Category Archives: new vehicle

Subaru Debuts Gen 6 Outback at New York Auto Show

With an optional tablet-style 11.6-inch
Starlink Multimedia system with integrated center information display,
DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation and new XT models with 260 horsepower, the
2020 Outback has more technology, safety and performance than before.
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Cadillac CT5 Debuts at New York International Auto Show

The all-new compact sedan is the latest attempt – after spending billions of dollars on decent product – to resuscitate the brand’s once award-winning glory days in segments it once dominated as well as segments undreamed of in Detroit during the Ike and Mamie good years and the swinging sixties. Continue reading

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New 2020 Mustang High Performance 330-hp Four Banger

This appears to be – subject to Dodge and Chevrolet responses – the most powerful four-cylinder sports car offered by an American automaker. This comes from an, ahem, EcoBoost engine via Ford Performance and upgraded handling components from the Mustang GT Performance Package. Continue reading

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New 2020 Jeep Gladiator Begins Shipping to U.S. Dealers

Revealed in November 2018, the Gladiator Sport starts at $33,545 and ranges to $43,545 for the Rubicon and that’s before all the Mopar goodies available are added on. Continue reading

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How Many Doors does a Coupe Have?

“The (fill in the blank) includes all the technical highlights of the current Cayenne, but has an even more dynamic design and new technical details that position it as more progressive, athletic, and emotional,” claims Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG and a man with a mechanical engineering degree from Braunschweig University who has worked in enough body shops to know better. (eins, zwei, drei, vier, funf)    Continue reading

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Gen 12 Corolla Rolls Off the Line at Toyota Mississippi

More than 2,000 people come together each day in Blue Springs to build the world’s most popular compact sedan – 46 million vehicles sold globally since its introduction in 1966 – for customers across the Americas and the Caribbean. Continue reading

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Grabber Lime 2020 Ford Mustang

“It’s lime green on steroids,” said Barb Whalen, Ford color and materials manager. “This color traces back to a Mustang heritage color while bringing it forward with more modern, dynamic pigments and bold new energy.” Continue reading

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Mercedes-AMG GT 53/63 Starts at +$100,000. Tops +$160,000

EQ Boost on the 53 model uses stored electric power from a 48-volt battery through an
Integrated-Starter-Generator, a powerful electric motor that combines the functions of a starter and an alternator. This  assists the
internal combustion engine with up to an additional 21 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft.
of torque at low engine speeds. The Electric Auxiliary Compressor, exclusive to
AMG 53 models, assists in spooling the engine’s exhaust-gas-driven turbocharger
quickly at low-to-mid speeds, and it is capable of reaching 70,000 rpm in less
than a third of a second. Continue reading

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Mitsubishi, Nissan Launch New Kei Cars as Alliance Grows

Production of the all-new Mitsubishi eK wagon, Mitsubishi eK X, Nissan Dayz, and Nissan Dayz Highway Star, began today at Mitsubishi’s Mizushima Plant in Kurashiki, Japan. For the first time, the models will be offered with semi-autonomous driving technology, designed for single-lane use on highways. The models will go on sale in Japan later this month. Continue reading

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Supercomputers, 3D Printing Used for Mustang Shelby GT500

“We created and studied designs among the engineering teams and proved out different strategies long before we built our first prototype cars,” said Matt Titus, Ford Performance vehicle engineer. “Not only did this improve the effectiveness of the designs, it  reduced the time it took to develop the GT500 – and the costs associated with that.” Continue reading

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Battery Electric Vehicles – Future or Folly?

Our friends at Consultancy LMC Automotive ask: “What’s next for the automotive industry? A broad question, but the most common answer is likely to be electrification.” Continue reading

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JAXA and Toyota Agree on Future Mobility – A Lunar Rover

Mobility is necessary for human exploration activities on the lunar surface. Even with the limited amount of energy that can be transported to the moon, the pressurized rover would have a total lunar-surface cruising range of more than 10,000 km. Continue reading

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Start of production of new BMW Flagship  – 7 Series Sedan

A so-called “digital launch” was a different challenge for the production start: It means production of a new BMW is ramped up to the full daily volume from one day to the next. In essence there is no formal Job One. BMW says to confirm high quality standards are fulfilled from the very first vehicle, complex components underwent virtual testing for fit accuracy prior to the start of production. Continue reading

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Porsche Claims 20,000 Potential Taycan Buyers

The number is 20,000 who have already registered to join a list of prospective buyers – and registration requires a down payment of €2,500 in Europe. (AutoInformed.com: Watt? Pure EV Porsche Crossover Ready for Serial Production Taycan Jobs at Porsche Exceeds 30,000) Continue reading

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2020 Aston Martin DBX Tested in Sweden

Pirelli’s R&D Sottozero Centre at the Flurheden Proving Ground provides extreme environments, from snowy roads to ice handling courses, allowing Aston Martin’s vehicle dynamics specialists to calibrate the DBX. Continue reading

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