Month: October 2019

Honda’s Accord is an excellent all-around midsize sedan. It’s also oh-so-mainstream, and even though the Accord is actually quite sweet to drive, the sportiest version you can buy (it’s named, um, the “Sport”) isn’t exactly a BMW-chaser. Instead, the Accord Sport wears visual dress-up bits and unlocks the lineup’s only available manual transmission option. So,
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After showing off the Supra GT4 concept in Geneva this past March, Toyota has announced key details on the final, race-ready car. First off, its 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder delivers 430 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque, a considerable jump from the standard Supra’s 335 ponies and 365 lb-ft. The race car’s engine pairs with a seven-speed automatic
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Our review of the 2020 Ford Expedition is coming soon. You can get a quick quote for a 2019 Ford Expedition if you’re interested in purchasing one. Sign up for Email Updates Get updates about the 2020 Ford Expedition emailed to you I agree to receive emails from this site. I can withdraw my consent
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A new group will keep tabs on safety developments in Uber’s self-driving vehicle division. The company has formed an independent board composed of six outsiders. It’s charged with reviewing and advising executives in the company’s advanced-technology division on best practices for testing and deploying self-driving technology on Uber’s platform. Formation of the outside Self-Driving Safety
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Toyota is looking to tear a page out of Fiat Chrysler’s Mopar playbook by expanding its catalog of accessories and up-fits for its performance and off-road vehicles that can either be installed at the factory or through its network of dealers. The Japanese brand has had dealer accessories for several years, but through the recent
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TOKYO — Honda has agreed to merge three affiliated suppliers with Hitachi Automotive Systems in a blockbuster deal that aims to create a new global mega-supplier and better leverage scale and r&d resources for developing next-generation technologies. The accord, announced Wednesday, combines Honda affiliates Keihin, Showa and Nissin Kogyo with Hitachi Automotive Systems into a
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released its latest data dump on the state of America’s road safety, and for the second year in a row, the statistics are looking up. Well, the stats, which cover calendar-year 2018, are looking up generally, and more specifically for cars and their drivers. Fatalities among occupants
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Tesla is facing an injunction by a consumer protection agency in Germany over what they believe are false claims about the capabilities of its Autopilot and ‘Full Self-Driving’ packages. The Wettbewerbszentrale describes itself as “the largest and most influential nationwide and cross-border self-regulatory institution for enforcing the right to unfair competition.” They announced that they
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Mitsubishi Motors may not have the big size and ample philanthropy budgets of rival automakers in the U.S., but it still seeks to make a difference in the communities where it sells vehicles through its new corporate social responsibility program, Small Batch — Big Impact. Over the course of 10 days this month, the Japanese
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With the 2020 RX, Lexus has addressed some of our long-standing complaints about its formerly dreadful infotainment system. We can’t call the pricey SUV a strong value, but its standard and optional features lift it to a score of 7 here. For 2020, a touchscreen and touchpad replace the former mouse-like infotainment controller; Android Auto,
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TOKYO — Even though Lexus unveiled a futuristic electric vehicle concept and promised a production EV in the coming weeks, Toyota Motor Corp.’s luxury brand still sees that technology having limited appeal for many years to come. Speaking with a handful of American journalists last week on the sidelines of the Tokyo Motor Show, brand
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group of France are in talks to combine, The Wall Street Journal and other media reported. The newspaper, citing people familiar with the matter, said a deal between FCA and the Peugeot parent could create a “$50 billion trans-Atlantic auto giant.” An all-share merger of equals, the paper reported, is
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A top-to-bottom reorganization at Karma Automotive will see the Chinese-funded California startup try to steer a quick path toward profitability by selling its engineering, design, customization and manufacturing capabilities to other companies. Karma’s plant in Moreno Valley, California, has capacity for up to 1,000 hand-built vehicles per year. But production of the company’s Revero GT
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