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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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Privateers – Toyota Gazoo Racing to Sell GR Supra GT4 in 2020

The GT4 category is popular with private race teams around the world due to its low cost and ease of entry. GT4 cars are eligible to participate in a variety of races across the globe, including the Super Taikyu Series in Japan, the GT4 European Series and the VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring in Europe, and the Michelin Pilot Challenge Series in the U.S. Continue reading

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Lotus at Goodwood Confirms Type 130 Named EVIJA

Lotus at the Goodwood Festival of Speed revealed the name of its new all-electric mega-bucks car, calling on fans to visit its stand for a glimpse of EVIJA. Due to start production in 2020, the world’s first – maybe, how about Chinese? – British EV hypercar will be the first major Lotus model launch under the ownership of Geely. Continue reading

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Driving 2020 Explorer: Big Size and Complexity, Bigger Price

The 2020 Explorer is a credible SUV offering surrounded by other strong offerings. Pricing and marketing are the potential issues. Then there’s the test drive problem – fewer and fewer prospective buyer’s actual drive a prospective new vehicle und the conditions they will use it. Some don’t test drive at all, preferring web-page touring to tire turning. Continue reading

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GM to Invest $24m Expanding Full-Size Truck Production

Combined sales of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 crew cab pickups, which launched in the second half of 2018, were up a claimed 20% in Q1 of 2019 versus a year ago. However, total sales of Silverado and Sierra were off 15%. Continue reading

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Ferrari SF90 Stradale – a New Production +$500,000 Supercar

The SF90 is immoderate on every level because it delivers unprecedented performance for a production car. Figures such as 1000 horsepower with three electric motors helping and 390 kg of downforce at 250 km/h not only put the SF90 Stradale at the top of its segment, but also means that a V8 is the top-of-the-range model for the first time in the marque’s history. It can travel up to 15.5 miles (25 km) in zero-emissions electric power only – making legal in cities that ban use of conventional gasoline engines.  Continue reading

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Department of Self Interest: American Millennials Love Sedans

According to a survey, respondents who don’t currently own a sedan,would consider buying one (78%), and younger respondents reported an even higher like for the body style. Nissan recently unveiled its latest sedan, the all-new Versa, which is new inside and with technology not generally seen in the sub-compact class. It’s a large investment in what is a fading segment. Continue reading

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European Reservations Open for Electric Honda e

Honda claims the official naming and the opening of the reservation process is the next step in the Honda e journey and the path to 100% electrification of Honda’s model range in Europe by 2025. Continue reading

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