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2021 Lexus ES AWD Review By Larry Nutson

2021 Lexus ES AWD Review By Larry Nutson

2021 Lexus ES Now with All-Wheel Drive Lexus’ total sales of their passenger car and utility vehicle model range is up 48 percent for the first half of 2021. Passenger car models make up about 26 percent of the total. ... Continue reading

Bluebox launches Co-pilot, the all-in-one smart driving assistant designed to replace other automotive gadgets

Bluebox launches Co-pilot, the all-in-one smart driving assistant designed to replace other automotive gadgets

Bluebox launches Co-pilot, the all-in-one smart driving assistant designed to replace other automotive gadgets *Co-pilot adds dashcam, mileage tracking, vehicle diagnosis, 24/7 security camera, and more * (Seattle, WA - July 6, 2021) - Today, Bluebox <https://bluebox.io/> launched a Kickstarter campaign <https://www.ki ... Continue reading

Disneyland Resort anuncia una oferta de verano por tiempo limitado para los residentes de California, con un precio mínimo de $83 por persona por día durante tres días de diversión en los parques

Disneyland Resort anuncia una oferta de verano por tiempo limitado para los residentes de California, con un precio mínimo de $83 por persona por día durante tres días de diversión en los parques

ANAHEIM, Calif., 6 de julio de 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Los residentes en California podrán disfrutar de más aventuras este verano y con más diversión que nunca en Disneyland Resort, gracias a una nueva oferta por tiempo limitado. Ya sea un viaje por carretera o una escapada ligera, los visitantes pue ... Continue reading

GEICO’s Tips for Navigating Heavy Rain and High Water

GEICO’s Tips for Navigating Heavy Rain and High Water

LAKELAND, Fla.--Navigating roads in heavy rains is a daunting experience for any driver. So too is the possibility of high water and flash flooding in low-lying areas, as 6 inches of moving water can knock a person down, and 1 foot of moving water can sweep away a vehicle according to ready.gov. ... Continue reading

Hercules Electric Vehicles and Pininfarina SpA Sign Long-Term Agreement for Automotive Design

Hercules Electric Vehicles and Pininfarina SpA Sign Long-Term Agreement for Automotive Design

DETROIT & TURIN, Italy--Hercules Electric Vehicles today announced it has signed a strategic agreement with Pininfarina SpA for the design of its upcoming Alpha battery electric pickup truck, and other products currently under development. Under terms of the agreement, Italian design firm Pininfarina will design for th ... Continue reading

Insights on the Tire Global Market to 2026 - by Design, End-use, Vehicle Type, Distribution Channel, Season and Region

Insights on the Tire Global Market to 2026 - by Design, End-use, Vehicle Type, Distribution Channel, Season and Region

DUBLIN, July 6, 2021 -- The "Tire Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global tire market exhibited moderate growth during 2015-2020. ... Continue reading

Lotus Emira: delivering exotic supercar appeal in the sports car segment

Lotus Emira: delivering exotic supercar appeal in the sports car segment

LOTUS_Roundel_lores MEDIA INFORMATION         Lotus Emira: delivering exotic supercar appeal in the sports car segment · Q&As with lead exterior designer Daniel Durrant and lead interior design Jon Statham · Each discusses their inspiration and the challenges in creating this thrilling new Lotus ... Continue reading

Lotus Emira: Jenson Button delivers his verdict after exclusive world-first test drive

Lotus Emira: Jenson Button delivers his verdict after exclusive world-first test drive

LOTUS_Roundel_lores MEDIA INFORMATION             Lotus Emira: Jenson Button delivers his verdict after exclusive world-first test drive · “It’s exceptional and I’m a big fan�?? said ex-F1 champion after lapping Hethel track · Jenson was a special guest at Hethel ... Continue reading

Product News: Gadget zaps dead vehicle batteries back to life

Product News: Gadget zaps dead vehicle batteries back to life

Hi Larry, The average vehicle battery lasts for three to five years, and studies have found that most dead batteries can be traced to common issues like extreme cold or hot temperatures, corrosion, and electric drain (e.g., leaving the interior lights or headlights on). Instead of having to wait in the heat on the side ... Continue reading

Lotus Emira: the most accomplished Lotus ever made

Lotus Emira: the most accomplished Lotus ever made

Lotus striking design, thrilling dynamic performance delivering best-in-class ride and handling, outstanding aerodynamics and an unrivaled experience "For The Drivers." Building on the legacy of the Elise, Exige and Evora, the Emira represents a quantum leap forward for Lotus. ... Continue reading

Bluebox Co-pilot: an all-in-one smart driving assistant launching today

Bluebox Co-pilot: an all-in-one smart driving assistant launching today

Hi, Sharing a new Kickstarter campaign <https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blueboxlabs/bluebox-co-pilot-all-in-one-smart-driving-assistant?ref=do2eri&token=75dedf1b> for an all-in-one smart driving assistant. The Bluebox Co-pilot adds a dashcam, mileage tracking, vehicle diagnosis, a 24/7 security camera and more to ... Continue reading

Dairyland® insurance encourages motorcycle riders across the country to spread generosity on July 9, National Motorcycle Day™

Dairyland® insurance encourages motorcycle riders across the country to spread generosity on July 9, National Motorcycle Day™

MIDDLETON, Wis., July 6, 2021 -- Motorcycle riders are known for their appreciation of freedom, sense of adventure, and the willingness to connect with—and give back to—their communities. Those sentiments are especially important after the challenges of 2020. ... Continue reading

Disneyland Resort Announces Limited-Time Summer Ticket Offer for California Residents, as Low as $83 Per Person Per Day for a 3-Day Ticket full of Theme Park Fun

Disneyland Resort Announces Limited-Time Summer Ticket Offer for California Residents, as Low as $83 Per Person Per Day for a 3-Day Ticket full of Theme Park Fun

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 6, 2021 -- Californians can let their summer adventures begin with a bucket list of fun at the Disneyland Resort, and it starts with a new, limited-time ticket offer for California residents. Whether it's a road trip or three summer getaway days, guests can book now and save on magical visits to ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Logistics Market Report 2021 - Increasing Number of Partnerships Between Automotive Manufacturers and Logistics Companies

Global Automotive Logistics Market Report 2021 - Increasing Number of Partnerships Between Automotive Manufacturers and Logistics Companies

DUBLIN, July 6, 2021 -- The "Automotive Logistics Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis by Type, Services, and Sector" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The automotive logistics market was valued at US$ 180,723.8 million in 2020 and is projected to reach US$ 302,822.8 m ... Continue reading

Kandi America Announces Retail Financing Options

Kandi America Announces Retail Financing Options

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Eligible Kandi America NEV and Powersports customers can receive up to 72 and 84-month payment installments through Kandi’s financing agreement with Synchrony. (Photo: Business Wire) Eligible Kandi America NEV and Powersports customers can receive up to 72 and 84-month payment instal ... Continue reading

NETGEAR Partners With Async Art To Add Dynamic, Programmable NFTs To The Meural Library

NETGEAR Partners With Async Art To Add Dynamic, Programmable NFTs To The Meural Library

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 6, 2021 -- Asynchronous Art, Inc. announced that a curated lineup of Async Art NFTs have been added to the extensive art library for NETGEAR's Meural Smart Canvas platform. Async Art is the world's first programmable cryptoart platform built on the Ethereum blockchain. ... Continue reading

New for ’22: Speedway Motorsports to Create Next Generation Atlanta Motor Speedway with Historic Track Reprofile

New for ’22: Speedway Motorsports to Create Next Generation Atlanta Motor Speedway with Historic Track Reprofile

HAMPTON, Ga.--Following the July 11 Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart, AMS will break ground on a historic project to create the next generation of Atlanta Motor Speedway and a first-of-its-kind, all-new race experience in 2022. Following 10 months of confidential research, development, testing and simulation with ... Continue reading

The Summer of Road Trips

The Summer of Road Trips

MISSION, Kan., July 6, 2021 -- (Family Features) It's officially summer road trip season, which means it's time to pack your bags, pick a destination on the map and go. According to the U.S. Travel Association, while nearly 9 in 10 American travelers have plans to travel in the next six months, it won't be overseas. ... Continue reading

Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. Announces Appointment of Michael Welch as Chief Financial Officer

Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. Announces Appointment of Michael Welch as Chief Financial Officer

DULUTH, Ga.--Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (“Asbury” or the “Company”), one of the largest automotive retail and service companies in the U.S., today announced that Michael Welch will join the Company as its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective August 9, 2021. “Michael has spent over 20 ... Continue reading

Camping World Continues Expansion With Vermont Acquisition

Camping World Continues Expansion With Vermont Acquisition

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.--Camping World Holdings, Inc. (“Camping World” or the “Company”), America’s Recreation Dealer, today announced a land acquisition agreement for TC’s RV dealership in St. Albans City, VT. ... Continue reading

China Automotive Systems Develops New Steering System for Alfa Romeo's First Subcompact Crossover EV

China Automotive Systems Develops New Steering System for Alfa Romeo's First Subcompact Crossover EV

WUHAN, China, July 6, 2021 -- China Automotive Systems, Inc. ("CAAS" or the "Company"), a leading power steering components and systems supplier in China, today announced that it has entered into the OTOP (Off Tool Off Process) phase of new steering development for the leading European auto brand, Alfa Romeo. This new ... Continue reading

Ford Foundation and Henry Luce Foundation Lend Support to US Heartland China Association

Ford Foundation and Henry Luce Foundation Lend Support to US Heartland China Association

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 6, 2021 -- "We are thrilled that both the Ford Foundation and the Henry Luce Foundation have awarded our organization grants to maintain the momentum of our important work building bridges and promoting understanding between the American Heartland and China," Bob Holden, former Governor of Mi ... Continue reading

Ground-Breaking Hydrogen-Powered MissionH24 Endurance Racer to Make UK Debut at the 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Ground-Breaking Hydrogen-Powered MissionH24 Endurance Racer to Make UK Debut at the 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Image Stoke-on-Trent, 06 July 2021 GROUND-BREAKING HYDROGEN-POWERED MISSIONH24 ENDURANCE RACER TO MAKE UK DEBUT AT THE 2021 GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED  · Michelin will showcase the GreenGT MissionH24 hydrogen-powered race car - LMPH2G - at Goodwood Festival of Speed next week  · MissionH24 exists in preparati ... Continue reading

Group 1 Automotive Acquires Nine Franchises in the U.K.

Group 1 Automotive Acquires Nine Franchises in the U.K.

HOUSTON, July 6, 2021 -- Group 1 Automotive, Inc. , ("Group 1" or the "Company"), an international, Fortune 500 automotive retailer, today announced the expansion of its U.K. operations with the acquisition of nine businesses northeast of London, primarily in the region of East Anglia.  These operations represent ... Continue reading

Hyzon Motors, Chart Industries to develop liquid hydrogen fuel cell-powered truck, targeting 1,000-mile range

Hyzon Motors, Chart Industries to develop liquid hydrogen fuel cell-powered truck, targeting 1,000-mile range

ROCHESTER, N.Y. and ATLANTA, July 6, 2021 -- Hyzon Motors Inc. and Chart Industries Inc. are teaming up to revolutionize long-haul trucking – thanks to liquid hydrogen. Hyzon, a global supplier of zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell-powered heavy vehicles, and Chart, a leading independent global manufacturer of highly ... Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz Reports Q2 2021 Sales of 82,390 Vehicles

Mercedes-Benz Reports Q2 2021 Sales of 82,390 Vehicles

ATLANTA--Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported Q2 2021 sales of 82,390 Mercedes-Benz models. Additionally, Mercedes-Benz Vans recorded Q2 sales of 10,053, bringing MBUSA to a grand total of 92,443 vehicles for the quarter, an increase of 31.6% over the comparable period last year. ... Continue reading

Volocopter Secures Production Organisation Approval

Volocopter Secures Production Organisation Approval

BRUCHSAL, Germany, July 6, 2021 -- Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), announced today that it has secured Production Organisation Approval (POA) in compliance with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA Part 21G). The company is acquiring its long-standing, trusted partner in innovation and p ... Continue reading

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 First Drive - Review by Larry Nutson

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 First Drive - Review by Larry Nutson

Volkswagen’s new ID.4 went on sale in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2021. We’re now half-way through the year and total ID.4 sales tally at 5,756 units. ... Continue reading

2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited - Review by David Colman +VIDEO

2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited - Review by David Colman +VIDEO

Hyundai stylists have done a remarkable job of making a thirty thousand dollar car look like one that should cost sixty thousand. The one word that best sums up the exterior appearance of the latest Sonata is stunning. ... Continue reading

Laguna Beach and a 2021 Kia K5 GT-Line AWD - Review by Bruce Hotchkiss +VIDEO

Laguna Beach and a 2021 Kia K5 GT-Line AWD - Review by Bruce Hotchkiss +VIDEO

Recently my wife and I took a short trip to Laguna Beach in Southern California, arriving on Sunday afternoon and coming home the following Tuesday. It was kind of a toe-in-the-water as the pandemic winds down. ... Continue reading

2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo - Review by Mark Fulmer

2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo - Review by Mark Fulmer

2021 Mazda CX-30 Turbo Review by Mark Fulmer More Style More Room and of course More Zoom Mark Fulmer The Auto Channel Looking like it just emerged from a pool of red glossy paint, the new CX-30 blends sport with smooth and nary a sharp or angular line interrupts its stylish flow. Its look drew numerous nods and compli ... Continue reading

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