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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Editor’s note: Ford Motor Co. is collaborating on creating the safety standard for bicycle-to-vehicle technology. An earlier version of this story misstated the nature of Ford’s activities with the technology. Vehicles can interact with other vehicles, infrastructure and pedestrians through CV2X, or cellular vehicle-to-everything technology. One group of industry leaders is seeking to expand on
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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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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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By Maria Merano Posted on January 30, 2021 The advent of COVID has brought about a myriad of problems in the world to the forefront, including hard-to-swallow realizations about the systems that surround, forge, and often dictate human society. Education was among these systems affected by the global pandemic.  As students moved their learning experiences
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Germany’s three big automakers accumulated massive amounts of cash late last year while the market was preoccupied with the future of electric-vehicle producers. Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen Group generated 13.3 billion euros ($16.1 billion) of free cash flow in the fourth quarter, according to Bernstein analyst Arndt Ellinghorst. He predicts incumbent automakers will play a
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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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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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LOS ANGELES — Honda’s Ridgeline has long been odd truck out in the growing midsize pickup segment. It is based on a front-wheel-drive unibody crossover. Its crew-cab looks are angular and soft. And for a small truck, it is remarkably roomy and fun to drive, thanks to its car-based platform. But America’s pickup buyers vote
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Jaguar tasked the engineers within the Special Vehicle Operations division to take their compact sports sedan, the XE, and put their biggest supercharged V8 in it. Sure enough, the fastest production sedan in the world was born. Since the Project 8’s record-setting performance at the Nürburgring, engineers have made improvements to vehicle dynamics and handling.
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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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9:16 AM ET Formula E on Thursday cancelled its Paris race due to restrictions linked to the COVID-19 pandemic and said E-Prix races planned for Seoul and the Chinese resort of Sanya remained uncertain. The seventh season of the all-electric series, now an FIA-sanctioned world championship, starts in Saudi Arabia on Feb. 26 and 27
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6:38 AM ET Formula One has released its race start times for the 2021 season and announced an end to races starting at 10 minutes past the hour. When Liberty Media took control of F1 in 2018 it shifted races away from traditional 2pm race starts for European races in favour of a later slot
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What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Tesla Model 3? What does it compare to? The 2021 Model 3 is a fully electric compact sedan, with a touchscreen interface that highlights a simplified, austere interior, while over-the-air updates regularly roll out new features and refinements. The Model 3 has few rivals for range, but the
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