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Whether they have decades of experience on the assembly line or were hired only months ago, many workers who walked off the job at General Motors plants last week said they were striking for the same reasons: getting equal pay for all employees, keeping health care costs low and creating a path for temporary employees
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Plug-in hybrid SUVs are trickling into the market, and they provide unique advantages over their gas-only counterparts. With these vehicles, drivers have the flexibility to run solely on electric power for short jaunts around town, and rely on the gas engine for longer trips. If you’re looking for a PHEV SUV, you have more than
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What’s not to love about the Toyota Land Cruiser? As Toyota‘s longest-running nameplate, the Land Cruiser has a richer heritage than any vehicle in the lineup, and the virtually unstoppable off-roader is certainly one of the brand’s most evocative vehicles. Toyota recently sold its 10 millionth Land Cruiser worldwide, am impressive accomplishment to put under
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When you think of actor Vin Diesel and car movies, the natural intersection of those concepts is the “Fast and Furious” franchise, but there’s another action series that weaves the two together: “xXx.” Dubbed the Flame Car, the 1967 Pontiac GTO Hardtop that recently visited Jay Leno’s Garage has been owned by Thom Sherwood since
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In a closed-door meeting at a Detroit casino two years ago, retiring UAW President Dennis Williams revealed his successor would be Gary Jones, an accountant then running the union’s western region. The resounding reaction among the union brass in the room was: Gary who? The UAW’s former chief bean counter didn’t strike anyone as a
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According to the two leading American organizations that evaluate vehicle safety, the 2019 Honda Insight is one of the safest hybrids on the road. In fact, Insight is one of the safest small cars you can buy: It received a 5-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) as well as
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A new debate is raging among the world’s automotive companies, and it will likely take years to sort out. Its simple question: Should electric cars be constructed differently from combustion-engine cars? Ulf Sudowe says yes. The r&d director for chassis at Spanish supplier Gestamp Automoción gives the example of the time it tested an electric
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Federal prosecutors on Friday charged Jeffery Pietrzyk, who was an assistant to former UAW-GM Department Vice President Joe Ashton, in a federal corruption probe that has widened amid contract negotiations between the union and General Motors. Pietrzyk is charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering. Prosecutors contend he conspired with other union
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LOS ANGELES — Honda is using a “what if” advertising spot on the emotional impact of a vehicle-pedestrian collision as the centerpiece of a broader marketing campaign on its commitment to safety systems. The campaign highlights features that protect not only the drivers and passengers of its vehicles, but pedestrians, cyclists and occupants of other
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BMW’s all-electric 7-Series may pack as much as 670 horsepower and offer a Tesla-topping 120 kwh battery to boot, giving BMW’s large sedan the chops necessary to compete against the next wave of luxury EVs.  Sources in Munich told BMWBlog that BMW is testing two variants of its coming electrified 7-Series, reportedly dubbed the i7.
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