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Xpeng Now Delivering P7 Intelligent EV Sports Sedan

The P7 claims cutting-edge autonomous vehicle and electric vehicle technology. On paper it’s formidable. P7 arrives as the Trump Administration is being outflanked in a trade war that Trump started and is losing. Continue reading

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New Fiat 500 Debuts at the Quirinale and Palazzo Chigi

The New 500 BEV was created, designed and engineered in Turin. “Just another shining example of the creativity and innovation of which the company and the city – where Fiat was founded over 120 years ago – are proud,” FCA said.
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First Look: 2021 Ford F-150 Pickup

The launch will be closely watched by industry observers – the number of build combinations seems needlessly large, and Ford needs to prove it can launch the best selling pickup in the US without the problems it experienced on the Explorer.
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EV Ford Mustang Has Optional Intelligent Range

The vehicle battery system reports how much energy is available, while the powertrain module tracks how much energy is being used. Warmer or colder weather can impact range, so Intelligent Range takes that into consideration, too, updating estimated range along the way. Continue reading

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Xpeng Gets Production License for Zhaoqing Factory

“The Zhaoqing manufacturing plant is an essential component of our vision to build a smart mobility ecosystem, from in-house R&D to smart manufacturing to customer services. Obtaining the production approval for the plant will hasten our progress in producing and delivering best-in-class products and services for our customers,” said He Xiaopeng, Chairman and CEO of Xpeng Motors, which also built the plant. Continue reading

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2020 Nissan Frontier – Hinting at a Next Gen Version

However, the $20,000 pickup is no more. Along with the Chevrolet Colorado and the Ford Ranger, the price of entry is now at least $28,000 ranging up to, gulp, $38,000. Continue reading

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First Virtual Look – 2021 Toyota Venza Two-Row Crossover

All Venza’s will be hybrids – supporting Toyota’s stated goal of selling 25% of its product line as hybrids by 2025 – and all will be AWD. More pertinent to buyers, the 219 horsepower, 5-seat Venza is projected to have an EPA combined mileage of 40 mpg (LE trim and Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive) when it goes on sale this summer. Pricing is not released yet and could be critical to Venza’s success in the salesroom or as is likely online as the U.S. is far, far behind in social distancing and a national response. It does however lead the world in Covid plague deaths. Continue reading

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Toyota Yaris Cross Makes Virtual World Debut

Cross follows last year’s debut of the all-new Yaris, unveiled in October 2019 as the next-generation compact car, which – it was claimed – brought enhanced driving pleasure, the world’s highest level of fuel efficiency for its class thanks to its use of Toyota’s latest hybrid system, as well as advanced safety and security technologies. Continue reading

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Jeep Renegade and Compass 4xe Ready for Euro Orders

Marketing has been shifted during the COVID-19 pandemic as is made clear by FCA’s challenges of introducing new Jeep Renegade and Compass models in Europe. Continue reading

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First Look: 2021 Elantra and Elantra Hybrid

The 2021 Elantra has hybrid electric vehicle technology, and segment-first wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Production of the 2021 Elantra starts in the fall in Ulsan, Korea as the Avante, and at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, and sales begin in the fourth quarter. Continue reading

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First Look: Freshened Mercedes-Benz E-Class

The tenth generation of the E-Class debuted in 2016 with what were then impressive innovations in the driving assistance systems. It carried on the sales tradition: to date, more than 1.2 million customers around the world have bought a current-generation E-Class Saloon or E-Class Estate. One out of every two E-Class Saloons sold worldwide in 2019 was delivered as a long-wheelbase version in China. Continue reading

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Limited Edition of 500 Giulia GTA Sedans Appear in June

Perhaps more significant is the Giulia GTAm, a100% “street legal” version of the GTA, with two racing seats, roll bar and 6-point safety belts. On GTAm, the aerodynamic front piece has been optimized to an “extreme level, by adding a larger front splitter and a real carbon rear wing, which ensure a perfectly balanced load at high speeds.” Continue reading

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Prince of Wales at Aston Martin Lagonda St Athan

St Athan is the home of Aston Martin’s first SUV, the DBX. Upon the commencement of full production at St Athan in the second quarter of 2020, the company will have created up to 600 new highly-skilled jobs, rising to 750 – if the looming Brexit disaster is cleaned up. Continue reading

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Politics of Racing – Aston Martin Balks at Valkyrie Program

This means the oft-hyped Valkyrie Hypercar will not make its WEC debut at Silverstone in August 2020 or compete in the 2021 24 Hours of Le Mans. Continue reading

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Aston Martin Valkyrie: Formula One Drivers Get First Laps

Each verification prototype – there will be eight built – is exposed to a variety of tests to develop and validate specific attributes that contribute to achieving the performance of what Aston boasts will be the world’s fastest ever road-going hypercar, with a price to match. Continue reading

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