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Good News/Bad News From Harley-Davidson

Good News/Bad News From Harley-Davidson

Times have been tough for Harley-Davidson. After years of often aggressive growth, demand for its classic American motorcycles has taken a sharp tumble and the Milwaukee-based manufacturer says it will have shutter an assembly plant in Kansas City, Missouri. At the...
German Union Digging in for Tough Auto Negotiations

German Union Digging in for Tough Auto Negotiations

German carmakers and suppliers are in a major battle with IG Metall, the powerful metalworkers union, which is demanding higher wages and shorter hours. The negotiations are turning into the biggest confrontation between labor and management in more than a decade....
Nikola Picks Phoenix for $1B Hydrogen Semi Truck Plant

Nikola Picks Phoenix for $1B Hydrogen Semi Truck Plant

The competition to produce electric semi trucks is getting a little more intense with Nikola’s announcement that it plans to build a $1 billion, 1 million-square-foot facility just outside Phoenix to build its hydrogen fuel cell trucks. The company claims to have...
Hyundai Offers Up First Look of New Santa Fe

Hyundai Offers Up First Look of New Santa Fe

Just a few days after hinting around at what its new 2019 Santa Fe sport-utility vehicle will look like, Hyundai officials offered up a very detailed look by releasing design sketches of the new ute to be unveiled at the New York International Auto Show. The new model...
Ford China CEO Luo Resigns

Ford China CEO Luo Resigns

After a poor year in China last year, Ford Motor Co.’s 2018 isn’t getting off to a better start with the resignation of Jason Luo, chairman and CEO of Ford China. The resignation takes effect immediately. Luo joined Ford just five months ago from Key Safety Systems,...
Cutting Salt From Your Diet? So Are America’s Roads

Cutting Salt From Your Diet? So Are America’s Roads

For decades, states in the Midwest and Northeast have fired up thousands of trucks filled with rock salt and sent them out on the roads to combat snow and ice storms, melting both to make roads safer for commuters. And for decades, vehicle owners dealt with the...
New Vehicle Sales Expected to Drop in January

New Vehicle Sales Expected to Drop in January

For the second consecutive year, the new vehicle retail sales pace in January is expected to drop from year-ago levels, according to forecasts from J.D. Power, LMC Automotive and Edmunds. The total seasonally adjusted annualized rate for January is expected to be 17.1...
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Take Global Sales Lead

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Take Global Sales Lead

The global auto industry has a new king-of-the-hill, the Renault-Nissan Alliance, which got a helping hand with the inclusion of the long-troubled Japanese automaker Mitsubishi. Combined together, the three members of the Franco-Japanese alliance sold 10.61 million...