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From three-row crossover SUVs to shapely mid-size sedans, the 2019 New York International Auto Show had an important new-car introduction for just about every kind of buyer Wednesday.  The show opens to the public Friday and highlights include the 34-mpg 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, the shapely 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan, the luxo-laden 2020 Lincoln Corsair,
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Uber Technologies Inc. is in talks to sell its autonomous driving unit, Uber Advanced Technologies Group, to self-driving startup Aurora Innovation TechCrunch reported Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. The talks between the companies could falter, the report said. Uber declined to comment on the report, while Aurora did not immediately respond to Reuters
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10:03 AM ET Lewis Hamilton has described a lap of the Istanbul Park circuit as “terrifying” after low-grip conditions saw drivers lap several seconds off the predicted pace during practice for this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix. Hamilton, who can win his seventh title this weekend, finished the session fourth fastest as all 20 drivers struggled
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SGL Carbon SE, the lightweight-materials maker backed by BMW, will book a writedown and cut 500 jobs as the slumping auto and aerospace sectors rely less on carbon fiber. Structural changes in some markets combined with COVID-19 mean SGL Carbon’s mid-term prospects are lagging behind expectations, the German company said in a statement Thursday. The
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Longtime Toyota Motor North America executive Ed Laukes will retire Jan. 4 as group vice president of Toyota Division marketing. A successor in the top marketing role is expected to be named next month, the Japanese automaker said Wednesday. Laukes, 62, oversees market planning, advertising, sales promotion, incentives, merchandising and motorsports, along with Toyota’s social
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What kind of car is the 2021 Volvo XC90? What does it compare to? The 2021 XC90 is a six- or seven-seat luxury crossover SUV. It’s often compared with vehicles like the Audi Q7, BMW X7, and Acura MDX—but it takes a different path to its luxury credentials.  The 2021 Volvo XC90 puts bluff and
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Five: That’s how many lists of 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry that Automotive News has published. Twenty: That’s the number of years this project has spanned. Three hundred seventy-two: That’s how many executives those lists have celebrated. In 2000, when we compiled the first list, Publisher Keith Crain wrote, “Let’s hope
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Interest in DeLoreans and Buick Grand Nationals continued to surge among those searching for cars on the ClassicCars.com Marketplace in October. Growing interest in such cars from the 1980s is a likely indicator of the continuing emergence of younger collectors. Among searches for all years of a particular make or model, Chevrolet, Ford and the
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Watch this full episode on Motor Trend! https://bit.ly/2Jdz3YS On this Preview of Roadkill’s Junkyard Gold, Steve Magnante is back at Turner’s Auto Wrecking in Fresno, California on the hunt for the next Roadkillrescue, and this time he discovers something with dirt track genesto get over to David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan.Watch the full episode exclusively
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Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk tweeted he may have COVID-19 and renewed his conspiratorial posting about the virus that has infected almost 53 million people. “Something extremely bogus is going on,” the CEO wrote late Thursday. “Was tested for covid four times today. Two tests came back negative, two came back positive.” The billionaire said he
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12:37 PM ET On Friday morning the 23XI Racing team unveiled the long-anticipated news of its manufacturer and technical partner, Toyota and Joe Gibbs Racing. But what the stole the show was when driver Bubba Wallace and team co-owner Denny Hamlin unveiled their race car, bearing the number and colors made famous by Hamlin’s ownership
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FRANKFURT — German auto supplier and tire maker Continental named the head of its core automotive division, Nikolai Setzer, as its new CEO. Setzer, 49, will replace Elmar Degenhart, 61, who is stepping down on Nov. 30 for health reasons, the company said in a statement on Thursday. Setzer had been seen as Degenhart’s successor,
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To get their products in front of consumers’ eyeballs, auto dealers often look to TV. And not just traditional broadcast and cable. Auto marketers are vying for a growing number of consumers watching content on streaming services such as Hulu, including on so-called smart TVs and via connected devices such as Apple TV and Amazon’s
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If the XC60 were a sport shoe, it’d be a cross-trainer. It’s not set up for pure sprints or for rock-climbing, but its talents range wide and far between those poles. We give it a 7, The XC60 shares its 2.0-liter turbo-4 across the lineup, as well as with the bigger XC90. Base versions, which
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The death of George Floyd this summer while in Minneapolis police custody sparked a resurgence of civil rights demonstrations across the country. It also shined a spotlight on how large corporations and organizations foster diversity and inclusion while also examining whether they create safe and equitable work environments for all employees. The automotive finance sector
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Car makers and safety experts are arguing about the best technology to curb speeding on Europe’s roads. The EU is proposing kit that renders the accelerator pedal temporarily unresponsive when the speed limit is reached. The driver has to push hard on the pedal to de-activate the system and deliberately break the limit. Car makers
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