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Cadillac’s three-row hauler not called “Escalade” returns this year for family shoppers. The 2021 Cadillac XT6 adds a turbo-4 engine on lower trims for a lower entry price and wireless smartphone compatibility. We rate it at 7.0 overall, which is buoyed by good safety scores and good room inside. Three-row competitors are all elbows these
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Editor’s note: This story is part of the annual Automotive News “Future Product Pipeline” series. Audi’s expansion of its battery-electric lineup will begin next year and will continue for at least the next four years as the German luxury brand adds battery-powered, all-wheel-drive sport sedans, crossovers and perhaps even supercars. Over that period, however, Audi
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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration plans to reimpose tariffs on some Canadian aluminum imports, hitting a crucial trade partner just weeks after the president’s landmark North American trade agreement went into effect. Canada threatened retaliation. President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he’s removing Canada’s exemption from 10 percent tariffs, effective Aug. 16. The decision comes
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German new-car sales in July fell 5.4 percent, which was the best result for Europe’s largest vehicle market this year. Registrations for the month were 314,938, the KBA motor vehicle authority said. The slowdown in the market’s freefall — which peaked in April with a 61 percent drop and eased to a decline of 32
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The 2021 Hyundai Kona would like your attention, please. Now. It’s a small crossover SUV with economy-car roots, but the 2021 Kona has fancy hardware, from all-wheel drive to a dual-clutch transmission to an all-electric companion—and it’s all wrapped in a shape that demands you notice it.  Sold in SE, SEL, Ultimate, and Limited versions—and
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Japan’s big three automakers are dropping models and refreshing their lineups as the marketplace shifts to more crossovers and greater electrification looms. Among the disappearing models: Honda’s Fit and Civic coupe, the Toyota Yaris and possibly Nissan’s once segment-leading Versa. But a new generation of products is in the wings. Nissan will introduce its second
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DETROIT — Cadillac’s first fully electric vehicle will have more than 300 miles of range, an augmented-reality head-up display and a new face for the brand that incorporates its “black crystal” grille into choreographed lighting sequences when the driver approaches. But the Lyriq, unveiled Thursday as a concept that Cadillac executives describe as at least
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Penske Automotive Group Inc. confirmed a longtime top marketing executive resigned last week, and the public dealership group has promoted a nine-year company veteran to fill the position. Terri Mulcahey, Penske’s executive vice president of marketing and business development, resigned for personal reasons effective July 31, Penske spokesman Anthony Pordon said. The second-largest U.S. new-vehicle
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By Simon Alvarez Posted on August 6, 2020 Tesla Megapack batteries are about to make a notable and symbolic impact in Canada’s fossil fuel province, with Calgary-based TransAlta Corp. expected to flip the switch on Alberta’s first utility-scale battery storage installation. Known as the WindCharger project, the initiative involves using Tesla Megapack batteries to store
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The electric vehicle industry has quietly hit one of its biggest milestones to date, as the number of public charging plugs around the world ticks above the 1 million mark.  The threshold was crossed sometime in May, having doubled in just three years, according to the recent tally by BloombergNEF.  Most of the new infrastructure
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The output is staggering. The 6.6-liter turbodiesel V-8 with the Allison 10-speed automatic transmission makes 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque at just 1,600 rpm. Unladen, the HD diesel hauls something other than cargo. It’s surprisingly quick in a straight line, moving much more like a light duty than a heavy duty. When equipped
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The desire for faster charging times and better driving performance and an increase in automated driving features in electric vehicles are creating the need for more power. Delivering the juice inside an EV requires higher voltages — and multivoltage vehicle architectures. “As EVs become more mainstream, you’re going to have more than one voltage layer
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Audi has cut the entry price of its first battery-electric crossover, the e-tron, by $8,800 for the 2021 model year as the Germany luxury brand begins expanding its EV lineup while facing criticism that the e-tron’s range is significantly less than rival Tesla. Audi said it would lower the price of the e-tron compact crossover
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VW,s I.D.3 is the start of the Volkswagen Group pure electric offensive, with the underpinning set to spawn a variety of models from within the group.  Most recently used in the SEAT El-Born, shown as a potential electric hot hatch. First announced in May 2019 and reserved by over 30,000 pre-bookers across Europe, the ID.3
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Continental reported a second-quarter operating loss of 829 million euros ($980 million) as global vehicle production fell by 45 percent. The supplier said it could not give a detailed 2020 guidance because of the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Continental said Wednesday that revenue, adjusted operating profit and free cash flow are expected to significantly
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