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The Cars of 2020: Looking back at all the cars launched this year

This year was challenging for the automotive industry. The Taal ashfall (yes, that really happened this year), and the economic slowdown due to COVID-19 meant that new cars sales dropped. Still, car brands were quick to adopt to the times—introducing new offerings through video conferencing and even launching their respective virtual showrooms.

With that in mind, here are the new cars that were launched this year.

JANUARY

Ford Ranger FX4

Ford Philippines opened 2020 with the introduction of two new variants of its bestselling Ranger pickup truck—the FX4 in manual and automatic transmission guise (it was introduced as a 4×2

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Cars we’re thankful for in 2020

In what’s probably one of the biggest understatements of all time, things weren’t normal this year in the car world or anywhere. Car shows went out the window, as did press drives across the country and the world. But all the weirdness makes us all the more thankful for what we did get. The car news kept coming, some of it extremely exciting, like a new Bronco, an electric Hummer and much more. And we still got to drive cars and bring you along for the rides. And in keeping with the spirit of the week, we wanted to share

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VW increases spending on electric, self-driving cars to $86 billion

BERLIN — Volkswagen Group is boosting spending on technologies for electric and self driving cars, while increasing production of EVs in its German home market.

Investments in battery-powered vehicles, autonomous driving and related future technologies will rise to about 73 billion euros ($86 billion), or half the company’s 150-billion euro budget through 2025, VW said in a statement.

That’s up from 60 billion euros a year ago, or 40 percent of investments planned at the time.

The investment is part of VW Group’s new five-year planning cycle, approved by the supervisory board on Friday.

The spending increase is based on

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California wants to ban gas-powered cars, but is the auto industry ready to go all electric?

California could join France, Norway and the United Kingdom in banning cars with traditional combustion engines, after Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive order to end the sale of gas- and diesel-powered vehicles in the Golden State by 2035.

But there are plenty of obstacles, including the technical challenges of sourcing raw materials and producing enough batteries and fuel-cells, as well as the need to deliver vehicles consumers will want to buy.

“If the government tells you that you can’t build anything other than electric vehicles, consumers will have no other products to choose from,” said Sam Abuelsamid, principal automotive analyst with

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Here’s why Jaguar Land Rover will use recycled aluminium on its future cars

• Jaguar Land Rover has found a new way of using recycled alumium.

• It plans to reduce CO2 emissions by 26%.

• The recycled aluminium will be used in JLR vehicles.

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Jaguar Land Rover continues to push the envelope when it comes to innovative ways of taking care of nature.

In the latest method, the automotive giant revealed a way of processing aluminium waste from cool drink cans, bottle tops, and end-of-life vehicle and recycling it for use in its cars. This process, says Jaguar, will reduce CO2 emissions by up

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