Month: February 2020

On this episode of Roadkill, HOT ROD’s David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan join Fred Williams and Rick Péwé of Peterson’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine to compete in the infamous Cheap Truck Challenge. Riding into battle with a modded 1979 Bronco, they face-off against a rock-ready 1980 Toyota Pickup and a beastly 1987 Chevy Suburban in
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The Ford Bronco is a fan favorite for restoration in the US and now there’s an all-electric steel version of it going for sale starting at $185,000. Last year, Hawthorne, California-based Zero Labs Automotive unveiled an electric classic Ford Bronco with a carbon-fiber body. Now they are launching a cheaper version of their electric classic
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FRANKFURT — Deutsche Post will stop producing its StreetScooter electric delivery vehicle, bringing to an end a much-hyped venture that was once seen as a possible disrupter to conventional van makers such as Volkswagen and Daimler. The company had suffered “years of losses” from developing and producing the vehicle, Chief Financial Officer Melanie Kreis said
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Far be it from us to tell you how to waste your money, but why would any rational being pass by the Mazda MX-5 Miata on their quest for the best convertible money can buy? Yes, there are more expensive topless whips. Some of them have three times…Read More»
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Auto parts maker Tenneco Inc. shuffled its board Friday in a move that could provoke a fight with former Icahn Enterprises executive Dan Ninivaggi, who in January demanded the board make more-sweeping changes or risk a proxy battle. Dennis Letham, a 12-year veteran board member, will become lead director effective April 1 in a move
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SAN FRANCISCO — Spin, the scooter-sharing service owned by Ford Motor, is expanding to new markets outside of the U.S. The company will launch its first international fleet of electric scooters in Cologne, Germany, as soon as the spring, according to a statement. It will start with several hundred scooters and plans to increase the
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Unless you drive a rotary-powered Mazda, the characteristics of your gasoline or diesel engine are largely defined by its bore (the width or diameter of the cylinders) and stroke (the distance the piston travels within the cylinder). But if you want to make more power, is it better to increase bore or stroke? Jason Fenske
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Sure, you could order a 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar in beige with a tan interior and no options and call it a day, but you probably won’t. The automaker’s long list of optional extras extends well beyond convenience features to help well-heeled buyers make a 2020 Velar that feels as special as its
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said its Windsor Assembly Plant in Ontario is returning to a two-shift operation in June, a move that will result in approximately 1,500 layoffs at the longtime minivan factory. The company informed Unifor, which represents hourly workers at the plant, of the decision Thursday. The plant, which had been operating on three
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ truck- and crossover-heavy lineup has aligned nicely with market demand. But the automaker isn’t giving up on cars, said Reid Bigland, FCA’s head of U.S. sales. Although car sales have struggled as consumers shift to crossovers, FCA has found a safe haven for the Dodge Charger and Challenger in the muscle-car space.
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You don’t need to spend a lot of money to get a car with a nice interior, the latest technologies, and solid performance. We already wrote about the cheapest new SUVs you can buy, and now we’re taking a look at the lowest-priced sedans on the market. Keep reading to learn about the cheapest new
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Despite Volkswagen‘s harried push toward electrification, the automaker is letting one key sleeping dog in its stable lie: The iconic Golf GTI. The all-new MkVIII GTI hot hatchback arrives for 2021 with its tried-and-true turbocharged four-cylinder engine, standard manual transmission, and available tartan plaid seats in place. The closest VW gets to electrifying the GTI
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What makes the Telluride such a powerhouse? Everything. When you’re doing battle in one of the most contested automotive segments, you can’t be a one-trick pony. From its exterior styling to its interior fit and finish to its driving dynamics, the Telluride has positioned itself as a leader. Even before the arrival of our long-term
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LONDON — Aston Martin’s chief finance officer, Mark Wilson, will leave the company following a tumultuous 2019 in which the automaker’s losses ballooned after sales dropped and it drafted in a new investor to help turn around the company. Aston Martin posted a 104.3 million-pound ($136 million) pretax loss in 2019 after a 7 percent
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