Month: August 2021

Matt Walsh said he thinks ads by online used-vehicle retailers Carvana and Vroom are creative and funny. Their humor, though, is based on “decades-old stereotypes” about new-car dealerships that no longer match the consumer experience franchised auto retailers provide, said Walsh, vice president of operations at Carter Myers Automotive in Charlottesville, Va. It’s a sentiment
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In 1974, the Volkswagen Golf launched as the replacement for the Beetle, but prior to that, several other attempts were made to replace the iconic Bug. VW recently put together a press release showing the Beetle successors that never were. More than 70 potential replacements or variants of the Beetle were considered, including the EA47-12
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What kind of car is the 2022 Audi TT? What does it compare to? The TT coupe and roadster pair up sports-car performance with all-wheel drive. There aren’t many cars like it, but some rivals include the Porsche 718, BMW Z4, and Toyota Supra. Is the 2022 Audi TT a good car? Review continues below
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Hurricane Ida battered southeastern Louisiana with torrential rainfall and high winds Sunday and Monday, causing flooding and extensive power outages throughout the region and forcing auto dealerships to close. More than 1 million homes and businesses in the state were without electricity Monday morning. All of New Orleans lost power Sunday evening because Ida caused
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If the Cadillac Lyriq was edible, what would it taste like? Cadillac asked two Michelin-star chefs in Los Angeles to figure that out. Niki Nakayama, chef-owner of N/Naka, and Jordan Kahn, chef-owner of Vespertine, prepared a five-course dinner for 150 guests inspired by the upcoming electric crossover. “There’s definitely a parallel between the way you
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What kind of car is the 2022 Toyota Avalon? What does it compare to? A large sedan, the 2022 Avalon sits atop Toyota’s lineup of four-doors for a final year in production before it retires. It’s a rival for the Lexus ES—probably the reason for its demise—as well as the Nissan Maxima and Chrysler 300.
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A publicly traded dealership group, a select few private dealers or a family investment arm with ties to auto retail likely are the prospective buyers for Prime Automotive Group, as such entities would have the wherewithal and experience to close a deal of Prime’s size, according to one buy-sell expert. The purchase of Prime —
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Japan’s Rohm says that vital semiconductors for automobiles and industrial machinery will likely remain in short supply at least throughout next year, adding to ominous warnings about further fallout from the global chip crisis. The Kyoto-based chipmaker, whose customers include Toyota, Ford and Honda, has been hampered by a severe shortage of key materials as
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The 2022 Acura ILX doesn’t offer many advantages to less expensive compact cars, despite the premium badge. What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Acura ILX? What does it compare to? The ILX is the gateway to the Acura lineup. It’s a compact sedan with decent moves but many deficits. It’s worth shopping the competition,
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TOKYO — Even as it pushes ahead with big plans for electric vehicles, Hyundai Motor Group is readying a hydrogen blitz. Hyundai, one of only a handful of auto industry true believers in the potential of hydrogen-powered vehicles, plans to present a vision for the future next week, showing how compressed gas can power everything
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