Month: July 2020

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Jay Richards didn’t want his 80-year-old mother out shopping for groceries. And that concern for his mother and others led Richards, general manager of Kinsel Toyota in Beaumont, Texas, to launch a free grocery delivery service for those 65 and older. Driving RAV4s adorned with Kinsel Toyota Grocery Getter magnets, dealership
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Although Amsterdam’s main Pride event is canceled, several virtual Pride events are still planned to take place in the coming weeks so that the LGBTQ community and its allies can celebrate virtually. Considering the challenging times that we live in today, celebrating diversity and establishing dialogues between different groups of people is more important than
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With car sales in freefall in the U.S., Mercedes-Benz is moving to reduce its exposure in the vehicle segment. The luxury automaker plans to jettison seven car models from the U.S. market, Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Nicholas Speeks told dealers during a webinar in late June. Speeks did not identify the models or offer a timeline,
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FRANKFURT — Former Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche is the best candidate to be the company’s next chairman despite opposition from some shareholders, the automaker’s current chairman, Manfred Bischoff, said. Zetsche was succeeded as CEO in May 2019 by the automaker’s research and development boss, Ola Kallenius. When the succession plans were announced, Zetsche was nominated
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The 2020 Lincoln Corsair wants for few features, but the crossover can have a spit-take high price in top trims.  The Corsair is available in Standard and Reserve trim levels with a handful of option packages scattered among the two. Base cars cost $36,940, including destination, while top models can crest $60,000.  Every Corsair gets
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Four months into this economic contraction, the auto industry has adapted brilliantly, but most of the rest of the picture looks awful. So Congress is going to have to write another big batch of checks. The coronavirus took a serious bite out of the U.S. economy when several states — including major car-buying markets and
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Dealerships must remain vigilant about the health and safety of employees and customers amid the coronavirus pandemic, say three groups that each have had to deal with cases of employees who tested positive for the virus. Dealers have adapted to new realities amid the pandemic, including instituting thorough safety protocols for employees such as requiring
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By Dacia J. Ferris Posted on July 24, 2020 NASA’s Perseverance rover destined for Mars next week has completed another step in preparation for launch – installation, and activation of its nuclear power source. “The #MarsPerseverance MMRTG [multi-mission radioisotope thermoelectric generator] is installed and doing well. This Red Planet dune buggy is fueled and ready
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In the early peak of the pandemic, public transit agencies across the country saw sharp declines in ridership, as did ride-sharing and bike-sharing companies. But of these forms of personal mobility, micromobility — including bikes and scooters — is most likely to bounce back, according to an analysis from McKinsey. Despite COVID-19 disruptions to the
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The 2020 Lincoln Nautilus is well-equipped in base form, and lavish at the top end, but you’ll have to decide if top trims are worth the price of entry. We give it 9 out of 10 for features, service coverage, and infotainment. The Nautilus comes in three trims for 2020 instead of four like last
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TOKYO — In a land where American ways don’t always mesh with local consumers, Jeep, the most iconic U.S. brand, has turned to the most iconic of American strategies to fight for market share: It is offering the Japanese deferred payments and leasing deals. Both approaches are virtually unknown in Japan, a market where customers
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The 2020 Tesla Model 3 sedan was never going to be palatial, but we can’t help but be disappointed by the lapses in material and build quality. Those flaws cancel out the roomy cabin and comfortable seats, bringing our total score to a 4 out of 10.  Appropriate for a car that sells on efficiency,
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