Month: August 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Auto retailers in South Florida on Friday were preparing for Hurricane Dorian, which as of Friday morning was expected to hit South and Central Florida’s Atlantic coast early next week, potentially as a powerful Category 4 storm. Earl Stewart, whose Earl Stewart Toyota is but 1,000 yards from the Atlantic Intracoastal
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German premium automakers find themselves in unfamiliar territory: trailing mass market rivals in profitability. BMW and Daimler have seen returns shrink in the normally lucrative second quarter, pushing their profitability below those of volume peers. BMW’s closely watched automotive EBIT margin collapsed to 2.8 percent in the first half, while Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz car division had
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The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander is a value-oriented crossover SUV option that is best in lower-trim forms. With expanded active safety tech this year, we give it 6 out of 10 for features. (Read more about how we rate cars.) Outlander models include ES, SE, LE, a new SP (Special Edition), SEL, and GT trims, which
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JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. — As GMC designed an off-road version of its Sierra pickup, customers said they wanted something different: boldness, capability and luxury — not flashy chrome. From that effort came the Sierra AT4, an understated, matte-accented truck that’s a departure from GMC’s tried-and-true Denali formula. “It was kind of like an ‘aha! moment’
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Now that the A-Class sedan has come to the U.S., the CLA no longer holds the entry-level position in the Mercedes lineup. And that means it no longer gets an entry-level price tag. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 will start at $37,645 when it goes on sale late this year. That’s a whopping $3,550 hike from
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Ivory Coast’s government signed an agreement on Thursday with Toyota Motor Corp. to build a vehicle assembly plant in the West African nation, the office of Ivorian Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly said in a statement. Faced with stagnant sales in developed economies, automakers including Toyota, Volkswagen Group, BMW AG, and Nissan Motor Co. are
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Automakers have suffered renewed disruption to sales because of changes in the European Union’s vehicle type approval regulations. Some brands such as Volkswagen, Audi and Nissan may not be fully ready for the introduction of the new tests, according to a study by Automotive News Europe sister publication Automobilwoche. Starting September 1, all new passenger
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The Camaro offers a varied lineup with plenty of options to improve the list of amenities or performance, but it lacks a key safety feature: automatic emergency braking. Chevrolet does add a bit of value this year with a new LT1 model that makes the Camaro the most affordable car in its class with a
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Destination dealership: Events pay off It’s a 100-mile drive from the rural burg of Sussex, N.J., to the popular beaches along the Atlantic shore. But in July and August, residents of the rural town can tap in to their inner beach bum and enjoy a free barbecue — no long drive required — at Franklin
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WASHINGTON — Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc., on Thursday urged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to “promptly” remove regulatory barriers for cars without steering wheels and brake pedals. Automakers must currently meet nearly 75 auto safety standards for self-driving cars, many of them written under the assumption that a
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