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In this week's Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Senior Editor Alex Kierstein and Senior Editor, Green, John Snyder. This week, they talk about driving the BMW 8 Series Coupe, Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and Toyota Corolla Hatchback.
Japan's Best Car magazine has what appears to be a whopper of a rumor. The mag said it scooped Mazda's development of a straight-six engine that Mazda only revealed in March, the carmaker having buried the information in a financial statement. The first appearance for the straight-six, predicted to come in at a hair under 3.0 liters, is the Mazda Atenza/Mazda6 successor coming around 2022.
Two automakers could strengthen their partnership with a revamped vehicle, according to a new report.
Navistar (NAV) to invest $125 million in new manufacturing facilities at its Huntsville, AL-based engine plant. Ford's (F) recall worry continues.
One of the masterminds behind the breakthrough of electric vehicles, Wan Gang is now focusing on the penetration of fuel cell vehicles in China
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index, which has been under severe pressure this quarter, was the best performing Asian index on June 19 with 2.56% gains. The index recorded its third consecutive gain.
Saudi Arabia began courting Toyota two years ago to build a large car plant as part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's grand plan to wean the kingdom off oil revenues and create jobs for young Saudis. Failure to do so would be a setback for Prince Mohammed, coming after the listing of oil giant Saudi Aramco was shelved and the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi tarnished the kingdom's image. "Nobody would say 'No, full stop' ... but they politely conveyed they're not interested," said an industry source familiar with the Toyota talks.
Saudi Arabia began courting Toyota two years ago to build a large car plant as part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's grand plan to wean the kingdom off oil revenues and create jobs for young Saudis. Securing a deal with a major automaker by 2020 for a car plant is a key target in the Gulf state's national industrial strategy, part of a broader agenda to diversify the economy of the world's largest oil exporter. Failure to do so would be a setback for Prince Mohammed, coming after the listing of oil giant Saudi Aramco was shelved and the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi tarnished the kingdom's image.
"The types of developments our clients are looking for, Aureum fits that to a tee," says developer with a client roster including J.P. Morgan, Liberty Mutual, Toyota, State Farm and defense contractor Raytheon.
Lexus has updated its GX 460 SUV for 2020. The GX 460 is one of the longer-running SUV models on the market, as it was originally unveiled around a decade ago and it's still based on the sturdy Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, which is a touch more compact than the U.S. market Land Cruiser. The refresh gives the model some new touches to keep it in line with other current Lexus products, including a more contemporary spindle grille and new headlights, but it's restyled along the same moderate lines as the previous updates the GX 460 has received during its tenure.
GM is one of many automakers trying to chase Tesla (TSLA) as the top electric and autonomous vehicle manufacturer, with plans to produce 20 models of electric cars by 2023.
Earlier today, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross once again hinted at President Donald Trump’s willingness to impose auto tariffs on Europe. While talking to CNBC, Ross said that he is positive about a US-Europe trade deal.
Around the same time as Toyota was on its way to winning the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans, the automaker posted video of its coming Le Mans racer on track. Toyota announced the GR Super Sports concept at Le Mans last year, and just announced that it would campaign the race version of that car in the so-called Hypercar class created for the 2020/2021 World Endurance Championship. Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda shared wheel time with factory driver Kamui Kobayashi, both men running the prototype between the kerbing at Japan's Fuji Speedway.
BOSTON, June 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven early-stage companies were selected as the winners of the H2 Refuel Accelerator, which was designed to identify innovative solutions to increase the adoption of hydrogen infrastructure and supply chain technologies. The H2 Refuel Accelerator is a unique collaboration between the Urban Future Lab, Greentown Labs and the Fraunhofer TechBridge Program, sponsored by Shell, Toyota and NYSERDA.
Toyota intends to further enhance the safety of its 2020 models with two new customer protection features for the North American market: automatic engine shutoff and automatic park. Toyota didn't specify how long is "a pre-determined time." Nor did it explain if this will operate when the car is idling but there's a driver in the vehicle, or if it's only when the car detects the driver leaving.
Beginning with model year 2020, Toyota will include automatic engine shut offand auto-park features in its new vehicles
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Remember the problems with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7? If you tried to bring the phone on an airplane, the flight attendants would confiscate it because the lithium-ion batteries had started catching fire. In early 2018, HP had to recall 50,000 laptops for a similar reason.But next-generation batteries don't have that fire risk. In one memorable test, a startup called Ionic Materials shot its battery with a Remington .22. It took three bullets, did not catch fire, and kept working!So you can see why Toyota is running full-tilt toward this goal. In a briefing last Friday, Toyota executive Shigeki Terashi said he wants to unveil the new batteries "by the time we have the Olympic games" in Tokyo next July. He knows that with everything we'll be asking the battery to do, the current lithium-ion technology just won't cut it. We need safer, longer-lasting batteries.Toyota is just one major player in a "battery cartel" of sorts that's sprung up in Japan. 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With Tesla (TSLA) shares running out of gas in recent months, one shareholder says he’s never been more bullish on the company and its CEO Elon Musk. HyperChange CEO Galileo Russell is scooping up as many shares as he can with all of his available capital because - unlike some of the skeptics in this market - he really believes in the Tesla growth story.
Ford (F) to close its engine plant in Bridgend, South Wales, U.K. Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) to tie up with Aurora for autonomous technology.
Lexus reportedly has plans to reveal a Lexus LC Convertible at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed. The news comes from a Roadshow report, citing multiple, anonymous Lexus sources. One is right to be skeptical, but an LC Convertible seems extremely likely after seeing the concept revealed at the Detroit Auto Show at the beginning of the year.
An executive for the developer calls the Cool Springs project "exactly what corporate America is seeking."