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PARIS — Dacia will introduce the Spring electric minicar first for short-term rental ventures, as it tests the market for a low-cost EVs built in China.  The Spring, shown during an online event Thursday, is a version of the Renault K-ZE developed for the Chinese market and now sold there by Renault Group’s joint-venture partner,
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Mercedes-Benz fitted its EQC with a 4×4 package complete with portal axles to preview an electric future for off-roading. Not only does the resulting vehicle look tough, it is also extremely capable. Another tough-looking vehicle this week was Subaru’s one-off WRX STI built for Gymkhana 11. Ken Block’s former rally racing teammate, Travis Pastrana, will
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What kind of car is the 2021 GMC Terrain? What does it compare to? The 2020 GMC Terrain is a five-seat crossover SUV that slots below the Acadia in the brand’s lineup. It’s styled and positioned as a family wagon, not an off-road specialist, but can be fitted with all-wheel drive. It compares with vehicles
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A supplier with one of the biggest industrial projects now underway in the U.S. auto industry — a $2.6 billion electric vehicle battery plant in north Georgia — expects a ruling from federal trade officials next week that could shut down construction. The legal question could create dire complications for two closely watched vehicle programs:
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TOKYO — In the criminal trial of former Nissan director Greg Kelly here, testimony has painted a picture of Nissan officials going to extremes to avoid public scrutiny of Carlos Ghosn’s handsome executive compensation. According to testimony in the government’s case against the former human resources executive, a group of top brass — including a
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TOKYO — Just as critics were wondering about the viability of General Motors’ fuel cell truck partnership with electric heavy-truck startup Nikola, two Asian competitors jumped headlong into the segment. This month, Hyundai and Toyota each unveiled plans to ramp up development and commercialization of hydrogen-fueled commercial vehicles to be launched from North America to
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What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Honda Accord? What does it compare to? The 2021 Honda Accord is a mid-size sedan. Cross-shop it against the usual suspects: the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, and Hyundai Sonata.  Is the 2021 Honda Accord a good car? Review continues below The 2021 Accord is a highly-rated sedan, easily
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SHANGHAI — Visiting dealerships in China these days, you can’t help feeling a sense of euphoria. Even as COVID cases in the United States rise again, China’s automotive retail market is showing every indication that it is returning to a pre-pandemic reality. Take the cluster of dealerships on Wuzhong Road in southwest Shanghai. In February,
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During homecoming festivities at Prairie View A&M University in Texas and North Carolina Central University in Durham last fall, Ford Motor Co. invited football fans to check out a tailgate — and the rest of its F-150, too. Ford provided more than 500 F-150 test drives to fans at the two schools and at the
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DETROIT– General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant in Michigan is getting a new name — Factory Zero — marking a commitment to an all-electric, zero-emissions lineup. The plant will become the automaker’s electric-vehicle hub, building the GMC Hummer pickup and Cruise Origin, a self-driving, electric shuttle developed by Cruise, GM’s self-driving subsidiary in San Francisco. GM
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What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Toyota Prius? What does it compare to? The 2021 Toyota Prius celebrates its 20th anniversary as one of the best-selling hybrids in the world. It’s been sold as a subcompact car, a wagon, a plug-in hybrid, and now the compact hatchback comes with all-wheel drive and just one
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After former Cleveland Browns defensive end Chris Smith’s girlfriend Petara Cordero died in a disabled vehicle accident in Ohio last year, he agreed to promote a new technology that could help prevent similar tragedies. Startup company Emergency Safety Solutions, known as ESS, reached out to him about its emerging product being developed for automakers and
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By the way of unveiling the Renault Megane eVision concept and Dacia Spring Electric, Renault announced also a hatchback version of its plug-in hybrid Megane E-TECH (it was previously available only as an estate). The French manufacturer expanded its hybrid / plug-in hybrid lineup to three PHEVs: Renault Captur E-TECH Plug-in Hybrid Renault Megane E-TECH
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