Top Deals for Labor Day 2020

A number of strong offers are available this Labor Day, making it a great holiday weekend to find a deal on a new car, truck or SUV. With 2021 models beginning to trickle onto lots, dealers are motivated to clear out their remaining new 2020 stock, driving bigger discounts and incentives. And with used car prices continuing to rise, these new-car deals have never been as enticing. The average discount on 2020 model year vehicles climbed to $3,111 in August compared to $2,968 in July and $2,845 in June, according to Edmunds data.

We’ve selected a number of vehicles with strong discounts and incentives to help you start your Labor Day shopping. If you don’t see the car you’re looking for on this list, remember that in most cases, these manufacturers will be offering deals across their lineups.

It’s important to remember that not all discounts and deals are compatible

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Nissan to bring carbon fiber-reinforced plastic to mainstream cars

Carbon fiber has been used in race cars and high-end road cars for decades, but the lightweight material is still considered too expensive for mainstream cars, though that may change soon.

Nissan is the latest automaker to attempt to mass produce the material, announcing Wednesday a new production process for carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) parts.The new process can cut the lead time for development of new parts by half, and the cycle time for molding parts in production by about 80% compared to conventional methods, Nissan said.

Compared to other materials, carbon fiber is fairly labor intensive to work with. Most conventional production methods involve bonding sheets of the material together with resin, and then molding it into the proper shape. This has to be done largely by hand, and requires extra time for the resin to cure.

Nissan tests new carbon fiber-reinforced plastic production process

Combining carbon fiber with

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Why the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept is Better Than You Think

Not too jazzed about the new 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer concept and its design? Get in line, bub. After an interminable decades-long wait for the biggest and most resplendent of Jeeps to return, it seems like the new three-row concept hints at a future production model that won’t quite capture our imagination like the absolutely fabulous Wagoneer did in the 1960s through early 1990s. Instead of a retro-themed glam-hauler, it looks like we’re getting a three-row, Jeepified Durango lookalike with a glitzed-up interior. What a disappointment.

Let’s take a look at FCA’s—now Stellantis’—near unbroken chain of enthusiast-forward vehicles in recent years. Though long, long in the tooth, the Challenger and Charger continue to be some of the sweetest muscle car deals on the market today, with a cornucopia of bright colors, graphics, loud exhausts, and absurd power figures. Loud engines! Aggressive styling! Hellcat! Superbee! Shaker! Hell yeah! USA! USA!


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