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First Electric Lexus Ever Debuts in China Today

Designed to meet the regulations of China and Europe, the world premier was a reminder – as if automakers need another one – that regulators and emerging green customers have a large say in their designs. Continue reading

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2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible Global Debut in Los Angeles

Making a virtue of mechanical necessity, the trunk that is vertically enlarged, and the spoiler broadened to emphasize the low, wide stance of the car. The center brake light is now integrated into the trunk lid, unlike the coupe where it rests higher on the top of the rear windshield. Continue reading

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Porsche 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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Bentley Bentayga Hybrid Has 24-Mile Electric Range

A high voltage battery is capable of recharging in a leisurely “the servants have nothing else to do anyway” 2.5 hours. Continue reading

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Porsche Opens Zuffenhausen Factory for All-Electric Taycan

German automakers whose entire reputations – especially in expensive segments – are built on technology and they are struggling to catch up with Toyota on hybrids and have few EV entries thus far. Add in the emerging threats of Apple and Google in the auto business and the Dieselgate fiasco and there’s a case to be made that the Germans are playing defense. Continue reading

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2020 Corvette Stingray Starts Production Late This Year

The popular Z51 Performance Package price remains unchanged at $5,000 and on any trim of Corvette. The package propels the new mid-engine Stingray from 0-60 mph in fewer than 3 seconds, nearly a second faster than the 2019 Corvette Stingray. Paired with the 1LT trim, that level of performance can be had for less than $65,000. Continue reading

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C8 Sneak Peak – Corvette Roadster Debuts this Fall

But what’s in the Roadster? How about a supercharged version of the LT2? Maybe a hybrid version? Stay tuned there will be more powertrain offerings going forward as global standards to fight CO2 tighten. Continue reading

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Chevrolet 2020 Silverado Diesel – EPA 33 MPG Estimated

With an SAE-certified 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, the Silverado 3-liter Duramax with four-wheel drive can tow up to 9,300 pounds and a max payload of 1,870 pounds. The first deliveries of the Duramax turbo-diesel are expected to begin in the fall. Continue reading

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BMW X5 and X3 Hybrids to Start Production in Spartanburg

During 2015 – 2018, Spartanburg produced the X5 xDrive40e, the first plug-in hybrid production car from the BMW brand.  All totaled, the plant’s battery assembly team assembled more than 45,000 batteries during this four-year period. Continue reading

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China: Jiangsu Saleen Automotive Technology Sportscars

To meet projected growth in sales of performance vehicles in China, Saleen announced a business partnership with Jiangsu Saleen Automotive Technology, Co. (JSAT) that will help Saleen expand its footprint into growing global markets with an emphasis on China. Continue reading

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Revealed

The Stingray’s gasoline engine is Chevy’s next-generation 6.2L Small Block V8 LT2 engine, producing up to 495 horsepower (369 kW) and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque — the most horsepower and torque for any entry Corvette. There will be more powertrain offerings going forward as global standards to fight CO2 tighten. Continue reading

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Mid-Engine Chevrolet Corvette Debut to be Livestreamed

The livestream opens at 7:30 p.m. PDT/10:30 p.m. EDT on 18 July. Continue reading

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Toyota Shifts Plans at Its Mazda JV Plant in Alabama to SUVS

Japanese Goliath Toyota – the new plant will be Toyota’s 11th manufacturing facility in the U.S. – and tiny Mazda, which no longer builds here after the messy Ford Motor divorce,  claimed this is of mutual benefit by using the resources of both companies and complementing each other’s products and technologies toward the goal of making more appealing cars. Continue reading

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