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WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Japan signed a limited trade deal intended to boost markets for American farmers and give Tokyo assurances, for now, that President Donald Trump won’t impose tariffs on auto imports. The accords on agriculture and digital trade cover about $55 billion worth of commerce between the world’s largest and third-largest economies, U.S.
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Aston Martin has a near 60-year-long history of pairing with Italian design house Zagato, and the duo just made its most recent reveal. The Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato (take a breath) has made its in-the-metal debut after being announced in photos earlier this year. The new Zagato must be bought in a pair with
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DETROIT — Contract negotiations between the UAW and General Motors suffered a setback after the union said the company essentially rejected its latest offer, providing little hope a national strike, now in its 21st day, will end soon. Terry Dittes, vice president of the UAW-GM department, said Sunday in a letter to members that GM this morning
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ATLANTA — Auto dealers face profit erosion as new competitors rise in the market, such as Tesla, Carvana and ride-hailing and car-sharing services. But an analysis of industry trends by international consulting firm McKinsey & Co. concluded that franchised retailers may have a natural advantage in pursuing several emerging business opportunities over the next two
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DETROIT — UAW members from General Motors’ U.S. plants have been on strike for nineteen days as GM-UAW contract negotiations drag on. In divisive bargaining that has pit the rank and file against the corporate auto giant, there may be one thing that all sides could agree on: a UAW-GM Center for Human Resources overhaul.
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WASHINGTON — Thousands of auto buyers may have improperly claimed more than $70 million in tax credits for purchases of new plug-in electric vehicles using ineligible cars and trucks, a U.S. Treasury Department watchdog said Thursday. The questionable claims were found in 16,510 individual tax returns during a five-year period through the 2018 processing year,
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Look, we’re not bitter. You want a pumpkin spice latte, spam, or—hmm—deodorant? To each their own. Some anticipate the start of pumpkin-spice everything season for weeks or even months, and we can relate. MotorTrend has often waited patiently to drive, photograph, and actually test cars with excruciatingly long development cycles. Once these new cars arrived,
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Las Vegas seems like a safe bet to be a prime location for the continued testing and operation of self-driving vehicles. Self-driving startup Zoox said Thursday the city will be a key market in which it will test, validate and refine its automated-driving technology. On a date that’s still to be determined, the company intends
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After roughly six months on the job, Rolls-Royce’s head of design, Jozef Kaban, has left the British ultraluxury brand and BMW Group. Kaban is the second design chief at Rolls-Royce to depart in the past 16 months. Kaban’s predecessor, Giles Taylor, left Rolls-Royce in June 2018 and was later named to oversee design at the
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Tesla Inc.’s deliveries rose less than 2 percent in the third quarter, missing Wall Street estimates and sending its shares down nearly 6 percent in trading after the bell. Total deliveries came in at a record 97,000 during the latest quarter, but below analysts’ estimates of 97,477 vehicles, according to IBES data from Refinitiv. The
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There’s no quicker way to warp your perception of what a “fast” car truly is than by stepping from your Golf into a Lamborghini—or pretty much any supercar, for that matter. Some of us are lucky enough to drive one or two in our lifetimes, but Jeremy, James, and Richard were breathing rarefied, supercar-rich air
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Volvo will add a 30-liter storage compartment under the hood of the full-electric XC40. The so-called “frunk” was created because the compact SUV’s electric motor takes up less space than the internal combustion engine it replaces. The extra compartment is just one of the design changes to the battery-powered version of the Swedish automaker’s global
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DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. will pay more than half a million dollars and provide additional training to employees to settle a discrimination charge by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission involving its Kentucky Truck Plant. The agency said Tuesday an investigation found “reasonable cause to believe that the Kentucky Truck Plant failed to hire
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Editor’s note: Automotive News will distribute the monthly U.S. Sales Report newsletter after General Motors, Ford and FCA report third-quarter results, which are expected Wednesday. Hyundai posted a 9 percent decline in U.S. sales in September behind weaker car deliveries even as crossover volume rose 9 percent to a record 27,374 for the month. The
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LOS ANGELES — Acura is highlighting its history of producing memorable sports cars for the road and the track with a marketing campaign that will show up across social media channels and broadcast TV, including high-profile NFL games. The ad push begins Monday with a 30-second video featuring iconic vehicles from the past such as
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Tesla likes to shock and awe with boundary-pushing self-driving features, and the “Smart Summon” capability included in the automaker’s latest software update for customer cars seems designed to blow people away. Well, hopefully not literally, given how the feature enables owners with Model 3, Model S, and Model X vehicles equipped with Tesla’s semi-autonomous AutoPilot
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DETROIT — The contract offer that General Motors made public just before the UAW went on strike effectively set the minimum for what workers expect from the automaker. But the longer the strike has dragged on, the more expectations have grown. Getting contracts ratified already looked like a bigger challenge than usual going into this
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