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Hyundai Confirms Santa Cruz; Will Build 1st Pickup in Alabama

Hyundai Confirms Santa Cruz; Will Build 1st Pickup in Alabama

New truck will target used car buyers, much as affordable compact pickups did with Baby Boomers.

After an unexpectedly long wait, Hyundai says it will build the Santa Cruz pickup – the concept hit of the 2015 Detroit Auto Show – at its Alabama assembly plant. It hopes to recreate the success small trucks had with Baby Boomers 40 years ago, reports TheDetroitBureau.com.

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With China Trade Deal Again Delayed, Trump Expected to Hold Off on New Japan, EU Auto Tariffs

With China Trade Deal Again Delayed, Trump Expected to Hold Off on New Japan, EU Auto Tariffs

Administration is looking at investments foreign automakers are making in U.S. production.

The Trump administration has delayed a decision to impose new sanctions on European and Japanese autos and auto parts this week. The reason for the delay is unclear; however, the administration is asking foreign automakers to tally up their U.S. investment totals. Find out more at TheDetroitBureau.com.

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The Netherlands Lowers Speed Limit to Cut Nitrogen Emissions
The Netherlands Lowers Speed Limit to Cut Nitrogen Emissions

As the U.S. continues to look for places where it can raise the speed limit, thanks to faster and more fuel efficient vehicles, the Netherlands just announced it will cap the country’s speed at 100 kmh, or 62 mph. In a move reminiscent of the United States’ shift to...

McLaren Unleashes 804-Horsepower Elva
McLaren Unleashes 804-Horsepower Elva

McLaren’s newest creation, the Elva, puts out 804 horsepower, a track-only option and several other choices for $1.69 million. However, there is one thing you cannot get — a roof. Get a look at the newest beast from Britain, inspired by McLaren’s racing pedigree, at TheDetroitBureau.com.

New Vehicle Buyers Still Older Demographic, Study Shows
New Vehicle Buyers Still Older Demographic, Study Shows

One of the hot topics in the automobile business for nearly a decade has centered on when younger buyers will start buying new cars. However, new research reveals that more than half of all new vehicles in the U.S. are now purchased by people 55 years old and older. Details at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Nissan Q2 Operating Profit Falls More Than 70 Percent
Nissan Q2 Operating Profit Falls More Than 70 Percent

Nissan’s tough financial times continued, the second-largest Japanese automaker reporting a 70% drop in operating profit during the second quarter Tuesday. The company also cut its full-year projections citing slower sales in top markets and a strong yen. Get details at TheDetroitBureau.com.

2020 Green Car, SUV of the Year Finalists Announced
2020 Green Car, SUV of the Year Finalists Announced

Each year automakers introduce a slew of new vehicles, many of which are considered “green” or environmentally friendly, and each year Ron Cogan’s Green Car Journal honors two of those as the Green Car and Green SUV of the Year. This year’s finalists are out on display at TheDetroitBureau.com.

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First Drive: 2019 BMW X5 xDrive40i
First Drive: 2019 BMW X5 xDrive40i

Utility vehicles, both crossovers and traditional SUVs, have taken over the American Road, but many are lacking the style and performance of other types of vehicles. However, that’s not a problem for the 2019 BMW X4 xDrive40i. Check out our driving impressions at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Kia Futuron: An EV Design the Jetsons Would Love
Kia Futuron: An EV Design the Jetsons Would Love

The Futuron has been designed “in the best traditions of UFO and flying saucer design,” suggests Kia, but the new concept car uses a lithium-ion battery pack to power four individual motors. More than a flight of fancy, Futuron hints at EVs to come from the Korean carmaker, reports TheDetroitBureau.com.

Infiniti Teases Coupe-Like QX55 Crossover
Infiniti Teases Coupe-Like QX55 Crossover

Infiniti is set to become the latest entrant into the luxury coupe-SUV segment, teasing the new QX55 expected to reach market early next year. More from TheDetroitBureau.com.

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The Netherlands Lowers Speed Limit to Cut Nitrogen Emissions

The Netherlands Lowers Speed Limit to Cut Nitrogen Emissions

As the U.S. continues to look for places where it can raise the speed limit, thanks to faster and more fuel efficient vehicles, the Netherlands just announced it will cap the country’s speed at 100 kmh, or 62 mph. In a move reminiscent of the United States’ shift to...

McLaren Unleashes 804-Horsepower Elva

McLaren Unleashes 804-Horsepower Elva

You’ll want to park it when it rains.

McLaren’s newest creation, the Elva, puts out 804 horsepower, a track-only option and several other choices for $1.69 million. However, there is one thing you cannot get — a roof. Get a look at the newest beast from Britain, inspired by McLaren’s racing pedigree, at TheDetroitBureau.com.

With China Trade Deal Again Delayed, Trump Expected to Hold Off on New Japan, EU Auto Tariffs

With China Trade Deal Again Delayed, Trump Expected to Hold Off on New Japan, EU Auto Tariffs

Administration is looking at investments foreign automakers are making in U.S. production.

The Trump administration has delayed a decision to impose new sanctions on European and Japanese autos and auto parts this week. The reason for the delay is unclear; however, the administration is asking foreign automakers to tally up their U.S. investment totals. Find out more at TheDetroitBureau.com.

New Vehicle Buyers Still Older Demographic, Study Shows

New Vehicle Buyers Still Older Demographic, Study Shows

Younger buyers still expected to be largest group soon.

One of the hot topics in the automobile business for nearly a decade has centered on when younger buyers will start buying new cars. However, new research reveals that more than half of all new vehicles in the U.S. are now purchased by people 55 years old and older. Details at TheDetroitBureau.com.

In Bid for Survival, Fiat Bringing New 500X Sport Model to U.S.

In Bid for Survival, Fiat Bringing New 500X Sport Model to U.S.

Crossover one of several models coming to L.A. Auto Show.

Can Fiat survive in the U.S. market? With the little 500 going away, the Italian brand’s viability will depend on larger crossovers like the 2020 Fiat 500X Sport coming to the LA Auto Show, reports TheDetroitBureau.com.

CEO Musk Says Tesla to Build New Gigafactory Near Berlin

CEO Musk Says Tesla to Build New Gigafactory Near Berlin

New plant will likely handle European Model 3 production.

Tesla will build its new production facility, Gigafactory 4, near Berlin, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said Tuesday. Get more information about the newest plant for the EV maker at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Nissan Q2 Operating Profit Falls More Than 70 Percent

Nissan Q2 Operating Profit Falls More Than 70 Percent

Nissan’s tough financial times continued, the second-largest Japanese automaker reporting a 70% drop in operating profit during the second quarter Tuesday. The company also cut its full-year projections citing slower sales in top markets and a strong yen. Get details at TheDetroitBureau.com.

2020 Green Car, SUV of the Year Finalists Announced

2020 Green Car, SUV of the Year Finalists Announced

Winners revealed during the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Each year automakers introduce a slew of new vehicles, many of which are considered “green” or environmentally friendly, and each year Ron Cogan’s Green Car Journal honors two of those as the Green Car and Green SUV of the Year. This year’s finalists are out on display at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Kia’s Korean K5 Previews U.S. Market’s 2021 Optima Sedan

Kia’s Korean K5 Previews U.S. Market’s 2021 Optima Sedan

Longer, wider, but a wee bit lower.

You might be tempted to ignore the new Kia K5 about to debut in Korea, but the sporty midsize sedan is going to reappear as the 2021 Kia Optima in the U.S. market, and TheDetroitBureau.com checks it out.

Toyota Defies the Downturn

Toyota Defies the Downturn

Sales, earnings, stock price remain strong as competitors fall.

It’s been a tough year for the auto industry. Many manufacturers are watching their bottom lines, but a handful of companies that have defied the downturn, posting stronger global sales and earnings, however. And few stand out more than Toyota. Find out how at TheDetroitBureau.com.

PSA-FCA Plan to Retain All Brands After Merger

PSA-FCA Plan to Retain All Brands After Merger

Tavares says each has a history and strength.

PSA CEO Carlos Tavares said if the merger of PSA and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is completed as expected, there are no plans to eliminate any brands that now belong to the two companies. Find out what is on the agenda at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Ford, UAW Revise Tentative Deal Giving Some Workers More Money

Ford, UAW Revise Tentative Deal Giving Some Workers More Money

Move could cost automaker $15 million during deal.

Some 10,000 UAW workers voting on a tentative contract with Ford Motor Co. will get a bigger raise than expected if the deal is approved. Voting is scheduled to end Nov. 15. The two sides revised a section of the deal that could cost the automaker an additional $15 million. Get details at TheDetroitBureau.com.

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