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The grand revelation of the 2019 Ford Mondeo

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By Robert Horowitz The USA TribuneThe 2019 Brussels Motor Show became a memorable moment for many car enthusiasts when Ford unveiled the newly updated look of one of their most prized cars, the Mondeo.The Mondeo...

Toyota and Panasonic announce partnership aimed at Town Development

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By Robert Horowitz The USA TribuneThe two Japanese giants, Toyota and Panasonic, have announced their new joint venture which will unite their respective strengths to focus on developments in the housing industry.The companies intend to...

Google reinvents your car’s assistant: Android auto

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By Robert Horowitz The USA TribuneGoogle has announced that it will be giving its car assistant, Android Auto, a brand new look over the summer. Android Auto will be getting an original redesign along with...

Trump raises tariffs on Chinese imports threatening the U.S. auto industry

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By Robert Horowitz The USA TribuneTwo days of high-level negotiations came to a standstill on May 10 as President Donald Trump raised tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200 billion by 25 percent, prolonging the 10-month...

Tesla’s forthcoming insurance product does not inspire confidence in critics

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By Robert Horowitz The USA TribuneOn May 4, Berkshire Chairman and CEO, Warren Buffett, expressed his misgivings in a speech at the annual Berkshire Hathaway meeting about auto sector giant, Tesla’s proposed foray into the...

2019 is the year of the used car

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By Robert Horowitz The USA TribuneThis year’s car buying season is just around the corner. With homeowners in the United States abuzz with excitement at the number of possibilities, it’s important to remember that buying...

Auto review: Nissan updates Maxima sedan for 2019 with styling changes, more technology

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By Emma Jayne Williams Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TNS) The Maxima premium sedan is Nissan’s longest running nameplate, a vehicle the automaker calls a “four-door sports car,” and it’s been a consumer favorite for more than...

The Renegade is an Italian-flavored Jeep: A taste of Olive Garden

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By Scott Sturgis The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) 2019 Jeep Renegade: The Jeep with the flavor of Italy. Price: $33,670 as tested ($27,445 for the Limited trim). Options include Advanced Technology Group ($995) and Safety and Security...

Sedans ain’t dead, and some of them are sweet deals

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By Mark Phelan Detroit Free Press (TNS) Relax, America. Nobody’s going to take your sedans away. In fact, there are some great deals to be had on very good cars, thanks in no small part...

Auto review: Chevrolet recasts the Blazer for a Post-modern world

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By Larry Printz Tribune News Service (TNS) BEACON, N.Y. — I had arrived at The Roundhouse, a former manufacturing facility in Beacon, N.Y., a small town once known for its hat manufacturing. This facility, like...

GM plans to rehire laid-off factory workers. Here’s how

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By Jamie L. Lareau Detroit Free Press (TNS) DETROIT — On Nov. 26, General Motors delivered life-altering news to thousands of workers on its factory floors. It said it would indefinitely idle four factories in the...

Auto review: Kia’s new K900 is good — maybe too good for its nameplate

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By Charles Fleming Los Angeles Times (TNS) Does Kia have an image problem? If so, that may be evident in sales of the South Korean car company’s new K900 — or in the lack of...

Motormouth: No matter what the cost, replace burnt-out headlights immediately

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By Bob Weber Chicago Tribune (TNS) Q: I have noticed many vehicles with one headlight out, especially with newer vehicles. Is this because the bulbs go out faster and/or too expensive to replace, causing people...

Auto review: 2019 Toyota RAV4 combines throwback looks with advanced tech

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By Mark Phelan Detroit Free Press (TNS) The battle for SUV bragging rights has begun, and like many boasts, it’s about posturing at least as much as reality. Jeep’s TV campaign proclaiming, “SUV. These letters used...

Under the Hood: Trying out the new Nissan Leaf Plus

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By Brad Bergholdt Tribune News Service (TNS) I was fortunate to be offered to drive a 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus this past week for review. I’m not typically a car review kind of guy, but...

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Semiconductor shortage forces automobile production cuts

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A widening global shortage of semiconductors for auto parts is forcing major auto companies to halt or slow vehicle production just as they were recovering from pandemic-related factory shutdowns.