Month: May 2022

BMW’s most petite crossover is getting a plus-size upgrade. The redesigned X1 is roomier and features updated technology and a beefier powertrain. The 2023 BMW X1 arrives at U.S. stores in the fourth quarter. Pricing starts at $39,595, including shipping. Launched in 2009, the entry-level crossover opened the door to a new vehicle category in
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The major trends shaking up the auto industry — electrification, connectivity, autonomous driving — are driving new thinking about the best way to sell cars. The traditional dealer model is being challenged by the so-called “agency model,” in which sales are made directly to the end customer by the automaker. Automakers gain more control over distribution
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5:01 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Colton Herta was cleared to drive in the Indianapolis 500 on Saturday, a day after flipping end over end in a harrowing crash. The Andretti Autosport driver walked out of the infield care center uninjured but required further evaluation before getting the green light to race Sunday. Andretti
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Hyundai Motor Group was slow to jump on the hybrid-powertrain bandwagon, as rivals surged ahead with the fuel-sipping technology. But the Korean lines are making up for lost time. Hyundai Motor Co. is on an aggressive path to electrification that seeks 7 percent of the global battery-electric market by 2030. In the U.S., Hyundai hopes
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6:19 PM ET Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis 500 winner Marcus Ericsson cashed in on the race’s record purse, earning an unprecedented $3.1 million check for Sunday’s victory. Prize totals were announced Monday, the same day the annual victory celebration was held in downtown Indianapolis. The 31-year-old Ericsson became the second 500 champion from Sweden,
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Automotive News has added to its multimedia team and hired a social media editor. Laura Harris joined Automotive News as a video reporter and anchor. The Chicago native last worked in South Carolina. Harris, 26, is a graduate of the University of Missouri’s journalism school and earned a master’s degree at Northwestern University’s Medill School
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Aptera announced that it has now received more than 22,000 reservations for its solar-powered electric car with up to 1,000 miles of range as it gets closer to production. This is Aptera’s second go. The company was created in 2006 with the aim of bringing to market a super-efficient three-wheeled vehicle. Unfortunately, the project didn’t
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Stellantis will build a large commercial van for Toyota in its factories in Poland and Italy starting in mid-2024, including a full-electric version. The collaboration will give Toyota a large van to sell in Europe for the first time. Stellantis currently builds compact and midsize vans for Toyota, in both commercial and passenger versions. No
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The nation’s largest new-vehicle retailer has begun a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign aimed not at car shoppers, but at potential employees. AutoNation’s “Go Be Great” campaign began airing on TV networks including ESPN, CNBC and NBC last week, ahead of the Indianapolis 500 race on Sunday, May 29. AutoNation is a sponsor of Indy 500 driver
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