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Fighting Coronavirus Isn’t Just for the Domestics

For some reason, Ford and General Motors’ efforts to fill gaps in the medical supply chain have garnered considerable press. This has a way of happening when the President yells at you in public. Tesla and Fiat Chrysler have stepped up to the plate to help out, too, filling a need in a country hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. A collective effort is good, but Toyota Motor North America wants others to know it’s a member of the same…

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2021 Honda Insight Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos

The 2021 Honda Insight is smart money.  The compact hybrid sedan returns this year with a few new safety features on some trims, although the good stuff doesn’t change. It still returns more than 50 mpg combined in most trims, according to the EPA, and it costs less than $30,000 in every configuration—LX, EX, and Touring.   It’s a 6.5 thanks to its superlative fuel economy and stellar safety scorecard. (Read more about how we rate cars.) Review continues below This…

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Coming to the U.S. Next Month: 2021 Mini Sidewalk Edition

Mini says it will ship its Sidewalk Edition convertible to the United States next month. Apparently, no one told BMW Group that the country is currently navigating a situation that might not encourage the sale of open-air automobiles. Still, it’s an interesting little car that holds some measure of appeal to those seeking the laid-back California lifestyle — and are willing to spend $38,400 (plus $850 for destination) to embrace it. The cabriolet is essentially a Cooper S, packing the same 189-horsepower 2.0-liter…

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Small crossovers compared, factories slated to restart, 2021 BMW 330e preview: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Honda HR-V vs. 2020 Subaru Crosstrek: Compare Crossovers Little ‘utes like the 2020 Honda HR-V and 2020 Subaru Crosstrek have low prices but big value. Both flex on versatile interiors and a tall ride height, with some change to spare in the cupholders. Car shoppers cash in on deals during coronavirus pandemic Automakers’ incentives… Source link

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Trump Edges Closer to Invoking Defense Production Act

One should never pay too close attention to social media, but sadly, that’s where a lot of diplomacy takes place these days. Especially today. Since dawn broke over the nation Friday, President Donald Trump has chastised General Motors and Ford for their perceived foot-dragging in getting much-needed ventilators into production, urging them to pick up the pace and suggesting that he might invoke the Defense Production Act — a wartime measure aimed at aligning industrial output with America’s immediate defense needs.…

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Car shoppers cash in on deals during coronavirus pandemic

Americans are taking advantage of historic new car deals thanks to automakers slashing interest rates and letting owners defer payments, among other incentives. “I got a deal with 0% interest, plus 120 days until my first payment, which is crazy,” said Scott Carpenter, 60, from Nashville, Tennessee. The contractor brought home a 2020 Ford F-150 Lariat. “It’s like free money.” Automakers ranging from Ford to Porsche are offering steep incentives to lure in customers at a time when production is…

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2020 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door Coupe: Pros And Cons

Among the slew of ultra-performance sedans available today, the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door Coupe is one of the best of the bunch. It’s very fast, absurdly comfortable, and in this particular configuration, eye-catching. Even if its name is a but misleading. Since the car’s debut, we’ve seen many GTs wearing brash shades of paint, with more aggressive wheels – see the GT 53 we reviewed not too long ago. The car featured in this piece shows a different…

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National Real ID Deadline Delayed Until 2021

On Thursday, Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf announced that the Real ID deadline — which had previously been delayed indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak — has been pushed back until October 21st, 2021, as directed by President Trump. Enacted in May of 2005, the Real ID Act was basically Congress over-responding to 9/11 by mandating that state-issued driver’s licenses be updated so they can be used for official purposes by the federal government (as defined by Homeland Security). While the primary goal is…

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