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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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Hubert Vester group replaces a ‘Frankensteined’ CRM system

After years of adding third-party components piece by piece to an old customer relationship management system, Chris Vester reached an inescapable conclusion. The system — used by Hubert Vester Auto Group’s five dealerships in eastern North Carolina — had been, in a word, Frankensteined. Like Gothic-author Mary Shelley’s legendary creature, which was sewn together from disparate body parts, the system ...

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Nissan Tweaks 2019 370Z Models, Prices Carry Over | News

<meta itemprop=”width” content=”1170″> <meta itemprop=”height” content=”1170″> 2019 Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition Manufacturer image For 2019, Nissan has slightly updated its three 370Z models — including the coupe, NISMO coupe and roadster — with minor feature additions and a couple of new colors added to the mix. The best part? Starting prices for each of the models is unchanged for the ...

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Mahle focuses attention on U.S. aftermarket

The German powertrain supplier Mahle GmbH is putting more emphasis on selling its parts in the U.S. aftermarket with a rebranding strategy and a new name: Mahle Performance. Until now, the supplier’s Mahle Aftermarket unit was selling the company’s performance piston rings under the brand Mahle Original Performance. Ted Hughes, Mahle Aftermarket’s head of marketing, said it was “kind of ...

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2018 Chevrolet Tahoe – Our Review

When you need three rows of seating, your options are pretty limited. Yes, you can go for a minivan, but what if you have a heavy load or need to do some light towing? Some try to sway shoppers away from full-size SUVs with thirsty V-8s (or twin-turbo V-6s), but they serve an audience that typically needs their size ...

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2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback First Drive Video: Much-Needed Changes | News

The reason that we can say that the all-new 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback is “all-new” is because it really doesn’t share anything in common with the Corolla sedan that’s currently on sale here in the U.S. The Corolla Hatchback is based on the European version of the car, which Toyota calls the Auris. It rides on a brand-new platform — ...

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