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API welcomes OPEC+ agreement to cut global oil production

API welcomes OPEC+ agreement to cut global oil production

"We welcome today’s announcement of an agreement by other producing nations to follow the lead of the global marketplace – and U.S. producers – to reduce supply to align with lower energy demand as result of the pandemic. ... Continue reading

New Engine Oil Standard for Passenger Vehicles Takes Effect

New Engine Oil Standard for Passenger Vehicles Takes Effect

“The new engine oil standard was developed in close consultation with the auto industry, lubricant marketers and additive suppliers to meet the demands of today’s engines,” ... Continue reading

Car Sales In China Up Almost 1% to 2.0 million Units Sold in April 2020 - China Association of Automobile Manufacturers

Car Sales In China Up Almost 1% to 2.0 million Units Sold in April 2020 - China Association of Automobile Manufacturers

China auto sales likely rose in April, ending almost two years of decline SHANGHAI, May 7 2020; Yilei Sun and Brenda Goh reporting for Reuters said that vehicle sales in China likely rose in April from a year earlier, its top auto industry body said on Thursday, ending almost two years of declines and signalling that t ... Continue reading

China's Sedan Brand Hongqi To Produce Super Sports Model

China's Sedan Brand Hongqi To Produce Super Sports Model

2020/04/30 Hongqi, a brand under China's leading automaker FAW Group, announced that it will set up a joint venture with SILK EV LLC from the United States to manufacture its first super sports model. Via a video conference on Thursday, the municipal government of the northeastern Chinese city of Changchun, FAW and SIL ... Continue reading

IAI To Produce, Market Zibar Offroad Vehicles

IAI To Produce, Market Zibar Offroad Vehicles

IAI acquires the manufacturing operations of the Zibar offroad tactical vehicle, designed and built by Israeli offroad entrepreneur Ido Cohen. The Z family activities being acquired include the Zibar, Zmag – a light version of the platform, and ZED – the armored off-road vehicle. ... Continue reading

2020 Lexus LS 500 AWD Review by John Heilig

2020 Lexus LS 500 AWD Review by John Heilig

Lexus Review: REVIEWED MODEL: 2020 Lexus LS 500 AWD SPECS, ENGINE: 3.5-liter twin turbo V6 TRANSMISSION: 10-speed automatic with paddle shifters HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 416 hp @ 6,000 rpm/442 lb.-ft. @ 1,600-4,800 rpm WHEELBASE: 123.0 in. ... Continue reading

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