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Mazda to Revive Rotary Engine in Push to Electrify Entire Lineup

A Mazda2 hatchback prototype, shown in late 2013, ran as an electric vehicle, with an electric motor powering the wheels. But it was also equipped with a gasoline-powered 0.33-liter rotary engine in the rear that generated power to recharge the car’s lithium ion battery when the charge runs low. TOKYO — Mazda Motor Corp. says it will revive its famed ...

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Chevy dealers’ fixed ops prepare for return of medium-duty trucks

Chevrolet unveils the 2019 Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500HD at NTEA The Work Truck Show, March 7, 2018. GM Fleet’s Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, and John Schwegman, director of Commercial Product and Medium Duty, present the trucks to customers, upfitters, dealers and media. (Photo by AJ Mast for Chevrolet) Photo credit: AJ Mast for Chevrolet Hundreds of Chevrolet dealers ...

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Study finds most Ford sedan customers say they will leave brand rather than buy crossovers, SUVs or trucks

Many Ford Fusion owners switch brands when they trade in their cars, KBB says. Ford Motor Co. could have trouble keeping some U.S. sedan customers after discontinuing the Fiesta, Focus, Fusion and Taurus, a Cox Automotive study indicates. Many Ford owners surveyed said they’ll likely buy their next vehicle from one of Ford’s rivals. Among Ford sedan owners, half said ...

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Johnson Controls International weighs future of its battery business

The company’s Power Solutions business is one of the industry’s biggest battery sources. Johnson Controls International has imposed a fall deadline on deciding what to do with its Power Solutions business. But at least publicly, it is keeping all options open for one of the industry’s biggest battery sources. JCI is discussing whether to keep the battery business, sell it ...

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Mexico floods hurt Honda Motor Co. sales

“We currently estimate that the impact from the suspension at the Mexico plant will likely translate into a decline in sales of about 75,000 units.” Seiji Kuraishi, Celaya factory executive vice president, on theJune flood thatdamaged the plant TOKYO — Honda Motor Co. was largely spared from the July floods in Japan that washed out roads, killed scores of people ...

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GM brings back iconic 1960s Tripower name

  All-new 2.7L Turbo with Active Fuel Management and stop/start technology paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission (SAE-certified at 310 hp/348 lb-ft). TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — For the first time since the mid-1960s, General Motors will use the Tripower name on an engine. But today’s Tripower setup — due in the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups — means ...

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Five Mistakes That Kill Your Engine

There are many mistakes people make that kill their engines, and you must try to drive in a new way. You should not waste your time driving a car badly because you did not plan correctly. You are much better off avoiding these mistakes. Each mistake that is listed is something that a lot of people do not realize they ...

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Genesis G70 debut nears while retail network sorts itself out

Genesis expects the G70 to draw younger customers, more women and those who are tech-savvy. Photo credit: AUTOMOTIVE NEWS ILLUSTRATION TAMWORTH, N.H. — Uncertainty has been a common theme around the dapper Genesis G70’s U.S. launch — not because of the product itself, but rather the retail infrastructure surrounding it. The sedan’s debut was pushed back several times, and as ...

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Automakers are turning to third parties to set up EV charging networks

Tesla is on the cusp of being stripped of its advantage in the electric vehicle marathon as rivals roll out dozens of electrified vehicles in the coming years. Unlike Tesla, the legacy automakers have deeper war chests and decades more experience with manufacturing and supply chain operations. The California upstart, however, has a competitive moat: a global network of more ...

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Burn Book: Flaming (and Defending) the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer | News

<meta itemprop=”width” content=”1170″> <meta itemprop=”height” content=”1170″> 2019 Chevrolet Blazer Manufacturer image; Cars.com graphic by Paul Dolan Is Chevrolet’s recently unveiled 2019 Blazer SUV a good thing? A bad thing? We haven’t driven it yet, so we can’t say for sure. Nevertheless, that didn’t stop me from riling up the staff with the following hot take: the 2019 Blazer is bad ...

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Chinese auto brand Nio zeroes in on 7-seat electric SUV

SHANGHAI — The Chinese electric vehicle startup formerly known as NextEV gained some early credibility through its connection to Martin Leach, the former Ford of Europe president who managed NextEV’s Formula E racing team. All about Nio Vehicles In production: ES8 SUV Up next: ES6 SUV, planned for 2019 Supercar: EP9 Autonomous concept: Eve Manufacturing ...

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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata: 3 Things You Need to Know | News

2019 Mazda Miata; Manufacturer images When Mazda went back to the basics on its fourth-generation MX-5 Miata, we deemed it a mighty fine, if modestly powered, effort. It appears Mazda wants to address said power, among other changes, with a host of updates on the 2019 MX-5 — a car that marks four model years into the current generation and ...

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