Month: June 2021

TOKYO — The redesigned QX60 is an upscale, three-row, family-friendly crossover that is a make-or-break launch for Infiniti, heralding a fresh design language and new technologies that the beleaguered Japanese premium brand hopes will reignite its slumping sales. The overhauled 2022 QX60 midsize crossover, unveiled Wednesday, debuts a styling evolution that imbues the brand’s bestselling
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TOKYO — The redesigned QX60 is an upscale, three-row, family-friendly crossover that is a make-or-break launch for Infiniti, heralding a fresh design language and new technologies that the beleaguered Japanese premium brand hopes will reignite its slumping sales. The overhauled 2022 QX60 midsize crossover, unveiled Wednesday, debuts a styling evolution that imbues the brand’s bestselling
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BEIJING — WeRide, a China-based autonomous-driving startup, said on Wednesday that it would deepen development with Nissan on autonomous technology for the China market as it raised further funding on top of $310 million it received in January. The latest move gave the company a $3.3 billion valuation. WeRide is currently testing its autonomous robotaxis
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What kind of car is the 2022 Subaru Ascent? What does it compare to? The 2022 Ascent is Subaru’s largest crossover SUV, with seating for up to eight people and standard all-wheel drive. Rivals include the Kia Telluride, Ford Explorer, and Honda Pilot. Is the 2022 Subaru Ascent a good car? Review continues below Sold
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Motional said it will be launching nuPlan, an expanded public dataset created to help self-driving system efficiency and safety. In order to build safe performance in complex environments for self-driving systems, nuPlan contains a “virtual driving test” that measures the performance of a vehicle’s planning techniques. Motional, the autonomous-driving joint venture of Hyundai Motor Group
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Volkswagen Group is undergoing the world’s largest industrial overhaul for the electric-vehicle age, plotting half a dozen battery plants just in Europe and retooling assembly lines around the globe. And yet, its CEO sees autonomous-driving technology bringing about an even bigger shift. “This change will transform the industry more than EVs or the electrification does,”
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Reuters Aston Martin has begun legal action against a Swiss dealer, accusing it of withholding customer deposits for its £2.5m Valkyrie sports car. The carmaker says it will no longer work with the dealer, Nebula Project, and will now take deposits directly. Nebula signed a deal in 2016 to help finance the Valkyrie and took
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What kind of car is the 2022 Kia Telluride? What does it compare to? The 2022 Kia Telluride three-row crossover SUV seats seven or eight, polishes its top trims with luxury touches, and has captured our Best Car To Buy award and others since it was new in 2020. It’s a rival for cars like
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Billy Fuccillo Sr., a longtime New York and Florida auto dealer known for his “It’s huge!” advertising slogan and splashy marketing efforts, has died. Fuccillo, CEO of Fuccillo Automotive Group, died Thursday at his home in Sarasota, Fla., according to his obituary. He was 65. “The entire Fuccillo family mourns the loss of Billy Fuccillo
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DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. on Monday said it has hired Franck Louis-Victor from French automaker Renault to lead its New Business unit as CEO Jim Farley reshapes his leadership team to carry out his Ford+ growth plan unveiled last month. Louis-Victor, 48, will oversee the company’s autonomous vehicle and mobility services teams as well
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