Month: February 2020

Despite years of near-record sales of new cars and trucks in the U.S., dealers are increasingly being forced to diversify into new business enterprises to stay profitable. The culprit: new-car margins that don’t pay the bills anymore amid intense competition. Automakers have stepped up their certified pre-owned programs. Service departments are looking at tire sales
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If Porsche takes one thing seriously, it’s performance. Not a car escapes from Stuttgart without the chops to reinforce Porsche’s reputation for driving excellence. Tha Panamera is no exception. We give it a 9 out of 10 for performance. We’ve driven about half of the available models in the Panamera range, including the base 3.0-liter
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Auto parts maker Tenneco Inc. shuffled its board Friday in a move that could provoke a fight with former Icahn Enterprises executive Dan Ninivaggi, who in January demanded the board make more-sweeping changes or risk a proxy battle. Dennis Letham, a 12-year veteran board member, will become lead director effective April 1 in a move
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Tesla’s Model 3 has been crowned UK Car of the Year 2020, making it back-to-back wins for electric vehicles at the awards following the Jaguar I-PACE’s victory in 2019. After emerging triumphant as Best Executive car when the category winners were announced on 12th February, the Tesla battled it out against eight other new cars
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German prosecutors raided offices and private homes of Porsche engineers last week as they widened investigations into employees allegedly involved in manipulating diesel motors. The number of suspects rose by four to seven current and former Porsche employees, Heiner Roemhild a spokesman for the prosecutors office in Stuttgart said Friday by phone. No board member
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In an industry endlessly fascinated with the companies creating the self-driving future, Beep Inc. often registers not a peep. The company does not write its own code. It does not develop its own self-driving stack. Nor does it manufacture vehicles. Nor host a platform that matches riders and drivers. Beep is a pure fleet operator
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HAMBURG, Germany — Volkswagen Group and a major German consumer group have reached an agreement in a class-action lawsuit over the automaker’s rigging of diesel-emissions tests, a court in the northern city of Brunswick said on Friday. Consumer groups’ umbrella organization VZBV and the company came to a comprehensive agreement, the court said, without elaborating.The
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Sure, you could order a 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar in beige with a tan interior and no options and call it a day, but you probably won’t. The automaker’s long list of optional extras extends well beyond convenience features to help well-heeled buyers make a 2020 Velar that feels as special as its
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Tesla has reported some fully autonomous test miles for the first time in years in the California DMV disengagement report, but it’s nothing to get too excited about. The California DMV makes companies who are testing autonomous vehicles in the state submit yearly “disengagement reports” to release details about each time their autonomous test vehicles
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LONDON — Aston Martin’s chief finance officer, Mark Wilson, will leave the company following a tumultuous 2019 in which the automaker’s losses ballooned after sales dropped and it drafted in a new investor to help turn around the company. Aston Martin posted a 104.3 million-pound ($136 million) pretax loss in 2019 after a 7 percent
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