Month: January 2021

TOKYO — A top Nissan executive indicated he made a plea deal to testify against ousted Chairman Carlos Ghosn because he was worried about possibly getting snared in the legal swoop. Hari Nada, a star government witness and the executive running Nissan’s legal office at the time of Ghosn’s arrest, said internal investigations into Ghosn’s
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What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Lexus RC? What does it compare to? The 2021 Lexus RC is a sports coupe with two powertrain choices in rear- or all-wheel drive. The segment thins more every year, but the remaining competitors range from the Audi A5 to the Ford Mustang.  Is the 2021 Lexus RC
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TOKYO — A top Nissan executive indicated he copped a plea deal to testify against ousted Chairman Carlos Ghosn because he was worried about possibly getting snared in the legal swoop. Hari Nada, a star government witness and the executive running Nissan’s legal office at the time of Ghosn’s arrest, said internal investigations into Ghosn’s
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By Simon Alvarez Posted on January 31, 2021 Among the most controversial aspects of the Tesla Model S and Model X refresh are the vehicles’ “yoke” style steering wheel, which has garnered a good amount of criticism over its alleged safety risk and impracticality. Yet considering the features that Tesla has implemented in the refreshed
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With gold chandeliers, stained-glass windows and a marble fireplace, Brown Bros. Cadillac looks nothing like a typical dealership. Gary and Bruce Brown’s mother designed the extravagant, 15,000-square-foot showroom in Louisville, Ky., that surrounds cars with 19th-century oil landscapes by Harvey Joiner and Carl Brenner on walls of floral paper and rustic brick. “I’ve been told
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The semiconductor shortage roiling global auto production has hit Nissan Motor Co.’s Canton, Miss., assembly plant, where the company builds pickups, sedans and commercial vans. Frontier and Titan pickup output was idled for two days in late January, according to a factory memo obtained by Automotive News. The pickup line is also scheduled to be
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What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class? What does it compare to? The 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a small sedan that starts around $35,000 and brings with it the style and panache expected of a car bearing the three-pointed star. Shop it against the BMW 2-Series, Audi A3, and Acura ILX.  Is the
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Despite years of development, mergers, partnerships, startups and stall outs, digital auto retailing software hadn’t truly been tested in the U.S. until a deadly virus forced radical changes in how people purchase vehicles. As COVID-19 cases surged nationwide last year and government mandates shuttered dealership showrooms, software giants and startups alike realized dealership clients needed
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General Motors CEO Mary Barra just stomped on the electric-vehicle accelerator pedal. Call it the Biden effect. Six months ago the automaker backed the Trump administration in a legal battle that could have neutered California’s longstanding right to set its own tougher carbon-emission rules. About two weeks after Trump lost, GM withdrew from that fight
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When it came out, there were a few cocked eyebrows about the C8 RS7 because the horsepower figure wasn’t actually much bigger than the old one’s. Was that skepticism warranted? Throttle House has decided to find out, comparing the 2021 RS7 to a 2016 RS7 Performance. That tips the horsepower battle in the old one’s
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What kind of vehicle is the 2021 BMW 7-Series? What does it compare to? The 2021 7-Series is a full-size luxury sedan that competes for well-heeled buyers against the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Audi A7.  Is the 2021 BMW 7-Series a good car? Review continues below The 2021 7-Series is a stellar big sedan, though its
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Billy Walters, megadealer and professional gambler, is a free man thanks to former President Donald Trump. In his final hours in office, Trump commuted the five-year prison sentence Walters was serving for an insider-trading scheme involving Dean Foods Co.. Walters, 74, was among 143 people who received clemency from Trump last week. Walters was serving
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Biden administration officials have called an ad-hoc meeting next week with Taiwan government and industry officials, during which they’re expected to pressure Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and its peers to ramp up the supply of vital chips to American automakers. The virtual conference scheduled for Thursday would be the most high-profile meeting between newly appointed
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Precision driver Rhys Millen in the new Lexus IS and pro longboarder Josh Neuman race to the limit on Malibu’s Deer Creek Canyon Road. Tune in NOW to see if Lexus or longboard reigns supreme. #Lexus #LexusIS #sponsored MotorTrend is the ultimate streaming destination for gearheads coupled with the latest automotive research and news. Start
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