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A newly optional engine, upgraded infotainment, and revised styling mark the 2020 GMC Acadia. The three-row crossover SUV goes on sale this fall with a new 2.0-liter turbo-4 sandwiched between carryover base 2.5-liter inline-4 and optional 3.6-liter V-6 engines. The new turbo-4’s 230-horsepower, 258 pound-feet of torque rating puts it between the 193-hp base engine
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FRANKFURT — Volkswagen Group’s mobility business, Moia, is scheduled to begin public ride-sharing services with electric passenger vans in Hamburg in April, as automakers step up their investments in potentially lucrative nontraditional transportation services. Germany’s second-largest metropolis after Berlin will serve as a test to see whether the business model functions properly and can be
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Porsche is warning UK customers they might have to pay 10% extra for cars delivered after Britain leaves the EU. The German firm said its request that buyers sign a clause committing to a potential tariff was “precautionary”. Porsche’s owner Volkswagen declined to discuss if some of its other brands, including Audi, Lamborghini, Skoda, Bugatti,
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A decade ago, during General Motors’ bankruptcy, Buick’s prominence in China helped save the brand from getting axed. Moving forward, Buick may need to lean more heavily on GM’s China operations to help fill its domestic lineup. Buick has long depended on GM’s international affiliates for product: The current lineup includes crossovers developed by GM’s
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When Ford officially revealed the 2020 Explorer at the Detroit auto show this year, it had some big news. For the first time since the 2011 model year, the Explorer would be built on a rear-wheel-drive platform. It also added a hybrid version and replaced the Sport with the ST. At least on paper, it
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TORONTO — Ford Motor Co. is about half finished redesigning most of its major processes under CEO Jim Hackett’s “fitness” plan, said Joe Hinrichs, the automaker’s president of global operations. Hinrichs said the changes are “much more dramatic and deeper” than those Ford undertook during the 2008-09 financial crisis. “That was a massive restructuring to
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The Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV took years to reach the market. It was teased in 2013, confirmed in 2015 and finally shown publicly last May. But now that it’s on sale, the vehicle’s impact on the British ultraluxury brand has been significant. The Cullinan’s arrival in showrooms late last year quickly translated into an order bank
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Three months after global advertising giant WPP won Volkswagen’s North American business, the carmaker has named Johannes Leonardo the lead agency on the account, even though the shop is not majority-owned by WPP. Although the 12-year-old Johannes Leonardo is taking the helm, a network of WPP specialist agencies will cover other functions including data intelligence,
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The 2019 GMC Acadia seats up to seven passengers and is a solid, straight-shooting crossover SUV with families in mind. Though not a standout, the 2019 Acadia lineup is very good at a wide range of SUV activities, and as such, we’ve rated it at 6.0 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate
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Daimler got lucky with Marcela Craciunescu. Five years ago, the Romanian software developer was at Alcatel-Lucent developing a fourth-generation mobile network for the U.S. telecommunications companies in Timisoara. Craciunescu’s sister, who had moved to Stuttgart, Germany, from Romania, suggested she consider working for the city’s best-known company, Daimler. While Craciunescu didn’t speak German, the programmer
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Self-driving technology and human distraction played roles in the death last March of Elaine Herzberg, the pedestrian struck and killed by an Uber vehicle in autonomous mode. But did other factors contribute to the incident? Two members of Herzberg’s family have filed a claim against Tempe, Ariz., accusing the city of designing a hazardous walkway
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SHANGHAI — That whopping $4 billion write-down Jaguar Land Rover announced this month stunned investors and plunged the U.K. automaker into a financial crisis. JLR’s owner, Tata Motors of India, says it must raise $1 billion within 14 months to replace maturing bonds and maintain its investment program. The reduction in book value of JLR’s
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Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations team has less to do than initially planned. Land Rover scrapped plans for an ultra-opulent Range Rover SV Coupe in late January, and now we learn that the hardcore Discovery SVX off-roader is no longer headed to production. Autocar reported the model’s death on Friday, though Jaguar-Land Rover spokesman Nathan Hoyt
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The 2019 GMC Canyon is a mid-size pickup with hints of upscale flair, enough for a 5.2 out of 10 on our scale. (Read more about how we rate cars.) Like its platform mate, the Chevrolet Colorado, the 2019 Canyon can’t quite stack up to its full-size companions, but at nearly 19 feet from end
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