Month: January 2021

BERLIN — Volkswagen is in talks with its main suppliers about possible claims for damages due to a shortage of semiconductors, a company spokesman said. The spokesman’s comments came after Automobilwoche reported that VW may seek compensation from Robert Bosch and Continental after the automaker was forced to reduce production in Germany because of a
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James David Power III, who turned a scrappy home business that tracked customer satisfaction with new-vehicle quality into a giant global market research firm that today monitors everything from consumers’ experience with new-car sales and service, to auto lenders, airlines, health care providers, homebuilders and hoteliers, died Saturday. He was 89 years old. He died
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Small acts of kindness made a big impact at Dave Wright Nissan-Subaru amid the pandemic, and owner Dave Wright made sure employees who went above and beyond during the last 11 months did not go unnoticed. “We felt like there was a lot of great things happening, and we wanted a situation where people would
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Executives from PSA Group make up a slight majority of the Stellantis leadership team announced last week, though Fiat Chrysler Automobiles executives are in charge of the company’s finances, marketing and North American business. Mark Stewart remains North American COO under Mike Manley, the former FCA CEO who is now head of the Americas. There
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Sport utility vehicles are all but taking over the automotive market in the United States and the luxury segments are no exception. The Range Rover — which celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2020 — is one of the originals. It continues to be a strong seller that commands a lot of respect. But its ranks
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PARIS — Renault’s future full-electric small cars will use a modified version of the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s CMF-B platform, including the reborn Renault 5 and a new model to come from high-performance brand Alpine, CEO Luca de Meo said.  The news about the architecture – which Renault calls CMF-B EV — answers one question about the group’s
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DETROIT — Cadillac will take 500 reservations for the 2022 CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing editions next month before the performance sedans hit dealerships this summer. Following a virtual reveal Feb. 1, customers can make a $1,000 refundable deposit to reserve one of the 250 CT4-V Blackwings or 250 CT5-V Blackwings, Cadillac said in a statement
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The 2021 Mazda CX-3 is a small but well-equipped crossover available in only base Sport trim. What kind of vehicle is the 2021 Mazda CX-3? What does it compare to? The Mazda CX-3 small crossover SUV is more like a subcompact hatchback. Smaller than the Mazda CX-30, it competes with the Chevy Trax, Hyundai Venue,
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TOKYO — Toyota is putting a small electric vehicle on the roads of Japan with an innovative design for handling the country’s narrow, winding streets and urban commuting needs. The C+Pod, launched Dec. 25, measures just 8 feet, 2 inches long and 4 feet, 3 inches wide, delivering an ultratight turning radius of 12 feet,
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