Toyota’s Europe boss has reiterated his support for the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal ahead of Tuesday’s key Commons vote. Dr Johan van Zyl said the deal was vital to protecting the UK car industry and would stop a damaging no deal exit. His intervention comes days after Jaguar Land Rover and Ford announced thousands of
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To be honest, the keystone is probably another company entirely: Aurora Innovation, Byton’s autonomous-tech partner. Although overshadowed by Waymo, Aurora is a first-tier player headed by Chris Urmson, from autonomous hotbed Carnegie Mellon, who became Chief Technology Officer of Alphabet’s self-driving program; Sterling Anderson, MIT robotics Ph.D. who led the team that created Tesla’s Autopilot;
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The government’s clean air strategy, which was published on Monday, describes reducing pollution from nitrogen oxides (NOx) as its most immediate challenge. NOx emissions come mainly from diesel vehicles. Much of the strategy on road transport had been announced previously, including the pledge from July to stop all sales of new conventional petrol or diesel
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One of the most affordable points of entry to the luxury car world, the 2019 Audi A3 is a high-quality, well-equipped alternative to other diminutive premium sedans. Thanks to impressive standard and optional features and a great safety record, the A3 scores 6.7 out of 10 overall. (Read more about how we rate cars.) Due
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Illustrating its commitment to SUVs and crossovers at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford on Monday took the wraps off of two more versions of its 2020 Explorer: the thriftier Explorer hybrid and the sportier Explorer ST. The eco-friendly and performance-oriented Explorers will act like bookends for the mainstream lineup unveiled
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Ford and Volkswagen have agreed to co-operate on the development of vans and pickup trucks in a bid to reduce costs. The two companies said they would also look into co-operating on developing electric and self-driving cars. Sales from the partnership will begin in 2022 and will boost profits from 2023, the carmakers predict. “Over
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Today, Kia officially revealed the production version of its latest three-row crossover, the Telluride. The design wasn’t much of a surprise, though, because a modified Telluride already made a surprise appearance at New York Fashion Week before showing up at SEMA. The crossovers we saw previously were all modified with off-road accessories—parts that had little
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With the 2020 Telluride, Kia dealers now have a full-size, three-row crossover SUV capable of hauling a family of eight while tugging a 5,000-pound trailer. The 2020 Kia Telluride that debuted at the 2019 Detroit auto show is a close relative to the Hyundai Palisade unveiled last fall. The Telluride fills a gap in Kia’s
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Even though it will be the first electric vehicle for Cadillac, it is just the start of an expanding portfolio. “We’re the leading brand for GM for electrification,” Carlisle said, and the brand will be the pinnacle of mobility for the automaker. The luxury brand has customers with the means and wherewithal to try new
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Coming soon to a suburban garage near you: the 2020 Cadillac XT6 three-row crossover. The family hauler is Cadillac’s answer between the smaller, two-row XT5, and its perennial luxury SUV best-seller Escalade. The XT6 is a natural fit for Cadillac and parent-company General Motors. The XT6 shares its basic running gear and its engine with
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Thanks to our international network of spy photographers, we’ve published so many shots of Chevrolet mid-engine Corvette prototypes, it’s not even worth linking to them all. These are the most recent, but our favorites are still the ones from the mid-engine Corvette’s trip through a McDonald’s drive-through. But despite having seen so many prototypes that we
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Honda UK has said it will shut down its Swindon factory for six days in April as part of its preparations for any disruption caused post-Brexit. The Japanese-owned car giant said the move was to ensure it could adjust to “all possible outcomes caused by logistics and border issues”. The firm said it would help
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Media playback is unsupported on your device Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has confirmed it is cutting 4,500 jobs, with the substantial majority coming from its 40,000 strong UK workforce. Most will be in office roles as the company wants to simplify its management structure. The cuts come on top of last year’s 1,500 job losses.
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From its lofty perch at the top of its lineup, the 2019 Lexus LS sedan can see the future coming. The world of leather-lined four-doors snaking their way up driveways of the well-heeled is coming to an end, with crossover SUVs ready to take over. Even Lexus has a new flagship crossover SUV on the
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Ford chose to show off the 2020 Explorer this week, and the big news is that its three-row crossover has gone rear-wheel drive again. Ford says it plans to offer both an ST version and a hybrid, but the base model will get a 2.3-liter turbo-four and a 10-speed automatic transmission. And if 300 hp and 310 lb-ft of
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Prosecutors in Japan have indicted former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn with two fresh charges involving financial crimes. Mr Ghosn, who has been detained since November, was charged with aggravated breach of trust and understating his income. He had already been indicted on a separate charge of underreporting his pay over five years. Mr Ghosn, whose
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In the case of the Blazer, GM started work years ago on a midsize crossover to slot between the Equinox and Traverse. Two years ago, when development was well under way, they decided to attach the Blazer name to it. Purists have screamed blasphemy since the new Blazer is not body-on-frame or even the right
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Outside China, few drivers have heard of brands such asHit BYD or Beijing Automobile Works. But they’re two of the largest players in the world’s biggest market for electric cars. For a decade, the Chinese government has coaxed buyers and manufacturers into the electric vehicle market through subsidies and other incentives. The numbers suggest the
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No two 2019 BMW 4-Series need to be the same. That’s because on top of three body styles and four powertrains, the coupe, convertible, or hatchback is available in myriad configurations with amenities and features that ensure no two cars should leave the factory with identical features. Base coupes are equipped with synthetic leather upholstery,
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A couple of months ago I wrote a wildly optimistic piece about how we’ve all probably bought our last cars. It drew on analysis that suggests that the convergence of electric cars and Uber-style ride hailing networks, together with autonomous driving technology, could completely reshape the car market. These new “robo-taxis” would be so cheap
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The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus comes into its own at the upper reaches of its trim walk. The two lesser trims lack for little, but the Black Label offers beautifully themed interiors—for well over $50,000, of course. We give the 2019 Nautilus an 8 for features. (Read more about how we rate cars.) Lincoln sells the
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