Month: September 2019

Jaguar Land Rover said it took inspiration from technology companies for its new research and development center. “We are now an IT company. We have to go away from the old ways of doing things,” CEO Ralf Speth said at the opening of the center in Gaydon, central England, on Thursday. Speth said the company
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LOS ANGELES — Acura is highlighting its history of producing memorable sports cars for the road and the track with a marketing campaign that will show up across social media channels and broadcast TV, including high-profile NFL games. The ad push begins Monday with a 30-second video featuring iconic vehicles from the past such as
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Our review of the 2020 Jeep Renegade is coming soon. You can get a quick quote for a 2019 Jeep Renegade if you’re interested in purchasing one. Sign up for Email Updates Get updates about the 2020 Jeep Renegade emailed to you I agree to receive emails from this site. I can withdraw my consent
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There’s a new word in the always-colorful lexicon of Detroit’s pickup wars: kilotorque. Just as a kilometer is 1,000 meters, a kilotorque is four digits worth of, er, torques. One thousand pound-feet of torque, actually — a milestone that Ram hit this year with its latest EcoDiesel heavy-duty pickups and that Ford has now exceeded
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Tesla likes to shock and awe with boundary-pushing self-driving features, and the “Smart Summon” capability included in the automaker’s latest software update for customer cars seems designed to blow people away. Well, hopefully not literally, given how the feature enables owners with Model 3, Model S, and Model X vehicles equipped with Tesla’s semi-autonomous AutoPilot
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Elon Musk’s ballyhooing about Tesla Inc. possibly setting another vehicle-deliveries record may have diverted attention from the potential for a less-flattering trend: falling revenue. Analysts at Credit Suisse and RBC Capital Markets are among those predicting Tesla will post lower revenue for the third quarter than a year ago. If there is indeed a decline,
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ATLANTA — Rivian, the electric- truck startup that keeps attracting support from the industry establishment, is looking to offer a subscription service as part of its factory-direct retail model when it launches next year, its CEO said here last week. Subscriptions have emerged as a new model in the luxury sector to give customers access
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The UN-supported IPCC releases a somber report about the state of our oceans. Why do so many adults find teenage activist Greta Thunberg a threat? The Covering Climate Now media project wrapped up, with some outstanding work. Philadelphia airport may have a big problem with rising waters in the near future. Florida is holding an
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MUNICH — BMW CEO Oliver Zipse told a works meeting on Friday that the automaker would keep its global staffing level stable through the end of next year, attendees of the meeting told Reuters. The company and its works council will also discuss not filling vacancies in administration and reducing temporary employment, Zipse was quoted
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The 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan may appeal to drivers who want a new van at a low price,but its sticker and its utility are overshadowed by low safety scores. The 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan is the oldest minivan for sale today. New back in the last decade, it’s been surpassed by minivans from other brands—most
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After much speculation, the 2nd generation Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ are now officially confirmed. Toyota and Subaru made a joint announcement today outlining the continuation of their partnership, which sees both brands collaborating on new products including a number of all-wheel-drive-equipped models and a range of electrified vehicles. As part of the alliance’s growth,
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DETROIT — The contract offer that General Motors made public just before the UAW went on strike effectively set the minimum for what workers expect from the automaker. But the longer the strike has dragged on, the more expectations have grown. Getting contracts ratified already looked like a bigger challenge than usual going into this
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The masterminds at Koenigsegg have once again demonstrated the ferocious capabilities of their carbon-fiber hypercars, sending a Regera from zero to 400 kph (249 mph) and back to zero in record time. See all 44 photos First, some background. The Bugatti Chiron—commonly considered something of a fast car—was once measured to accelerate to 400 in
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GAYDON, England — Jaguar has opened a new design studio as part of wider overhaul of Jaguar Land Rover’s UK engineering center. The studio gives the brand’s design team access to more technology in a far bigger and more collaborative space than the brand’s previous location. The building will allow us “to design the very
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The 2020 Jeep Compass is a ‘tweener crossover SUV. It’s not quite as small as a Renegade, not quite as large as a Cherokee.  With good looks and capability but compromises in safety and performance, we give it a middle-of-the-road 5.3 out of 10 overall. (Read more about how we rate cars.) For 2020, the
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