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Toyota Offers Bright Outlook for 2020

Toyota Offers Bright Outlook for 2020

The auto industry in the United States could chalk up another year of 17 million sales this year, Bob Carter, Toyota Motor North America vice president of sales said during an appearance in Detroit. Carter noted during remarks at holiday reception that Toyota was...
First Drive: 2020 Acura MDX AWD A-Spec

First Drive: 2020 Acura MDX AWD A-Spec

The conversation around luxury vehicles has been dominated by German makes for what seems like forever. But if you take the time to drive one of the new vehicles from Acura, Honda’s upscale marque, you can’t help but wonder why. For example, at first glance, the 2020...
Former VP Ashton Pleads Guilty to UAW-GM Corruption

Former VP Ashton Pleads Guilty to UAW-GM Corruption

Former United Auto Workers Vice President Joe Ashton, who once served on General Motors’ board of directors, faces up to 37 months in prison and a $250,000 fine after pleading guilty Wednesday to federal criminal charges. Federal prosecutors charged Ashton with money...
GM Set to Expand Production of Diesel Engines

GM Set to Expand Production of Diesel Engines

General Motors and partner Isuzu plan to spend $175 million and create 100 new manufacturing jobs at a new joint-venture plant in Brookville, Ohio, to build components for DMAX diesel engines that in demand in GM’s new 2020 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. GM said...
U.S. New Vehicle Sales Rise in November

U.S. New Vehicle Sales Rise in November

This story contains updated results from later in the day. Consumers seem to have figured out automakers are prepared to offer their best deals during the industry’s year-end marketing push, which now begins before the Thanksgiving holidays as manufacturers reporting...
BMW Launches BEV Production at German Plant

BMW Launches BEV Production at German Plant

BMW Group is making a big investment to build a battery-electric vehicle in one of its flagship assembly plants in Southern Germany that produces some of its most expensive models. The German automaker said it plans to spend around 400 million euros, nearly $445...
Daimler Plans Major Job Cuts to Offset Coming Expenses

Daimler Plans Major Job Cuts to Offset Coming Expenses

Daimler AG, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, plans to eliminate 10,000 jobs during the next three years as the company restructures to prepare for an electric future and a smaller earnings. The cuts and the restructuring have taken on new urgency as Daimler has been...
FCA Reaches Peaceful Settlement with UAW

FCA Reaches Peaceful Settlement with UAW

The United Auto Workers has reached a tentative agreement on a new labor pact with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., completing what has been a difficult round of negotiations that took nearly five months to complete amid a scandal that claimed more than a dozen UAW...
Former UAW President Jones Resigns Union Membership

Former UAW President Jones Resigns Union Membership

Gary Jones, former United Auto Workers president, has given up his membership in the UAW, avoiding an internal union trial on embezzlement that could have stripped him of his union membership. The UAW announced that Jones has sent the resignation of his membership in...
Post-Thanksgiving Weekend Key to November Sales Results

Post-Thanksgiving Weekend Key to November Sales Results

The final total of new vehicle sales in November could depend on what happens on the days after Thanksgiving. “Black Friday is one of the biggest sales days in retail, and automotive retail is no different,” said Eric Lyman, Chief Industry Analyst for ALG, a...
UAW, FCA Have Little to Say About State of Negotiations

UAW, FCA Have Little to Say About State of Negotiations

Negotiators from the United Auto Workers and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. are continuing to wrestle with multiple issues as they try to put the final touches on a new labor contract even as they extend the old one to clear the way for FCA employees to enjoy the...
Resignations Create Openings on UAW Executive Board

Resignations Create Openings on UAW Executive Board

The scandal that engulfed the UAW has now created new openings on the union’s executive board. The UAW announced Sunday that Vance Pearson has resigned as Director of UAW Region 5, effective immediately, and is retiring.  He is also resigning his UAW membership,...