Month: June 2020

Last week’s announcement that professional baseball will return this year, at least in a limited format, was cause for celebration for fans who have been sports-starved since the rise of the coronavirus pandemic. Equally hopeful are automakers that have been missing out on one of their key marketing platforms — live sports. But physical distancing
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The 2020 Woodward Dream Cruise is the latest automotive event to be canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The event’s organizing board voted Monday to cancel the annual summer car cruise through the heart of Detroit and surrounding towns. Organizers were concerned about the ability to maintain social distancing and whether participants would wear
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The 2021 Kia K5 marks a new era for the South Korean brand—and a new name is just the beginning for the automaker’s mid-size sedan formerly called Optima. The 2021 K5 picks up where the Optima left off. The K5 is longer, lower, and wider than the sedan it replaces and will be available with
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It started with a cup of coffee. In attempts to curb drowsy driving, Mercedes-Benz introduced a system that identified clues that a motorist was growing tired, such as how often they departed their lane. If the system detected trouble, it illuminated an icon resembling a steaming cup of coffee on the instrument cluster. Roughly a
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Subaru of America, once a monthly sales streak darling as its U.S. volume rapidly expanded over the past decade, is switching to quarterly sales reporting. The automaker will report its June U.S. sales Wednesday, then switch its cadence going forward. The automaker, of Camden, N.J., was one of the few holdouts still reporting on a
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Motor Trend editor-at-large Arthur St. Antoine outlines the Motor Trend test numbers for the all-new 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 in our exclusive video. Shot By: Jim Gleason & Mike Suggett Edited By: Terren Lin Read the story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/112_0810_2009_chevrolet_corvette_zr1_first_test/
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The Geneva auto show will not be held in 2021, the organizers have announced. The reasons for the cancellation were lack of interest from automakers as well as the uncertain situation over the control of the coronavirus, the Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) Foundation said in a statement on Monday. The Geneva event is Europe’s
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The Geneva auto show will not be held in 2021, the organizers have announced. The reasons for the cancellation were lack of interest from automakers as well as the uncertain situation over the control of the coronavirus, the Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) Foundation said in a statement on Monday. The Geneva event is Europe’s
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The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles scored a coup to mark its reopening after a three-month shutdown. It’s hosting the first public display of Tesla’s Cybertruck since the dystopian-styled pickup made its infamous debut last fall. The Cybertruck exhibit, set up front and center in the lobby, was originally scheduled to last through Friday,
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Don’t let its sporty looks fool you: the 2020 Toyota Camry is a gentle performer in most configurations. That works well enough for us to elevate its score to 6 out of 10 based on its comfortable ride. The 2020 Camry lineup consists of four basic flavors: standard L, LE, and XLE trims; sportier SE
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As COVID-19-induced shut-downs threatened development of automated driving technology, auto companies and suppliers were forced to adapt to keep the wheel spinning. Many autonomous vehicle developers — including Waymo, Aurora Innovation, Ford partner Argo AI and General Motors’ Cruise — temporarily halted in-person test driving of their vehicles, which typically requires two safety drivers to
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Car dealership Lookers has agreed to correct its accounts after auditors found it overstated profitability by a total of £19m over several years. Auditors Grant Thornton have been investigating potential fraud at the Altrincham-based firm. Their draft report found some “fraudulent expense claims” and “several areas” where financial controls “require strengthening”. Earlier this month, Lookers
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General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra addresses the gathering Wednesday, June 3, 2020 during a press conference of corporate leaders speaking out against racism and injustice at City Hall in Detroit, Michigan. GM A judge-ordered meeting between General Motors CEO Mary Barra and Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley to resolve a civil racketeering lawsuit has been
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When we first covered the Brooklyn-based startup Tarform in late 2018, they were unveiling an impressively-styled electric motorcycle. Despite giving a launch date of 2019, engineering challenges for the high-tech motorcycle ultimately stretched that timeline out much farther than the designers expected. But now they’re back with a relaunch for the new Tarform Luna electric
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TOKYO – Nissan will unveil its Ariya electric crossover on July 15, CEO Makoto Uchida said at a contentious annual shareholders’ meeting on Monday where investors criticized everything from the automaker’s handling of the Carlos Ghosn scandal to the compensation of its board members. The production-version Ariya will debut with Nissan’s latest ProPilot 2.0 hands-off
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Tesla is peeling away from the pack. The automaker’s head starts in developing electric and autonomous vehicles are solidifying its lead over the rest of the industry as the Covid-19 pandemic weighs on car sales and disrupts supply chains, Ark Invest analyst Tasha Keeney told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Thursday. Shares of Tesla closed up
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AKRON, Ohio, June 25 – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Lordstown Motors announced today a strategic relationship with the two Ohio-based companies agreeing to collaborate on tires and service in addition to future tire intelligence opportunities. The announcement coincides with Lordstown’s debut of its first all-electric pickup truck, the Endurance, featuring Goodyear tires
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