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Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV tries to balance power and efficiency with mild-hybrid V8

The redesigned Mercedes-Benz GLE will get a V8 mild-hybrid powertrain when it launches in the United States later in 2019. The 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 makes 483 hp on its own, but can also get a 21 hp electric boost. The post Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV tries to balance power and efficiency with mild-hybrid V8 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, United States, Luxury cars, SUVs, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes Benz GLE, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class


Thumbs Down: China’s GAC Motor Throws U.S. Push Onto the Back Burner

Guangzhou Automobile Group, better known as GAC Motor, has delayed plans to commence sales of Chinese-branded cars in the United States. Apparently, there’s some kind of trade dispute between the the two countries that influenced the company’s decision. However, back in 2018, GAC Motor was at the North American International Auto Show telling yours truly that […] The post Thumbs Down: China’s GAC Motor Throws U.S. Push Onto the Back Burner appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, United States, Trade, Autos, Great Wall, North American International Auto Show, GAC, News Blog, U.S. market, Zotye, Guangzhou Automobile Group, Trade War Watch, GAC Motor, Chinese Automakers, Trade Tensions


Playing Both Sides: How Toyota Is Rolling With the Trade War Punches

While it’s difficult to muster sympathy for giant corporations, the trade war current raging between the United States and China has left many stuck in an industrial limbo. Automakers want a bigger slice of the global market, but putting your eggs in either country’s basket will result in repercussions from the other. We’re not saying […] The post Playing Both Sides: How Toyota Is Rolling With the Trade War Punches appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Corporate Strategy, United States, Tariffs, Autos, Automotive Industry, Toyota, Donald Trump, Auto Sales, Toyota Motor Corp, Akio Toyoda, News Blog, Trade War, Trade War Watch, Chinese auto market


California Home Sales Stumble into Spring Home Buying Season as Median Price Sets Another Record, C.A.R. reports

Existing, single-family home sales totaled 396,760 in April on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, down 0.1 percent from March and down 4.8 percent from April 2018.April’s statewide median home price was $602,920, up 6.5 percent from March and up 3.2 percent from April 2018.Sales of condominiums/townhomes were down 3.8 percent from a year ago in April, while the median price was $470,000.Year-to-date sales were down 7.3 percent in April Los Angeles, CA – May 16, 2019 (PRNewswire) Californi...
Tags: California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Car, Radio, United States, San Diego, Kings, Nevada, Napa, Orange, Santa Clara, Sonoma, Ventura County, Central Valley


Ford CTO Ken Washington at TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10

A conference dedicated to transportation and mobility wouldn’t be complete without hearing from Ford, the U.S. automaker with a storied 116-year history. We’re excited to announce that Ford CTO Ken Washington will participate in TechCrunch’s inaugural TC Sessions: Mobility, a one-day event on July 10, 2019 in San Jose, Calif., that’s bringing the best and brightest minds — founders, investors and technologists — who are determined to invent a future Henry Ford might never have imagined. Or maybe...
Tags: Transportation, Technology, California, Los Angeles, Events, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, United States, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Bird, San Jose, Automotive Industry, Self-driving Cars


2020 Toyota Supra: The Best Toyota Sports Car?

The 2020 Toyota Supra is the first Supra in the United States in 21 years.  Toyota GAZOO Racing applied their vision when engineering the new Supra.  Expect the Supra in July with a fairly reasonable MSRP considering the performance.  Much has been said about the fifth-gen, 2020 Toyota Supra. We all know how the Supra is a rehashed version of the new BMW Z4, but that’s not exactly right. And while we’re still left pondering on the fine line between Toyota and BMW sports cars, I think it’s time...
Tags: United States, Porsche, Autos, Toyota, Bmw, Nissan, Skyline, Nissan Skyline, Alcantara, Supra, GTE, Overview, Toyota Motor Sales U S A Inc, Toyota Supra, Car News, Alvin Reyes


Volvo inks multi-billion dollar battery deals with LG Chem and CATL for EVs

Volvo Car Group has inked a massive multi-billion dollar supply deal with the Chinese battery manufacturer, CATL, and Korea’s LG Chem to supply its planned fleet of electric vehicles. The lithium ion batteries from both suppliers will power the development of Volvo Cars’ electrification strategy for its own brand and the company’s Polestar joint venture with Chinese auto manufacturer Geely. Deals with the two companies cover the global supply of battery modules for all models on the upcoming ...
Tags: TC, Electric Vehicle, China, Cars, Chief executive officer, Tech, Tesla, United States, Korea, Transport, Lg, Cma, Volvo, Los Angeles Times, Electric Car, Executive


Volkswagen is launching a full range of EVs, but it doesn’t want to be Tesla

Volkswagen is preparing to release the 2020 ID.3 - an electric, Golf-sized model developed for Europe. It sheds insight into the brand's future EVs, including ones built and sold in the United States. The post Volkswagen is launching a full range of EVs, but it doesn’t want to be Tesla appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Europe, Cars, Trends, Tesla, United States, Volkswagen, Fuel Cell, Electric Car, Autonomous Car, Emerging Tech


Industry Expects White House to Postpone Auto Tariff Decision 180 Days

Even though the United States plans to impose heftier trade duties on China tomorrow, and vice versa, automakers remain confident that the White House will decide to delay the hiking of other automotive tariffs on national security grounds. The Commerce Department submitted its Section 232 national security report in February, leaving President Trump until May […] The post Industry Expects White House to Postpone Auto Tariff Decision 180 Days appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: White House, China, United States, Tariffs, Trade, Autos, Donald Trump, Trump, Commerce Department, News Blog, Trade War Watch, Import Tariffs, Trade Negotiations, Auto Tariffs, Industry Expects White House


GM in talks to sell shuttered Lordstown factory to Workhorse for EV pickups

General Motors is in talks to sell its Lordstown vehicle factory in Ohio to Workhorse Group, a battery-electric transportation technology company, to produce EV pickup trucks. It’s a development that could produce a positive outcome for Workhorse, GM and the laid-off workers at the Lordstown factory that stopped producing the automaker’s Chevrolet Cruze in March. Not to mention President Trump, who has promised to bring back manufacturing jobs to the U.S. and was the first to reveal the talks...
Tags: Transportation, Cars, Tech, General-motors, Automotive, United States, Mary Barra, Gm, Ohio, Michigan, Chevrolet, Jalopnik, Trump, Lordstown, Chevrolet Cruze, UAW


Backtrack Blowback: U.S. Makes It Official, Imposes Steep Tariffs on $200 Billion of Chinese Goods

The United States made good on a threat to impose higher tariffs on a new raft of Chinese goods Wednesday, days after the the People’s Republic reportedly backtracked on nearly every element of a draft trade deal hammered out by the two countries. The 25 percent tariff officially hits $200 billion worth of Chinese goods […] The post Backtrack Blowback: U.S. Makes It Official, Imposes Steep Tariffs on $200 Billion of Chinese Goods appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, United States, Tariffs, Trade, Autos, News Blog, Trade War Watch, Import Tariffs, Trade Negotiations, Chinese Goods


Trade War Watch: New Tariffs Coming Down the Pipe After China Pulls U-turn

The United States could impose a 25 percent import tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods by the end of this week — the result of threats issued by President Donald Trump following a reported about-face on the part of Chinese officials negotiating a new trade deal with the U.S. At the core of […] The post Trade War Watch: New Tariffs Coming Down the Pipe After China Pulls U-turn appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, China, United States, Tariffs, Trade, Autos, Intellectual Property, Donald Trump, News Blog, Trade War Watch, Import Tariffs


Trump’s tariffs could knock Tesla’s Autopilot off course

The White House has refused to exempt the “brain” of Tesla’s Autopilot technology from punitive import tariffs, a decision that could endanger the company’s self-driving ambitions, TechCrunch has learned. At a special “autonomy day” event last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled advanced Autopilot 3.0 hardware, including a new custom chip intended to enable full self-driving (FSD) operation for all of its new vehicles. This hardware is now standard in all new Model 3, S and X vehicles. Custom...
Tags: Apple, TC, Transportation, Verizon, Japan, Elon Musk, White House, China, Samsung, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, United States, Washington Dc, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs


The best luxury cars of 2019

The luxury car segment is booming in the United States, and today's examples are more upscale than ever. From Rolls-Royce and Bentley to Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, here are the best luxury cars you can buy today. The post The best luxury cars of 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, United States, Porsche, Luxury cars, Bentley, Buying Guides, Mercedes Benz, Cadillac CT6, Bentley Bentayga, Rolls-Royce Dawn, Bentley Mulsanne, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Porsche 911, Premium Cars, Best Of Everything


Report: Next-generation, Entry-level Volkswagen Golf Not Bound for U.S.

It sounds like something that should be taken with a grain of salt, though recent sales figures back up a report that claims the basic version of the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf won’t make it to the United States. The regular, non-performance version of VW’s long-running hatch wins praise for offering budget fun and above-par fit and […] The post Report: Next-generation, Entry-level Volkswagen Golf Not Bound for U.S. appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: United States, Vw, Golf, Autos, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Golf, News Blog, Product Planning


Hollywood Dream Machines Exhibit Takes Us Into The Action!

The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles is launching an exhibit for car and movie buffs. The new exhibit will feature over 40 memorable Hollywood vehicles, props, costumes, and artwork. From Blade Runner and Terminator to the Marvel Universe and beyond, this is one exhibit worth seeing.  The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles had the very bright idea of partnering with the Comic-Con Museum for an exhibit titled Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Sou...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Robert Downey Jr, Halo, Tim Burton, Los Angeles, Events, Iron Man, United States, Magazine, Ford, Arizona, Gm, Autos, Will Smith, Honda


Chinese automaker Zotye wants to start selling cars in the U.S. within two years

China's Zotye Automobile is aiming to launch its T600 small crossover in the United States in late 2020 or early 2021. The T600 could be the first Chinese-branded passenger car sold in the U.S. The post Chinese automaker Zotye wants to start selling cars in the U.S. within two years appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, China, Cars, Trends, United States, Zotye, Chinese Cars, Zotye Automobile


Zotye Confirms T600 As Brand’s First U.S. Market Model

At this point, it feels that every Chinese automaker has delivered an unrealistic promise of bringing fresh product into the United States within a couple of years. Last November, Zotye, Ford’s partner in Asia with a penchant for producing copycat models of European cars, announced plans to bring something over in 2020. The firm now claims that […] The post Zotye Confirms T600 As Brand’s First U.S. Market Model appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Asia, China, United States, Ford, Autos, Automotive Industry, Zotye Auto, Market Strategy, News Blog, Zotye, Chinese brands, Duke Hale, HAAH Automotive Holdings, Market Planning


The best convertibles of 2019

The drop-top segment in the United States is shrinking, but there are still a few great options to choose from. From high performance to off road, to luxury, we've got you covered. Here are the five best convertibles you can buy today. The post The best convertibles of 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, United States, Buying Guides, Convertibles, Mazda Miata, Jeep Wrangler, Chevrolet Corvette, Audi A3, Rolls-Royce Dawn, Best Of Everything


Letter From The UK: More Fun Than It Should Be

The Suzuki Jimny is one of those vehicles: it’s not glamorous but it sure is gorgeous.  Geoff Maxted of DriveWrite Automotive Magazine goes in for some hard-hat motoring. Unfortunately, the Suzuki Jimny is not available in the United States which makes us sad. A few weeks ago I made mention of the Ford Focus Active, a very good car that as of right now, America will not get. In the meantime I have been driving the Suzuki Jimny, a small G-Wagen style off-road hero that is taking much of the res...
Tags: Usa, UK, America, United States, Magazine, United Kingdom, Autos, Times, Suzuki, LJ, Sam Elliott, Wagen, Suzuki Jimny, Jimny, Geoff Maxted, Letter From the U.K


It’s over: Smart confirms it’s leaving America after disastrous shift to EVs

Daimler announced its Smart brand will leave the United States after the 2019 model year. The company's annual American sales dropped by 58% to under 1,300 cars after it shifted to selling only electric vehicles. The post It’s over: Smart confirms it’s leaving America after disastrous shift to EVs appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, America, Trends, Smart, United States, Daimler, All-electric Cars


It’s over: Smart confirms it’s leaving America after disastrous EV shift

Daimler announced its Smart brand will leave the United States after the 2019 model year. The company's annual American sales dropped by 58 percent to under 1,300 cars after it shifted to selling only electric vehicles. The post It’s over: Smart confirms it’s leaving America after disastrous EV shift appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, America, Trends, United States, Daimler


Daimler pulls the plug on electric smart car sales in US, Canada

Daimler is ending sales of its diminutive all-electric smart fortwo cars in the U.S. and Canada, officially pulling the plug on a vehicle that has struggled to gain ground in North America as the German automaker prepares to bring the brand to China, TechCrunch has learned. won’t be sold in the U.S. and Canada after the 2019 model year, Daimler AG confirmed after two sources familiar with the decision shared the information with TechCrunch. “After much careful consideration, smart will discont...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, China, Cars, Tech, Smart, Canada, Automotive, United States, North America, Mercedes Benz, Daimler, Swatch, Adt, Mercedes Benz CLA, Daimler AG


2020 Cadillac CT5: Reviving the American Sport-Luxury Sedan

Inspired by the Escala concept, the 2020 Cadillac CT5 is the replacement for the CTS. Cadillac’s Super Cruise system for the CT5 utilizes LiDAR map data and high-precision GPS. Two engines and three different trim levels will be offered when the CT5 becomes available.  The 2020 Cadillac CT5 needs to fulfill a demanding role. It strives to resuscitate the dying sports sedan segment while giving buyers a worthy alternative to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4, and BMW 3-Series. Unfortunately, i...
Tags: Tesla, Canada, United States, Gm, Autos, Bmw, Audi, Android Auto, Cadillac, Mazda, MacPherson, Andrew Smith, Lansing Grand River, LANSING Michigan, New York International Auto Show, Car News


What Dealers Want: Mitsubishi’s Still Hot for Pickups, but the Waiting Is the Hardest Part

Comfortably secure in its Renault-Nissan Alliance embrace, Mitsubishi’s topmost desire is to see more dealerships in the United States. Ideally, a total of 400 by the end of this year. For dealers that actually sell Mitsubishis, product is top of mind — specifically, a truck. Everyone’s getting into the game, yet Mitsubishi hasn’t fielded a […] The post What Dealers Want: Mitsubishi’s Still Hot for Pickups, but the Waiting Is the Hardest Part appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: United States, Autos, Trucks, Mitsubishi, Platforms, Renault Nissan Alliance, News Blog, Dealers, Product Planning, Future Models, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, Shared Platforms


Qiantu K50 electric sports car was designed in China, will be built in the U.S.

The Qiantu K50 is a Chinese electric sports car that will be marketed in the United States by California-based Mullen Technologies. The carbon-fiber bodied, 402-horsepower K50 is expected to go on sale in 2020. The post Qiantu K50 electric sports car was designed in China, will be built in the U.S. appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, California, China, Cars, Trends, United States, Sports Cars, Electric Cars, Mullen Technologies, Qiantu K50, 2019 New York Auto Show


Trade War Watch: It’s Okay to Feel a Little Sorry for Harley-Davidson

Last summer, the European Union imposed an additional 25-percent import duty on top of the existing 6-percent tariff levied on large motorcycles. Established as a response to the United States’ duties on steel and aluminum, the move crippled Harley-Davidson’s ability to thrive in the European market — a region that accounts for about one-sixth of […] The post Trade War Watch: It’s Okay to Feel a Little Sorry for Harley-Davidson appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: European Union, United States, Motorcycles, Tariffs, Autos, Automotive Industry, Donald Trump, Harley-davidson, News Blog, Trade War Watch, Motorcycle Industry, Canary In The Coal Mine


Canoo, the electric vehicle startup formed from Faraday Future’s ashes, seeks $200 million

Less than a month after rebranding as Canoo, the startup electric vehicle company formerly known as Evelozcity is on the hunt for $200 million in new capital. The startup, which is backed by a clutch of private individuals and family offices hailing from China, Germany, and Taiwan, is hoping to line up the new capital from some more recognizable names as it finalizes supply deals with vendors, according to a person with knowledge of the company’s plans. Canoo is locking in final contracts wit...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Uber, China, Germany, Los Angeles, Tech, Taiwan, Car, Automotive, United States, Porsche, Transport, San Diego


Kia Motors Continues to “Give it Everything” in New Marketing Campaign for the Third Generation Soul

It has been said that, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” And now, with an all-new and greatly expanded Kia Soul lineup in showrooms, Kia Motors America has launched an entirely different marketing campaign that builds upon the brand’s “Give It Everything” mantra and heralds the arrival of the most adaptable version ever of the brand’s iconic urban runabout.“We have taken the Soul to an e...
Tags: Advertising, Automotive, United States, Nba, Kia, Kia Motors, Kia Soul, Kia Motors America, West Point Georgia, Saad Chehab, Chehab, Interbrand Kia, Kia Motors Continues, Irvine California Kia Motors America


CALIFORNIA REALTORS® Sponsor Targeted Tax Credit for First-Time, Low- and Moderate-Income Home buyers in Disadvantaged Communities

Sacramento, CA – April 22, 2019 (PRNewswire) The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today announced its sponsorship of legislation intended to help first-time, low- and moderate-income home buyers in disadvantaged communities. AB 1590, authored by Asm. Blanca Rubio (D-Baldwin Park), would create a targeted tax credit to help working families achieve their goal of homeownership and is especially timely, given the tight housing market. “REALTORS® are sponsoring AB 1590 to help...
Tags: Real Estate, California, Sacramento, Car, Radio, United States, Martin, Real Estate News, Baldwin Park, California Association Of Realtors, Jared Martin, Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee, First Time Low, Asm Blanca Rubio D, Asm Rubio



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