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Corvette’s All-New Corvette Borrowing an Old Name: Stingray

Corvette’s All-New Corvette Borrowing an Old Name: Stingray

Expect to see Z06, ZR1 and other familiar badges live-on, too.

Chevy will give us a first official look at the 2020 Corvette C8 later this week but it has revealed the “base” model will be dubbed Stingray. The 1st car to carry that name into production debuted in 1963, but the Stingray history goes back even further, reports TheDetroitBureau.com.

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UAW Kicks Off Negotiations with Ford Talking Tough

UAW Kicks Off Negotiations with Ford Talking Tough

Union is looking for more, Ford wants cuts to prep for downturn.

The United Auto Workers kicked off 2019 labor negotiations with the union taking a hard line, reminding officials from the Ford Motor Co. that automakers they have enjoyed a period of prosperity and a restless union membership is looking for its share in the new contract. Find out what’s important to all at TheDetroitBureau.com.

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Corvette’s All-New Corvette Borrowing an Old Name: Stingray

Corvette’s All-New Corvette Borrowing an Old Name: Stingray

Expect to see Z06, ZR1 and other familiar badges live-on, too.

Chevy will give us a first official look at the 2020 Corvette C8 later this week but it has revealed the “base” model will be dubbed Stingray. The 1st car to carry that name into production debuted in 1963, but the Stingray history goes back even further, reports TheDetroitBureau.com.

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UAW Kicks Off Negotiations with Ford Talking Tough
UAW Kicks Off Negotiations with Ford Talking Tough

The United Auto Workers kicked off 2019 labor negotiations with the union taking a hard line, reminding officials from the Ford Motor Co. that automakers they have enjoyed a period of prosperity and a restless union membership is looking for its share in the new contract. Find out what’s important to all at TheDetroitBureau.com.

EV Start-Up Seres Delays U.S. Model Debut Due to China Troubles
EV Start-Up Seres Delays U.S. Model Debut Due to China Troubles

Another electric vehicle start-up, Series, is facing tough times, forcing the Chinese-backed to delay the launch its vehicle in the U.S. and layoff much of its staff here. Formerly SF Motors, the company says it must focus on the weak market in China before launching in the U.S. Find out more at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Toyota Preparing to Invest $398M in Texas Truck Plant
Toyota Preparing to Invest $398M in Texas Truck Plant

Just a few days after it was revealed that Toyota Motor Corp. would convert its $1.6 billion Alabama plant to SUV production from car production, the company is reportedly planning to spend as much as $398 million to optimize its San Antonio truck plant. Find out more at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Ford, VW Open to Further Collaboration – and Additional Partners
Ford, VW Open to Further Collaboration – and Additional Partners

The collaboration Ford and Volkswagen formally announced on Friday could grow significantly larger, the automakers said, with the possibility of them adding new projects while also leaving the door open to bringing other manufacturers into the fold. Find out how it can grow at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Toyota, Denso Sign Deal to Develop New Semiconductors
Toyota, Denso Sign Deal to Develop New Semiconductors

Toyota Motor Corp. and Denso Corp. are planning to establish a joint venture for research and advanced development of next-generation, in-vehicle semiconductors. The two companies will study the details and aim to establish the new company in April 2020. Get details at TheDetroitBureau.com.

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2019 Lexus IS 350 F-Sport
2019 Lexus IS 350 F-Sport

Lexus has history of delivering a comfortable brand of luxury vehicles of peerless quality that are also tasteful and smartly equipped. In recent years, Lexus also has been adding more bite to its model line with a series of “F-Sport” vehicles and the new IS 300 version is outstanding. See our review at TheDetroitBureau.com.

First Drive: 2019 Volvo XC40 R-Design
First Drive: 2019 Volvo XC40 R-Design

Volvo has succeeded in standing out with well-balanced vehicles that get high marks in all the key areas and the XC40 is a prime example of the Swedish car maker’s deft touch. The XC40 is a nicely balanced vehicle that is versatile, fun to drive and equipped with the up-to-date technology that helps keep drivers and passengers safe, entertained and connected. Get more of our driving impressions at TheDetroitBureau.com.

First Drive: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450
First Drive: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450

The leader of the luxury sport-utility segment was settled, according to our writer, with the debut of the new BMW X7. That was until Mercedes-Benz cracked back with the new GLE 450 4Matic. Check out his driving impressions at TheDetroitBureau.com.

First Drive: 2020 Hyundai Palisade
First Drive: 2020 Hyundai Palisade

Late to the party, perhaps, but Hyundai is intent for making up for lost time when it comes to stretching out its utility vehicle line-up. Barely two years ago, it had just three offerings to choose, and now it has seven, including the just released large ute, the Palisade. A new benchmark for the brand, the Palisade is something to behold, TheDetroitBureau.com says.

First Drive: 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel
First Drive: 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel

Diesels may be losing momentum in some segments, but not when it comes to pickups, and the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel could win over plenty of new buyers. TheDetroitBureau.com explains why in this review.

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UAW Kicks Off Negotiations with Ford Talking Tough

UAW Kicks Off Negotiations with Ford Talking Tough

Union is looking for more, Ford wants cuts to prep for downturn.

The United Auto Workers kicked off 2019 labor negotiations with the union taking a hard line, reminding officials from the Ford Motor Co. that automakers they have enjoyed a period of prosperity and a restless union membership is looking for its share in the new contract. Find out what’s important to all at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Trump Administration Puts Hold on Emissions Fines, Saves Automakers $1B

Trump Administration Puts Hold on Emissions Fines, Saves Automakers $1B

States, environmentalists say current fines aren't a deterrent.

Automakers are lauding the Trump administration’s decision Friday to suspend a 2016 Obama administration regulation doubling penalties for automakers failing to meet fuel efficiency requirements — saving them as much as $1 billion annually. Find out more at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Formula E Charged Up After Successful Fifth Season Wraps Up

Formula E Charged Up After Successful Fifth Season Wraps Up

Mercedes, Porsche set to join battery-car racing series for next season.

Jean-Eric Vergne nabbed the crown as Formula E wrapped up its fifth season. But the series itself may have been the big winner with attendance up and more automakers joining in. Next year, it will add Porsche and Mercedes and, reports TheDetroitBureau.com, there are rumors F1 champ Lewis Hamilton eventually could join in.

Hoping to Head Off Tariffs, German Minister Highlights U.S. Investment During Alabama Trip

Hoping to Head Off Tariffs, German Minister Highlights U.S. Investment During Alabama Trip

Trump sent a $1 billion reminder by German government.

A German economic minister visited the “deep South” last week to call attention to the huge investment in Alabama by Mercedes-Benz. The trip comes as the Trump administration is once again mulling imposing tariffs on European-made goods, including vehicles. Get the story at TheDetroitBureau.com.

EV Start-Up Seres Delays U.S. Model Debut Due to China Troubles

EV Start-Up Seres Delays U.S. Model Debut Due to China Troubles

Company lays off 90, blames soft Chinese market.

Another electric vehicle start-up, Series, is facing tough times, forcing the Chinese-backed to delay the launch its vehicle in the U.S. and layoff much of its staff here. Formerly SF Motors, the company says it must focus on the weak market in China before launching in the U.S. Find out more at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Toyota Preparing to Invest $398M in Texas Truck Plant

Toyota Preparing to Invest $398M in Texas Truck Plant

Next-generation trucks moving to shared platform.

Just a few days after it was revealed that Toyota Motor Corp. would convert its $1.6 billion Alabama plant to SUV production from car production, the company is reportedly planning to spend as much as $398 million to optimize its San Antonio truck plant. Find out more at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Ford, VW Open to Further Collaboration – and Additional Partners

Ford, VW Open to Further Collaboration – and Additional Partners

A number of key details still to be worked out, company officials said during NY news conference.

The collaboration Ford and Volkswagen formally announced on Friday could grow significantly larger, the automakers said, with the possibility of them adding new projects while also leaving the door open to bringing other manufacturers into the fold. Find out how it can grow at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Toyota, Denso Sign Deal to Develop New Semiconductors

Toyota, Denso Sign Deal to Develop New Semiconductors

New electronics needed for next-generation of vehicles.

Toyota Motor Corp. and Denso Corp. are planning to establish a joint venture for research and advanced development of next-generation, in-vehicle semiconductors. The two companies will study the details and aim to establish the new company in April 2020. Get details at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Ford and VW Formally Unveil “Collaboration” on Autonomous and Electrified Vehicles

Ford and VW Formally Unveil “Collaboration” on Autonomous and Electrified Vehicles

Automakers will remain “independent and fiercely competitive,” said Ford CEO Hackett.

Ford and VW today formally unveiled an expanded “collaboration” they hope will position them as leaders in autonomous and electric vehicle development, even while helping slash the massive expenses required to bring those technologies to market. TheDetroitBureau.com has the story.

FCA Spending $788M to Build 500 BEV in Italy

FCA Spending $788M to Build 500 BEV in Italy

Second iteration of 500e to be sold in Europe.

Fiat Chrysler had planned to leverage its new partner, Renault, to bring its electric vehicle program up to speed; however, with that deal basically dead, it plans to invest nearly $800 million in a battery-electric Fiat 500 in Italy. Get details at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Ford Knowingly Made Millions of Fiestas, Focuses with Faulty Transmissions

Ford Knowingly Made Millions of Fiestas, Focuses with Faulty Transmissions

Ford officials say vehicles are safe.

Ford Motor Co. started selling Focus and Fiesta models with defective transmissions between 2010 and 2011 — and knew it. According to a startling new report, the transmissions have caused 50 injuries and drawn more than 4,300 complaints. Ford officials maintain the vehicles are safe. See the story at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Toyota Reads Market Writing on the Wall, Agrees to Build More SUVs

Toyota Reads Market Writing on the Wall, Agrees to Build More SUVs

New Alabama plant will make utes instead of cars.

Despite making a commitment to ensure it would continue offering new vehicle buyers a passenger car option, even Toyota couldn’t ignore the writing on the wall. The company announced it was changing production at its new Alabama plant from cars to SUVs. Find out more at TheDetroitBureau.com.

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