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VW Ends Production, Drops U.S. Version of Golf Hatchback

VW Ends Production, Drops U.S. Version of Golf Hatchback

The last Volkswagen Golf destined for the U.S. market rolled off the automaker’s assembly line in Puebla, Mexico last week and VW says it will mark the end of the run for the familiar hatchback. The announcement does have a caveat: the Golf GTI and Golf R will remain available. But the budget-friendly model is done, reports TheDetroitBureau.com.

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Rivian Raises $2.65 Billion With Latest Investment Round

Rivian Raises $2.65 Billion With Latest Investment Round

Rivian has squirreled away another $2.65 billion in cash with a successful investment round led by T. Rowe Price, one of the company’s key financial backers. Latest round included prominent investor Amazon. Company’s netted $8 billion from investors. Check out the story at TheDetroitBureau.com.

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A Week With: 2020 Kia Niro EX Premium hybrid

A Week With: 2020 Kia Niro EX Premium hybrid

Like other carmakers, Kia is continuing to build up its fleet of electrified vehicles and the hybrid Niro EX Premium underscores the commitment to using battery power. The small ute acts big, offering plenty of interior room for passengers and stuff while remaining plenty nimble to get around town, TheDetroitBureau.com reports in its review.

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After Abandoning the Name, Ford Renews Thunderbird Trademark
After Abandoning the Name, Ford Renews Thunderbird Trademark

Ford has a thing for retro, er, heritage nameplates, as we’ve seen with the revival of the Ranger and Bronco badges. Could the automaker be at it again? It just submitted a trademark renewal for the name Thunderbird. Officially the company says it’s ensuring it keeps the name, some sources suggest something could be in the works, reports TheDetroitBureau.com.

What’s in a Name? Your Vehicle’s Name May be Saying Something You Never Intended
What’s in a Name? Your Vehicle’s Name May be Saying Something You Never Intended

Have you ever wondered why an automaker gave a vehicle a particular name? The name bestowed upon a vehicle can often play a big role in its long-term success. Cracking open the dictionary reveals what your car or truck’s name really means, sometimes with unintended consequences. TheDetroitBureau.com’s got a list for you to check out.

NHTSA Forces Ford to Recall 3 Million Vehicles
NHTSA Forces Ford to Recall 3 Million Vehicles

Federal safety regulators denied a petition by Ford Motor Co., forcing the automaker to recall 3 million vehicles equipped with Takata driver-side airbags that are potentially defective and could rupture and injure the vehicle’s occupants. Get the details at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Daimler Takes Aim at Tesla With Debut of Long-Range EQA Crossover
Daimler Takes Aim at Tesla With Debut of Long-Range EQA Crossover

Mercedes-Benz is rapidly ramping up its push into the electric vehicle market and its latest offering is meant to take direct aim at Tesla. The German automaker introduced the EQA, its new small electric vehicle, designed to compete with Tesla in Europe. No word yet if it’s going to come to the U.S., TheDetroitBureau.com reports.

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Nissan Offering Two Versions of the 2021 Leaf EV
Nissan Offering Two Versions of the 2021 Leaf EV

Nissan has been a pioneer in selling battery electric vehicles and the automaker plans to expand the Leaf line-up for the 2021 model year, the company says. Nissan recently celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the first U.S. delivery of the all-electric Leaf, the vehicle that helped pave the way for EV adoption around the globe, reports TheDetroitBureau.com.

Should You Buy an NVP Warranty?
Should You Buy an NVP Warranty?

NVP Warranty offers six protection plans, but it has only been in business for a few years. Click to find out if the company is a good choice for extended coverage.

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A Week With: 2021 Toyota Sienna Limited AWD
A Week With: 2021 Toyota Sienna Limited AWD

Minivans have gotten a bad reputation in recent years, only exacerbated by the current presence of buyers for SUVs and crossovers. And while one can argue a crossover is nothing more than a less functional minivan, it takes something like the 2021 Toyota Sienna to make that case most effectively. Check out our review at TheDetroitBureau.com.

A Week With: 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4
A Week With: 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4

Pickup trucks are “it” right now and the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4, powered by the Duramax diesel engine, must rank among the most attractive full-size pickup trucks available on the market today. After spending a week with the new Sierra 1500, we can say we’d agree with that assessment. Read the review at TheDetroitBureau.com.

A Week With: 2021 Nissan Armada Platinum
A Week With: 2021 Nissan Armada Platinum

The phrase, “now more attractive” may not set hearts a flutter, but it’s the picture-perfect headline when speaking of the facelifted 2021 Nissan Armada. However, it’s not necessarily the right recipe to displace the large SUV offerings from Detroit atop the sales rankings. To see what we think of the new Armada, go to TheDetroitBureau.com.

A Week With: 2021 Chevrolet Camaro RS Convertible
A Week With: 2021 Chevrolet Camaro RS Convertible

The Chevrolet Camaro doesn’t see too many changes for the 2021 model year. The lack of upgrades, combined with a few other issues, has led to speculation about the muscle car’s future. However, until those details are revealed, we can say the Camaro RS convertible is big fun. Check out the review at TheDetroitBureau.com.

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After Abandoning the Name, Ford Renews Thunderbird Trademark

After Abandoning the Name, Ford Renews Thunderbird Trademark

Ford has a thing for retro, er, heritage nameplates, as we’ve seen with the revival of the Ranger and Bronco badges. Could the automaker be at it again? It just submitted a trademark renewal for the name Thunderbird. Officially the company says it’s ensuring it keeps the name, some sources suggest something could be in the works, reports TheDetroitBureau.com.

What’s in a Name? Your Vehicle’s Name May be Saying Something You Never Intended

What’s in a Name? Your Vehicle’s Name May be Saying Something You Never Intended

Have you ever wondered why an automaker gave a vehicle a particular name? The name bestowed upon a vehicle can often play a big role in its long-term success. Cracking open the dictionary reveals what your car or truck’s name really means, sometimes with unintended consequences. TheDetroitBureau.com’s got a list for you to check out.

NHTSA Forces Ford to Recall 3 Million Vehicles

NHTSA Forces Ford to Recall 3 Million Vehicles

Federal safety regulators denied a petition by Ford Motor Co., forcing the automaker to recall 3 million vehicles equipped with Takata driver-side airbags that are potentially defective and could rupture and injure the vehicle’s occupants. Get the details at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Daimler Takes Aim at Tesla With Debut of Long-Range EQA Crossover

Daimler Takes Aim at Tesla With Debut of Long-Range EQA Crossover

Mercedes-Benz is rapidly ramping up its push into the electric vehicle market and its latest offering is meant to take direct aim at Tesla. The German automaker introduced the EQA, its new small electric vehicle, designed to compete with Tesla in Europe. No word yet if it’s going to come to the U.S., TheDetroitBureau.com reports.

Rivian Raises $2.65 Billion With Latest Investment Round

Rivian Raises $2.65 Billion With Latest Investment Round

Rivian has squirreled away another $2.65 billion in cash with a successful investment round led by T. Rowe Price, one of the company’s key financial backers. Latest round included prominent investor Amazon. Company’s netted $8 billion from investors. Check out the story at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Unifor, Stellantis in Talks to Resolve Dispute at Windsor Plant

Unifor, Stellantis in Talks to Resolve Dispute at Windsor Plant

Workers walking a picket line spurred by labor dispute that threatened to close the Stellantis assembly plant in Windsor, Ontario are back on the job – for now – as negotiators take a stab at resolving a contractor issue. The plant was nearly shutdown due to the picketers. Find out more at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Chevy Partnering with Disney to Reveal New Bolt EUV, Refreshed Bolt EV

Chevy Partnering with Disney to Reveal New Bolt EUV, Refreshed Bolt EV

Chevrolet will get help from Mickey Mouse and friends next month when the bowtie brand finally pulls the wraps off the all-new Bolt EUV, as well as the refreshed version of the Bolt EV at Walt Disney World in Florida. Find out what’s coming at TheDetroitBureau.com.

A Week With: 2020 Kia Niro EX Premium hybrid

A Week With: 2020 Kia Niro EX Premium hybrid

Like other carmakers, Kia is continuing to build up its fleet of electrified vehicles and the hybrid Niro EX Premium underscores the commitment to using battery power. The small ute acts big, offering plenty of interior room for passengers and stuff while remaining plenty nimble to get around town, TheDetroitBureau.com reports in its review.

Jeep Becomes Rare American Brand to Connect with Japanese Buyers

Jeep Becomes Rare American Brand to Connect with Japanese Buyers

If anything underscores Jeep’s role as the star marque in the newly formed Stellantis universe, it’s the way the off-road brand has been performing in Japan. While competitors have struggled mightily there, many giving up and pull out, Jeep’s seen a steady string of annual sales increases and hopes to

GM, Cruise Teaming With Microsoft to Speed Development

GM, Cruise Teaming With Microsoft to Speed Development

General Motors and its autonomous vehicle subsidiary Cruise are moving into the cloud, specifically the Microsoft cloud, as all three have entered into an agreement designed to accelerate the commercialization of self-driving vehicles. Find out how it will work at TheDetroitBureau.com.

Texas Tops 2021 List of Best States to Drive in U.S.

Texas Tops 2021 List of Best States to Drive in U.S.

Time is money and Americans blew through $88 billion last year while spending an average of 99 hours sitting in traffic. However, if you’re going to drive in the U.S., a new report from personal finance website WalletHub, says Texas is the top state while No. 50 is also the 50th state: Hawaii. Get details at TheDetroitBureau.com.

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