A first for Ford … and Automotive News

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A first for Ford … and Automotive News

We couldn’t have hand-picked a more fitting news story to unfold before the first issue of this newsletter, designed to bridge the weeks in our automotive lives.

Jim Farley will be Ford’s 10th CEO since Henry Ford II when he takes over Oct. 1. But he will be the first in that span to have worked for another automaker.

That’s right — the five 20th century successors to Hank the Deuce were all Ford lifers, as of course was Bill Ford Jr. (2001-06). Since then, it’s been two auto industry outsiders —

Automotive Interior Materials Market 2020-2024 / Growth, Trends and Upcoming Opportunities

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Aug 09, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
Global Automotive Interior Materials Market is estimated to reach $155 billion by 2024; growing at a CAGR of 2.8% between 2016 and 2024. The majority of auto makers are executing these thoughts into the parts of their designs and the interior is no exception. Consumers are opting for bio-based materials, instead of plastic composite material parts. A shift towards light colors in car interiors and light weight luxury automobiles are becoming increasingly popular. There is a need to reduce the energy utilized

What Is a Compact Car? | News

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2020 Compact Sedan Challenge

Cars.com photo by Christian Lantry

As automakers continue scurrying to meet consumers’ apparently insatiable demand for SUVs by cramming more and more of them into their lineups, sedans and hatchbacks are falling out of favor. Despite their uncool status, however, compact cars remain among the most affordable types of vehicle you can buy. But what exactly is a compact car? 

Related: What’s the Best Compact Sedan?

It depends on who you ask. In general, compact cars are hatchbacks or sedans that sit in between the subcompact and mid-size classes in

Car review: 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible is the perfect social distancing tool – News – telegram.com

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The 2021 Lexus LC Convertible is the perfect conveyance for those who must maintain proper social distancing while requiring the latest in fashionable automotive couture. Its siren song is hard to resist.

The LC 500 Convertible is the spiritual successor to the second-generation SC, a stumpy hardtop convertible coupe that was suitably upscale and yet somehow missed the mark. After eight years, it departed in 2010.

Like the LC 500 Coupe, which arrived for 2018, the LC 500 Convertible’s proportions are long, lean and muscular, like that of a traditional rear-wheel-drive convertible. Its looks are anything but conventional. The LC’s