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By Simon Alvarez Posted on February 10, 2019 Tesla started releasing its latest Version 9 software update which includes improved Blind Spot warnings and Auto-Folding Mirrors Based on Location. Tesla’s electric cars are equipped with a suite of cameras, radar, and ultrasonic sensors that enable the vehicles to detect surrounding objects. So far, Tesla’a blind
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The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado gets a new design this year, and drops up to 450 pounds in the process, but it’s more focused on its mission than ever. Its bed is bigger and offers more features, and its cab gets bigger, making this brawny pickup better at hauling cargo and people. Chevrolet also improves road
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SAN DIEGO — GMC’s Denali premium subbrand, touted as a “money machine” for General Motors, showed signs of slowing in 2018. While retail average transaction prices for Denali models continued to rise last year to about $55,600, GM said, their sales leveled off at 29 percent of GMC’s retail volume, the same as a year
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CHICAGO — Two of the world’s largest automakers used the Chicago Auto Show last week to offer a defense of auto shows in general. High-ranking executives from Volkswagen Group and Toyota Motor Corp. upheld the value of global auto shows as proven ways to market vehicles. They said larger shows — especially those with venues
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Jetta dates back to its 1978 start in the European market and the GLI dates back to 1984 when it was an appearance package, manual transmission, and upgraded wheels and brakes. VW has sold 18 million Jettas to date. Since VW introduced the current Jetta in May 2018, there have been calls for the GLI.
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SAN FRANCISCO — When Tesla Inc. announced last month a second round of job cuts to rein in costs, one crucial department was particularly badly hit. The automaker more than halved the division that delivers its electric vehicles to North American customers, two of the laid-off workers said. Some 150 employees out of a team
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This year marks 40 years since the original Mercedes-Benz G-Class made its debut, and the brand told the story of its inception on Wednesday to mark the occasion. Originally, the G Wagon, or Gelandewagen, was conceived as a military vehicle. However, Mercedes-Benz and the Austrian firm Steyr-Daimler-Puch began discussions about a civilian version of the
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The 2019 Chevrolet Malibu is a mid-size sedan that almost makes up in style what it lacks in advanced active safety tech. Attractive styling, a quiet demeanor, and excellent infotainment software elevate the 2019 Malibu to 6.0 out of 10 on our scale. (Read more about how we rate cars.) For 2019, the Malibu gained
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Amazon has just invested into self-driving startup Aurora, according to a news report from Bloomberg. The $530 million cash infusion, which came from an investor group led by Sequoia Capital, also includes T. Rowe Price Group and has increased Aurora’s value to over $2.5 billion. Led by Chris Urmson, Sterling Anderson, and Drew Bagnell, who came from
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McLaren has no crossovers or SUVs to fuel its growth. Only its sports cars. And that doesn’t worry Tony Joseph, president of McLaren North America. What does worry him is the automaker’s production ceiling. All McLarens are hand built in Woking, England. “They’re producing 20 cars per day right now. The thing that could be
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Ford‘s heavy-duty truck gets a thorough update for 2020. Not only does it receive two new engines, but it also gets a 10-speed automatic transmission and chassis upgrades. Plus, Ford is boosting towing and payload capability to keep up with the competition. We know that design ranks pretty far down the list of important characteristics
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FRANKFURT — German prosecutors are looking into a possible fine for Robert Bosch for providing Volkswagen Group with engine management software that the automaker used to cheat vehicle emissions tests in 2015. Volkswagen has paid out more than 27 billion euros ($31 billion) in penalties for using illegal software to disguise excessive levels of pollution
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Select Lexus dealers now offer the brand’s new “Lexus Complete Lease” subscription program. Announced Tuesday, the program rivals other subscription programs from competitors such as Volvo, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. Yet, Lexus’ offering veers more on the side of leasing with benefits than a true subscription model. Unlike other programs, Lexus will not, for example, let
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