Frankfurt 2019: BMW Concept 4, Nissan parody in Francfort and Hyundai retro EV

Frankfurt 2019: BMW Concept 4, Nissan parody in Francfort and Hyundai retro EV

BMW Concept 4 Debuts With Massive Double Kidney Grille BMW has revealed the Concept 4 Series Coupé at the Frankfurt motor show, previewing radically revamped styling for the second-generation version of the two-door coupé, set to launch in late 2020...
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2019 Frankfurt Auto Show Starts

2019 Frankfurt Auto Show Starts

New 2020 Volkswagen ID.3: electric car arrives at Frankfurt The VW ID.3 arrives with a choice of three different battery sizes, with top spec models offering a range of between 242 and 342 miles. This is the Volkswagen ID.3, the...
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Heavy-Duty Truck Orders Collapsed 80% Y/Y

Heavy-Duty Truck Orders Collapsed 80% Y/Y

Production slashed, cancellation orders soar.  New reports from the trucking industry show the transportation recession continues to gain momentum through the end of summer, likely to continue through 2019 into 1H20. The US trucking industry had a blockbuster...
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August Car Sales: Hyundai, KIA, VW, Volvo, Porsche Up, While Infiniti and Mazda Falling Fast

August Car Sales: Hyundai, KIA, VW, Volvo, Porsche Up, While Infiniti and Mazda Falling Fast

August was a strong month in a not-so stellar year for overall car sales, and it saw the continued growth of everyone’s favorite trend: crossover and truck numbers dominating sedans and coupes. Toyota/Lexus (248,334 sales | ⇣ 0.7 percent YTD) The...
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The Myth Of The World’s Hottest Electric Car Market

The Myth Of The World’s Hottest Electric Car Market

Norway has been hailed as a model for electric vehicles adoption with EV sales exceeding 57% of new car sales in June of this year. This accomplishment stands at odds with the rest of the world, where despite substantial subsidies, EV sales...
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German Press: Volkswagen Preparing Tesla Acquisition

German Press: Volkswagen Preparing Tesla Acquisition

Elon Musk may have finally secured some of that precious financing he once claimed to have secured (roughly one year ago), though, according to a report in German business magazine Manager, things didn’t turn out quite like he had hoped....
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Mercedes caught spying on drivers with secret tracking devices

Mercedes caught spying on drivers with secret tracking devices

Daimler, i.e. Mercedes-Benz has found itself at the center of an apparently illegal spying operation, following reports that it installed tracking devices on thousands of vehicles and shared customer location data with third parties. According to the Sun, Mer...
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Oldest Porsche fails to sell after auction’s bizarre $70 million mistake

Oldest Porsche fails to sell after auction’s bizarre $70 million mistake

The sleek Type 64 was built by Ferdinand Porsche and his son, Ferry, between 1939 and 1940, years before their namesake company was registered in 1946. It was intended for a race that was planned between Berlin and Rome, but...
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Loadsmart And Starsky Make First Autonomous Truck Delivery

Loadsmart And Starsky Make First Autonomous Truck Delivery

Loadsmart and Starsky Robotics Make First-Ever Digital Freight Delivery Via Autonomous Truck According to the two companies, the integration of Loadsmart’s AI-powered pricing and load matching technology with Starsky’s API meant no human interventi...
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Harley-Davidson second-quarter profit falls 20%

Harley-Davidson second-quarter profit falls 20%

H-D’s motorcycle revenue missed estimates $1.43 billion, versus $1.44 billion expected by analysts. The company reports $195.6 million in net income during the second quarter, versus $242.3 million a year earlier, a nearly 20% drop. H-D’s second-quarte...
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Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray – No Manual Transmission

Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray – No Manual Transmission

Chevrolet has launched the mid-engine 2020 Corvette C8 Stingray. There were a lot of leaks prior to the launch, but that did not deter the aura of the whole event. The C8 Stingray debuted in California at a standalone event,...
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Lee Iacocca, ‘father of Ford Mustang’ & savior of Chrysler, dies aged 94

Lee Iacocca, ‘father of Ford Mustang’ & savior of Chrysler, dies aged 94

Titan of the US automotive industry Lico ‘Lee’ Iacocca, who once led Ford and later Chrysler, died of natural causes Tuesday aged 94. He is survived by two daughters and eight grandchildren. Iacocca was widely credited with saving Chrysler from...
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How the Fiat Chrysler and Renault Merger Deal Vaporized

How the Fiat Chrysler and Renault Merger Deal Vaporized

France government wanted a commitment from Renault partner Nissan Motor Co. to back the merger. Abstention, as signaled earlier by the Japanese management — wasn’t good enough. French side fearing that Nissan might begin torpedoing the alliance. It qui...
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Heavy Duty Truck Orders Collapse, Down 70% Y/Y

Heavy Duty Truck Orders Collapse, Down 70% Y/Y

A bloated backlog of Class 8 orders as a result of a euphoric mid-2018 continues to weigh on heavy duty truck orders in 2019. Preliminary North America Class 8 net order data from ACT Research shows that the industry booked just 10,800 units...
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UK car production crashed by 45%

UK car production crashed by 45%

UK car production fell 44.5% according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). In what it called “an extraordinary month”, the SMMT said only 70,971 cars rolled off production lines. That was 56,999 fewer than in April a...
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