Month: July 2020

Polestar has today delivered the first European Polestar 2 customer car at the company’s iconic global headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Thunder-coloured fastback is specified with a Charcoal WeaveTech vegan interior. The new owner, Sture Stensson gets a walk through the extensive technology onboard. New owner Sture Stensson commented: “I ordered my Polestar 2 on
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Succinct as it is accurate, “It’s a Subaru” pretty well describes the 2021 Subaru Ascent three-row crossover SUV. All-wheel drive? Check. Horizontally opposed engine? Yup. Room for people and gear? Uh-huh. Hard-wearing interior? Sure. The 2021 Subaru Ascent soldiers into the new year with minimal changes on what’s been a reliable formula so far. The
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DuPont reported a wider second-quarter loss on Thursday and wrote down the value of its automotive business by $2.5 billion as the industrial materials giant struggles with a prolonged weakness in one of its biggest end-markets. DuPont, which makes materials used in products ranging from engine covers to brake fluid, is heavily exposed to the
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DETROIT — General Motors’ first battery-electric pickup, the GMC Hummer, will be unveiled this fall after the automaker postponed the May reveal because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Hummer could better position GM to compete against off-road rivals, such as the Ford Bronco. “We look at each brand and are continuing to build on our
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PARIS/TOKYO — When the French part of the Renault-Nissan alliance reports its results on Thursday, investors expect confirmation of a harsh reality: automakers that already had weaknesses are having them mercilessly exposed by the pandemic. All the world’s automakers have been in crisis at one time or another in the past few years, but it
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A Lexus coupe or convertible might be the best way to take a hammer to that ginormous change jug or piggy bank you’ve had going since elementary school. An 84-month loan would be OK, too, we guess. For less than $100,000, the 2021 Lexus LC has all the standard touches expected from a car that
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Pent-up demand from coronavirus lockdowns has brought car and truck buyers back to the market, but once there, they may see little wiggle room on price. With limited inventory, dealers are often taking top dollar for the vehicles they do have. For several weeks, the average industry gross, or the gross profit dealers get on
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Tesla Inc.’s surging stock price has already let CEO Elon Musk collect two tranches of his moonshot compensation award, valued at a collective $3.94 billion. Now he’s at most a couple of months away from securing the third, according to the company’s own estimates, lining him up for yet another multibillion-dollar payout. Barring a prolonged
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When Hyundai Motor America and the National Salute to America’s Heroes had to cancel their 2020 Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Fla., because of coronavirus concerns, they didn’t let it stop them from giving back. Instead, they hosted a giveaway called the Salute 365 initiative for “local healthcare professionals, first responders and others.”
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Motor Authority So many loud, high-horsepower machines parade in front of the security guards at Porsche’s headquarters in Zuffenhausen, Germany, that even a 911 Speedster begins to look a little dull. Arriving to drive 2021 Porsche Panamera prototypes, I pulled up in a two-seater that caught them completely off-guard: a 2007 Renault Kangoo panel van,
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