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First Drive: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250

First Drive: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250

A worthy entry into an increasingly crowded market.

Gone are the days when automakers tried to make their car-based crossovers look like conventionally boxy SUVs — almost. The lone holdout may be the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, which may look a bit “old school,” but is most assuredly among today’s best. See what we liked about it at TheDetroitBureau.com.

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November Auto Sales Slump 5.4% in China
November Auto Sales Slump 5.4% in China

China’s auto sales continue to slump as the world’s largest market saw sales drop for the 17th month in a row. In November, new energy vehicles (NEVs) also fell for the fifth straight month. Find out what’s going on at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Dealers Optimistic Despite Dour Forecasts for Auto Sales in 2020
Dealers Optimistic Despite Dour Forecasts for Auto Sales in 2020

Despite a rise in November sales, U.S. auto dealers are less optimistic about the fourth quarter than they were last year at this time. However, like last year at this time, they are optimistic about the next 90 days, according to the Q4 2019 Cox Automotive Dealer Sentiment Index. Get details at TheDetroitBureau.com.

First Drive: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250
First Drive: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250

Gone are the days when automakers tried to make their car-based crossovers look like conventionally boxy SUVs — almost. The lone holdout may be the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, which may look a bit “old school,” but is most assuredly among today’s best. See what we liked about it at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Mercedes-Benz, Bosch Partner on Autonomous Ride-Hailing Service
Mercedes-Benz, Bosch Partner on Autonomous Ride-Hailing Service

An experimental app-based ride-hailing service apparently has found the way to San Jose. Bosch and Mercedes-Benz are developing an urban automated driving app-based ride-hailing service using automated S-Class vehicles in San Jose. Get details at TheDetroitBureau.com.

GM Loaning Lordstown Buyer $40M to Purchase the Plant
GM Loaning Lordstown Buyer $40M to Purchase the Plant

General Motors’ closure of its Lordstown, Ohio plant met with much criticism, but the company seems to looking to provide a soft landing for the area as the company revealed it’s providing the new owners of the site with a $40 million loan to buy the plant. See the details at TheDetroitBureau.com.

BMW Updates Rolls-Royce, Mini Brands for Upcoming Year
BMW Updates Rolls-Royce, Mini Brands for Upcoming Year

BMW recently provided reporters access to much of its line-up, not just the BMW-named products but also its Rolls-Royce and Mini offerings. The ultra-luxury and sporty brands in the portfolio give drivers plenty to be excited about heading into the new year. See what we thought at TheDetroitBureau.com.

GM Continues Global Retreat as it Sells Off Russian Assembly Operations
GM Continues Global Retreat as it Sells Off Russian Assembly Operations

Long the world’s largest best-selling automaker, General Motors has been on a decadelong retreat, and it’s continuing with the deal to sell off its Togliatti assembly plant, effectively ending its participation in the once-promising Russian automotive market. Find out more at TheDetroitBureau.com.

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BMW Updates Rolls-Royce, Mini Brands for Upcoming Year
BMW Updates Rolls-Royce, Mini Brands for Upcoming Year

BMW recently provided reporters access to much of its line-up, not just the BMW-named products but also its Rolls-Royce and Mini offerings. The ultra-luxury and sporty brands in the portfolio give drivers plenty to be excited about heading into the new year. See what we thought at TheDetroitBureau.com.

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 – as TheDetroitBureau.com did – of the new vehicles from Acura, especially the MDX AWD A Spec, you can’t help but wonder why.

Mustang Mach-E Takes Aim at Tesla Model Y
Mustang Mach-E Takes Aim at Tesla Model Y

Ford’s new Mustang Mach-E offers a mix of styling, performance, range and advanced technology. It’s a potentially risky venture – but one with a significant upside, too. TheDetroitBureau.com takes a first, close look at the battery-electric SUV.

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November Auto Sales Slump 5.4% in China

November Auto Sales Slump 5.4% in China

NEV sales falling by double-digits.

China’s auto sales continue to slump as the world’s largest market saw sales drop for the 17th month in a row. In November, new energy vehicles (NEVs) also fell for the fifth straight month. Find out what’s going on at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Dealers Optimistic Despite Dour Forecasts for Auto Sales in 2020

Dealers Optimistic Despite Dour Forecasts for Auto Sales in 2020

Despite a rise in November sales, U.S. auto dealers are less optimistic about the fourth quarter than they were last year at this time. However, like last year at this time, they are optimistic about the next 90 days, according to the Q4 2019 Cox Automotive Dealer Sentiment Index. Get details at TheDetroitBureau.com.

First Drive: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250

First Drive: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250

A worthy entry into an increasingly crowded market.

Gone are the days when automakers tried to make their car-based crossovers look like conventionally boxy SUVs — almost. The lone holdout may be the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, which may look a bit “old school,” but is most assuredly among today’s best. See what we liked about it at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Mercedes-Benz, Bosch Partner on Autonomous Ride-Hailing Service

Mercedes-Benz, Bosch Partner on Autonomous Ride-Hailing Service

New service available in Silicon Valley.

An experimental app-based ride-hailing service apparently has found the way to San Jose. Bosch and Mercedes-Benz are developing an urban automated driving app-based ride-hailing service using automated S-Class vehicles in San Jose. Get details at TheDetroitBureau.com.

GM Loaning Lordstown Buyer $40M to Purchase the Plant

GM Loaning Lordstown Buyer $40M to Purchase the Plant

Total could reach $50M under certain circumstances.

General Motors’ closure of its Lordstown, Ohio plant met with much criticism, but the company seems to looking to provide a soft landing for the area as the company revealed it’s providing the new owners of the site with a $40 million loan to buy the plant. See the details at TheDetroitBureau.com.

BMW Updates Rolls-Royce, Mini Brands for Upcoming Year

BMW Updates Rolls-Royce, Mini Brands for Upcoming Year

Ultra-luxury and sporty brands offer plenty of excitement.

BMW recently provided reporters access to much of its line-up, not just the BMW-named products but also its Rolls-Royce and Mini offerings. The ultra-luxury and sporty brands in the portfolio give drivers plenty to be excited about heading into the new year. See what we thought at TheDetroitBureau.com.

GM Scrambles to Boost Truck Production, Restock Showrooms After Strike

GM Scrambles to Boost Truck Production, Restock Showrooms After Strike

Key truck plants on max overtime - but there can be risks.

Even though UAW workers are back on the job at GM, their six-week strike continues to create headaches for the automaker — and their customers. Despite being back for a month and running overtime, buyers are finding some truck shortages. Get details at TheDetroitBureau.com.

GM Continues Global Retreat as it Sells Off Russian Assembly Operations

GM Continues Global Retreat as it Sells Off Russian Assembly Operations

Avtovaz buys big Togliatti plant.

Long the world’s largest best-selling automaker, General Motors has been on a decadelong retreat, and it’s continuing with the deal to sell off its Togliatti assembly plant, effectively ending its participation in the once-promising Russian automotive market. Find out more at TheDetroitBureau.com.

FCA Hit With Series of Class-Action Suits Over Bribery Charges

FCA Hit With Series of Class-Action Suits Over Bribery Charges

Automaker calls the suits "meritless."

A half dozen law firms from around the United States have filed class-action lawsuits claiming Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. defrauded shareholders withholding information about FCA’s efforts to bribe officials of the United Auto Workers. Get details at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Costs of Daily Commute Higher Than Expected

Costs of Daily Commute Higher Than Expected

Trekking back and forth to work costs $16 billion annually.

Americans are driving more and more each year and many of those billions of miles traveled come as part of the daily commute to and from work, and new research reveals that comes at a higher price than some might expect: $16 billion annually. Find out how at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Chevy Suburban Gets a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Chevy Suburban Gets a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

First car to get its own star has plenty of famous company.

Hollywood’s Walk of Fame is one of Tinseltown’s favorite tourist attractions, with thousands of stars honoring cinema’s greatest celebrities. Now, the Chevrolet Suburban has become the first car to get this honor, and TheDetroitBureau.com explains why.

Uber Reports 3,000 Sexual Assaults During Rides in 2018

Uber Reports 3,000 Sexual Assaults During Rides in 2018

Annual report designed to improve in-car safety.

Uber revealed more than 3,000 sexual assaults were reported during its 1.3 billion U.S. rides last year, including 235 rapes. The information comes as part of the company’s first U.S. safety report, which reveals statistics involving Uber rides and plans to improve safety. Details at TheDetroitBureau.com.

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