Month: November 2020

DETROIT — The GMC Hummer will be an extreme, six-figure showpiece of General Motors’ electric vehicle prowess. It also will be a test for GM’s ability to exert greater control over the dealership sales process in the dawning EV era. For the next two years, GM will be pulling Hummer dealers’ strings, doling out inventory
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Bentley is launching four tweed interior options for the Continental GT, Flying Spur, and Bentayga. The options use sustainably sourced materials, the automaker said in a press release Monday. The tweed inserts are offered as part of Bentley’s traditional leather interiors. Patterns include Cheltenham (green), Glen Plaid–Tolsta Beach (a check pattern), and Charcoal and San
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SHANGHAI — Tesla has obtained permission to start selling its Shanghai-made Model Y SUV in China. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology published the approval on its website on Monday. Tesla sells its locally built Model 3 electric cars in China and has been expanding the Shanghai plant where they are manufactured to start
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Since taking the wheel of Kia Motors Corp. in April, CEO Ho Sung Song has been positioning the South Korean automaker for a new era of industry upheaval. Under Kia’s five-year business plan unveiled this year, Song, 58, wants to make the company a global leader in electric vehicles, branch into so-called purpose-built vehicles and
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4:00 PM ET Romain Grosjean said the Halo safety device is the reason he survived his huge crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Grosjean’s car was split in two and set on fire in a huge collision with a barrier at the Bahrain International Circuit. Grosjean will remain in hospital overnight for treatment to the
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Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark discussed the automaker’s closer cooperation with sibling Volkswagen Group brands Audi and Porsche and the UK automaker’s preparations for a no-deal Brexit in an interview with Automobilwoche, a German-language sister publication of Automotive News Europe. Bentley had a good 2019 and you were confident about this year. How has it been
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The 2021 Nissan Versa is a new car, and not much more–and that’s not damning it with faint praise. Few cars offer its safety and infotainment features at its price, and of those that do, it’s among the best. What kind of car is the 2021 Nissan Versa? What does it compare to? It’s a
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General Motors continues to draw back the curtains on its electric vehicle plans, flashing glimpses of a Hummer SUV and Chevrolet pickup. At a Barclays conference this month, CEO Mary Barra, Doug Parks, global product development, purchasing and supply chain chief, and Travis Hester, chief EV officer, sat in front of the Hummer SUV, a
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Watch this episode on MotorTrend! https://bit.ly/2YdkfAo On this episode of Engine Masters, the comparison features 100-percent more hydraulic cam! Last round we compared hydraulic and solid roller lifters on hydraulic and solid cams, respectively. But we have more questions! For instance, can you actually run solid roller lifters on a hydraulic cam? Why would you?
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The seeds of Faith Mba’s entrepreneurial spirit were planted while growing up in Nigeria, but they sprouted thousands of miles away in Vermont. Mba’s journey to owning a Toyota-Ford dealership in New England spanned three continents, beginning at a flea market in Nigeria where he hawked women’s clothing with his mother. He worked for a
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Even before the pandemic struck, Gautam Narang says, the self-driving truck company he co-founded three years ago had gained momentum with customers. But since COVID-19 arrived, stretched supply chains and accelerated growth of delivery trends with consumers, Narang, CEO of Gatik, says interest in autonomous goods-hauling has mushroomed. The pandemic “changed everything,” he said. “We
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While the all-electric Ford Transit is scheduled for 2021, Ford is ramping up sales of its smaller one-tonne PHEV van in Europe, the Transit Custom Plug-in Hybrid (available also in passenger version Tourneo Custom Plug-in Hybrid). Most recently, Sky, a media and entertainment company in the UK, ordered 151 Transit Custom PHEVs, which will be
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