Auto industry faces a potential Minsky Moment and answers with 56 million EVs a year by 2040

At this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, where billionaires and corporate titans rubbed shoulders with the politicians they have bought or for whom they have provided succor, the “very stable genius” known as 73-year-old President Donald Trump aimed his ire at a 17-year-old young woman named Greta Thunberg. Those who offer warnings about climate …

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Mitsubishi RVR a strong swimmer in sea of similarity

The starting price of the Mitsubishi RVR small crossover is $23,000, in line with rivals like Toyota’s C-HR ($23,650), Honda’s HR-V ($24,250), Mazda’s CX-3 ($21,045), Kia’s all-new 2021 Seltos ($$22,995), Nissan’s Kicks ($19,298), Hyundai’s Kona ($21,249), Subaru’s Crosstrek ($23,795) and Ford’s EcoSport ($25,149). Yes, it’s a crowded field. Andy yes, there is a bit of …

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The XT6 is a promising sign of smarter things to come from Cadillac

There was a time when people would say, “Let’s go Cadillac this weekend.” Ooh. That really meant something. Or, as the Urban Dictionary gleefully notes, at some point people came to say, “That handicapped stall is the Cadillac of bathroom stalls.” (We’re also told that that particular reference was made famous in prisons, then carried …

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2020 Corsair: a winning strategy, and you’re welcome, Lincoln

The 2020 Lincoln Corsair shares its platform – the hardware under the skin – with the 2020 Ford Escape. That’s not necessarily a bad thing for a raft of reasons. First, platform-sharing is basic to the car business. Most Audis start as Volkswagens, for instance. Moreover, in today’s car game, styling and electronics are the …

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With Telluride, Kia resorts to the eight-seat SUV

Telluride won a 2018 Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice award and for good reasons – reasons I can speak to personally. I’ve strapped on the boards there, and I can tell you that the skiing at this Colorado resort is terrific – varied, interesting, often challenging and the snow is most often light and dry. …

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