The GTS specification, available across the Porsche lineup, typically describes a bundle involving extra power over the S trim, along with sportier chassis and exhaust upgrades and unique trim. Stirring in that magic 4.0 engine, however, is clearly an escalation of Porsche’s GTS game, making the already enticing trim level more desireable than ever—at least
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General Motors on Thursday said it will invest $40 million in its Spring Hill Global Propulsion Systems operation to increase engine capacity for full-size trucks and SUVs. The investment will expand capacity of the 5.3-liter V-8 engine with Dynamic Fuel Management, which is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The engine is available on the
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Toyota’s range is no longer dominated by boring, bland, and uninspiring cars like it used to be, and the 2020 Avalon TRD is certainly one of the most ‘out-there’ performance cars the carmaker produced in recent memory. The sedan, introduced last year, is powered by a naturally-aspirated 3.5-liter V6 engine also found in the Camry
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While Magna International anticipates growth to 2022 it does expect sales this year to fall compared with 2019 due to a variety of factors. In its outlook released Thursday, the Canadian auto supply giant said the stronger U.S. dollar, the sale of its fluid pressure and controls business and lower expected light vehicle production in
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American Car Collector Magazine put on an expert panel at the Barrett-Jackson Auction venue featuring well known collector/columnists giving their opinions on the state of Buy-Sell-Hold for specific special-interest cars. In 2020, things are clearly changing. Electric, hybrid. A perception that the next generation is not interested in cars. Some of that was dispelled during
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Once cutting edge, the 2020 BMW i3 has fallen well behind other electric cars. Only purists need apply. The 2020 BMW i3 was a bold choice among plug-in hybrids when launched, but other electric cars have since rendered it a tough sell. For those intrigued by its style and its sublime interior, the 2020 i3
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Bruce Thompson is a serial entrepreneur in the automotive retail tech space. He has launched a number of successful companies — and at least one prominent failure that could have dogged future ventures. It hasn’t, Thompson said. Rather, Thompson credits the experience gleaned from Lanelogic, which folded in 2008, for laying the ground for his
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It’s easy to appreciate an improved new-car design like the 2020 Nissan Sentra, but that beauty is only skin deep. Eventually, you’ll need to actually step inside, use the controls, and drive the car. With Nissan‘s new compact sedan, interior updates transform the Sentra from a car that felt years behind the competition to one
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is coming soon to Apple Podcasts and Spotify and available now through TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. https://electrek.co/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/01/Quick-Charge-1.15.2020.mp3 New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded throughout the week. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast
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The BMW i8 and Polestar 1 have a shocking amount in common for two cars that feel so different. They both employ small-displacement, forced-induction engines that would have been laughed at in this price bracket a decade ago. They both remain largely unchanged from the concept cars on which they are based. They both represent
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Toyota Motor Corp. is making a $394 million investment in Joby Aviation, one of the handful of companies with the seemingly implausible goal of making electric air taxis that shuttle people over gridlocked highways and city streets. Toyota is the lead investor in Joby’s $590 million Series C funding, alongside Baillie Gifford and Global Oryx and
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AMSTERDAM — Toyota will join the booming small SUV segment with a new model based on the same platform as the Yaris small car, the automaker said. The as-yet unnamed SUV will be built alongside the Yaris at Toyota’s plant in Valenciennes, northern France. Both models use Toyota’s GA-B small car platform, a variation of its global
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Chevrolet is developing a crossover variant of the Bolt EV, a vehicle that is expected arrive for 2021 as the Bolt EUV, or Bolt Electric Utility Vehicle. However, a slightly revised version of the Bolt EUV will be sold by Buick, and we’ve just spotted a prototype. Images of the vehicle also recently surfaced on
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The 2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class replaces the outgoing CLA as the least expensive new car available from the brand. The A-Class is better than the old CLA, and it’s less expensive: win-win.  It’s an 8 on our features scale for good standard items and a good touchscreen infotainment system. The standard warranty on all A-Class models
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Before he became an international fugitive from justice, Carlos Ghosn was a widely photographed automotive executive. According to our archives, pictures of the former Nissan Motor Co. CEO have appeared in Automotive News nearly 200 times over the years, including on the front page of last week’s edition. Yet Interpol, the global police organization, couldn’t
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Sports-car enthusiasts were no doubt thrilled to learn that a new Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ are on their way—this despite relatively low sales volumes. Today, Autocar published a report with more details on the twins, including the fact they’re getting more power. Yes, the companies listened. Indeed, perhaps the largest complaint leveraged at the two
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