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Next-generation Volvo XC90 could wear the Embla nameplate

Volvo’s next-generation XC90 will have a lot of firsts on its resume. It will inaugurate an evolution of the modular SPA2 platform that underpins the current model, it will be available with a new suite of driver assistance features, and it will reportedly adopt the Embla name. Citing a trademark application filed in Europe in …

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2023 Kia Niro hybrid more efficient, no more powerful

Kia shared the shapes of the second-generation, 2023 Niro last November when the hatchback debuted at the Seoul Mobility Show. The South Korean automaker is finally back with some of the Niro’s specs in hybrid form. The HabaNiro-influenced bodywork is slightly fuller in every dimension, gaining 2.5 inches in length, 0.8 inches in width, 0.4 …

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Cummins and Isuzu to collaborate on prototype electric truck

Cummins, the company known best for its diesel engines, just announced a partnership with Isuzu to “create a prototype medium-duty, battery electric truck” for North America. Exploration of electric powertrains isn’t totally new for Cummins, as it’s talked about a transition to electric since 2017. In fact, Cummins even revealed a battery-powered truck back then, …

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Ford Blue Advantage extends trial period to 14 days or 1,000 miles

Last year, Ford cranked over a new product called Blue Advantage. This was effectively a certified pre-owned program promising one of the largest selection of certified used Fords, but that wasn’t limited to Ford products, and that aimed to provide many of the same used-car shopping services found at retailers like CarMax and Carvana. Shoppers …

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Apocalypse Warlord 6×6 Ram 1500 TRX wears its name well

Florida-based Apocalypse specializes in building trucks that look like they’re ready for, well, the apocalypse. One of its wildest and most powerful builds is a six-wheel-drive, Ram 1500 TRX-based monster called Warlord, and Barrett-Jackson is selling one of the few units built. Ram’s hot-rodded TRX already stands out as one of the most impressive pickup …

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Intel building $20B Ohio chip facility amid global shortage

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Intel will invest $20 billion in a new computer chip facility in Ohio amid a global shortage of microprocessors used in everything from phones and cars to video games. After years of heavy reliance on Asia for the production of computer chips, vulnerability to shortages of the crucial components was exposed in …

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Driving the Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro and GMC Sierra AT4 | Autoblog Podcast #713

Filed under: Podcasts,BMW,GMC,Hyundai,Toyota,Truck,Crossover,SUV,Commercial Vehicles,Electric,Off-Road Vehicles,Performance,Sedan Plus, goodbye to BMW’s V12 and Bollinger’s consumer EVs Continue reading Driving the Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro and GMC Sierra AT4 | Autoblog Podcast #713 Driving the Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro and GMC Sierra AT4 | Autoblog Podcast #713 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:50:00 EST. …

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