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Unifor said it had to make “hard decisions” to secure the future of General Motors’ CAMI Assembly plant, which would begin building all-electric delivery vans later this year under the terms of a surprise, three-year tentative contract. “The stakes going in to these negotiations were incredibly high,” reads a joint message to union members by
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Stellantis is here, and that means some of the seven brands that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is bringing to the table might not be around for much longer. The high points of the post-merger blueprint in North America are no secret: Churn out as many Ram pickups as possible and push Jeep into higher price points
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DETROIT — An unidentified quality issue is affecting the launch of one of Ford Motor Co.’s most anticipated new vehicles. The company said it is holding onto “several hundred” Mustang Mach-E crossovers to perform extra inspections and engineering analysis that could delay delivery to customers in the U.S. and Canada by up to 8 weeks.
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We’ve seen Kia’s new logo, and now we’ve learned a more about the brand’s future plans, including seven all-electric models and three battery-powered concepts by 2027. Kia’s intent is to stake out a leading position in the EV market, and it teased five of those future production models in silhouette. The models will be known
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ES last week came without many of the bells and whistles and celebrity appearances, and none of the in-person experiences that typically make the show both overwhelming and great. Though far less groundbreaking than a traditional CES, the all-digital show did feature a decent lineup of discussions on electrification, automated vehicles, the many opportunities of
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DETROIT — Matt VanDyke, Ford Motor Co.’s director of marketing, will soon become the CEO of the company’s FordDirect joint venture with dealers. VanDyke, 48, will take the reins of the digital lead-generating company Feb. 1. He replaces Diane Craig, who became president of Ford’s International Markets Group this month. “Matt VanDyke has been an
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While much of the emphasis at CES 2021 was focused on autonomy (and related sensors), artificial intelligence, and bigger-picture tech, there were still plenty of little gizmos on virtual display promising a brighter driving tomorrow. Gadgets that solve little problems, like why your phone sometimes doesn’t juice up properly in a Qi wireless charger, and
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BMW is shutting down its vehicle subscription pilot at the end of the month. The Access by BMW subscription pilot launched in April 2018 and never expanded beyond its initial Nashville market. It was targeted at affluent customers willing to pay high monthly fees for two tiers of service starting at $2,000. “Our intent with
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Supplier Denso Corp. announced Seiji Maeda as its new CEO of North American operations, a move effective Jan. 1. Maeda, 55 who also serves as a senior director for Denso, replaced Kenichiro Ito in the role. Ito, 58, who served as the North American CEO since 2016, is now Denso’s chief human resources officer in
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Former Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, on trial over charges related to Volkswagen Group’s diesel scandal, blamed engineers for his failure to uncover widespread cheating on emissions tests. Stadler, testifying for the first time, told a Munich court on Tuesday that engineers gave the management board at the VW Group’s luxury-car unit insufficient information to detect
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Industry groups including the National Automobile Dealers Association and American Bankers Association say they are evaluating their political contributions after last week’s invasion of the U.S. Capitol, described by NADA as “shocking, tragic and condemnable.” The assessments come after a growing list of major corporations such as Ford Motor Co. said they would temporarily suspend
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Volkswagen Arteon Full Overview I don’t know about you, but I haven’t left home as much as I’d like to over the past few months. The business-casual attire I used to don before reporting to MotorTrend HQ goes largely unworn. Instead, my casual-casual clothing—pajama shorts, soft tees, cozy hoodies, and the like—is on constant rotation.
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A drop-off in auto sales usually sends incentives soaring and profits plummeting. Not in 2020, amid the biggest one-year decline in U.S. light-vehicle sales since the Great Recession. Instead, tight inventory levels resulted in smaller discounts and a stronger bottom line for many automakers and dealers. In December alone, the industry made an extra $840
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