Shoppers of family vehicles no longer need to look beyond the Chrysler Pacifica.All-wheel drive is now an option on the refreshed 2021 Chrysler Pacifica minivan. The refresh of the minivan includes tweaks to the front and rear styling, a better infotainment system, more storage, and more standard safety features. Chrysler hasn’t said how much the
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Now that we’re solidly into 2020, there are a handful of emerging trends that auto retailers should be prepared for. Most notably, the rising number of cars sold online via home-delivery services, auto insurance products shifting toward on-demand coverage and digital retailers offering a flood of added-value products beyond traditional finance and insurance options. Here’s
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By Randell Suba Posted on February 9, 2020 YouTube personality Casey Neistat rides the world’s first “Tesla CyberBike” inspired by the upcoming all-electric Cybertruck in his latest video. Casey Neistat, with 11.9 million followers on YouTube, showcased an electric CyberBike that features the same dystopian look of Tesla’s Cybertruck but unlike the latter that’s made
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World’s Greatest Drag Race is back for the ninth time, bigger and better than ever! Once again, the MotorTrend team descends upon the runway at Vandenberg Air Force Base with a dozen of the hottest, quickest, and most powerful new cars on the market for one reason—a big, fat, crazy drag race!! See the Toyota
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It may seem obvious that a vehicle not built to carry humans would have zero need for equipment such as side-view mirrors, backup cameras and windshields. But the rulebook requires those features. Written at a time when its authors never pondered the possibility cars might one day drive themselves, the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
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DETROIT — After nearly three years into Jim Hackett’s tenure, the Ford Motor Co. CEO’s sweeping fitness plan has yet to produce the positive financial results he has promised, and the automaker served notice last week that its turnaround remains at least another year away from bearing fruit. Amid a growing sense of urgency within
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The 2020 Jaguar E-Pace is well-equipped as standard, but it’s easy to spend thousands more on top-tier models. We give it 8 out of 10 as such, with points for Jaguar’s excellent warranty coverage, good infotainment, and good standard equipment. Available in five standard trims and a new special edition, there’s no shortage of E-Pace
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Baron Wallace is a fourth-generation car dealer, not a software developer. He’s the guy, he says, “with the marker and the white board.” But Wallace also was the guy with an idea. Today, that idea — A2Z Sync, a software platform that enables a one- person, one-price dealership sales model — is a standalone software
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General Motors’ collapse in the Great Recession left its mammoth Spring Hill, Tenn., vehicle and engine manufacturing complex without a car to build and with an uncertain future. A decade later, the site is again pumping, garnering more investment and spurring supply chain growth in the region. Since 2010, GM has reinvested more than $2.3
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DETROIT — Joe Hinrichs, whose is abruptly retiring after 19 years with Ford Motor Co., wrote a 1,000-word farewell letter thanking his team and encouraging them to continue working to improve the company’s outlook and performance. The letter, obtained by Automotive News, summarized many of the highlights since Hinrichs, 53, was named Ford’s president of worldwide
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VW’s biggest people mover gets its most substantial update since it arrived on the streets. With the 2021 Atlas, Volkswagen has two crossovers: a three-row Atlas and two-row Atlas Cross Sport. Both crossovers share many similarities, including powertrains and available features.  Much like their namesake, the crossovers carry a large burden to attract family shoppers
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Amazon offered a sneak preview of its electric delivery vans from suburban Detroit startup Rivian, touting the vehicle’s adaptable features and environmental friendliness. The van had been seen only in artist renderings, but last week, Amazon released photos showing a scale model and a full-size clay mock-up of the EV and a behind-the-scenes video shot
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Jim Keller, Tesla’s former head of Autopilot hardware and the designer of Tesla’s Self-Driving Computer chip, says that he is confident about solving autonomous driving after working at Tesla. We first exclusively reported on Tesla quietly hiring Keller, a legendary chip designer, from AMD back in 2016 and we were fairly excited by the implications of
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The first email Jeff Dyke, president of Sonic Automotive Inc., opens every morning isn’t from a fellow corporate executive or a manager at one of the retailer’s 96 franchised or used-only EchoPark stores. Instead, it’s a message containing the latest online reviews from Sonic’s customers. Dyke said he and Sonic CEO David Smith wake each
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