BEIJING — Organizers of the Beijing auto show said the event will be delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak in China. The show was scheduled to be held April 21-30. New dates will be announced later, the organizer said in a statement on Monday. Across mainland China, officials said the total number of coronavirus cases
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PARIS — Faurecia reported a rise in annual profits and sales, and said it was targeting further growth for 2020 even though market conditions would be challenging this year. Faurecia said in a statement that annual operating income for 2019 had risen by 0.7 percent from the previous year to 1.28 billion euros ($1.4 billion).
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The Subaru Outback’s marketing campaign highlights the crossover’s traditional adventure-ready selling points but also something the automaker hopes to be a new pitch — the model’s interior. Redesigned for 2020, the Outback’s most noticeable new feature is an 11.6-inch tablet-style touch-screen infotainment system on all but its base trim. The layout, a first for the
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The 2021 Kia Seltos is the automaker’s newest crossover and the smallest in its lineup. It’s Kia’s answer for buyers who’ve asked for an all-wheel-drive Soul for more than a decade.  The Seltos is slightly larger than the Soul and strikes out in its own styling direction, although the most attractive part of the small
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Since joining CDK Global Inc. more than a year ago, CEO Brian Krzanich has emphasized a commitment to improving customer service. The dealership management system giant isn’t wavering on that pledge. CDK plans to spend more than $300 million over its next three fiscal years — into 2022 — on new technology and efforts to
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General Motors has said it will retire the iconic Australian car brand Holden as it leaves more markets. The American car giant said it will wind down Holden sales, design and engineering operations in Australia and New Zealand by next year. It also said China’s Great Wall Motors had agreed to buy its manufacturing plant
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YOKOHAMA, Japan — Posting its first quarterly net loss since the Great Recession, Nissan outlined a three-point plan to reverse its tumbling fortunes in the key U.S. market. The strategy is to make U.S. vehicle sales more profitable, introduce eight new U.S. models and make sure dealers are on board with the plan. But CEO
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By Eric Ralph Posted on February 16, 2020 NASA has unambiguously confirmed that SpaceX – with its Crew Dragon spacecraft – will soon become the first private company in history to launch astronauts into orbit, both an unexpected twist from the usually tight-lipped space agency and a major upset for Boeing. Shortly after revealing that
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Honda and its luxury sibling brand Acura are launching a national ad campaign for used cars and SUVs as the automaker ramps up its certified pre-owned program to help customers facing rising new-car prices and dealers trying to improve profitability. “We’re providing the strongest support we ever have for the CPO program, and customers are
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The “Fast and the Furious” franchise has produced some of the automotive enthusiast community’s biggest heroes—human and otherwise. Sometimes, our nostalgia for the hero cars of “F&F” surpasses that for the characters and the actors who embody them. These “hero cars” live on in reproduction and tribute builds throughout the community, drawing crowds at everything
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As Audi’s biggest and most expensive crossover, the 2020 Q8’s loaded with tech that you’d expect in a luxury, flagship SUV.  Not much has changed inside since the car was new last year, except “base” models get more of the standard good stuff. (Base, by the way, in a crossover that starts at nearly $70,000
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A quick-thinking motorist recently saved a young toddler from almost certain death as she wandered onto a road in Canton, Georgia. Bizarrely, the cammer was listening to a radio segment about the importance of dashcams at the time of the incident. This dashcam video shows a motorist approaching an intersection when he notices a young
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CHICAGO — The 2020 Chicago Auto Show did not premiere a single new global concept vehicle, or present a completely new or redesigned model this month. But Chicago did give the industry a new wave of refreshed models, most of them cornerstone nameplates for their brands. That means there will be a class of new
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Tesla has been ordered to temporarily halt preparations for a car factory in Germany after environmentalists won a court injunction on Sunday. The electric carmaker had been clearing forest land near the capital, Berlin, ahead of building its first European car and battery plant. The court emphasised the injunction was temporary and subject to further
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On a typical weekday, Walter Huang usually woke around 7 a.m., made breakfast for his family, then dropped his son and daughter off at their schools before driving to work. On his typical commute, he sometimes had trouble with the Autopilot driver-assist system in his Tesla Model X, always at the same Silicon Valley location.
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Nissan’s aging product portfolio is challenging the brand’s reputation and has kneecapped sales over the past year, according to some of its dealers. And no nameplate represents that situation better than Nissan’s midsize pickup, the Frontier. The truck has not received a major update since 2005. But now, amid a broader product rethink, Nissan is
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The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and Jaguar F-Pace SVR are two of the most remarkable performance SUVs on the market and TheStraightPipes recently drove the two back-to-back. The straight-line performance advantage clearly goes to the Trackhawk. Jeep’s most crazed Grand Cherokee features FCA’s iconic 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8 engine and churns out no less than
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The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) will be the first North American customer for a new electric fire truck from Austrian firm Rosenbauer. Scheduled for delivery in 2021, the truck is actually a range-extended electric vehicle, with a backup diesel engine to supplement twin battery packs. The battery packs have a combined capacity of 100
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This year the F-Type pares back its powertrain lineup to just the essentials. The coupe or convertible is available with a turbo-4, or either a supercharged V-6 or V-8 with increasing spiciness up the ladder.  The good news among all three: each is fire-breathing in their own right, with plenty of exhaust crackles and pops
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