BEIJING/SHANGHAI — Fewer new energy vehicles (NEVs) could be sold in China this year than in 2018, an official at the country’s biggest auto industry association said on Monday, as customers hold back on purchases following a government decision to cut subsidies. NEVs include plug-in hybrids, full-electric vehicles and those powered by hydrogen fuel cells.
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Even though the Toyota Supra and the BMW Z4 are mechanically related, they are different cars for different purposes. The Supra is a street racer, for the fortunate youthful few living out their “Fast and Furious” fantasies or more mature drivers yearning to relive their own youth. The Z4 is a roadster made for cruising
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It took General Motors and the UAW a summer of negotiations and a national strike lasting almost six weeks to reach a new contract on wages, benefits and job security. The agreement includes a commitment by GM to invest $1.5 billion to modernize and expand its 36-year-old Wentzville Assembly plant, just west of St. Louis.
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Satisfies roadster cravings Great inline-six Soft top > hard top Sticker shock Muddled design Stressed turbo-four BMW‘s all-new Z4 roadster enjoys a heritage that dates to 1956 in the gorgeous BMW 507. Beginning officially with the low-volume Z1 in 1989 and skipping right over the nonexistent Z2, the Z models began in earnest with the
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Pros: Good starter car Good looks Nice interior finishes Cons: Underpowered engine Noisy interior Poor back-seat headroom Not too many economy cars offer the styling and value that the 2020 Nissan Versa does. With handsome looks and interior finishes, the Versa is a good option for college undergraduates who are looking for wheels to take
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DETROIT — Its president has stepped aside. One former vice president is headed to prison, and two of the three chief negotiators during 2011 contract talks are accused of taking sizable kickbacks. Five other ex-officials have pleaded guilty to corruption-related crimes. After two years downplaying the scandal as isolated misdeeds, the UAW is acknowledging the
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Magna International has lowered its 2019 financial outlook to reflect the estimated impact of the UAW strike at General Motors in the United States. The strike lasted 40 days and stretched from the latter part of the third quarter and into the fourth.   Magna, which supplies body exteriors and structures and power technologies, said Friday that it experienced
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A portly curb weight that’s as heavy as some well-equipped off-roaders holds the 2020 Lexus LC back when it comes to performance, even though the car’s chassis boasts a ride that borders on perfection. We rate the 2020 LC at 8 out of 10, tossing the competent handler points for its acceleration, its ride quality,
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Sometimes big SUVs require big compromises when it comes to fuel economy, ride quality, or price. But some of the largest SUVs on the market strike a good balance between these key buying criteria, while providing plenty of room for the whole family and their gear. Keep reading to learn about some of the best
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SPRINGDALE, Utah — There’s a batch of consumers who’ve been clamoring for a diesel-powered Wrangler for a long time. Kevin Metz, the Wrangler’s senior brand manager, joined the Jeep team 15 years ago and remembers two main questions coming from the public: When will Jeep bring out a pickup, and when will Wrangler get a
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To focus on the need to turn used-vehicle inventory quickly, Erich Gail likes to think about those cars as if they were fresh fruit. “When the oranges come off the truck on day one, they’re juicy and they’re ripe. They’re ready to go,” the CEO of Cardinale Automotive Group told Automotive News. “And every day,
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Since time is a valuable commodity for Porsche’s affluent customers, the Volkswagen Group subsidiary hopes it can convince discriminating electric vehicle drivers with the fastest recharging capability currently on the market. The Taycan, the brand’s first EV and a rival to the Tesla Model S, has an 800-volt electrical architecture that is twice as powerful
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Ford used this week’s SEMA show in Las Vegas to present the 900-horsepower, zero-emission, manual transmission-equipped Mustang Lithium. The electric Mustang is only a prototype for now but some of its technologies could appear on future products. 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody by SpeedKore Performance Group Another star at SEMA came from Wisconsin’s SpeedKore
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