The News for April 20th, 2018

Welcome to the Hooniverse News! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. There’s also just a little opinion of mine because I can. This week: BMW breathes new life into the M2, is still the only BMW …

Honda Ridgeline, Ford Ecosport and Tesla profits | Autoblog Podcast #537

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On this week’s Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Green Editor John Beltz Snyder and Associate Editor Joel Stocksdale. We talk about driving the 2018 Ford Ecosport and Hyundai Accent. Joel tells us why he loves the naturally aspirated engine in our long-term Honda Ridgeline. We discuss Tesla’s profitability claims, Johan de Nysschen leaving Cadillac and a possible date change for the Detroit Auto Show. As usual, we’ll also spend a listener’s money on a car.

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Honda Ridgeline, Ford Ecosport and Tesla profits | Autoblog Podcast #537 originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Cadillac XT6 three-row crossover spied hours after de Nysschen ousted

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Big news today from GM’s luxury brand. Cadillac ousted Johan de Nysschen after four years at the helm. It’s unclear exactly what let to his departure, but slumping sales and a lack of crossovers surely influenced GM’s decision. Cadillac currently has one crossover and one SUV on sale. The Cadillac XT5 will soon be joined by the smaller XT4. New spy shots show that the new three-row Cadillac XT6 will soon join the lineup.

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Cadillac XT6 three-row crossover spied hours after de Nysschen ousted originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Steve Carlisle replaces Johan de Nysschen as head of Cadillac

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Johan de Nysschen, a longtime automotive industry executive, is out the door at Cadillac after four years at the helm of GM’s flagship luxury brand. Steve Carlisle will replace de Nysschen as General Motors senior vice president and president, Cadillac. Carlilse previously served as president and managing director of GM Canada.

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Steve Carlisle replaces Johan de Nysschen as head of Cadillac originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:35:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Cadillac Escalade gets $10,000 discount to ward off Navigator

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Cadillac is once again defending its full-size luxury Escalade SUV from assault by the hot-selling Lincoln Navigator, offering $10,000 discounts to some current customers to keep them from switching brands.

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Cadillac Escalade gets $10,000 discount to ward off Navigator originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Economy-car buyers increasingly get the best deal on technology

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One of the great things about technology is – with the exception of Apple products – consumers get more for their money every year. For example, the first 1GB USB drive I bought in 2005 cost me $30. Today you can get 10 for that price, delivered to your door thanks to Amazon. The same goes for car tech.

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Economy-car buyers increasingly get the best deal on technology originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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GM will stop reporting monthly U.S. vehicle sales

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General Motors said on Tuesday it will stop reporting monthly U.S. vehicle sales, saying the 30-day snapshot does not accurately reflect the market, and will instead issue quarterly sales.

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GM will stop reporting monthly U.S. vehicle sales originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 03 Apr 2018 08:49:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Cadillac to Corvette: You’re not getting our twin-turbo V8 engine

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Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen bluntly shot down rumors his brand’s powerful twin-turbo V8 is also headed for the Chevy Corvette. Speaking Wednesday at the New York Auto Show, he said: “Just quit the speculation it’s headed for Corvette. It’s not.”

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Cadillac to Corvette: You’re not getting our twin-turbo V8 engine originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 28 Mar 2018 14:55:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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All-new 2019 Cadillac XT4 crossover debuts in New York

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Cadillac spent years and years improving its mainline sedans, the CTS and ATS, turning them into awfully good impressions of BMWs from a few years before. The thing is, great sedans aren’t selling, and crossovers sure are. Cadillac’s XT5 is the only crossover in the lineup, something that’s had American Cadillac dealers gnashing their teeth and wailing — although anyone they can upsell into an Escalade can staunch the bleeding. That brings us to the new XT4, which is smaller than the XT5 b

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All-new 2019 Cadillac XT4 crossover debuts in New York originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 27 Mar 2018 19:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Sunday Drive: Classic American nameplates and one exciting new German

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Today’s look back at last week’s biggest automotive stories focuses first on the Jeep Wagoneer, an unequivocal American classic. Not only did it play a pivotal role in kicking off America’s current sport utility vehicle craze, it legitimized the Jeep brand in the mind of consumers looking not just for something to ably take them off the beaten path, but to do so in comfort, with the entire family along for the ride. So it comes as little surprise that Jeep decided to take one vintage Wagoneer, m

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Sunday Drive: Classic American nameplates and one exciting new German originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 25 Mar 2018 17:55:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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