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2020 Ford Expedition

In affected vehicles, the attachment bracket for the second-row driver’s side headrest may not have been sufficiently welded to the seat frame. An improperly welded headrest bracket may have reduced strength and may not adequately restrain an occupant in a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Ford is not aware of any reports of accident …

Audi Bringing Sq7

While Audi believes there’s hope for the sedan, it knows Americans are more interested in SUVs and crossovers. It will consequently add the SQ7 and the SQ8 to its range of high-riding models in the coming months. Both nameplates are already part of the company’s portfolio in Europe, where they’re powered by a mighty, 4.0-liter …

Mazda MX-30

Mazda’s first production-bound electric car, the MX-30, relies on a 35.5-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack for power. That’s relatively small, but the Japanese firm argued it’s exactly what the model needs to let motorists drive electric while keeping their environmental footprint in check. Christian Schultze, head of Mazda’s European research and development center, told Automotive News …

Tesla Talking Batteries

We’ve been reading and sharing reports about Tesla’s potential million-mile battery for some time now. This doesn’t come as too much of a surprise since many EV batteries have already been proven to last a very long time. Moreover, Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared that the battery pack in the current Model 3 should already …

2020 Audi RS Q8

After a few minutes rolling through town, the Audi RS Q8’s navigation system directed us to turn onto a long motorway on-ramp. With 591 horses underfoot, we couldn’t resist matting the accelerator. The RS Q8 thundered down the on-ramp, merging onto the freeway already going much faster than the smattering of local traffic. After another …

Porsche Taycan Turbo

The 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo has received its official EPA range rating, and there’s no way of putting it lightly: It pales in comparison to rivals from Tesla. On the EPA’s test cycle, Taycan Turbo range is rated at 201 miles, with an MPGe rating of 69 MPGe combined. The EPA says it’ll cost $1.58 …

Lincoln

Lincoln looks set to mimic Ford’s on-going shift away from sedans. The move makes sense on the surface, but analysts warn the luxury brand needs to keep some low-riding models in its portfolio. The publication learned Ford’s Hermosillo, Mexico, factory will stop manufacturing the MKZ in late 2020 or early 2021, and it pointed out …

Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet

The first units of Volkswagen’s T-Roc Cabriolet began rolling down the line at the automaker’s Osnabrück plant today. VW has already invested a “high double-digit million euro amount” to upgrade the facilities for the convertible crossover’s production. What’s surprising is that company officials at the ceremonial launch pledged to invest “in the site on a …

Audi-e-tron-Sportback

Against the backdrop of its roadmap towards electrification, Audi AG is planning upfront expenditure of €12 billion solely for electric mobility – more than ever before. Audi has planned a total amount of approximately €37 billion for research and development expenditure and investment in property, plant and equipment over the next five years. The successful …

2020 Mazda CX-30

The 2020 Mazda CX-30 has its work cut out for it. The small crossover will have to pick up the slack of the Mazda3 sedan and hatchback, which have seen sales dip more than 20 percent through October. In addition to positioning the CX-30 as one of its volume models, Mazda also hopes it can …