Month: July 2020

A new face and improved tech are just the start for the 2021 Audi Q5. As the automaker’s ‘tweener crossover between the smaller (but still big) Q3 and bigger (and even bigger) three-row Q7, the Q5 is a segue to electrification-curious shoppers, and even some performance-leaning shoppers. Blunter: The 2021 Q5 needs to do a
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Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story mischaracterized the ideology of the bipartisan Coalition for a Prosperous America.  President Donald Trump, true to his “America First” promise in the 2016 campaign, has confronted China over its trade practices, treatment of intellectual property and alleged currency manipulation. His tenure has been marked by a two-year
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By Joey Klender Posted on July 30, 2020 Neuralink’s Elon Musk hinted toward some of the possible developments of the company’s August 28th event, which will give updates on the progress engineers have made toward developing State-of-the-Art neurological technologies. Of these updates, Musk stated that the August 28th event would show a real-time demonstration of
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FRANKFURT — Volkswagen Group on Thursday moved to quash rumors that CEO Herbert Diess had been sidelined, issuing an unsolicited declaration of support for the executive, who has clashed with the company’s labor leaders over deeper-than-expected cuts. “The most important message is that the supervisory board and executive committee … are in complete agreement that
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Succinct as it is accurate, “It’s a Subaru” pretty well describes the 2021 Subaru Ascent three-row crossover SUV. All-wheel drive? Check. Horizontally opposed engine? Yup. Room for people and gear? Uh-huh. Hard-wearing interior? Sure. The 2021 Subaru Ascent soldiers into the new year with minimal changes on what’s been a reliable formula so far. The
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Cadillac is to become General Motors’ lead electric vehicle brand and will begin introducing its first EVs in the next few years while continuing its swift cadence of gas-powered vehicle launches. So far, Cadillac has confirmed EV plans for the Lyriq, a sporty midsize crossover, and the Celestiq, a handmade flagship sedan, along with three
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Polestar has today delivered the first European Polestar 2 customer car at the company’s iconic global headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Thunder-coloured fastback is specified with a Charcoal WeaveTech vegan interior. The new owner, Sture Stensson gets a walk through the extensive technology onboard. New owner Sture Stensson commented: “I ordered my Polestar 2 on
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DuPont reported a wider second-quarter loss on Thursday and wrote down the value of its automotive business by $2.5 billion as the industrial materials giant struggles with a prolonged weakness in one of its biggest end-markets. DuPont, which makes materials used in products ranging from engine covers to brake fluid, is heavily exposed to the
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DETROIT — General Motors’ first battery-electric pickup, the GMC Hummer, will be unveiled this fall after the automaker postponed the May reveal because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Hummer could better position GM to compete against off-road rivals, such as the Ford Bronco. “We look at each brand and are continuing to build on our
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PARIS/TOKYO — When the French part of the Renault-Nissan alliance reports its results on Thursday, investors expect confirmation of a harsh reality: automakers that already had weaknesses are having them mercilessly exposed by the pandemic. All the world’s automakers have been in crisis at one time or another in the past few years, but it
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When Hyundai Motor America and the National Salute to America’s Heroes had to cancel their 2020 Air and Sea Show in Miami Beach, Fla., because of coronavirus concerns, they didn’t let it stop them from giving back. Instead, they hosted a giveaway called the Salute 365 initiative for “local healthcare professionals, first responders and others.”
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A Lexus coupe or convertible might be the best way to take a hammer to that ginormous change jug or piggy bank you’ve had going since elementary school. An 84-month loan would be OK, too, we guess. For less than $100,000, the 2021 Lexus LC has all the standard touches expected from a car that
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Tesla Inc.’s surging stock price has already let CEO Elon Musk collect two tranches of his moonshot compensation award, valued at a collective $3.94 billion. Now he’s at most a couple of months away from securing the third, according to the company’s own estimates, lining him up for yet another multibillion-dollar payout. Barring a prolonged
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