Month: May 2019

DETROIT — Honda is killing it with crossovers like the CR-V, HR-V and resurrected Passport, with nine years of continuous growth for its utility-vehicle portfolio. But so is everyone else in the industry, with Detroit brands betting the business on light trucks. But Honda is also killing it with cars — rather than killing off
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President Donald Trump said that he would impose a 5 percent tariff on Mexican goods until that country stops immigrants from entering the U.S. illegally. The tariff would take effect on June 10 “until such time as illegal migrants coming through Mexico, and into our country, STOP,” Trump said in a Twitter post on Thursday night.
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Valentino Balboni, the legendary Lamborghini test driver, doesn’t drive for the Italian firm anymore but instead spends some of his time crafting unique exhaust systems through his company VB. The latest comes exclusively for the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, the current Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record holder. This isn’t your run of the mill aftermarket exhaust, though.
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The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer is an old name on a new idea from GM. The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer is a compact crossover that slots into the automaker’s lineup between the smaller Trax and the bigger Equinox. Although the Trailblazer’s dimensions place it closer to the small end of Chevy’s crossover lineup, it’s more closely associated
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Jaguar Land Rover said it has developed prototype “sensory steering wheel” technology in partnership with Glasgow University. Parts of the steering wheel heat and cool to indicate turns, lane changes and upcoming intersections. Alexandros Mouzakitis, JLR electrical research senior manager, said in a Wednesday news release that the temperature changes could be used for nonurgent notifications
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LOS ANGELES — When the refreshed 2020 Lexus RX and RXL crossovers arrive in U.S. dealerships in the third quarter, they will sport not only a new look and a new F Sport performance package, but a much-needed fix to one of the Japanese luxury brand’s known weak spots: its wonky infotainment system. “We’ve listened
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WASHINGTON — Volkswagen Group and the UAW confirmed Wednesday that workers at the German automaker’s Chattanooga, Tenn., assembly plant will vote June 12-14 on whether to unionize. The UAW had petitioned the National Labor Relations Board to set the dates for the election to represent about 1,700 trade and production workers at the plant, which
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GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Toyota believes the price of fuel cell vehicles will match those of hybrids within 10 years, the automaker’s European head of sales, Matt Harrison, said. “By the third generation, we fully expect fuel cell costs to be comparable with hybrids,” Harrison said at the Automotive News Europe Congress. “We believe fuel cell
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The 2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR captivated us in Europe with its punchy powertrain and deafening exhaust note. Jag’s super SUV has finally made it to our shores, but with one key difference—unlike the sticky summer performance tires fitted in our European test vehicle, all F-Pace SVRs headed to the U.S. can only be had with
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MARANELLO, Italy — Ferrari on Wednesday unveiled its most powerful road car to date, the 986-hp SF90 Stradale, which is the automaker’s first production plug-in hybrid. The car is powered by a turbocharged gasoline engine that delivers 769 hp, the highest performance ever achieved by an eight-cylinder unit in Ferrari’s history. The remaining 217 hp
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