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The 2021 NADA Show must go on — but it may be time to declare it virtual only. As the coronavirus continues to spread, National Automobile Dealers Association leaders are weighing whether they can safely gather Jan. 21-24 in New Orleans. It isn’t looking good. In recent weeks, more in-person industry events have been canceled
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The 2021 Mercedes-Benz E 450 4Matic Cabriolet isn’t scheduled to arrive in America until later this year, but it already looks like a future classic. Sources in Stuttgart have confirmed what Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Nicholas Speeks told American dealers in June: The convertible E-Class will be axed in the next three or four years—along with
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When thinking about certain modern classics, nostalgia tends to hit like a train. And it’s even worse whenever you’re out driving, because it seems like there’s a BMW 3-Series E46 around every corner, and practically every petrolhead loves an M3 from that very same generation. Depending on the model, miles and overall condition, the best
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TOKYO — Japan and Britain agreed to lift auto tariffs for a post-Brexit trade agreement in 2026 despite Japan’s push to lift the tariffs earlier, according to a report in the Nikkei Asian Review. Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi is currently in negotiations with British Trade Minister Liz Truss in London. Truss said in a
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Audi last week apologized for a social media ad that some critics called too provocative and others said showed a young girl in danger. The ad showed the girl leaning against the grille of an RS4 station wagon. The caption: “Lets your heart beat faster — in every aspect.” After complaints poured in, Audi removed
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The 2021 Hyundai Sonata banks on fewer rivals competing for buyers of mid-size sedans. The way it’s chosen to surface in the still-congested group: dramatic flair, along with lots of features and value. With the Sonata, Hyundai’s shaped a silhouette with luxury overtones, crafted a cabin with the same, and stocked it all with some
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Erik Nachbahr says the conversation around dealership data has evolved since retailers started using customer relationship management systems about 15 years ago. At the time, dealers “kind of were in a bubble,” said Nachbahr, president of Helion Technologies, a dealership information technology consultant. “They just weren’t used to data and how valuable it is.” Today,
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LOS ANGELES — Hyundai Motor Co. is launching a global battery-electric brand using the Ioniq name from its current hybrid and EV hatchbacks. It plans to release three electric vehicles from the new brand in the next four years, starting in early 2021 with a midsize crossover. Hyundai Motor Group, which includes Kia and Genesis,
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Editor’s note: This story is part of the annual Automotive News “Future Product Pipeline” series. BMW plans to keep its foot on the product-development accelerator over the next few years as the performance automaker looks to maintain its sales lead over rival Mercedes-Benz. BMW is launching 12 products this year, including a new 2 Series
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Robert Bosch is combining its automotive software and electronics activities into a new division, in an effort to reduce complexity and speed up development. The division, cross-domain computing solutions, draws employees from the supplier’s multimedia, powertrain solutions, chassis systems control and automotive electronics divisions. Harald Kroeger, the Bosch management board member who responsible for the
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Hyundai offers the 2021 six different ways, but smart buyers will stay tuned to the middle versions. Based on those models, we give the Tucson a 9 for features, with points for its value, warranty, infotainment, and standard features. The $24,840 Tucson SE offers the lower-output engine, cloth upholstery, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with
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South Korea’s SK Innovation had a challenging first half of the year with decreasing revenues and high net losses. The company is mostly focused on its Refining, Potrochem and Lubricants divisions, which are responsible for more than 90% of revenues: sales: 7,199.6 billion KRW ($6.05 billion), down 45% year-over-year operating profits: -439.7 billion KRW ($370 million)
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