Month: January 2022

What kind of car is the 2022 Land Rover Defender? What does it compare to? The 2022 Land Rover Defender is an off-road-oriented SUV that attacks its mission with a unibody design and more luxury than rivals such as the Ford Bronco, Jeep Wrangler, and Toyota 4Runner.  Is the 2022 Land Rover Defender a good
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The automotive market is reaching a turning point. Electric vehicles are very much the future and Korea’s Kia is making a switch too, one that they’ve been working on for years. It’s actually producing its third-generation electric motor and placing it at the heart of the all-new and all-electric EV6. We liked this car’s corporate
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Instead of running a Super Bowl commercial this year, Hyundai is getting into a fictional version of the game with the help of an imaginary ad crew. The automaker’s upcoming Ioniq 5 was featured in the ABC sitcom “black-ish” this month, with star Anthony Anderson, who plays an ad executive named Andre Johnson, working on
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Cox Automotive, a unit of privately held Cox Enterprises, has launched a new Mobility division to provide commercial services to vehicle manufacturers, dealers and fleet operators, the company said on Monday. Cox Automotive Mobility will offer data, insights and technical expertise in four areas — fleet services, fleet operations, EV battery solutions and emerging ventures.
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MILAN — Stellantis said its unit FCA Italy and other Italian subsidiaries had repaid a 6.3 billion euro ($7 billion) loan to Italy’s top lender Intesa Sanpaolo. The loan was “instrumental” in the restart of industrial production after the COVID-19 outbreak and provided continuity for key investment projects, the company said in a statement on
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3:14 PM ET Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — What a year for Helio Castroneves, the ageless Spider-Man of motorsports. Castroneves climbed the fence for the third time in a calendar year Sunday after earning another crown jewel victory, this time a second consecutive win in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The Brazilian closed out
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Both on the ground and in the air, autonomous taxis remain an enticing prospect for financial investment. Two autonomous-vehicle companies revealed substantial funding last week, with Toyota-backed May Mobility raising $83 million in a series C round that keeps the startup on pace to begin “driver-out” operations in 2023. It will take a little longer
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10:24 AM ET Some minor adjustments will be made to the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix’s Jeddah street circuit to improve driver visibility around corners, organisers said on Thursday. “Firstly, there are going to be one or two slight changes to the track,” Saudi Motorsport Company Chief Executive Martin Whitaker said in a statement. “These tweaks
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Lamborghini Philadelphia is putting the “I” into in its “F&I” to make sure customers get what they want. About a year ago the Devon, Pa., dealership began offering auto and homeowners insurance policies to its white-shoe clientele. The move is generating additional revenue for the dealership and fostering goodwill from customers. When selling a new
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This week on Electrek’s new Wheel-E podcast, we discuss the most popular news stories from the world of electric bikes and other nontraditional electric vehicles. This week that includes high-speed electric bikes from VanMoof, e-bike copies from Fiido, partnerships between Yamaha/Gogoro, Swedish electric motorcycles coming to the US and lots more… The new Wheel-E podcast
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Ford’s Bronco Raptor finally arrived this week, and it’s even wilder than we had imagined. The high-performance off-roader combines a 400-plus-hp twin-turbo V-6 with the suspension of the bigger F-150 Raptor, enabling it to handle speeds of over 100 mph on essentially any terrain. 2023 Toyota Sequoia A redesigned Toyota Sequoia sharing a platform with
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With a point gained for its muck-running talent, and one lost to its imprecise road feel, the Wrangler chalks up a 5 for performance, based on the most common versions with the standard engine and an automatic transmission. How fast is the Jeep Wrangler? The Wrangler’s most common powertrain combines a 285-hp 3.6-liter V-6 with
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RUTHERFORD, Calif. — Gasoline-powered vehicles are banned inside Inglenook Winery’s vast Infinity Caves, which can be good for the quality of its most popular varietals but problematic for workers trying to move heavy equipment, like the massive stainless-steel fermenting tanks. Among the estate’s 235 acres of grapevines, employees often lug cumbersome generators to keep saws
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