I drove a rented 2018 Fiat 500 this summer in the Italian Alps and thought, “What a dog.” Then I drove a new 2019 Fiat 500X this month in the Malibu mountains and thought, “What a blast!”The difference between the two cars was under the hood. The 500 I drove in Malibu was powered by Fiat’s all-new 1.3-liter turbocharged engine. It’s a game changer.Fiat’s parent company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is on a hot streak. The car company in July reported strong vehicle sales and a jump in profits for the second quarter of 2019. But the improved numbers were driven principally by sales of FCA’s Ram trucks and new Jeep Gladiator, with the Fiat division taking up the rear.So it’s a good time for a Fiat 500 refresh. The new engine replaces a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that many critics found sluggish and underwhelming. The new power plant offers a 35% improvement in torque, from 172 pound-feet with the previous engine to 210 pound-feet … [Read more...] about Review: The Fiat 500X is a sporty ride in a small package
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David Eggert, Associated Press Updated 2:53 pm PST, Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer takes part in the inaugural ceremonies at the Capitol in Lansing, Mich., on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (Cory MorseMLive.com/The Grand Rapids Press via AP) Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer takes part in the inaugural ceremonies at the Capitol in Lansing, Mich., on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (Cory MorseMLive.com/The Grand Rapids Press via AP) Photo: Cory Morse, AP Photo: Cory Morse, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer takes part in the inaugural ceremonies at the Capitol in Lansing, Mich., on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (Cory MorseMLive.com/The Grand Rapids Press via AP) Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer takes part in the inaugural ceremonies at the Capitol … [Read more...] about Michigan AG to review pipeline deal at governor’s request
PUBLISHED: 11:00 30 December 2018 Dan Mountney The Broadwater branch of Tesco in Stevenage. Picture: Google Street View Archant July saw a special Tesco delivery as a baby was born in the car park of Stevenage’s Broadwater store. Cody has been causing quite a stir in Stevenage.The supermarket kindly donated nappies, towels and babygrows to help the family after the birth.At the time, a Tesco spokeswoman said: “We’re delighted that mum and baby are both doing well.”There was some sad news from Stevenage though as a local celebrity – Cody the racoon – passed away.The North American racoon was the pet of Kasey Valentine, who took Cody from his previous owner when he was just a few weeks old.Cody has been causing quite a stir in Stevenage.He amassed more than 25,000 followers on his own Facebook page and was well-known in Stevenage.Speaking to the Comet following Cody’s death, Kasey said: “This is the most … [Read more...] about Review of the year 2018: July
Whether you’re hauling a cement mixer, a three-horse trailer, or a sparkling new speedboat, you won’t find a more useful tool than a pickup truck. Full-size trucks are the best-selling vehicles in America, partly because of the many Americans who work hard at jobs that require sweat and muscle rather than pixels and taps, and partly because Americans love to play hard. Or at least look like they do. Right now, there are plenty of terrific choices when it comes to big pickup trucks. The best models come from the traditional Big Three American companies, such as the popular Ford F-150 and redesigned Ram 1500, with Japanese companies trailing the leaders with the Nissan Titan and Toyota Tundra. Truck drivers are a notoriously loyal lot. They tend to choose a brand and stick with it, despite the lure of newfangled aluminum this and hybrid that. Chevrolet is counting on people who love the bowtie-brand to ensure the all-new 2019 Silverado 1500’s success, while angling to … [Read more...] about Ratings and Review: The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a great truck. But is it the best truck?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | Last-Minute Shoppers Increasingly Trust Only Amazon to Deliver Supported by ByKaren Weise Dec. 21, 2018 SEATTLE — Olivia Zimmermann started her holiday shopping early this year, buying a Bluetooth speaker from Best Buy for her sister. It was supposed to arrive by Dec. 10, two weeks before Christmas. The speaker never showed up — and the post office said it had delivered the package to a different town. Best Buy apologized and offered to reship it. But Ms. Zimmermann, who works in marketing in Chicago, was over it. “I just want a refund,” she told the retailer, and then added: “At this point, I have already ordered from Amazon because I know for a fact it will be here when they say it will.” Amazon is far and away the leader in e-commerce, outpacing competitors … [Read more...] about Last-Minute Shoppers Increasingly Trust Only Amazon to Deliver