By Simon Alvarez Posted on January 18, 2021 The American pickup truck segment may be the biggest prize yet in the country’s auto market. The US, after all, loves pickups, as evidenced by the fact that the country’s top-selling vehicles are dominated by trucks. This is why it is pertinent for EV makers like Tesla
After work on Dec. 17, a used-car salesperson at Bird-Kultgen Ford in Waco, Texas, tested positive for the coronavirus. The next day, the dealership closed the used-car building, which housed one manager and three other salespeople. Then about a week later, a salesman came into F&I Manager Amanda Lesikar’s office with a question. Three days
Unifor said it had to make “hard decisions” to secure the future of General Motors’ CAMI Assembly plant, which would begin building all-electric delivery vans later this year under the terms of a surprise, three-year tentative contract. “The stakes going in to these negotiations were incredibly high,” reads a joint message to union members by
Until Ferrari launches its Purosangue SUV, the Maserati Levante Trofeo will remain the king of performance-focused SUVs from Italy and as discovered by CarWow, it’s capable of some very impressive feats. The SUV is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that’s been built by Ferrari and is rated at 582 hp and 538 lb-ft (730
The just-finalized merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group to create Stellantis will raise the global profile of an under-the-radar chief executive who will lead a vast and massively complex carmaker with quiet intensity. The market debut this week of Stellantis will function as coming-out party for CEO Carlos Tavares, who held the same
DETROIT — General Motors is rebranding itself this week to invoke visions of blue skies ahead and promote its commitment to electrification. GM will launch a redefined corporate marketing strategy centered on EVs and will modernize its logo with a sky-blue hue and lowercase letters. “There are moments in history when everything changes. Inflection points.
What kind of car is the 2021 Kia Rio? What does it compare to? The Rio’s a car in the most basic, dutiful sense. It’s a frugal sedan or hatchback with an excellent warranty and good infotainment but it needs to adopt standard automatic emergency braking. Cross-shop it with the Nissan Versa and Hyundai Accent.
Following the launch of the new Subaru BRZ, the world is waiting for the second-generation Toyota 86. Nevertheless, the outgoing model is still popular among enthusiasts and is extremely popular to modify. Evidently, the owner of this Scion FR-S (a rebadged 86) thought they’d take some inspiration from the Lexus LFA when transforming the rear
Stellantis is here, and that means some of the seven brands that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is bringing to the table might not be around for much longer. The high points of the post-merger blueprint in North America are no secret: Churn out as many Ram pickups as possible and push Jeep into higher price points
Pro driver Randy Pobst hot laps the 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo around WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for MotorTrend’s 2020 Best Driver’s Car presented by Tire Rack. Get the pros and cons right here ➡️ https://bit.ly/3rmom91#MotorTrend #Ferrari #Tributo #TireRack Best Driver’s Car and World’s Greatest Drag Race 10 YouTube Schedule: Best Driver’s Car hot laps –
A recent patent reveals an interesting and novel type of of electric motorbike that could become Fuell’s next big EV. Two-wheeled EV company Fuell was founded in 2019 by Erik Buell and his team to develop both electric bicycles and electric motorcycles. The company began by prioritizing the Fuell Flluid electric bicycle ahead of the
For a few moments, John Krafcik sounded more like a philosophy professor than the CEO of Waymo. In an appearance during the Automotive News Shift Mobility Forum held in conjunction with CES last week, he offered an explanation for the company’s decision to stop using the phrase “self-driving” to describe autonomous-driving technology. “What is the
Tesla disrupted the automotive world by showing electric cars could be high-performance, desirable machines. Elon Musk even said his main goal was to make other car companies follow Tesla’s path before becoming the most valuable car company in the world. We have no idea if Musk still has the same motto, but European EV sales
DETROIT — An unidentified quality issue is affecting the launch of one of Ford Motor Co.’s most anticipated new vehicles. The company said it is holding onto “several hundred” Mustang Mach-E crossovers to perform extra inspections and engineering analysis that could delay delivery to customers in the U.S. and Canada by up to 8 weeks.
Viewed from a distance, the Aston Martin Callum Vanquish 25 may look just like any other Vanquish built between 2001 and 2007. Look a little closer, however, and a number of differences become obvious. Created thanks to a collaboration between former Aston Martin designer Ian Callum and R-Reforged from Switzerland, the car comes 25 years
PARIS — Under Renault Group ownership since 1999, the Dacia budget brand has generated double-digit profit margins through a frugal “design to cost” strategy. Lada, a once-struggling Russian brand now also under Renault’s control, has also become a profitable division of the French automaker. But Renault thinks Dacia and Lada can be even stronger together,
DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. on Saturday will begin running new 30- and 60-second ads that stress unity following riots this month at the U.S. Capitol that left 5 dead. Called “Builders,” the spots focus on the ability of Americans to come together and create, featuring images of construction workers, nurses, firefighters and other volunteers.
What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Mini Cooper? What does it compare to? The 2021 Mini Cooper small hatchback can be had as a two- or four-door hardtop, or in two-door form as a convertible, electric SE, or performance-oriented John Cooper Works (JCW). It doesn’t have many natural competitors left, but parent company BMW
Manny Khoshbin started out by working at K-Mart and now he’s a real estate mogul idly pondering if he should tear down a wall of TVs to make space for his exquisite car collection. To say that he’s made it is definitely an understatement. The garage is full of McLarens, Bugattis, Paganis and other supercars,
LOS ANGELES — Fans of the beloved rotary engine, rejoice. While it won’t be slotted in a nifty sports car, Mazda plans to bring its first electric vehicle, the MX-30 crossover, to the U.S. with a rotary engine as a range-extending option. Prior to Mazda’s confirmation of the plans this month, the MX-30 was expected
Pro driver Randy Pobst hot laps the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Coupe around WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for MotorTrend’s 2020 Best Driver’s Car presented by Tire Rack. Get the pros and cons right here ➡️ https://bit.ly/3mJ27H1 #MotorTrend #Porsche #TireRack Best Driver’s Car and World’s Greatest Drag Race 10 YouTube Schedule: Best Driver’s Car hot laps
By Joey Klender Posted on January 16, 2021 Celebrity actress Jamie Lynn Spears is blaming Tesla for her cat’s death after the silent vehicle didn’t alarm the animal that it was moving toward it. Spears, the younger sister of early 2000’s pop music star Britney Spears, took to her Instagram to complain to Tesla CEO
MILAN — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group completed their $52 billion tie-up and formally merged into Stellantis on Saturday. The merger will create an auto group with combined annual sales of around 8.1 million vehicles and deep enough pockets to fund the shift to electric driving and take on bigger rivals Toyota and Volkswagen
DETROIT — Matt VanDyke, Ford Motor Co.’s director of marketing, will soon become the CEO of the company’s FordDirect joint venture with dealers. VanDyke, 48, will take the reins of the digital lead-generating company Feb. 1. He replaces Diane Craig, who became president of Ford’s International Markets Group this month. “Matt VanDyke has been an
New-car sales in Russia fell by 2.1 percent in December to 166,666 vehicles, according to data from the Association of European Businesses. Despite the drop, Russia performed better than many other markets hit by government lockdowns to suppress the spread of COVID-19. Despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic, Russia was “one of the best
Pinterest users are known to be planners, with some using the platform to create vehicle wish lists that they hope to turn into reality one day. Digital Air Strike, a digital marketing agency, is helping dealerships pursue Pinterest’s affluent users as they build digital boards showing interests that can include wedding dresses and food as
What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Porsche Taycan? What does it compare to? The Porsche Taycan is the performance-car brand’s first four-door sedan and first fully electric car. It’s one of the top-performing regular-production fully electric cars in the world, with a 0-60 mph time of less than three seconds. Is the 2021 Porsche
Blaze makes electric scooters and has gotten into a bit of a habit of producing things that look like classic cars. With the next cruiser EV, they have a little electric WWII Jeep. And with the EV Classic, they created a little classic race car. Officially a mini car, it’s big enough to get an
Toyota Motor Corp. thinks cars that can drive themselves should be able to clean themselves, too. The automaker filed a U.S. patent application for a system that would allow autonomous vehicles to sense when they’re dirty and drive to a car wash. The system determines when the vehicle has traveled on an unpaved road or
Tesla has informed employees to liquidate Model S and Model X inventory by the end of the month as a significant refresh now seems likely. Model S and Model X Inventory Electrek has learned from sources familiar with the matter that Tesla has instructed employees to sell all Model S and Model X inventory in