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Three of a kind: Alpine A110 vs A110 S vs Life110

Probably not the A110 S in these conditions. There’s a reason that Alpine reckons the regular model will outsell the S by three to one (an unusual ratio when it comes to top-spec variants), and it’s all about use on roads like these. The S is a different kind of A110, not a better or worse one. Its ride is more tied-down, no doubt, and with that comes more stability. It’s impossible to say precisely how much each mechanical modification…

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Tag Heuer Becomes the Sponsor of Porsche’s Esports Supercup – Robb Report

Courtesy of Porsche Covid-19 may have put the brakes on real-world road races, but TAG Heuer has just signed up to sponsor an up-and-coming digital tournament. The famous Swiss watchmaker is officially the sponsor of Porsche’s Esports Supercup. The tournament, which is heading into its second season, was launched in 2019 by the German automaker in partnership with the digital racing platform, iRacing. “Porsche stands for exceptional experiences,” said Porsche’s vice president of marketing, Kjell Gruner, in a press release.…

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Component makers’ recovery from coronavirus some way off | Automotive Industry News

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is by far the most significant theme to affect the technology industry in 2020. It will put incredible strain on the world’s economy, which will be effectively halted for three months or more. Many companies will not survive this initial phase. Before COVID-19 hit, component makers were already suffering from waning global business confidence and flagging capital expenditure on automating and upgrading plant. Industrial robot sales have stalled, even in China which has a high priority in…

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2020 Toyota Highlander crossover earns Top Safety Pick award

The redesigned 2020 Toyota Highlander is a Top Safety Pick even with tougher criteria for the latest model year, the IIHS announced Thursday. The three-row crossover SUV aced all six crash tests, and its ability to avoid forward collisions with other vehicles and pedestrians was rated “Superior.” The only thing keeping it from the highest TSP+ award was inferior headlights on all but the top trim levels. The 2020 Toyota Highlander comes standard with automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection,…

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KAR to furlough employees, reduce executive salaries amid outbreak

KAR Global will temporarily furlough a “significant portion” of its work force and company executives will cut their salaries as the wholesale vehicle-auction company works to counter the financial impact of the COVID-19 virus outbreak, it said Friday. KAR also will prohibit all business travel through April 17, terminated nonessential third-party services and delayed or canceled all capital projects at physical auction locations, CEO Jim Hallett said Friday on a conference call. Those actions should lower the company’s cash outflows…

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Ralph Lauren Donates $10 Million to Help Fight the Coronavirus – Robb Report

Despite the fact that his eponymous label is forecast to lose at least $90 million due to the Covid-19 retail freeze, Ralph Lauren is still stepping up a sizable chunk of change to help fight the imminent global pandemic. The legendary American designer has pledged $10 million via the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation to assist the company’s employees, partners and global communities impacted by Covid-19. “We believe that no matter who you are or where you are from, we are…

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UK petrol and diesel prices: supermarkets slash prices by 12p a litre

Asda and Morrisons – two of the ‘Big Four’ supermarket retailers – have slashed the price of petrol and diesel at their forecourts by 12p and 8p per litre respectively. The reductions come in wake of plummeting oil prices, which dropped 26 per cent to an 18-year low last week, with the prices now making their way to consumers. Those reductions at the pump mean drivers should see the cost of unleaded drop to around £1.04 a litre, and diesel to…

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Bentley And Aston Martin Could Skip 2021 Geneva Motor Show

The coronavirus outbreak forced the cancellation of the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, and automakers have already started thinking about next year’s event. The British brands Aston Martin and Bentley might not be there, according to a new rumor from Autocar. In the future, large shows like Geneva might not be necessary for automakers to expose their new products to consumers. They are “not absolutely necessary to attend,” Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark told Autocar. Without offering a quote to the publication, Aston Martin’s Andy…

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