Category Archives: auto news

Porsche Shows Taycan 4S, Macan Turbo, 99X Electric at Los Angeles

The new Taycan 4S, is now the starting point of a range that previously contained Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S. Continue reading

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Audi Debuts 2020 e-tron Sportback, all-new RS, S models at Los Angeles Auto Show

Consumers will also be able to see the all-new 2020 RS models including the Audi RS 6 Avant, RS 7 and highlighted by the global debut of the high-performance SUV, the Audi RS Q8. Continue reading

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All-Electric Ford Mach-E ‘SUV’ Debuts in 2020

Depending on your point of view, it’s either the corruption of the Mustang brand name or a creative use of it. Continue reading

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Volkswagen Group Debuts Investment Plan for 2020-2024

The Group plans to spend nearly €60 billion on hybridization, electric mobility and digitalization in the next five years. Continue reading

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UAW-Ford Agreement Closes Engine Plant, Protects 8500 Jobs

The International Executive Board recently put Gamble in charge to address the egregious misconduct that was revealed by FBI criminal investigations of Gary Jones, in the fraudulent diversion of funds from FCA Fiat that were supposed to support UAW worker training. Continue reading

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New Ford Thanksgiving Parade Float Debuts

The float will also display the company’s cars, trucks and SUVs, and look ahead to a world with electric and autonomous vehicles and innovative mobility items such as scooters and package delivery robots. Continue reading

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First ‘Renault City’ opens in France

Visitors can conduct test-drives accompanied by an ambassador and order the vehicle of their choice on-site with the help of a commercial advisor. Continue reading

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McLaren Wants Tailors and Dressmakers to Build Cars

As all automakers argue, composite materials, together with future powertrain technology, will save vehicle weight, boost performance and provide more energy-efficient vehicles. McLaren has been a pioneer with ultra-lightweight, ultra-strong carbon fiber material for decades and builds every car with a carbon fiber chassis, or ‘tub’, at its core. Continue reading

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Capital Punishment Day for Auto Workers at Daimler

Personnel costs will drop by the  end of 2022 as Mercedes-Benz Cars plans to save more than €1 billion in personnel costs. Jobs will be cut in both management and “indirect areas.” Continue reading

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Volkswagen Breaks Ground on Expanded US EV Production

Volkswagen began EV production earlier this month in Zwickau, Germany, and will then roll out assembly worldwide, including in Anting and Foshan, in China, in 2020 and in the German cities of Emden and Hanover by 2022. The Chattanooga site will be VW’s North-American hub for EV manufacturing. Continue reading

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Hyundai Motor Group Refines Active Noise Control

Cabin quietness becomes more important as internal combustion vehicles are phased out. Continue reading

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FCA-PSA Merger – Surviving Platforms and Powertrains

The new consolidated company can be broken down into three basic engine categories: North America, Gasoline and Diesel. Continue reading

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New Executives For Safety, AV, Strategy, and Ford Credit

Ford Motor Company has made public the retirement of two longtime executives, new assignments for two corporate officers, and promotions to senior positions for three people at the company. Continue reading

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FCA + PSA = Massive Job Losses

For enthusiasts as well a workers there are other threats. How about a spin-off FCA’s expensive low-return Alfa Romeo/Maserati operations? Simple math here: It would provide funds for the new FCA-PSA group while improving its utilization rate. Continue reading

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Lithium Mustang Hypocrisy Project at SEMA

The fact remains that electrification can be a boon to performance enthusiasts as witnessed by a so-called Phi-Power dual-core electric motor and dual power inverters – fueled by an 800-volt Webasto battery system that can discharge a mega-watt of electrical energy. At 800 volts, that’s twice the voltage of most electric cars on the road today. Continue reading

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