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Execs Think Coronavirus Pandemic Could Make Autonomous Vehicles More Appealing

Study after study has shown that people are wary about autonomous vehicles. However, some executive believe the coronavirus pandemic could make autonomous vehicles more appealing. While the idea sounds crazy on the surface, it actually makes a lot of sense when you think about. Driverless robotaxis could allow city dwellers to travel to the store […]

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Cadillac CT4-V And CT5-V Blackwing Could Be Delayed By Six Months

It appears as though the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing are the latest vehicles to have been delayed because of the coronavirus. According to Muscle Cars and Trucks, the launch of the two high-performance sedans has been pushed back by six months. It’s reported that the duo were set to be revealed later this […]

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Alfa Romeo Giulietta To Bite The Dust By Year’s End, Replaced By Tonale SUV

Alfa Romeo will be pulling the plug on the Giulietta before the end of the year. The compact hatchback will not get a direct replacement, as the Italian brand will focus on better-selling SUVs instead. The brand’s product marketing boss Fabio Migliavacca, who also confirmed that the Stelvio will not get the GTA treatment a few […]

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Tesla Tried To Keep Its Fremont Factory Open Despite Lockdown Order

Tesla wasn’t particularly keen to close down its Fremont factory in mid-March and it’s since been revealed the company fought to keep the facility open even after being ordered to shut it down. Protocol recently received a series of emails and memos between Fremont Police Chief Kimberly Petersen and Tesla’s senior policy advisor Dan Chia […]

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Hyundai’s Mid-Engined Sports Car Test Mule Spotted With 390 HP Worth Of Hybrid Grunt

<!––> <!––> Hyundai has been very open about its intentions to launch a mid-engined sports car and in Korea, a prototype for such a car was recently spotted on the back of a flatbed. This image, first published by Bobaedream, shows that the prototype is adorned with graphics reading ‘MR23T.’ Most of the prototype’s bodywork […]

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Toyota Files Trademarks For GR Corolla And C-HR GR-Sport In Australia

Shortly after reports surfaced that Toyota could be developing GR versions of both the Corolla and C-HR, it’s emerged the automaker has filed to trademark names for both performance-focused models in Australia. The trademark filings, picked up by the GR 86 forum consist of ‘GR Corolla’, ‘C-HR GR-Sport’, and ‘C-HR GR-S.’ All three filings were […]

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Brembo Buys 2.43% Stake In Pirelli Without Informing The Latter

Brembo has announced that it has acquired a small “long-term” stake in Pirelli, both directly and indirectly through its Nuova FourB parent company. The 2.43% stake was reportedly purchased without Pirelli’s (or its shareholders’) knowledge. The tiremaker’s shares are down by roughly 40% so far this year, as reported by Autonews Europe. “By adopting a […]

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Five-Door Suzuki Jimny Reportedly In The Works, Could Launch By Year’s End

Suzuki might launch a second body style of the new generation Jimny, one with better legroom for rear-seat occupants and improved boot space. Citing a Suzuki insider, AutocarIndia claims a five-door Jimny is in development and will launch in India and other surrounding markets from December this year. It probably won’t make it to Europe, though. The […]

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Jeep Boss Says Brand Is Working On First Electric Models After Hybrids

After dipping their toes in the plug-in hybrid segments with electrified versions of the Renegade, Compass and Wrangler, Jeep is now looking to kick things up a notch by planning the launch of full-blown electric vehicles. Several models are on the cards, reports Autocar, and one of them could be an extreme offering aimed at […]

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Coronavirus Causing GM To Delay Introduction Of Facelifted Chevy Silverado And GMC Sierra

The auto industry has been hammered by the coronavirus as production has ground to a halt, sales are expected to plummet and a number of auto shows have either been postponed or cancelled. If that wasn’t bad enough, it appears the pandemic is now affecting future models. According to The Detroit News, GM has instructed […]

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Aston Martin Secures $660 Million Investment From Lawrence Stroll, Needs More Money

Aston Martin shareholders have approved a financial rescue package headed by Canadian billionaire and Racing Point F1 team owner Lawrence Stroll. The £536 million (US$659 million) investment from the Yew Tree consortium led by Stroll will help the British car manufacturer put the DBX into production. The carmaker eventually will restart operations at its St […]

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Tesla Cybertruck: Crowdsourced Data Tries To Find Which Countries Lead In Pre-Orders

With its futuristic styling and impressive performance numbers, the Tesla Cybertruck has become an internet sensation, gathering hundreds of thousands of (low cost and fully-refundable) pre-orders from all over the world. Last month, Elon Musk announced that they have more than 535,000 reservations, and using the power of the internet and the vehicle’s future owners, […]

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