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Bugatti Bounces On Backup Model Plans Amid Booming Business

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It has been long rumored that the hypercar fancy folks over at Bugatti were considering development of an all-new second model to sell in the lineup. Despite record sales on the back of the new Bugatti Chiron, the Covid-19 pandemic has stalled any plans for the future car.

Bugatti President Stephan Winkelmann, who moved over in 2018 from in-house pals Lamborghini and Audi Sport, confirmed to Bloomberg TV that the boutique automaker’s development team had done work on a potential second model.

The boss cited market instability due to the global Covid-19 pandemic for added pressure ahead of an important upcoming financial review from Bugatti parent-company Volkswagen Group as a factor in halting development of the new car. From Bloomberg:

The decision was prompted by the damage inflicted on the car industry by the Covid-19 pandemic, Bugatti chief Stephan Winkelmann said in a Bloomberg

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Ford Recalls 700K Newer-Model Vehicles Due To Backup Camera Issue

DEARBORN, MI — Ford Motor Co. has issued one safety compliance recall and two safety recalls in North America for multiple 2020 model year vehicles for intermittent rearview camera issues.

The company said that some of the newer model vehicles have insufficient electrical conductivity within the printed circuit board internal to the camera, causing the camera to intermittently display a blank or distorted image.

Ford said it is not aware of any accident or injury reports related to this issue. The recalls affect 620,246 vehicles in the U.S. and federal territories, 76,566 in Canada and 4,302 in Mexico, according to the company.

Affected 2020 vehicles include:

  • Ford Explorer vehicles built at Chicago Assembly Plant from Nov. 16, 2019, to May 18, 2020
  • Ford F-150 vehicles built at Dearborn Assembly Plant from Oct. 26, 2019, to May 18, 2020, and Kansas City Assembly Plant from Nov. 2, 2019, to May 18,
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