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Toyota grabs a $1B piece of Grab in yet another huge ride-hailing bet

Saturday  11:10,   16 june 2018
autoblog

Latest in trend of car companies investing in emerging ride industryThe value of six-year-old Grab will be just over $10 billion after the investment, said a person familiar with the[...]

Lexus IS, GS Future Uncertain; Company Taking ‘Strategic Look’

Saturday  11:09,   16 june 2018
motor1

Customers want crossovers, not aging sedans. Lexus, like other automakers facing consumers clamoring for crossovers, is slowly rolling out new products to meet that demand. However, when compared to other luxury automakers like BMW, which has[...]

Ford comes up with a smart jacket for cyclists

Saturday  11:09,   16 june 2018
autoblog

Ford's smart jacket aims to solve a number of safety issues related toWhen the user is out and about on their bike, the navigation app finds a less congested route for the rider to take. The jacket's sleeves vibrate to signify the route's turns, [...]

Xfinity and Truck Series schedules mostly unchanged for 2019

Saturday  11:08,   16 june 2018
msn

NASCAR has released the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series and the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series schedules. The NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule is nearly identical from this year's schedule with the only slight change are the dates of the races[...]

Motor racing: Nakajima puts Alonso's Toyota on provisional pole at Le Mans

Saturday  11:08,   16 june 2018
reuters

Japanese driver Kazuki Nakajima put the Toyota he shares with double Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso on provisional pole for the 24 Hours of Le Mans sportscar race on Wednesday night. Nakajima lapped the dry Sarthe circuit with a fastest[...]

Alonso: State of F1, not McLaren form, key to my future

Saturday  11:08,   16 june 2018
msn

Fernando Alonso has revealed that the state of Formula 1 will be a bigger factor in determining his future than the form of his McLaren team. The two-time world champion retired from a second successive race in Canada last weekend as McLaren's[...]

Daimler to Recall 774,000 Vehicles Over Alleged Emissions Cheating

Wednesday  18:48,   13 june 2018
msn

Affected models are sold under the Mercedes-Benz brand.Earlier this week, German auto conglomerate Daimler was met with accusations of having an emissions defeat device installed in its line of diesel vehicles across Europe. Now, after a mandatory[...]

New 'Turo Go' Gives Car Sharing Consumers Ability to Book, Unlock Cars Instantly

Wednesday  18:03,   13 june 2018
msn

Turo aims to make car rentals instant and seamless with its latest feature Turo Go.Car sharing marketplace Turo has had a busy 2018. In May, The Drive broke news of its introduction of the Deluxe and Super Deluxe classes allowing customers to get[...]

Hyundai and Kia Models Suffer Alarming Number of Fires, Watchdog Group Says

Wednesday  16:59,   13 june 2018
consumerreports.org

A consumer watchdog group is pressing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to investigate complaints of spontaneous fires, unrelated to crashes, in certain Kia and Hyundai vehicles. The Center for Auto Safety (CAS) filed a formal[...]

Tesla Slashes 9 Percent of Workforce

Wednesday  16:59,   13 june 2018
motortrend

Model 3 production not affectedTesla has dropped around 9 percent of its workforce as part of a restructuring plan, CEO Elon Musk revealed on Twitter today. Production of the Model 3 will not be affected by the[...]

It’s Official: Ford Has Purchased Detroit’s Historic Central Station

Wednesday  16:26,   13 june 2018
motor1

Michigan Central Station has sat dormant since 1995, but now it’s getting a new lease on life. Ford has a new home in Detroit. The Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker finalized a deal with owner Matthew Moroun on Monday morning to take ownership of[...]

Cars Still Key to GM’s Global Business, CEO Barra Says

Wednesday  03:25,   13 june 2018
motortrend

Electric and autonomous vehicles important to futureThere was a bit of drama but no ducking questions at the 2018 General Motors annual meeting in Detroit where Chairman and CEO Mary Barra calmly updated shareholders on the company's[...]

Ford goes hybrid for new 2019 Police Interceptor Utility SUV

Wednesday  00:57,   13 june 2018
motoringresearch

Promises better performance in chasing crooks, but also to help save money The post Ford goes hybrid for new 2019 Police Interceptor Utility SUV appeared first on Motoring Research.It’s already vehicle of choice for law enforcement officials in[...]

After "zero consistency" in 2017, Bowyer now sees potential at SHR

Tuesday  23:30,   12 june 2018
msn

There were big shoes Clint Bowyer was asked to fill at Stewart-Haas Racing and for a while it didn’t seem like that fit just right. That was then, this is now.Bowyer’s first season stepping in for the retiring NASCAR star Tony Stewart didn’t go[...]

Alonso prefers his F1 legacy to 'undeserved' trophies

Tuesday  23:30,   12 june 2018
msn

Fernando Alonso says deserving more success than he's had from his Formula 1 career is preferable to having "many trophies people think I don't deserve".Last weekend's Canadian Grand Prix was the two-time world champion's 300th F1[...]