Category: Automotive News

Cadillac requiring dealers to make $200,000 in upgrades for EVs

DETROIT — Cadillac on Wednesday told its 880 U.S. dealers that they will need to invest at least $200,000 each on electric vehicle chargers, tooling and training to continue selling the brand’s vehicles beyond 2022.

The brand plans to launch its first EV, the Lyriq crossover, in late 2022, and have a fully electric lineup by the end of the decade.

“Now’s really the time to start engaging with our dealers in preparation for that,” Rory Harvey, vice president of Cadillac sales, service and marketing, told Automotive News. “There’s a lot of planning that has to be put

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In coronavirus COVID-19 news are Mazda, Volkswagen, Ferrari and Jaguar Land Rover.

Mazda Factories Back to Work

Starting in August, Mazda Motor Corporation will return to normal factory operations, or pre-COVID-19 levels, amid increased sales and future forecast for product demand in the U.S. In June, Mazda North American Operations achieved a sales increase of nearly 11 percent year-over-year. Most notably, the three-row CX-9 and MX-5 roadster volumes grew approximately 50 percent and 25 percent, respectively.

Through the remainder of July, Mazda will end production adjustments implemented at plants in Japan, Mexico and Thailand caused by the pandemic. Mazda

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Hyundai, Kia recalling more vehicles for possible fire risks

Hyundai and Kia are recalling more than 180,000 vehicles in the U.S. because of problems with the antilock brake system, which may result in an electrical short and vehicle fire.

The recalled vehicles are 180,000 Hyundai Tucson compact crossovers from the 2019-21 model years and about 9,400 Kia Stingers from the 2019 model year.

The recall notice comes after the two automakers recalled more than 600,000 vehicles last week for a similar issue, where brake fluid may leak into the hydraulic electronic control unit, which could cause an electrical short over time and a vehicle fire. Those recalled vehicles were

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NASCAR plans to convert Auto Club Speedway into short track

The Athletic first reported the story Tuesday, which Motorsport.com later independently confirmed with NASCAR.

Currently, there are just three short tracks on the Cup Series schedule: Bristol Motor Speedway, Martinsville Raceway and Richmond Raceway. 

The ambitious plan would take place following the 2021 spring race with the goal of having the new track ready for the 2022 season, thus transforming one of NASCAR’s largest tracks into a Martinsville Speedway lookalike with long straightaways and narrow corners. However, the corners will be banked similar to Bristol Motor Speedway, which range from 26 to 30 degrees.

In another move in favor of

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2020 Bentley Flying Spur: Recall Alert | News

2020 Bentley Flying Spur

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 100 model-year 2020 Bentley Flying Spur sedans

The Problem: Moisture can enter the top view rear camera holder and reduce the clarity of the rearview camera image, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will modify the top view camera holder to improve the water draining ability for free.

What Owners Should Do: Bentley will begin notifying owners Aug. 21. Owners can call Bentley at 800-777-6923, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their

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