cadillac learned from the mistakes of the ATS and CTS by equipping the 2020 CT4 with plenty of standard features at an impressive starting price of $33,990. That’s taking a page from the Genesis playbook. No fool, Cadillac takes a separate page from the Germans by offering options and packages that can easily total more
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Inspector General said on Monday it will evaluate the agency’s rollback of Obama-era vehicle emissions requirements. In May, Senator Tom Carper, D-Del., who sits on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, asked the inspector general’s office to investigate whether EPA officials improperly circumvented the Clean
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Rolls-Royce has given its new Ghost sedan a minimalist design that taps into its customers’ new-found desire for a less flashy “post-opulent” look, the company said. The second-generation Ghost replaces a model that since its debut in 2009 has become the best-selling model in the ultraluxury brand’s 116-year history. The new Ghost, which will sit
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As luxury brands issue new SUVs with abandon, cars like the 2020 Lincoln MKZ get overlooked.  With the MKZ Lincoln still offers a solid value in premium sedans, one with potent powertrains. But the MKZ’s interior never has shone, and it never delivered on the promise so extravagantly on display in Lincolns from the Aviator
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As AutoNation Inc.’s used-vehicle sales in the second quarter eclipsed new- vehicle sales for the first time — and by more than 4,400 units — the auto retail giant has a plan to take a bigger bite of the vast and resilient used market. The company has given the green light to build 20 or
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TURIN – Former Seat design director Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos is set to join Renault, a source close to the matter told Automotive News Europe. Mesonero-Romanos, 52, will join the French automaker “to strengthen the design team,” the source said, adding that he will report to Renault Group design boss Laurens van den Acker. Mesonero-Romanos will reunite
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Porsche enlisted the services of an icon to help bring relief to the millions of Americans affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Porsche Cars North America hatched a plan to auction a 911 sports car to raise funds for COVID-19 relief efforts. But not just any 911. In April, the automaker auctioned the final 991-generation car
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The latest Aviator rides on a new rear-drive architecture that promises deft handling to go with its prodigious twin-turbo power. Weight and height get in the way of its loftiest goals, but the Aviator’s still blessed with good composure. We give it a 6 for performance. Both Aviators tap a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 for power.
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