After spending billions of dollars and years of time chasing the dream of autonomous vehicles, the auto industry is beginning to realize that — while there have been some excellent technological developments along the way — true Level 5 and even unsupervised Level 4 autonomy are still well into the future. Some executives in the
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DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. late Thursday acknowledged the Mexican state of Chihuahua’s 50 percent cap on employees in manufacturing facilities, spurred by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, is unsustainable and could eventually disrupt U.S. light-vehicle production. The U.S. ambassador to Mexico said Ford could shutter American plants as soon as next week if restrictions there
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The Woodward Dream Cruise, a massive celebration of car culture that fills the main drag of Detroit’s suburbs every August, has been canceled this year. Officially, at least. But that decision is unlikely to deter many of the hot-rodders and muscle car owners from showing up and clogging the eight lanes of Woodward Avenue throughout
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Watch the full episode on MotorTrend: https://bit.ly/2JnMXpy On this episode of Roadkill’s Junkyard Gold, Steve Magnante is in Shelby, North Carolina. Are we looking for GT350s and Cobras? No way! That’s because this Shelby is home to Sundell Auto Specialties, strict purveyors of General Motors muscle.Follow along with Magnante as he uncovers an explosive Malibu
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LEVC ANNOUNCES FULL DETAILS OF NEW ELECTRIC VAN, VN5 Bold, distinctive design and lightweight aluminium construction Flexible fast charging and low operating costs 24/7 cross-country capability – zero emissions in the city with a long-distance range Tailored for work – three specifications available Available to order now, visit www.levc.com/VN5 for more details Ansty, 8th July
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The 2020 Jeep Gladiator combines pickup-truck utility with the Wrangler’s unmistakable swagger and off-road prowess, for better or worse. The 2020 Gladiator costs more than its rivals and is a compromised hauler in some ways, but it can trudge off-road exceptionally well, its top comes off, and it won’t be mistaken for anything but a
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LOS ANGELES — Just as the coronavirus pandemic was plunging the U.S. auto industry into crisis and stripping millions of car sales from stunned retailers, Duke Hale was searching for American factory space to assemble Chinese crossovers for his Southern California startup. Hale, CEO of HAAH Automotive Holdings, partnered with China’s Chery Automobile Co. this
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About 2,200 jobs supplying Jaguar Land Rover manufacturing plants are at risk. Trade union Unite said 40% of DHL Supply Chain staff at plants in the Midlands and North West may lose their jobs. Unite said it was “a massive, bitter blow” and called on the government to protect car manufacturers as production has declined
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Lithia Motors Inc. reported Tuesday that vehicle sales increased in June compared with a year ago. The Medford, Ore., dealership group, the third-largest U.S. new-vehicle retailer, also said it acquired Smolich Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge and Smolich Nissan in Bend, Ore. The move is estimated to generate $100 million in “steady state annualized revenues,” the company said in
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A British motoring icon has been given a sustainable twist with the global launch of the much-anticipated Twisted EV, using a Land Rover Defender as its base vehicles.  Yorkshire based Twisted have been performance-enhancing the Defender for over 20 years and have partnered with Dutch electrification specialist Plower to create a fully electric Twisted Defender.
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Two months ago, BMW started accepting orders for the 330e and 330e xDrive models – aka the plug-in hybrid 3-Series with rear- and all-wheel drive, respectively. Pricing starts at $44,550 and $46,550, excluding the $995 destination and handling fee, which puts them between the $40,750 330i, with its 255 HP 2.0-liter four-pot, and $54,000 M340i,
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FRANKFURT — Audi will add the Q4 Sportback e-tron, a sportier-looking version of the upcoming Q4 e-tron compact electric SUV, to its expanding range of battery-powered cars. Both models will go on sale by next summer in the automaker’s global markets as entry-level full-electric cars. Audi unveiled pictures and details of the Q4 Sportback e-tron
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