Month: September 2021

BMW company veteran Joachim Post will head the automaker’s purchasing and supplier network division. Post, 50, will take up the position on Jan 1, succeeding Andreas Wendt, 63, BMW said in a statement on Wednesday. Post, who has a doctorate in mechanical engineering, has been with BMW Group since 2002. He is currently head of
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What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee? What does it compare to? The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a five-seat SUV while the related Grand Cherokee L lengthens the SUV to fit a third row for seven seats of passengers. The five-seater competes with the Chevy Blazer, Ford Edge, and Honda Passport,
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DETROIT — General Motors plans to launch Ultifi, an in-vehicle customer experience platform, in 2023, aiming to make its vehicles smarter and more personalized, the automaker said Wednesday. The platform is a critical part of GM’s plan to develop a wider profit net through technology and software and subscription-based services that extend beyond the vehicle
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By Joey Klender Posted on September 29, 2021 Wedbush analyst Dan Ives says September Tesla deliveries are on pace for “massive trajectory” Ives reiterates “Outperform” rating; holds $1,000 price target Tesla on pace for 230,000 deliveries, Ives predicts Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) is set for its biggest quarter in company history, according to Wedbush analyst and
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2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Jeep DETROIT – Jeep on Wednesday unveiled its first-ever Grand Cherokee plug-in hybrid as it attempts to pivot its SUVs from gas guzzlers to “green” vehicles.   The new 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe has an estimated 25 miles of all-electric range before switching to a four-cylinder turbocharged engine to power the
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Automotive News Europe honors the winners of the 2021 Rising Stars awards. Through Oct. 11, the 25 winners will be featured. The Rising Star for Manufacturing is Michael Spode, who is plant manager at Dana Gyor Driveline and a board member at Dana Hungary. For his full profile click here. The 2021 Rising Stars winners
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Ineos Group, the British chemical company bringing the rugged BMW-powered Grenadier SUV to North America in spring 2023, will open its order books on Thursday. The company says 63,000 hand-raisers have expressed an interest in the boxy off-road vehicle globally, with 12,000 of those in North America. Now the company wants to see who’s serious
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Jaguar Land Rover has settled patent fights it lodged against Volkswagen Group and its brands over a feature used in luxury SUVs that simplifies off-road driving for affluent but inexperienced drivers. The agreements resolve litigation in Germany and the U.S., but other terms of the deals weren’t disclosed in filings with courts in New Jersey,
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With a massive 135-kwh battery pack powering four independent motors for each wheel, an independent air suspension with 6.5 inches of travel, and five drive modes with nearly 50 different drive settings, the Rivian R1T is the most versatile vehicle we’ve ever driven. It twists through hairpin turns with agility and composure, clambers up deeply
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The $11.4 billion that Ford Motor Co. and a partner are investing in two new manufacturing campuses in Tennessee and Kentucky show that the automaker is committed to electrifying its vehicle lineup, but it likely will need even more battery plants than that to meet its goals, Executive Chair Bill Ford said
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