TOKYO — Toyota is putting a small electric vehicle on the roads of Japan with an innovative design for handling the country’s narrow, winding streets and urban commuting needs. The C+Pod, launched Dec. 25, measures just 8 feet, 2 inches long and 4 feet, 3 inches wide, delivering an ultratight turning radius of 12 feet,
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PARIS — Renault’s future full-electric small cars will use a modified version of the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s CMF-B platform, including the reborn Renault 5 and a new model to come from high-performance brand Alpine, CEO Luca de Meo said.  The news about the architecture – which Renault calls CMF-B EV — answers one question about the group’s
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DETROIT — Cadillac will take 500 reservations for the 2022 CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing editions next month before the performance sedans hit dealerships this summer. Following a virtual reveal Feb. 1, customers can make a $1,000 refundable deposit to reserve one of the 250 CT4-V Blackwings or 250 CT5-V Blackwings, Cadillac said in a statement
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The 2021 Mazda CX-3 is a small but well-equipped crossover available in only base Sport trim. What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Mazda CX-3? What does it compare to? The Mazda CX-3 small crossover SUV is more like a subcompact hatchback. Smaller than the Mazda CX-30, it competes with the Chevy Trax, Hyundai Venue,
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MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s government said Friday it has approved a request by 12 automotive companies for additional time to meet new regional content requirements under the North American trade agreement that came into force in July. The economy ministry said in a statement that under the United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement, companies could request a so-called alternative
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By Maria Merano Posted on January 23, 2021 Rumors for a potential Tesla Model S and Model X “refresh” were rekindled recently after a drone flyover of the Fremont Factory revealed three mysteriously covered body-in-whites being transported within the facility. While the body-in-whites were fully covered, the vehicles resemble the size and shape of Tesla’s
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DETROIT — Ally Financial Inc. reported Friday an 82 percent jump in fourth-quarter net income driven by fewer reserves for credit losses and $1 billion growth in auto originations. Ally, one of the largest U.S. auto lenders, reported net income of $687 million. Fourth-quarter adjusted earnings per share of $1.60 were the highest in company
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Electric vehicle owners will consider purchasing another EV in the future based on their ownership satisfaction, according to J.D. Power’s first Electric Vehicle Experience Ownership Study, released Thursday. The study found that the likelihood of EV owners purchasing the same brand lessens as satisfaction declines. Owners with satisfaction scores from 600 to 750 points are
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What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Mini Countryman? What does it compare to? The 2021 Mini Countryman small crossover SUV is the largest Mini offering for the U.S. It competes with its parent company’s BMW X1 and X2, as well as the Audi Q3 and Volvo XC40.  Is the 2021 Mini Countryman a good
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Vehicle listings company CarGurus promoted CFO Jason Trevisan to CEO as founder and former CEO Langley Steinert steps back from the top role to focus on product and strategy. Steinert, 57, will stay on at the company as CarGurus’ executive chairman, the Cambridge, Mass., company said Thursday, but will no longer lead its day-to-day operations.
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LONDON — Nissan will pause a production line at its factory in Sunderland, England, due to supply chain disruption caused by the pandemic. The automaker will temporarily stop the line produces Qashqai compact crossover and Leaf small electric car on Friday. “We anticipate that production will resume on Monday next week,” Nissan said. Global shipping
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What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Tesla Model X? What does it compare to? The Model X is a three-row electric crossover SUV with seating for up to seven. The largest Tesla on sale now compares to the Audi E-Tron, but offers supercar-like falcon-wing doors.  Is the 2021 Tesla Model X a good car?
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